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How do your clients find you?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by Greg, Oct 7, 2008.


How do your clients find you?

  1. Word of Mouth/Referrals

    0 vote(s)
  2. Local/Regional Advertisement

    19 vote(s)
  3. National Advertisement

    1 vote(s)
  4. Search Engines (SEO)

    0 vote(s)
  5. Online Marketing (AdWords, CPC, etc.)

    3 vote(s)
  6. Other (please specify in a reply)

    1 vote(s)
  1. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Just a quick poll to see what advertising and marketing methods everyone is using, would be great to hear how effective you find your various methods, and what works best for you?

  2. idoblogs

    idoblogs Junior Member

    For me, word of mouth, locally speaking. Less than 10% of my traffic is local, but 90% of my work is local, so getting to know someone face-to-face is huge. I think sponsoring local community-oriented charitable events, advertising in the local paper, etc. makes a big difference.
  3. sabian1982

    sabian1982 Member

    I went for 'other' i get clients from a bit of everything- referrals, word of mouth as well as nationwide and localised seo.
  4. peekaboo

    peekaboo Senior Member

    We purely get work from word of mouth/referrals.

    In fact we have not once spent a single penny on advertising, and now because we have grown so much without the need to do so, have a strange want to not to ever spend out on it!

  5. sabian1982

    sabian1982 Member

    Based on the quality of your work, thats hardly suprising! Lovin' the Earthlets work!:up:
  6. peekaboo

    peekaboo Senior Member

    Thanks mate, its taken us long enough to get here, although actually we really need to update our site, most likely an xmas job lol

  7. red tiger

    red tiger Member

    Word of mouth and referrals all the way, we've only gone into proactive marketing lately to boost our sales.
  8. dot design

    dot design Member

    I'd second that Bret, some great work. I used to live on the isle of wight many years ago not a million miles away from St Catherines School either!
  9. peekaboo

    peekaboo Senior Member

    Did you? How long ago? This is a rare lol.

    What made you move?

  10. Word of mouth is the best refferal. But also having a site that ranks high on Google is good. I get a lot of public relations photography work because of it - mainly from companies outside Merseyside looking for a straight forward job and don't want to pay travel expenses to their usual photographer.
  11. craigfarrall

    craigfarrall Member

    Word of mouth for me.
  12. anthonywoods

    anthonywoods Junior Member

    Obviously word of mouth, referal and advertisement plays a big part in obtaining clients but I have recently been gathering alot of clients through the means of Social Networking. People underestimate the power of social networking and the valuable contacts you can gain from it. For example, Twitter can gain you very useful contacts that later can become potential clients. Flickr as another example, put your work on flickr and gain contacts and from there build up your contacts and you will start to see potential clients. There is a thousand ways of social networking and if you find the right solution it can prove to pull in over half your clients than what you would get from word of mouth and advertisement.
  13. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    Word of mouth is a huge part of it, but I find that a lot of my website visits come from posts on forums as such.

    Ive also done some internet searching before in my local area - i.e. looking at local business' websites and offering them a redesign if i feel they need it.
  14. Geoff Ellis

    Geoff Ellis Junior Member

    Has anyone here ever ran a press advertisement that led to work?
    I did it once, total waste of money - just one enquiry - that never converted.
    Maybe it was my ad.

    The best clients come from word of mouth and Google. I do receive a lot of enquires from site referrals. You know, putting 'website by Artworking' at the bottom of your websites but they are so difficult to convert in to clients.
  15. Eagle

    Eagle Member

    Business Forums

  16. brandmantra

    brandmantra Junior Member

    SEO is the great resource to get client from worldwide.
  17. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Is this how you get your clients brandmantra? This thread is all about how your clients find you... :)

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