Most businesses are getting robbed blind with overpriced and ineffective marketing. Primarily because they don’t know any better.
Chances are that you have never read a marketing book in your entire life. Chances are that you didn’t go to school for marketing. Chances are that you are a frustrated business owner looking for legitimate and reasonable help with your marketing.
Well, you came to the right place because today you’re going to learn how to avoid getting ripped off by local marketing agencies.
Tip #1: Do Your Research
The internet is an amazing tool that allows anyone to research anyone else in a matter of seconds. You would be surprised how many businesses respond to solicitation without proper due diligence. Don’t be one of them. It’s as simple as a search on Google, Facebook, LinkedIN, or YouTube.
You want to work with people and businesses that have a track record and a background. Look for agencies that post educational content and interact with their peers in the industry. It’s okay to work with someone new, just feel them out. Use your instincts.
Tip #2: Beware of amazing promises
Everything takes time. Very rarely will a marketing agency be able to get you results in 24 hours or less. It happens. But it is rare. A more conservative estimate is 7-10 days. If a company can show you real results within that timeframe for a nominal fee, then you are working with professionals who are looking to build a long-term relationship with you and your business.
Tip #3: Get educated
Reading blogs like this one and others is a great pathway to get yourself educated about digital marketing before you hire a consultant. But it’s impossible to learn everything you need to know by simply reading blogs and watching videos. Eventually, you will need to get some experience by either working on some of this stuff yourself or hiring someone to help you.
If you’re ready to start getting a consistent flow of customer, clients, or patients into your business, schedule a call with us today.
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