Archive for November, 2013

Five Secret Tips for Sending Christmas Cards to Clients or Associates

When that time of year rolls around, and you see all the holiday gift catalogs hitting your desk or emails hitting your in box, you know its time to plan and send out greeting cards to your customers.  While some people are now advising companies not to send Christmas cards because there is too much going on and their message gets lost in the shuffle, that is the wrong way to think.  However, there are some innovative tips that will help you build better relationships when you send holiday cars out this year.

What are they?

Personalize the card!

Custom Holiday Cards

Custom Holiday Cards

Even if you get custom cards printed, you still need to write a brief message if you know something about that customer, even if it is only a couple sentences, and you NEED to SIGN the card.  Printed Business Names do not cut it!  Now, you can use printed signatures, and you can have your business information below your signature, but the card needs to be personalizes to have maximum effect.  This might sound time consuming, but at the end of this brief article, I am going to show you how  to do this very easily, right from your computer, and achieve a lot more results from your cards than every before!

DO NOT SELL

You are not sending a card to sell your customers.  You are sending the Christmas greeting card to build relationship and let them know they matter to you.  This is important.  Yes, it is okay to have your business information, subtly in the card, but do not sell them.  You can also have a discount offer or offer them a free gift if they drop in your location or call between a certain time frame.  However it needs to be legit and sincere, not a ploy.

Consider TWO Holiday Greeting Cards

Yes, consider sending two cards this season.  Send one that will get there in time for Christmas, and then send another card either for thanks giving, a giving thanks card, thanking them for being your customer, or a New Years Card, wishing them a prosperous new year. Be sure to include your contact information below your personalize signature.

Consider Sending a Gift

Depending on how large your list is, consider sending a nice gift to your customers or associates.  If your list is so large that it is not

Send a Gift!

Send a Gift!

feasible to so this financially, then choose your top three, five, or ten customers or associates, and send them a gift along with your card.  This is also easy to do online, and ads a special touch that will make sure you are noticed and build your relationship with the recipient.

Send a Photo Card

If you have a business where your clients or associates often come in contact with you or many of your staff, then consider taking a group picture of your employees, and possibly their families, and use this as a custom card to  your customers.  Have all the employees sign the card if possible, and perhaps have them write a little greeting.  This is not hard, have them all sign a piece of card stock paper, then scan it to turn it into a graphic, and have it printed in your cards so that they don’t have to sign all the cards individually if there are a large amount of Christmas cards to be sent out.

Okay, above you have five great tips on how to get the most out of the Christmas Cards your customers.  Now, how do you make it easier, especially if you have hundreds of cards to send?

First, check out this article on how to make you Business Christmas Card list.  Then, go to http://greetingcardlady.com and  send a custom card to someone, anyone, right now!  It will only take about 3 minutes.  Once you see how easy it is to create a card and send it, then you can talk to your account manager, or just sign up, create your card, and then upload your contact list and click send.  You can send 10 or 1,000 cards all at one time!   These are real cards that will be printed, stuffed, stamped, addressed, and mailed.

This system will allow you to ad custom photos, or use a stock holiday card.   It will also allow you to insert your personal signature, and if you wish to customize the message to the recipient.  If you have hundreds of holiday cards to send, then you can simply type in a message that will look like your handwriting, and the system will then use your contact list to merge the fields and send the cards out personalized to each recipient, but all in one click for you!

Finally, if you have some clients, partners, or associates that you would like to send a nice gift too, you can also attach anything from nice watches to gourmet goodies to your card, and have it send in  a nice gift box right to your customers address!

Take the stress out of sending cards today.  Click here.


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Stress Free Christmas Cards

It is that crazy time of year again! The leaves have changed in the cooler climates and the temperatures have dropped a bit in the warm climates. Some places are even getting a jump start on winter snow. Yes, Christmas and the crazy holiday season is here!

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Send Custom Christmas Cards Online

Along with all the shopping, parties, family visits, and travels, there is one task that MUST be done – getting your Christmas cards in the mail! Some people dread doing this, others look forward to reconnecting with old friends and family, or even writing family newsletters to let people know what they have been up to. It is also a time of family pictures that are often turned into Holiday Greeting Cards and Christmas Cards.

As much as many people dread sending cards, others love it, and recipients love receiving them. In an internet age of e cards and email greetings, people still like the special, personal touch of receiving a physical card in the mail for the holidays.

You can go to the store and buy a box of cards, and sit down and write each one out, address it, stamp it, and mail it, or you can also use Send Out Cards, to easily create a custom Christmas card, or use one of their hundreds of stock cards, type or personal greeting, even add pictures if you like, and then simply type in the address, and click send. Send Out Cards will then print, stuff, address, stamp, and send your card to all your recipients in a click of a mouse!mouse

It really is that easy, and they are awesome, high quality cards. If you are sending the same message to everyone, you can send even faster! Click here to send a card for free and see just how easy it really is!

You can also send gourmet gifts and high end gifts with your cards making the Christmas season a breeze, and taking the stress out of shopping and sending Christmas Greeting Cards so that you have time to enjoy the holiday season. Don’t wait, click now and see just how easy it is to customize and send Christmas greeting cards today, and you will never go back to the long drawn out process of handwriting and addressing each individual greeting card!


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How to Build Your Holiday Marketing List

Should You Send Holiday Cards to Customers?

When Autumn starts and the holiday season rolls around, it can be one of the craziest times for a business.  Depending on your business, it may be one of your busiest times of year if you are in hospitality, retail, or other industries that boom when Christmas season starts.  It can also be a slow time of year if you are in and industry like construction, insurance, financial services and any other industries that typically have a slow down during the holidays.  While  it can be crazy between work and personal obligations, the holiday season is also a huge opportunity for any business to start building better relationships with customers, gaining more referrals, and preparing for bigger profits in the new year.

Custom Greeting Cards OnlineOne of the best ways to connect with your customers, past  and present, is to send out holiday greeting cards.  While some “experts” say it is a waste of time to send cards and gifts during the crazy Christmas season, they are very short sighted.  People appreciate them, and they open them.  Not only that but you can also send Thanksgiving and New Year’s cards in addition to a Christmas card, where you will not be competing with so much “clutter”.  However, don’t not send cards just because  a few people say it is not worth it.  In most cases, consumers only receive two to four greeting cards a year from businesses.  Trust me, you need to be one of those that they read, and trust me that a couple of greeting cards from other companies is not “clutter” or ignored!

So how do you go about choosing who and what to send this holiday season?  Here are a few tips on building your marketing list for sending Christmas greeting cards and Christmas gifts to your customers.

  1. Determine your budget for sending cards and gifts this holiday season.
  2. Compile a list of all the people you want to send a card too.  This should be personal, business, partners, associates, etc.  If you can compile this list in a spreadsheet it will be a tremendous help!
  3. Next, segment out all your personal contacts from customers and business associates.
  4. If you are in an industry where you hundreds of customers to send too, but do not have the budget for all of them, then start with the most recent  customers and work your way back. Also, make sure your most valuable paying customers get a card as well.
  5. If you are in an industry that has high dollar products or services like vehicles, law services, etc, you may want to consider sending a gift card to a local restaurant or event in the card.  Not only does this help local small businesses, but it makes you stand out from the crowd, and in the future that small business that you used to give out their gift cards, will send you referrals themselves as a thank you.
  6. Consider sending a different message to customers who are more recent, under a year, than those who are older customers you are trying to get back in connection with.

Once you have made your list, the easiest thing to do is use an online greeting card company like Send Out Cards, where you can upload your contacts, upload a custom signature and font, and then choose a stock Christmas card or create a custom one, enter your message, and then click send.   This will allow you to send one or a thousand, basically any number of cards with one click.  The system will simply merge in the details of the customers from your list, and the cards will be printed, include your signature, stamped, stuffed, and sent.  Very easy, and in only a few minutes.

Holiday Greeting Cards

You can also use the same service to send gifts with your card, whether they are for personal or business contacts.  You can send anything from gourmet cookies to expensive watches.  The service is awesome and simple.  You can also use it ongoing for marketing, as your database will already be created.

Any business owner, secretary, or sales person who is looking to build better relationships with their current and past clients, generate more referrals and sales, and want to do it easily but still with a personal touch, Send Out Cards is they way to go.  You can click here and see quickly how easy it is to create a card and send it right now.  Don’t wait, go create a card now, and then get all of your holiday greeting cards customized and in the mail in a matter of minutes!


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Increasing Traffic and Leads Through Blogging

I have written a couple articles about how a blog can be your first website or web presences in order to help you get a quick jump start with your business.  I also want to discuss how blogging on a consistent basis help you build targeted traffic for your business or lead site and help you grow your business and build relationships with prospects and current customers.

Ok, so more on how to actually blog! 

As you probably know or have “heard” blogs are  proven to be very effective  for building a network marketing business or any business for that matter. The key to generating mlm blog traffic is to post useful, targeted, and engaging content frequently by submitting your blog to directories, search engines and social bookmarking sites. So lets discusses how to generate ongoing mlm blog traffic.

 

Blogs are excellent for online network marketing.. In network marketing, the key to success is to build and maintain relationships with people who you can help.. The informal nature of blogs makes them easy to read and so the response is also more than what is generated by a normal website. It also takes the pressure off of you to be a Pulitzer Prize winning author!  All you need to do is speak/write about  topics of interest to you and your target audience.

Blogs are easy to produce and their heavy content makes them perfect for getting business. Also, adding new content to a blog is very easy. Network marketers need to communicate with customers and prospects on a regular basis and reviewing and adding new material to a website in the traditional sense is often difficult and time-consuming.

Blogging remedies this issue and has appeal to many people due to their simplicity and dynamic nature. Building relationships with prospects and customers and informing them about tools, solutions and products can be done easily through postings on a blog. It is a great way to educate and motivate existing team members.

The subject of your MLM blog can be anything that will benefit and educate network marketers and business opportunity seekers. Your blog can also be targeted to get new customers  or prospects by talking about important issues they may have, and then providing a solution.

Blogs work two ways, because of the fresh, desired content, over time your search rankings will increase bringing more traffic. The second way, is that when people do reach your site or blog, they will get to know “you” and they will see you as an expert and contributor to helping them solve their problems.

There are may ways to tun your blog, so mix it up. If you do not want to post articles or run out of business or product related content,  you can  post about personal likes, hobbies, etc, and even talk about your own unique experiences of the product or program that you are promoting, on an ongoing basis. You could also write your own unique review of the program, mentioning both the major benefits and features of the program, and any slight faults inherent in the program for added credibility readers will appreciate your honesty as most so-called reviews are nothing more than hyped-up sales pitches. This will give your blog more credibility, which is an excellent way to increase mlm blog traffic.

There are literally a ton of options!

You can even have guest writers or hire ghost writers if you need even more content, or your readers are interested in content you do not have an expertise.  Remember, every piece of content you post, is helping you in search engines, build credibility, and build relationships.  One last note, to get the best results for search rankings and traffic, have a purpose for your blog.  Plan out your posts and articles.  Be sure to use keywords in them that people you want to attract will be searching on.  Also, post your content to other social media sites and link back to your blog.

If your blog is on a separate site from your main site, be sure to point to your main lead generation or product site, from your blog posts.

Have fun with it, and take action!


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The Future

What does the future mean to you? Are you financially free? Are you secure? Do you have a plan for a better life?

With all going on in today’s world, these are questions to ask yourself. Think about this and what the future holds for you.

Here’s a great video with some ideas to help you survive. Click here to watch!


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