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Forum: Local Marketing 14th February 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,130
Posted By voyska
Local Coupons

Where do brick and mortar businesses promote their free coupons? I see Yellow Pages, Yelp, Craigslist have merchants providing coupons. Is it working? Do people really search these sites for local...
Forum: Local Marketing 20th December 2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,092
Posted By voyska
Promote Special Offers

If you can beat a competitors price then promote it. If you can offer a small savings it increases sales. Everyone want's the best deal. Promoting deals online is hot business. In doing so, you're...
Forum: Print Advertising 3rd July 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,344
Posted By voyska
No it's great. I just wan't to be detailed so...

No it's great. I just wan't to be detailed so others can comment.

The whole QR code idea is just an add to our service. It's a way to help cut offline marketing costs. At the end of the day...
Forum: Print Advertising 3rd July 2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,344
Posted By voyska
Yes. We distribute direct mail magazines and...

Yes. We distribute direct mail magazines and flyers and our business users can print and also distribute custom free flyers, handouts, promo biz cards with a QR code that direct customers to their...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 20th June 2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,877
Posted By voyska
I heard a story today talking to one of my...

I heard a story today talking to one of my customers. My customer knew a lady that started a gag gift website. Couldn't remember the name, but the site sold for 2 million after a few years, she said....
Forum: Print Advertising 19th June 2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,344
Posted By voyska
Alright version 2 for the only one that cares......

Alright version 2 for the only one that cares... jk. Feedback please.

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Forum: Local Marketing 19th June 2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,347
Posted By voyska
Thanks for all the feedback and comments! I...

Thanks for all the feedback and comments! I adjusted my service based off what we covered here.

I am excited to say... I closed 4 of the 10 businesses I visited today and 2 are scheduled for a...
Forum: Print Advertising 18th June 2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,344
Posted By voyska
Thanks! I will work on cleaning it up.

Thanks! I will work on cleaning it up.
Forum: Insurance 18th June 2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 23,988
Posted By voyska
You can't go wrong with Hiscox online insurance....

You can't go wrong with Hiscox online insurance. Check them out, do an online quote. http://www.hiscoxusa.com/
Forum: Print Advertising 18th June 2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,344
Posted By voyska
As A Marketer, Business Owner, Consumer. Could This Work?

https://citeads.com/sites/all/themes/touch/images/about/citeads-about-600.png

I have been working on this local marketing service for some time now. It would be great to get some feedback....
Forum: Local Marketing 17th June 2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,347
Posted By voyska
Yes, it's very common. We get this every day from...

Yes, it's very common. We get this every day from small business owners.

A few months went by, it didn't make sales, we understand we need to use online tools, being active and marketing online as...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 13th June 2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,902
Posted By voyska
Well nobody is interested in commenting. Just an...

Well nobody is interested in commenting. Just an update then...

We decided to go with a one level, residual commission program. With a whole suite of referral links, banners, signup codes, email...
Forum: Local Marketing 13th June 2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,347
Posted By voyska
Bottom line, for the local Bakery... online...

Bottom line, for the local Bakery... online marketing does not close sales.

Classifieds, blogs, social media, reviews, online offers, it all helps validate the business. Doing it well takes an...
Forum: Local Marketing 13th June 2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,347
Posted By voyska
I agree with that and fully understand it comes...

I agree with that and fully understand it comes down to education.

Posting on FB is not nearly enough to make it work. The local Bakery owner now needs to be the SEO specialist. Managing a...
Forum: Local Marketing 13th June 2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,538
Posted By voyska
As you can probably imagine, marketing yet...

As you can probably imagine, marketing yet another advertising service is going to be extremely difficult. My target user is the average local business owner.

Marketing a marketing site by...
Forum: Local Marketing 12th June 2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,347
Posted By voyska
I speak with a lot of local business owners....

I speak with a lot of local business owners. Local marketing remains the leading strategy for small business because average business owners just don't have the drive to be marketers. How do you fix...
Forum: Website Development 28th May 2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,322
Posted By voyska
Who Uses Drupal?

It would be great to see some examples of sites using Drupal. It's amazing what you can do with a Drupal site.

When I started development I was quoted over 25k-50k to for a custom, fairly...
Forum: Local Marketing 28th May 2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,538
Posted By voyska
Can This Really Work?

We get a lot of... "How is this any different?". It would be helpful to know how more people feel about what we do. This will help us understand where we can improve. Here it is, our response to the...
Forum: Local Marketing 27th May 2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,015
Posted By voyska
Great response

Thanks, this confirms we are headed in the right direction.

We just finished our automated print media generator. We automatically create promotional flyers for businesses to download, includes...
Forum: Reviews 15th May 2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 913
Posted By voyska
Need Opinions On Our About Page

Hi we just finished a number of updates on our site. It would be great to get some feedback on our new about page... Here is the text if you choose not to visit and check it out:

Welcome to...
Forum: Local Marketing 13th May 2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,347
Posted By voyska
Local

Local meaning on the street marketing. Print coupons, flyers, participating in local events, etc.


So the question is, does offline marketing really work for the average business owner?

What...
Forum: Local Marketing 12th May 2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,347
Posted By voyska
Average Business Owners, Do You Find This Correct?

With hundreds of millions of people accessing the web every second, ​there is no doubt that online advertising has become an important part of business marketing.

Yet, with all this technology,...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 1st May 2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,007
Posted By voyska
What is a good payout?

We are working on an affiliate program. For every affiliate that produces a sale we will pay $10. If the referral repurchases we will pay the affiliate again $10.

Is this extremely generous?
Forum: Local Marketing 1st May 2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,015
Posted By voyska
Local Advertising Analytics

Spending some time looking into analytics. Wondering if there are any services available that incorporate analytics with on the street marketing.

Is being able to track and monitor 'print...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 6th April 2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,902
Posted By voyska
Nobody interested in sharing their thoughts?

Nobody interested in sharing their thoughts?
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