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Old 23rd August 2016, 02:05 AM   #31
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Their are many ways to market your product.
Online marketing like Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc. and their are offline marketing option as well.
Having database of prospective clients is a good start, now you just have to convert them to actual client which is important part.
Using only E-mails is not that effective, though some of E-mails may help you get client most of them don't.
You have to target them online on social media telling about need of your product in their facility, also you can meet them personally, flyers, brochures and other offline stuff with which you can advertise your product.

of course providing free coffee machine is nice way to attract attention of client, use that in all your campaign.

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Old 25th August 2016, 02:50 PM   #32
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My expertise lies in the top 4 social media platforms. If you'd like tips/strategies regarding Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+, send me a message.

Other than social media, I only have general knowledge as to which marketing avenues will serve you best.

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Old 29th August 2016, 11:17 PM   #33
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Choosing a platform whether online or offline should be justified by the audience reached.

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Old 30th August 2016, 11:02 AM   #34
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Default Gaining Local Clients

What has always worked for me, across business types, has been to attend LOCAL business networking events (bring a gazillion cards). You are able to meet the business owner face-to-face in a way that does not seem like a sales pitch to them, as they are there to equally gain contacts and business. Try it, it has worked for me.

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Old 4th November 2016, 07:23 AM   #35
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Try to express your product and services in a blog and make it viral with attractive images or you can use classifieds, local business listing and social networking.

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Old 10th November 2016, 06:07 AM   #36
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You are offering free coffee machines and that should build your confidence to talk directly to business owners or person in charge.

But first, check your competitors to see how they market their own brand. Take a closer look at how they approach their potential customers.

Second, do some taste test to see how your coffee stands against competitors (go to local events or anywhere where people gathers).

Third, observe those that favor your coffee to define your potential customers (gender, age, income level, etc).

And if there's a chance, ask them why they favor one over the other.

Then base on the result, design your marketing plan.

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Old 14th January 2017, 11:47 PM   #37
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You provide something for free yet you are struggling to sell it?!

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Old 19th May 2017, 06:53 PM   #38
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Hi guys,

I own and operate a niche coffee business that provides free coffee machines to large facilities.
Hi. How do you make a profit when you're providing your product for free? Are you providing free coffee machines as a way to advertise your coffee business? The way I look at it, you can't make money out of providing free stuff to people. I hope you had made it more specific.

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I have built a database and have been sending emails to prospective clients. What else can I do to get new clients?
Regardless of what you're in the business for -- providing free stuff or paid ones-- it would be awesome if:
(1) you built a website where you can post your products and create a blog page where you can discuss anything about coffee while using SEO for traffic.
(2) Created a Facebook Page and made use of FB ads to reach your target audience.
(3) You can also post a Craigslist ad on a weekly basis about what your product or services is all about and what you can do those other businesses under the same niche can't.

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Old 22nd May 2017, 08:23 AM   #39
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take out the help of social media and post your product and services over there, i sure you will get the best result with this!!

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