I from time to time hear agents say that they would like to opportunity to build their sphere of business owners. Why would they want to do that exactly? Well I'm glad you asked. That's because you catch more fish with a net than you do with a hook. You see having business owners in your sphere helps you reach out to their contacts through them.
So how would you go about meeting new business owners to add to your sphere? Well, you have a blog and a business card right? I started doing Local Spotlight blogs years ago and I have just started back when I began blogging again here.
These blogs highlight local businesses and advertise them. I simply go to a locally owned store or service provider with a camera and a business card and introduce myself to the owner or manager. Then I explain what I am doing and offer to email them a link of the blog in which their blog is featured. Everyone likes free advertising and if for some crazy reason they don't want you to post about their business just move on to the next. I can tell you though, not one business owner has ever had a problem with me taking pictures and writing about it, in fact most of them a very happy.
I do have to be honest that I discovered this somewhat by mistake. I wrote a post about Corked Wine Shop in 2009 and the owner, who I had recently met was ecstatic to read the post. The post itself was also featured here on ActiveRain and that seemed to make him even more happy especially when I showed him the stats of how many people had clicked on the post.
Sometimes, the owners are happy to email the post out to all their contacts to help further advertise there own business and in turn, that helps to advertise yours. It's a win, win. So get out there and start writing about your local businesses and good things can happen.
JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.
Office- 803-788-1450 Cell- 803-730-9601 Email- James_Boney@Yahoo.com