Posted by James Dudra on February 11, 2014
You've done your training. Bought your detailing products. Created your flyers and business cards. But now what? To create a successful mobile auto detailing business you need to get the word out! It all starts with you as the business owner/entrepreneur taking the time to get your business services in front of the right people. Don't worry, you don't need to spend a small fortune doing so. In fact, in today's business climate you can do virtually all your initial marketing absolutely free.
Consumers today can quickly lookup any company to see what others are saying about it. Great reviews can drive up business. Negative reviews or not being listed in a directory can also turn away potential clients. Be sure you establish your online presence early and encourage new clients to leave their feedback for your services. Here are some of the best places you can list your auto detailing business for free.
Another integral part of your marketing strategy is to establish a page for your company on social platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter. Here you can showcase your work, interact with clients and help spread the word amongst satisfied clientele. Setting up a page is relatively easy and only takes about five minutes.
Facebook Business Page
Google + Business Page
Chamber of Commerce
Be sure to visit your local chamber of commerce to let them know you're now up and running. Many chambers have monthly social gatherings where you can meet other business owners who may be wanting to get their (or their employees) vehicles detailed. You could also offer to discounted rate to other chamber members who use your detailing service.
Charity Car Washes
Donating your time and skills as a professional to a local organization is a great way to raise awareness for your business. You may find an upcoming event through Craiglist and reach out to the organizer. Be sure you bring marketing collateral to the event or discount coupons so those getting their car washed can get back in touch with you.
These are just a few ways to get the word out there with minimal investment. Have any other ideas? Feel free to contact us or call at 888.375.7970