Newspapers and different forms of advertising can help your photo booth business in many ways. By getting your photo booth in front of people that have upcoming events, you’re giving them ideas that they may not have of thought of before.
Advertising your business, especially when you’re first starting, out is very important. You need to let people know you exist. The cost of advertising in newspapers can be quite small if you look at the big picture. There are ways to advertise in newspapers for free, in their online publications, or you can place paid ads. There are still plenty of people who still read the printed paper, making it a viable advertising space.
This article is going to talk about some different ideas about paid advertisements and free advertising online. The need for photo booth rentals is bigger than you might think. From weddings to special events, people love to sit in photo booths and capture the moment on film strips they can take home. The little bit you invest in paid advertisements can pay for itself and build a customer base when done correctly. The people you meet while renting out your booth can be customers in the future and are your best way to get word-of-mouth advertising. So let’s take a look at some different types of advertising for your photo booth business.
Newspapers are great for running block ads in the business section. Depending on the publisher some ads can run for 1 week, 2 weeks, or a month. Most often, running an ad for 2 weeks is typical. Prices can be quite reasonable and sometimes a payment schedule is accepted. If you run an ad for two weeks and it costs you $80, it’s well worth it if you get just 2 clients from it. Along with the branding you will receive for your business it can be worth it!
Flyers can end up on restaurant tables, giving people something to look at while waiting for their meal, and with the right permission, can be cheaper than a newspaper ad. Find an owner that can see the benefit in cross promotion and you’ve got it made. Make sure you remember to put your contact information on the flyer. You would be surprised how many people make great ads, only to forget the contact info.
Hotels often carry brochures near the tourist information and local restaurants advertised. It would be best to find a bigger hotel that is known for hosting banquets and events. You could spark quite an interest by placing an ad with those types of businesses.
You can advertise in many places online for free if you know where to look. Look for online forums that allow free advertising by doing a Google search for the topic that you’re targeting and post useful comments. Hundreds of pages should show up in the search results for forums dedicated to your town, city, state or topic.
Creating a blog works wonders and can propel you to expert status in your given field. It’s a lot of work though, so unless you like to write, don’t take on this task.
SWAP AND SELL GUIDES
Every town also has a swap buy and sell guide. Some will let you advertise for free in the printed version or on their online web site. Craigslist is another place you can advertise your business for free. US Free Ads www.usfreeads.com is a great site that offers free advertising for your business, but for $10 a month you can get a premium membership. This allows you to upload pictures of your photo booth, use the easy html editor, and make a link to click on. This can be well worth the $10 a month.
Hopefully these tips and ideas from AAA Photo Booth will help you see the potential for making money and getting your business started.