9 marketing tips from a six year old standpoint

March 18, 2011 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

Chris Barnes



9 Marketing tips from six year olds stand point.


I came across a article that touch on some good points about marketing and getting your business out there. It is about a little girl that wants to be a business owner once she older.  The six year old opened up a lemonade stand. Her dad focused on teaching her the basic steps to marketing to develop an understanding of getting her business known.  Her target market was her neighbors.  He sat down with her daughter and developed a business plan.  The tips this guy gave to his daughter is the same criteria that can help a business professional his service. The 9 points he touched on was as followed:

Give something people for free and they will feel obligated to return the favor.

Just a helping hand will motivate people to return the favor when its needed. It will develop a thought like “wow, they really took out the time to help me, so thoughtful” people will then respect you, and be interested to what you have to offer.

Give potential customers a taste of your offering

If it’s a product, give out samples, if it’s a service give out coupons and free offering. This will give you the opportunity to receive feedback and help build a customer base.

Make it special

Make special offerings, in the article they gave an example of how they didn’t just serve lemonade; they served lemonade with a spring of spearmint, or a lime. Not only they will like it, but they will tell others about your business.

Don’t be afraid to tell your neighbors (Networking)

Networking is key! Whether its social networking, going to networking events, or just telling people the pass the word, this is one of the first thing you should be thinking about when you start up a business.

Do what you need to do to be seen

This is basically saying go the extra mile to get your business known. The little girl with the lemonade stand yelled free lemonade at every car that drove pass. It helps her business too. Not saying that we she stand out on the street yelling, but putting some extra money aside for opportunities for advertisements is helpful.

Be persistent

DON’T GIVE UP! If you get turned down, just keep pushing for the better, you never should miss an opportunity business sale.

Build anticipation

Let people know about your business before it comes, let them know about all the features and specials you have to offer. Gain peoples interest.

Find good partners

Find people that support you, or have businesses of their own that can help put you in the right direction. These types of people can also help your business get known.

Advertise your popularity

After someone has used your product or service, tell them to take a survey or make a comment on your website. Include question like “would you recommend someone to this? Or How do you like this.





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