How can I take my service business online?
Does anyone have any advice on how to take a service business online? Just for reference, I am a business broker. Thank you!
This will depend on a few things:
- your budget
- if you currently have a name in the market you can build on, or whether you are starting up now
- who you are targeting
- your goals
Consider what services you can offer online and then start looking at online platforms to get your name out there. If you are a current business look at who you are targeting and what area they are in?
- ensure you have a website and share good quality info
- use social media channels that the people you are targeting use
- and once things calm down, look at offline channels to meet people and get your name out there more widely.
Feel free to reply with any more questions.
As with all things you would like to do that you have never done before, look at others that are very successful at it. Google buinsess brokers and find out who is doing really well, study what makes them great, and apply the same principles to your business.
I appreciate your time, efforts and I value your advice.
Thank you so much.
That is a pretty sweeping question, but the short answer is:
 Get a website built correctly;
 Set up social media accounts at the platforms that your ideal clients would use;
 Connect the social media accounts to your website;
 Write articles on your website which your ideal clients would want to read;
 Mention the articles on your social media platforms;
 capture the names and email addresses of those who come to your website to read the articles, so that you have a constant source of prospective clients.
I hope that gets you started in the right direction, and if you need help with anything in particular, I would be happy to expand on the list above for you. Good luck with your online ventures, you absolutely NEED to have an online presence today, because your competitors certainly will.