Word of Mouth
For a small business owner, there’s no marketing like word-of-mouth marketing. When your customers are talking about your business with their friends, and bringing new customers to you, that is the most effective form of advertising—and the cheapest! And social media have the potential to function like word-of-mouth advertising on steroids.
Increasing customer loyalty is a great strategy, because getting your existing customers to come back more often to buy more will help your sales just as much as getting new customers, and it’s a lot cheaper. Here are a few specific things to keep in mind to increase customer loyalty.