30 Days of Marketing Opportunities - Day 9
This is Week 2 in my goal to write 5 days per week for 30 days.I'm continuing this series that was initially designed to motivate me to write. Now, the goal is to continue providing marketing motivation for you! 30 Days of Marketing Opportunities will give you 30 projects or tasks that your Virtual Assistant can handle on your behalf, generating leads that will ultimately generate more income for you! These are tasks that do not require a lot of high-end skill but, instead, require some time (hence the reason your Virtual Assistant should handle these tasks, not you!) and attention to detail. Join me on the journey!
Day 9 - Host a Coloring Contest
Pick a farm area and send out flyers and postcards that you are hosting a coloring contest for children ages 15 and under. Be sure to have your age categories set (for example 12-15, 9-11, 6-8, and 5 and under). Additionally, put up a page on your website to promote the coloring contest. You should also be able to advertise the coloring contest in your local newspaper either free of charge or at a discount if you make the newspaper a sponsor of the contest. Prizes can be secured from companies at no additional cost to you through a mutual agreement with the company. For example, gift cards to Build-A-Bear, a local toy store, and/or a department store (Wal-Mart, Target, etc.). The key here is to also get gifts for the parents of the winning children! Home improvement stores, department stores, grocery stores, etc. will all work! As "sponsors" of the coloring contest, with free advertising on your website, most companies will be happy to donate prizes!
To end it out, host a luncheon or brunch or just an award ceremony program for the entire farm area to announce the winners! (If you don't have many entries, let everyone win, depending upon how many prizes you secure.)
The point? To make them remember you!
Day 1 - Use Short URLs
Day 2 - Syndicate Your Blogs
Day 3 - Create a Marketing Campaign
Day 4 - Take Advantage of Holidays
Day 5 - Farming Works
Day 6 - Socialize Your Listings
Day 7 - Create a Partnership
Day 8 - Create a Community Website
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