30 Days of Marketing Opportunities - Day 9: Host a Coloring Contest

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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 child coloringexample 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 child coloringstore, 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!

~Renae

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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  1. Cindy Logan 04/14/2011 11:02 AM
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Cindy Logan
Logan Economic Achievement Programs - Irvine, CA

I'm thinking that I will soon need a virtual assistant.  If I were a Realtor, I would want to do this.  As an Investor, probably  not.  I would like to reblog and follow you, though.  I don't have time to look at all of your previous posts today, and it looks promising.

Apr 14, 2011 11:00 AM #1
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Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision - Elk River, MN

Renae - coloring contests are fun ways for kids to 'participate' in fun for low cost. A parent's dream! I think that this is a great way to promote a business.

Apr 14, 2011 12:17 PM #2
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Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC - Lafayette, LA

What an iinteresting idea to promote and build you business.

Apr 15, 2011 12:15 AM #3
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Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

Thanks for the reblog, Cindy. And as I said on your other comment, this probably wouldn't work for you.  But I'm sure that, if we put our heads together, we could come up with something that would work!

Thanks Lindsey! As a mom of 6, I'm always looking for free things for them to do!

Thanks, Mike! That's the ticket - promote your business and it will grow.

~Renae

Apr 15, 2011 01:46 PM #4
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Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

Here is a link to Day 10.  It has links to all of the first 10 days of marketing posts.

Day 10 - Send Sweet Treats

~Renae

Apr 15, 2011 01:48 PM #5
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Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision - Elk River, MN

The more I think about this - there should be a category for moms! I love coloring!

Apr 15, 2011 11:53 PM #6
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Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

We have done farming in the past and plan to "revive" that marketing strategy. This would be something that would be fun to do in that area. Thanks for the great idea!

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