You’ve gone to the inflatable manufacturer and have bought your bounce house. You’ve figured out how much to charge and you’ve practiced inflating it. You’ve started renting out your houses to people you know and have slowly begun to develop a business relationship with other businesses. Your business is growing, slowly but surely, and you think you’re ready to take the next step. But what is the next step? And how can social media help you on your journey?
Using Social Media
Social media is something that has been around for a number of years, but it has only been within the last few years that it has become a way for businesses to be able to increase their profits and customers. If you’re someone who has just begun learning about social media, you have a lot to catch up on. Almost any large business you can think of is now on social media websites, likely including the inflatable slide manufacturer that you bought your inflatables from. But how do you get started using it for your needs?
Firstly you’ll need to have some social media accounts. Getting accounts on things like Twitter and Facebook is very simple and takes only a few minutes to set up. You can also find a number of websites online that tell you how to connect certain social media sites together so that you can lessen the amount of time you need to work on them. Once you’ve set up your accounts, it’s time to start using them. If you set up your accounts and never use them, you’ll quickly find that they won’t do you any good. Those businesses who complain about how social media sites don’t work for them likely haven’t learned how to use them properly nor are they continually updating their information.
Update your status regularly by talking about things that relate to your business. Talk about the inflatable manufacturer that you purchased your slide from, or talk about how you’re going to be getting a new house from your inflatable slide manufacturer. The more interactive you make things, the more of a response you’ll get. For instance explain that you want to purchase a new bounce house from your inflatable manufacturer but that you’re not sure what to get. Post up a few pictures of slides and ask your readers what they think will work best. With social media you can not only get new clients, but you can also cultivate a relationship with current customers so that they’ll immediately think of your business whenever they need to rent a bounce house.