02 Jun

3 More Ways To Knock The Socks Off Of Your New Clients

Posted in customer satisfaction, Customer Service on 02.06.16 by John Meloche

three socks hanging on a rope clothesline isolated on whiteIn yesterday’s blog, we revisited the topic of impressing your clients. But we’re not just talking about the clients that you’re used to doing business with. Making strong first impressions on your new clients can do wonders for your helping you to establish yourself as a top-choice professional in your industry. When you meet your new clients, it’s important to find ways to knock their socks off!

Here are three more ways to do that:

1. Be organized. Okay, so your new client has given you the opportunity to prove yourself. Don’t take it for granted. Just because you’ve secured a new client, it doesn’t mean that he/she will remain loyal. It’s up to you to constantly work towards making good impressions. And a great way to make a good impression early is to be completely organized and on top of everything that needs to be handled right away.

On TheFreelanceHustle.com, Kayli admits that this is “easier said than done when you’re juggling multiple clients and deadlines. That is why you need to have the right systems and processes in place. Workflows and reminders are a life saver for staying on top of your projects and keeping your clients in the loop on your progress. If you can appear to be organized and professional your clients are going to have more faith in you/think you’re a miracle worker.”

2. Be as inquisitive as they are. When working with new clients, you’re bound to get asked a number of questions. The more questions you get asked, the better. This is because the curiosity of your new customer proves that he/she is interested. Be sure to do the same. Ask questions that will help you to get to know your customer better. The knowledge you attain will go a long way in being able to help you meet your customer’s need for many years down the road.

On SkillCrush.com, Randle Browning highlights the fact that it’s important to ask a lot of questions at your first meetings with new clients. “First meetings with clients can feel like auditions (and they kind of are),” she describes, “To keep the meeting from feeling like a trial, ask the client a lot of questions.” She goes on to note that you should make sure to prepare your questions well in advance of the first meeting.

3. Offer a welcome package. Kayli explains that a welcome package helps your new clients get better assimilated with your business. “When you start working with a new client, they are likely going to have a lot of questions,” she reiterates, “Put them at ease, and save yourself heaps of time, by creating a welcome package for all of your new clients. You can tell them about your office hours, your process, any systems you use, and anything else they need to be aware of to get started. It’s also a great time to send a checklist of things you will need from them.”

If you’re really looking to blow the socks off of your new clients, you’ll want to do something that most business owners won’t. Sending welcome packages along with messages of gratitude for your new working relationship will do the trick. Your packages should also include a number of your company’s fantastic promotional gifts which always come in handy. They’ll serve as great reminders of how awesome your company is!

To place your order for the promo gift of your choice, call Synergy Marketing at 1-877-748-9884 between 9am and 5pm EST or email us at info@gosynergygo.com! You can also sign up for our Insider E-Flyer Program HERE!

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01 Jun

3 Ways To Genuinely Impress Your New Clients

Posted in customer satisfaction, Customer Service on 01.06.16 by John Meloche

Smiling young man shaking hands with an insurance agent or investment adviser as he sits in a meeting with his wife in her officeIt’s often said that marketing your business towards your current customers is a lot more effective and inexpensive that promoting it to new customers. That doesn’t mean, of course, that you shouldn’t attempt to get your business new clientele. Growing your customer base requires hard work, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. But once you get those new clients, what should you do to ensure you impress them enough that they remain loyal?

Here are three ideas:

1. Show your human side. Speak to your new customers like people. Let them get to know that you’re a down-to-earth, honest-to-goodness human being who will be a joy to do business with. In most cases, this is what truly endears people to work with new businesses. If you push too hard with sales attempts, it could turn your new customers away. You want to make people feel comfortable visiting your place of business time and time again.

“Your goal is to get the client to trust you and hire you, but that doesn’t mean you should get right down to business,” writes Randle Browning on SkillCrush.com, “Before you dive into the tech talk, take a few minutes to get to know your client. If you’re on a video call, ask about where they live or comment on something you love in the background. If you’re together in person, ask them how they like the taco place across the street.”

2. Express your gratitude. We can’t think of a bad time to say the words “thank you”. Showing your appreciation is a great way to display your good-natured personality and genuine happiness about your newfound partnership. After all, as a business owner, there is nothing to be more thankful for than a person who is willing to help you grow your business. On TheFreelanceHustle.com, Kayli agrees that it’s important to always say “thanks”.

“Clients are what keep us in business so it’s important to thank them for that,” she insists, “I’m not saying that you need to remind them that they put food on your table, but a nice ‘hey, thanks for doing business with me’ every once in a while is always appreciated. Once you’ve wrapped a project be sure to include a sincere thank you in the handoff. Sending a hand written note and small, thoughtful gift are also a really nice touch.”

3. Do your research. Chances are that your new clients did a little bit of research on you and your company before deciding to do business with you. It’s only right that you do the same. Having a strong understanding of your clients’ backgrounds will give you greater insight into what you can do to wow them. Doing your due diligence will also demonstrate a level of professionalism that can set you apart from your competitors.

“Researching your client’s competitors and peers immerses you in their world,” says Browning, “The more knowledge you bring to the table about industry standards, common issues, or new changes in the client’s field, the more your client will trust you to make good decisions throughout the freelance project.” Be sure to check back for tomorrow’s blog as we continue to list ways that you can knock the socks off of your new clients!

And don’t forget that to place an order for the promo gift of your choice to promote your business, you call Synergy Marketing at 1-877-748-9884 between 9am and 5pm EST or email us at info@gosynergygo.com! You can also sign up for our Insider E-Flyer Program HERE!

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