Connect with Local Customers
Learn how to increase connections with customers in your area.
Create Business Cards and Leave Lasting Impressions
It’s an old-school, tried-and-true tactic and it still works today. Consider using a company like Vistaprint to create affordable, high-quality business cards. Then, add your dedicated Sideline work number to keep your career and personal life separate.
There are tons of places to leave your business cards: with satisfied customers, at coffee shops, in related books and magazines, at other local businesses, on bulletin boards, in waiting rooms, at malls/food courts, in municipal buildings, and around local college campuses, to name a few. Need a few more ideas? Read more below for a deep dive on the best places to leave your business card.
Ask Satisfied Customers for Referrals Through Text
Getting word-of-mouth referrals is a great way to increase your local connections. And Sideline makes it simple to request reviews and referrals. Try creating personalized Shortcuts with your business logo included. Then, send them out with just a few taps. Pro tip: including a special offer or discounted service rate in exchange for their review can help improve your response rate.
Want more tips on how to request and increase positive reviews and improve your online reputation? Check out our blog to learn more.
Distribute Flyers and Postcards in Your Neighborhood
Who’s more local than your neighbors? Use a service like Canva to create free postcards and flyers with your Sideline number on them. Then hand them out door-to-door, leave them on windshields, or mail them to addresses in your neighborhood to connect instantly with customers near you.