I am just starting out as a mobile therapist. What is the best way to build up a client base?

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Carjoa1
Hi, I agree with what Sian's said. You could also try joining your local chamber of commerce and set up a referral system with your customers.
Good luck!!
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ANIIITA
I am starting up my own mobile spray tan and nail techician business, any ideas for a name? I am stuck, dont want to use my own name in it would appreciate any ideas. thank you
lashbybella
Customers must be satisfied, must feel that the service received was what they expected.
Try to make them expect a little less from the service, than you give them. In this way, they will have feeling that they get more than what they pay for.
Happy client means repeating service
lashbybella
Customers must be satisfied, must feel that the service received was what they expected.
Try to make them expect a little less from the service, than you give them. In this way, they will have feeling that they get more than what they pay for.
Happy client means repeating service
HannahSmith
Simply do a really really good job and you will gain more clients through word of mouth as well as keeping existing ones happy :)
primalashes
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PaolaEnergya
Hi, I agree with all the answers from the community and to add to those I would suggest CROSS REFERRALS. Become a good referrer and build a strong network of contacts among the therapist community (physios, osteos, chiros, yoga teachers). When you start you will rely on referrals from other practitioners but as you grow you will be able to repay the favour. The more contacts you have, the more chances you get to expand your client base. Always bring your business cards with you wherever you go: parties, supermarket... people are always looking for good therapists!
I teach marketing skills for therapists, have a look at my website if you get a chance.
Karen22
Put your self and buisness out there tell everyone you know and find a specific niche.
FacesbyRobin-LE
I like the great discount idea or you might do a coupon on GroupOn, Living Social, etc.
J4yne
Offer a great 1st time discount babe
SminkMakeup
Hi there I have to agree with the answers below and I truly belive that hard work and organically growing your business through offering a quality service produces the best loong term results. Parties for friends, offering reduced prices and getting reccommendations from clients seem to work really well, and I have also had great results from review websites such as freeindex and weddingspot.
You will also need a whole heap of brochures and business cards. I designed my logo through logogarden which was fun cheap and easy.
Hope this helps and the very best of luck!
SminkMakeup
Absolutely agree with the others who have responded to you!
I have personally found that recommendations from friends and current clients really is the best way forward. However websites such as Freeindex.co.uk and weddingspot have really bought in results for me without shelling out loads of dosh. Maybe look to team up with some therapists who do similar but not the same treatments as you.. beauty therapists, make-up artists etc.
You will also need a whole load of leaflets and business cards..
Best of luck!!
UKanTan-n-Lash
If you are doing spray tans, have one of your friends host a spray tan party at her house..give her a free tan and let the ladies know that if they book a party with you and have 5 or more guests, there tan will be free. And if they book right then, they get a special product-like a can of glitter body spray once their party is held. I also tell them that if I get 2 bookings from this party, then the host gets a freebie too( it can be anything you want to give for free)..that always kinda puts the pressure for someone to book another party! It really works for me and I always have business..too much sometimes! Oh and flyers..place them in local gyms..I get a lot of business from that too! Hope this helps!
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Pam
lirio
Leaflets, word mouth, friends, website, review, blog, forum.
BeautybyRoxie
HArd work and determination.
Get your name out. DOnt give up
sue54
get in touch with your local paper they will do free article on new businesses. post your pricelist through the homes & areas you wi;ll go to.Twitter & face book go to all your friends. go to schools & see if they are doing pamper evenings. schools arealso having their fetes soon so you could may be do something there. advertise at your local post office & get as many free listings & forums for your website
hope this helps
barbie333
I think the best way is leaflets,business cards and on line.Once the clients start to know you its all word of mouth,
Good luck
SianRogers
Let all your friends know, have a twiiter account facebook page & post on them thus linking to your website. Join as many beauty forums as possible and free listings. Have some printing done and leaflet local address's, look into paid advertising. I'm still trying to build my business too, good luck :)

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Crystal-Hair-Extensions
Thanks Sian - I am a hair extensionist now setting up on my own in South London and your suggestions are very helpful!!