Ways to Get Your Name Out There

This may take you some time to go all the way through but we can promise these are some great ways to help get your name out there. Some may cost you a little money and some will not. Let’s get started on ways to get your name out there…

  • Fishbowls: Fishbowls are when you call, mail, or go to a salon, gyms, store, etc. and ask if they would allow you to leave a fishbowl, a framed flier, and entry forms on their counter for 2 weeks. You will need to purchase a gift certificate from their store to raffle off. To really boost your business you could also add a free product from our product line.
  • Make up goody bags! Spend a few bucks and do this! Keep these on you at all times. Use a hole punch to put a hole in your business card. Use a ribbon to tie a candy to it.
  • Go to Flea Markets, Amusement Parks, Movie Theaters or even the mall and hand business cards to people. Always ask for permission before doing this. We don’t want anyone to get banned from a property.
  • Go door to door in a “high income” area or your own area and give out coupons, business cards, or goody bags.
  • Sponsor a Bingo!
  • Donate a Bling Basket for Charity Causes!
  • Donate a Bling Basket to a Penny Sale!
  • Watch the newspapers for upcoming local events! Call around and ask if they have a jewelry rep for the event. If they don’t, book it!! With Carolina Country Bling there CAN be multiple affiliates as each affiliate may carry different items. You know our product sells themself. All you have to do is show up and show them off.
  • You will see Churches, Fire Stations, Women Alliances, Singles Dances, etc. doing fundraisers. Just call them and ask if they would like to receive a Bling Basket or one of our other products to be donated for a raffle. Will it cost you money? YES. However, you make it LOUD and CLEAR where the item(s) came from because you will deliver it, and the basket of item(s) will have your information on it too!
  • Call a local HOT Club, and ask if they would allow you to drop off some goodies for dance contests, karaoke contests, or just to give out to their customers. They can’t just be business cards or fliers… they have to be giveaway type products, etc. The DJ can say, “Courtesy of “your business name”.
  • Don’t forget to do FREE LUNCH DRAWINGS! Ask a local restaurant or café if you can again place a fishbowl for a FREE LUNCH DRAWING to their establishment courtesy of “your business name”. You can give the weekly winner $10 gift certificate. But the whole time your company name is being read by HUNDREDS of people!
  • Get Small Window Clings made and ask small country stores, Laundromats, deli, tattoo parlors, salons etc. if you can place your window clings in their window for 30 days and you will buy a gift certificate from them.
  • When school is in session, reach out to teachers and staff to help reach your sales goals. Ask about setting up in the teachers lounge or even having a ‘Shop for Parents Day” when the holiday season is approaching. Talk with the PTA leader about doing a fundraiser. The possibilities are endless here.
  • Get bumper stickers made, and hand them out to people. Ask managers at stores to give them away in bags. Put them everywhere! PLEASE DO NOT stick these on peoples vehicles.
  • Start a Fundraiser! This is a great way to give back and get your name out there. 3 of our favorites places to do fundraisers are local schools, churches and Fire-stations.
  • Those of you that stay at home or work part time. Spend some time at fast food places that have those playhouses. Or take the kids to the local park for some play time. Have a shirt made with your business information on it and wear it. Why not spend some time with the kiddos, meet other local parents, advertise a bit, hand out a piece of bling or business cards.
  • Find Yard Sales, and offer them a free gift to pass out your business card for you!
  • Write a PRESS RELEASE announcing your business to your community – all newspapers have to print them for free!
  • Make up a flier about your business. Then ask different business owners if you may put one up. Don’t forget some of the important places to put fliers.

*Apartment/Condo/Townhouses*
*Inside the bathroom stall door*
*Laundromat*
*Bulletin Boards*
*Party Favor Stores*

  • Grab the Friday newspaper. It always has a list of what’s going on for the weekend. Pick an event or two to attend. Bring plenty of business cards to network with. Also check in Facebook marketing groups for events happening around your area.
  • Reach out to your family and friends. Let them know that you’re trying to reach a sales goal and see if they would be willing to make a purchase.
  • Go to your local offices & businesses, ask if they would allow you to leave your business card in their waiting areas or break rooms.
  • Every time you go to the bank (to open your business account, to make a deposit) talk about your business and give the teller your business card or even a free piece of bling.
  • Find other party plan reps and order swap! Agree on a set amount and both of you will make a purchase from each other. (i.e. Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, etc.)
  • Business card magnets are great to stick all over your vehicle while you’re in shopping, people will take them off.
  • Business Card Drop: as you are out shopping drop your card in the bathroom, in a shopping cart that is unused.
  • Buy car magnets or vinyl lettering for your car (this works awesome).
  • Work Social Media: Add people out of the blue and then keep in contact with them. Don’t just advertise business. Talk to them like friends. Post a daily funny or game to keep them active.
  • Go to Vista Prints website and make out business card magnets and leave them in bathrooms on the back of the stall doors as the ladies go to the bathroom they are seeing your magnet and take it home.
  • Reach out to your church family. Let them know that you’re trying to reach a sales goal and see if they would be willing to make a purchase.
  • For all gift giving occasions with friends; give them Carolina Country Bling products!
  • Ask friends and family to promote your business – give them a goal and offer a free gift if they reach it. Make sure they have at least 10 of your business cards to pass out.
  • When taking orders we give about 5 business cards to each person, they have a place to put their name on the back for referrals. We also give my friends stacks of cards as well to pass to their friends and so on.
  • We give friends fliers to hang at their places of work for us.
  • Open a new account at your bank. Put your business name on it. Make sure they put it on the debit card associated with this account. Everywhere you use it; people will ask you what type of business do you have. There isn’t one time we haven’t been asked. IT REALLY WORKS!!!
  • You need to let everyone within 5 feet know what you do. That is called the “Five Foot Rule.” The mailman, the nail girl, the hairdresser, the bank teller, your doctor, your doctor’s office receptionist, the grocery store clerk, the UPS guy, the meter reader guy, the PTA moms, your choir friends, your neighbors, your friends, your relatives, your past friends, your co-workers, your past co-workers, your old high school friends, you get the idea!!!
  • Your mail carrier works hard to make sure you have your CCB Products, so take care of them as well. Leave a gift in your mailbox for your mail carrier from time to time. Make sure you leave at least 2 business cards as well.
  • Reach out to your co-workers and your partner/spouses co-workers. Let them know that you’re trying to reach a sales goal and see if they would be willing to make a purchase.
  • When performing every day activities you need to spread the word. If you buy a lipstick at the MAC counter at Macy’s, you should hand the clerk your charge card and a business card. When you are done dining at a restaurant you should leave the waitress and the hostess your business card. Share your business.
  • Hair salons are one of the best places to leave business cards. Hairdressers see tons and tons of people all day long.
  • Leave your business cards anywhere they will let you. Sometimes your local gym will let you leave a stack of cards. Or you can just ask the manager of a place you frequent go. Pass out 10 a day. You can leave them on bathroom sinks in nice restaurants.
  • Bagel stores, grocery stores, community bulletin boards and etc. are all good places to leave a free flyer. Put up a flyer on nice colored paper and let it work for you.
  • Free ads. Some publications actually have free ads you can place. Social media is one of the best places to post about your business, and in most cases, it’s free.
  • Trade shows. You can get a booth at your local mall when they have events. Call your favorite mall and ask them which companies do this.
  • Bridal shows. Again you can get a booth. You can split the cost with other distributors. This works great so you can rotate times you are working and it cuts down on the investment. Go to yahoo.com or google.com and search for bridal shows.
  • Tell phone solicitors what you do. Really! They are calling you about their business, might as well share yours with them as well.
  • Mail your business card in with the monthly utility bills.
  • Tell your letter carrier and your UPS guy what you do.
  • Create a Gas Card giveaway – anyone who purchases XX amount this month gets entered into the gas card giveaway!
  • Send info to co-worker that has moved
  • Send info to other reps, or exchange sales
  • Hold an open house. Invite family and friends over. Tell them to bring a guest or 2.
  • Advertise in your alumni newsletter and/or local newspaper
  • Call past customers
  • Advertise in your church bulletin
  • Host your own show, could even be a fundraiser for your favorite charity
  • Go Live! Get on social media and show off our products. You don’t have to be seen on camera yourself. You can set your camera to only show the products themself. You’ll be surprised at how much you can sell in a short Facebook live show.
  • Get a list from welcome wagon, new people may be looking for a affiliate/consultant
  • Set-up a display at a craft fair and/or flea market
  • Participate in a school fundraiser.
  • Have your spouse promote the products at work
  • Hold a Christmas shopping show for men
  • Offer a Christmas wish list to your customers and then call the gift-giver and tell them what the guest wants
  • Set-up a display at the mall.
  • Hold an opportunity night. Great way to grow your team or gain a customer or two.
  • Call your realtor with suggestions for “new home packages”
  • Start an email address book of customers who want to know what the monthly specials are.
  • Offer a bridal or wedding registry
  • Post on your personal Facebook page with your website link. Let your Facebook friends know that you’re trying to reach a goal and you’d love if they could help you.
  • Local businesses love supporting one another. Ask if you can place business cards at their register or even do a fish bowl raffle. Offer them a discount or free bling for helping you.
  • Be friendly and enthusiastic
  • Ask friends to help you get started or reach a certain goal
  • Use postcards and/or newsletters to continue to spark interest
  • Give products as gifts or donations
  • Write down names of people who “owe you a favor” then follow-up
  • Call anyone who said “maybe” or “sometime”
  • Contact schools and church groups for fundraisers
  • Leave your business cards on bulletin boards or in local businesses
  • Set up a table at a career fair
  • Advertise on your answering machine!
  • Have you worked your social networks? Church, social groups, and even book groups. How about fitness classes? Anywhere you meet people, you are meeting potential clients and customers.
  • Social media accounts are mostly free so take advantage of it. Make sure you are adding your website link to your Bio. Let you followers know that you are in business.

If you know of any other ways to help get your name out there, please let us know so we may add to this growing list.