Ah, the art of attracting new clients or members and retaining the ones you have. With so many different methods of promoting your intro offer, new class, or teacher training it can feel completely overwhelming. Do you Tweet? Do you post to Instagram? Do you Snapchat? On top of that, every company under the sun is trying to capture people’s attention, so it can feel near impossible to make an impression. However, what if there was a neglected marketing method that, when used correctly and as part of a multi-touch marketing campaign, can yield results unlike any of the current “hot” methods?
Independence Day in the United States is right around the corner, but have no fear as there’s still time to plan out some activities and promotions for your gym, studio, or other type of fitness business. In this guide we’ve tried to keep things simple and practical so that you can get whatever you decide to do planned out quickly - even though it’ll seem like you spent a lot of time preparing. Don’t worry, it’ll be our little secret. 😉
According to Yelp, 98% of Yelp users have made a purchase at a business they’ve found on Yelp. That’s a number that can’t be ignored, so we think it’s pretty important to take control of your Yelp page so that you can make updates and add as much relevant information as possible. Even if you’ve already claimed your Yelp page, this blog can give you some tips and advice on how to make the most of it so that the right people are finding you as easily as possible.
Chances are, you already have some photos on your gym, yoga studio, or other fitness business website. However, with all the other million things fitness business owners have to take care of, it’s understandable that something like photos wouldn’t get much attention.
Like a lot of things in life, it’s easy to assume we can DIY the “simple” tasks like taking photos, and while that’s definitely possible with some planning and the right equipment, it can end up costing you more than if you’d just have hired a professional. In the following blog post we’ll give you some tips on DIYing your gym or studio’s photos while also providing some insight on the benefits of hiring a pro.
Note: This is a continuation of our mapping series. Be sure to check out our blog on Google Maps as well.
On January 9, 2007, Apple announced the iPhone. Fun Fact: It’s technically just “iPhone.” As in, “yada yada yada, Apple announced iPhone.” In the 10+ years since that announcement, Apple has sold 1,000,000,000+ iPhones.
While not all of those 1 billion iPhones can run Apple Maps, the majority of those still being used today certainly can. And let us not forget that Apple Maps is also available on iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac computers. With that high of a potential user base, Apple Maps is not something you should ignore. With this blog we're going to make sure all of those happy Apple Maps users can easily locate your business and also see some great photos and reviews.
According to emarketer.com, in 2017, the average US adult will spend 2 hours, 25 minutes per day using mobile apps. That’s an increase of 10.3% from 2016 and a heck of a lot of time per day that they could be staring at your company’s app instead of having another round of Angry Birds.
If you’ve been looking for ways to get more people into your gym, yoga studio or other type of fitness business, one of the easiest, most powerful, and yet often overlooked methods is ensuring you have a presence on Google Maps.
However, getting your business listed, or even updating existing information, isn’t as straightforward as you might imagine. This guide will show you exactly how to make sure your business is represented on Google Maps in your geographic area as well as what information your listing should contain. So grab your compass (optional) and join us on this Google Maps adventure.
In your gym or studio, you are handling sales, retention, operations, marketing, and more. With such a busy schedule and never ending “to-do” list, the thought of getting advertisements created and working for your business can be overwhelming. Between knowing how much to spend, what to say, or who target, there are a lot of variables that go into creating a money-making ad. Luckily, we are giving you a run-down of Facebook Lead Ads and how to use them to make money in your studio or gym.
As a salesperson, you understand the value of each and every contact method. Email is less invasive and a little more casual. Phone calls give you the opportunity to grab someone’s attention and know they are hearing you and your message. So where does texting fit in? Right in the middle. Texting is the perfect middle lane between a passive email and a potentially invasive phone call. Each contact method has their respective time and place, but if you aren’t using texting as an option, you are leaving money on the table. We have put together some reasons on why and how to use texting for your gym.