To ask if you would use this company?
Leena90 · 04/10/2018 07:06
Would you use a company that didn't have a website or Facebook page?
Tried to create a website today, but unfortunately I don't have any money in my account, getting paid tomorrow though . And I created a Facebook page last night, but for some reason can't get in now.
I'm off distributing leaflets today, but then I thought first thing someone would do when they saw my leaflet is look the company up online? True? Scared it will put someone off that I don't have a website yet.
Livedandlearned2 · 04/10/2018 07:09
Not at all, but chase up why you can't access your fb page as you've already created that. A lot of older people won't use the internet anyway and prefer to ring on a landline.
somewhereovertherain · 04/10/2018 07:09
Plenty of businesses don’t have websites or facebook pages. So don’t really see the issue.
glintandglide · 04/10/2018 07:11
Depends what for, but generally speaking I do all the time. However I wouldn’t use any company that I knew didn’t have a webpage/ FB page because they couldn’t afford it, so keep that one to yourself!
OhLemons · 04/10/2018 07:14
Are your Facebook page and website (to be) on the leaflet?
If they are then I can see why you think it may be an issue, but I would guess the Facebook element won't be hard to remedy.
EndeavourVoyage · 04/10/2018 07:14
It depends what sort of company, if you are a cleaner/dog walker/beautician etc. I wouldn’t expect a website and I don’t do FB
If you were a manufacturer/accountant/counsellor or Similar I would not entertain you unless I saw an internet presence. It is about expectations of what you will make and what you are prepared to spend on your marketing that people judge you on. The fact you are walking miles with leaflets would impress me more than creating a FB page and website. As you deliver them, chat to locals about your new venture it won’t do you any harm.
avocadoincident · 04/10/2018 07:18
You can use Wix to create a free professional looking website. We use them in school so they are pretty simple to set up.
unexpectedtwist · 04/10/2018 07:20
I was going to say that I think not having a website or at least Facebook is a mistake for a small business and that leaflets don't work as people just stick them in the recycling!
However, for cleaning I would consider from a leaflet.
In fact, where a re you as I'm about to start looking for a cleaner!
Leena90 · 04/10/2018 07:23
@avocadoincident that's exactly what I did! But when I go to the end, I was told to pay?
PippilottaLongstocking · 04/10/2018 07:24
Something small and local like cleaning/gardening/etc I’d be happy with a leaflet or poster, even just a handwritten thing pinned to a lamppost with tear-off phone numbers wouldn’t be unusual. If that then directed me to a Facebook page with more information on what you offer and maybe before/after photos then that would make me choose you over someone who just had a leaflet. I wouldn’t expect a proper website for a service like that unless you were a bigger company that offered a range of services and had several people working for you.
Leena90 · 04/10/2018 07:25
@unexpectedtwist I'm in London . Will I get my first client from MN? That's interesting
Leena90 · 04/10/2018 07:27
@Livedandlearned2 Facebook is telling I have to post a picture of myself to get into my FB page that I've created last night, to confirm it's me? But the problem is I've never posted a picture of myself on the FB page, so how can they confirm it's me?
TooTrueToBeGood · 04/10/2018 07:33
For a cleaner it wouldn't cross mymind that they would have an online presence. Great if you have one but certainly not required. Leaflets have the benefit of allowing you to precisely cover the area you want to operate in and word of mouth will probably be your greatest marketing tool in the long run.
unexpectedtwist · 04/10/2018 07:33
Aw I'm in the Midlands 🙂 but that would've been fab !
PlateOfBiscuits · 04/10/2018 07:33
Have you accidentally used a website layout that you have to pay for? Or are they trying to get you to go premium or something?
If you’re completely new I really wouldn’t spend money on a website when you can do it for free. Try again or get someone tech savvy to look at it for you.
EduCated · 04/10/2018 07:37
If I saw you had a website/FB on your leaflet and tried to look you up, I might be a bit if I couldn’t find any trace of them.
If you just didn’t have them, it wouldn’t occur to me that you should and wouldn’t bother me that you didn’t.
Have you already printed the leaflets with the details on? Can you hang on until at least the FB is working?
Leena90 · 04/10/2018 07:40
@EduCated no, thank god I didn't! I just put my landline number on there, as I thought a mobile phone number looked unprofessional
Leena90 · 04/10/2018 07:43
I'm really scared and anxious about this, it's my first time back in work I've been a SAHM for 5 years. My youngest DS just started nursery, so I'm trying to get back out there. Going to drop off those leaflets after the school run. Scared no one will call
diodon · 04/10/2018 07:45
I think people would like a mobile number too so they can text you rather than call if they're at work etc.
MissusGeneHunt · 04/10/2018 07:54
Leaflets and postcards in local shops should be fine. Also, have you got a 'Nextdoor' app community near you? Excellent place to advertise, free as far as I'm aware, too. Could reach hundreds of people. Good luck!!
greendale17 · 04/10/2018 08:10
In this day and age I would expect you to have at least a Facebook page.
So no I wouldn’t use you, unless it was a personal recommendation
AnnieAnoniMouse · 04/10/2018 08:12
It’s a shame you aren’t near us either!
I think the idea of needing to put your landline number on it for credibility is a bit outdated now, I think next time you’d be better to put your mobile number & a lot of people would prefer prefer to text. (Plus then you won’t be interrupted when you’re busy by your landline ringing and you can block anyone being an arse.)
I, personally, would find it odd a cleaner having a website, it’s unnecessary. As for FB, (which I don’t use, so maybe I’m not the best to comment) I’d rather keep my personal & private life separate.
A leaflet drop is great, but don’t be disappointed if the take up isn’t huge. We used to do them for our business, and I forget the pick up rate now, but it’s very low.
CowInTheMeadow · 04/10/2018 08:12
For a cleaning business I'd rather see no website than a cobbled together one that you probably won't update. There's a reason graphic designers are paid well, it's difficult to create something professional (I know I wouldn't do very well!).
A Facebook page sounds perfect, I'd focus on that.
Good luck! Don't be disheartened if you don't get any calls immediately, just keep at it and you'll get there
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