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 Top 10 Proven Ways to Find New Clients for Your Business

Last updated January 26, 2024
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Top 10 Proven Ways to Find New Clients for Your Business

Are you looking to expand your client base and grow your business? Finding new clients is essential for sustained growth and success. Whether you're a freelancer, a small business owner, or a seasoned entrepreneur, attracting new clients can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Don’t despair here are our Top 10 proven strategies to help you find new clients and take your business to the next level.

  1. Leverage Your Network: Your existing network is a goldmine for potential clients. Reach out to friends, family, former colleagues, and acquaintances. Let them know about your services or products and ask for referrals. Networking events, both online and offline, are also great opportunities to expand your network and connect with potential clients. Read The Referral Engine by John Jantsch for even more tips.
  1. Utilise Social Media: Social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and X (previously Twitter) are powerful tools for finding new clients. Create engaging content, showcase your expertise. Don’t just post, actively engage with your audience. Join relevant groups and participate in discussions to increase your visibility and attract potential clients.
  2. Invest in Content Marketing: Content marketing is an effective way to attract and engage potential clients. Create valuable, informative content such as blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, or infographics that address your target audience's pain points and interests. Share your content across various channels to increase your visibility and attract new clients. They Ask you Answer by Marcus Sherdian is one of my most frequent book  suggestions.
  3. Optimize Your Website for Search Engines: Ensure that your website is optimised for search engines (SEO) to improve your visibility and attract organic traffic. Use relevant keywords, create high-quality content, optimise your meta tags, and improve your website's loading speed to rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs) and attract potential clients who are actively searching for your products or services. Don’t forget to check to the dreaded 404 errors that might be lurking.
  4. Attend Industry Events and Conferences: Industry events, conferences, trade shows, and workshops are excellent opportunities to network with potential clients and industry professionals. Participate as a speaker, sponsor, or exhibitor to increase your visibility and establish yourself as an authority in your field. Read Key Person of Influence by Daniel Priestly Don't forget to collect contact information and follow up with potential clients after the event.
  5. Partner with Complementary Businesses: Collaborating with complementary businesses can help you reach new audiences and attract potential clients. Identify businesses that offer products or services that complement yours and explore partnership opportunities such as joint promotions, referral programs, or co-hosted events.
  6. Offer Special Promotions or Discounts: Everyone loves a good deal! Offering special promotions, discounts, or limited-time offers can incentivize potential clients to take action and try out your products or services. Consider offering discounts for first-time clients, referral discounts, or seasonal promotions to attract new clients and encourage repeat business.
  7. Collect AND Showcase Client Testimonials: Client testimonials and reviews are powerful social proof that can help build trust and credibility with potential clients. Collect positive testimonials from satisfied clients and showcase them on your website, social media channels, and marketing materials. Potential clients are more likely to trust and choose a business with glowing reviews from satisfied customers. Perhaps you have Trustpilot or Feefo that you could promote more.
  8. Offer Freebies or Samples: Offering freebies or samples of your products or services is a great way to attract new clients. It allows potential clients to experience the value you provide first hand, making it easier for them to make a purchasing decision. Consider offering free consultations, trials, or demos to showcase what you have to offer.
  9. Stay Consistent and Persistent: Last but not least, consistency and persistence are key to finding new clients. Stay consistent with your marketing efforts, regularly engage with your audience, and follow up with potential clients. Building relationships and gaining trust takes time, so don't get discouraged if you don't see immediate results. Stay persistent and keep refining your approach until you find what works best for your business.

You don’t have a viable business unless you are constantly finding new clients; it is essential for business growth and success. By using the tips above you can attract new clients and take your business to new heights. Ready?

Don’t forget to read How to Find your Ideal Client and Why Your Business Story is so Important.

Start implementing these strategies but don't try to do all of them at once - try one, test, refine and then add another tactic.

Shirley Mansfield
Master Business Problem Solver

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