Articles from Referral Ring

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Chamber of Commerce Membership

Many communities have a local chamber of commerce which is an organization that is meant to foster business development and really interact with businesses on the behalf of the community. They generally have a membership fee for businesses to join and that gets the business a wide array of benefits. These vary from getting listed […]

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10 Reasons Why Your Clients are Afraid to Refer Their Friends

In an ideal situation referrals coming from your clients should cause your business to thrive and prosper. If that is not happening then you need to find out what you are missing. In order to remedy the situation you need to know what is causing it. It can be awkward to go to clients and […]

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Why Small Businesses May Be Wasting Their Time on SEO

This may sound like a crazy or ridiculous statement but it’s true that small businesses may be wasting their time on SEO.  Why?  Well, simply put most of the people that find your small business are going to be referred to you by a friend of theirs (and hopefully an exciting client of yours).  So […]

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10 Risks of Relying on Paid Search for Traffic

There are always pros and cons to almost any decision you make when it comes to marketing your business.  This is definitely true with paid search (Google Adwords, Bing Ads, etc.).  You can sometimes generate a lot of traffic but that traffic doesn’t convert and sometimes you can spend quite a bit of money and […]

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10 Examples of the Wrong Way to Ask for Referrals

Referrals may be the bread and butter of your business. Getting good leads is essential for growing a thriving and lucrative business. Finding the best way to get those leads is critical. When it comes to business, time is of the essence and you don’t want to spend your time or money on strategies that […]

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10 Successful Types or Specific Business Referral Programs

Referrals are the life-blood of your business. Developing an effective referral program is the way to help your business not only grow, but thrive. Great customer service, a compelling web presence, noteworthy social media presence and a desire to succeed are the ingredients for success. These will all help boost your referrals. Here are some […]

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5 Main Differences Between a Referral and Affiliate Program

Even though it is common to use these terms interchangeably in a few circles, referral programs and affiliate programs are two different approaches to marketing. To be sure, there are some similarities in that you are using a third party to drive business and increase your bottom line. Both affiliate and referral programs also use […]

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How to Setup Your Referral Program to Fail

Developing a referral program for your business can be critical for expanding your customer base. Developing a referral program that works well is vital. Some companies are successful right out of the gate with their programs, while others struggle to find the secret sauce that brings in referrals. There are reasons referral programs fail. Paying […]

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10 Ways People Try But Fail to Get Referrals

Getting referrals for your business is vital if you are to survive in today’s busy marketplace. Whether you are offering goods or services, the competition is brutal. You need a streamlined and effective referral program to get the results your business needs. Have you been hard at it and still no results? Check out this […]

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10 Examples of How to Ask for a Client Referral

It is a pretty well known fact that one of the best ways to build up your clientele is by word-of-mouth. Referrals generate business without you having to do a lot of footwork. They are cost-effective and they get the word out quickly and easily. Getting happy, loyal customers to refer your business to friends […]

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