Tips for Biz Owners on WOMbeat!

March 17, 2009 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

While the users of WOMbeat! today are finding and sharing great local recommendations with their trusted friends, the business owners themselves are the biggest winners.

If you are a business owner, you know that there is nothing more powerful (or more flattering and cost-effective) than an unsolicited referral from one of your happy customers.  No other form of advertising beats the word-of-mouth(WOM) testimony from people who know and love your business.

So how can you get more WOM for your business?

As you may know, our team is busy working on some great new features that will do exactly that for your business – make it easier for your customers to spread the word about your business to their friends, family and neighbors.  Be on the lookout for a special announcement soon.

However, you do NOT need to wait…there are several things you can be doing TODAY to get your friends, family and happy customers to add a recommendation for your business on WOMbeat! and get the conversation started.  In other words, the more people who recommend your business on WOMbeat!, the better!

1)  Update your email signatures with a link to your business on WOMbeat!

This is probably one of the simplest ways to get the word out about your listing on WOMbeat!…for FREE.

Example 1:

Thank you for your business,


PS.  Please help us spread the word!  Add a recommendation for us on WOMbeat!

Example 2:

Thank you for your business,


PS.  Have you seen our listing on WOMbeat!  Check us out & add a recommendation to share with your friends!

2)  Add a link to WOMbeat! on your business website, Facebook page and/or MySpace page

Depending on how tech savvy you are, either you or your technical support can easily add a link or badge to WOMbeat! on your website, Facebook page and/or MySpace page.  For a badge, let us know if we can help you build one.

Example 1:  A Link

CLICK HERE to check out our listing on WOMbeat! & add a recommendation to share with your friends!

(And turn the “Click Here” words into a link to your listing on WOMbeat!)

Example 2: A Badge


3)  Hand out brochures at your point-of-sale to your customers

Depending on your business, you can create your own handout to give to your customers with their bill or leave a stack by your register.  Either way, giving your customers something to take home is often a great way to help them to remember to add a recommendation for your business on WOMbeat!

If you are interested in using some of our brochures, please contact us (info <at> wombeat <dot> com)!

4)  Mention your business is listed on WOMbeat! in your e-newsletter

If your business sends out periodic newsletters by email, do not be shy! Spread the good word that your business is listed on WOMbeat! Let your customers know that they can help you by adding a recommendation on WOMbeat! – one of the easiest ways for them to let their friends and family know that your business is one they recommend.

PS – If you do add us to your business e-newsletter, let us know!

5)  Better yet! Invite your customers to be your friend on WOMbeat! so they can check out your recommendations

One of the best ways to let your customers know about WOMbeat! is to send them an invite from the our site. This is a great way for you to share with them your favorite local businesses (something they will really appreciate!!!), and of course make it super easy for them to add a recommendation for your business while they are there.

If you want to get fancy, update your email signature, website or e-newsletter with the following suggestion:

PS.  Ever need a trusted recommendation for a plumber, painter or lawn service?  I have great ones to share with you. Join WOMbeat! and become my friend so you can see all my great local recommendations.

Honestly, the ideas are endless. Sure, you can simply ask your customers to recommend you to their friends, but WOMbeat! is a much powerful call to action that has a more permanent and far-reaching impact…

Just one recommendation from one of your happy customers on WOMbeat! today can be of benefit to their friends, family and neighbors for years to come…and it won’t even cost you a nickel! I’d say this is pretty sweet!


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