When you have a small Studio everyone knows you, so word of mouth and your personal attention to everything is enough to keep your business going. But the minute you want to grow beyond your immediate community, you need to reach people who might not even know you exist and convince them to become your Students. Once you have those Students you need to keep them happy. You need a Marketing Strategy!
Welcome to the Art Studio 2.0 era!
When you suddenly had to go virtual, you lost some (or a lot of) students. Everything you did was no longer working. And that includes your Marketing. Word of mouth is no longer enough; your online presence got much more important, a must for your survival.
The thought of selling something makes you cringe? You are like most people.
But whether you are a Independent Art Teacher or a Fortune 500 CEO, selling is one of the things you need to do regularly to either keep your doors open or please shareholders.
What is Marketing Copy? It is the content your Customers see when they come in contact with you on your website, social media, newsletters, registrations, blogs, videos, and ads.
Writing marketing copy is unique and different from other types of writing. Instead of entertaining, its ultimate goal is to sell: by attracting the right Students, positioning your Art Studio as the place to be, encouraging sign-ups, and retaining Students.
Do you want to fill your activities with new Students? Where can you reach them and what your message should be?
In other words, do you know your Ideal Customer?
What is one of the first places you look when you need a product or service?
You search the internet and check out websites that offer what you need.
It is not different for your Art Studio. When people want to take a class, they will go to your website to see who you are and if your classes are a good fit. Whit these 4 elements your website will be much more attractive to them.
Think about Football Games or Disneyland. What is the one thing you remember right away? Their Mascots. They make them memorable and add a positive emotional connection.
Why not borrow this simple marketing idea for your Art Studio?
Here are some street smart and simple ideas that can save you considerable money.
There are 40 e-mails people send every single day. Which means you also send an average of 40 e-mails daily. In addition to your main message you have a great possibility to market yourself as an Art Studio Owner with the valuable real estate at the end of you message: your e-mail signature.
Tell me if you have already had this scenario: you had students who attended for years and then suddenly stopped coming. They decided to either stop taking your classes or go to another Art Studio. It leaves you confused and sometimes even heartbroken.
When you asked them what they made that decision they will say things like: “We can’t afford it anymore”, “We are focusing on sports now”. Many times, those are not real reasons, and you might never know whet happened for sure.
But there is an easy way to make them stay.
HOW, you ask?
Art Party for Holidays
Facebook Post Tricks
Overcome content block
Fill your Classes
A good About Us
Be more Productive
Your Online presence
Easy way to sell
Your Marketing Copy
From requests to signups
Why to have a Mascot
Stop Students from Leaving
Recruit "A" team