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Old 06-25-2010, 02:37 PM
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I've been lucky in that I've had the same 5 children for quite a while. I am now losing 2 full-timers and I've been advertising on Craig's List and I have my business cards around. I also have tried to drum up business thru facebook and my blog. I had an ad in the local paper, but I didn't renew it b/c I got no responses through it. I just wanted to know if anyone had any other creative ideas for advertising that perhaps I hadn't thought of. I really have had the best luck through word of mouth, but there's not really any way to maximize that much further!
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:16 PM
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I am a new provider, I have been licensed just over 60 days. I have used Craigslists and flyers, with no luck My website should be completed next week and I just ordered some additional marketing items such as a yard sign, car magnets and postcards. I am praying that this helps, I am staying focused and positive and trying really hard not to get discouraged. I have received some calls from the Craigslist ads and flyers, mostly people wanting to know if I am hiring for assistants, I have had 2 appointments that were a no-show. I know that people are seeing the flyers and ads...maybe just the wrong people or maybe I am doing something wrong. I am anxiously awaiting the responses to your post.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:18 PM
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Get some books, tape your business cards on them and donate to the Doctors offices!! Flyers in the doctors offices!!
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The best advertising in the world is by word of mouth. Also, current daycare parents may be more likely to recommend you to someone else if they can benefit as well. I offer an incentive to current parents who recommend me to others (provided that the person that I get recommended to signs a contract and then the current parent gets their incentive once the new family is in care for at least 2 weeks)
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:36 PM
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One thing I've heard of/tried before is to order a lot of ink pens with your business information on them. Then, keep a ton in your purse. When you go places (grocery store, mall, restaurant, wherever), sign with your pen, and then leave it. People pick up pens all the time. Of course this isn't a sure-fire way to get AWESOME clients, but you might get some interest and find some good clients!!
Another thing I've done, like you, is create a blog on blogspot. All the parents signed a permission form to have their child's picture on the website. I post some pictures, explain what we are doing, and then let it go from there. I just created the blog, so I can't tell you if it will help get business or if it will just keep the parents informed, but if the parents are pleased, they may share it with others.
Good luck. I know it's tough to replace kids sometimes!!

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Originally Posted by booroo View Post
Get some books, tape your business cards on them and donate to the Doctors offices!! Flyers in the doctors offices!!
Great idea! Has this worked for you in the past?
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