It’s time again for one of my favorite features – ask the readers, where we take a break and get *you* to do all the work.
This month’s Ask the Readers question is all about gratitude.
We know that the only reason we’re in business is because other people – our readers, customers, clients, and visitors – give us their time and attention – and sometimes, money.
Don’t get me wrong, we all know that we strive to provide excellent value for money and attention, and to over-deliver on our promises. But sometimes, we want to do a little more. We want to thank our customers for trusting us, buying from us, and developing relationships with us.
How to go about it, though is something else. What is the best way to do it?
The last thing you want is for someone to feel like there’s being buttered up for a bigger sale, however, so it can be a fine line to walk…
Free gifts? Extra information? A card? What have you tried, and has it worked the way it intended you to?
How do you thank your loyal followers, fans and supporters?
Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
If you’ve got an awesome idea for an “Ask the Reader” topic (or a problem you’d like to have solved by the wisdom of crowds) shoot me an email at megan (at) firepolemarketing (dot) com.
Megan Dougherty (@Megan_Rae_D) has been with Firepole Marketing since 2010, first as Danny’s Assistant and more recently as Content Editor and Assistant Instructor. When she’s not working with wonderful students and readers here, she’s building her own audience based business helping the young and underemployed handle their money at Paying For Life.