Friday, March 20, 2009

Baby Booty


So I seem to have put Baby Booty on the back burner for a while now. I know I need to come up with some advertising strategy, but I'm lacking in ideas. What is the best way to promote a small home business? How can I promote cloth diapering in the area? For any of you who live close to me and know someone with a baby, give them a nudge for me, will you? I have put off buying more inventory until I can make sure this is all going to work out first.

13 comments:

sheila said...

How about a sign with your logo on the front yard.
I know you are very passionate about cloth diapering, but, do you know if others are just as passionate about it? Maybe you need to poll people and find out if this is a viable option for you.

Mark said...

Have you tried Google Adwords? It costs you, but is effortless. It has really helped us get many new clients at Riverbend. And you can use a small or large budget with it. Good luck!

Susanna said...

Amanda Anderson mentioned to me today that she was thinking about cloth diapering...knowing more about it might help her make a decision, so you could try contacting her.

Maybe you could put an ad in the local newspaper or put up posters around town?

Kenzie Prudhomme said...

Use blogger to create yourself a free website for yourself and use as many key words as possible so that you come up on google searches.
Do link exchanges with everyone you know. Including me ;)
Post on www.usedwinnipeg.com and kijiji etc....
I'm sure there are more but that is all I can come up with right now :)

Kenzie said...

I just saw your add on usedwinnipeg! you move quick Good Job!!!! :)

Ellen said...

You could put a decal on your vehicle window (I've seen that around here a lot with small/home businesses), kijiji is also very popular, do a flyer and see if you can do a mass mailing (I'm not sure how that works, but just ask at the post office) or see if you can put a flyer into the local newspaper (not an ad in the paper, just a loose insert). start a facebook group with pictures of what you have for sale, prices and shipping (for people out of the area that may want to order). Hope things go well for you :)

The Stiffs said...

What about having a party, like Norwex or Pampered Chef? You could invite friends who already cloth diaper, and they could invite pregnant friends or mom friends who are interested in using cloth with their babies. You could have door prizes, and if someone wanted to host the party, you could give them a percentage of sales from the party, or some product. This is an awesome way to get 'word of mouth' advertising, and there may be enough interest to do parties for people who hear about it and want to host.
There are lots of things that are great about cloth, you could show your product and give some stats on cloth vs. disposables, and why you love cloth diapering.

Ellen said...

what a good idea about doing parties, also, check if Winnipeg (assuming that's the nearest city for you) has any woman's shows (trade shows) and put together a booth with product and 'catalogues' of what you can order... it can be a bit of money to get a booth and set it up (getting business cards, flyers, banner, etc) but you can write it all off as business expenses. I did a big women's trade show here and it was lots of fun, plus it was HUGE in promoting my home business!!!

Jamy said...

Hey Stacey. Just wanted to ask, I'm trying to add your button, and its not working. Is it me, or is your button not set up to add?

Stacey said...

Hi Jamy,

You're right, I don't have the code up :) Let me get right on that. I am hoping to update my blog in the next few weeks though, so it will change again.

Becky said...

Winnipeg has a 'Baby Show' at the convention centre every year. It has passed for this year but something you could look into for next year.

Heather said...

Hi Stacey,
I know this is an old post now, but I finally came back to your blog - I was one of the moms that connected with a few other cloth diapering moms when I bought some cloth diapers on pembinavalleyonline.com Anyways - I remembered that you were planning to start a diaper shop so I came back to investigate :) I have been cloth diapering my daughter since she was born in February, and I love it, I was wondering if you are carrying or planning to carry Thirsties covers (they're my favorite so far!) If so I'd love to order some through you. Let me know! I think I have email enabled...my blog is imhiscowgirl.blogspot.com you can contact me there :) Take care!

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