said 1 year, 2 months ago:
Thank you so much for your feed back I greatly appreciate it! When we start with a brand new page for at least 6 months we run very generic contests that are designed to just get the fans listening, interested and start sharing your content with their friends and family. The general contests can be tailored to your genre of business. Of course if you have something you want us to tell your community we will but not if it is salesy we will not post about your daily specials or your 50% off today, If you just printed all new menus or are having an anniversary party now that is something we should tell your community about! As for the price it will start to go up but only after we have done a great job for you, every client starts at 99$ and with 1,000 followers, we run our promotions for 8 months and now the client is at 10,000 followers the price goes up to 149$ because there is so much more engagement and we have to monitor and respond much more closely, the idea is when more people are positively talking or spreading word of mouth through Facebook about your business the client has more happy customers who come back more often putting more $$ into the owners pocket. If you go to our websitehttp://www.crowdsmartmedia.com/contests/ you can see the different contests/ promotions. Some of the contests are already designed for specific businesses for example ‘ Midnight Snack Artist’ will not work for a business if they don’t serve food. We have already thought of everything for you! I hope this explains exactly what it is that we do and why we charge so little, if you want to see some examples of how successful we have been privately message me and i’ll be more than happy to show you!
@andrea-vahl thank you for the info, may I ask you who would be your typical client for the consulting services versus the done for you services? I did just go search for the article, I agree hiding your cost does not do a whole lot for the business or the potential customers. My mother always said if there is no price at all it’s going to be too expensive!
@ecumenix Thomas, I completely understand how the pricing will translate from market to market but my question to you is how do you translate what you do into social media for your customers? Do you create the collateral and then they have the choice and responsibility of how to distribute it? And thank you for the feedback it’s refreshing that we have so many geographical markets all here together!
@nelsonta I can understand what it is that you do and why you feel strongly about not ‘ghost-writing’ but how much do you charge for your signing fee and maintenance fee? I’m really looking to see how what we offer correlates to what we all charge?
@chrislay Chris thank you for the article! I know that our client portfolio is all over the board from mom n pop’s to nationwide brands. I know from personal experience that the small business owners that we work with could not feasibly afford to pay an hourly consulting fee or a large set-up fee. Which is why we went with the pricing structure that we did!
@moinshaikh If you enjoyed that article you should read the one Chris Lay referred to!
@ellenpartal Ellen thank you for your input! Let me make sure I am understanding you correctly.. You charge a monthly social management fee and then if your customer want to run a specific marketing campaign it is an additional fee correct? Also since your monthly maintenance fee changes what type of client is on the low end versus the higher end?