86% of Small Business Owners say word-of-mouth referrals are their best source of new customers. While you can't buy word-of-mouth, Alignable is here to help you grow your word-of-mouth network like never before.
Here are the three things you need to do to kickstart your referrals on Alignable:
1. Create an Awesome looking Profile.
Your profile does a lot of work on your behalf. It keeps your network informed of the types of referrals you are looking for, the products and services you offer, and any upcoming events or promotions you're running. Additionally, when members are contemplating connecting with you, it's where they go to figure out if they want to connect. Building a profile that you are proud will allow you to stand out and show your neighbors you mean business.
2. Showcase the Reputation you've Earned.
No Alignable profile is complete without a few Recommendations. Recommendations increase business credibility and will help your profile appear higher in your local directory.
The easiest way to get recommended on Alignable is to connect with the businesses you know. We've made it easy for you to find members you already know with the ability to search your email address book and LinkedIn contacts to find contacts who are also business owners. Watch this video to see how this works.
3. Build a Quality Network.
Now that you have a complete profile and the reputation to match, it’s time to start growing your network. By connecting with the businesses in your community, you are opening the door to referral opportunities not just from your neighbors, but their connections as well. You’ll want to connect with great referral partners, focusing on building meaningful relations with businesses that will refer others to you.
With Alignable, you have some incredible tools at your disposal and it’s all about using them the right way to grow your business. If you have any questions along the way, our team is here to help so don’t be afraid to reach out.