by Greg Milner | Jan 12, 2010 | Marketing Superstars, The Smell of Success
Inner Circle member and salon owner Anni Mavety of Wellness Treatment Centre in Banora, NSW – sales increased 150% since getting her Toolkit
Hair Salon Gift Certificate Template Superstar of the Week – how Inner Circle member Anni Mavety turned herself from struggling technician to proud salon business owner
“We have had an amazing 4 or 5 months since we joined. Haven’t finished off my figures yet, but my guess is that we have had an increase in business of at least 100% probably quite a bit higher.”
For every doubter, for every salon business owner who tells me ‘oh, your material didn’t work for me because “my business is different” ‘, there’s a dozen like Anni Mavety.
Anni only joined the Inner Circle program and got her marketing Toolkit in May 2009. As she admits in an email this week, ‘it took a while to get myself going’, but once she did, the results were almost instantaneous, and spectacular.
“I have used a lot of the info in the Toolkit, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t but it provided a mountain of resources which enabled me to change the way I think and the way I do business.
Considering we have a crappy location with no walk by and the state of the economy, I’m very happy with our results to date. I anticipate that this year we can double our figures again.
Anni’s story is a classic case of necessity being the mother of motivation. Supporting a husband suddenly disabled, she had to get the salon business profitable, and fast. She was desperate, and desperate times call for desperate measures. The ‘cost’ of Inner Circle membership initially frightened her, but as she explained when I interviewed her over the phone, that initial investment came back to her in spades.
by Greg Milner | Jan 28, 2009 | Ads that Have Worked, Beating the Competition, Increasing Retail Sales, Salon Advertising Tips, The Smell of Success
Salon Spa Marketing: “Wow…it’s AMAZING how my business has changed!” says small salon owner
90 new clients every month, and $109,509 in extra sales for ’08
(IC Members: Log into the Members Only section, navigate to Getting New Clients – Hair, and you’ll be able to download the exact ads and text messages Rechelle describes here)
“I have been in business for 11 years and never had the success that I am having now….I have been a Worldwide Salon Marketing member for about 5 years, but didn’t change much about how I marketed my business so obviously I didn’t get the results.
“The salon was not doing so well in 2007. Things were really bad. I then made a decision to do something about the business. So I took action; I went off the tools working only three days in the salon and two full days on the business at home in my office.
“The first thing I knew I needed to get sorted was the marketing and be consistent with it.
Every month we did two big promotions via text message. Each SMS was to 2000 clients. We had a massive response from this particular SMS.”
(Members: Log into the Members Only section and navigate to “Getting New Clients – Hair” to copy the exact text Rechelle used)
“This SMS I started to send out in June 2008 and we are still sending it every fortnight.
“Sales increased in 2008 by 40% compared to 2007! That’s $109,509 extra (Real Big Green Ones) in 2008 sales.
“I also did this exact promotion in a newspaper advertisement which also was a huge success.
“It was a half page ad costing around $350 each time and was placed each month from July 2008. We are still placing the ad every month and it’s still working.(Members: Log into the Members Only section and navigate to “Getting New Clients – Hair” to copy the exact ads Rechelle used)
“We also did all the normal marketing such as newsletters, new clients letters, birthdays and referrals all from the Toolkit. We are getting an average per month 90 new clients. Retail sales have gone through the roof, up $6000 per month.
“The Toolkit gave me the tools, the ideas, the ingredients to make my marketing fantastic and I was persistent with it and it gave me real results. I have attached a copy of the newspaper ad and a picture of myself receiving the best customer service business award for 2008.
All the best, Rechelle Watt, Lamonde Hair Face Body, Toukley, NSW.”