The days of leaving flyers and folders in the local organic store and hoping for the best is over. Your Reiki clients and future course participants are online and you need to make your presence felt.
Don’t worry if you aren’t too technical, there are many solutions out there which just need you to be able to point and click to get yourself promoted in a stylish and professional manner.
Here are some top tools and methods allowing you to tell people about yourself and your Reiki practice starting with the technically least challenging first:
1. Smore – www.smore.com
Make drag and drop flyers that you can easily promote on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest as well as Craigslist. Choose from existing templates with beautiful backgrounds. Paid plans give you the most options but you can do quite a bit with the free account
2. Meetup – www.meetup.com
Meetup is a well established forum with more than 13 million members in nearly 200 countries. What’s great about this platform is that people can get together with other people who share their specific interest. I used Meetup with great success to tell people about meditation evenings I used to organise. You can promote courses, Reiki shares or info evening. Meetup is a paid service but if you live in a large town of city it can work really well.
3. Facebook group – more information
Similar to Meetup in that people can join very specific interest groups. Facebook groups are of course free and although it can take a while to build your members one of the advantages it offers is that more people will see your posts, in comparison a only a small amount of your Facebook Fanpage members will see your posts these days. The built-in event functionality works well allowing people to share and invite others. Tip: It can be useful to provide a link where people are directed to a webpage to register so you can be sure exactly who will be attending your event.
4. Google local listing – more information
If you have a website you should have a Google local listing. This is a really good way to be found by people who are searching for Reiki treatments or courses in their area. A huge advantage of a local listing is that you stand a big chance of getting listed on the first page of Google with your site. You will need to get your address verified by Google, after you sign up they will send you a post card and you can verify your business location. Tip: Make sure you use a name that people will be searching for, for example: Vancouver Reiki Center (you can add the actual name of your business afterwards, for example – Vancouver Reiki Center the Dolphin) this should help you get listed higher up on the page. Check out the link above for more information about getting listed.
5. A Website
If you don’t yet have a website, what are you waiting for? It’s essential, you really can’t do without one. But don’t worry it can be simple and there are many ways to get something great looking published so that people can find out about you. Here are some options listed here in order of personal preference:
These platforms make creating a website a dream even if you have two left hands technically. You can be online within a couple of hours.
Tip: Download my Reiki Website Guide where I share the best practices for your Reiki website
Do you have more tips, please leave a comment below and share your ideas.