Tattoo Shops + SMS Marketing = Perfect. Landed 7 easy clients

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Got the idea to call some tattoo shops to offer SMS marketing as they have totally been off my radar since I've began for some reason. I called 49 shops in about an hour. The owners are VERY easy to reach! Talked to 27 owners on the first call. 19 were interested enough to give me their email address.

I sent out an email to the 19. Within the last week and a half, 7 of them have emailed me back with their upfront payment. Just wanted to let you guys know this is a great business to go after, highly untapped, and SMS is perfect for tattoo shops, they have lots of repeat customers.

Cheers.
#offline marketing #marketing #shops #sms #tattoo
  • Profile picture of the author byront
    I've contemplated the idea myself. What sort of promotional stuff are you thinking of running for them?

    Great work!
  • Profile picture of the author Big B SD
    Interesting idea but I'm kinda lost on how a tattoo shop would use sms. Can you go further in depth on it?
  • Profile picture of the author kowulz
    I'm interested too. I run over a dozen tattoo shop web sites as well as apprenticeships sites.
  • Profile picture of the author nycdude
    How much do you charge these shops? What did you include in your email to the shop owners?
  • Profile picture of the author scarab
    Most tattoo shop owners always go to the big city tattoo shows, some travel a long way. SMS would be a great way to inform their customers where they are going(insider info) and invite them to attend the show etc. At the show setup a sign with an offer to get people to join the list. Now they artist has an out of town market to work as well as hos market at home.

    I think Tattoo shop owners would make real good clients. The tattooist customers spend $$$ nearly every time they come in. If you haven't noticed the customers of tattoo shops are really getting into the full sleeve, half sleeve, full back legs etc.
  • Profile picture of the author mrtrance
    Originally Posted by areevez View Post

    Got the idea to call some tattoo shops to offer SMS marketing as they have totally been off my radar since I've began for some reason. I called 49 shops in about an hour. The owners are VERY easy to reach! Talked to 27 owners on the first call. 19 were interested enough to give me their email address.

    I sent out an email to the 19. Within the last week and a half, 7 of them have emailed me back with their upfront payment. Just wanted to let you guys know this is a great business to go after, highly untapped, and SMS is perfect for tattoo shops, they have lots of repeat customers.

    Cheers.
    Do you use your method in the ice breaker WSO with the calling script and then followup email to land these clients?
  • Profile picture of the author KaterSD
    Areevez how much are you charging the shops?...
  • Profile picture of the author Robert Jackson Jr
    Never considered the Tattoo market before reading this thread. Thanks for the tips.
  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Hey, Im charging $235 set up fee and $250 per month
  • Profile picture of the author Avanyx
    Originally Posted by areevez View Post

    Got the idea to call some tattoo shops to offer SMS marketing as they have totally been off my radar since I've began for some reason. I called 49 shops in about an hour. The owners are VERY easy to reach! Talked to 27 owners on the first call. 19 were interested enough to give me their email address.

    I sent out an email to the 19. Within the last week and a half, 7 of them have emailed me back with their upfront payment. Just wanted to let you guys know this is a great business to go after, highly untapped, and SMS is perfect for tattoo shops, they have lots of repeat customers.

    Cheers.
    Hi, great idea but I am just wondering what information exactly you would be sending to the list built with SMS?

    Would it just be discounts? How could I market to this niche better with SMS.
  • Profile picture of the author PrivateCitizen
    OMG, what a brilliant plan! Your WSO already rocks, and you just gave away this golden nugget for free! Dude, you rock!!!
  • Profile picture of the author adiwilson
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Milburn
    Hi,

    Just a few questions from the UK. Recently I have been reading a lot about Mobile Marketing and the use of Short codes. Do the service suppliers charge you for the short codes, and if so how much.

    And do the short codes work on a premium rate number? And if they do who keeps the money etc?

    Sorry if this has been answered before
  • Profile picture of the author TWalker
    Originally Posted by areevez View Post

    Got the idea to call some tattoo shops to offer SMS marketing as they have totally been off my radar since I've began for some reason. I called 49 shops in about an hour. The owners are VERY easy to reach! Talked to 27 owners on the first call. 19 were interested enough to give me their email address.

    I sent out an email to the 19. Within the last week and a half, 7 of them have emailed me back with their upfront payment. Just wanted to let you guys know this is a great business to go after, highly untapped, and SMS is perfect for tattoo shops, they have lots of repeat customers.

    Cheers.
    Was there anything special in your email that got such a response?
    Could you share the email or any details in it that would help?

    If not publicly by PM maybe?

    EDIT: I reread your response so you called them first. Not bad, it isnt too hard to get an email and then sell in the email.

    Do you use images? Facts and figures on texting?
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Clough
    Areevez.....Great Post!

    **Anybody that has repeat business can use Mobile Text Marketing**

    So, who needs Mobile Marketing?
    • Restaurants
    • Fast Food / Pizza, Burgers
    • Doctors/ Dentists
    • Retail Shops – All - Tattoo Shop as well
    • Car Dealerships
    • Spas and Resorts
    • Real Estate Professionals
    • Entertainers
    • Concert Venues
    • Golf Courses
    • Churches
    • Ski Resorts
    • Political Campaigns
    • Charities
    • Schools
    • Finance Professionals
    • Celebrities
    • Coaches and Consultants
    • Casinos
    • Authors/ Publishers
    • Fitness Trainers
    • Night Clubs
    • Antique Collectors
    • Travel Agencies
    • ANYONE doing a promotion, or promoting Anything!!!!
  • Profile picture of the author davidfreedavidfree
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  • Profile picture of the author pplicon
    @areevez You should do a full WSO on sms from a-z. Especially highlighting the points of how to effective carry out a campaign. Don't really see any info out there that's actually tells you how to carry out the service. Just my 2cents!
  • Profile picture of the author TimNesbitt
    The whole concept of your WSO is brilliant I have to say it is one of my favorites I have come across in quite a while and I go read a whole lot of them!


    Tim
  • Profile picture of the author tocktik
    Great work. Hope have lot of working and talking ability. Good
  • Profile picture of the author ladymd
    Wow, the tattoo market is a great niche. Appointment reminders, mobile coupons, text to win campaigns...the possibilities are endless!

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