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 P1
      Originally Posted by Big B SD View Post

      Interesting idea but I'm kinda lost on how a tattoo shop would use sms. Can you go further in depth on it?
      Not sure how tattoo shops work but maybe for appointment reminders? I would like to know this also since I live by the beach and there is TONS down the strip.
    • Profile picture of the author DazedandConfused
      Originally Posted by Big B SD View Post

      Interesting idea but I'm kinda lost on how a tattoo shop would use sms. Can you go further in depth on it?
      I was walking past a tattoo shop today pondering how to get them onto a mobile program and I would like to hear your sms ideas as well...what is it you're pitching - coupon or ??


      P1- looks like a good niche for you...

      areevez - you're in Va. - lots of naval bases lots of tattoo shops...you in Norfolk area?
  • 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 Tim Brendel
      They use SMS marketing to build a list like any other business would use it. Things such as coupons, or bring a friend today and they get 50% off types of deals.

      They can also build a list very quickly by offering a free tattoo contest. I bet this that this method in conjunction with a small (local) social media campaign would net them some a lot of new customers off the bat, and returning customers that respond to the SMS coupons for tattoos down the road.

      That would be my pitch to them.
    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by kowulz View Post

      I'm interested too. I run over a dozen tattoo shop web sites as well as apprenticeships sites.
      Wow, this would be just perfect for you! EASY upsell.
  • 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 areevez
      Originally Posted by mrtrance View Post

      Do you use your method in the ice breaker WSO with the calling script and then followup email to land these clients?
      Yup I'm still using the exact same model in offline ice breaker..what's working needs no fixing.
  • 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 areevez
      Originally Posted by Avanyx View Post

      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.
      You can see post #9 in this thread and he explains pretty much exactly what I plan on doing.
  • 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 areevez
      Originally Posted by PrivateCitizen View Post

      OMG, what a brilliant plan! Your WSO already rocks, and you just gave away this golden nugget for free! Dude, you rock!!!
      Glad you enjoyed the post and I really hope you hop on this full force and make some serious cash!!! report back when you get your first tattoo shop!
  • 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 areevez
      Originally Posted by Andrew Milburn View Post

      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
      The shortcodes come with the SMS provider and in most cases 1 keyword also. The prices to sign up for SMS providers vary. A lot have free trials.
  • 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 areevez
      Originally Posted by Rowdy Yates View Post

      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!!!!
      Hey man AWESOME list of other places to target! Thanks a lot for contributing to this thread!
  • 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 Dailybread
      Hey Areevez,
      I bought affiliatecommander from you a couple of days ago and it is all falling into place. People love to hear about a new way to get repeat customers and sms is everywhere.
      Used affiliatecommander to find some sms services in Oz.
      This thread fits in perfectly with what I have learned. Already had my first two businesses sign up through my link and all that with just two hours work from go to woah!
      Thanks for all your help and this thread. Great gift.

      Martin
      Australia!
  • 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!
  • Profile picture of the author BrandyM
    Wow, I'm am sooo glad I came across this thread! I just moved to an area that has a ton of Tattoo shops and been wondering what to offer them. Now that I know SMS works can you tell me what you emailed them to get them interested? This is something I want to take action on tomorrow! So it looks like I need to invested in two WSO's Offline Ice Breaker and AffiliateCommander? I guess my question is the same as TWalkers above. I need things broken down to me in baby terms. Did you ask to speak with the owner first. Then ask if they were interested in SMS text messaging to promote their business? Then if they say yes just ask for their email and send them an email about how you would use SMS. What is the going rate to charge for this type of service? Is this a monthly maintenance? Would you have them sign up using something like a PayPal subscription. What SMS service do you use?

    Sorry about all the questions! I'm a newb!
    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by loyaltytoday View Post

      Wow, I'm am sooo glad I came across this thread! I just moved to an area that has a ton of Tattoo shops and been wondering what to offer them. Now that I know SMS works can you tell me what you emailed them to get them interested? This is something I want to take action on tomorrow! So it looks like I need to invested in two WSO's Offline Ice Breaker and AffiliateCommander? I guess my question is the same as TWalkers above. I need things broken down to me in baby terms. Did you ask to speak with the owner first. Then ask if they were interested in SMS text messaging to promote their business? Then if they say yes just ask for their email and send them an email about how you would use SMS. What is the going rate to charge for this type of service? Is this a monthly maintenance? Would you have them sign up using something like a PayPal subscription. What SMS service do you use?

      Sorry about all the questions! I'm a newb!
      No Problem! Im happy you found this my information so helpful! Much luck to you on your financial success.
  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Wow thanks for the great feedback in this thread, to the post above, I emailed them the same script inside my ice breaker wso. You don't need affiliate commander for this. Yes that is exactly how the call worked and I charge $250 per month to manage their campaigns. Yes a paypal subscription is perfect! I currently use txt180, looking to move on soon to something else for more options.
    • Profile picture of the author BrandyM
      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      Wow thanks for the great feedback in this thread, to the post above, I emailed them the same script inside my ice breaker wso. You don't need affiliate commander for this. Yes that is exactly how the call worked and I charge $250 per month to manage their campaigns. Yes a paypal subscription is perfect! I currently use txt180, looking to move on soon to something else for more options.

      Thank you so much! I was sitting here worrying myself to death about how to get my business off the ground and I just came over to warrior forum and saw your thread and it was like an answer to my prayers. You have no idea how jazzed I got just reading it.

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