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You’ve thought long and hard about the perfect idea for your business venture and now it’s time to dive in and make your dream a reality. Except for one minor problem; you’re sort of on a super limited budget these days for a social media platform. Fear not! Your dreams will not be shrunken to the size of your wallet because we’ve got five tips on how to launch a business on social media with a tight budget. From creating a website for your biz to developing a killer marketing plan, we’ve covered all the bases you need to get your name out there without breaking the bank.

Built an extraordinary website design

First things first, if you want to launch your business and have people know about it, you need a [killer] website. Fortunately, Wix is completely free and totally customizable which allows you to get creative without stressing about your financial sitch. Whether you’ve got a vintage shop, a restaurant, or are running a tiny bed and breakfast out of your house, you can choose a stunning website template and get started.

Have a few partners on board? Not to worry. With Wix Contributors, you can easily invite others to work on your website without sharing your personal login and billing information. Simply add their email address in the Contributors section of your Site Settings and let the collaboration begin. And don’t worry – you’ll get notified when editing each other’s work.

Simple billing system

Invoicing and receiving payments from your customers can be a time-consuming and intimidating task, but it’s the only way to rake in the big bucks. With Wix Invoices, you can now start getting paid online! Completely synced with your contacts, in a just few clicks you can create and send professional invoices and organize your billing in tidy one place. This will free you up to focus on what really matters – your business. You can also customize your invoice with your business’s logo and add any notes or legal terms you may need to include. Once you’re done, you can easily monitor all of your invoices and track any outstanding payments due.

Transparency with your customers/clients

Situation: you’re a one-man show right now and you’re churning out ideas at a mile a minute. During this time, it’s crucial that you start to automate processes wherever you can in order to free up a time to focus on bigger things. Sending an email to your website visitors to thank them for dropping by or for making a purchase is just one way to communicate with your visitors at no cost. Instead of purchasing a complex email marketing tool, Wix Smart Actions allows you to set up automatic messages for your users after they complete an action on your site. Not only will your customers feel personally connected to you, you’ll also look like you’ve got quite the army behind you to keep you up and running! It is advisable to understand the social media strategy to get the best results.

Start with a budgeted office space

It’s no secret that office space is expensive. In the early stages of getting your business up and running, you’re better off working from home to save some money. Consider setting up a small office in your home and grow from there. If you can take it one step further, look into shared workspaces in your area. This will allow you to start networking with other small businesses and exchange tips and tricks you’ve picked up along the way.

Strong marketing strategy

When you’re first starting out, you likely won’t have the resources to create an extensive marketing strategy. Still, getting your business’s name out there is essential to your success.

As a new business, you’ll want to capitalize on grand opening sales and perks for new customers. Take time to develop a timeline of where you want your marketing efforts to go, especially on social media.

Start small by reaching out to friends and family, local newspapers and community bulletin boards. Click To Tweet

Make a splash in the online world with an eye-catchy social media design.Set up a Facebook page and a Twitter account for your business so customers can find you. And while you’re it, connect your social channels to that stunning website of yours using the Icons application, straight from the Wix App Market.

 

 

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