Blog Tag: Virtual_Tour_Marketing

Relocating to a New Market

Hello all you RTV providers out there. Have any of you ever moved to a new market and had to start all over again?? Well we did! We recently moved our virtual tour business from Northern Illinois to Corinth Mississippi. New to town and new to the existing markets, we needed a new sales approach. Cold-calling had always been beneficial for us, so we began to look at markets that would benefit by adding a virtual tour to their existing web sites.

The two niches we are currently working on have had great success: furniture stores (with large show rooms) and churches. (See Oakland Baptist Church)

We have emailed our tours to “competing” stores/churches so that they are aware of what others are doing to enhance their web sites!

We joined (free) Merchant Circle; this marketing has allowed our company name/web site to list at or near the top of a search for Corinth Virtual Tours and Tupelo Virtual Tours. (Oh, and we blogged on the RTV blog too which REALLY helps for recognition by the search engine.)

Next project–try to improve upon our facebook page.

Hugh Jordan
Corinth Virtual Tour Company

Weatherford Virtual Tours on Twitter

Dear RTV,

First I want to thank you for providing these webinars awesome extended education weekly webinars to us. They are extremely helpful, especially, for new RTV providers like I am.

I have not yet gotten on the “Twitter” bandwagon, but it seems I’ve been missing quite a bit, especially as it pertains to my business. This particular Twitter Queens webinar has provided me information on how to increase my business through the Twitter social network machine. There was a lot of information presented. Actually, too much for me to digest, so I’m so glad that RTV records these for future reference and we were also provided a link to some guidelines from the guest speakers Jodi and Michelle.

One of the main ingredients of having Twitter work for my Weatherford Virtual Tour business is to provide information from other sites. It works similarly to the BNI that I’m involved in. In other words, I should focus on helping other people much more than focusing on having them help me.

The first order of business for me now is to establish a twitter account. After I do that I will proceed to read the guide and begin to set up the different ingredients that will help me create a twitter page that will allow me to twitter correctly without taking too much of my time.

Again, I appreciate the presenters and Jason for bringing these tips to my attention. I still have to research and find out what RSS

feed is all about and look back at the other webinars to find out about Google bars and more. So much to learn, so little time…

Sue Coleman
Flash Fire Interactive
Weatherford Virtual Tours
Order a Weatherford Virtual Tour – 817-613-1613

Chirps From Tweet Newbie

Dear Jason and the Twitter Queens,

Thanks for the introduction to “business tweeting.” The main thing I’ve learned from our current economic situation is that I have to wear a lot of hats: realtor®, virtual tour provider, marketer and now blogger and twitterer … is that a word? If not a word, it’s still fun to say.

In all honesty, before the webinar, I thought of blogging and twittering as “dear diary” entries and as an opportunity for my friends and family to let me know what they were having for dinner and why they disagreed with the winner of the current reality show contest.

Most of my Knoxville virtual tour business associates hounded me until I joined FaceBook. I joined FaceBook and now they all want me to play Farm Town or join the Mafia??? Yea…I don’t have time for that. I’m too busy trying to think of ways to make money for my family.

So…when I signed up for the webinar I have to admit, I really just wanted a tour credit and to also sit back and smugly think … “yep, I was right.”

But, on the contrary, there was a wealth of information shared about why, when, where and how to twitter to put my business on a more frequent cycle of information sharing and attracting more viewers to my site,, as well as how I can approach my clients with these methods and help them gain from the information. Let’s face it if they aren’t making money, then I’m not making money.

Michelle and Jodi, you ladies, have this system down to an art form. It shows that you have put a lot of research and time into developing your methods. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I really appreciate the free book. I admit that what I once thought was a simple “what I’m doing now…” forum, has proven to be a little intimidating when I try to figure out where to start, so I’m going to start on page one and Get My Twitter On.

Best regards,
Tammy Mills (Twitter Newbie)

Tammy Mills
Time Matters Photography and Marketing
Knoxville Virtual Tours

Get More Referrals

Marketing is a critical step to any virtual tour business plan. Many companies focus there marketing efforts on seeking new customers, but forget to go after the important referral. Getting referrals is easier and less expensive than marketing to new customers, and referrals are often more loyal customers. If you ask for a referral you are likely to get one. Here are some tips to help get more referrals for your business.

~When handing out your business cards, hand them an extra to give to a friend or co-worker that may your services. Do this with your brochures as well.

~After completing a job well done communicate a thank you personally or via e-mail. Say something like this: Thank you for your business, please tell your friends about us.

~When sending out mailings to your clients attach two coupons for your business, one to print for your customer and a second to print for a friend.

~Provide follow-up via several methods. Do not just send an email, Spam filters often re-route these. Send email, make follow-up calls, and send traditional greeting cards through the Mail. Many times more traditional forms of follow-up are sometimes the most effective way to connect with a client. Sending a sincere thank you note is a great way to follow-up with a customer. Do not fill your message full of advertisements, coupons, and sales offers. Share how much you value your customers business and how you will be supportive of his or her future needs. Personal contacts are a great way to keep your name in front of your customer, hence yielding more referrals.

~Offer a small incentive if possible if a client refers others. You may also ask your client if they know of any friends, co-workers or business acquaintances that would like to be sent discount coupons. Always send a thank you note when you receive a referral.

Frugal Marketing U
RTV Marketing Team
Detroit Virtual Tours

RTV’s New PanoRider Pricing – Revised

Apologies going out to the RTV provider network as we posted the incorrect pricing of our PanoRiders in our last RTV Newsletter to you. Below is the OFFICIAL…NEW, PanoRider pricing which is now available from within your Tour Management System (TMS)

Please give us a call for any questions and thanks for your support!

Sign A
Sign A – 8” x 24”
Bottom No Image Rider

Sign B

1 Double Sided Rider w/ cable ties
Sign B – 10” x 24”
Oval No Image Rider
1 Double Sided Rider for top of pitchfork

Sign C
Sign C – 8” x 24”
Bottom Image Rider
1 Double Sided Rider w/ Photo and w/ cable ties

Single Property Website and PanoRider™ Order Form
Please use this form to order your Single Property Website and PanoRider™.
Please select the package you would like for this order:
Single Property Website (PanoRider™ not Included) – $19.95
Single Property Website one year renewal- $19.95
Basic Panorider™ (Single Property Website not Included)
Sign A – $19.95
Sign B – $19.95
Sign C – $29.95
Deluxe Panorider™ with Single Property Website
Sign A – $39.90
Sign B – $39.90
Sign C – $49.90