With some easy gift ideas, you can make this holiday season an extremely prosperous one.
When you integrate the following business gift ideas into your Christmas sales plan, you can boost your income during the holiday season dramatically.
Of course persuming you do this early enough to avoid the rush:
1- Send cards to your clients
Sending cards to your existing clients is a great gesture to show your appreciation for their business. It also sets you apart from the competition and other contractors your clients might have worked with. Here are a few key tips:
- Make sure you handwrite the card
- Add a little personal touch to the message.
You can also attach holiday tips for cool gift ideas; a newspaper clipping relevant to your client’s situation; and a business card of yours
- If you really want to stand out, you can send a card in early January when most people are feeling a bit post-holiday depressed.
2- Send out a holiday newsletter with useful tips
Instead of spending money on gifts that might end up in the recycling bin, considering easy gift ideas that are valuable and easy on your cash, such as your knowledge.
You can incorporate a holiday newsletter with helpful cooking tips, safety tips, money saving tips, tips to write greeting messages in a different language, even how the holiday season in other countries and cultures are celebrated, etc.
Whatever makes your readers feel informed and appreciated is great.
Don’t forget to add some special holiday offers as well. You can offer to translate a sales page for a website to boost their holiday sales.
You can also pickup cheap unique gift ideas or products elsewhere and sell it online. For example, an electronic dictionary would be great Christmas gift for some.
The key here is to make it relevant to the holiday season.
3- Send a free report
Distributing a quality report for free requires more work than other easy gift ideas. But the impact for your business can be huge.
For example, a list of typical translation mistakes people make in your language pair; trips on travelling overseas; or ideas on how to navigate through Chinese or German, for example, social networking sites to woo business from those demographics.
In exchange, you ask for their email addresses or offer as a bonus when they purchase your service or other products.
If you are afraid of giving away too much information, remember to focus the report on What and Why. If your readers like what they see, they’ll pay for How.
4- Run a contest
Compared to other easy gift ideas, this one is a bit more exciting.
Say, you are a webpage translator, you may want to launch a contest where you ask your potential clients to submit their Christmas sales page for the translation and offer a makeover for that page with your expertise.
Make sure you set up certain rules for picking your winner. Also make sure that you will be able to use this piece of work to showcase your talent and abilities later on. But remember, if you put out an offer, you have to follow through.
Seeing is believing. By showcasing your talent and skills, your clients will not only be more aware of you, but also be able to see the value of your translation service.
They will feel more motivated to work with you. And that’s the kind of gift Santa Claus can’t bring you.