Marketing is essential for the growth of any law firm. Even if your attorneys have impeccable reputations, without sufficient exposure, potential clients may never be aware of what your firm has to offer. Unfortunately, many small firms and solo practitioners do not have a large budget to spend on comprehensive marketing campaigns. Costly forms of marketing can be very effective in attracting new clients, but if the budget isn’t there, law firms can take advantage of alternative methods. Fortunately, there are many ways to attract new clients without breaking the bank. Even basic tools, such as a website, can help inform prospective clients about your practice areas and can convince them to request a consultation. Here are some more tips on where you should be spending your money when dealing with a tight marketing budget.
Email marketing, such as newsletters and email blasts, is one of the most powerful and cost-effective marketing tools for small to mid-sized businesses and law firms. It provides a good segue to convert leads into clients, and emails can be completely customized to strengthen your reputation. Here are six ways to maximize your email marketing success:
1. Experiment to Create a Schedule
In order to find out what days and times are best for your firm to send out emails, try out a few different schedules. Certain times of the year may be best depending on your field of law (Thanksgiving or other heavily-traveled days for a traffic law firm, for example), and holiday emails are appropriate from any firm. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are also said to be the best days of the week to send out emails. Use your personal experience to experiment and see what works best for you!