Once you have your trailers ready to rent, you need to inform as many people as possible. This is the part of the business that is often overlooked or under pressure. It doesn’t matter if it’s a trailer rental business you’re trying to do or something like a restaurant, hotel, store, or online store on a website; None of them are going to make money without customers!
You could have the most wonderful trailer in the country, but unless people know about it and can easily rent it, you’re wasting your time. Therefore, you need to market your trailer rental business effectively. So, start closely, take a look at your trailer and see where you can place an ad announcing the fact that it is available for rent. Get a weatherproof sign and put it on it.
Next, let everyone you know that you now have a trailer for rent. Talk to them, give them a call, text and email them. Either you or your family walk around your village, city or district with flyers in hand and mail them. Arrange for teens to do it for you for a small fee. Contact your local newsstand and ask if your newsboy will deliver the flyers at the same time as the newspapers.
Contact your local newspaper and see if you can arrange for your flyer to be inserted in each issue. Leave your flyers where people congregate: taxi offices, take-out stores, and DIY stores. Leave your brochure or smaller card at all the supermarkets in your district; Remember to call back every 10 days to place another. Go to your local libraries and post your ad on the bulletin board.
At local stores, arrange for your ad to be placed in their window for a small fee per month. If you have more money to spend on marketing, you can arrange with your local taxi company to advertise on their taxis. The same goes for local bus companies. Visit your local jump rental company and arrange for your company to advertise with them. In this way, anyone who hires a container may also want to rent a trailer.
Then move on to the online possibilities. In this country, as in the United States, there are Yahoo groups. The two groups you want to post messages (ads) to are: Freecycle and Cheapcycle. The first, Freecycle has all kinds of household and other items available for people to pick up for free. Some of these items are large, too large to load in a car. These people will be reluctant to pay the moving company’s fees. They want cheap transportation, as soon as possible. It’s the same with Cheapcycle, although these items cost your customers, they still want one-time rental transportation.
Online classifieds such as Loot, Intergiant, FreeUKClassified, Vivastreet, Classifieds, FreeAds, and Onlinexchange are places you can advertise. There is also a website called Craigslist, which is widespread in the United States and has the same growing success here. However, recently Craigslist has attracted “time wasters and other people who want to spend their time” bothering people. “So of course, visit the website and judge for yourself. If you decide to place an ad. Make sure the person who hires your trailer is “in good faith” (in good faith).
As you think about online advertising and marketing, you might consider having your own website. It may be worth having your own trailer rental website. Setting up a website requires the following: a domain name, hosting, a platform like WordPress (free), a PayPal account, and a Google AdSense account. This would be the minimum necessary to have an online business.