So I do not personally use YEalP and I am not sure if the shop(s) I work at do But I do know there is Google and Facebook and guess what people do read this reviews.
so this week out of nowhere I did something I have never done before and that was to ask the people who sat in my chair to leave a review on one of these platforms.
The reason I asked them to do this was a realization that I needed to find a way for my name to get recognized locally. I will be honest asking them to do this was not as awkward as I thought it was going to be.
Things like Yelp and Facebook have always had some controversy to there review platforms(bad reviews get pushed to the top, ability to remove defamatory and just plain a$$holes who get a kick out of posting bad reviews). If you know you did a great service and that they were happy they will be willing to share their experience.
As much as I am not a fan of review sites I think I need to start taking advantage of them. The more positive things written out you the more people looking for services are going to be more drawn to you.
One thing I got to thinking about was what if you are in a shop and are not sure how long you are going to be there Nina Kovner of consulting agency Passion Squared says "You totally can have your own page with your brand name using the salon address (you are currently at)".
This is a good idea, especially if down the road your goal is to open your own shop. So develope your brand and take advantage of review sites.
i guess I am going to leave it at that and hope it is something that may help, because I know it is something I am having to learn.
And remember.....THEY DON'T ALWAYS HATE US ON YELP!!