I need to do some marketing for my business (court reporting). I was THISCLOSE to ordering Christmas cards on Vista Print (yet again) to mail out to local law firms to try to get my name out there, but I've done that before and it netted me exactly nothing.
I need a creative idea, something that will bring in a job or two or forty.
Background: I am a court reporter, and I live mere blocks from the courthouse and dozens of law firms. Literally blocks. Yet I often end up driving into Portland for depositions. I need a couple of those law firms that are in my own backyard to make me their go-to gal. I just don't know how to do it. I suck at sales and am clueless when it comes to marketing.
My budget is next to nothing. I can't afford to send every firm in town a wine and cheese basket, but a Christmas card doesn't seem to cut it either.