When I started the “Dakota Backroads” Facebook page in 2014, I never envisioned it becoming a website and going as far as I have. After sharing with others about my page at the time and how it started, the bigger picture started to take fruition. The name was changed to include more states than the Dakotas; my excitement and purpose became more solidified and my business was born. If you're new to my blog and stories, I can recap a bit to for you about my business’ beginnings.
My mission was and has been to share the best parts of small and local business in order to get others to stop and see. Loving that idea, it grew to where it is today, but not without question and frustration. As Mel Robbins says…
I cannot say I’m the best salesperson but I can say my passion has only grown and I can definitely tell you my mission. Small and local business’ and entrepreneurs need support. They are risk takers and dreamers. They “believe it before they see it.” Or in the words of Thomas Edison about himself as an entrepreneur, “I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” So I’m definitely an advocate for my very own business and what I’m trying to accomplish. Our country was built by entrepreneurs.
This then leads into my trial and errors as business owner of Travel Backroads and the questions I have had since starting. Pricing digital marketing and promoting business on and off the main highway, city street or someone’s home has been a challenge, especially if you're looking for perfection.
You'll want to know this...
I now am launching a new way for entrepreneurs to become part of the Travel Backroads Online Directory.
A "one-time membership" is all you need.
Google Reviews on the a la carte menu...
All will lead others to the website and utimately to find your biz.
What's the price??
1) The one-time business membership fee is $100, INCLUDING mentioned perks. Should you later decide you want updated pictures, new links, new information shared with the public; the A la Carte menu will address those additions.
2) To include a video it is $150; again a one time ever fee and included in social media. You help provide photos and we can work out the specifics.
Digital and online marketing has been a challenge for me. Personally I feel I'm blazing a new trail. Without reading 101 ways to go about it and experimentation, I'm learning the right way to approach this, it has been a journey.
Chambers and Community Clusters --Are you a Destination??
There will be opportunities for Chambers or Community Clusters to join as well and TB to promote for a one-time fee of $200; additional updates later come in the A la Carte menu. (Businesses to be mentioned within these join separately.) Feel free to ask questions.
There is opportunity as well, for large and small events to get promoted.
This is a great opportunity for YOU to get your business listed in the directory that is growing and being promoted daily.
I am following my passion—it’s marketing the small and local business owners, events, chambers, and communities.
You Snooze, You Lose,
The Website Membership Agreement is also located on the website on "Services".