The end of the year always seems to come and go in the snap of your fingers. If you have been part of my community for a while, then you have heard me talk about just how important referrals are to your photography business.
Great relationships with vendors + ongoing appreciation = more referrals.
And we all know that more referrals = a more flourishing business. Woo!
As the year comes to an end and we start a new year fresh, now is a great time to show appreciation to the people who have been influential in your business this year.
Here are some ideas for how to thank your referrals:
1. Mug + Coffee
I’m coffee obsessed, so this gift is at the top of my list. You can find a cute mug and pair it with a bag of nice coffee, and you have a great gift for your coffee-loving referrals.
2. Teak & Twine Holiday Gifts
I love Teak & Twine because the gifts are gorgeous and they take care of everything for you. That, and right now they have a great collection of holiday gifts. Click here to shop, and use code JulieWilhite10 at checkout to save 10%.
3. Gift Card to Your Favorite Local Business
I love shopping at local businesses so I can support other small business owners! Find a local coffee shop, boutique, or flower shop and gift your referrals a gift card. It doesn’t have to be much — just enough to show you appreciate all the business they sent your way.
4. Bottle of Bubbly
No explanation needed here, am I right?! 😉
5. Take Them Out For Coffee / Drinks
Another way to show your appreciation is to take them out for a nice cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or a meal. If you have a more personal relationship with someone, this is a great way to say thank you.
6. Holiday Card or Thank You Card
This may sound too simple in comparison to the other ideas, but a handwritten card can be more than enough. If you’re just starting your business, or you’d prefer not to spend a lot this year on thank you gifts, this is a great route.
Always, always keep this in mind: thank people in a way that feels good to YOU. We are all different, our businesses and styles are different, and there isn’t a right or wrong way to show appreciation.
What is your favorite way to thank your referrals? Comment below – I’d love to know 🙂