So What’s The Best Way To Gather Auto Insurance Quotes?

If you are looking to get a new auto insurance policy you will certainly need to start by gathering a number of quotes. Gathering quotes is one of the best ways of finding a policy that suits your personal requirements and your budget. But what exactly is the best way of gathering these quotes? Should you be doing this online or off-line?

Well, certainly the to obvious ways of gathering quotes would be by either using the phone and or the Internet and the best way of doing so will completely depend upon your personal preferences.

If you want to gather quotes quickly and efficiently so that you can choose a suitable car insurance policy as quickly as possible to purchase, then using the Internet is certainly be preferable way to go. In particular, a comparison site will enable you to gather multiple quotes very quickly. You can then compare these on the screen in front of you and can simply choose the policy that you want to go with.

On the Internet it is also possible to go directly to different company websites. Many specific companies that will not advertise their quotes on these comparison sites and therefore it might be necessary for you to go direct in order to get a quote from a particular company you have an interest in. This may well take a little bit longer to do, but in general the quote you get might be designed a little bit more specifically for you.

Certainly, the benefits of using the Internet refer to the speed with which you can gather quotes in particular. In addition, many people simply do not have to want to talk to someone or get dragged into a conversation with a sales agent when simply gathering quotes. They would prefer to just sit back in the comfort of their own home and get some suitable quotes right then and there.

However, using the phone and gathering quotes in this fashion will certainly provide you with certain unique benefits as well one of these is simply the fact that by doing this you will be able to negotiate directly over particular details of your quote and of the policy that you want to get. If you have certain queries you can ask questions to the sales agent, something which cannot be done online.

Certainly it will take a lot longer to gather quotes in this fashion as you will have to gather individual quotes by giving your information specifically to a live person. However, you may also be able to haggle over price when doing this and can therefore potentially reduce the cost of your overall policy.

At the end of the day, therefore, it really does come down to your own personal preference as to how you might want to gather quotes. Doing so online will afford you speed and efficiency, while doing it over the phone is likely to allow you to negotiate directly and ask questions. As such, consider your personal requirements and then take the appropriate approach

PIN Your Way To The Top

Even though Pinterest is the most effective social media platform in driving traffic back to your site, most businesses are still not using it as their preferred and primary form of social media marketing. It may be interesting for all you business owners out there to know that there are more than 70 million Pinterest users worldwide and over 500,000 business accounts. Compared with the amount of consumers using Pinterest, the amount of businesses using Pinterest for their own gain is quite low. I can’t help but ask myself why? Pinterest allows businesses to increase their brand authority, expand their reach and drive organic traffic back to their site all at the same time from one location, so why on earth would any business turn down this opportunity?

Pinterests Popularity has grown rapidly over the past three years, most likely resulting in most of us being left behind as we remained loyal and true to more ‘traditional’ and ‘safe’ forms of online marketing through platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. If you think that Pinterest is not for your business and your oblivious to what Pinterest can do for your business, now is the time to change your way of thinking! There are a few things you should educate yourself on before embarking on your new Pinterest journey, but once your up to date… the world of online consumerism is your oyster. Take a look at some quick tips below to point you in the right starting direction.

WHO AND WHAT’S PINNING?

There is no point pinning things that won’t get re-pinned. Over 80% of pins on Pinterest are re-pins, this means that people are more interested in using Pinterest as a ‘search tool’ in essence. In comparison with other forms of social media such as Instagram, where the users uploads mainly their own, original content, Pinterest pinners want to see what others have to say and offer. With this in mind make sure you check what people are into now! Browse different categories, browse boards and ‘professional’ pinners, see what users are looking for. Where does your content relate? Where can you pin interesting images and articles that relate to your business?

GET TO KNOW YOUR FELLOW PINNERS

The whole point of online marketing is for businesses to become more ‘real’, for them to connect with their users in ways that were never possible before. It is important that once you have created your account, you don’t simply start randomly pinning about your business and promoting it without much regard for what others are pinning. Share content, comment on pins, interact with users and reward those who follow and share your content. If your a hairdresser per say, don’t just pin images of your wonderful styling, create boards for fashion, health and beauty, even weddings, anything that relates to hair. Post videos and tips and tricks for creating the perfect ‘going-out’ style at home on your own. By posting quality content that branches out, you will attract even more followers.

CREATIVE CONTENT

Don’t forget that Pinterest allows users to share images and articles. This allows you to get your original written and visual content out there all in one place! With so many pins out there to choose from, pinners are looking for something different. Take for example the Quotes category of Pinterest, most of the quotes have been used and over-used, with the same images and text coming up again and again! It is unlikely that people will pin the same thing over and over, why would they? Whatever you pin, try and make it original. By checking trends and keeping an eye on what’s ‘in’ you can easily add your own images and articles that belong to you and have never been seen before. Have you someone in the office who reckons himself a bit of a budding photographer or graphic designer? Is that a yes I hear? Well, get them to start snapping and creating images that belong to your business and say something about who and what you are. Got a mouthy, opinionated one in the office? Always pipping up with some smart, but entertaining comment? Why not quote them?

With all that in mind, your can certainly make a good start. Through getting started and using Pinterest as both a user and a business, your knowledge will only grow and in turn grow your business visibility and interaction. As they say, ‘practice makes perfect’, so don’t delay, go start pinning like a professional.

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