Thursday, 9 May 2013
Advertising and statistics
You really did come up with some great questions. I'm going to answer two of them today. I've enlisted the help of Kimberley for one. The first question is from Phil. He asks:
How do you come by "clients"? Word of mouth? Is there any "advertising"?
This is a poser that I first asked myself when I opened the business. To answer the question most of my business is in fact by word of mouth. Even in Clarkstown I don't know how an advertisement in the local paper or elsewhere would be received. The other problem there is that if I say Spank Shop people's thoughts are going to go in a different direction than I want them to.
I have a sign out the front that says what the business is and Kimberley and her mother have wonderful contacts within the local community and help to spread the word.
It also helps that a good 95% of my business is local and that I have arrangements with local law enforcement (Tania and Sandra) and medical professionals (Tiffany and Rosalie), plus the school (Sharon and Priya).
This means I don't have to advertise really, the behaviour of many of my clients after a visit is testament to the effectiveness of the treatment and also promotes good will and gets me new and repeat business.
From the talented JPC. Two clients compare their bottoms. I think I'll be seeing them again.
The second question is from Ron and I'll let Kimberley look after that. I'm sure he will approve.
Isn't this fun? As Aunty said above, Ron asks us:
How many bottoms do you spank per day?
It seems fairly straightforward. The problem is that it isn't. There isn't a set number. Too many variables. Some days we have more than others. Mondays are particularly bad, this could be because we're not open on the weekend. Mid weeks are often less busy. I think Thursday is our quietest day generally. I can't really put an accurate number on it. It also depends on the client. Some customers require longer with Aunty or Mum or me. Others just need a quick 30 minute session and leave with a nice hot bottom. Time of year plays a part in this, too. For some reason school holidays are always busy and we get an upturn close to Christmas as well. I think the best answer is a lot.
A typical day for Aunty starts at 9 and ends at 5 with an hour for lunch. So if we had a day of 30 minute sessions she'd smack 14 bottoms, but that's a perfect day and I can't ever remember it happening like that. She tends to average anywhere from 4 to 10 most days.
Hope that helps.
From Spanked Call Girls. A busy day at The Spank Shop.
Aunty Andrea and Kimberley Susan.