Guest post by: Veronica Clyde
Seth Godin, one of the Internet’s greatest thinkers, says that we are entering a ‘gift economy.’ A gift economy is basically a “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” approach to business espoused by marketing gurus like Tony Robbins. This approach works because people end up remembering you and what you stand for based on the quality of the product you gave away for free.
To profit from the gift economy mentality, businesses should create different types of free giveaway items and consider the expense of doing so as part of the marketing budget. The heart and soul of any business are its clients. The best way to reach clients is through products and services that appeal to them.