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The 5 Most Common Marketing Pitfalls

by May 15, 2019Law Firm Marketing

Marketing your elder law firm can be difficult. While some tactics may work very well, others fail miserably. Unfortunately, there’s very little advice available on the internet for your specific niche.

However, it can be helpful to identify the pitfalls of marketing in general, because these pitfalls can really make a difference in how effective your elder law marketing tactics work

1. Failure to Commit

One of the biggest problems with most marketing plans is lack of commitment, especially in the elder law business. If you begin to doubt your plan and abandon it before it has time to mature and start performing well, you have wasted time and money.

Instead of derailing on your plan early on, consider networking with other attorneys who have been successful with their marketing. This will help you stay committed and eliminate your doubt.

2. Marketing Services That Aren’t Marketable

While this may seem obvious to some people, it is a fact that not all services are highly marketable. You want to market services that will give you an easy entrance into a new client relationship

3. Failure to Tailor Your Services to Your Locale

You need to learn what type of marketing works in your area. What works in suburban California may not work the same in rural Tennessee, for example.

Try to gather feedback for your marketing tactics and then make modifications based on those results.

4. Don’t Focus on the Technical Aspects of Estate Planning

You may deliver great content at your seminar, but many elder law attorneys tend to be rather technical.

Instead of focusing so much on the technical aspects of estate planning, find out the problems of your particular audience, then identify the cure.

Let your audience know that the cure is attainable and affordable.

5. Failure to Create a
Marketing Budget

You create a budget for everything else, and you need to have one for your marketing too.

Failure to commit to a budget will result in inconsistent results. Marketing plans take time to reach their full potential, so give yours time to work, and stick to your budget

In Conclusion

Elder law marketing can be extremely tricky, but working to eliminate the above pitfalls from your marketing plan can help ensure that you’re not wasting time and money.

At Bambiz, we work with elder law and estate planning firms and have extensive experience in developing social media marketing strategies unique to your firm, location, and potential client base.

To learn more about how we can help grow your business using online marketing, schedule a free 15-minute call with us


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Jim Blake

Jim Blake

Founder/CEO Bambiz

Jim’s mission with Bambiz is to help Elder Law and Estate Planning attorneys get more clients and grow their business.  He was awarded the Tampa Bay Business Journal Top Up and Comer Under 30 and is a Certified Digital Marketer.  Jim is also passionate about running and fitness, having completed over 26 full marathons in three continents.