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The Benefits of Social Media for Your Services

Get Your Name Out There  
Giant retail stores, small home-town businesses and bondsman are all using the power of social media to their advantage.  If you still haven’t let your legal practice experience social media, then now is definitely the time to start.  Social media is an excellent method of free marketing.  There is literally no cost to you – you aren’t buying any advertising, you don’t need to build a brand new web page – all you need is a few minutes every few days to post updates to make your social media profile notably present.social media    Premiere Bail Bonds
There are dozens of various sites you can connect with to boost awareness of your practice.  This does not just mean joining Facebook.  While Facebook is great, it is still a single social networking site – if you can add in more media outlets, you will be even better able to make a niche for yourself online.

Videos, Tweets, Blogs, and More  
What will be most important to your business is providing people with useful content.  This may mean starting up a blog that provides readers with insights into various legal matters they may encounter in their lives.  Or you could set up a YouTube account and post videos of some of your lawyers offering tips for certain legal situations.  Depending upon where your practice is located, you may even be able to offer location-specific ideas that will really help draw local business to your office.

Social media is made up of a lot of different aspects of online interaction, which means finding ways to make your business relevant to these areas is important.  You may not be able to work your way into all of them, and that is fine.  You don’t want to stretch yourself too thin anyway – instead, choose some of the most prominent locations you believe will benefit your business the most and then begin posting and updating so people can see what your practice is about and how they might find you useful or interesting.

Plan a Little First  
While most individuals can jump onto Twitter or Facebook without thinking twice about it, it’s different for a business.  You need to consider what things you want to post.  What information do you want to include in your videos?  How many blogs do you want posted per week or per month?  How often should you Tweet, and what will you make of those 140 characters?

Planning ahead can help you craft a great online presence.  Once you start, keep it up.  Your followers will be interested in what you have to say, and because of your efforts you may earn new clients before you know it.

How Do Bail Bonds Work?

A Surety Bond  
Formally, a bail bond is known as a surety bond.  The purpose of it is to ensure that a defendant appears for his or her court date, but does not need to remain held until that time.  The bail bond allows the person to go free and continue on with his or her daily life until the court date.surety bond     Premiere Bail Bonds

You can contact a bail bond agency directly.  This is true even if you are a defendant.  However, others can also contact the agency, such as friends, relatives, or attorneys.

The Process  
Once the agency is contacted, basic information is collected so we understand the bigger picture.  We will be interested in understanding the situation, from where the detainee is currently being held to how long they have lived at their current residence.  A lot of factors can come into how the bond is handled.  The more information we have, the more efficiently we can work.

There are documents that need to be dealt with, and once we have them ready – and we know that speed is important – they can be signed and the process can continue.  Our agents will take the documents to the right facility and it is these documents that will secure the release of the defendant.  It may sound like something that takes a long time, but that’s actually not the case.  A quality agency knows how to complete the entire bail bond process in just an hour or two.  Premiere Bail Bonds has agents that are competent and ready to get the job done in excellent time.

The fee paid is mandated by state law, which means the State of California has determined how much you will pay our agency for our services.  The biggest difference, however, is in how you are treated.  Our agents go above and beyond with each and every client, which is what makes us first class in the bail bonds business.

Be aware of any bail bondsmen who boast that they offer cheap bonds.  These people may be violating state laws to try and get your business and should be avoided at all costs.  It is best to choose an agency that fully understands the business and will go the extra mile to ensure the bond is handled.  It can be the middle of the night and a great bail bonds agency can have you out in just a few hours.

We work in numerous areas, from Santa Ana to Los Angeles.  If you aren’t sure if Premiere Bail Bonds is available where you live, feel free to contact us and ask.

4 Online Marketing Strategies You May Want to Consider for Your Law Firm

If you’re like many firms these days, you’re probably looking to begin your law firm online marketing strategy as soon as possible. After all, there’s no better way to reach people these days, and it can be less expensive than you think. Wondering where to start? Here’s an overview of four of the most popular online marketing methods.

  1. Search Engine Optimization: You’ve probably heard about this one for a few years now, and it’s both the easiest and the most difficult method of marketing online. The goal here is to get your site in front of the right people when they type certain words into the search engines. For example, if you’re a DUI firm in Pasadena, you’d want people searching for “DUI lawyer Pasadena” to find you. That’s where optimization, commonly called SEO, enters the picture. Properly optimizing your site means entering the right keywords within the text of your site so the search engine spiders can see them. Googling something like “SEO Tips” though will bring you a flood of results, as this is a budding science, and many SEO firms will charge you thousands to “properly” optimize your site. The thing to remember here is that everyone is guessing about what works best, and while there are some proven methodologies, tackling the beginning steps on your own is a good online marketing method that will get you at least somewhere in the game. 
  2. Pay Per Click Marketing: This online marketing method is fairly costly, but it’s a good way to get your name out there fast. You’ll choose certain keywords to “bid” on. When someone types in that keyword in Google, Yahoo, or another search engine, and they click on your ad, you pay the search engine your bid amount. Where your ad gets placed in the line-up can be tricky, and it can get expensive fast, but if you have the cash to spend, this is a great way to get your name out there. 
  3. Blogging: Blogging is a great way to connect with lots of people and create an authoritative presence online. It’s important to note, though, that you actually have to have something to offer as a blogger. You can’t simply make every post a commercial for your law firm. Tracking headlines within your specialty, offering tips to your readers, and creating engaging content is an absolute must with every post. 
  4. Social Media Marketing: If you’re already on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, you at least know something of social media. Creating accounts for your firm is the perfect, free way to market your services online. Keep in mind, though, you actually have to become part of the community if you want people to take you seriously.