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When first starting out as a private investigator, clients might evade you. Have no fear, this is part of the process. Every business in its infancy struggles to find clients. However, there are methods and tricks to help you build your client list. You don’t have to sight by idly and wait for the clients to come to you. But if you incorporate these tactics into your business you will be well on your way to building a strong client list.




If your workload isn’t too full consider performing some volunteer work. Volunteer your services for larger cases in your area. This will show your willingness to serve in your community. It will also work to get the name of your business out there. Law enforcement will be more willing to work with you if they have seen your work in the past. And your volunteerism will work in the community as advertising. Investing a small amount of time into your community could end up having a massive payout. Plus community support will always work in your favor.


Utilize Social Media


Once you have started reaching out to your community physically you should start reaching out socially. Build your social media standing, whether it’s on a website, Facebook profile, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, or other platforms. The important part is to make sure you are using social media. Social media is the easiest and in many cases the cheapest way to find and connect with people. Building a standing on those platforms will give you reputability. You can then leverage that reputation to build your client list. People will be more willing to work with a private investigator that has a good standing and reputation.


Stay in Contact


Once you have worked with someone or made a connection via social media, or other means, it is important to stay in contact with them. This will ensure that you will be the first name they think of when they need private investigation help. A great way of doing this is through regular posting and newsletters. Consistently seeing you in their feeds and inboxes will also make sure they know how to contact you. You want your services to be an easy choice, not a chore. We hope this helped you in planning how to build your client list.