The most careless approach to building your business is to decide what your marketplace really wants or needs without first talking to them about it. You owe it both to them and to yourself, because what you think is important to your prospects and customers may in fact be totally unimportant. What you could ignore may actually be all-important.
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The 3 New Pillars of Marketing
The three new pillars of marketing are some of the key components needed to build an effective online presence. You’ll learn how to benefit from today’s new technologies that in many cases have reduced the effectiveness of traditional marketing methods. In many cases your competition still don’t have the answers, or an effective online presence. If you “get” it and they don’t, it represents a massive opportunity for you […]
You, A Marketing Genius?
It’s surprising how many people in business throw money down the drain unnecessarily, when they don’t have to. It’s easy to eliminate all uncertainty and guesswork from your marketing before you make any significant marketing investment. Get this right and incorporate it into everything you do and you’ll often be seen as a marketing genius […]
Packaged Information Offers
Packaged Information Offers is an effective way to get an avalanche of prime prospects to raise their hands and identify themselves to you. It’s a very effective way to find the people who are already in the market right now for what you’re offering, so that you can focus on them until they buy. Get this right and you’ll gain an emphatic edge over most of your competition […]
Million Dollar Copywriting Tips
These million dollar copywriting tips are so simple and easily applied, yet can dramatically improve your marketing and advertising effectiveness. Not one in a hundred people gets this right. But grasp these simple ideas and it can dramatically improve your marketing and advertising effectiveness. It can also give you a emphatic edge over most of your competition […]
Make It Easier to Say Yes Than No
The biggest reason why people don’t buy products or services from a supplier, even though they’d benefit from it and can afford it, is that they don’t want to make a mistake or look stupid. It’s therefore important to eliminate any possibility that anyone can make a mistake or look bad when they do business with you. It’s a simple concept but makes a massive difference to whether or not people will do business with you […]
Tell Your Unique Story
Whatever your business, you have a story to tell, and it’s the key component in fully and deeply educating your marketplace about what you do. It brings out the uniqueness of your business; dramatically increases the chances that prospects will do business with you; and gives you a decisive edge over most of your competition. It’s not THAT hard to do, yet less than one entrepreneurial business in every thousand ever gets it right […]
Identify Your Unique Advantage
Identifying your unique advantage is a key component in outselling, outsmarting and outperforming your toughest competition. If you can’t explain in a compelling way why someone should buy from you, and most businesses can’t, your prospective customer will see your business as being just like your competitors business. And when they can’t differentiate between offerings they […]
Determine and Address Real Needs
The most careless approach you can take to growing a business is to decide FOR your customers what they want and need without talking to them about it … yet that’s exactly what most businesses do! Assumptions are dangerous because they’re nearly always WRONG. And that you don’t know can cause lost sales and missed opportunities that would hurt you to the core if you knew the details […]
Decision Speed, The Biggest Factor In Your Success
Your success is determined more by the time it takes your customers to decide on your product or service than by any other single factor. Therefore the most important way of increasing sales and dominating your market is to increase the speed with which decisions are made. While this is hardly ever written or spoken about, it is a critical factor in your business success […]
Harness the Power of Compounding
This article and video tell a series of stories that illustrate how you can harness the miraculous power of compounding in your business, to multiply your results and build your business into an asset worth far more than could be achieved by the usual linear thinking. It also shows you how boosting six areas of your business by just 10% will give you 175% greater profits, and how a 25% boost in each area will increase your profits by 365%.
Better Lead Conversion Strategies
This article and video show you how just how much more easily you can grow your business if you use better lead conversion strategies. It highlights just how easily you can boost your lead conversion by 10–25% as one of the six elements in profit acceleration formula.
Why 8% of sales people get 80% of the sales
Isn’t it amazing how often you express interest in a product or service, but never hear from the person or company again? It happens all the time. Research shows, amazingly, that only 20% of sales leads are ever followed up … in other words 80% of potential opportunities are lost without trace simply due to lack of follow-up. Interestingly, only 2% of sales occur when two parties meet for the first time. And 80% of sales occur only after at least five continuous follow-ups. You therefore must follow-up at least five times.
What is effective selling?
People sometimes say “There’s a born salesman!” But have you ever read or heard in the news of someone who gave birth to a sales person, or for that matter a lawyer, a doctor, or a criminal? Birth is given to boys and girls; everything after that is down to choices that are made and skills that are learned. And sales skills are life skills. Many people would never view themselves as a sales person. Yet There isn’t a single area of your life where you cannot benefit from sales skills. Teachers use sales skills every day. Preachers use sales skills. Police officers use sales skills. Mother Teresa used sales skills. And sales people use sales skills […]
Why bookstores have coffee shops and what that means for your website
Can you imagine trying to persuade Lady Gaga of anything? She is, after all, a clearly determined and opinionated individual. You would be facing up to a fairly formidable personality – you don’t get to be an international superstar by being quiet and open to persuasion. Maybe the reason that Lady Gaga is successful is she prefers tea to coffee. Lady Gaga is one of several […]
Create an avalanche of qualified leads
Identifying prime prospects for your product, service or expertise can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. But that’s an easy challenge to overcome when you employ “Packaged information offers” in an effective manner, writes Robert Clay of Marketing Wizdom. Packaged information offers are one of my all-time favourite low-risk/high-return strategies for generating
You have a great story to tell … so tell it!
You have a story to tell in your business. And you need to tell it! If you really want people to buy into your product, service or expertise, it is incredibly important to fully and deeply educate your prospects and clients about what you do.
Is Relationship Selling Dead?
This excellent guest post by Jill Konrath, author of SNAP Selling and Selling to Big Companies, hits the nail on the head. She perfectly describes the challenges you face when trying to sell to businesses in today’s pressured world. And she kindly agreed to share the piece with you here. So is relationship selling dead? It sure
Patience & Persistence: Two Drivers of Sales Success
Skip Weisman of Weisman Success Resources Inc., recently paid me the great compliment of writing the following post in his Champion Organizations blog, writes Robert Clay of Marketing Wizdom. It was inspired, he says, by a post I had previously written: Why 8% of sales people get 80% of the sales. I read it, liked it
The key to profitable long-term business right now
The concept of acquiring new customers at a breakeven or slight loss sounds crazy to some people, writes Robert Clay of Marketing Wizdom. Why would you even want to do it? After all, staying in business requires you to make a profit on every sale … or does it? Acquiring new customers at a breakeven