Of course, it does and so does every business. The question is – Is your marketing an asset, or a liability? Another great question to ask is this. Whether it is a liability, or an asset – What do we need to do in order to improve it.
You may be doing well in your business right now, or you may not be doing too well, but the fact is – if you want to do better then there is only one way. You have got to ‘Raise your Game’.
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What is the one change you can make to get more sales fast?
Answer: Change the words that you use.
Trying to write the copy that will go on our websites, emails, letters, brochures, blogs and others sales copy it difficult because we don’t know exactly what will work to convince people to give us their money in exchange for our products and services.
By changing the words in a headline, sub headline or general copy, I have literally increased email open rates, sales conversions, upsells, and much more – instantly. My biggest success was turning an advert that was not working into one that created 2 sales each of over £2,000,000 by changing the headline and it took me less than ten minutes to do it. The right words can really make a big difference.
I have increased my and my client’s conversions by 25%, 40%, even doubled the response rate – by changing the copy I used in my marketing. And I’ve done this over and over again.
So, if you’re getting ready to launch your new product, or service, or a new website, or even if you are starting a new business, and you’re stuck trying to work out what to say to get people to buy from you, then call us now on 01256 242 272.
If you convert five out of ten leads. Does a 50% success rate mean you are wasting half of your marketing budget? Of course not, but maybe some sales training could boost your rate to 60% – and that would up your turnover by 20%!
Meantime here are a few ideas that may prove useful
Get yourself into the proper frame of mind. You can’t expect to do a good job if you are still fuming about the idiot who cut you up on your way to the appointment. Let go of the day’s frustrations and concentrate on the customer.
Find some common ground. Sometimes this means talking about (or letting the customer talk about) last night’s football or the awful state of the country before getting down to business. Just don’t let it get out of hand!
Clearly, identify the customer’s need. It’s a cliché but don’t try to sell the drill bit – sell the hole!
Use their words, not yours. Sometimes we get carried away with our own clever jargon. If the customer wants ‘plenty of loft space’, don’t turn it into ’30 square metres of unobtrusive storage solution’.
Paint attractive word pictures. Ask the customer to ‘imagine yourself driving through the countryside in your new convertible on a sunny day’.
Use positive reinforcement. When the customer himself talks about the benefits of ownership, don’t be tempted to add lots more features – (s)he knows what (s)he wants. So just agree and ask for the order.
Put yourself in their shoes. Try to see things from the customer’s viewpoint; ask yourself, ‘Would I buy it from me?’ If you can’t convince yourself …
When they suggest a feature they want, ask questions. ‘Why is that important to you?’ The more you ask, the more you will understand what they are looking for and the better you will be able to match your product to their requirements.
Always be credible. Don’t make outrageous claims. Most customers can spot them and the ones that don’t come back looking for refunds when they discover the truth.
Be prepared to say no if you believe they are making a mistake. It’s awfully hard to turn down a sale but they will thank you and probably become your most loyal customer in the future.
If you consider what Apple did to the computer market you must admit it was quite incredible. Last week I was in London and I went into Starbucks and out of the fifty people in there about twenty were using Apple Macs, another six were on iPads and there was not a ‘normal’ laptop in sight!
Last week I was in London and I went into Starbucks and out of the fifty people in there about twenty were using Apple Macs, another six were on iPads and there was not a ‘normal’ laptop in sight!
So what has this got to do with small businesses?If you think about what Steve Jobs and his team did at Apple:-
They took a well-known product and made it different
They improve it and made it more reliable (no more crashing)
They developed a great brand and logo
They developed new complimentary products that were in an associated industry
They got people talking about their products
They charged twice as much as anyone else in the market
In truth, they did nothing that any small business could not do.So why is this?The truth is, the problem often lies with the owner of the business.Most business owners don’t even think like Steve Jobs, or Walt Disney, or Richard Branson, let alone take action.They are too busy working, to build a business that works and this is one of the biggest problems with most small businesses.
So what do you do if you own a business?The first thing to do is to change the way you think.Then you need to think about your business as though you were an external person and you would need to ask yourself a very powerful question.How can we do this better than our competitors?Do what better?Everything!
We are pleased to confirm that we will be running a one-day Marketing Training Hampshire based workshop on how to use video and YouTube to market your business. The workshop is being held in our offices in Sherbourne St John, Hampshire, on 20th July 2017.
Workshop content covers
1. How to set up an account
2. How to produce a video on YouTube
3. Using Camtasia
4. Video production
5. Uploading your video’s to YouTube
6. The equipment that you need
7. Marketing your videos on YouTube
8. Piggyback on successful videos
9. Adding your YouTube video’s to your website and blog
10. Adding your YouTube video’s to your other Social Media sites
11. Marketing your YouTube site
Everyone knows that video marketing is the key to the future of marketing, but so many businesses are still not fully using video, either because they think it will cost too much, or they ‘don’t like being on video’.
The truth is video marketing can be totally free and you don’t have to be in any video’s, but you should!
Today I am going to talk about video content and specifically the three keys to selling on video.
Key 1 – People
Tell the listener who the video is aimed at. For example – This video is for anyone who is not winning business on their website and who wants to do so
Key 2 – Problem
Tell the listener about the problem you are going to solve
Key 3 – Solution
Tell the listener about the solution that you have to the problem that you have identified?
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