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.
Is your current level of skill good enough to get you to where you want your business to go?
I am assuming that you want your business to grow and that you run a business!
Let’s consider that you currently run a business that turns over £1,000,000 and you want to get to £10,000,000 (the numbers don’t really matter, but you want significant growth).
What is your current level of:
Is your level of skills and knowledge really good enough?
From a marketing perspective are you good enough at:
PPC Advertising on Google, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn (not to mention re-marketing)
If you are really committed to doing what is required to grow your business, then surely it makes obvious sense to improve your knowledge and skills in the very things that are going to help you to do so.
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.
I had a great day yesterday in the offices of Dan Bradbury.
It was great to spend the day away from the office working on the business and getting the opinion of someone outside of the business. I think everyone should do this from time to time.
During the day we discussed the development of ‘business skills’. The truth is that 99% of business owners have weaknesses in their business skills (including myself) and we need to identify and improve these skills.
These skills could include:
Marketing (or as we call it – lead generation)
Sales (or as we call it – lead conversion)
Health and safety
Or any number of other skills that you need to own and to manage a successful business.
The key is that as business owners we need to develop those skills, and if we don’t the lack of skill in any one of those areas can ‘bite us in the bum’ just at the wrong time and end our business.
You may have already realised that video is the way forward in marketing your business, product or service, but perhaps you don’t have the budget to invest in a professionally produced video.
About My Business Video Company and The Prudent Marketer
The Prudent Marketer, Michael Brook, from About My Business Video Company will be running a two day workshop where you will explore how to create and actually produce your own business video, but not only that you will discover what to do with that video to maximise it’s marketing potential.
This course will give you the skills to continue creating video content into the future – for less than hiring a professional video production company.