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Internet Marketing Top 7 Sales Tips
Building a successful business on the Internet is not so different from building a brick and mortar storefront. An online, or offline, business succeeds by selling products to a target market willing to buy what they are offering. Here are seven sales tips for increasing your online sales.
Sales Tip #1 – Referrals are powerful marketing tools.
Is it time to contact your satisfied customers and clients and invite them to recommend and refer other people to your business and products? I’ve found that happy customers are more than willing to let their friends and family know how much they have benefited from you and your products – all you have to do is ask.
Sales Tip #2 – Get right to the point.
In today’s fast paced world, time is of the essence. You’ll get more online “reads” and responses when you are direct and to the point with your sale ads. Speak in terms of benefits to your customer – let them know what is “in it for them.” Can you give them even quick-read bullet points about why they should buy your product or service?
Sales Tip #3 – Be real and human.
It is so important for your potential customers and clients to get to know you, like you, and trust you. One of the best ways to do that is to talk from your heart and from your own experiences. Be down to earth and approachable – be youself.
Sales Tip #4 – Offer discounts and/or bonuses.
An occasional discount, special offer or bonus on your products and services can often boost sales and create loyal and satisfied customers. Discounts and bonuses are also a great way to entice inactive customers to return to your website.
Sales Tip #5 – Keep up with your niche market.
Do you know what your target market currently wants and needs? Do you know how you can best meet those wants and needs with your products and services? What current sales methods are working best with your market and which ones are not? This may be the perfect time to revamp and revise your sales and marketing strategies.
Sales Tip #6 – Use email updates to stay in touch with your customers.
Again, it is about getting to know you, like you and trust you. You develop and maintain loyalty by providing up-to-date information to your customers. The key to successful email updates is consistency. This consistency will help keep your business in front of your customers and reinforce the reliability of what you are offering.
Sales Tip #7 – Ask for and use testimonials.
Ask your current and past customers for testimonials. Testimonials should be about how they have benefited from using what you are offering. There is a powerful benefit to third-party testimonials – it is someone other than yourself singing the praises of your products.
These 7 sales tips are simple, yet powerful ways to relate to your customers. As you write your sales and marketing plan for the coming months, be sure to include some or all of these success strategies. Place your own personal and professional touch to these tips – after all, it is all about what you can do for your customers.
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