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[Method] Increase Your: Sales***Lists***Customer Reach***Brand

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by netmoney1, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    Ok, so I am always thinking of ways to increase sales, my customer list, potential customer list, my customer reach and overall brand awareness.

    Recently I put a program into place that has been producing AMAZING results, and I wanted to share it, as well as some other things that can be done. It doesn?t matter if you are promoting you own product service or promoting an affiliate product through a custom landing page (always use your own landing page to collect a name/email and pre-sell the offer?I would never direct link right to the offer)

    So?this is what I started doing and why:

    Like many businesses we are seeing Google rankings jump around and bounce around like a little kid all hopped up on Mountain Dew. While waiting for them to stabilize I began to search for other methods. (I posted a thread earlier this week with some of the basic marketing avenues/sources I have been using ? you can find it by searching) But I wanted to share some actual methods that I have used to successfully increase website traffic, sales and my list.


    #1) DISCOUNT COUPONS

    I wanted a system in place that would have every customer hand deliver me additional sales. With all of the hype and interest in sites like livingsocial and groupon I decided to look into that type of offer. I set up a system that generates coupon codes automatically and emails them to every buyer and explains to them that they can give these discount coupons to their spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, family members, friends, coworkers, etc ? ANYONE! I don?t care if they give it to a stranger walking down the street lol ? but the point is that THIS WORKS! Most of them go to family or friends and guess what???? You have a sales person working for you promoting your product for you!!

    I also limit the time each coupon is valid for ? typically I do 3-5 days?this works well, and basically puts the customer to work right away for you. Want to know what the best part of this is???? Get ready >>>> OVER A 40% CONVERSION RATE ON THE DISCOUNT COUPONS! I have been doing this for about 3 months and the results are AMAZING! Better yet: profits are up because the ?discount? offered is FAR LESS than what it costs me to acquire a new customer through PPC! Now, this method works only if you own the product/service and can offer a discount on the purchase price. Most shopping cart systems have a built in ?coupon? function that allows you to generate new codes and assign the number of times they may be used and also set the date they will expire.


    Now, if you don?t own the product/service don?t worry ? I?ve got a similar way you can increase your sales:

    #2) MASSIVE LIST GROWTH

    For those that are promoting ANY affiliate offer and using their own custom landing page to capture a name/email prior to sending the visitor to the offer then you can use this method to build up your list and increase your sales.

    Note: I would suggest that you always use a landing page prior to sending anyone to an offer. First, it allows you to capture the name/email and add it to your marketing list. If you just sent traffic directly to the page all of the people that do not purchase are wasted ? heck, even the sales are somewhat wasted ? sure, you will earn a commission but you do not have that buyers name/email to sell additional products to! Think about it ? they just purchased?so the chance of them being a repeat customer for your offers is high. Wouldn?t you like their info so you could market more to them?? OF COURSE YOU WOULD! I would suggest a nice simple squeeze page that also pre-sells the offer and gets them excited ? that will increase the odds of them buying.

    Now this is a way to increase your list and potential sales by offering every subscriber to your list a ?Special FREE Offer? ? make a digital product (eBook) on some relevant topic within your niche. Make it simple, but something of value. Example: if you were in the FOREX niche you could do an eBook titled ?5 TOP SECRET INSIDER TIPS FOR MAXIMUM FOREX PROFITS??now set up an automated message to go out that instructs the person to refer two friends and you will send them the free gift. A simple email such as:

    ?Hi (Name)!

    I have a special offer just for you and I want you to take action right away so you do not miss out! (Who knows ? I may come to my senses soon and wonder WHY I am giving this out for FREE!!)

    I am going to give you a chance to get a copy of my super secret INSIDER FOREX SECRETS for FREE!!!

    All you have to do is refer 2 friends to my site and then email me their names and email addresses ? once I confirm them I will send you the ?5 TOP SECRET INSIDER TIPS FOR MAXIMUM FOREX PROFITS? book!

    The quicker you do this, the quicker you can be learning about how to REALLY make money in Forex!?



    ?something along those lines will work ? and you will have more names/emails added to your list daily with NO MARKETING COST! ? a constant stream of new list members to market to. All it takes is some creative thinking and a little bit of time ? then you can develop a system to put the entire process on autopilot! This can really help your list snowball into a large targeted niche list!


    #3) CUSTOMER REACH/BRAND AWARENESS

    Social media is king. Facebook and Twitter are an EXCELLENT way to spread your offers ? but how can you do it without purchasing re-tweets (form accounts that are probably mostly bot followers) or expensive Facebook ads? Simple: turn every one of your customers or list members INTO A PROMOTER! This is similar to the method used above but it is more specifically a way to get heavy traffic to your offers. Awesome interactive and responsive viral social media traffic! Again, create another FREE product related to your niche (if you use the method above make sure it is a different product ? that way you can get your list to do both). Offer your FREE product to them as a reward for participating in social sharing. Twitter Examples: re-tweeting you, following you, mentioning you, etc? Facebook: ?liking? your page, sharing oyur page, liking pictures, sharing pictures, etc. You can determine what oyu feel is a good tradeoff. This will EXPLODE your social media. Every time someone shares their followers/friends will see the action and be introduced to your product/site/brand. This will also bring additional website traffic at no cost and expose your offer to many people via social media that would never have seen it.

    All of these methods require NO ADDITIONAL COSTS!!! Just your time and hard work!!

    I really hope some of you are able to implement some of this into your marketing and find it helpful!

    Happy Money Making :)
     
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  2. futurestunner

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    Great post indeed! but time cost more than money mate.

    if it cost 20 hours a week or $400 a week i'll prefer to spend $400 than my 20 hours a week so i can concentrate on my other stuff and make $2k spending those 20 hours

     
  3. netmoney1

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    Time is def money...BUT...these methods can be sytemized to run on auto pilot - well worth the initial "time" investment...to bring in "money" on autopilot in the future :)
     
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  4. Tensegrity

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    Nice, netmoney1 :cool:

    #2 is pretty much old hats by now, but #1 and #3 are good info for the changing atmosphere of online marketing and the economy.
     
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  5. netmoney1

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    I agree...I was mainly trying to make the point that you need your own landing page in #2 - I know lots of people that just point traffic to the affiliate offer direct - and they lose so much doing it that way.
     
  6. BlueTurtle

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    What amazes me is that people share some utter bullcrap like "make $100/day with torrents" that will make you some sweet-shop money, then netmoney comes along with absolute gold and you all miss it. 2 thanks and a couple of comments, 1 of them saying that it's not worth spending the time and another saying that it's old stuff.


    I'm flabbergasted. This is fucking gold and he goes into a fair bit of detail. He doesn't just say "Offer a free book and get them to refer a friend" or "provide incentives for social shares" etc.

    I guess this is why so many people year after year fail at making a REAL living($30k/mo+ consistently). People just completely miss all the good stuff and keep looking for the "push button->profit" type of nonsense that'll make a few $ here and there.

    I'd rep you again if I could, netmoney, but I've already rep'd you for your other share. :)