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In the Internet Marketing community, we are constantly exposed to strategies and tactics to market your product/service online and drive traffic to your web site. I don’t mean to dismiss the value of any of these methods. In fact we use most of them ourselves.But, it almost makes you wonder…”How did people ever market before the Internet?”That question served as my jumping off point in developing this list. You see, it seems everybody is talking about how to increase your online marketing, but nobody ever talks about what you can do to increase your offline marketing with little or no funds.So here it is: 7 Tried and true tactics for marketing on the cheap. Online or OffTip 1: Make yourself newsworthy Getting a mention of your company in the right medium can do wonders for your career and your business. How much better do you think a book does when Oprah adds it to her book club? For that fact, would there even be a Dr. Phil? I can only hope not.The trick to this one is to make yourself interesting in some way. Gary Vanderchuck from winelibrary.tv is the perfect example. He’d be the first to tell you that selling wine is not the most newsworthy of topics. So how did he do it,womens moncler jacket? His over-the-top personality and antics. Selling wine is not entertaining. Getting Conan Obrien to eat grass and suck rocks on national TV to “prepare his palette” is.Tip 2: Leveraging other peoples work and moneyThe Best Story Ever: David pwn3s Goliath – A startup I worked at called eRoom Technology used this tactic against Lotus, a painfully well funded corporation at the time. eRoom had the better product, but Lotus had the marketing bucks.Lotus was having a press conference on their new virtual collaboration package at a big industry event in Vegas. They paid handsomely to have all the top reporters flown in and lavished them will luxury perks and gifts. 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Not pretty.As you can see, this rule does not have to be limited to physical location. Find a synergistic company (preferably outside your industry, but serving same market) and find a way to piggyback on what they are doing anyway. Could be their location, could be their advertising program, could be their branding, could be their research. Find that angle and work it.Tip 3: The Identity Kit and Ruthless BrandingThe marketing maxim that a person needs to see something 6-7 times before it registers still holds true after all these years. But remember, just because you are on the internet does not mean that it does not apply everywhere.Create an identity kit including business cards, letterhead, envelopes, fax templates, email signatures, folders. Make sure everything includes your logo, business name, and tagline if you have one. A nifty trick is to also use your logo as your profile picture for message boards and social media sites. A crucially important step is to make sure you are consistent offline and online. Same logo, same fonts, same color palette. When this works well, it will look like your company is EVERYWHERE. Better yet, it’s dirt cheap.Tip 4: Keep your Customers HappyThis should be a no-brainer, but I see it happen time and time again with web-based businesses. All of the emphasis is put on generating traffic and new leads, while current customers are left to wither and rot. The truth is that keeping a customer is 5-7 times cheaper (that’s 700% kids) than acquiring a new one. Moreover, the probably of selling to an existing customer is 60-70% whereas to a new prospect it is 5-10% at best.What you need to do is put in a customer retention program if one does not already exist. Communicate with them just as often as new prospects, and give away as much to them as you would to entice a new prospect. Just because it is cheaper to obtain a customer on the internet, does not make that customer worth less.Tip 5: Maximize referralsThe IM community is actually starting to make some great progress on this front. However, the problem I am still seeing is that the referrals are still taking place on the prospect side, not the customer side. Again this ties into rule #4 Keep your customer happy. For example, you offer a free eBook download and encourage that person to refer 5 friends for an additional bonus. Until that first person buys something from you they are not a customer,discount spyder ski hats, they are still a prospect.The critical difference is: When a prospect refers another prospect, you still have to start from square one with the new lead. When a customer refers a prospect, you have a 50% (yes FIFTY) percent higher chance of making a new sale.The take away: Spend AT LEAST as much time creating a referral program for current customers as you do for new leads.Tip 6: Form a Joint VentureThe term JV and JV Deal get thrown around a lot on the internet. In most cases it actually refers to an affiliate program and not a true joint venture. A true Joint Venture is when both you and a partner pony up something to reach a common goal.For example, say you sell investment real estate. You find that 99% of your customers need to have their property managed after the purchase. What’s the JV no brainer? You guessed it, a property manager. In this case you could form a JV with a property manager to split costs on advertising, office space, technology, or anything else that helps you reach a shared goal.Tip 7: Donate your time or stuffChances are that you are interested in something outside the internet or business world. Why not find a way to explore a hobby while helping others and creating some good will towards your business. The key emphasis on this is subtlety. You don’t want to be doing this only to push your business. Hopefully you should get something out of helping people in-and-of itself. The goodwill is just a bonus. Albeit a very strong one.A great example I saw recently was a realtor who bought a large passenger van and posted a giant picture of his noggin complete with logo, name, and phone number. He had originally bought the van for his customers use when they bought or sold a house with him (Was perfect for moving locally or when new buyers needed to pick up big things like a fridge, dryer, etc) . This was a great idea itself. What made it brilliant is when he read a newspaper article that a free after school program was shutting down because they no longer had the budget to ferry the kids from the school to the rec. center. So what did he do? 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Yielding to distractions will divert your focus and steal your time. In order to steer clear of distractions, we must be aware of our weaknesses in this area — those temptations that easily sabotage our focus. Distractions can be harmless — even noble — activities. They come in many forms and may be different for everyone.Sandra has a kind heart and wants to help everyone. Friends, colleagues and even strangers often turn to her when they have a need. As a talented copywriter building her own business, she often struggles to balance her desire to do pro bono work for others with building her own company.Potential Distraction: If you’re inclined to want to help everyone or have difficulty saying “no” to requests for your time, you’re not alone. Many business owners deal with this dilemma.Possible Solution: Evaluate how much time you can, or feel you should, give each week or month, and don’t exceed those limits.Potential Distraction: You can’t run a business without a phone, but it can be hard to break a reactive habit of picking up the phone whenever it rings.Possible Solution: Try designating “phone-free” periods during the day when you allow calls to go into voicemail and return them later. This allows productive blocks of time to focus on important tasks.Potential Distraction: Email is efficient, but many now find it’s out of control, consuming too much time,mens north face jacket.Possible Solution: Close your email program and set two or three times a day to read and respond to email. Then schedule these times into your daily plan.Potential Distraction: It’s easy to get bogged down with busywork — the myriad of tasks that need to be done, but certainly aren’t high priorities.Possible Solution: Start each day by clearly defining the one or two most important tasks you must accomplish. Write them out, post them in a prominent place and focus on completing these first. Don’t confuse busyness with productivity!Potential Distraction: You can probably do most things in your business very well, but don’t be tempted to try and do it all yourself.Possible Solution: Learn to let go and delegate in areas where you are weak. Know your strengths and build on them. Spend the majority of your time working in these areas.Potential Distraction: Office clutter is a distraction that can fog your focus, divert your attention and waste your time.Possible Solution: Create an efficient filing system, keep it up to date and then make a habit of putting everything in its place at the end of each day. If necessary, hire someone to help you with this vital task.Entrepreneurs working from a home office face additional distractions.Potential Distraction: TV can become a time-consuming addiction.Possible Solution: Decide before watching when you’ll turn it off — and do it.Potential Distraction: Family interruptions can cause frustrating distractions that prevent concentration.Possible Solution: Plan special time with family, but set and keep clear boundaries when you’re working. Share your frustrations with family members and ask for their help and suggestions. Post a sign that indicates when you are working, or close your office door.Potential Distraction: Working all the time can result in burnout that erodes energy, motivation and focus.Possible Solution: Post hours of business on your website and announce them in your voicemail message. Don’t answer the phone after hours. Set regular business hours,cheap spyder ski pants for women. Get up and dressed early, take care of morning chores, and go to the office (even if it’s across the hall) on time each morning. Take your coffee and morning snack with you to save distracting trips to the kitchen later.There is Enough Time for What’s ImportantWe all have a finite number of hours in each day and, we choose how we spend those hours. When we decide to do something, by default we are choosing to sacrifice something else. We must be selective to stay focused. We must know what’s important to us, and then recognize and avoid distractions that get in the way,cheap north face jackets for kid.
If you are in sales in any industry, this article is for you. No matter what you try to portray on the outside, whatever you believe in your mind will end up being the outcome. Having the right mind-set during a sale is critical. Read on to find out how you can close the sale with your thoughts.A sale is not just a game of pretending to be confident that the sale will be made. You actually have to believe you will make the sale,mens north face jacket. You have to feel that you will make the sale, deep inside your bones. Your customers will see right through everything that you are saying if you don’t personally believe in your product or the fact that the sale will be made. How do you feel about your product? Is is a big piece of junk or are you in love with it? Do you use it personally? If you don’t really like the product that you are selling, how do you expect others to get excited about it?If you do like the product,womens spyder ski outerwear online, you must train your mind to keep your eyes on the prize. The prize being the close of the sale. Before you walk into a selling situation picture the handshake happening at the end,cheap spyder ski jackets for kid. Picture the contract coming out and the checkbook opening up. Picture everything going as smooth as possible. Don’t leave any stone untouched in your mind. You need to get yourself in a mental state where you truly believe that the only outcome that will happen will be the close of the sale and a fat commission for you. This is how sales are made.If you walk into a sales meeting with your head hung low and your mind full of self-doubt, your presentation will be a big flop. The entire time you speak, your audience will only hear “don’t bother buying this because I don’t believe in it or myself.” Once you can change your thought pattern and develop a way that you can psyche yourself up into KNOWING that the sale will close, is the time when the magic happens.I will go so far as to say that you should cancel any sales meeting where you are not going into it 100% positive that the sale will close and 100% positive about your product. Of course you will not close every time, but your body language will show that you are a closer and you will get more sales.
In our fast-paced, high-stress, information-laden world, busyness has become the norm. We are presented daily with a tempting array of products and possibilities — all vying for our time and attention. Never in history have people been barraged with so much information and offered so many choices. It’s tough to stay focused. For small business owners who must wear many different hats to keep their companies going and growing, the challenge of staying focused and on track can be overwhelming.Almost daily, entrepreneurs share with us the difficulty and the frustration they face trying to stay focused. Just last week, we received the following email from a friend: “Please can you help me? I seem to start each morning with a great plan — I know what I want to accomplish. But I barely get started when the phone rings, I check my email, then life just takes over. By 6 p.m., I’ve spent the day putting out fires and taking care of unimportant details, and I’ve hardly had time to think about my goal. It just seems impossible to focus,spyder ski jacket for men.”There is a solution! In this article, I’ll suggest some practical keys that have helped me and others to stay focused.Know Where You Are GoingThe world makes way for a man who knows where he is going. — Ralph Waldo EmersonIf you’re to stay focused and avoid being sidetracked by enticing distractions, you need to know where you want to take your life and what you want to accomplish. This may change over the years,north face ski wear, but if you don’t know, you’re likely to drift through life, carried along by a busy schedule, and look back in the future with regret.A,mens north face jacket. Live On PurposeSeek to understand your purpose. This might be a life-long quest, but keep at it. Decide what you want to achieve in life. It may be helpful to ask yourself: What is my purpose in life? Why did I start this business? What is the purpose of this business? What am I truly passionate about? What sort of a person do I want to become? Where do I want to be and what do I want to be doing three, even ten, years from today?These can be thought provoking, sometimes uncomfortable questions to ask ourselves. Take some time to think about your answers, and then ponder what you really mean by those answers.B. Put Your Plan on PaperHave a plan and write it down, no matter how simple or complex it might be. Set realistic goals. The more clearly defined they are, the more likely you are to achieve them. Then establish incremental milestones and break your main goals into smaller goals for each month, week and day.Have a clear vision of where you’re headed. In his book E-Myth Mastery, Michael E. Gerber shows that most businesses fail because of vision that creates an inevitable cloud of misdirected activity. As he coaches Sarah to grow her pie shop into a world-class business, Gerber recommends that she hire an artist to create a picture of what her business will look like in the future and hang it on the wall. Keep your vision before you — it will help you stay focused.C. Be Accountable — You Can’t Do it AloneOwners of small businesses are seldom accountable to anyone. Find someone to hold you accountable to do what you’ve committed to do. Share your goals and the deadlines you’ve set, and ask him or her to check up on you and accept no excuses.
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An entrepreneur needs to succeed in business to be successful. He may have excellent ideas and strategies but still fail due to other reasons. Reasons why entrepreneurs fail and how to avoid them is discussed below. The entrepreneur can fail even if the environment and the market conditions are perfect. One should identify his or her mistakes and learn from them in order to be successful. Many factors are involved which affect the reasons why entrepreneurs fail. Poor motivation, poor management, unhealthy relationships, lack of ideas or poor knowledge can all lead to failure.1. No focus: It is essential to have focus on your business. Looking at multiple businesses without focusing on any one can be one of the reasons why entrepreneurs fail. To avoid them, the entrepreneurs should focus on one business first and then look to diversifying further after the business grows. One should concentrate and focus his/her capital and efforts on one business.2. Lack of Capital: If one cannot raise adequate capital, he cannot be a successful entrepreneur. One of the reasons why entrepreneurs fail is inadequate capital. Without the required cash, the business can fail even though it has intelligent plans.3. Shortcuts: Entrepreneurs looking for shortcuts to make money can fail. One has to understand that the business takes time to grow and give desired returns. Looking for quick methods to make wealth is one of the reasons why entrepreneurs fail. To avoid them, the entrepreneur has to know that wealth is built over time. The right things need to be done at the right time and not in a hurry,kids spyder ski suits sale.4. No mission: Lack of mission or a lack of purpose takes the entrepreneur nowhere. The entrepreneur needs to have a target or a mission in order to succeed.5. No Risk: Another one of the reasons why entrepreneurs fail is when they take no risks in their business. Being too careful and safe may not be always good. The entrepreneur should not be afraid to start with something new.6,cheap spyder ski outerwear for women. Reputation: Reputation is extremely important in the business world. It takes a long time to build up a good reputation and takes efforts to keep it. Business runs on trust, therefore a bad or a ruined reputation is one of the main reasons why entrepreneurs fail. To avoid the failure, the entrepreneur should be honest and keep his word.7. Giving up: Most entrepreneurs give up too easily. Giving up causes entrepreneurs to fail in their business. One has to persist and not quit easily. Persistence is essential in running a business.8. Lack of Control: A person looking to be an entrepreneur needs to have the ability to control. Self control and discipline is required to run a business. Lack of self control and lack of discipline leads to reasons why entrepreneurs fail.9,mens north face jacket. Poor management: If the entrepreneur cannot handle or manage the business and people well, he will face failure soon.10. Poor Knowledge: This is one of the reasons why entrepreneurs fail. To avoid them, it is essential to have proper knowledge of the business and marketing strategies.
Do you know the difference between which prospect you’ll close and which one you’ll lose?How can you tell, midway through a sale, whether you’re on track for success or you’ve lost the deal?How can you tell, in advance, that the sale won’t close… ever?All prospect situations seem to be going along successfully until they aren’t. You work hard to find the prospect who has appropriate need and interest. You do your front end due diligence. You promote and pitch the product professionally. You follow the process of objections, time delays, surprises. You even project a time when the sale will close – much to your manager’s dismay. And you hope, hope, that this time all of your hard work will pay off. But it’s a guess.There seems to be no way of knowing which prospect will actually close, and which one will disappear forever into choices you have no control over.OUT OF THE LOOPHow do you end up being wrong so often? Most calculations state that from first prospecting call to close, only approximately 7% of your prospects will make a purchase. If that’s true – or anything close to that number is true – you’re wasting, say, 90% of your time. What’s even worse, you believe that you’re going to be successful until far into your time wastage.I know I personally sometimes either deny signs that a sale might be going south, or arrogantly believe I can save the day somehow.But the reality is, as outsiders, the only data you have is either data your prospect has chosen to share, or from your own best guess based on similar situations.One of the problems is that you’re basing your hopes and guesswork on historic patterns – buyers who have bought given the same fact pattern, or problems you know your product can resolve and seem to be a perfect fit. It seems logical that the new prospect should buy if they want their problem solved.As an outsider to the buyer’s unique cultural norms and mental models, you have no way of going into the team or Problem Space of the prospect because you don’t live there with them. You don’t know their internal politics, or the complete set of people issues that must be managed; you don’t know exactly what is maintaining the problem that your product can solve – if the prospect knew how, the problem would have been solved ‘yesterday’ (and why wasn’t it??); you can’t know all of the hidden agendas, the office politics, the historic problems that must be resolved before a purchasing decision can happen.CHANGING THE POSSIBILITIESLet me tell you a story about how assumptions get us into trouble. It’s not specifically about how a sale was lost without knowing why, but a story of how a sale never got to happen because the sales approach was wrong and the seller didn’t know how to recognize what didn’t work. It’s the same premise: operating from the assumption that the seller ‘knows’ what’s going on and doesn’t recognize his own approach as being part of the problem.I know this tale intimately: it happened with a new member of my team who was recently trained and just getting his head around the difference between selling and helping someone manage all of the elements necessary for a buying decision.My salesperson told me he was having problems getting a good response from a specific industry when he made cold calls. He was quite frustrated because he only had a finite number to call, and asked what he’d do when he’d completed all calls in the category without a sale. It was obvious to him that we were in the wrong industry, given the responses he was getting.When I asked him what he was doing, he shared a scenario that made it clear that he was using conventional sales techniques, and hence received conventional responses. Here is how one of his conversations went:Seller/John: Hello. My name is John from Morgen Facilitations. This is a sales call. Is this is a good time to speak? [So far, so good.]Prospect: Sure. I’ve got a few minutes. What are you selling?John: A new paradigm sales training. How are you currently bringing new thinking into your team to enhance their skills? [Good job, John. On the money.]Prospect: We purchase scripts that we have designed especially for our product. We’ve used this scripting service for a long time, and we’re happy with them. They give us the results we seek.John: So what I hear you saying is [Good so far.] that you are happy with a result that might be less than what you could be getting if you were using a different sales model [LOST IT. Told the guy he’s stupid.]Prospect: I’m really satisfied with our results and don’t want to change anything. Maybe you can call back in a year or so when we’re in the market for new training, and we can take another look then. Thanks for the call.John did what so many sellers do: attempt to lead the buyer to the conclusion that they need the seller’s product, and in the process they don’t acknowledge the buyer’s success, historic decisions, internal systems, company politics, vendor relationships, staff comfort. And the prospect shuts down.John’s final assessment was that the buyer wasn’t interested. It never occurred to him that anything he was doing might have caused the response, and he had no insight into what was really going on internally. Indeed, John had no way of knowing whether there was interest or not. The response he got was a buyer reacting to a stranger who attempted to get him to change to something unknown, and who told him metaphorically that his historic decisions were stupid. He did all he could do: he left the interaction. John set up the buyer’s response and blamed it on the buyer.SUPPORT THE SOLUTION DESIGNBut look at the new possibilities if you have the buyer add in the considerations necessary for him to consider changing. Here’s what I would have said, using Buying Facilitation questions and summary:I hear that you have a system in place that has worked for you over time and that you have been extremely happy with. What would you need to think about to consider the possibility of adding a new skill set to your current methods in case there might be even more success possible?Other Facilitative Questions might be:What would you need to know about a new model to recognize that it might fit into your values and brand?How would you know that new material, such as we have, would even have a possibility of working in your work situation?And, later into the conversation:Given you’ve had the scripts in place for so long, how would you need to manage the team learning to ensure they could add something new without causing them distress or loss of revenue?A prospect’s response to this exchange would be thoughtful, get him considering decisions he had made, and open up new possibilities without threatening existing internal systems.With the proper decision directing questions the Facilitation process helps the prospect design a solution and direct him through the range of decisions he’d need to manage anyway if he were to make a change by purchasing your product.This is the aspect missing from the ‘selling’ model and what keeps sellers in the dark: buyers are fighting hidden internal systems that maintain their status quo and until they address these monsters they can’t buy. Anything that rears its head must be addressed, and whatever has been used in place of your product – whatever people or rules or relationships or politics or historic systems that have any touch-points around the decision to bring in a new solution – will keep the process from moving forward.By having your communication based around product placement (and your information gathering and relationship building are all based on ultimately placing product), you remain out of the loop with no way for you to take any lead on the change that needs to occur within the prospect’s environment. The best you can do is to direct the buyer in the area your product can solve; you can’t get in there with him to help him formulate his own system of change.HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S NOT WORKINGHere is what you’ll hear when the sale is going wrong:* One of our partners just contacted us and might be able to help us straighten out our problem;* We have a new initiative starting soon. We’ll need to wait until we’re farther along on the implementation before we can move forward;* There has been so much change here. I’d like to speak with you again in 6 months when things have calmed down here;* I think we’re going to continue using what we’ve got for now. Can you call in about 3 months and see if we’re ready then?* The people who have given us our current X are coming up with a new product that might be able to do what we want. It won’t be out for 2 months, but we’ll need to wait ‘til then to trial it.* I’ll need to run this by a few more people.* We need to make sure we’ve got the budget for this.* We were thinking of a solution that is a bit simpler than what you and I have come up with. We’re either going to have to scale this back, or wait ‘til there is budget next year.Whatever the excuse, it,kids spyder ski outerwear store;s built around an internal system that you are unaware of and can lead to surprises. From where you stand, you can only see a problem that your product resolves. I recently heard a conventional sales person doubt that he, personally, would have missed a long-standing problem that delayed a large sale by years – even when the people who missed this issue were 5 very very senior partners of a well-established international consulting group who were partnering with every single “C” level exec. Oh… the arrogance of our profession!WHAT TO DOOnce you hear any of the above objections (or any others), you can actually get back in the game by using the Buying Decision Funnel and lead the prospect through all of the decisions that need to be managed in order to make a new decision. The Funnel will lead the prospect from strategic to tactical decisions that her entire system will have to address. We’re talking about CHANGE here, not just about solving the identified problem.Remember that the prospect does not seek your product: she seeks to resolve a business problem and your product may help her do that. And she will not consider making a purchase until she’s tried every conceivable approach to solving the problem with resources already familiar to her (go to [http://www.newsalesparadigm.com/buyfac.html] and read up on the sequence of buyer’s decision making). Your new job is to ask systems-based questions that will lead the prospect to her own answers – not use information-based questions that will help her buy your product. 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This will put you on the buyer’s team, uncover three times more prospects, and close sales 600% faster than with conventional sales.Do you want to sell? Or have someone buy?
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