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If you don’t lose it you’ll lose it. Use your new knowledge fast or you may never will.

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Proof Will Help You Sell More Products, Services and Ideas:

Go ahead, take a few minutes today and look at every marketing message you are putting out…

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Three Revealing Tips To Writing A Profitable Ad?

Are you frustrated because your ads are not getting the response you thought they deserved?

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Can you ever say “Thank You” too much?

Everyone loves to know they are appreciated.

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Where can you turn when YOU need help?

Simply ask your friends, business associates, clients, members of your family, etc., “Who do you know who could help me with (Fill in the blank here).”

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Everybody asks this question at one time or another.

“What’s in it for me?”

So, “what’s in it” for your future clients to buy from you and your business?

The harsh reality is that your future clients do not care about you, about your company, or about whatever it is that you are trying to sell them.

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What number IS the loneliest number?

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Photo provided courtesy of J.D. Hillberry www.jdhillberry.com

We’ll in my humble opinion; the loneliest number in business is the number “one.”

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How quick do you make decisions?

The speed with which you make a personal, business, or marketing can be the difference between success and failure.

Often, it doesn’t matter what the decision that you make actually is as long as you decide something.

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How many problems can you solve?

How many times have you waste your time worrying about problems that already have been solved by someone else?

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Why did you lose your last ten clients?

How often has this question been asked by you, your boss, your sales manager, or someone else?

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* What are we doing right?
* What are we doing wrong?
* Are we being honest, or are we fooling ourselves?

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Wouldn’t Saving Thousands Of Dollars Avoiding The Seven Fatal Marketing Mistakes That WILL Kill The Response Of Your Marketing Efforts Make A Big Difference  In Your Business?

If YES, then keep reading. These seven plus secret questions must be answered before you create your next marketing campaign.

  • What is my marketing plan. FastMarketingPlan.com What do I want my marketing to do? What goals will my marketing help me reach?  Is my marketing persistent? One shot marketing rarely works. Have weekly marketing tasks planned, and put them into action.
  • What do I what my future client to do? Exactly how do I want folks to respond?
  • What is the stopping power of my headline?  Does it emphasize a benefit? Is it compelling enough to grab even the most hurried person? Is my logo my headline.
  • What am I offering? Business is always a quid pro quo. This for that. (This goes back to the four questions you answered earlier). What does your marketing offer that will cause your future client to stop what they are doing and respond to your offer?
  • What is my call to action? If you don’t ask for a response, you will not get one.
  • What split tests have I tried? One headline against the other. One offer against the other. One call to action against the other. One will always out pull the other in response. Usually by a lot.
  • What is the focus of my marketing. Is it on me, my company, my products or my services. If so, your dead, because your future client only cares about him/herself. They only want to know what you can do for them. They don’t give a damn about you.
  • If you would like a fresh set of eyes to take a look at your past, present or future marketing efforts, call me at 248-335-8080 or go to www.SMART-Marketing-Review.com and sign up to avoid the 7 fatal mistakes that WILL kill your marketing.

    A Few More Tips, Tricks, Techniques,
    Tidbit And Marketing Secrets That
    Promise To Save You Time And Money
    The following secrets are not in any order.
    Each is valuable on it own or combined with other secrets.
    I highly recommend that you combine these ideas in different ways.
    Why? Because when combined you multiply their strength.

    • Provide high level proof that what you are promising will be delivered. Credible third-party testimony that you deliver on your promises. Free trails, free samples are other forms of proof.
    • Ask your future clients for a “Yes” or “No” answer. Either is OK. There is nothing worse then a TIO (Think it over), because you are the only one thinking about it. Your future client has moved on.
    • Actions, not just words determine success.
    • Admit your shortcomings. Everyone knows that nothing is or can be perfect. You product and services have flaws. you know what they are. If you don’t, ask you customers what they are. Being 100% honest about your defects builds credibility and can also separate you from the competition (I promise your competitors would be to embarrassed to admit they are not perfect).
    • Keep learning
    • Start each day with the 5 most important marketing things that will help you reach your goals. An do them no matter what.
    • Money comes to those who move fast.

    Now, which of these secrets ideas rang the bell for you.
    Which ones did you write notes “To Do?
    Add them to your “Do Next” list.
    And do them.
    Using these secrets will separate the sheep from the goats.

    Now, promise yourself that you will use these marketing secrets.

    Scout’s Honor!

    Because, you know that if you keep marketing the way you always marketed, you’ll keep getting the results you’ve always gotten.

    To Your Success
    Sandy Barris
    President – Business Marketing Services
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    Where are your business profits invested?

    In the stock market?

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    Does your business communicate a positive attitude?

    Do you have a written “Mission Statement” that explains what your business is about?

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    Be passionate about your business. It will catch on fire.

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    Why, Why, Why?

    Because displayed on your computer screen is a combination of science, art, and common sense.

    Yes, the subject of marketing has been covered before from many angles by professors, millionaires, self-styled experts, assholes and “gurus.”

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    “I can do it myself” said the frustrated business owner.
    Let’s face it, it’s hard for a business owner to give up a responsibility in his/her business for fear of it not being completed or a variation of staggering reasons.
    Most entrepreneurs treat their business as if it was their own children and it’s hard to just let anyone take care of your kids…right.
    This is why it’s important when considering to outsource a function within your business that you are comfortable with that company and that they have your best interest at heart.
    However we live in an outsourced world.
    More and more companies are looking to outsource certain functions of their business so they can focus on running the business better.
    Companies are outsourcing their HR department, Billing, Client Service, Advertising & Marketing, Project Management, Payroll, Accounting, Distribution and a host of other functions.
    Reducing costs may not be the only reason to consider outsourcing, however for most this is the ideal situation.
    There are many benefits to outsourcing:
    •    Focus on your core business!
    •    Reduce risk in most cases!
    •    Compete with big businesses!
    •    Focus on other projects!
    •    Increase overall efficiency!
    My company for example will handle a company’s entire marketing and advertising needs from strategic market planning to total implementation to finding out what makes your client’s love you.
    This in essence frees up your company from having to either higher someone for this particular position which the average salary being a little over $75,000 per year, plus benefits.

    Or, having to hire an ad agency who’s primary goal is to sell expensive media and win awards that make them look good and lead to more client’s for them.

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    The alarm went off today, November 4th (voting day) at 6:30am.
    The sun was shining through the window making the fall leaves glow beautifully.
    Did the routine three S’s, read a bit and off I went.

    This morning wasn’t much different then any other morning.

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    You can’t learn if you don’t kick into action.

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    Whats on your top 10 list.

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    Client that love you will help spread your word

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    It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

    This statement also applies to your business.

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    If you play by the rules of your industry,
    or if you do the same thing as your competition,
    how will you ever gain more clients?

    Be inventive, creative, or even outrageous to capture a bigger share of the available business.

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    Get in your competitors heads

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