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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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How can I use this idea or that concept to help to my clients or myself grow our businesses bigger and stronger?

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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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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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    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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    The following secrets are not in any order. Each is valuable on it own or combined with other secrets. I highly recommend that you do combine them because when combine your multiply there 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. Read the rest of this entry »
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    I was watching a story on the local news in which a reporter was bashing a travel agent. The travel agency didn’t refund the fees paid by a group of seniors who had had their trip canceled due to a mistake by the travel agency. That one news report probably will hurt this travel agent’s business for a long time.

    How your business handles complaints will make the difference between keeping clients and losing them.

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    Creating and using a strong referral system is a very effective marketing strategy. Every business should take advantage of it.

    In the post titled Meet Sandy, I mentioned that Gerry Weinburg spoke two words that changed the way i did business. The are “Jay Abraham” the master of referral system marketing. Jay brings to the table the ideas of asking your happy clients, trusted business advisors and suppliers to send an endorsement letter about your products and services.. we’ll expand on this concept in few minutes.

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    The all absorbing aspirations for every marketing project should be large sales and giant net profits.

    Together, they equal the number one reason for any marketing effort.

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    What type of business do you have?

    You may be in the manufacturing business, or own a retail store, or sell insurance, or provide personal pet care.

    You may have a store that sells actual “carry-out” items, or your company may provide training services.

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