Do the 5 Steps Sales Process and Dance Your Way To Higher Sales

It’s not rocket science. If you want your website to sell more, you have to construct your website so it employs the sales process. That’s what everybody at Future Now and I keep going on (and on) about. Selling is worlds away from allowing customers to buy, and if you aren’t selling, you’re not going to be in business for long.

Yeah, I know the Internet is new, but do you still think thousands of years of consumer psychology got an overnight makeover just because somebody found a different way to communicate? I don’t think so! And you don’t have to take my word. Look at all the consumers who are not buying from all the dot-coms that are failing. So let’s look at what goes into the sales process and how it works in the bricks and mortar world. Translate this to your website, and you will see your sales go up – WAY up.

Driving Traffic to Your Site: A Little Horse Sense

I bet you read a lot of stuff about e-commerce. I sure do. Most articles I find out there are about marketing on the web: how to advertise effectively with banners and click-throughs, how to promote yourself through e-mail and newsletters, how to succeed in driving lots of consumer traffic to your site. And who isn’t trying to attract customers and build the bottom line? But every time I read this stuff, I start thinking about horses: how you can lead them to water but can’t make them drink, and how you shouldn’t go putting carts before them.

I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. Before you go blowing your marketing budget (and more) on increasing traffic to your site, make sure your best dollars have gone into designing and maintaining a site that isn’t going to be a dead-end for your traffic. First take care of what your customer wants: simple navigation, a sense of security, easy and intuitive processes, lots of help, great customer service – a comfortable, familiar, delightful shopping experience!

Put the horse before the cart, and those horses will be much more inclined to drink the water you’ve led them to.

Five Things You Can Learn From Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle’s fifteen minutes has made her famous. With the power of television and social media on the internet, Susan has become world renown. As of today, 228.176.095x people have viewed the Youtube video of her performance.

What Can You Learn From Susan?

Five Magic Motivation Techniques

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you chances are it will burn very briefly.” Steven R. Covey

1. Count every little success. Don’t be so hard on yourself. When you first start writing blogs, it can seem like posts take forever. But with each completion is a success. When the blog is published that is success. Count each step as a success and it becomes easier and easier.

As your sphere of influence gets bigger, new problems will arise. View resolving each new problem as a success and your sphere of influence will grow again.

Domain Names and Branding

Choosing a Domain Name is your next step. This is an important step because you will be telling the world who you are and where to find you.

Where In The World Are You?

A Domain Name is the address of a website. For example, my domain name is imsurfsentinel.com. Domain names are registered to prevent people from using the same name and to give a definite location for each business or person.

Business Organization Made Easy

How much of your business is organized and how much is production? If you guessed a ratio of 80 to 20%, you would be right. Think about it. Take a look at your day. Look at your business, see how much administrative duties are done to get a successful product made and to your customer.

Whether you are doing the tasks your self or having someone else do them the administrative duties take up a big chunk of time. Make it easy and follow these organizing tips.

How To Stay Ahead In Search Engine Rankings

That hard work on your websites SEO has it finally ranking on the first page-great! What do you do now? Unfortunately you can’t just forget about your website and take a vacation in the Bahamas; there is still effort to be made so you can maintain your search engine rankings. Ways to maintain your ranking in Google and the other search engines are offered in the following article.

How To Keep Your Blog Fresh

New ideas on your blog can definitely attract new readers and keep them interested if you know how to do it the right way. Here are various ways that this can be done.

Guest Posts Help Promote Your Blog – By getting the word out about your blog, you’ll be attracting attention and activity. Getting more traffic and attention can help to motivate you to take your blog to the next level. One of the best methods for this is by writing guest posts for other sites and blogs in your niche. These guest posts will contain a link pointing at your own blog, which can create a surge of activity for you.