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Do you want to sell more products, books – even services – from the platform?
A Site Review Of Ent Federal Credit Union By Ten Readers.
Check out these reviews for design ideas. There’s nothing like your peers to tell you what’s wrong with your site.
Are there secrets to gaining media coverage or is it pure luck? It’s a question that I am asked often while meeting with small-business owners who are seeking press attention for their companies or products. While luck certainly plays a part, the short answer to this question is “maybe.” However with a little practice and skill, a small-business owner can significantly increase the chances of garnering coverage by following some basic journalistic rules.
Bond With Your Readers
1) Create a bond with your visitors by bringing up likes or dislikes you have in common with them in your ad copy. Just make sure you do your research. For example, you could say, “I hate it when you have to wait in line for a long time at the drive-through.” Another example, “I really like it when I have extra money to spend.”
Have you ever had the feeling you just don’t have what it takes to influence anyone you come in contact with? I know I once felt that way until I started studying persuasion and influence. The truth is, we all have persuasion power, and it builds on core mechanisms of how our minds work. This article has some key aspects of influence that anyone can access immediately.
To increase sales, instead of displaying banners or ads on your website, write a review. On your main page, display a short intriguing paragraph with a link to your full review. For example, this is the text that was displayed on the main page of Web-Source.net which was a lead in to the main review of “Make Your Site Sell.”
Every news story must have a FACE. If your forget to put a FACE on your story proposal, your chances of interesting a reporter are nil.
All true PR Rainmakers faithfully practice this fundamental every time they design a story proposal for the news media.
Every news story must have a FACE. If you forget to put a FACE on your story proposal, your chances of interesting a reporter are nil.
All true PR Rainmakers practice this fundamental technique when they develop any story proposal they plan to market to the news media.
By FACE, the PR Rainmaker means:
Landis + Gyr offers a comprehensive line of metering products and services that have applications ranging from the power plant to commercial, industrial and residential settings. Our primary customers are utilities and utility supply companies. I talked with our marketing department about what we would like to have as the focus of the critique.
Secret #1 Cut Out The Excess
Does size really count? Not in this case! Smaller can actually be more effective in the long run. Yes, you can actually cut down the size of your ad and run it more often to receive better results in most cases. The size of your ad does not produce the consumer confidence that consistency does! This first secret alone will save you tons of lost marketing dollars.
During my 25-year career in a variety of professional positions in both the private and public sectors I have written literally thousands of letters and memos andhundreds of reports. If I had to boil-down everything I’ve learned about practical day-to-day writing for both personal and business purposes into 10 key points, this would be my “top 10 list”.
You can reduce your stress and enjoy more time for yourself and your family. Discover these nine secrets to getting and staying organized.
1. Keep like items together. Keep cutting boards, knives, peelers and vegetable brushes together near the sink. Place all manicure/pedicure supplies in a basket.
I read WebProNews every time I see it in my inbox, or if I don’t have time, I put it in my TODO folder.
I have a folder named “WebProNews” where I save all the past issues that pertain to my work.
Practically anyone with a website is interested in being listed high on the search engines. However, few people actually understand what it takes to achieve rankings that will bring about qualified visitors. Copywriting pro Karon Thackston specializes in writing website copy that helps to achieve exceptional search engine positioning. She’s agreed to hold a “tell all” session with me, and to divulge some of her secrets.
Mission Statement for Brazilian Memories Travel Website:
To attract interested vacation planners with an appealing, tropical themed site. Once they enter the site it is our goal to provide helpful, useful and interesting travel planning information. When there is an interested party, the site should guide them to inquire further via the phone or e-mail. Hopefully the visitors will have a pleasant visual experience as well as learning something from the content.
I’m just amazed that more people don’t realise it! Ebay has a secret that makes it THE best market in the world – offline or online! In fact it’s THE best market EVER. Do I sound enthusiastic about Ebay?! I do! good – I love it. Let me give you an example of why I love Ebay.
We usually don’t get carried away submitting thank you notes on written content. This week’s WebProNews newsletter made the difference in our business.
A few days ago I spoke with Garrett to discuss some ideas I had for new articles, and he told me that he had countless requests for web site reviews. It seemed like a great opportunity to share my opinion on specific sites so I offered to write some reviews in lieu of an article. However, once I had a chance to look at the sites, I noticed that all the requests expressed more concern for finding the right key words and meta tags than they did for writing energetic, effective copy that attracts.
Dear Garrett …
I really appreciate the opportunity to voice my views.
1) First and foremost, the thing I like about the way you handle WebPro is that you give variety. You don’t constantly harp on the same topic or issue, and you don’t do a lot of “high pressure selling.”
1) Promise A Guaranteed Result
Promise your readers an end result or outcome in your ad. You must give them a solid guarantee that your product will solve their problem. For example, you could say, “I personally guarantee you will get over your shyness in 10 days or less or your money back.”
I’m a frequent reviewer with a site that is in trouble. The site, www.NaturesFlavors.com, is an online superstore of natural products. We sell about 2500-3000 products, from aromatherapy products to syrups and juices to sugar-free products to flavors and fragrances.
The problem we’d like addressed is product layout. Lingerie comes in single pieces but we like to sell in sets. Tops and bottoms are quite often different sizes.
How do we layout our product to be:
– not confusing – allow single item purchase
– promote matching item purchases
– promote cross selling Is there information missing that would stop people from making a buying decision?
regards, Lucas mylingerie.net
Inktomi’s link analysis program policy is that sites that link to its relevant topic category page on Yahoo! receive improved hub factor rankings because of Yahoo!’s popularity. A reciprocal link with Yahoo! is even more beneficial. Get your site listed with Yahoo!; it is easier today than before with the Business Express option. (Detlev Johnson with The Ascendant Group)
PLAN AHEAD FOR SLOWDOWNS
1) End your slow sales periods by planning ahead. Plan to add extra bonuses, hold a sale or package your product with other products. For example, you could say, “Buy one, get one free!” Another example would be, “Buy over $20 worth of products and get 5 free bonuses!”
The benefits of a positive endorsement by the media can hardly be understated. Customers turn to the media to learn about solutions, and to help choose between potential offerings. Many prospective customers do not look beyond these endorsements and buy on the basis of their credibility. There is little question that “Two Thumbs Up” sells movies and a “5-star” rating sells hotel rooms. One PC-clone manufacturer told the author that their PC Magazine Editors Choice Award added about $5-million to their bottom line.
10 Tactics for Winning Product Reviews
Complaint letters aren’t always fun, but sometimes they need to be written. In many cases, if people don’t complain, the problem agency at fault (i.e. company or government) won’t even know that the problem you and others may have experienced, even exists.
You’re completely bogged down with work. This week you must complete three client proposals, and two of your staff are out sick. You feel you have a better chance of sprouting wings and flying than getting those proposals done. From experience, you know that each proposal will take around four hours to do. However, you just don’t have those 12 hours to spare. You decide that you will have to call your clients, tell them that you’re overwhelmed, and assure them that you will deliver the proposals next week.
1. Have your prospects imagine they are getting something in return for their money. Try testing the phrase “invest in our product ” instead of “purchase our product” or “buy our product”. People associate the word “invest” as getting a return for their money or investing for the future. It creates a strong, logical reason to buy.
We both know that to make a sale, you need to have people actually read your sales letter. So here’s five often overlooked yet simple techniques you can apply to any sales letter right now to turn your copy into an engaging, “keep them reading till the end” deal closer. Read on.
There are lots of ways to make the Internet work for you. Although selling a product online is the most obvious business model, it certainly isn’t the only way.
Every online dream begins with the vision of opening your email box and “like magic” the money comes rolling in. It’s true — building a passive income is your key to earning more money without working harder. While it’s unlikely you’ll earn millions overnight, building a passive income is a smart way to supplement your existing income. Here are some ideas for how you can build an automatic income source for your online business.
WHO NEEDS A PRESS KIT
Press kits aren’t just for big corporations anymore. Whatever your line of business, be it an entrepreneur, a performer (musicians, artists), or an author (books/ebooks) you need a press kit. But what exactly is a press kit you ask? A press kit is like a resume for your company. It’s a collection of company information and articles put together to inspire interest from media, investors, clients, and potential employees. The goal is to create a press kit that grabs the reader’s attention, creates a killer impression, helps them remember you, and makes them hunger to know more.
Some faces scrunch up as if to say, “I wish you had not asked that!” Others look contemplative, as if saying, “Oh, I am so grateful you reminded me of that question, now I can take some powerful action!” And then there are the few who answer with confidence, knowing exactly what they are meant to do by when and how.
There are many web designers who are honest and will tell you exactly what you need to do to have a successful web site. Yet, there are others who want to create some fancy gadgets on your site, charge you a fortune, and completely rip you off… while you are watching your money go down the drain.
1. DON’T OVERBOOK. There is a fine art to setting up an effective schedule, so that it is just full enough of the most useful activ- ities. Too full and you’re liable to exhaust yourself. Too loose and you’re wasting precious time that can be used to work towards your goals.
Everyone knows there’s a world of information and services on the Internet. So what does that mean for your business? Are consumers who are looking for a particular product/service that you offer able to find your business? The answer might be a big “NO” for you. Just like us, you may have placed an advertisement in newspapers and magazines and the results were not as good as expected. Once we placed an advertisement in a magazine that claims to have over 1.5 million subscribers nationwide. We spent nearly a thousand dollars for the ad and only got a few responses. What went wrong? The answer is very simple! Our ad was buried among over two dozen other advertisements and was not targeted to the right audience. Now we are getting smarter, after having tried Ezine advertisements that have produced excellent results.
1) TOO MANY CHOICES
Sell a few products on your web site instead of selling a large amount of products. Too many choices can overwhelm your visitors and they won’t buy. Haven’t you ever had too many choices and could not decide?
You can always insert a flyer into your product’s package to sell your other products. It could direct your customers to a different web page where you sell the other half of your products.
In the past, words like “rebel,” “driven,” “controlling”, “risk taker”, and “Lone Ranger” were routinely used to describe entrepreneurs. These rare people who ventured out on the their own were viewed as ruthless business owners completely caught up in amassing wealth, much to the detriment of a personal life. Clearly, the image was shrouded in mystique and misperception.
As hundreds of dotcom companies ended up shutting down, more net
entrepreneurs are also looking for new opportunities. In this short
article, I’ll share my personal experience and knowledge with you
on how to minimize your risk in order to build a successful and
profitable Internet portal on the World Wide Web