14 Ways To Boost Customer Response In A Tough Economy

Written by David Coyne

Things are rough today for online businesses. The economy is struggling to get back on track. Spam is clogging uprepparttar inboxes of everyone, making email marketing less effective. And anti-spam software seems delighted to target legitimate email as junk.

Today, you must step up your tactics to keep your customers buying and away fromrepparttar 117164 competition next door onrepparttar 117165 cyberspace highway.

Study your competitor's marketing and advertising. Sign up to their email list. Can you offer more than they can? Does your competitor have a weakness that you can exploit? Use it as your main selling point.

Previous customers are 5 to 10 times more responsive to your marketing than people who have never done business with you. It's definitely worthwhile to put in some extra time to keep customers happy.

Here's a few ideas that can help.

1. ) Become a "solution-provider" instead of a merchant. Send out a short, personalized email to customers who haven't bought anything for awhile and ask how they're enjoyingrepparttar 117166 last product they bought. Offer to answer any questions or help out if they're having a problem. The more you become a friend rather than just another business,repparttar 117167 more likely they'll buy from you again.

2. ) Cross-sell. Make sure customers know about your other products. Give a discount for your best customers to purchase your other items.

3. ) Send an email to customers only and tell them about your "Customer Appreciation Sale." Create a coupon or special order code that gives a product discount, gift or rebate.

4. ) Use offline marketing methods to supplement your online sales tactics. Create simple postcards on your computer. Postcards are cheaper to mail than first class letters. (For more info on how to use postcards for marketing, get my article onrepparttar 117168 subject. Send a blank email to offline_postcards@sendfree.com)

How to use “Surf for Hits” Pages Successfully

Written by Trevor Gray ( The Ebuiz Guy)

Did you ever wonder how people can get thousands of hits to there website with very little effort, I used to think it allrepparttar time until I found outrepparttar 117163 successful way to generate hits through Surf for Hits Pages.

You can generate thousands of hits to your website daily by following a few simple rules when using Surf for Hits pages. Surf for Hits pages are designed to send traffic to your site by viewing other peoples sites or promotions. These pages can help sell any product you have and build any business you are tying to succeed in onrepparttar 117164 Internet providing you use them properly.

One ofrepparttar 117165 very first things I would recommend before starting to sign up for a bunch of Surf for Hits programs would be to set yourself up with a good page rotator especially if you are going to promote more than one business opportunity or sales page at one time. By using a rotator you can have all your programs being rotated by one program and when you sign up for surf for Hits Pages you will always be asked which url you want to use to promote your product for that surf for hits page. Now that you have your rotator setup with allrepparttar 117166 programs you want to promote all you need to do when signing up forrepparttar 117167 hits programs is promote one url which is your rotator url. Using a rotator makes it very easy to manage allrepparttar 117168 programs you are promoting.

In order for you to get hundreds of people to view your programs daily you are going to need to sign up for at least 30 Surf for Hits programs. The reason I say this is because if you signed up for only 1 or 2 programs you would need to sit at your computer for hours surfing pages in these programs in order for you to get a couple hundred people to view your pages. That is a lot of hours you are going to waste sitting in front of your computer not to mentionrepparttar 117169 headache you would have looking atrepparttar 117170 computer screen for that amount of time.

We know that 99% ofrepparttar 117171 Surf for Hits programs offer a 2:1 hit ratio meaning every time you surf 2 times your page gets shown 1 time. We also know that when you are viewing a page there is at least a 15 second wait before you can go on and view another page. If you click to view another page beforerepparttar 117172 15 seconds is up, and some programs up to 30 seconds, you will not get credit for viewing that page and therefore wasting your time.

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