Website Owners: How Will YOU Build Sales?

Written by Raynay Valles

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Cost: Prices vary. You can get a website sales tuneup starting at a few hundred dollars and up. Some consultants work on advance against percentage of increased sales.

3. Do-it-yourself withrepparttar help of an book

Description: The two top-sellers arerepparttar 127346 ebook Make Your Site Sale by Ken Evoy, andrepparttar 127347 2-binder set, The Internet Marketing Course by Corey Rudl. There are also books available focused on search engines positioning, copywriting, traffic-building and more. A list of links to these resources is available at .

Pros: Inexpensive and fast access to information from people who are succeeding at selling online. Many times these books contain specific info and lots of examples.

Cons: Many people who BUY books don't READ them. If they readrepparttar 127348 materials completely,repparttar 127349 next challenge is implementation and accurate evaluation ofrepparttar 127350 results. For example, a website owner may try a pay-per-click ad. If it fails, he may think "pay-per-clicks don't work", when an expert may see that it wasrepparttar 127351 ad itself that failed, or that particular pay-per-click did not work.

Cost: $25 - $397.

To get sales expertise, you can spend $25 up to over a hundred thousand dollars. With such a huge range in price, it seems like getting sales help would be a no-brainer, but that's notrepparttar 127352 case.

What isrepparttar 127353 best way to build sales for YOUR website? It depends.

Do you have time forrepparttar 127354 learning curve of doing it yourself? How expensive isrepparttar 127355 learning curve in terms of out-of-pocket and opportunities lost inrepparttar 127356 meantime? If your website a side-business out of your spare room, you will probably choose differently than a business striving to meet payroll.

Sales help for your business website is out there. Reach out and get some now.

Raynay Valles is the web's hardest working online sales specialist. She builds sales, guaranteed. For more info visit or email

Does My Back-End Look Big In This?

Written by Martin Avis

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If you are clever and well advised, you will waste as little of your cash as possible. But, spend you must.

Suppose you spend $500 and you get 5,000 targeted hits to your web site. If you have written a really good sales letter and have a clear message, you might be very lucky and convert 3% ofrepparttar visitors into sales (very lucky!). That would mean that you sell 150 items and each sale has cost you $3.33.

If your ebook sells for $9.99 you are looking at a healthy 200% profit.

Now, here comesrepparttar 127345 magic.

You have not just created 150 happy customers, you have also created a list of 150 'super-targets'. People who have shown themselves to be predisposed to buy from you.

The next step is to send them an email saying that as a valued customer, you would like to make them an exclusive special offer - a prelaunch special deal on your new ebook - instead ofrepparttar 127346 normal price of $24.99,which it will cost when it goes on general release, they can order it right now for just $17.97.

Your conversion rate against these super-targets should be much higher than before. Perhaps as high as 20%. So you may sell 30 copies and gross $539.10 from these customers that you would not have otherwise got.

At zero advertising cost!

Instead of making $1,498.50 for your $500 investment, you have made $2,037.60. 308% return on investment instead of 200%.

And that is justrepparttar 127347 beginning, because you now have a loyal following to pre-sell your next product to - andrepparttar 127348 next.

The lifetime value of your select band of 'super- targets could be enormous.

I have done a lot of mail order marketing in my time (I worked inrepparttar 127349 advertising industry for 25 years) and have seen back-end marketing make companies millions. I even did it myself when I ran my own mail order company. We advertised a 'free' bottle of aromatherapy oil, which customers just paid carriage on. Thousands responded. We then sent a sales letter with every free bottle selling a great value pack of 6 oils. That sold a lot. Then every customer got a regular order form with additional products on it.

It worked well, and everyone was happy, but believe me, it works even better onrepparttar 127350 Internet. Repeat contact of customers (often called relationship marketing) offline still carries a considerable cost - paper, printing, envelopes, postage, fulfillment.

Online, all of these cost just melt away.

Leaving you with that lovely, cuddly six-letter word: PROFIT.

So to answerrepparttar 127351 original question, yes, your back-end does look big.

Martin Avis is a management and training consultant. To get your unfair advantage (and 6 free gifts) in Internet marketing, business and personal success, subscribe free to his weekly newsletter, BizE-zine. or visit his information-packed website at

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