What Are YOU Doing to Keep Your Customers?

Written by Angela Wu

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Automate responses where appropriate. For example, use an autoresponder to distribute free reports or download links. This is far preferable to forcing your customer to wait several days for a manual email from you. Automation is a good choice for anything that does not require a personalized response. It frees up your time (time that can be better spent elsewhere) and it gives your customer instant service.

Create or find bonuses that you can give away to your customers. Bundle them with a subscription to your newsletter, a product purchase, or even offer them as a 'surprise gift'.

Show appreciation. For example, offer repeat customers a 'loyalty discount'.

Remember that words can easily be misinterpreted in an email. Choose carefully.

*Listen*. Encourage your visitors to write to you with suggestions. Criticism may not berepparttar nicest thing to hear, but it can give you insight into areas of your business that may need improvement. Give your customers what they want and they'll be more likely to return.

The success of a business depends in large part onrepparttar 117819 satisfaction of its clients. Not only can happy customers refer others to you, but they are much more likely to return for future purchases. A little extra attention can go a long ways. Isn't it worth it?

Angela is the editor of Online Business Basics, an exclusive newsletter for eBusiness beginners. You don't need a million- dollar budget to be successful! Find out how you too can join the thousands quietly earning a living online: http://www.onlinebusinessbasics.com/article.html

The Long Way Home

Written by Gary Layton

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You can spendrepparttar time and effort to teach yourself all you need to know throughrepparttar 117818 study ofrepparttar 117819 millions of free words onrepparttar 117820 Internet. That is a hard way to go. How do you knowrepparttar 117821 stuff you are reading is actually helpful or not. You don't. What I suggest is that you find someone to help you.

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When you hook-up with these guys they are with you allrepparttar 117837 way on your long journey home to success. You owe it to yourself to check them out and see what they can do for you.

Gary Layton. Among the services offered at http://IMIOBC.com, search engine placement, sales copy analysis and creation are very popular. Our newest service, the creation and promotion of Ghost Articles to promote your business, each article created by our team of professional ghost writers, is gearing up to be our most popular and useful service yet. http://GhostArticles.com

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