With economic problems dominating headlines, all businesses, online and off, need to make most of every single customer contact if they hope to stay in business!
Consumers want to hang onto every dollar and only spend money for things they feel they really "must" have.
To put yourself and your business in best position to survive and thrive in current economy, follow these simple rules for making every website visitor count.
The first step in making every visitor count involves knowing exactly what people want from you. The vast majority of businesses never bother to ask what customers and visitors want, and therefore, they make fewer sales than they could with a little research.
Smart online business owners use surveys regularly to stay in touch with customer needs, tastes, and preferences. It costs next to nothing to ask a customer what they want and then simply give it to them. But, it may cost you everything if you don't take time to ask first.
Next, businesses hoping to make it in these uncertain economic times must form alliances with other business owners who cater to same audience. Other business owners have traffic you need in order to grow your business.
For this reason, you must constantly look for creative ways to work with them. The easiest way to profit by working with other website owners involves endorsing each other's products to your own lists or, at a minimum, trading links to funnel traffic back and forth.