Three Ways To Boost Sales--NOW!

Written by Kevin Nunley

For many businesses, sales are getting harder and harder to come by. The economy is slowing, consumers are more cautious, and businesses are cutting back. A period of drooping sales can throw a roadblock in front of your plans to earn a profit.

Fortunately, there are some tried-and-true strategies to focus your business and get profits flowing again. Here are three things you can do today to almost certainly get sales jumping.

Write down your USP and promote it.

Your USP is your Unique Selling Position. It'srepparttar one thing you have that your competitors don't. When you promote your USP you get more customers. It makes your business easy to remember. You stand out from allrepparttar 127436 others.

Your USP could be a product or service that people want butrepparttar 127437 others don't sell. It could be something a bit more intangible like friendly service.

One search engine promotion firm I worked with NEVER answered email. Another always replies within hours. There is never any question which will get my business.

Put your Unique Selling Position on your business card, in your newspaper ads, and front and center on your web site.

If everybody in your business keeps their prices a big secret, publish yours right out inrepparttar 127438 open where anyone can examine them (you might be surprised how many of us won't buy if we aren't givenrepparttar 127439 price without having to ask).

If allrepparttar 127440 others haverepparttar 127441 same products, point out how your products are original, one of a kind, first to market.

Flaunt those customer comments!

Nothing sells products and services like good comments from past customers. Prospects believerepparttar 127442 word of a customer long before they'll buy into evenrepparttar 127443 best written ad or most lavish TV commercial.

But how do you get good testimonials, especially if your business is new?

1. Nobody says YOU can't providerepparttar 127444 testimonial. If you have personally usedrepparttar 127445 product you are selling and truly believe it'srepparttar 127446 best thing since sliced bread--put that in a testimonial. Put your own words in quotations.

2. Get someone who is a recognized name in your field to say something good about what you sell. Let them mention their own interest inrepparttar 127447 testimonial. This is why blurbs on book covers go, "Best book I've ever read," Joe Blow, author of How to Get Rich. Joe lends his good opinion as a way to get a mention for HIS book.

10 High Impact Ways To Catapult Your Sales!

Written by Larry Dotson

1. Give your prospects extra incentives so they will order quicker. It could be free shipping, a faster shipping option, free gift wrapping, etc.

2. Make your small business look big onrepparttar world wide web. Design your web site using professional graphics, ordering systems, organized layouts, etc.

3. Attract a lot more customers by giving them clear ordering instructions. Give them allrepparttar 127435 information they need so they can complete their order easily.

4. Give your customers buying incentives so they'll make repeat purchases. Offer them discounts, free gifts, bonus points, etc.

5. Tell people about your site whenever you get a chance. Those people will tell other people and so on. It's a cheap way to multiply your advertising.

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