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7 Ways to Become an Obvious Expert in Your Field
Obvious Experts enjoy a compelling advantage over their competition; they're the first ones thought of when there's a challenge to be addressed. Obvious Experts are resources whose advice and expertise are welcomed, trusted, and enthusiastically recommended. When you become an Obvious Expert, prospects come to you pre-sold on your competence. This speeds sales and avoids pricing issues based on unfamiliarity and a resulting lack of trust.
Here are seven ways to use technology to promote your professional services on a limited budget:
Technology makes it practical to promote Obvious Expert status. You can:
Here are some ways to put technology to work promoting your expertise:
1. Keep in touch for free
Adobe Acrobat's PDF file format lets you distribute attractive, easy to read, One-Page Newsletters for free via e-mail and the Internet. Monthly, educational, One-Page Newsletters prove your expertise without bragging or boasting. A monthly One-Page Newsletter is far more effective than a four-page newsletter every other month, or a quarterly eight-page issue. Acrobat permits you to use type and layout to visually "voice" your One-Page Newsletter. This establishes an image and sets it apart from your competitors.
2. Drive web site traffic
Flash Paper, a file format you create with Macromedia Contribute, permits you to display formatted newsletters on your website. Visitors can immediately read and print your One-Page Newsletters without having to download them. Contribute also lets you update your website without knowledge of HTML.
3. Add a personal touch
Web audio adds another level of persuasion and personalization. You can record "welcomes" and "invitations"-furthering your relationship. Audio also permits visitors to hear testimonials delivered in your client's own words. You can host teleconferences on low-cost rented bridge lines. You can expand upon topics introduced in One-Page Newsletters, engaging your market and deepening relationships. Calls can be recorded and offered as free MP-3 website downloads.
4. Automate your marketing
Use autoresponders to automatically fulfill prospect information requests. Each request can trigger a timed sequence of e-mails-like a "mini-course"-greatly increasing your chances of making a sale. Post-purchase autoresponders help you cross-sell, up-sell, and re-sell buyers.
5. Write better in less time
Mind Mapping software helps you plan your marketing and write more persuasive copy. Mind Mapping helps you harvest and organize your ideas. You can easily plan your marketing and create each issue of your One-Page Newsletter. You can also use online technology to dictate your newsletters, greatly reducing the time it takes to create each issue.
6. Publish your expertise
Print-on demand helps you publish a book that promotes your expertise without undue financial risk. Books are only printed when they are sold.
7. Learn from your market
Online surveys help you identify your market's information needs, test offers and messages, and find out why visitors leave your website without buying.
Keys to success
About The Author
Roger C. Parker is the $32,000,000 author with over 1.6 million copies in print. For content ideas and more, contact Roger at 603-742-9673, or e-mail Roger@onepagenewsletters.com and find out how you can become an Obvious Expert.
3 Simple Ways to Harness the Concept of the Free Offer for Internet Marketing
One of the reason why the concept of free stuff online works really well has a lot to do with the nature of the internet where people go online to find free information and share music online. Many good internet marketers have learnt that offering free things to their website visitors can help make them more money online and this article highlights three simple strategies that successful internet marketers have used.
When Internet Marketing Gurus Sell Their Souls
If you're just getting started in Internet Marketing, you may be awed by the amount of "Internet Gurus" out there, each one making millions of dollars (or so they claim) and for some reason seem more than willing, for a fee, to teach you their biggest, most intimate secrets.
Drive Tons Of Traffic To Your Web Site
If you've got a web site then one of your biggest marketing challenges is how to generate traffic without spending a fortune. Whether you're trying to build your ezine or prospect list or get potential customers to contact you or buy your products or services, getting people to your web site is a must and can be a challenge.
Online Joint Venture Ideas
A joint venture is when two or more businesses join together to work on a project for a set period of time. Doing online joint ventures can increase your chances of beating your competition, increasing your sales and profits, saving time and money, getting valuable referrals, and increasing your market share. The following are ten online joint venture ideas:
Truth and Lies
How low can one get? The number of encounters I have had in the few months as a network marketer with liars is astounding. Why do people need to stoop to lying in their attempt to succeed? Do they really believe that they will attract customers by using deceptive means. Hey friends, I've got news for you! You are the ones who have been deceived!
Marketing and Design to Get the Most out of Your Website
Once you have figured out your what your focus should be,think of ideas and sketch out each page. Start with you home page; this page should be a 3-5 paragraphs long and state who you are and what you do and guide the viewer to the rest of the site.
What Does It Take To Become An Internet Marketer?
I have heard many people say all it takes to make it in Internet Marketing is desire.
Target Practice And The Internet Entrepreneur
Internet marketing, a lot of the time really is hit and miss. Always keep in mind that when you promote your site you are, in effect trying to get the word out to the whole world. Not an easy task! How can there NOT be variables when you are advertising to billions? It isn't always where you advertise that makes the difference; it's HOW.
Online Sales: Sneaky Technique To Increase Your Online Sales Anytime
There are some smart and sneaky techniques that can help you increase your sales when executed properly.
The Power of Reverse Advertising
How many times have you heard that posting on FFA sites are a complete waste of time?
Network Marketing Online ? The Method
Network Marketing online works by giving you your own online store and leaving it up to you to get people there. By doing this the company save millions a month in advertising. Not to mention physically opening a shop in every mall and the cost of running it. So the money is saved by making it online. The incentive to you is the commissions.
7.5 Ways To Get More Sales Through Your Web Site
Yes, apparently - websites are supposed to make money! Somebody came up with the strange idea that it's really not enough to spend thousands on your site, hundreds of hours creating the content and then sitting back to admire you, and your developer's work. No - apparently it is now 'cool' to have a web site that actually makes it onto a sales column in your chart of accounts.. 'Return on in investment' is a good phrase that's being thrown around - what are you actually making from your web site in cash terms? Ever thought about that?
Automatic Internet Marketing and Business Success On A $25.00 Budget
There are plenty of free tools online for marketing. And many will get you sign ups and sales. This report is not a commentary on the quality of all free marketing programs. We agree some do work. This report provides an alternative to the "long term" usage requirement necessary in order to find the free "working" programs. It's purpose also is to help eliminate the "seeming" reluctance of free signups to upgrade. It is a way to virally market and to help eliminate long waiting periods when trying to get sales while using free marketing tools found online.
Viral Marketing Strategies
Viral Marketing is allowing people to giveaway and use your free product or service in order to multiply your marketing quickly over the internet. The idea behind viral marketing is that you include your ad with the freebie people giveaway or use. Below are a collection of high impact viral marketing strategies:
Why Submitting Articles Gnaws at You Like an Unsent Thank-You Note
Writing and Submitting Articles is More about Psychology than Writing Skill
The Most Profitable Internet Marketing Strategy Ever
So what's the most profitable internet marketing strategy you can apply to your business right now and start profiting from it for years to come?
Learn Judo and Beat the Summer Traffic Blues
Did it seem like as the Fourth of July fireworks went up, your traffic went down? Or perhaps you are dreading your visitors taking a vacation and leaving your site home alone this summer? If this is you, then I advise taking some time out to learn a bit of Judo. Judo and the art of website management Judo? What on earth is the connection between seasonal traffic problems and Judo? Well let me explain a little about Judo and it might start to make more sense. Judo is an interesting form of combat, because Judo techniques don't rely on outright strength or size. Instead, the participants use suppleness and flexibility of response (ju means "flexible" in Japanese) to turn their opponent's apparent advantages against them. In Judo, you don't actively resist an opponent's move. Instead, a Judo player uses the momentum generated by his opponent's attack to bring him down. Are you beginning to see the connection? If your visitor numbers or conversions nosedive at certain times of the year, don't fight it ? use it to your advantage. This is how you can manage your online business Judo-style. But how does this work in practice? Well, when fewer visitors and customers mean you have more time available, you can? 1. Overhaul your site Have you been too busy dealing with orders and enquiries to give your site that much-needed makeover? Take advantage of the extra time to implement all those great content, navigation and conversion-improving ideas you are too busy to even think about during the rest of the year. 2. Add to your product line-up This is a great opportunity to add both new tangible products, and extra downloadable ones as well. If you have nothing else to do, a few relatively undisturbed days will give you more than enough time to put together a new ebook on your area of expertise. 3. Build links and credibility Articles (like this one) are a great way to generate both links and credibility. Any extra time a traffic lull gives you can be used very effectively in writing and posting informative articles. As they are picked up and start appearing across the Internet, your both your inbound links and credibility shoot up. 4. Create new partnerships Your busy schedule may not allow you much time to do your own browsing, so take advantage of this slow traffic days to get out and look around a bit yourself. Are there any potential partners out there who you could work with to your mutual benefit? A new joint venture can potentially be worth hundreds of additional customers, so this time of browsing and exploring new possibilities has a huge potential payback. 5. Save your advertising bucks You're keeping track of your conversions as well as your visitor stats, right? Well, if you notice a drop-off around weekends, holidays or other vacation times then, whatever you do, don't use paid advertising to make up the shortfall. If your search engine-generated free visitors aren't in the mood to buy, visitors coming through paid advertising probably won't either. Instead, save your money and use it at those times your historical data tell you give the best bang for your buck. 6. Have a summer sale and get rid of old stock Kill two birds with one stone: Clear out old inventory while simultaneously encouraging those visitors you do have to spend money with you. Make sure you email all your previous customers about the summer deals too, and you may find you get a stampede of repeat visitors cleaning out your store. 7. Christmas is coming You may not be able to hear those sleigh-bells just quite yet, but in retail terms, Christmas is just round the corner. Have you thought about how you will get the most out of this year's holiday season? Set your strategy now and ensure this year will see bumper sales. 8. Take a break yourself! Come on, even following half of my suggestions is going to keep you very busy - even if you do have fewer visitors than usual. So, the final thing to remember is that you are your site's biggest asset and, since you need a break sometime too, why not take it now? If your visitors are packing up and going to the beach this summer, don't panic: Learn a bit of Judo, and let "The Way of Flexibility" (the literal meaning of "Judo") help you turn your summer blues into a bonanza of new opportunities.
Five Simple Steps To Make Money Online This New Year
Most people in a new year make resolutions to make more money and attempt to make money online. However it is also true that a vast majority of people fail to actually make money online. Why is this? Most people in their haste and enthusiasm to make money online go all out and attempt to "try their luck" and go around purchasing advertising to promote and try to sell whatever affiliate program or home based business opportunity that they have with no results to show for it. So not only are they not making money, they are losing money online.
Dont Forget B.O.B.!
So you've got everything in place, busily working away for you. You've got your banners out, you've exchanged links, you've optimized your site for the search engines, you've got ad and P.P.C. campaigns bringing site visitors, your sales copy is converting them to customers or getting them on your list. But did you forget B.O.B.?
Building An Online Business Is Like Starting A Garden, You First MUST Plant Your Seeds
I know what your thinking, "what the heck does starting a garden and planting seeds have to do with building an online business?"
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