Friday, November 17, 2006

Website Marketing - Learning to market your site online

Website Marketing - Would you send an enormous amount of letters costing tens of thousands to print and mail, in a direct marketing campaign, without testing their content first?

It's what many website owners do when they don't test their own website copy and content then spend thousands on web marketing campaigns to drive traffic to their websites.

What are the main reasons people don't buy online? They don't believe you.

Whatever may be the reason, it doesn't matter. You must build credibility for yourself, in your business. The sad truth is that building authority and credibility for your business is now harder than ever, especially online. And it has never been more essential.

Take a second look at your home page. It has your company name. It explains what you do. But does it explain why you can offer your extraordinary products at such an awesome price ?

Does it establish your credibility as a real business that will honor its agreements and send a quality product on time ?

Unfortunately, for 99% of the websites out there, the answer is no.

There is no attempt anywhere to address these issues. Not in advertising. Not on the home page, and not even in the information about each product.

The only place you can find a good example is in expert copywriters' work. By defining your website objective, experimenting with copy, content, persuasion, design, colour and architecture it is possible to predict what the response of your website will be.

In other words you can confidently predict how many people will do, what you want them to do Month after month. Easy? No, it takes a lot of work but it is possible.

Try few examples that should make your page into a super seller.

Keep It Simple
Focus on one product or service at a time. Don't confuse your prospect. Be super clear on your key benefit right up front, and then follow with additional benefits. Words sell better than pictures in most cases. Always be more direct, to the point

Write A Killer Headline
It's the single most important part of your sales letter. If you have not spent double the time on your headline than on the rest of the letter combined, then its high time you revised your strategy !

Sell with Sub-headings
Have at least One Sub-Headline per viewable page. Web readers scan - 90% of your visitors will not read through your copy, but will scan your headline. Your sub-heads should tell your story and intrigue your reader to read.

Trigger Key Emotions
Reinforce Emotions Your Customer is Already Feeling. You will never have truly killer copy until you understand your customers emotions about your subject area better than they themselves know. Once you have identified a few of their emotional buy triggers, then come right out and expose that emotion - build on it.

Have an Irresistible Offer
Once again, live in your customer's shoes. You can even triple your sales by tweaking your offer to include more perceived value. Throwing tons of freebies at your customer is NOT perceived value. Including something unique, something personalized, that will increase the perceived value of your product.

Review your website today and add any information you can think of to establish your business' credibility. Your accountant will thank you.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Getting Out and Staying Out of Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt is a major cause of over one million bankruptcies each year. The reason is that many people get a credit card without researching and reading the fine print. By the time annual fees are added on, along with spending indiscriminately, payments are missed, which causes their balance to skyrocket.

Although we all like to place the blame on the credit cards and the credit card companies, you need to keep in mind that the real cause of your financial mess is you.

One shopping spree does not usually cause high debt. It is usually a pattern that consists of gradually increasing purchases that add up to a large debt. The great thing is that it can be very easy to get out of debt. The key is to start spending less than you make. This is a long-term solution that can help you to whittle your debt down.

Although it may sound simple, it can be very difficult if you have a problem with willpower. It is important to stick with spending less than you make or you will find yourself in exactly the same place as you were before. Overcoming your debt will take willpower and a great deal of time.

It may be difficult to stick with your debt repayment program, but keep yourself strong and you will find yourself out of debt before you know it.

It is important to learn how to get out of debt and then stay out of debt. If you can summon enough willpower and strength towards your finances and spending, then you will find yourself the winner in the game of debt. It may be easy to get into debt, but getting out of debt is much more difficult, but worth it.

One simple phrase can sum up the solution to your financial problems. If you don’t have the money to spend, then don’t spend it!