When Reason is Your Worst Enemy.

Dear Reader,

It’s been said that your worst enemies are your well meaning friends and family.

It could also be said that your worst enemies are well meaning business associates that advise you to do what every one else is doing when it comes to marketing.

You know, take out big ads in the the local newspaper and make sure it has a big picture and not too much writing. No one likes to read that stuff anyway, right?

Or you could pay big bucks for a TV spot in which you try to get “attention” for your product or service. Without ever asking the watcher to take any action. (I thing you call that “throwing money down a rat-hole”)

Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could just copy what the other people in your business are doing without ever checking to what their results are. (Jeez, that should put a few more zeros in your profit margin, don’t you think?)

A Better Way To Get More Customers and Prospects,
That Won’t Break the Bank And…
Give You Precise Measurements About How
Your Ads Are Working… Or Not!

Listen: What I’m talking about is direct response marketing.

You know, the kind of marketing that has been proven, time and time again, to out do conventional marketing for over 100 years.

It always asks the prospect or customer to take some specific action to be moved to the next step of making the sale.

And not only does it out do your standard big ad agency marketing style of throwing as much money as you can at the wall and seeing what sticks, but it does it in such a way to show you exactly how your money is being spent and what part is bringing the biggest ROI.

That is, if you have an ROI at all.

(If you follow the best practices of Direct Mail Marketing as it’s been practiced since the beginning of the 20th Century, you will know in no uncertain terms, soon enough, if what you’re doing is working.)

“Yeah, I’ve tried that before, and it didn’t work.”

So you say?

What exactly did you do and what exactly were the results?

If you tried it only once and then gave up, what did you expect?

This is not a one-and-done type marketing. There are so many variables that can be tested.

It could be you didn’t find the right avenue. Or it could be you were trying to contact the wrong kind of customer. Or maybe, you were marketing to the customers you wanted but with the wrong message!

Nine times out of ten, the business owner will send the wrong message to his market. Or find out on further investigation that his market is not who he thought it was.

Testing is the only way to find this out.

Deep Research and an Understanding
Of Your Customers Wants and Desires,
Is The Key to Bringing In A Flood of
New Customers

When you find that one or 100 things you’re prospects and customers want more than anything, you will crack the code of a constant stream of new business.

It will be the proverbial “light-bulb” going off when it begins to click.

But you can’t give up after one shot at glory.

Only by studying the data provided by Direct Response Marketing, can you make your marketing and advertising work for you. Don’t leave it to the “big-box” advertisers to tell you what you need.

Let your customers tell you that by how they respond to your ads.

Let “reason why” copywriting and marketing tell them why they should pick you.

It’s easier than you think.

Regards,

Andrew

P.S. contact me through my contact page here for an unbiased review of your marketing materials. It’s free and won’t cost you a thing. Send me a link, or a copy of what you have and I’ll run it through my 5 point investigation to give you a clear response to what you have and what could be improved on to make it jump.

 

I only asked him what his ROI was on his marketing… but his answer…

…was just one long-blank-stare… followed by some mumbling… and the real answer…

“How much is what?”
He wasn’t exactly sure what I was talking about.
Turns out… he wasn’t the only one.

Here’s the whole story:

“The other day, I asked one of the sales associates what his ROI is on his personal marketing. He looked at me, hesitated, gave me a blank stare and said, “Is there supposed to be one?”

Well… I almost lost my lunch.

What’s the point of marketing, if you don’t know the ROI, or at very least the projected ROI? (And maybe keeping track would be a good idea too. Right?)

If you don’t have any Return On Investment on your marketing, then what is the point?

This guy thought his personal marketing should just get him attention, not make him money. Or maybe get him a “like” or something.

Wha-wha-what?!

Listen: What is the purpose of your marketing? What is your stated goal?

Is it to get attention so your prospects will like you, or do you think the purpose of marketing is to make money by offering your targeted audience a way to get what you are offering?

I prefer the latter to the former.

Really, if you’re going to spend money on marketing your service or product, what is the hoped for end result. Do you have any idea?

Direct Response Marketing is about
getting attention and making the sale. NOW!

There seems to be a lot of confusion out there when it comes to building your business.

And, there seems to be a lot of confusion about just what it is that gets customers and brings them to you.

I know I’ve said this before, but this is not rocket science. But it is “scientific”.

The methodology for marketing is scientific in method, but the message is to appeal to your targeted customers or clients, deepest desires.

It’s about what they want, not necessarily about what they need.

As the old saying goes, “You see, you seem to confusing needin’ with wantin'”

Market to wants and desires,
Needs come later.

If you’re message hits on the desires of your audience, your results will skyrocket.

If it’s all about you and how “great” you are, or “Number 1” or even how many years in business, you’re going to end up with a big yawn and the often thought but rarely said, “Next!”

What you’re customers or clients want to know is: What’s in it for me?

Always has been, and most likely, always will be.

So when you’re crafting your message, you must focus on the customer or client and how you’re  product will help them. How it will make them feel, satisfy and bring ease to their life.

This is the secret of great marketing and advertising.

Make the message all about the customer and you will see your responses come-in like a fast tide.

This is the essence of “world-class-marketing.”

Learning about your targeted audience and creating laser-focused sales messages that tickle their desire-bones.

If you’re looking for response-driven marketing, then contact me today.

A good copywriter can put the message in over-drive. It’s all about doing the proper research and then sitting and doing the work.

A great copywriter will provide you with a sales letter that will change the course of your business.

One other thing, if you’re having even the slightest doubt about your marketing materials, sometimes all you need is a fresh set of eyes to take a look and bring a new perspective.

Other times you need a wrecking crew to tear down what isn’t working and start from scratch.

I specialize in all the above: fresh eyes, new perspective and official wrecking crew to the confused and befuddled marketer.

Contact me today at this link here.

I look forward to getting to know you and learning how I can help you increase your bottom line and your ROI.

Regards,

Andrew Jensen
earlyrisercopy.com

Why do consumers buy? And, more importantly, why do they buy from you?

Dear Reader,

Your customers are your life blood. Without them you would have no reason for being.

But why are they your customers and clients and not someone else’s? 

If you don’t know the reason why, it may be about time to find out. And it isn’t difficult to do. 

There are a number of ways you can find out about your customers and clients. Many are available online and some are the result of direct fact-to-face contact.

The big thing is to know why so you can find ways to more completely provide of thier needs and in return… increase your bottom line.

Because, that’s why your in business, isn’t it? To meet your customers and clients needs and make money. 

Here’s what I’m talking about…

The Key To Increasing Your Customers Buying 

Let’s say you have been having a very good year and things have been going swimmingly. 

Then, it seems out-of-the-blue, your revenue takes a nose-dive.

You’ve been doing things the way you always do but for some reason, not yet known, your sales have slacked off and you have to scramble. 

What do you do first?

Do more advertising? Send another mailing to your best clients? Call in a friends favor? (Hey Vinnie, ya’ gotta’ help me!)

Best thing to do: Ask your current customers and clients how you are doing for them and see what they say.  Do it through an online survey or better yet, call them up and ask them how things are. Ask them straight, no beating around the bush.

9 times out of 10 you’re going to find out they just lost interest. Or maybe they found someone who seems to “care” more for them and their needs. 

You see, customers are a fickle lot. They, as well as you and I, are always on the lookout for the next best thing or for more attention in the things they want.

This is no time to be lazy about your marketing.

And what do you do with the answers you get?

Write them all down, sort them out, and write yourself a letter to all current customers and explain yourself. Tell them what is going on and how it is going to help them.

Go into detail about how you are going to increase the service, product quality, speed of doing business, efficiency, etc…. and then make good on the promise.

It doesn’t hurt also to send them something as a token of your appreciation for doing business with you all these months, or years. Make it heartfelt, too. 

As a business owner, you can’t afford to be mixed up with the crowd. You have to be different in how you interact with your chosen customers. 

Don’t be just another face in the crowd. Too many of them already. 

So, what is it that makes your business stand out from the rest? 

If you’re having trouble finding that certain something that makes you appear different, then what you’re reading right now could be the best thing you read all year. 

Contact me today and let’s have a conversation about your business. 

I specialize in finding your USP and helping you to use it to attract and keep more customers and clients, longer.

Call me at: 702-566-1799 or use the contact form you can find here.  

Tell me a bit about yourself and your business and what you need from me. I’ll respond asap and we can get started. 

If you love what you do as much as I do, then call today and we’ll get started.

Regards,

Andrew
Earlyrisercopy.com

P.S. Tomorrow I’ll be posting on the importance of your list and how it affects your bottom line. Don’t miss it.  

 

 

Why one and done is a sure way to fail at your marketing.

Dear Reader,

When marketing your business to new or existing clients, sending only one mailing or email out for a campaign is a sure way to waste your marketing dollars.

Here’s why: When you market your service or product, one of the 2 parts of the marketing time-line should be “frequency.”

As in Dan Kennedy’s recommendation of persistence of correspondence:

 

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The Power of Targeted Advertising

I begin today with a quote:

“A given argument, presented in a certain form of thought and expression, will
strike responsively in the minds of a given number, among the class of people aimed at,
in each thousand.
“If that percent be high, it means large profit to the Advertiser — large returns.”                                                                                  John E. Kennedy, 1905

Dear Reader,

If that quote doesn’t strike a chord with you, then you are not it’s intended target market.

 

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Why What You Charge Is Not as Important as What You Deliver

Why is it that many small businesses are in such a hurry to undercut their supposed competition by lowering their prices?

I would hazard a guess and say it’s because they believe lowest price wins in the market place.

And with this kind of thinking comes the belief that only low prices make the difference. As if everybody works in the same world as Walmart and the other mart that isn’t doing so well these days.

If all you have to go on is price, what does that say about your business model?

I’ll tell you: forget the business model and just focus on price. As long as you can undercut the other guy, then you will win. But that is a sure path to diminishing returns and a fast trip to bankruptcy.

Live by Price, Die by Price

If price is your only means of getting more business, you have already lost.

Nothing you do after having the lowest price will ever change your customers’ minds about who you are and what you stand for. Once you’ve created this connection, it’s very difficult to reconfigure. Not impossible.

How about exceptional service, prices that reflect value and over the top follow up?

How about doing things so differently from your competition customers will never leave you because they have found the competition left wanting? This doesn’t mean you have to be wildly different in a pierced and tattooed way. It’s more about customer perception than look.

That list of ways is endless.

But simple when done properly.

How about offering so much free stuff, in the form of information, that your customers are completely bedazzled by you and lose their ability to think of anyone else?

Like a love-drunk suitor with eyes for no one but you.

You will most likely not allow your mind to overcome the idea.

And yet, it’s being done all over this great country every day by business owners no different from you. In businesses of every shape and size selling everything from information products to medical services.

We all have 24 hours in a day. We all have 7 days in a week.

So why can some do more than others to attain the customer and client flow while others only talk about lowest price to get more biz?

The Secret to Building an Endless Flow of Customers, Clients and Prospects

It’s no secret, really, how to get more customers, clients and prospects. It may be a secret, though, to you.

If you are looking for a way to increase your customers base, improve your client acquisition and retention, and build your prospect list, then you are in dire need of a direct response copywriter with experience, and a thorough marketing diagnostic.

I offer just such a proposition with no obligation and no fee.

Contact me through my contact form located here, and tell me a bit about yourself and what you need.

I’ll respond within 24 hours so we can set up a time to talk. Because of my schedule, and the way I like to do business, I only check my messages once a day.

I offer a Free 30-minute diagnostic consultation that is fee-free with no obligation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Andrew Jensen
EarlyRiserCopy, LLC

Why all the good ideas in the world mean nothing until you take action.

“Action! Nothing happens until something moves.”
— Robert Ringer

Dear Reader,

That quote above from Robert Ringer, world famous author of the book of the same name as well as many others, is my offer to you today.

It encompasses so many things about how a business is either successful or not. In this short missive, I’ll try to put into words my take on this belief.

Simple things are best left that way.

If you think about it, it makes a boatload of sense. Simplicity is it’s own best friend.

Many business struggle with inaction at every turn.

Whether it be an entrepreneur whose afraid to pull the trigger on a new venture or the established business owner who has become entrenched in their own bad habits.

Without action, nothing will happen. But many bad things will.

Inaction is its own malware of sorts. It’s like a virus that’s invaded your everyday activities and rendered your day to day business actions ineffective.

Without a massive rocket thrust, you will be mired in inefficiency and blinding myopia for the foreseeable future. No amount of wishful thinking or “positive thinking” will fix what ales your business until you take that first  actionable step.

This is the key to get you moving back in the direction of making money and growing your business.

 

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“In The Land Of The Blind, The One Eyed Man Is King”

Dear Reader,

This famous quote, used quite often by Dan Kennedy, was written by the philosopher Erasmus. Also often quoted by the great copywriter John Francis Tighe.

Is it over used?

In a word, no. At least, I don’t think so.

It’s an example, well used, of a universal truth.

Namely, it doesn’t take much to be better than your competitors.

What you need is something that’s different, compelling and attractive to your customers and prospective customers.

The Three Things You Need To Be The ‘One Eyed Man’

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