5 Things You Need To Do, Right Now, To Increase Your Profits.

Dear Reader,

Do you have a plan in place to increase your customer base as well as retain more of the customers you already have?

Well, I’m about to let you in on a little “secret” that’s really not so secret to those who are direct response marketers.

If you want to keep more of the customers you have already, and get more of the customers you want, the kind that love what you do and keep coming back, then you have to do 5 simple things.

Five Simple Things Any Business Can Do
To Keep Their Customer Base Full
And Fully Stocked for The Future!

As I said, this list is simple. But by no means exhaustive for the things you can do to make your life so much easier. Easier when it comes to maintaining and increasing profits.

So, what is this list? Let’s get down to it so you can get back to the business of making money and satisfying your customers needs.

1) Stay in contact with your customers with a personal approach.
Do you regularly mail, email, or send your customers flyers with a new offer and a reason to come to you for what you offer? And if you do, how often? Because, direct mail research shows that keeping you “top-of-mind” is the best way to get and retain more customers, clients and even patients. It’s not really mystery after all. Who does your type of customer think of when they need your product or service?

If it isn’t you, then it’s time to get your communications in order and stay on their near-field radar, pronto!

2) Is your product or service something your customers are recommending to their friends, families and business connections?

If not, then you have some work to do to clean up your product, service, and above all, image. You see, how your customers see you and experience your business is just about the most important factor in your success. (The finishing touch is your delivery of said products and services.) If you haven’t been wowing them lately with better offers, then you won’t be getting the referrals that so many successful business thrive on.

Referrals are the primary, cheapest form of great advertising you can have. Asking for them when a customer is satisfied and even exuberant with your product or service should on the top of your list. If you can’t bring yourself to ask for a referral, how do you think your customers feel about you? Do you think they would be offended by you asking, or privileged to be asked?

I think more of the latter than the former. If you ask them in a way that makes them feel important. And do it when they are at their highest on your product or service.

Or you can follow the Nike ad and “Just ask for the referral!”

3) Is your marketing fresh and relevant. When you write your ads, or when you have someone write your ads, do you put relevant information into the ad that customers or leads can read and find something to relate to?

Tying in with current events is a very powerful way to bring attention to your business.

For instance:

Remember the Wendy’s commercial from years ago that asked, “Where’s the beef?”

How about, “Where’s the guarantee?” Or, “Where’s the service in their service contract?” Or better yet, “Where’s the prompt and courteous delivery?”

Simple questions that get your customers to doubt your competition when combined with a well planned campaign.

Staying on top of current events is a time tested method to stay in your customers mind. And it makes it easy for them to think of you next time they are in the market for what you provide.

4) Did you remember to tell them “what’s new with us” the last time you contacted them?

If you don’t already, you can start sending out a regular newsletter to your herd. (That’s what Dan Kennedy calls his customers. As in, “Corralling your herd and putting a fence around them to keep them safe and in control.”)

“New” is such an attention getter. Use it whenever you find a new product or service that can benefit your herd. Is it over used though?

It all depends, I suppose.

It’s obviously not something to be used lightly. And when you do use it, make sure what you are offering is really “New and improved”, or just “new.” At least, new to you and them. Put your own twist on it and make it entertaining at the same time.

Which brings me to….

5) Never be boring when creating your marketing materials.

No one ever bored someone into buying their product or service.

Life is short, please don’t bore your customers.

If you can make your marketing campaigns not only attention getting, but entertaining, you’ll surely succeed in business you are promoting. No one ever lost by keeping their audience entertained.

But many have run the business away by putting the audience to sleep.

First of all, your materials should always be about the customer. Not about how great you are or what you are going to do for them. Keep the message focused on them.

Then, show them how you can solve their problems with your product. It’s all they are interested in after all. “What’s in it for me?” is a well worn line in the sales and marketing world. Keep it top of mind when crafting your message.

And then, make it interesting and even entertaining to keep their attention. You’ll be rewarded for your effort.

This you can trust me in. A line I rarely use.

I do believe this has gone on long enough.

There you go, 5 Things You Can Do, Right Now, To Increase Your Bottom Line.

In no way a finished list. Just a few things to think about.

Tomorrow, I’ll give you an example of my experience of “playing to the crowd” that got me the attention of a Korean Mafioso. Leader of his particular group.

It is truly enlightening, if I do say so myself.

Regards,

Andrew

P.S. contact me to craft your next “Entertaining and attention getting” marketing campaign. The call is free. It will be the best “free” call you make today. Guaranteed or your money back.

 

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 contacts. The ones that advise you to do what every one else is doing with their 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 viewers to take action. (I think 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 On The Results of
Your Ads.

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

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

It always asks the prospect or customer to take some specific action so you can them to the next level of the sale.

And not only does it out do your big ad agency style of marketing, but it does it in a way that shows 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, 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.

Who’s your competition and what do you know about them?

Dear Reader,

Do you know who your competition is?

Or are you delusional and think you have none?

Because, if you don’t know who your competition is, then you can be sure you don’t know what you don’t know.

In the hierarchy of life and business, there are 4 levels of learning what you know and this applies to learning about your competition as well:

A. Unconscious Incompetence. (You don’t know what you don’t know.)
B. Conscious Incompetence. (You know what you don’t know.)
C. Conscious Competence. (You know what you’re doing but you have to think about every step.)
D. Unconscious Competence. (You know what you’re doing and don’t have to think about it.)

If you believe you don’t have any competition, then either you are unique in your business, or you’re in the Unconscious Incompetence phase of learning your unique place in your business world.

The thing needed here, for you, is to find out, like, right now, who those other competitors are.

And the best way to do that is look around. On-line, in trade journals, at local and national conventions for your profession or trade.

They are out there and the sooner you become Conscious Incompetence, the sooner you’ll be able to get to Conscious Competence and then on to the most powerful of all, Unconscious Competence.

The final phase is filled with the magic of business.|

Only 4 of those things are:

  1.  Systematized ways of attracting and keeping customers.
    2.  Automatic methods for setting up your USP. (Unique Selling Proposition)
    3.  Clever designs used to make more sales and produce profitable leads.
    4.  Processes for getting referrals on Auto-Pilot. (Your customers will feel an obligation to refer.)

This and a whole lot more comes from finding your place and exploiting it to the maximum.

Without knowing your place in your part of the business/services world, you will be just another “also-ran” and have nothing to differentiate you from the pack.

The best way I know of to do this, given a limited budget and the need for efficiency and accountability, is direct response marketing.

Why you need to think about direct response marketing to
set yourself apart from the “also rans.”

Direct Response marketing is known among the most successful marketers,  to be the most cost effective and trackable. Hence, most manageable, way to set yourself up as the “go to” business for whatever it is you produce or provide.

No other form of marketing provides the cost efficiency or will give you the trackable and quantifiable results at such a pre-determined price.

If you’re a small to medium sized business owner and you’re not using direct response marketing, then you’re most likely throwing good money after bad in your quest to ramp up your business.

The good news is: It doesn’t have to be this way.

You can use these techniques for any business. It’s been shown pretty much any product or service can be marketed using direct response marketing. And if you can show me one that can’t, I’ll bet you I can find a way to do it. And save you money and time in the process.

The reason being: it’s a process, not magic. Although it has been thought of as magic given the great results it can deliver to you and your own business.

Reach out to me and let’s start a conversation about your business needs and how I may be able to help you.

Call me today at: 1-702-566-1799

If I don’t answer right away, leave me a detailed message and the best time to call.

I will respond ASAP so we can get started.

Regards,

Andrew Jensen
EarlyRiserCopy.com

A Stormy Economy and What To Do About It.

Dear Reader,

Just a quick blurb today.

I’ve been seeing, and hearing, a lot how the economy is not “cooperating” with this or that business. And that it’s near impossible to keep the doors open for the average small business.

We all know how the big box stores are doing. You can read about it in any newspaper or hear about it on TV. Although, even Wal-Mart is having some issues today.

But a small business with a sole proprietor is something different.

You need a different kind of advertising and marketing.

If you’re not engaging with your customers, and on the hunt for new customers, then you are most likely not doing as well as you could be.

What I’m talking about is: Direct Response Marketing

This is not rocket science, but it is very scientific.

You see, direct mail or direct response marketing is scientific in nature.

Using it you can predict, with almost pinpoint accuracy, what you’re bottom line will be tomorrow, next week and sometimes months ahead of time.

But if you’re doing the old traditional mass media marketing like everybody else, then you can only expect what every one else is getting.

There is no differentiation there. Only “me too-ing”.

So, it’s up to you.

The same-old, same-old?

Or something only you can provide and show in your marketing materials to be the one thing your customers love to hear about. From you. Personally.

Regrettably, many will not take the time or small extra-effort to do this right.

And their results will be the same as they’ve always gotten.

Average to less.

Regards,

Andrew