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.

 

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

Warning: What you are about to read will make you rethink your marketing!

Or, at least it should!
(It has to do with your marketing. Obviously.)

What I’m about to tell you may make you hate me.
But that’s OK. I’m getting used to it.
(You might even un-friend me. Ouch!)

You see, what I do is go into small to medium size businesses and straighten things out. I don’t do it to be rude, it’s just that I don’t like seeing good businesses doing bad marketing.

Marketing that is wasteful, misdirected and un-planned.

If you have this problem, and can’t see it, then what you’re about to read will be the best thing you’ve read all year. Maybe in your life.

Here’s the thing: you’re competition could be doing the same thing as you.

Advertising like everybody else because, gee, that’s just the way we all do it. “People aren’t very smart and they don’t care what we say, just if we have the lowest price.”

Wrong! Dead wrong!

What you doing is “me too” marketing. It doesn’t set you apart from anyone so you look plain and average. Just like everybody else.

You may even be thinking that it doesn’t matter what you do, because you’ve tried everything already. I mean, the advertising department at the local paper and TV Station couldn’t have lead you wrong, could they?

If you haven’t designed and implemented your own “outrageous” ads and made sure the delivery was the way you wanted it, you just might be an “advertising victim!”

As Dan Kennedy, the world famous marketing master has said many times over his 40 years of experience,“Nobody wants to hang around with an Advertising Victim.”

OK, he may not have said that, but he did, I think, come up with the term “Advertising Victim.”

If he didn’t, then he got it from somebody smart and I got it from him. So there.

But anyway, what I’m trying to get through your head is, you can’t let others’ steam roll you into marketing like everyone else. You’ve got to find a way to set yourself apart from all the other “look at me” and “me tooer’s” out there. If everyone is singing the same song, then they will all get the same bad results. And life will be much more boring for you and your customers. If you have any once the marketing has died a long slow death.

So, what does this all have to do with you and me and some kick-ass marketing?

I’ll tell you right now.

My name is Andrew Jensen.

I live in the great state of Nevada in the once fastest growing city in America: Henderson, NV.

What I am is a copywriter/marketing consultant for small to medium size businesses.

I write for any kind of business because great marketing works for all businesses when it is designed and implemented to your target market.

You see, the message you send to your current and future customers doesn’t matter if it doesn’t actually get to them.

So, you can have the best ad ever created, but if doesnt’ make it to it’s intended market, you won’t get the results you want.

It has to get to it’s intended audience and you have to know who you’re market is before you can get it to them.

How Targeted Direct Response Marketing Works for Every Business and Why You Need To Use It in Your Business For Maximum Returns With Minimum Waste.

I used to be a musician. Some would say, “once a musician, always a musician.” But really, that’s not what I’m trying to tell you right now. The point is…

I’ve traveled the world and experienced many different and wonderful things. Most in life will never get the opportunity to do the same thing.

But, in all this travel, (stick with me here…) I didn’t really understand what made business work.

For instance: Once when I was in Tunisia on a cruise ship, I was fortunate enough to be able to go to the souk (the huge covered market in the middle of Tunis, the major port city). While there I had a “real” salesman go to work on me. He wanted to sell me a leather vest. Rock star style.

His way of selling was completely and effortlessly complimentary. I was interested. But the price he was asking was high for me. Way to high.

When I told him I didn’t have enough money for what he was asking, a friend offered to lend me the extra cash.

Why you need to make sure your customers and clients are focused on you
and only you.

This was all the guy needed to hear. He dove in head first and latched on to my friend for the rest of the money. I was, of course, pissed my “friend” opened her mouth at all. I was dealing and she interrupted.

I refused the offer of a loan and instead kept low balling him. Who knew where the vest came from or what kind of leather it was made. There was no name (obviously custom make) in it and I knew I would never be able to bring it back if it turned out to be crap.

In the end, we came to a good deal. I paid $60 for it in 1994 dollars… and still have it to this day. It turned out to be a good buy. Not a “Good Bye.”

The point of this whole story is, the guy was an aggressive and some would say, great sales man. I was just passing buy and he picked me out of the crowd and invited me in to his stall in a way that had me entering without any hesitation. I was totally taken in without knowing it yet.

He was talkative and focused. It took me a minute to come to my senses.

Of course, I am 6’ tall and at the time had long blonde hair. This combination of a Caucasian guy with long blonde hair in the middle of Tunis is a dead giveaway. Easy and obvious target… right?

As a business owner, you need to find those customers who are just as obvious but hidden. It’s all a matter of knowing where to look.

If you’re not looking through lists of names, with people that you have taken the time to single out as your ideal customer, and marketed directly to them with a message to match, then your throwing good money after bad.

That’s no way to run a successful business.

Your business is important. To you and to your customers/clients.

It deserves the attention to detail that great, results based marketing can give it.

Marketing directly to your customers, with personalized and targeted marketing, could open up a whole new and better way of growing your business.

You may find it will change how your customers see you and what they think. All to the positive.

On the other hand, if you’re already doing direct response marketing and it isn’t getting the results you hoped for, it may only need a fresh set of eyes to take a look.

I offer just that.

Why not send me a message through my contact form on this page. Tell me a bit about your business and what you are looking for with your marketing. There is no obligation, of course, and certainly no pressure.

We can schedule a FREE 30-minute phone consultation and take a look at what can be done. Together we just may discover a perfect solution for your marketing.

Regards,

Andrew

How Do You Measure The Success Or Lack Of In Your Marketing?

Dear Reader,

If your marketing is not doing what you had hoped it would, then what you are about to read will turn on your proverbial Light-Bulb!

You see, it’s not about image or flash or how many likes or dislikes you get. It’s about how many orders or inquiries you get and whether the inquiries, or leads, end up as sales. Full stop.

There is no other measure of your marketing than the MEASURABLE RESULTS!

If you can’t measure the results, how do you know what your marketing is achieving?

How do you know if what you are doing is working?

How do you know if the guy writing your copy, the media your advertising in and the market your marketing to is right?

Bottom line: You don’t.

How being able to measure your results makes all the difference in profitability versus failure.

Let me ask you a question: What engineering profession doesn’t measure their designs and test for success and reliability?

That’s right, I can’t think of one either.

And if you don’t know this, a well run marketing campaign is a well designed feat of engineering. It is measurable and repeatable. It shows you, down to the most minute detail, what has worked and what hasn’t.

If your playing guessing games with it, it will come back and bite you on the ass. Just like a snake in the tall grass of the marketplace. You won’t see it coming and it doesn’t care if you do because the market is unforgiving.

It’s unforgiving of foolish money and foolish beliefs.

If you don’t know who your marketing to and your sending out ads on a whim…. your profits will be unpredictable if at all.

There’s a better way and it’s called direct response marketing.

By utilizing direct response methods, which have been developed and refined over the last 100 or so years, you are drawing on a century of experience. Experience that has shown itself to be successful over and over and to make it’s more well practiced users very wealthy when done right.

Your business, no matter what it is, can profit from direct response.

Direct response is the most cost efficient, trackable and measurable. Bar none.

If you used it and haven’t gotten the results you desire, then either your desires where out of line or you were not ruthless enough in it’s implementation.

It’s not rocket science, but it does have a measure of “scientific” to it. As Claude Hopkins called it nearly a hundred years ago, “Scientific Advertising”.

He didn’t call it that on a whim. Unlike most marketing I see almost every day.

Your next campaign can have all the advantages and none of the dis-advantages of scientific advertising when you take the next step to contact me to discuss your next marketing plan.

You’ll find that I don’t pull punches when pointing what needs to be done. And done now with your ads and the proper planning to implement them.

It is, after all, not a mystery. Great results marketing can be used by any business with any product or service.

No one can make the claim that “this doesn’t work with my business. We’re different.”

Yes, you may be different, but your customers aren’t. Not when it comes to getting the message you want to convey delivered to them. And human nature hasn’t changed in the last 10,000 years and most likely wont’ be changing any time soon.

So, what are you waiting for?

Send me and email by clicking on the contact link at the top of the page so we can set up a time to discuss your marketing and it’s message. Usually an initial 30 minute session can give me a good idea of what we’re dealing with and what I can do for you.

Better yet, click on this link.

I’ll be talking to you soon.

Regards,

Andrew