Tearing your hair over the few meagre dollars your website is making? Despairing that your internet sales will never get out of the doldrums? Try these six great tactics to convert kickers into clickers and see your sales soar.
1. Make sure your web site loads fast. This can often be achieved by cutting down on the number of banners and other graphics, especially on the first or home page. Use small square banners amongst the quality content on your pages, and use simple text links to take visitors to your products or affiliate offerings. 2. Look for online businesses that are selling related products to the theme of your site and offer them free advertising space. (Yes, free! Don’t be mean!) Ask them for a link to your site from theirs in return. If their sites are well known and respected this will reflect well on your own and will build trust and confidence in your visitors. Plus you will benefit from the back-link to your site in the search engines.3. Always give people some means of contacting you, either by email or telephone. Interacting with your visitors in a polite and helpful way when they have questions about any of your products or services will convert to more sales. Your business address should also be on the website as this tells your visitors you are serious about your business. 4. Have a ‘Q & A’ page on your site with answers to those questions your visitors are most likely to ask. To begin with you may need to generate these questions from you own experience of your niche. Then, after a while when you begin to get questions coming in through the ‘Contact Us’ links on your site, you will be able to add these to your ‘Q & A’ page as well.5. Letting your visitors know how generous you are will get you brownie points big time. Think of a good cause that your visitors can identify with and tell them that, during your special promotion, you will donate say $1 dollar per sale, or maybe a percentage of the selling price, to such-and-such a cause. Visitors will respond readily to such magnanimous giving. Of course, you must follow this up after the promotion with a note on your site saying how much you were able to send as a result of their fulsome purchases.6. Every website should have a newsletter or course on offer. These can be easily set up using an auto-responder and will enable you to keep in touch with your visitors on a regular basis. Your newsletter content will remind them of the benefits of visiting your site and you can give them the heads up on all the exciting new products and services you are offering. Keep each ‘issue’ short but full of useful content that your subscribers will be grateful to receive.Put as many of these six tactics to work on your website as you can and see the difference. Every website needs sales, which means you must have visitors, and preferably repeat visitors who will buy again and again. And the way into your visitors’ hearts is to demonstrate that you are a kind, thoughtful and generous human being- not just someone out to make a quick buck. Find a way into their hearts and minds and you can’t lose.
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