how to get referrals

If you sell a product online, and you want to have your customers send you other customers, you can do this serveral ways.

  1. Ask. It never hurts to ask and many times, if you simply ask your customer, “Do you know anyone who might need our services?” they will tell you some friends they know who want what you have.  This is the most basic and classic way of getting referrals and it’s completely appropriate in most businesses and situations.
  2. Reward. Offering an actual cash amount to those who bring you paying customers is a surefire way to get a response.
  3. Incentives. Make it easy on your customer to invite their friends to look at your product–offer each referral a discount. You can even provide your customer with a link to a downloadable coupon they can give their friend. Couple this with option number two, and it’s a win/win for both of them!

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How to get testimonials

 

 

How to Get testimonials for your product

A lot of you want to know how to get testimonials for your product even if you haven’t sold anything yet. I guess the most obvious way you could do this is to lie. Yes, we see it all of the time; someone makes up a testimonial and signs it “Fred from Alabama”. Or, even more credibly, “Fred D. from Alabama”. Wow. I’m convinced, how ’bout you?  The truth is, when you make up a testimonial, others can feel it.

I once read a series of testimonials from someone who lived in the U.S.  They made up various testimonials from around the globe. It was looking okay until I got to the testimonial from a supposed customer in the U.K. It went like this. “Joe’s internet marketing course is the best in the industry. Period.”  Immediately, viewers commented. “They don’t say the phrase ‘period’ in the UK, liar…they say ‘full stop'”.   Poor Joe! He probably wasn’t trying to be bad by lying. He was just….desperate.

If you don’t want your made-up testimonials backfiring on you, but you don’t have anyone to recommend you yet, then volunteer your product or services.  Give your stuff away, especially your internet marketing services, to an agency or someone who is struggling.  Afterwards, when they are gushing, ask them if they would mind sharing those comments online. Direct them to a “testimonial” page on your site, and then let them tell the world.

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How to Make Money Online

Making money online doesn’t have to be difficult.

Hi. I’m Sue Melin, author of How to Sell Anything Online.
If you are struggling to make money online, you owe it to yourself to try my new tutorial. In it, I’ll show you the ins and outs of making money online. But first, I want to let you know that making money online is not some mysterious “formula” that you have to learn from an internet blackbelt. Internet marketing is just a term for making money off of the internet. It’s not rocket science, nor does it require a college degree. You just need to be shown how to do it, in logical order. Actually, I want you to think of internet marketing like you think of gardening. If you hate growing plants, it may because you think that it’s too hard. And if you love growing plants, it’s because… you know how! But whether you do or don’t know how, the rules of gardening always work. That is:Evolution of a young plant

“If You Give Your Plant the Right Soil, the Right Temperature, and the right sunlight, you can expect a perfect plant everytime”.

It doesn’t have to be hard, and it really isn’t, provided you understand the basics.

Well, in the same way,  did you know that just as plants have certain universal laws that govern their “how to” of growth, so does internet marketing. You just have to tend to your product in the proper manner. Once you learn some basics, and implement them in the proper order, you can expect to make money online.

So many people these days are looking to make money online, but they don’t know where to start or where to go to find the information they need. When you sign up for my internet marketing training series, How to Sell Anything Online, you will be shown step-by-step what you need to do in order to build an online marketing funnel via screenshots, graphics, and highly detailed in structions. You’ll learn:

Product Presentation

How to present your product in the best light possible, so that you look professional online. We’ll talk about taking quality graphics that resonate with your customer.I’ll show you how to market yourself (and your product) in the best position possible for maxiumum impact.

How to Draw Traffic to Your Product

You’ll find out how to sell your product online, even if you don’t have a website!
This takes almost no money. In fact, very few of my tactics require any money whatsoever.
But don’t worry; I’ll still show you How to Build an Attractive Website; even if you don’t have any coding skills. Find out the ins and outs of:

Taking Payments Online:

Having a website doesn’t help you much if you can’t take payments. In my internet marketing series, you will learn ways to collect money with no fees, or online expenses. You ‘ll learn how to upgrade when you can afford it, and you’ll learn what’s important, what can wait, and even, what’s completely free!
You will be taught a rock solid system for making leads, that doesn’t cost you one thin dime!

(plus, it’s super easy!)
Find out how to advertise for pennies on the dollar and even less than that:

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Advertising online can be expensive! So can leads. And I probably don’t need to tell you that Google Adwords can eat you alive in fees before you ace its steep learning curve. But that’s okay, because when you sign up for my internet marketing series, you’ll learn cost-effective alternatives to all of these. I’ll show you how to find people online who want exactly what you have, without using Google,  paying for ads, or purchasing leads. And best of all, it’s completely free.

Build an effective sales funnel that really pulls in customers–without investing any funds.

Upgrade as you go

As your busines grows, you will want to upgrade in every facet of your promotion strategy. I’ll teach you what’s important to purchase first, what can wait, and what you don’t even need

(before you blow a bunch of money unnecessarily).

And you’ll learn how to do all of this, in the right order, so you don’t have to undo what you do.

When you sign up for my program, you get daily lessons in your inbox, showing you step-by-step what you need to know to have good success online. And with our rock solid customer support, you’ll never have to worry about being left behind
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How to REALLY sell on the internet….Demonstrating Knowledge

If you want to make that sell, every time, then you just have to do this for your reader:  demonstrate knowledge. And I don’t mean talk about what you know==if you want to convince the reader that you have what they need, then you need to actually demonstrate for them something that will profit them.

So here’s a good example; there was this guy on linkedin who had this miniature tutorial on how to rank on linked in. He just gave this info away in a post. He didn’t tease everyone with some sign up inbox spam deal. He just flat out told everyone how to do it.

And guess what? I took his free advice and it worked. I ranked. And bought his product. Right then. Why? Because he effectively demonstrated his knowledge.

If you want people to buy your informational product, advice book, or gadget, then you need to give everyone something RIGHT NOW that will help them. Something that they can do online in a separate tab. Or some tutorial that tells them exactly how to do something that they really need to know. And make it free. And yes, I get it, you really don’t want to give away THAT juicy tidbit, because it’s a big one. But if you will, they’ll trust you…and buy from you.

 

Affiliate Detox|How to Sell anything Online

When students sign up for my internet marketing consulting, I generally need at least three sessions to detoxify them from the “merits” of affiliate marketing.

Affiliate, are you making great money? Because if you are, and if you are ethical, then I am 100% pro-affiliate marketing.

But. If you have to put up “recommendations” that are really just biased reviews (which is almost always true, unless you liked the product before you became an affiliate), or, if you find yourself recommending one product over another on your “review” site because the commissions are highter (rather than the product you are “reviewing” really being better), then guess what? You really aren’t operating in integrity; you are just making a  buck and calling it a review.

What’s worse is, you probably are NOT getting paid much at all due to the fierce competition in the market (and the time it takes to make money).

And here’s the thing I always stress to my students who are affiliates;  You are not selling anything. You don’t really have a business. And when I tell them this, there is this look. It looks something like this: You are just a negative person who doesn’t get it.

And when I get that look, I just want to shake them and say, “no, Joe (Sam or Sarah). YOU just don’t get it; you could be making SO much more money selling your own items on line.

And then, they just don’t believe me. Which is why affiliates have to pay a higher price for my consulting serives

a. They take longer to convince

b. I have to clean up their online reputation and

c. When they invest enough in my consulting, then they HAVE to listen to what I tell them.

And that’s the only way I will do business with an affiliate.