By including a third “decoy” option in your pricing structure, you can push people toward the middle option – the one you really want them to buy. Sure, some people will go for the most expensive option anyway (which is a bonus, revenue-wise), but most will subconsciously avoid the decoy and choose the middle-tier option, which is precisely what you want them to do.

Thanks for the article Derek. I keep receiving the emails in my inbox and keep telling myself to go back and read them when I get the time, and I’m glad I finally just made the time to go back. I like your advice about approaching the problem first, otherwise you might be targeting the wrong people and missing out on those who really do want your help.
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She recommends doing a same-different analysis of the competition initially in the personal brand discovery phase and then doing quarterly or biannual check research of your competition. "Too much concern over what the competition is doing isn't productive. You aren't moving forward as fast when you are constantly looking over your shoulder," Dixson says.

After you’ve met or spoken to the lead, and if they’re committed to buy, you’ll have to quantify the value of the opportunity. This is where the sales pipeline in CRM helps; you can track each opportunity with maximum visibility. Visual sales pipeline provides an overview of your deals by stage, allowing you to see how leads are moving down the sales funnel. It also gives sales reps a quick estimate of their targets, and urges them to close more leads in the funnel.


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Facebook’s algorithm has also been shifting to favor video and Live sessions, so the more often you host a Facebook Live, the more Facebook will prioritize showing your content to your audience. Using scarcity tactics can also help make quick sales, like giving viewers the opportunity to receive a discount if they purchase within a certain time frame.
69% of industrial company marketers report at best they are neither satisfied and at worst, extremely dissatisfied with online marketing efforts according to the 2014 Trends in Industrial Marketing (learned that from you :). The trouble is many manufacturers don’t know how to use online tools to achieve company goals such as customer engagement, retention, lead generation, etc.
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Sales reps further qualify leads for sales opportunity by setting up a call, meeting or demo. It is this stage that’s crucial for sales teams to impress a lead to convert. Here the lead discovers more about the your services and the benefits of working with you. If they determine you’re right for their needs, they proceed to the next stage, and considered an opportunity.
There a few strategies up you can use to incorporate videos in your emails. If you’re able to tackle a more technical process, you might want to try embedding videos directly into your email. This makes it more convenient for people opening the email and viewing your video, reducing barriers. However, it does run the risk of your emails being sent to spam by some email providers. To avoid this, you can create a thumbnail image of the video and link to the video on your website or on a landing page instead.
While service and product quality apparently has the biggest impact on business sales, converting website visitors into purchasing customers in the cyber world largely depends on developing a positive customer impression. And this is where ecommerce website performance parameters such as ultra-fast page speed and rapid check-out processes come into play, ultimately giving customers a positive psychological impression encouraging sales and customer loyalty.

Steps in Sales Funnel – This lays out for you, point-by-point, each page and step the customer goes through on their way to making a purchase. In some cases, it also works to point out some of the follow-up steps and “if-then” scenarios. For instance, how does the funnel respond “intelligently” to get prospects who didn’t buy to come back to the website?
Solution: Sadly, it takes education for most NP’s to realize this system is not in their best interest – and that they may be alienating their supporters while costing themselves money needlessly. We solve this problem by allowing our NP clients to pay us nothing, thus keeping 100% of their proceeds (solution to #1). Though we’re still funded by winning bidders, we provide a clear, honest, extremely transparent “ask” of bidders to pay a premium (in addition to their winning bid) to cover the cost of our services. Armed with this info up front, bidders can then bid accordingly (solution to #2).
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Measuring how well your sales team is converting leads is imperative to determine the quality of leads and individual sales rep’s performance. With a CRM, you can create reports to know how your leads are converting through different stages by sales reps, and by campaign too. Analyzing which leads are moving down the funnel and converting allows you to plan better conversion strategies.

PROBLEM: Professionals are applying online for MANY jobs, spending a LOT of time in cyber space without getting the result of an interview. They are submitting chronological resumes to employers, hoping that the employer will pick through pages of detail to find what is relevant. Out of hundreds of resumes sent, when an interview is secured, they are not prepared to tip the scales in their favor during the interview.

Consider how personality traits affect purchasing behavior. Just because someone will splurge when it comes to cable TV doesn’t automatically mean that they will go all out in everything. If you think about a car, some buyers might be interested in the safety standards and gas mileage, while other buyers might focus on brand, color or speed. The first buyer would appreciate information on the specifications, but the second buyer would probably respond better to a celebrity endorsement.

No matter how much you want to make a sale or need to make a sale, don’t approach a customer with dollar signs in your eyes. Remember that you’re selling them something that will make their lives better (or you should be), and your attitude ought to reflect that to the customer. They should feel like you’re helping them—not that they’re helping you!
Maybe you’re more successful than I am, but I thought I’d defined a pain point, but I couldn’t sell a solution. Turned out that while it was a pain point, I had a hard time convincing them that it would make their lives easier. That’s what made me ask. YOU know that a certain website could be optimized better, but how do you plan to find someone with the problem and then convince them that the problem even exists in the first place? Someone else in here said it this way: they don’t know what they don’t know.
Only 10 percent of the waiting period is defined by the HTML response to browser requests, and the remaining 90 percent of the delay is caused in rendering pages, parsing HTML, executing code scripts and retrieving embedded assets. Website performance overhaul with optimization tools and script tweaks can scrape off sizeable chunks from page load times, but perhaps not as effectively as developing a speed optimized website from scratch. And the latter is more of a marketing strategy, a business decision and slight awareness in avoiding the most common mistakes that can potentially ruin online businesses by killing website performance.

Of course, if you're going the paid ad route, you could also use Facebook and Google re-targeting to keep that awareness and interest level high. For example, if you've ever noticed after leaving a particular website, that you begin to see their ad everywhere, there's a particular reason for that. Especially if they've already entered your sales funnel, this is a very powerful way to get them to act.
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Once the prospect is in the proverbial funnel, you've peaked their awareness. That's the first stage of the funnel. However, getting a prospect aware of you is no simple feat. Depending upon how they've arrived to your website (organically or through a paid ad), those customers might view your funnel differently and your opt-in rates will vary significantly. 

Now your marketing automation funnel is giving you a boost at every stage: It responded within five minutes of their first contact, and that helped get you the chance to make your pitch. Now, after the pitch, you're ready to stay in contact and respond to objections in a friendly, targeted way. (And if they love the pitch, automation can help you stay in close touch until closing.)
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Producing more video content doesn’t have to be as daunting of a task as it seems. If you’ve written blog posts, designed infographics or done case studies, you already have the material you need to produce more videos. Repurposing existing content into video will expose that content to new audiences. Plus, you can test how that content performs in a different medium. You might find that engagement on your video far exceeds the views or engagement on your blog posts.
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