A Little Something Extra
Before we move on, there’s two more ways I’d like to talk to you about adding value to a product. This time, though, the bonuses we’ll be offering aren’t directly related to the product, and aren’t necessarily given on the sales letter as most bonuses are. It’s always nice to give the customer a little something extra, and this is one way to do that and again, as we talked about before, helping yourself as well as the customer.
The first example I want to talk about is adding an option for discounts related to your other products, either now, or in the future through a ticket system. A good way to do this is allow customers to add additional products to their shopping cart at a discounted price when they check out. Not only does it allow them something extra for a little less, but it allows you to make more sales at the same time, again, benefiting both you and your customer. Continue reading
Bonuses Done Right
Whilet we’re on this subject, please, please take note here, because if I see anyone trying to flog their product, thinking that an e-book entitled ‘ Doing business today, in the 60’s’ is going to shift more of their products, I really might have to start wondering about peoples motives. Things like this won’t add $500 to your price. In fact, let me tell you how serious this issue is. If you put a dodgy bonus together, or do this in the wrong way, you can devalue your product so much, that it becomes worthless, and you just won’t sell any. Simple as that.
So here’s a general rule for you. If you’ve really thought about it, dug about and tried to find something to add in as a good worthwhile bonus to try and tip customers over the edge and to have more of them buy your product, and you honestly can’t find anything that fits the bill, go with nothing or create an original info product yourself. No bonuses are better than one that puts all your customers off. As obvious as that sounds, it seems to be occurring more and more often recently, which is strange, because of the sheer number of people that claim to know what they’re talking about that are teaching people what to do with online business nowadays. Continue reading
The Ultimate Testimonial
Ok, seeing as we’ve done the audio and text thing with these testimonials, lets go all out, major bells and whistles professionalism with video testimonials. How often do you see streaming video testimonials up on websites? Not very often I’d say. In fact at the time of writing this, I’ve only seen two in my whole career, and they were great. Real people giving real accounts of using real products that worked. If any type of testimonial is going to add value to your products, it’s going to be this one. A simple idea developed into an all singing all dancing, hard hitting method that works.
The next best thing to video testimonials would be inviting these people over to your house to tell you how good the products are. I admit, this is taking things to an extreme, but with all the digital cameras floating around nowadays, and the ability to capture video through the net, and the larger hosting spaces starting to appear through the thought competition, it shouldn’t be more than a little time consuming to get a few of these. Well worth it in my opinion. Taking testimonials to the max.
The Standard Bonus
Right, I think we’ve done about as much as we can with those testimonials, so moving on a little to bonuses. Standard bonuses. Nothing fancy really, all you’re doing is offering up some sort of bonus with the purchase of the product, again adding value. Generally these are known as something directly related to your product, or even better, something that will benefit you as well as the customer getting it for free.
How about putting together a small training series that allows the customer to give it away, building your reputation, as well as adding value on the initial sale? Or if you’re really on a brainy one that day, how about putting something together that will make you money through educating the buyer? For example, give away an affiliate marketing course to your customers, helping them become better affiliates, allowing them to promote your stuff and make you money at the same time. Continue reading
Cut Off Dates
Cut off dates and limited numbers: A great place to start and really easy to slip into any sales letter for any product. The old cut off dates are probably the most widely used out of all of these methods, and they seem to still be working. All this requires is notification of your low price only being guaranteed until a particular date. These are great words to use, because if you do decide to extend the deadline, you’ll find that you can without causing a stir. Way too often recently I’ve visited sites that say the price will be going up for sure on a particular date, but it never does, and the date magically moves forward each day. Not a good way to be doing business I can assure you. This is catering more to the impulse buyers rather than adding value, but I thought we’d get that in there too anyway, as it’s worth a mention for sure.
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Overview of Added Value
● To introduce concepts of adding value before and after the sale of your product, keeping your customers happy, and putting more money in your pocket.
● To show you how to start looking around you, and to start seeing what other people are doing with their value adding, especially the successful.
● To talk about testimonials and how to take them further to inspire solid confidence in yourself from the customers perspective.
● To look closely at standard bonuses, and to avoid some of the pitfalls of other marketers not in know, who destroy their sales by trying to add value incorrectly. Continue reading