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Hello and welcome to this week’s Monday Minutes. Each week in this series I am going to share simple tips and advice that you can implement quickly to help your business become more successful.

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This week’s tip is all about becoming more confident in your business!

Many small business owners struggle with low self-confidence, especially when they’re first starting out. Low confidence can destroy your dreams and hold you back from the success you crave. Today I want to talk to you about three of the ways that low confidence might be impacting your business:

Your income level is “stuck”.

You’re not making as much as you want to and you’re not sure why. Many money issues often come back to a lack of confidence. It might be that you’re not asking your clients to pay what you’re really worth or it might be that you won’t launch higher-ticket products for fear no one will purchase them.

Developing your confidence is one way to boost your income. As your confidence increases, customers and clients will be even more attracted to your business. This can create a cycle of increasing confidence along with increasing income.

Accepting the wrong clients.

Clients know when your confidence is low. While most of them won’t take advantage of this, there are some that will. These clients will be demanding and may try to haggle with you over price or convince you to do extra work for them.

Don’t give into the pressure from bad clients. As your confidence grows, start looking for clients that will see you for the skilled professional you are.

You play small.

When you lack confidence, you don’t let yourself shine. Then you end up missing out on opportunities that you really wanted to take like appearing as a guest on a podcast or participating in a joint venture with a business owner you admire.

Playing small may feel safer but it can severely limit the growth of your business. Try challenging yourself to take one small risk each week. As time goes by, you’ll find it gets easier to own your awesomeness.

The good news is that low confidence doesn’t have to mean the end of your business. Learning about mindset and working to improve yours can help you develop the confidence you need to build a successful business.

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Hello and welcome to this week’s Monday Minutes. Each week in this series I am going to share simple tips and advice that you can implement quickly to help your business become more successful.

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This week’s tip is all about building your email list!

You've probably heard more than one marketer talk about how the money is in your list and that you have to have build one if you want your business to be profitable, but do you really understand the real value in list building for your own business?mailing list

You do your research and decide to promote a specific product that offers a nice commission. Then you do a little test campaign, make a few sales and decide it’s a winner so you set up a website dedicated to just this one product. You spend time and money promoting it all over the place and a steady stream of sales starts to come in. All you focus on is driving traffic to your affiliate link, because it’s profitable.

Then one morning you wake up and find out that your income stream has dried up and affiliate marketing gone bustpayments have stopped and you have no idea what happened. You do a little digging, contact the company only to find out they have stopped selling that product, quit using affiliates or have completely gone out of business without any warning or notice at all!

Even though you may have sold hundreds of products to happy customers you have no idea who they are and how to contact them. Your income stream literally and completely disappeared over night leaving you back a t square one. Can you guess why?

Yes, it's because you didn't build your email list!

Now let’s look at this from a new perspective. You go through the entire process, pick a product, build a website and market it everywhere only this time you take it one-step further by adding a landing page with an opt-in form.

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"This little is form is your golden ticket to contact people who are interested in the types of products you are promoting"

All you have to do is get them to fill it out!

As visitors arrive on your site, you can lure them in with valuable information to presell the product or service you're promoting. You can do this by offering them a little gift as enticement in exchange for submitting the form. This could be a video review or a short report with more information about the product or an extra bonus if they purchase through your link.

These people are then added to your own private mailing list, separate from the company you're promoting and you can feel free to contact them anytime you have new information to share.

???????????????????????????????????????Now when you wake up to the news that your product is no longer available, the affiliate program is gone or the business has gone bust then you don’t worry about losing your customers, you simply replace product A with product a new similar product B. Then send out an email telling all your subscribers that you’ve discovered this great product that they will love.

Another great thing about building you list is that you can develop a lasting relationship with email profits your customers by emailing them regularly and providing them with great information. Once they know, like and trust you they will gladly follow your recommendations, which is one of the best ways to ensure a continuous stream of income for your business.

Hopefully this little post has helped you understand the importance of building your
email list!

Why not start yours today?

If you have any questions please feel free to ask!
Happy list building,
Lisa 🙂

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Hello and welcome to this week’s Monday Minutes. Each week in this series I am going to share simple tips and advice that you can implement quickly to help your business become more successful.

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This week’s tip is all about preselling, because if you aren't preselling then chances are you're leaving money on the table. 

When you're doing any type of marketing online, it's important to understand the practice of preselling. To use this method, you don’t need to be an expert marketer. Contrary to popular belief, preselling isn’t a difficult skill to master. It’s not something you should be uncomfortable doing. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the softest forms of selling and when done right it can be one of the most effective.

So, what exactly is preselling?

As we well know, people browse the Internet for information. Generally, they don’t go online to buy immediately. Mostly they just search for information on things that interest them, that will help solve their problems or make their lives easier. However, if they find something worth buying as they browse they can be enticed to purchase. Preselling is all about conditioning the minds of online consumers to buy your products and services.

In order to presell your potential customers, your website should have helpful, relevant and interesting information. If they find it helpful they will naturally begin to trust you and your recommendations. Always keep the know, like and trust factor in mind as you create content.happy-customer

Also, keep in mind that most online consumers are unfamiliar with you and your business. It’s your job to endear yourself to them. You should do everything you can to make them think and feel as if your site is the answer to all their wants and needs.

When you take the time to establish that connection with your online visitors then you are that much closer to making a sale and more importantly attaining a loyal, longtime customer. Just remember, people are smart, so honesty is always the best policy.

Here are a few tips that will help you presell more effectively:

Visual appeal

Make your website attractive to your visitors. Sure, most people go online looking for information, but they will be far more motivated to read your content if they like the look and feel of your site.

Proof and statistics

People like proof. If you can provide them with proof and statistics that the products or services, you offer work like you say they do then you’ll have a much better chance of converting your visitor into a paying customer. You can do this in several ways including customer reviews and testimonials. This form of social proof is extremely effective. Amazon is a perfect example!

The call to action

The ultimate goal of preselling is to eventually make a sale so don’t be shy when it comes to closing the deal.  If you want to persuade readers to buy your product, be direct to the point. The best time to do this is after you’ve provided them with information that will help them make an informed decision because they are all warmed up and receptive to your recommendations.

presell-contentWrite and submit

While, these things are great tools to help you presell, they won't matter much if you don't have any visitors. So, the last tip I have for you is to write articles (or blog posts) related to your products and services, then submit them to directories or other websites that accept guest posts. You can also post them on social media sites like FaceBook, Twitter and so on. This will not only help drive traffic to your website, it will also help warm people up before they even visit.

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If you like this post please comment, share and fill out the short form on this page to subscribe to my list so I can send you even more tips, information and blog updates that will help you grow your business online!

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