How To Get Customers For Your Business Using The Power Of The Internet
In this article I’m going to show you how to use the internet to get more customers for your business. It’s one of the top questions I get so I wanted to address this. Alright, so getting more customers, more clients and utilizing the internet is actually relatively simple.
First of all, you need a website and on that website you need to have your product, your service, whatever it is that you are offering, and a way for the person that goes to the website to sign up for that.
Some form of call to action. Whether that’s a way for them to pay, or to sign up for a consultation, or whatever it is that’s going to work best for you.
Now that website, when people go to it, you have to make sure that website converts. Meaning that when people visit the website it has to be able to convert a visitor into a customer.
There’s a whole lot of stuff involved in terms of optimizing your website, making sure that it has a good sales copy, has testimonials, it has good information about the product, it has all the benefits, the features. All those things are going to play a role in how well your offer converts.
Also making sure that you’ve got a good price point, you’ve got a good call to action. Something that incentivizes the person in some way to want to actually buy your products, service, or sign up for whatever it is that you are offering.
How To Get Customers For Your Business – Know Your Numbers
Making sure that your website converts is something that doesn’t just happen. Typically what happens is you send traffic to your website, which I’ll share some different methods for that in this post, but you send traffic to it.
Once you send traffic to it, you’re going to see what your conversion rate is. So when people go to your website you’re going to see, out of one hundred people maybe one person signs up for your product or service.
Or maybe five people do or ten people do. In which case it has a ten percent conversion rate or a five percent. You really need to make sure that you know the numbers.
One of the best ways to track that is by installing Google analytics onto your website and that will show you a lot of the data of your website and where people are coming from, and you are also able to track your conversion rates and all that sort of stuff.
So you’re always going to improve your website. You’re always going to test different things and the littlest things can make a world of difference. Testing your price, testing your offer, testing graphics, colors, font sizes, headlines.
All of these things are things that you can test. Just by making these small improvements, you’ll be able to prove your conversion rate. The other piece that you need is traffic.
Not just any form of traffic, but targeted traffic because you can send a ton of people to your website, but what good is it sending people to your website if they’re not targeted, if they’re not somewhat interested or have an interest in whatever it is that you are selling.
How To Get Customers For Your Business – Get Targeted Traffic
You want to make sure that you are sending targeted visitors. There’s so many different ways with online marketing to be able to send traffic to your website.
Everything from Facebook, whether that’s building a Facebook fan page, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, pay per click or using some SEO organic methods. You’ll get more fans and be able to promote your website, your product, your service to your fans.
With Facebook ads you can target people based on their interests, based on certain things about them, their demographic. It could really allow you to get really laser targeted people to your website that can really convert the best for you.
You could use Google, the search engine. You could have a blog and put content that is related to your product, your industry, or your service and then attract people to you just from people that are searching in the search engine.
Once people come to your website they’re already targeted because they came to your website by first consuming some form of your content first. Search engine optimization is powerful for that reason. Alternatively you could use Google ads. Google has their advertising platforms called Google AdWords.
You can pay Google and optimize your advertisements for certain key words and and then again send targeted traffic to your website that way.
There’s YouTube, which is what I enjoy using and providing content. When you provide content for the people in the way that I’m doing right now and you help people, that is the key.
When you put up posts or videos answering questions that are related to your product or service, then when people find it they are already getting a taste for you, for your product, for your service, and what you’re about.
It’s going to help elevate the trust level. It’s going to make them want to do business with you because they are going to trust you more as opposed to someone that they don’t really know, they can’t get a feel for them online.
YouTube is a powerful way of attracting people and then funneling them in to whatever your product or service is and send them to your website.
Using Twitter, Instagram, Bing, Bing Ads, Yahoo, LinkedIn, there’s so many different platforms. There’s so many different ways of attracting people and then sending them to your website.
Once you have your website set up, what I have to recommend for people is to pick one or two methods first. Decide what you are going to commit to. If it’s SEO, build a blog and master that. Same with YouTube.
In which case, find different courses, resources, and spend a lot of time really understanding the platform and implement a strategy over the long term that will help attract visitors and funnel them in to your website.
If it’s YouTube, then spend some time working on that. Maybe you find a good YouTube course. Invest in it. Get really good at it. You don’t want to try to do everything and just dabble. You will do a poor or average job at everything.
You want to pick one or two things and become really good and skilled at it and drive consistent traffic to your website. Then over time, once you’ve mastered that, you can start another way of driving traffic to your website and just slowly build that.
So, we are going to send traffic to your website, either paying for it or getting some traffic through Google, YouTube, social media. Once you get traffic to your website you are going to see exactly how people convert.
How To Get Customers For Your Business – Is Your Product or Service In Demand
You are going to see whether or not they are interested in your product. If your product actually meets the demand of the market. Whether or not it’s converting in any way. If not, you can tweak and improve it. And improve it over time.
One thing I do recommend is to start using a keyword tool to research if your product or service is actually in demand before you go to all the work of setting up your blog, Youtube and other platforms.
For beginners the best keyword tool is called Keywords Everywhere. It’s a free Chrome extension and it is a great place to start gathering information as to deciding if your product is in demand by showing how many searches a month your keyword is getting.
It also will show you related keywords, cost per click, competition and the search amount that will give you different ideas for your articles or videos. It truly is a great tool for those just starting out.
There is also a more advanced keyword tool that really digs much deeper, if you’re really serious about rocking your business research. But as with everything else if you want the best you have to pay for it. It’s called kwfinder.
For example, if your a plumber in Dayton, Ohio the tools shows that the keyword plumber in Dayton, Ohio gets 1,000 searches/month. Do you think if you were on the first page for that keyword you would get more customers? lol You bet!
Start writing great articles answering questions that people have about plumbing problems in Dayton, Ohio. Create Youtube videos sharing plumbing tips. Create a Facebook page and build a following by sharing valuable content.
I could go on and on but hopefully you see the power of internet marketing and how it can help you get more customers. If you are a local business owner make sure to check out my free guide How to Get a Flood of Customers for FREE… Using the Top Online Directories!
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