Marketing funnels are important for business owners and entrepreneurs who wish to promote their products. The whole idea behind a sales funnel is to grasp a prospective customer’s awareness, interest, decision, and then slowly convert them into committing to a sale, hopefully with the end goal to make them a repeat customer.
If your current sales funnels aren’t working for you, perhaps it’s time to make some changes. Consider the following tips to improve your existing sales funnels and boost your conversion rate:
1. Start blogging.
If you aren’t blogging in 2019, your business is missing out on great potential. Consumers today are attracted to free information. With blogs, consumers not only get the information they desire, but they also have an opportunity to learn more about your business, intent, and story. Blogging also has emotional and creative aspects that feel more personal and natural to consumers.
In fact, research shows that small businesses’ lead generation boosts by a whopping 126 percent on average when they begin regularly blogging. That said, start blogging on your website. Write on both broad and specific topics pertaining to the industry your business is in (e.g., interior design) and an occasional post specific to your business, products, or services.
2. Sell front-end products or services.
When you’re a startup, or generally trying to attract new customers, it can be difficult to get the sales going at first. This is especially true if the products or services you offer are priced fairly high. For that reason, it’s important that you sell front-end products or services as well.
Front-end products are the first products your new customers often purchase. These products are intentionally priced lower to essentially give consumers a “taste” of the quality you have to offer. If they like what you provide, there’s a chance they’ll purchase something more expensive from you in the future.
For instance, someone selling online courses might sell an introductory course for $10, but higher-level courses might be priced at $100+. Of course, first-time customers are much more likely to go for the more affordable options before they get to know you. As expected, front-end products aren’t as profitable as back-end products, but they surely boost your conversion rate.
3. Host live events.
Via live events, whether paid or free, things get more personal. As mentioned, consumers today like when businesses get personal to an extent. They like knowing the backstories of the businesses they support, who’s behind them, the secrets of their products or services, and the intents of the businesses.
That said, hosting live events makes perfect sense. Live events can be digital or in-person. They can include webinars, live Facebook or Instagram videos, workshops, classes, and the like. While live events require your time and energy, they allow interested consumers to learn more about your business and what you offer. They are also able to ask you questions.
4. Opt for the right sales funnel software.
For some business owners, it isn’t just about the techniques they use to earn and keep customers; sometimes it’s how they actually produce sales tunnels on a digital level. With sales funnel software, you can quickly create several funnels with beautiful, professional landing pages and other features sure to boost your sales.
Check out this review of a program called Clickfunnels to get you started on your search for funnel software.
Even the entrepreneurs with the best ideas, products, or services may not have the most adequate marketing skills. They may find that their sales funnels are no longer working or have never been working from the start. With research and trial-and-error, you can absolutely boost your conversion rate, and thus, earn more customers and improve your overall profitability.
Blogging, selling front-end products or services, hosting live events, and using sales funnel software are just some of the many ways to boost your existing sales funnels.
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