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5 Easy Marketing Tricks You Can Use Without Losing Your Soul

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Written by JohnStone

The marketing process is pretty linear – you run your campaign, people see it, people like your product, and they buy it. However, things are not always as simple as they seem to be. Sometimes, you just can’t detect what’s ruining your perfectly designed advertising campaign. If this is your problem, it’s time to try something new. Fresh approaches to old problems can help you if you’ve got your back against the wall.  Let’s take a look at some marketing tricks that professionals recommend.

1) Focus on helping people

When it comes to marketing, there are always two sides – one is you, the seller, and the other is your buyer. But, in order to break this seller-buyer relation, you need to change your point of view. If you focus on actually helping people, your business can bloom.

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Your customers will find you reliable and honest, which is one of the most important things when it comes to business.

2) Listening

Since you don’t make your products for yourself, listening to your customers is essential. There are many ways for you to get their opinion. Investing in digital marketing might give your business the well-needed boost. This is also a great way to hear what your customers have to say. So, organize a comment section for your website and establish social media profiles for your business. People will share, comment, and you will get a clear picture of their demands and wishes.

3) Connect with others

The internet is a sea of content and it can be difficult to swim to the surface. Keep in mind that you can’t do it by yourself, no one can. That’s why connecting with other websites can be very productive for your business. Connect with prominent bloggers and notable social media pages. A single link from these people can give you hundreds of new visitors and potential customers. Link out to some important blogs or websites from your website. This way you suggest their service to your visitors, so you can expect them to return the favor.

4) Be careful with low prices

Many entrepreneurs lower their prices in order to attract the customers. Although this can be a good idea in some cases, it’s usually a road that leads to a blind alley. The fact is, if your price is too low, people will consider your product is not very good.

On the other hand, people will expect excellence if your prices are high. The best solution is to maintain reasonable prices. This way, you will be able to cover different groups and give each person what he or she needs. It takes time to establish this sale philosophy so be patient and make smart moves.

5) Offer something for free

Besides providing excellent content on your website and social media pages, it’s a great strategic move to give your customers something for free. We’re talking quality items that you could certainly sell but you choose to give them away instead. People always appreciate free things so this strategy can bring you plenty of new visitors and customers.

The message here is what’s important. Many websites offer a free membership or a PDF book regarding their business. If you do this, there is a good chance people will get more interested in what you have to offer.

The bottom line

Leading a great marketing campaign is essential if you want to be on the top. However, every successful entrepreneur knows that you need to save your soul and be honest with your customers. This is the only way to maintain a stable relationship with them. Each one of the tips given in this article will help your goal but you need to have a good strategy and to use them in the right moment. If you are short on cash but still decide to give something for free – the results might not be so good. Create a meaningful plan and execute it carefully. Good luck!

Which of these marketing tactics resonates with you? Why?

About the author

JohnStone

John J. Stone is a business consultant at Seo Consultants Sydney and Nirmal Web Design. Through years of experience, he became a devout believer in the notion that form should always follow function and that developing the ability to think outside of the box is a prerequisite of being a successful entrepreneur.

6 Comments

  • Hey John, thanks for writing this post. The first 3 marketing “tricks” definitely resonate with me… Organizations that help others, listen, and connect with others are the kind of organizations people want to work with.

    • Hi Paul,
      Thanks, I agree with you. Offering solutions and help to others who need it is the first step towards creating valuable relationships.

  • Hi JohnStone, thank you for your great article, I got much useful information here, this site of Paul is great 🙂 and thank all friends here 🙂

  • All these marketing tricks are in fashion now. Only need to learn them clearly to get benefits. These tricks are very necessary to know for everyone who are in this profession. Happy to see them here.

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