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In this video, Kevin Namaky provides his best anti-secret marketing tip for how to approach this problem and increase your chances of making the sale. Kevin also walks through a couple of marketing system examples so you can easily understand how to apply this concept to your own marketing strategy and grow your small business.
Hello! Kevin Namaky here, and today we’re going to answer a frequent question: how to get more leads and sales.
The question of how to get more leads and sales is actually a very broad. The answer really depends on your audience, and on the specifics of your business. The tough answer no one usually wants to hear is: there’s no single magic bullet.
Now, I know you really want me to tell you that there’s this one thing you should do, this one answer that’s suddenly going to make your sales go up. And while there is one thing you could probably do to help your sales go up, it’s not the same for every person or for every business.
THE ANTI-SECRET: A MARKETING SYSTEM
Instead of a simple secret that might magically help you increase sales, it helps to think of your marketing as a system. Thinking of marketing as a system means that there are multiple pieces that work together to help bring you those sales and leads.
Most basic working systems, working marketing systems, do three things (or at least three things):
- They get people to come to you. They get your audience to come to you. This comes in the form of traffic to your website or footsteps to a physical location.
- They engage people and encourage an exchange of value. So, you’re providing some sort of value in exchange for information, such as an email address. This helps you get things like contact and leads.
- They cultivate and convert leads into sales opportunities. This usually means providing even more value up to the point that you’re able to make someone an offer.
MARKETING SYSTEM EXAMPLE: FINANCIAL SERVICES
Let me illustrate using just one example. Let’s say you’re in the financial services industry. You sell financial products and services. You might be using something like a website that’s SEO optimized (search engine optimized) to help get you traffic. You could also be using a paid approach using things like Facebook ads. And those could be drivng traffic to your site. So that’s step 1.
The second step for you might be providing a free resource guide that helps people and provides value in exchange for information like an email address.
The third step might be giving tips regularly through email and creating even more value for people, and eventually inviting them to a sales opportunity for you, which might take the form of a free consultation call. On the call, you’re going to help them even more before you make them an offer.
MARKETING SYSTEM EXAMPLE: LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
Let’s take one more example. Let’s imagine you’re a local photographer and you specialize in taking photos of young children, which we all know can be really tricky to do, to get kids to hold still and let us take their picture. So maybe you specialize in that, and that’s who you target. You’re targeting families with young children.
As a first step, you might use a website that’s optimized for search engines as well as local listings to get traffic to your website. Once they get to your website, you might have a portfolio there that’s very graphic in nature and shows your work. Then you might feature testimonials on your page to reinforce trust. And then finally you might ask them to fill out a form or call for more information.
So, there are essentially a few steps you are walking people through towards an opportunity.
THE PIECES MUST WORK TOGETHER
Without all of those pieces working together, the system really has no power. If you can focus, not just on one tactic, but on creating a system of tactics—a few things that work together—you can more easily walk someone from knowing nothing about you towards getting to know you and towards an actual sales opportunity where they might become a customer.
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Thanks and we’ll see you in the next video.
GET A CLEAR MARKETING STRATEGY
A complete marketing system is an integral part of a sound marketing strategy. If you’re struggling with clarity in your small business messaging, clarity in who you are targeting, or clarity in which tactics will work best for you, maybe we should talk.
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Kevin Namaky is a consumer brand leader, trainer and speaker. He trains brand teams to enhance their marketing skills, lead and grow their business, and accelerate their careers. As a consumer brand leader and strategic consultant, he created billions in new value for Fortune 500 clients. Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn.