Conversion Mistakes

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Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing some of biggest Conversion-Killing mistakes people make.

And at the end of this little journey, we’ll be launching the first new product I’ve come out with in quite some time, and it’s directly related to conversions. It’s called Psychological Conversion Strategies, and it will be available next Thursday at noon, EST.

I’ll tell you more about it, between now and then, but for now, let’s get started by digging into some of these Conversion-Killing mistakes.

Mistake #1:

Your Lead Generation Message Isn’t Congruent With What You’re Actually Selling

What this means, is basically… what you were advertising… wasn’t what you were actually selling.

So let me give you a big broad example of this, you’ve probably seen before:

Ever get one of those “free vacation” postcards in the mail? But then when you call them up and try and take advantage of their offer, it turns out to either be a pitch for some timeshare, or you wind up having to pay some kinds of fees, or some other nonsense that isn’t ‘free’ or a ‘vacation.’

You have?

That’s a perfect example of what you’re offering, isn’t what you’re selling.

This is one reason why MLM is so challenging. Most of the time, people don’t approach you directly and tell you what they want. The offer and the sale aren’t congruent.

Instead, they’ll say they want to ‘talk to you about something important’… or they want to talk to you about ‘your future,’ or ‘money,’ or something else that’s not directly related.

And of course, you don’t need to be a psychologist to know that when you capture someone’s attention under one pretense and then try and do something else with the,, usually completely unrelated, and usually with your own self-interest in mind… they get frustrated and upset, and often, angry.

Well, this same thing happens in your marketing, and it absolutely KILLS conversion rates.

Because you’ll get people in under one guise, but then when you make your offer, since it’s really pretty far apart from what you initially tempted them with… no one’s going to buy.

For instance, let’s say you’re prospecting for affluent buyers of expensive figurines to display in your home.

You might be inclined to run an ad that says, “Beautiful new Chinese imports make your living room look like a palace.”

Well, this might be all fine and dandy, but the problem is… if these little figurines are super-expensive, all you’re going to get is a bunch of frustrated people into your store – whether it’s online or offline.

And in both cases, you’re going to be equally frustrated, for wasting time and money on all those… for the most part, fairly useless leads.

Which is why, more often than not, defining your prospects up front, or setting some kind of parameters or boundaries in your front-end marketing, not only increases your conversion rates, dramatically… but it also allows your buyers to convert faster.

So in a case like this, saying something like, “$5,0000 Chinese porcelain living room statues, now only $1,999” — is a much more congruent message to be putting out. And it will also therefore generate far more qualified leads, who will convert MUCH more, and much faster.

There are a number of other situations when you can “expect” this to happen, as well.

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Like when you’re overtly deceptive, or when you’re trying to use humor to get someone’s attention.

For instance, when you show a photo of a hot blonde, jiggy in all the right places… but then you get to the landing page and it says something like, “How are you going to take care of her without life insurance?”

Sure, you’ll get loads of attention up front, but I assure you, the offer will be a bust.

So keep in mind, having a lead generation message congruent with what you’re actually (ultimately) selling… is one of the smartest things you can do, to bump conversions.

More on this tomorrow.

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About the Author

Craig GarberAuthor of "How To Make Maximum Money With Minimum Customers, " and publisher of Seductive Selling - an offline marketing newsletter currently read in 15 countries, world-wide. In a nutshell, I do two things: 1. I show you how to attract a reliable, steady stream of pre-qualified leads who are ready to do business with you NOW... 2. And I increase your net profits and cash-flow, by increasing your customer, client, or patient value -- often, dramatically. How do I do this? By developing, and helping you implement, unique, personalized lead generation and marketing strategies... using compelling sales messages that push your customers emotional buy-buttons. I've worked with over 300 clients in more than 104 different industries, since March of 2000, and I really enjoy what I do. I'm a stable, reliable, happily married family guy with three kids who loves life and always follows through on my commitments and promises. I love to listen to music, workout, read, travel with my family, take pictures, and go bass fishing. I always say "Yes," when it comes to good cigars, good books, and good coffee :-)

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