Small business marketing: Why you no longer have the powers you once had and 3 ways to get 'em back

It always amazes me how some people write their sales messages.

They act like their audience is just sitting there holding their breath, waiting to hear from them.

And then, they just tell them about what they’re selling… and that’s it.

I’m sorry, but this isn’t the selling formula for success.

You see, talking to a prospect isn’t like talking to your 3-year old.

Your 3-year old child believes everything you tell them.  They hang on your every word because you are larger than life to them, at this point.

However, if you have teenagers, or if you’ve raised teenagers like I have, then you know… as your kids get older, this isn’t true.

Sometime during their teenage years, they become skeptical about what you’re saying.  You no longer have the “It’s true because I’m telling you it’s true” powers, you once had.

And whenever you’re selling — especially in print — it’s the same thing.  Your buyers are skeptical and they most certainly aren’t going to believe what you’re saying, just because you’re saying it.

So if you’re not addressing their skepticism, either head on — or preferably, in your copy using a few subtleties… you’re losing sales because you haven’t dealt with your customers disbelief.

Here are 3 ways you can overcome skepticism (I go W-A-A-Y more in depth about this, in my book):

1. Let people know who you are.

Here’s a newsflash: people do business with people they like and care for.

So give your buyers the chance to like and care about you, by sharing your story.

2.  Credentialize yourself.

One reason why people are skeptical is because they don’t know you.  They’re thinking, “Who the hell is this guy to be making those claims?”

Which is why, ultimately… fake gurus who only sell ‘how to get reech’ stuff, but who aren’t doing these innovative things on their own… have no long-term success.

3.  And lastly, explain everything, slowly and step-by-step

This is the best way to communicate and let people know you’re the real deal.  If you want a good example of how to do all three of these things, make sure you read my free report at the top of this page.

Believe it… or not.

Now go sell something,  Craig Garber

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Concepts were clearly, succinctly yet thoroughly presented. I think people are getting sick of, and numb to, the over-the-top “hypey” approach of many of today’s internet marketers.

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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 :-)