These are the terms an online marketer yearns for every second. We try different tactics -- all because we want to get leads and buyers, and of course, sales.
But what if I tell you there’s a perfect website that converts 100% of its leads to customers?
I’m sure you’ll find no website fitting this description!
And this underlines the need for every online entrepreneur to test different elements of their websites to increase conversions.
A new year is coming our way, along with resolutions and new goals for our businesses to keep on blooming!
There’s no better way to start the new year than learning from experience from the past. Here are some lessons learned during 2018 that will help you start 2019 in the right direction.
Maybe you have a website that brings in a lot of sales. It makes you happy. But it doesn’t mean that’s the largest number of sales your company can make.
Because the majority of people who visit your website don’t buy on their first visit. In fact, AdRoll estimates that only 2% of shoppers convert on their first visit to an online store.
Let’s say you beat the average 5 times, that’s still 10%. It means there are many people who can buy your product or service as compared to those that are actually buying it.
That’s why you need remarketing. It helps you to track people who have visited your website without converting and send them targeted messages. In other words, you want to bring them back and turn them into customers.
Sales enablement tools can improve the performance of your sales department, enhance productivity and boost your revenue.
76% of marketers responsible for content forget about the benefits of sales enablement. However, companies with strong Sales and Marketing alignment can achieve up to a 20% annual growth rate, compared to companies with a poor alignment that face 4% annual revenue loss.
If you’re ready to automate your sales processes to achieve even greater results, you need to understand your prospects and customers and be ready to implement sales enablement best practices (i.e., tools and strategy) when communicating with your customers.
In this article, let’s talk about the 7 sales enablement tools you should be using to drive significant sales results in your business.
This is again Jaime Nacach from Bloominari and in today's episode, we're going to be talking about what marketing content to use in each stage of the sales funnel. This is an important topic to cover because it is really important to know that you can't be using all types of content in every part of the sales funnel. Why? Because depending on where in the sales cycle, each of your customers is, they want to see and be informed of different things. So let's jump right into it.
Alright, over here it's a very typical sales funnel that you can see, it starts from when people are visitors, all the way until they reach the stage where they do come paying customers. So in this case, this is going to be a very short video episode because there's not that much to cover but we're going to give you some examples. So one of the first things you want to do at the top of the sales funnel is to create engagement, but before creating engagement, you want to create awareness.
So in order to create awareness that your brand or your company exist, you have to create content that people are interested in. So that means usually talking about writing blogs that can be both writing blogs as well as video blogs, podcasts or anything else where you're trying to provide some valuable information so that people are aware that you exist. Then let's assume then people that are aware about who you are, the next step is, they might want to follow you and keep in touch and be informed of what it is that you continue to provide in terms of content. So the next step could be for them to sign up to be following you on Twitter or they could follow you on Google+ if you're still using that, or on Facebook, or on Instagram or nowadays on snapchat; there's many ways that people can follow you, right. And, it's another step in terms of showing that they're interested in what it is that you're providing.
The next step, when people are more engaged and they really start to trust you and believe in what it is that you are teaching, the next type of marketing content that could be used is when you can actually provide some sort of eBook or a newsletter or something else that people can download and keep it in their email or somewhere else that they can actually access later.
If you’re really excited about automating your business but you don’t have a big budget to invest in expensive tools out there, this article is for you.
Marketing automation is evolving very fast. According to a recent Clickz survey, “59% of Fortune 500 companies now use marketing automation along with 95% of SaaS-based companies.” About 26% of businesses extensively use marketing automation software to manage lead generation.
Lead generation is vital to the growth of a business.
Actively pursuing leads through an effective marketing strategy is a great way to increase conversion rates and ROI. Some strategies have proven to be effective, but a few missing elements could cause potential leads to slip away.
There are several common mistakes companies make that can hamper their lead generation attempts.
Think about a commercial that you really enjoy or that sticks out in your memory. This brief advertisement told a story, struck an emotional chord within you and captured your interest with such effectiveness that you still remember it. Yes, that’s the goal of advertisements, but it should also be the goal of your marketing content.
Crafting and distributing concise, engaging, convincing and conversational marketing content is a necessary inbound marketing strategy that can boost your business tenfold. This content, whether it’s a case study or a landing page, should make your targeted audience trust that your business understands their needs and will help solve their problems efficiently, leading them to convert. Your audience will read the content, feel understood, click on links and become a lead or customer. That’s the ideal process.
However, this is easier said than done. Professional content marketers, like myself, use various formulas to maximize the likelihood that the content is noticed, digested and utilized to the company’s advantage. Here is a summarized list of some of the most important features to include when writing excellent content that convinces and converts.
Without it, a business cannot sustain its daily operations and would eventually fail.
One of the most important and initial steps in sales is prospecting – which is the process of qualifying the leads who has demonstrated the desire to make a purchase decision. This step is pivotal in closing deals and as such, must be executed on time and properly to ensure success. In fact, statistics says that the first viable vendor to reach a decision maker has a 74% chance to win the deal if they manage to set the buying vision.
In this infographic, we will help you improve your prospecting process so that you can find leads that you engage with and convert into customers more effectively.
Each Spring over 30,000 people travel to Austin, Texas for the mega-festival that is South By Southwest. Now in it’s 31st year SXSW is a well-oiled machine and touts a robust programming for interactive, film, music, and gaming. There is something for everyone at SXSW and 2017 was no different.
I’m Amanda, a social video expert and over three articles I’ll be sharing with you what I learned at SXSW. From Marc Jacobs to Kesha to Virtual Reality to gaming and beyond, I’ve got a lot of knowledge to pass around. Get comfy, grab a notebook and let’s get started with adapting storytelling in 2017.