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Old 14th April 2010, 11:53 PM   #31
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Ita all depend upon the way of advertising your products... You have to attract the customer to get your product sold. Your central goal is always to discover whether you and your potential client are a good fit. Right??

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Old 27th June 2010, 05:33 AM   #32
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what is the easiest way to get sales? before u answer i know that if u had the secret u would keep it 2 yourself but i do not mind spending a little bit of $ if it means getting some results
Create an email list. Simple

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Old 28th August 2012, 12:20 AM   #33
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Target your audience and understand their needs and requirements. Advertise your products with best and effective marketing strategies so that more and more people will be able to know your products where to buy it, what quality it has and why to buy your product only?

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Old 4th December 2012, 02:48 PM   #34
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No secrets here. The easiest way to get sales is referrals!

Your happy customers are way better at selling your products and services than you'll ever be.

Online method:
testimonials - ask happy customers for testimonials. videos are best, pictures are great, star ratings / descriptions are good. post these in a prominent area on your website.

Offline method:
referral letters - send a letter to everyone you know mentioning you've got a gift they can forward to their friends. The gift can be anything from a % discount to a free ebook, but to receive it you have to sign up for your newsletter. In the newsletter will contain helpful tips and advice, while gently promoting your product and helpful affiliate goods.

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Old 4th December 2012, 10:36 PM   #35
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Yeah referrals are probably the smoothest sale if the person referring you has a good relationship with the referral and the referral is in fact in need of your services as it helps establish trust. Particularly helpful in service related businesses.

Speaking of which, depending on what you do and your time, you can work with some charity/non-profit organizations to give them some free assistance in exchange for them using their network to get you some good referrals. Just make sure you set some boundaries otherwise some people tend to abuse...

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Old 15th December 2012, 03:48 AM   #36
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Get a power dialer and call!call!call! Also, be yourself when you're calling and be straightforward with how what you're offering to them will be to their benefit.

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Old 14th May 2017, 11:34 PM   #37
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No secrets here. The easiest way to get sales is referrals!

Your happy customers are way better at selling your products and services than you'll ever be.
It's true that your customers are the best AND free marketing tool your business can ever have. When your products or services (including customer support) are awesome, they'll put in a good word for you even if you don't tell them to.

You don't really need a secret recipe to ace sales. In fact, nothing is a secret anymore. The internet has made that pretty clear.

If you're serious about sales, you need to know who your market is. You don't want to sell to someone who isn't interested in the products or services you're offering. Now, this isn't going to be easy. In order to identify prospects, you need to qualify and disqualify leads. You can't just grab a phone and make calls, you need to know what to say and what not to say so you can make cold calling as smooth as possible for you and the person you're calling.

It also pays to make use of a CRM to keep and organize customer information in a database you can look into for follow-ups, demos, notes.

To monitor your progress and makes sales calls as easy as possible, a software such as Tenfold can provide you with real-time data analytics. It links your CRM and phone system to provide you with an interface where you can access anything from call logs, recordings, customer info, notes, and much more.

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Old 15th May 2017, 05:46 AM   #38
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according to me the easiest way is to get sales is social media just spread your product on social media and from there you can easily get some sales for your products!!

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Old 2nd July 2017, 10:53 PM   #39
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I'd like to ask the OP back: Why do you think there's an easy way to make a sale? IMOO, even if you love what you do, it doesn't get any easier.

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Old 19th February 2018, 06:40 AM   #40
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Default Easiest Way To Get Sales?

i prefer the google paid advertising and social paid advertising to get sales because now a days social media and google platforms are most popular platforms to increase the sales.

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