comments 15.02.2008 Dave Hughes @ Email Marketing, Email Newsletters, Sales

Don’t Forget To Ask For No Sale

The car salesman sits behind his desk, fresh from yet another meeting with the sales manager. As he slides the “four-square” worksheet across his desk toward you, you have no interest in what’s written there, and tell him…for the twelfth time this hour. “Okay, what would it take to get you to buy today? Right […]

comments 14.02.2008 Dave Hughes @ Email Marketing, Email Newsletters, Marketing

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Customers…

If you had the opportunity to either tell ten people about your business or tell one million, which would you do? I’m really hoping you said “ten thousand”. Marketing is nothing more than telling people about your business while prompting them to take action. And while it’s true that marketing to ten pre-qualified targeted people […]

comments 13.02.2008 Dave Hughes @ Email Marketing, Marketing, Sales

Keep Selling Them After They’re Sold

Your best potential customers are the ones you already have. Everyone knows that repeat business can be a big key to success, but there’s another aspect of your customers you need to keep in mind…the best marketing you can receive is a current customer recommending you to their friends, family and co-workers. I’m not talking […]

comments 12.02.2008 Dave Hughes @ Email Marketing, Email Newsletters

Email Marketing Is Like Sex

Okay, I’ll give you a few moments to get those images out of your head, and we’ll continue. … Better? Okay. Now, let’s answer the question on your lips; (No, not “Have you flipped your gourd again, Dave?”) how is email marketing like sex? Sometimes, whether it works or not, and whether or not it’s […]

comments 11.02.2008 Dave Hughes @ Email Marketing, Marketing

Market Your Online Business With Posters

Believe it or not, this isn’t a guide to the best print shops to have posters done to hang up at the bus stop. I mean a completely different kind of posters…forum posters. There are many ways to utilize internet forums to further your marketing goals, and many reasons why you should. The first (and […]

comments 08.02.2008 Dave Hughes @ Marketing

Google Pagerank And You

At some point, I’m sure you’ve heard of Google Pagerank (or PR). What you may not understand is why it matters to your website. Google is, of course, the leading search engine on the internet. As a result, once your website or blog is indexed, it will more than likely become the largest source of […]

comments 07.02.2008 Dave Hughes @ Marketing, Sales

Online Marketing In The 17th Century

Obviously, there was no such thing as “online marketing” in the 17th century (probably due to incredibly low bandwidth), but you can still learn something from marketing methods in that time period…specifically the town crier. When someone takes their business online, and especially if they have an online-only business, the impulse is to promote it […]