The increasing number of Black Friday Sales starting before US Thanksgiving is a testament to the huge amount of money spent at this time of year. According to the NRF: 30% of annual revenue, for retailers big and small, come from purchases in November and December!
Imagine over $105 Billion in just two months of ONLINE sales! If you are not actively pursuing these orders, then prepare to miss out on this opportunity to grow your business and increase your exposure to potential clients!
Balance around work, family or health. It's all relative!
Never underestimate the benefits of having more balance in your life. It will give you more inspiration in your work.
Think about the general guide when it comes to an excercise regime, you will always have "rest days" integrated into the mix.
Rest days help your muscles to repair themselves, build and strenghten.
What makes us successful is how we deal with failure, mistakes, and let-downs. If we never failed, we would never learn, and so we must know that it is OK to try and to fail.
Think of all the great quotes about failure, like "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" (Alfred Lord Tennyson). The successful ones that first had bankruptcy, the stories (and quotes) are endless. So why do we fear failure, when it only pushes us forward?
This week, one of our clients emailed us regarding concerns she had about sending her newsletter for the very first time.
She was mortified to see that she had a couple of spam complaints, as well a number of unsubscribes. She had been meticulous in ensuring that she only emailed clients that had requested to be on her emailing list and indicated they wanted to receive information from her.
I could sense from her email that she was really taken aback, and didn't know the best thing to do—should she continue to send emails or not?
And this is a good question, since email campaigns or newsletters can take a large amount of your valuable time away. Is it time to analyze YOUR email campaigns to see if they are working?
This blog is timely, as we are working on a number of projects right now and it seems nothing gets done until you focus on the final details of ONE THING. And boy, does it feel fantastic when it is finally complete!
As an example of one of our projects, we are excited to be working with Ally Loprete - Radio Talk Show Host with "This Little Parent Stayed Home".
In preperation for our interview, and what we will be giving to her listeners as an extra bonus we had a number of fine details to work out BEFORE we could launch our landing page featuring the bonus. We had three weeks to put something together, and of course, I am working on it all on crunch time!
Now we have put our script together, chosen the graphics and wording for the landing page, figured out our special give away to her listeners, created a form, writen up the great give away book, attached that to our form, created a webinar for those that would like to learn more about Fiitfu, spell checked, linked it to Fiitfu—what else is there?
Here are 6 TIps on staying focussed on your project, to be sure you complete it today!
Create a Gift Certificate and make your clients HAPPY to hear from you!
We often hear from our clients that they fear following up because they don't know what to say, or they don't want to "bother" their clients.
Well, time to get over THAT!
And we have the perfect way to do it. If you are one of those that feel like you are a nuisance if you call your customers, then get creative and make them happy to hear from you!
A great way to do this is to create Gift Certificates and hand them out. BUT you can't just hand them out to anyone—there is a process that you have to follow for this. Let me explain.
Not following up has one obvious failing—you don't get a sale. But there are also other factors involved. Recent research has shown us that customers these days are not happy with the way they are being serviced by their account representatives, and this is something that has to change if you want to grow your business.
By not following up with a client, you are not only breaking your word, and falling off a clients radar, but you might be missing out on more than you realize. Consider the following statistics when it comes to not following up.
Research from Marketing Metrics states that the probability of selling to a new customer ranges from 5 to 20%. However, the probablity of selling to an existing customer is 60 to 70%. You don't have to be a mathmetician to realize how staggering those numbers are, and that causes me to wonder why people don't follow up.
At Fiitfu, we know that if you USE your Fiitfu account, you are going to increase your sales, client retention, and referrals.
When you are first new to Fiitfu, it can be hard to know where to start! Start off by doing the following, and then you have just entered our Fiitfu Challenge!
- Make Fiitfu your Home Page
- Download our App
- Create an email template
- Create an online Form (Customer Profile Form) and add it to your email template.
- Send a Test Email with your new form link to a friend or team member and test it out to see how it works.