How to Double Your Online
Sales Without Spending Another Dime on Advertising
Jarmel Copyright © 2004
to convert visitors to your web site into buyers, is the single most important
factor affecting the success of your online business. If you don't have paying
customers, your business will fail.
FACT: "50% of Visitors are LOST because visitors can't easily find content"
- Gartner Group
FACT: "40% of Repeat Visitors are LOST from negative experience" - Zona
FACT: "85% of Visitors ABANDON a new site due to poor design" - cPulse
FACT: 70% of people who are ready, willing and able to buy online - don't
complete the sale.
Just imagine, if you can improve your web site's conversion rate, you have
the potential to increase your sales by over 233%. And you can do it without
spending any more on advertising, or bringing any more traffic to your
Knowing how to increase your site's conversion of visitors into buyers can
skyrocket your sales with the same exact amount of traffic you have now.
So how do you convert more of the visitors to your site into buyers? One
of the most important ways to increase your site's conversion rate is to
improve your site's copy.
The purpose of the copy on your web site is to explain to a visitor how your
product will fulfill their wants and desires. Notice I said "wants and desires,"
It's important to realize that people primarily buy based on what they want,
not what they need. The first step in improving your web site's copy is to
understand the wants and desires of your customers.
Next, make sure your copy is focusing on providing solutions to problems
that are important to your customers. Review your copy and be sure it mainly
talks about the benefits the customer will get by buying your product, and
not about your product' s features.
A feature is what your product does. A benefit is want your product does
FOR your customer. You customer is only interested in what your product is
going to do to make their life better.
Be sure that your copy focuses on your customer instead of on you and your
company. Your site's copy should talk about "you" and "your," instead of
"me," "my," and "our," Your customer is interested in themself, not you or
Your sales copy needs to:
1) Grab the visitor's attention with a powerful headline
2) Draw the reader's interest by creating a connection between their problem
or desire and your solution
3) Peak their Desire by making an emotionally compelling & believable
case for your product
4) Motivate the reader to take action and fulfill their wants by their purchasing
your product or service.
Online or offline, conversion is the key to business success. Your copy is
your site's salesperson. On the Web, improving your copy is the first step
to doubling your sales without spending another dime on advertising.
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