Do you want to boost your online sales?

Do you want to convert new customers into paying prospects?

Do you want to generate more leads to your small business emptying your bank account?

Then these tips are for you.

If you want to out-beat your competitors and stay on top of your game, you need to know this:

Starting a small business is not a ‘get rich quick scheme’.

It demands focus, patience, hard work, and persistence. If you think you’re going to bang a big buck the first day, then you’re deceiving yourself. Now that you know this, I’ll like to share some tips that I use to attract customers to my business.

These tips are proven, effective, and guaranteed to produce results if you apply them accordingly.

1. Check your blog.

If you’re not getting any traffic, then check your blog.

Does it speak volume of your personality?

Is your content solid enough to ‘woo’ your audience and convert them into paying prospects? If you answered ‘no’ to these questions, then measure your efforts and try to make some adjustments.

Give your visitors a reason to refer their friends or colleagues. Give them a reason to visit your blog again!

Pro tip: Remember, your blog is the face of your business. Your blog is what represents your personality. Sometimes, it’s not advisable to do everything alone.  You can Hire a professional web designer to give your blog a befitting look.

2. Go viral on social networks!

If you’ve been wasting your time only on Facebook, it might be time you check out social media platforms like Twitter, linkedin, Myspace, and Google+

Figure out where your target prospects hang out on the most and go catch on with them.  Develop a close relationship with them. Start up a conversation. Offer them quality information free!

Pro tip: Don’t try to sell–Offer value first!

3. Monetize your list

I love this tip the most.

Send an email BLAST to your existing customer base asking for referral or offer at least 10% commission for any new client they refer. They’ll sure want to refer a friend to you if they see that the value you offer is amazing.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to keep in touch. Make sure they are happy with your service and ask them for a recommendation on Linkedln

4. Free buzz convert better

Create a special EBook, report, white paper, free evaluation or product sample to you build your email list faster.

A mistake most business owners make is offering ‘fluffy’ PLR products to boost up their email list. If you love your business, and you want to keep your existing customers, don’t ever use a PLR product (Unless it is of great quality).

Hint: Emails convert better than any form of customer communication. It is a great way to boost your income, keep in touch with your existing customers, educate a new customer and demonstrate your expertise. Take out time during the week and write a quality free report (It does not have to be 50 pages. Just make it short but ensure it is of good quality).

5. Become a visible online Ninja!

Be visible on different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, forums, and other online communities. People will be do business with you if they see you regularly online.

Pro Tip: Be visible on blogs, forums and online communities. Share your knowledge, discuss latest issue in your niche, demonstrate your expertise, and share your deep secrets…

6. Do something different

Are there things your competitors are missing out? Capitalize on their weakness.

Tweak your product or services. Look at how you can serve your customers better. Deliver exceptional value your customers can’t refuse. Your prospects will do more business with you if they know you can offer more value for their money

Pro Tip: Let them feel like they are cheating you Lol. You are not a fool; you are doing this for the future of your business. You’ll have yourself to thank later on.

7. Get yourself on a good spot in the search engine

It is important that you get yourself on the top 10 or 20 search engine results.  Know the algorithms of the search engines and don’t stuff your blog with keywords just to get a raise on the search engine. Post quality content. If you don’t have the time to market or update your blog with persuasive contents, hire a freelance writer (I’m a freelance writer and guest blogger– I can help you!)

Pro Tip: Make your website search engine friendly and if you think you need help with SEO, hire professional SEO experts!

8. Don’t ask for money– give a free speech!

Organizations are looking for quality speakers who do not charge, because experts like me charge thousands Lol. I have done my share of free speech when I first started out and I cannot count how many profitable gigs I got from ”those” free speeches.

What do you think?

Do you have any other tips to attract new customers? Did you learn some new things?

Share your opinion.

Let me know what you think in the comment section.