Posted on August 6, 1999
=================================================== The Add Me! Newsletter *** ISSUE #50 *** "Free tips for promoting your website and business" Add Me, Inc http://www.addme.com The Newsletter is only sent to the users of Add Me! =================================================== ...THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE... Relationships Can Be More Important Than The Sale! ........................................................ August 6th, 1999 *** ISSUE #50 *** ........................................................ Message from our sponsor: ============================================================ ATTENTION! THE ULTIMATE WEB HOSTING SALES SPECIAL! Web designers host for only $5.95/month - month2month Everyone else hosts for only $12.95/month - month2month Each account includes: FREE SETUP/XFER, Your Own Domain, Unlimited Bandwidth, 25 Megs Storage, 25 POP E-mails, FrontPage, Full CGI Access, 12X T-3 Network, 24X7 Service. w/ E-Commerce Options VISIT HTTP://versanet.com/addmehost.html TODAY! (PROMO ENDS AUG 31ST) Or call us at 1-310-937-7355, e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org ============================================================ .............................. *************************************************** The Add Me! Newsletter is a high quality newsletter created to help everyone promote their website and business. The Add Me! Newsletter has currently over 200,000 subscribers, all interested in this topic. Hope you'll enjoy it! Interested in placing an ad in this Newsletter? Go to http://www.addme.com/list.htm for more info! To unsubscribe, please refer to the end of this message! *************************************************** .....THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE..... Relationships Can Be More Important Than The Sale! =========================== By John A. Crowder We see ourselves involved in many aspects of the internet shuffle. Business owners are assured of vast amounts of Guru Knowledge and the general internet browsing community is constantly searching for the almighty keywords that will reach their target of interest. Some of us who have businesses on the internet will indulge in feast or famine, as the growing population increases so do web sites and advertisements. I used to think that I could go at this alone. "Wrong" Developing relationships I feel is the number one key to success. In order to succeed we must communicate with each other. 90% of business is not just sales it is talking to a customer sharing ideas as well as developing a relationship with others. Repeat business will come by "Word of Mouth"... Many of my customers are referrals these days. I have personally pounded the search engines, submitted sites, added my links and flown my banners. It all boils down to relationships with others. Be willing to spend your time on the phone with your potential customer and not worry about that long distance bill. You will find more repeat customers than you can handle. For instance... Just the other day I was talking to a Long Distance Consultant on the phone. He had no idea of the power of the internet and I had no idea that I could save big bucks on my long distance. He ended up with a web site and e-commerce capabilities and I ended up with a lower rate and no service charges a free 1-800#. Both of us are going to meet in San Diego to discuss our ideas on how to improve our business's. It is okay to make friends with your customers. ==================================================== Stay Informed! Get Special Deals on topics like: [x] Web Design and Promotion [x] Affiliate Programs [x] E-Commerce [x] Webmaster tools [x] Business Opportunities ......and much more! It's FREE! at http://www.stay-informed.com ==================================================== It is crucial to have contact information linked to your head page. You may want to purchase a 1-800 number to attract those folks that do not want to run their bill to the ground calling you. Once you have a customer believe me they like the idea they can call for free anytime. Never give up the promotion even if you feel you are not being heard. Promote, Promote, Promote....Listen often to those who know more than you do. Never reject a potential customer with lots of questions. People really do not know the insights of an experienced marketer. they may have several questions they may ask you. The more the merrier is my motto. Relationships are more important than the sale in most cases, the sales will follow. I spend on the average anywhere from 8-16 hour days on the net 7 days a week talking to people, answering email, answering the phone. You have got to love what you do to keep doing it. I went on a weeks vacation and could not wait to get back to my office to answer e-mail. Enthusiasm as well as a good attitude will bring in good lasting relationships. The true power of marketing is never giving up and loving what you do for others. Money is not the only focus on the internet if you are committed to developing relationships. I have this one person who bleeps me everyday on the ICQ and wants me to buy this and buy that from him. I have told him several times that I was not interested in his method of madness. He went so far as to send me a birthday invitation for himself so that I would send it to him for his birthday. In the message I said I would agree to buy his $1.00 add page gimmick if he would look into my $550.00 web page package deal. He did...purchased it right away. He wanted so badly to be my friend by way of money and a $1.00 sales pitch.... He later called me and thanked me for teaching him a lesson he got so excited at the thought of having someone pay attention to his project that it did not matter how or what he had to do in order not loose me as a client. I turned down his offer and credited back his account the $550.00 dollars out of principal. He has since stopped selling to me and we talk everyday on the ICQ. Developing relationships is essential to maintain any sort of on-line presence for your business as well as developing personal contacts for great referrals in the future. Pass-it-on..... ----------------------------------------------------------- Article written by John A. Crowder Intandy Products http://intandy.com emailto:email@example.com 1-800-576-0501 ----------------------------------------------------------- This newsletter is sent to you as part of the free Add Me! submission service you have used recently. If you have missed previous issues of the Add Me! 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