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How To Jump Start Your Sales


Looking for some different ways to help jump start your product and

service sales? Here are some ideas to mix in with your plans.


1. Find a strategic business joint venture (JV) partner. Look for

ones that have the same objective. You can trade leads, share

marketing info, sell package deals, etc.


2. Brand your name and business. One way to do this is by to

write industry articles, include your byline and submit them to

e-zines or web sites to be published.


3. Start an auction on your web site. The type of auction could

be related to the theme of your site. You'll draw traffic from

auctioneers and bidders.


4. Remember to take a little time out of your day or week to

brainstorm. New ideas are usually the difference between success

and failure.


5. Model other successful business or people. I'm not saying out

right copy them, but practice some of the same habits that have

made them succeed.


6. Take risks to improve your business. Sometimes businesses

don't want to advertise unless it's very inexpensive. But sometimes

you might have to spend a little more money to get results.


7. Include emotional words in your advertisements. Use ones like

love, security, relief, freedom, happy, satisfaction, fun, etc.

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8. Ask people online to review your web site. You can use the

comments you get to improve your web site or you may turn the

reviewer into a customer.


9. Out source part of your workload and automate what you can.

Saving on most employee costs, you could out source your

secretarial work, accounting, marketing, etc. And automate your

order taking or shopping cart procedures and receipts,

newsletter distribution, broadcasts and more with a service like

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10. Combine a product and service together in a package deal. It

could increase your sales. If you're selling a book, offer an

hour of consulting with it. For new top-notch monthly products to add

to your product line, check out affordable monthly memberships at

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By Diana Barnum, president of†† and CEO of For more help with marketing, public

relations and writing, email

or call: (614) 529-9459.