Marketing is not selling – Are YOU?

SenseAble SellingMarketing can sometimes include Selling (with the right product), but Selling is not Marketing. What is the role of each? Marketing = attracting. Selling = converting. Marketing = fixed cost. Selling = variable cost. Marketing tells a compelling story while Selling creates the desire to say YES. …

You can have the best Marketing Program available, but if you cannot convert your interested “browsers” into clients, you’ve wasted your time and investment.

Who does your Selling for YOU? Is it a properly trained and well compensated sales team or is it you, the entrepreneur who doesn’t know what he doesn’t know?

If you are expecting your “browsers” to magically convert themselves into clients and if a sales strategy is not part of your marketing plan, you are missing a critical element of business success.

Probably the simplest catalyst to converting more browsers into clients is a simple and straight-forward order form that describes your product or service along with an explanation of the specific charges and methods of payment. Have it ready at the proper time and place when you ask for the commitment.

This simple act will increase your conversions whether they are in person or online. If you would like to discuss YOUR specific selling challenges and receive some complimentary advice on how to sell more effectively, you can ask at this link. 
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By: Howard Howell

 
Howard is an Internet Sales Consultant. He speaks professionally about Web Marketing and Sensible Selling from an experienced entrepreneur’s viewpoint. He also provides individual coaching, group training, and web marketing consulting services. Contact him now.
Published On: June 1, 2009  |   Updated On: June 3, 2009
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4 Responses to Marketing is not selling – Are YOU?

  1. Mike Schwagler says:

    Hi Howard,

    Are you still hosting the author’s forum* at the Mosaic? I have an acquaintence who may be interested in joining in on the discussion.

    Hope you’re doing well!

    -Mike-

    * I see you’re doing an on-line thing…just wondered if you have a live and in-person event. Those were solid gold.

  2. Mike…

    We do the Author Publisher Roundtable on the 3rd Thursday of each month (location and announcements via email – opt-in for free stuff on the blog page http://SenseAbleSelling.com)

    This month (Next Wednesday) we are doing a tele-webcast because Patrick has a speaking engagement conflict. You can register for it at http://SenseAbleSelling.com/BizChatz/Patrick-Snow

    Thanks for the interest. …Howard

  3. Pawan says:

    Your article petcefrly shows what I needed to know, thanks!

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