This topic is for sellers to share things THEY HAVE ACTUALLY TRIED to make sales.
It can be:
- An advertising method,
- A different approach you have taken with clients
- Something you invested in to improve/add to your services
- Social media promotion
- Raising/lowering prices
- Changing to/removing packages
- Adding a new image/video
- Anything else that you have done to get sales or upsell beyond just making a gig and staring at the screen.
The idea is based on something “El Capsicum Pequeña” once said about getting all the good tips together in one place and as I have tried two new methods this week, I am going to start it off.
Please don’t post unnecessary comments - asking for more details about something is good, saying “Nice tip” is not. If you like something, just use a heart instead.
You can also announce/tell us about something you are trying out and then come back and say how it went after a few days/week.
For the past week, I have been applying a new method to dealing with messages. No matter what I am doing at the time, if responding to a message PROPERLY will take less than 5 minutes then I will do it immediately and include an added bit of info and a sales pitch detailing how I can help them beyond their initial question.
I have never been so busy as this week. I would say that 30-40% of those messages turned into good sales. Others are still outstanding or have said they will get back to me. Every instant response I sent was responded to with a “Wow, thanks for your quick reply” type response.
I also invested in some software to help with a particular gig. It has saved me a lot of time and gives much better results and information than I used to have when doing it manually.
This has saved me around 5-6 hours already this week and also enabled me to take on a sale of $200 for a regular client that I would not have been able to do otherwise - between the cost of my time and the sale, it has already paid for itself.