Do Your Internet Marketing Methods Pass This Test?
Here is a copy of one of the articles included in my newsletter that encourages you to evaluate your Internet Marketing methods to see if you are applying them to your best advantage. Remember, there is always room for improvement.
To begin with, good marketing, whatever form it takes, always meets certain criteria. That’s what makes it good. The following 10-Point checklist will help you determine if your marketing passes the test.
I challenge you to evaluate one of your Internet Marketing methods, perhaps a recent ad, promotion or other marketing activity, to see how it measures up. Here we go. …
1. Does it focus on the solution or benefit you provide?
Too often ads simply list product or service features. Don’t make your prospects work that hard to figure out how your product or service can help them. Tell them straight out.
2. Does it have one, clear message?
What’s the one message you want to communicate? Make sure it’s not buried in too much information or it may not get across.
3. Is it focused on one, specific group of prospects?
Do you know who you are talking (and marketing) to? Make sure your marketing is targeted at one, specific group of prospects – it’s the only way to make sure you are addressing their needs.
4. Is it written in language these prospects can relate to?
If you want your message to resonate with your prospects, make sure it speaks to them, both in content and in the tone and language you use.
5. Does it feature your Unique Selling Proposition?
6. Does it have one, compelling point of focus?
Ever see an ad with so many things in it you didn’t know where to look first? Your prospects won’t know either if you try to cram too much into your ads or promotional materials.
7. Does it accurately communicate the personality of your business?
Yes, your business has a personality and everything you do should reflect it. You want your prospects to feel like they “know” you. If you change your personality every week, they won’t come to know and trust you.
8. Does it give prospects more than one reason to respond?
Not everyone is ready to buy, or take the one, primary action you want them to take. Make sure you give them another reason to respond, or they are simply a lost lead.
9. Does it give prospects more than one way to respond?
Make it easy and convenient for prospects to take action. What if you only offer an email or web site address and someone doesn’t have computer access, or they’re away from their office but they want more information right now?
10. Do you have a specific objective for the marketing?
If you don’t know what your marketing is designed to achieve, then how will you know if it was successful? Always have a plan and an objective for everything you do.
That’s the test. How do your Internet Marketing methods stack up? Do you see some room for improvement? That’s what business and marketing is all about; evaluating what you are presently doing and looking for ways to improve on it. If you are interested in some expert coaching to help you with this process, check out the Affiliate Power Group.
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