5 ways to get customers and make quick sales

 

No matter how great your product or service, your business will not make any money unless customers are willing to buy them. No customers, no business.

Period!

To improve business activities in order to get customers and make quick sales, please read further.

But if you do not have the intention of giving your business the structure it deserves in order to achieve the growth you want, you may skip this post.

5 simple ways to get customers and make quick sales

Tough much?

Yea…Scaling a business is tough.

However, most small businesses experience hard times or fail, not because customers do not want to buy their products, but because customers don’t even know their products/services exist in the first place.

The growth of your business depends on the amount of time, money and strategy invested in it.

These three factors are dependent on each other.

You will have to spend money on the right strategies and with time, you will begin to attract the right customers and make quick sales, without stress.

I understand that you like to “start small and grow steadily” but I’ll like to ask:

How well is that working for you? hmm

Perhaps you have little capital. But little capital, when invested well, in the right resources, will fetch you the right results.

Because most small businesses cannot find the customers they need to remain in business, many small businesses starve and die because they cannot sell enough products and services.

One major problem for every small business is marketing and advertising. But to be honest with you, you’ll have to spend sooner or later, hopefully after you read this post.

Here are the 5 simple ways to attract customers and make quick sales:

1. Tidy Up Your Image

To tidy up your image so that you can make quick sales, here are 4 things you need to consider:

  • Business Logo
  • Brand Voice
  • Brand Color
  • Consistency

Do you have a business logo?

If yes, does it convey your business voice? i.e convincing enough to sell your product or service?

If no, you should click here let’s help you with one.

Your logo speaks to your potential customers in your absence. It gives you a business “face and feel” in comparison to any other person that is selling the same product just for convenience.

That’s how you want your customers to perceive you. “Professional”.

Remember, If you’re not making that sale, it means another person made the sale: Your Competitor.

Asides having a business logo that conveys your brand identity, another thing to consider is your brand voice.

Yes, your business is a brand even if it’s small.

If your goal is to keep running long term and you want to attract customers and make quick sales, you need to start thinking BIG!

Your brand voice is your business tone.

Think about this; do you convey your sales message in a trendy, youthful and cool way? or a mix of playful banter with seriousness?

To determine your brand voice, you need to know your business to the letter.

For example, if you sell fashion products such as clothes, bags, and shoes…your brand voice must be cool, trendy and contain a little bit of sass!

It must be youthful and vibrant, not dull nor too serious.

On the other hand, if you offer services like insurance, real estate or investments, your brand voice must be a mix of business, money, and lifestyle.

Do you get?

Lastly, you need to select the best colors that speak to your ideal customers and also, be consistent with it so that your business will be associated and recognized with your branding.

 

2. Own A Website

Even if it is a one-page website or an e-commerce store with just 50 product listings, you need to own a website.

In this age, digital media has taken over and buyers are no longer wandering, looking for where to get your services.

I know you know this already, so why not utilize this opportunity!?

With the fortification of smartphones, buyers now go online to search for products and services before making an actual decision to purchase.

Google and other search engines provide results based on websites that are available.

Imagine having your products on a website that you own.

This will position your business in front of your customers, thereby making you more sales.

In a smart way too, if I may add. *wears cool sunglasses*

That’s how others are making sales online, the secret is no longer hidden.

 

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3. Get Listed On Popular Local Business Directories

You want your customers to find your address and phone you directly?

Yes?

Then get listed!

Sign up for local business listings in your state/location and be amazed at the results you get!

When you register your small business on a local directory, customers around your location (or anywhere) can find you on the map and view your contact information.

One of the most popular ones out there for Abuja based businesses is Confirmed.ng

Another popular one is Google My Business.

Get onboard today and fast to claim your place!

 

5 simple ways to get customers and make quick sales

4. Get Social, Your Customers Are There

As more and more people are utilizing social media every day.

Don’t you think it’s time to take your business there and shove it right in their face where they can see it?

Lol! I’m kidding…*grins widely*

Having a business social media account helps you out in a lot of ways.

You get to display your products to your potential customers and they get to purchase without leaving the social platforms that they love so much.

How convenient is that?

Social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter make it very easy for people (both customers and non-customers) to talk about your business. They can share or tweet about your products and services and this allows you to easily engage with them.

You definitely want to be on Facebook, that is where most of your consumers are.

In selecting the best social platform to sign up for, you need to determine who your audience are and the platform they use most. Follow them on these platforms and attract them with your products.

The best part is, you don’t have to pay anything to become registered as a business on these social media platforms.

Click here if you need help with your social media business management, I’ll be available to put you through the steps.

 

5 smart ways to get customers and make quick sales

5. Advertise

Now that you have a business logo, voice, and color (basically, you got branded).

Also, you have followed the first 4 steps as well. The next and final smart way to get customers and make quick sales is to run paid advertisements.

Yup!  

Having the first four steps have positioned you well enough to pay for online advertisements on the various channels that you’ve set up. In essence, website, local listings and social media platforms.

This is the smartest and fastest way to attract customers and make sales online.

These platforms display your business and products to your ideal customers based on data. For example, Google and Facebook have a large database of consumers and what they are searching for online, the time they come online and the activities they engage in.

When you pay to run Adverts on these platforms, you are at liberty to decide how much you are willing to spend, how long you want to run the Ads, location and the category of people you’ll like to show your Ads to.

Magic right? 

No, it’s not.

It’s a paid advertisement and that is how it works!

This gives you an advantage over others (your competitors) as it captures the right audience at the right time.

If you’re running a business and you are not investing in paid Ads, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table.

Want to know how to run the best converting paid Ads, Click here now. And I’ll show you how.

 

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About The Author

Khadeejah Oyelowo Oyepeju

Khadeejah Oyelowo Oyepeju is a Content Marketer, she is passionate about bridging the communication gap between businesses and their target audience. She uses her creative abilities to convey information, thoughts and express emotions. She loves cats but adores rabbits and her idea of fun is watching cartoon series. She is currently a Content Marketer with Backdesk.ng.

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    Great tips to how to get customers and make quick sales. There are many folks like us for whom this will help.

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