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Five Free Ways To Sell More

I want to share with you five free ways to sell more beginning today.

They say that traffic is the lifeblood of all online businesses. Fair enough – without visitors, we make no sales.

First things first, it’s important to remember that there really are only two ways to drive traffic: free methods and paid methods.

I have articles on my blog about both of these.

In fact, I have an entire course about driving traffic that is available to you here for free!

When it comes to free ways to sell more, I want to share five things you can do starting today.

Before we begin, let me say that free methods are slower than paid methods.

When you buy an ad – whether that ad be a solo, a Facebook spot or any other – you can begin seeing results immediately, but those results are going to be very short lived.

The defining factor is that you will continue seeing results as long as you continue paying for the ad.

None of us can pay indefinitely, so it’s important to leverage some free methods as well.

Free methods work more slowly, but they can work more reliably too, because you can continue using them again and again.

I believe that the methods I’m going to share with you today can make a lasting difference for your business, starting right now .

The first thing is that you can put links on your Facebook page today.

If you don’t have a Facebook page, you can easily get one and begin connecting with people immediately.

I’m not talking about pushing products on all of your family and friends.

What I am talking about is putting links on your Facebook page where people who are interested anyway can click that link and check out your product.

The products that you regularly use and like are perfect for this.

Let me give you an example. Let’s say that you use Aweber as your autoresponder. A lot of people do. Aweber is a wonderful service and Tom Kulzer is a great guy.

If you like Aweber and you use them, do you have an Aweber affiliate link on your Facebook page?

Most people don’t.

If you simply put a banner ad up on your Facebook page or a link, “Interested in email marketing? Click here,” you will get more clicks than you might expect over time.

If you have a Twitter account, you can do the same thing with Twitter.

You can just tweet that out from time to time.

Let time and repetition be your ally.

The second free way to sell more things is to improve your email signature line. 

I’m not talking about emails that go back and forth between you and your brothers and sisters, or your best friends.

This method is specifically for business emails.

We all use business email every single day.

When sending a business email it’s a great idea to have a signature that says, “My top recommendation, click here.”

Just something that teases the person into the click. Less is more here so use curiosity to your advantage.

So many people overlook this and it’s a very powerful way to get clicks over time.

On each of these tactics you want to use an ad tracker to see just how many clicks you are getting.

Remember that because it’s not a paid method you can’t expect a flood of clicks, unless you are really active with email or you have a super active Facebook page.

That said, these are overlooked areas that could be making you a significant profit over time.

It’s like walking past a $100 bill. You’d stop and pick up a $100 bill, wouldn’t you?

If you do these things, over time they can be very helpful.

The third, and most important, thing is to post to your blog.

This is the best, most important, free thing you can do, frankly.

If you don’t try any of the other ideas but you just post something to your blog every day, you will do well because time will become your ally.

It gives the search engines something to recognize you by, it gives the visitors to your site something to read, and it positions you as a helpful, reliable resource.

It’s also a useful way to clarify your own thinking about what you want to do and what you want to promote.

Believe it or not, one of the best things you can do for your business is post something to your blog every day.

The post could be anything –

  • An encouraging email you received.
  • A joke you like.
  • A motivational quote.
  • A new product that you have tried out.
  • Your opinion about a movie.

Just by disciplining yourself to get it out of your head and onto your blog every day, you will be amazed over time at how much this simple step can grow your business.

I know that it sometimes feels like no one is reading the things we write. I feel that too. Posting to your blog can be isolating.

But believe me, people are out there needing help and if you provide it, they will read.

The next thing you can do is comment on other blogs.

I want to be 100% clear that I’m not talking about some automated thing where you put a comment into a piece of software and it goes out to 50,000 blogs or any other trick like that.

I’m talking about personally going to the blogs that you follow and making meaningful comments on articles that you’ve read and really like.

I get thousands of comments each week that say, “Great article, dude. I really like that. How did you design such a beautiful blog?” or “Massive add – how do you get smart like”.

This is pure spam and they get seen as such and eliminated very quickly.

I also get hundreds of meaningful comments from real people that I like to communicate with and truly appreciate.

You will likely have the same experience, but if you use a little plugin called Akismet it will filter out the spam and help you keep in contact with the readers who actually care about your content.

Keep in mind that the blogs where you’re commenting are going to use that type of plugin, too.

So don’t try to be a salesman here.

Just leave a legitimate comment, an honest and open comment about what you liked about this article, how it helped you, and then include a link to your site.

Here’s an insider tip: link back to a specific page on your site, not just the homepage.

Digitrio’s SEO services have experienced that by linking back to a specific page, and not the home page of your blog, you will increase the SEO value of that page with a meaningful and relevant backlink.

Use the URL (permalink) of the page that best matches the post on which you are commenting.

This is SEO gold when done well.

The last thing I would say, the fifth way to sell more is by helping people more. 

Zig Ziglar said a long time ago that you can get everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

That has remained consistently true ever since he coined that phrase back in 1974. It will always remain true in my view.

It really is true — if you help other people they will reciprocate and they will help you in return.

Find a way to help one person today. If you can do that, you will have done a good thing and also have put reciprocity into play.

Here is a short recap of the Five Free Ways to Sell More:

  1. Put a link on your Facebook page
  2. Improve your email signature line
  3. Post to your own blog
  4. Comment on other blogs in your niche
  5. Help someone achieve their goal

If you can do these things, you will find that over time you will get more traffic, get more friends, and make more money too. You can also hire a great SEO company based on Miami called Miami Kotton Grammer. They Help you rank and get traffic to your business.

And more traffic, more sales AND more friends – well that’s a beautiful thing indeed!

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Charlie Page
 

Happily married for 43 years, Charlie is the dad to two wonderful daughters. He is the author of 12 books on Internet marketing and creator of over 15 membership sites. You can see all Charlie offers using this link Click Here

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Coach Skinny

Hi Charlie,
I am a first time reader, and I have to say I felt the need to leave a comment (which I never do) because of #5. Help someone achieve their goal. AND you quoted Zig Ziglar whom I adore! http://www.askaskinnyperson.com/skinny-mentality/zig-ziglar-and-weight-loss.html
I have been posting to my website “on the side” for many years as a way to give back and offer some of what I do, for free to as many visitors as possible. I am a true believer that if I can help just one person, the effort is worth it. The feedback about breakthroughs will keep me going for a long time!
Thanks for not forgetting #5 and highlighting that “what goes around comes around” even works in the world of technology. Internet Karma 🙂
I am a mentor to people only partly because of my successes, MOSTLY because they like and trust me….and I think I may have found myself a mentor in you!
I like what I see so far, and appreciate it,

Best,

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    Charlie Page

    Thanks Coach. There is no doubt about it – you can get everything in life you want by helping enough other people get what they want.

    Charlie

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Mary

Hi Charlie,

Thank you for your article on selling more. I have been searching for ways to increase my online sales. And you always have easy to follow tips, that give results when applied. I agree with the blogging tip, I have done it and seen it work over time. Love your articles.

Mary R. Juarez

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    Charlie Page

    Thank you Mary. I’m happy you like my articles and happier still that blogging is working for you. Keep up the good work!

    Charlie

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Boon

Hi Charlie,

In the past, I ‘ve always underestimated the power of blogging, even though many people told me to do it. It is only recently, after being pushed by my mentor, Dean Holland, when I started to comment at blogs and post at forums that I realise the power of blog commenting.

Thank you for the tip about linking back to a specific page rather than my homepage. It’s something that people tend to overlook.

Cheers,
Boon

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Michael

Hi Charlie,

Once again you have hit that nail on the head…. What I like about your articles is that you have that rare ability to make important subjects concise and easy to implement. Thanks for these 5 tips… I am going to implement them on the website I just set up from being part of your Curation Course.

I really have found the course beneficial and I have jumped in based on your teaching. I would really love it for those who have not checked your course to do so at http://curationpower.com/

Charlie, you’ve helped many people like me and I wish you more success. God Bless.

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    Charlie Page

    Thanks Michael. I appreciate the kind words and hope too that more people will check out Curation Power. Appreciate the endorsement.

    Charlie

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Mark Mansfield

Hey Charlie, well now I know not to say well done Dude on you blog. I’m very happy to read all your posts.
I’m going to try some links in my FB. & Twitter accounts. Looks like I’m the first commenter on this blog post! Thanks Mark M
Ps. can I use some of your stuff in my ads?

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    Charlie Page

    Hi Mark. Thank you for your kind comments. As to using my stuff, I’d need to know exactly what you have in mind. I’m always happy to help; just need particulars of what you want to accomplish.

    Thanks,

    Charlie

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Bill Darton

Great tips as always Charlie. As I read through the summary, I got to thinking about ‘why’ these methods are so effective. Then I realized that they are (or at least, have the potential to be) viral in nature.

People ‘share’ Facebook posts, they may ‘forward’ an interesting email, blogging and commenting create a community that continuously circles around and, as for #5… “What goes around, comes around.”

It was also interesting how you commented on the idea of isolation and wondering if anyone is even paying attention. I have personally experienced situations where people I didn’t even know would say that they ‘follow’ me at forums, directories and blogs. It would be interesting to know what the ratio is between people who read without commenting vs. those who read and comment. I imagine there is a wide discrepancy.

Thanks again for yet another ‘gentle nudge’ in the right direction.

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    Charlie Page

    I would think the discrepancy would be very wide indeed. I wish more people commented but my main goal is to share things that help readers, regardless of their commenting status.

    Good observation about the viral nature of information.

    Charlie

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michael

It is always refreshing to read your email.
I have just started out and not by design or choice.
I feel it happened for a reason!

My wife and I are raising our granddaughter
which we adopted and is autistic and medically
needy! It was a chore for the wife and then she
became ill, so here I am and late at night
it is so refreshing to read your post!

Thank You Once Again!
Michael

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    Charlie Page

    Happy you find it helpful Michael. God bless you for stepping up for your granddaughter.

    Charlie

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Edward Mendenhall

Hi Charley,
I am trying to get back into affiliate marketing. I gave up on myself for a couple of years. Trying again. I’ve always admired your articles. I need the free ways, so thanks for the pointers. I am pleased to see you’re always there. As of now my time is hard to get and precious. Your emails are always insightful. Thanks and I look forward to communicate with you personally in the near future. Sincerely, Ed

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Alex

Hi Charlie,
This is the first time ever I am commenting on your article,I just thank God for someone like you who have the mind to help others to succeed . Your articles are always powerful and helpful in so many ways, I am very happy to have known you, once again well done Charlie.

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Norberto

Hello Charlie,

I love your blog. No doubt that you are a great mentor. Everyone who wants to learn about affiliate marketing you should look. Receive my blessings!

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    Charlie Page

    Thank you Norberto. I appreciate your kind words.

    Charlie

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