Why Your Sales Pitches Fail

My friend Carl has fallen on hard times. A few years ago, Carl was literally “rolling in the dough”, making money faster than he could spend it.

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At that time, Carl was selling “software as a service”: customers paid a monthly subscription fee, and got access to his software. The service was very much in demand, and all Carl had to do was display his rates, answer questions on his website, and the sales rolled in.

Cross-pollination: We Need Each Other

Today’s post is a guest post written by Mike Morrell, a friend I met last year at a mastermind meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.Mike does a lot of work with authors, and co-leading an author-blogger training this summer called The Buzz Seminar.

I have a friend, Jimmy. Jimmy’s a beekeeper, and what I’ve learned from him about the behaviors of bees has also helped me understand more about creativity and productivity.

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Bees are among the most social of the insect kingdom, it turns out – living and working together in extraordinary creativity and productivity. One of the most important things I’ve learned from Jimmy is the bee behavior of cross-pollination.

Why I Unfollowed You On Twitter

This is a guest post by my friend Ted Prodromou. Ted is an expert in search marketing for business, and one of the smartest guys I know.

Are you mad at me for unfollowing you on Twitter the other day? Did you even notice? I bet you didn’t!

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I decided to unfollow everyone and start fresh with Twitter. I joined Twitter near the beginning and experimented with it in the beginning.

5 Effective Ways to Get More Email Subscribers

If you operate any kind of business online, or if you are a writer, speaker, consultant, or coach… one of your most important assets is a list of email subscribers who are interested in hearing from you.

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When you have a permission-based email list, you can literally produce “income on demand”. You can quite literally produce “traffic on demand” for your website. All you have to do is send on an email to your list.

7 Keys To Selling More With Video

Most of the sales copy I’ve written for clients over the last two years has been video copy. These videos perform, on average, 20-30% better than a traditional text-based sales letter.

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If you aren’t already using video to deliver your sales presentations, I encourage you to experiment with this method. It has dramatically increased profits for several of my clients.