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Listen To Your Customers - They Will Tell You What They Want
One of the biggest mistakes that Internet marketers, especially beginning Internet marketers make is in not listening to their customers or potential customers. If you let them, your customers will tell you what it is they want. Your first opportunity to listen to your potential customers will come when you first do research for your niche. This is when you will discover what keywords are popular in your niche, which will tell you what it is your potential customers are searching for.
Make Sure Your Customers Can Contact You
Be sure to include a "Contact Us" link on your website so that customers or potential customers can contact you with questions or concerns. Far too many websites have everything in place for customers to click the order button and enter payment information but they have no method for customers to simply ask a question. If you will give your customers the opportunity to tell you what they want, they will, and this will build trust and boost your Internet marketing profits.
Allow Your Customers to Leave Feedback
By allowing your customers to leave feedback, you will learn more about them and how to serve them. This is a great way to build customer relationships and develop a loyal following of customers. Loyalty is important in any marketing venue and Internet marketing is no different. Many brick and mortar companies have had loyal customers for many years and they remain loyal customers when prices go up and they remain loyal customers when a big, shiny, new discount store sets up shop across the street. Customer loyalty is truly priceless and by listening to your customers, you will have a much better chance of getting that loyalty.
Make Room for Customer Comments on Articles and Blogs
Any time you can give your customers a chance to tell you what they think or what they want will give you an edge in your Internet marketing endeavors. Give your customers the chance to comment on articles and blogs and their comments will not only give you valuable insight as to what they want but their comments may also inspire other visitors to comment, which will boost interest and ultimately, profits.
While we're on the subject of customers, make it a point to address their concerns as quickly as possible, even if it is just a question from someone who has never ordered from you. As cliché as it might sound always put the customers first and you will find that they will put you first in return.