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Chiropractors, just like other industries can capitalize on the landing page strategy by integrating it into their marketing mix.
First step is to pick a focus.
Yes, a chiropractor can help patients/clients with many different ailments. That is a given. But when you are marketing you want to target your marketing and not try to be all to everyone. Picking a focus gives you a marketing edge. Perhaps your favorite clients are allergy sufferers or back pain or fibromyalgia or chronic headaches. Each are worthy of targeting.
Right now, you are probably marketing to everyone about everything and HOPING that it sticks. And it does stick for a few!! That is great. But what about all of the others that were not ready to buy, but are searching for the right provider. They saw your ad — wherever, they visited your website and they bounced off.
The landing page strategy has you focus that ad on one group.
Second, create a compelling call to action that is NOT buy now!
Your call to action needs to draw people to your landing page. You need to solve a problem that they have, that they do not want. The goal of your ad is to build your list, not to make that immediate sale. This is different from what you have most likely been taught and what your web designer told you would happen.
In the digital age, marketing has changed and your website is good to verify who you and that you are a legitimate business. People can do some research there. And yes, some people will call. Those are the people that are in so much pain that they need help right now! The rest aren’t there yet. The people that are not ready to call are the people that YOU want on your email list.
The call to action brings people to your landing page to get your complimentary report on solving their problem. It gives you a chance to build rapport, relationship and credibility with the prospect, so that when they are ready to buy, YOU are the person that they think of.
Third, you need to develop a report, white paper, or guide that solves their problem.
Many people do not know that a chiropractor can help their allergies or their concussion or their headaches. They think chiropractor and then they think back pain and cracking.
There are hurdles to over come and you do that through education. A two or three page paper about how chiropractic can help each of these, without medication is important information. Of course, you can tell people about it. But when you are in bed and they are up with a headache, your ad and your landing page are pre-selling your service.
So, what is the landing page strategy?
The landing page strategy is a focused website that is where you send your advertising traffic. When you spend money on ads, it is a waste to send them to your main site and hope they stick. Most will not. Just look at your bounce rate.
The landing page strategy provides an opportunity for the prospect to get vital information about the solution to their pain — neck, head, whatever.
They download a special report after they opt into your email list.
Now your email is providing automated information to them that continues to educate them about chiropractic services that you provide. This is called a drip campaign. And drip campaigns are part of the conversion strategy for your ads.
Putting it all together is the key. Perhaps you will decide to use the landing page strategy for multiple ailments — and then you have segmented your list based on how they came into your program. If you decide to do a special for allergies or you are hosting a workshop on allergies and chiropractic, you know exactly who is interested in that and can email that targeted list, without bothering the back pain group.
It all just helps your business operated smoothly.
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Do You Ever FAIL to Follow-Up?
Have you ever handed your card to someone and said — “I need your service”? I have. I have outright said to a business owner — “I want to do business with you”. In essence, I am saying: “I AM a BUYER!” The reaction was positive, a handshake and then NEVER another word.
You go back to your office and you wonder — did they hear me? Did they lose my card, my contact info?
I have experienced this more than once and my assessment is this: People FAIL to follow up effectively!
I’ve done it. You’ve probably done it.
But if YOU are trying to build your business, grow your business, you HAVE to follow up. You need to develop a system for following up with each person that comes in contact with your business.
It is about the system!!
Create a step by step follow up strategy.
If you are running ads or attending a networking meeting or showing a trade show, you must have a strategy laid out.
Goal #1: Get the person into your system. If the people visiting your table are NOT blatantly saying I want to buy from you, then you want their contact info. Online — it s a squeeze page. In person, it is a special offer that gets them to opt-into your list legally. You want to be able to follow up.
Goal #2: Set up a step by step follow up system. It might be a phone call, a personal note and emails or it could be email sequence. Whatever it is, you need to use it!!
Goal # 3: Educate people that opt-into your list about YOU, your product and services and what is in it for them, How do they benefit from buying from you and why on earth are you the best choice!
Failing to follow up and educate new leads is the biggest mistake that small businesses make. When you attend a trade show and have no follow up system, what do you do with the 100 new business cards in your fishbowl? Throw them in the box with hundreds or thousands of other business cards.
When you host an event, and then do nothing with your new contacts, you just wasted time and money.
Be efficient. Systems save you time and money. They also increase your conversion rates. When someone says — I WANT YOU — do not ignore them. Take action!!
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Kickstart Your Marketing and Make It Work For YOU!
Today I’d like to teach you about the three most important start up marketing tools you need to get and keep new customers.
- In person: It’s essential you meet with customers/clients in person whenever possible. This shows you respect them and take the time to work with your clients to give personal attention to each of them.
- Follow up letter: Always take a moment to send a follow up letter about what you talked about, new agreements or partnerships made and to thank them for taking the time to meet with you. Likewise, you should always send thank you letters or small gifts to partners you find success with.
- Phone call: Use a telephone call to follow up with them to talk again about the matters you talked about in your meeting and offer any assistance you can to help their business run smoothly and more successfully.
None of these will work if you don’t have a quality product/service to back you up!
Here are the key steps for putting together your start-up marketing tools:
- Research potential customers, buyers, competitors and their preferred methods of distribution.
- Talk to potential customers. Take a hard look at your product from a customer’s perspective and see what it needs to be successful.
- Follow up with your 3-step process from above.
- Develop systems for contact follow through, quality control standards and customer service.
- Develop post-sale follow up system to keep lines of communication open is customers and build on your current relationship which increases future purchases.
“Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs” Peter Drucker, management consultant
Here’s another one I love from an icon:
“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company
This lesson has offered you the tools to put together a start-up marketing plan that can be used over and over again to help your customer base and business grow in a manageable way. The tools offered in our FREE test drive offer these very same things.
Are You Using Direct Response Marketing?
Direct response marketing is a marketing that demands a direct response from your potential customers. This type of marketing is used to answer questions, present your branding, products and the reason you do what you do. Customers love this, as they are offered the opportunity to response, whether that be in the way of signing up for a newsletter, posting a comment on your site or blog, or purchasing a product from you.
So, what does direct response marketing look like? Well, it comes in many forms, including:
Radio and TV ads
Coupons or other incentives
Some of the advantages of direct marketing are:
- A great way to use free time during lulls in business
- Productive way to communicate and empower you to create more relationships
- Great way to up- and cross-sell to current customers
- Low cost way to rustle up new business
- Used as leverage to turn small sales into large sales
- Supplement your current marketing program
- Cost-effective way to reach target markets
- Offers measurable results
- Reach outside your local area for new business
- Increase the effectiveness of your sales force
These are all great things that can come from just taking a few simple steps to putting together a direct response marketing plan and executing it.
“I honestly don’t think you’ll ever find a safer, lower-risk, higher-profit method of increasing your business or profession than direct-response marketing.” Jay Abraham
Direct response marketing is one of the best ways to launch your business on a large scale and reach out to everyone in your target market whether they are in your local area or not.
Our FREE test drive can help you put together a great direct response marketing plan and get you on your way to heightened success.