Jumpstarting sales for any type of business may seem like an insurmountable obstacle, but actually, it can be accomplished with the right tools and the right attitude. Generating more sales at a faster rate just takes a little bit of creative marketing and a few extra hours of your time. If you remain consistent in your efforts, you should start seeing a boost in sales in no time. Follow these six actionable tips to help jumpstart your sales.
6 Tips for Jumpstarting Your Sales
1. Step Up Your Social Media Game
Rather than simply posting on social media, you can find creative ways to join in on trends and hashtags that have become popular for the moment. Don’t just simply exist on social media. Find entertaining ways to stand out to your target audience, whether it’s adopting weekly hashtag themes like #ThrowbackThursday or starting a Twitter beef with a well-known competitor like Wendy’s has done so well (like when they dropped a mixed tape dissing McDonald’s and Burger King). More social media attention equals increased sales.
2. Hold a Contest
Holding a contest is a fun way to get people engaged with your company and brings attention to your products and services. The options are limitless when it comes to ideas for a contest. You can choose to hold a photo, video, or caption contest. You can also opt to have participants vote on something, such as your company’s next product idea, or branding concept. You can also hold a simple sweepstakes where people submit entries to win a prize.
3. Strengthen Your Network
The success of any business depends on who you know — your business network. Can you rely on your network to deliver when you need them to? If not, it’s time to think about adding to your network. Find people who can help your bottom line and increase your sales. Build or strengthen your network based on your business type and model. A strong business network means you can get things done quickly with the help of that network, meaning you can fulfill more orders and increase your revenue.
4. Produce Consistent, High-Quality Content
Producing consistent, high-quality content can help you stand out among the competition and position you as a thought leader in your industry. Creating a variety of content also helps, such as blog posts, videos, infographics, polls. Sharing it on social media is a must. Curating content from outside sources is also recommended as long as you’re doing something new with it. This helps you attract more traffic to your website and social channels, which can lead to increased overall sales.
5. Take Pointers from the Pros
You might just need a little bit of inspiration to get the creative juices flowing so don’t be afraid to take tips from experts in marketing, economics, and sales. The book “The Seventh Sense” by Joshua Cooper Ramo explores a seventh ‘sense’ that helps in attracting customers, clients, and partnerships. This sense can be learned and isn’t just a natural talent that you could never hope to develop. It’s something anyone can have if they’re willing to put in the hard work to implement what they read. The book can help you understand the new age of networks as well as how important they’ve become in attaining power and success.
6. Think Outside the Box
Find new ways to attract attention to your business and create a plan to execute it. Write down every idea you have, narrow them down, and then try to make them fit your needs. Think about Steve Jobs. Think about how the iPhone revolutionized the way people communicate worldwide and how the iPod revolutionized how we listen to music. With brave new ideas and creative concepts that no one has ever thought about before, you can create a sales strategy that knocks the socks off the competition and your target customer.
Jumpstarting your sales doesn’t have to be difficult. With so many options available, including creating consistent social content and taking pointers from the pros, you can find what works for your organization and take steps to improve your sales strategy. Use the above-mentioned ideas to inspire you to creatively craft concepts that take your sales campaign to the next level.