Business Blitz: 20 Mistakes that Will Undermine Your Call to Action and Cost You Sales

by Extreme John on May 11, 2012

It’s Friday once again and let’s get right to it with the business headlines here at Extreme John !  Today I’ll cover a number of small business tips which include: Build Blog Products That Sell 6: Tell the World, How to Securely Share a Password with Someone Using LastPass, 10 Ways Specificity Will Help You Build a Profitable Audience and 20 Mistakes that Will Undermine Your Call to Action and Cost You Sales.

Hot Business News For May 11, 2012

Target Audience

First up this morning: Build Blog Products That Sell 6: Tell the World. This is another installment of a series from Problogger that any blogger trying to sell products through their blog needs to read over. Whether you’re looking to sell a product or an ebook, this article is a great step by step guide for getting the most out of promoting your product through your blog.

Also in news: How to Securely Share a Password with Someone Using LastPass. Sharing passwords is a pain and even though we all know that we shouldn’t share them openly through IM or email or any other unsecured means, very seldom do we take the time to find a secure means to transfer a password. LastPass is a great alternative. This program makes sharing passwords easy as well as safe and is easy to use and worth looking in to for everyone.

Next up this morning: 10 Ways Specificity Will Help You Build a Profitable Audience. When it comes to luring readers in and keeping them around for a while, specificity is key. This article covers key points in how specificity can help you to get more out of your readers.

Finally this morning: 20 Mistakes that Will Undermine Your Call to Action and Cost You Sales. The “call to action” is what closes the deal, it’s what sells your product and it’s a necessary part of giving a good sales pitch. This article covers how you might be destroying your call to action  including: having no call to action, not being authoritative and not being specific.

Parting Shots

My favorite article this morning is how specificity can help to build a profitable audience. I found this article to be very informative as well as an easy read.

Your Turn

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Robert John
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If someone doing 3000 calls per month and get 2 leads on behalf of it then other calls going to wastage and its a big mistake.
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stan
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I read the article about “Call to Action”. It was pretty good and I learned a couple of things, but correct me if I’m wrong, this article is mostly about “sales pages” right? I was looking more for one about a general web site.

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