When you’re trying too hard to close the deal, your customers will notice—and it well send them in the other direction. If you push somebody too fast and too soon because you’re trying to get something out of them, defenses go up and suspicions arise. That’s just human nature. A standard rule of thumb for success is 1 percent. If you have 100 visitors to your site, only one out of that group is going to pick up the phone and call or dash off an email to you. And if the number is zero, then you have work to do.
In order to craft content that your customers will love, you only need to understand one simple thing: what your customer wants. The solution for this is Evidence Based Marketing. At Marketing CoPilot, this is a process that we take people through right at the beginning. What’s your value proposition? Who buys from you and why?
The human psyche is a delicate place. We trick ourselves into thinking we want or don’t want something. We go back and forth on options and for the most part we settle. Sometimes we settle because something is too hard, costs too much or is beyond our skill level. But in the end, the result is generally the same. We settled. Why don’t we try to achiever great?
How Focusing on Your Value Proposition Keeps You Honest. A value proposition is the primary reason people buy from you — it’s the secret sauce that makes your business, product, or service unique. Businesses that align their marketing to their value proposition are only reaching out to people who have a reason to buy their product. Their vanity metrics won’t be as pumped up as they could be, but they’ll have something that matters way more: conversions.