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How to Ask for Referrals Without Actually Asking

How to Ask for Referrals Without Actually Asking | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Many business owners are actually afraid to ask for referrals, recommendations and testimonials from their customers, yet referrals are the lifeblood of successful businesses, and every business owner needs to overcome their fear and make referrals happen.


To build up the courage to ask for referrals is never easy for those business owners lacking confidence in themselves or their products or services, but there are ways such people can  get referrals happening, without actually having to directly ask for them.


This excellent article suggests that the key to getting referrals is to know how, when, and where to ask, but for those who can't build up the necessary level of courage it offers five tips on how to get referrals without having to actually ask for them.

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Angela Heath's curator insight, April 18, 2014 6:36 PM

Referrals and repeat business can be up to 75 percent of your business.  Learn how to get referrals even if you are shy.

Kim Pearlstein's curator insight, July 20, 2014 6:17 PM

Great ways to easily ask for referrals.

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If you own or operate a small to medium sized business, time spent browsing this topic will prove to be time well spent. Find quality articles on specific subjects or simply look for inspiration on how to improve your business outcomes without spending hours on internet searches (I do the searching and filtering to ensure what you find here is both useful and can be implemented with a high degree of confidence).

 

 

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16 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Professionals 

16 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Professionals  | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
Social media marketing tips: Here's what these social media experts recommend as the best marketing tactics worth doing today.
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As more and more business owners realise that social media marketing can actually generate good quality leads, the need for information on how to effectively market on social media, increases to grow. You can waste a lot of time doing your own research, or you can learn from the professionals and adapt to your circumstances. This article provides 16 great tips, most of which should prove useful to any business owner, who wants to use social media marketing to greater effect.

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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, June 24, 7:13 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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How To Build Landing Pages That Convert

How To Build Landing Pages That Convert | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Landing pages are important for two reasons – they motivate people to click further into the sales funnel and they capture user data so you can connect with prospects and create qualified leads. 

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Website landing pages are special pages set up to achieve two things, and only two things. Firstly, they need to motivate action, and secondly they need to facilitate the capture of data. Your website home page is not a landing page, as generally it will contain far too much by way of other distractions, to be an effective landing page. If your website landing pages are not as effective as you need them to be, this article provides great advice which should help you to rectify this situation.

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One of the most important steps in pre-launch marketing is creating a high converting landing page.
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Comprehensive Guide to Referral Marketing

Comprehensive Guide to Referral Marketing | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

“Referral marketing is the science of converting customer’s social capital into brand’s economic capital. “ [Harvard Business Review] 

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Referral marketing, is one of the best forms of marketing for any business looking to get the best return on the time and money invested. Businesses not fully exploiting the opportunities that referred customers represent, should look long and hard as to why they are not actively implementing referral marketing strategies. If the lack of knowledge on how to proceed is the problem, then the answers lie in this excellent guide, which is indeed comprehensive.

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Frederico Neiva's curator insight, June 15, 4:16 PM
Comprehensive Guide to Referral Marketing