Internet is an unbeatable large office/shop if there is an appropriate strategy. Selling online or social media sales do not have to come at the cost of being a pushy person. Many people have become social media entrepreneur, albeit, the majority have a poor strategy. Hence, the inability to harness the power of the internet in selling. This article is not about how to start selling on social media, rather; how to really sell on social media without becoming a pushy jerkface.
Many people have been asking me about sales lately, more than in the past years. It is probably dawning on them that they are missing out something. After all the hustling, many of us still live every day contemplating giving up and finding another means of survival.
I have been directly or indirectly involved in social media sales for over 10 years. However, it seems to many people that I have relented or given up. The reality is; I simply employed an approach that does not require manually pushing to people. This way, I am able to create time for other businesses.
Why you are not really selling
The summary of your inability to sell is buyers’ distractions. You need to continually have an approach that reduces distractions for your prospective buyers. The majority of social media sales do not actually happen on social media platforms. Yeah, they happen elsewhere with fewer distractions.
The most common mistake I have seen among socialpreneurs is just trying to amass a huge fan base. They think; “Let me have followers like xo and xo, I will blow“. Oh well, some of them did get followers like the xo and xo but no reflection on sales. I mean, you can blow and still not make money.
How to Properly Do Social Media Sales
Social Media sales rarely take place on the platform, rather, it takes place on your landing page. You should by now know that your customers need to chat with you anytime they need to patronize you. If you are not available, they are off to another socialpreneur that is available at that moment. How about making yourself available 24/7?
Use Website & E-mail
Having your own website as a landing page can never be overemphasized. Knowing what your website (e-store) can achieve for your business should make you want to get one right away. Have a website, grow your subscribers, build trust and watch your sales grow.
Advantage of having website
- Organized Brand: A good website gives the impression of a bigger brand and leads to more trust. Most importantly, your customers can see all that you have to offer without having to browse through many profiles on social media pages.
- Customer Retention: You have total control of your customers’ data. That is, you can market new products to them, send them offers, etc.
- Advertise Easier: Website is easier to advertise across many channels both online and offline. You can even advertise by writing stories around what you sell.
- Interact: Having a LiveChat on your website allows you to know when anybody lands on your store. You can see their location and also see what they are checking out. This is almost like sitting down in your physical shop and seeing someone checking out what you sell. You sure won’t sit while the person just checks and go. You know right, you can interact with that person. The icing on this cake is both android and iPhone or laptop can all use the LiveChat applications. And the application can be configured to alert you when someone is in your store.
- Referrals: Awarding commission to people who help you sell will make your sales soar high. Friends and family can effortlessly help you in promoting your wares.
- Gift Voucher: And here goes the showoff. Gift vouchers automatically help in advertising your store at the same time as making sales.
Lastly, we can never overemphasize the need for a website. The points above should be able to make you agree. Website, however, is cheaper than the stress you put into recurring hustle on social media. Your hustle on social media will be more rewarding if you are pitching a brand that is reachable 24/7.
Before I end this article, I am a professional website developer and marketer with, now, over a decade experience. Check my portfolio here..
Do you have any question? You can write your comment or inquiries in the comment section. I am always here to help. This is big brother, Boda Wale, boom boom ciao.