3 Ways To Baffle Your Competition

Anyone of the following strategies is going to separate you from your competition.  All three of them combined can positively baffle them.
To the point where they will be asking themselves, “how they heck are you getting so many new prospects?  And how they heck are you making so much money?”

Here are 3 ways you can do it…

1. Use Unconventional Marketing Methods
Most businesses use the same marketing methods as their competitors. Adapt some unconventional marketing methods to distinguish yourself from your competitors. Your unique marketing will attract more attention and get more sales.

For example, most online businesses only use online marketing methods to generate traffic to their website. By including some offline marketing, they can bypass the heavy competition online and produce more traffic – and more sales.

Tip: Print your best small ad on a postcard and mail it to prospects in your targeted market. Postcards are inexpensive and easy to use. Most recipients will read a brief message on a postcard.

2. Uncover Overlooked Markets
You cannot avoid competition when you market to the same prospects as your competitors. Look for some new niche markets you and your competitors overlooked. You may uncover a market you can dominate with little or no competition.

Revise your ads, web pages and other sales messages so they appeal specifically to the unique interests and needs of prospects in your new niche market. For example, I recently spoke with an Advisor who singled out pharmaceutical sales reps. That is the only group of people he works with. And because of that he has endless stream of new prospects across his home state to do business with.  He has become the go-to guy in that niche.

Mostly because no other Advisor bothered to specialize in that arena in his state.

3. Establish Yourself As A Specialist
One of the most effective ways to beat your competition is to establish yourself as a specialist in a narrowly defined area of your business. Prospective customers perceive a specialist as an expert in their field – someone with special insight who can to help them in a specific area.

You do not have to abandon your current marketing to establish yourself as a specialist. Just select a unique product you offer or a service you perform especially well and emphasize it in your marketing. Include testimonials from customers and endorsements from other experts to prove you are one of the best.

Tip: A service business that specializes can often charge a higher fee. Customers or clients expect to pay more for specialized service. Some will even consider your higher fee as evidence you are the ultimate expert.
You will have competitors as long as you are in business. But these 3 ways of positioning yourself will minimize their impact and allow you to generate sales with little or no competition.

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