5 ways your competitors are getting more customers than you

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  • 1. 5 Ways Your Competitors are getting More Customers than YouAs a small business owner or freelancer, the objective of your business is to get new customersand boost sales. To see your business rise to the next level, you must concentrate on the variousfactors which influence your existing customers to return as well as ways to gain new customers.There are many ways to get existing customers to return to you, but they may require you tospend money. If you are on a budget and looking for other ways to showcase the trust of yourbusiness, check out the following list.TrustedBusiness.comTrustedBusiness.com may be one of the coolest ways to showcase the trust you have earned fromclients. This service is totally free, and the best thing about it is that you can create a really coollooking page that will let your prospective customers know how much others trust your business.It would also be a great way to get new clients because you will be able to showca se the trustyour current and past clients have had with your service/product.© 2011 Apptivo Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 2. Profiles on Freelancing SitesIf you participate on freelancing sites such elance.com or freelancer.com, you should use yourpersonal profile to show your ratings and testimonials that you have received. A few of yourclients will be familiar with these sites will value your ratings; however, if your potential clientsdon’t know about these sites, then you definitely need a better way to showcase your trust.© 2011 Apptivo Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Facebook PageCreating a Facebook page and sharing it with your past clients and potential buyers is a superbidea. There, you will be able to share updates concerning your business and have a chance toengage with your clients directly.© 2011 Apptivo Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Better Business Bureau (BBB)That is another popular technique to gain trust which is usually not applicable to freelancers.This can be more appropriate for businesses that have a physical location. Also, BBBcertification demands that you pay a yearly fee to keep your certification.© 2011 Apptivo Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 5. Yelp PageThis is again a service more fitted for businesses with a physical location. In the event you havea Yelp page, make sure you are monitoring it and taking notes of people’s feedback. Keepimproving your services according to the feedback and you will slowly earn the trust of thecustomers.© 2011 Apptivo Inc. All rights reserved.