3 Steps to Getting Customers Who Will Pay You

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3 Steps to Getting Customers Who Will Pay You


I once read a book (pardon me, I forgot the title) in which the author opined that “money is under your foot, you just have to know how to find it.”

By this he meant, the money you desire to earn in your business is within reach and all you need is to know how to get it. This concept is not hard especially when you understand the underlying principle of success in business and ultimately in life. So you may be asking, how do I find the money? Or better still, what steps do I need to take to find customers who will pay me? There are several steps to take, but today I will share three steps you need to take in order to get customers to pay you over and over again.

First, spend time where your prospects can be found. This means you need to define those who are most likely to buy from you ( and by that I mean your target audience) and then research where and how they spend their time and go and meet them there. This is very important especially when you are new in the market. The mistake I see a lot of people make is believing once they set up a business, all there is to do is to fold arms and the customers will come. It does not work that way. In business and life, proximity is power. The more time you spend with your prospects, the higher the chances of them trusting and liking you to the point of wanting to give you their money in exchange for the value you offer.

Second, once you meet your customers where they are, you need to make your voice heard and engage them in a conversation. I’m always taken aback when I see people lurking in groups instead of engaging or attending a networking event and staying in one corner. Keeping mute doesn’t help you to get your voice heard. Marketing is about visibility. If you lurk around or keep mute, no one would remember you no matter how great your products are.

Third, showcase your expertise. We are in the information age and everybody knows something about everything. However, if you want customers to give you their money, you need to know everything about something. By that I mean, stop being a generalist, be a specialist. Customers want a specialist, not a generalist. They want someone who can get the job done like none other. Once you pick your area of specialization, showcase your expertise and serve others to the best of your ability. And just in case you are wondering what I specialize in or how I may be of help, check it out here.

Now, over to you. What do you specialize in? Share with me below? I personally respond to every comment.

P.S. On Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 4 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET, I will host a Facebook Live Session where I will teach you how to make 2018 your greatest year ever! I have not stopped getting feedbacks from 2016 edition and this edition promises to be even greater. All you need to do is to get a large board, sticky notes, magazine clippings (optional) and pens/markers and join me here! Mark your calendar and be there live! It’s totally FREE.

 

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6 Comments

  • avatar
    Yinka
    December 13, 2017

    Good morning Oluwaseun,

    I specialise in social media management & marketing. My ideal clients are healthcare companies/hospitals and schools. I am however, having a hard time getting them onboard.

    • Oluwaseun Akinlotan
      December 13, 2017

      I will send you an email. Thank you.

  • Oluwatosin Arodudu
    January 5, 2018

    I have learnt a lot on your blog today sis. Lots of knowledge garnered from your articles. I am off Facebook for now. Need to plan and organise myself in order to achieve my dreams for 2018. Would catch up with your Facebook live chat once I am back. Thanks for all you do. Cheers!

    • Oluwatosin Arodudu
      January 5, 2018

      Yes, yes I forgot, I finally changed my website domain name by myself. Thank you so much for the heads up in your last chat. I have learnt a lot from you this short while. Hugs***

      • Oluwaseun Akinlotan
        January 6, 2018

        Aww, this warms my heart. I’m so glad I could be of help. Thank you, sis.

    • Oluwaseun Akinlotan
      January 6, 2018

      Wow, thanks so much for stopping by. Happy planning and strategizing to you. God bless you, big!

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