Cold Customer AcquisitionDo you remember the unsolicited calls you used to get from telemarketers trying to sell you anything from home insurance to satellite TV subscriptions? This is called cold calling and this is what cold customer acquisition is. A company approaches a person who has not heard anything about it before and tries to open a channel of communication. In the online world, the equivalent of cold calling is when a person lands on your website for the first time, either by clicking on an ad or from Google search results. These people are not familiar with your brand and your products or services, so your main goal in this phase is to familiarize them with your business. How do you do this? By directing them to areas of your website which contains content which has the purpose of:
- helping the prospect find a solution to a problem;
- showcasing your products, solutions and company history;
- establishing your business as an expert in the field, who can provide a helpful solution to their problems.
Warm Customer AcquisitionAt this point, your prospects know your business and products. They have visited your website several times, and have even subscribed to your newsletters and read your blog posts every once in a while. What you need to do now is give them that final extra reason they need to make the first purchase. In order to reach this goal, your newsletter and ads should be targeted at:
- inviting them to take part in a webinar where you demonstrate the benefits of your products;
- offering them a free demo or trial version of your digital products;
- promoting discounts for new customers;
- launching invites for an event you host where your products will be featured.
Hot Customer AcquisitionAfter making their first purchase and being satisfied with your products, your customers enter the hot circle. This is when you need to focus on getting them to repeat the purchase and even become your brand ambassadors. You can do this by:
- offering discounts for referrals to their friends;
- promoting a complementary product (or a special incentive upsell) to their current purchase;
- setting up a loyalty program with increasing discounts or complimentary or exclusive products on subsequent purchases.
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Buckle up…this is where things get exciting for small business owners who want to create a great online presence as well as exploding their customer acquisition targets! We are going to delve into how using a web design and digital marketing agency can lead to increased customer acquisition