Wrong Product? or Wrong Marketing? You Decide
by Christophor Strobel
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Many new business owners feel overwhelmed about what product to sell. Once they finally choose a product they start to notice every Tom, Dick, and Harry trying to sell the same exact product. Is the market over saturated? Probably not considering hundreds of thousands of different people from all walks of life log on to the internet for their first time everyday. Most of them never knew the http://www.x10.com whole home surveillance camera ever existed anyway until they closed their browser window at the end of a surfing session to find the ever so popular affiliate pop behind window . X10 did not necessarily have a product everybody on the planet needed but it did offer a huge piece of mind by having the new camera owners house looked over and even recorded if they wanted to for $79.99
The X10 marketing team didnít stop at just a simple pop behind they used many creative techniques for selling these tiny cameras. The team developed contests every month that would let people enter for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate. All they had to do was submit an idea for how they use the companies products related to the theme of the contest and then email friends and family telling them to vote. For example In December the theme was ďWhatís the best way to use X10 products for Christmas?Ē People who visited the website would read all the different ideas and vote on the one they liked the best and this determined what idea brought home the $500 gift certificate. Many voters bought the products just because they wanted to implement the different ideas they were reading.
The company looking to introduce complimentary products to the
camera outfitted it with night vision .Now they had a product add
on that cost them about $100 to purchase and sold for $239 thatís
$139 per unit just for brainstorming and adding something to the
product that perceives value. Units sold at a rate of about 12 a day
on average for a profit of about $1668 more a day just for adding
something customers want to an existing product.
The current promotion on the X10 site is a pop-up entry Form to win
a complete home surveillance system. Just enter your name and email
address and you have a chance to win a complete automated system.
The company gives away one of these $450 systems every two weeks
but on the other hand now has hundreds of thousands prospects they
can email with more information following up with them over and over
by email auto responder until they purchase.
The lesson learned here is to feel passionate about what you sell. Try
it out ,use it, test it, drive the wheels off it. More importantly be
creative in your marketing .Creativity rules the marketing world
no doubt about it. Take out a notebook and brainstorm a marketing
campaign so powerful that people who donít even need the product
will be pulling out credit cards.
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