These are tough financial times for both businesses and consumers. Economic problems are being felt worldwide. Uncontrolled fuel costs, slow housing sales, and fear for the safety of one's financial assets are being felt by everyone. Every day the media spreads fear by reporting bad economic news. People are afraid. And this fear translates into people making fewer purchases and being more conservative with their money.
Many businesses will fail during these tough financial times but some will survive and even grow stronger. So what can you do to make sure that your online business survives and prospers during these tough economic times?
Tough economies and slow sales cause businesses to reevaluate their budgets and spending habits. Many companies cut back on expenses when the economy falters. One of the areas that companies typically cut back on is marketing, but this is a huge mistake. Marketing in a tough economy is even more important than it is in good times. Although businesses may find it difficult to make sales of their premium products, it is a good time to pick up new subscribers if you can offer free and low priced items.
In order to survive a severe economic downturn, you should increase your marketing efforts without increasing the money you are spending in that area. One good way to do this is through article marketing. One of the best things about article marketing is the fact that it can be done for free. When times get tough, double or even triple your article marketing efforts.
Submit 5 to 10 articles a day instead of just 1 or 2. Focus on building your list. In each article you submit, offer a free report on some aspect of your business. As the economy falters, people seek out free items and are more likely to subscribe to your list for freebies than in good economic times.
In addition, spend more time communicating with your current list. Offer them free quality items and provide discounts on existing products. Using these techniques may not make as much money as you were making when the economy was humming, but will sustain with a livable income until the economy improves.
Using these techniques, your list can grow 2 or 3 times as fast as it was growing previously. And when the economy improves, your income will skyrocket and far surpass the profits you had been making before.
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