Online Survey: Why Your Small Business Needs One

When asked, most business experts will say that small businesses fail due to three “Ms”: money, management and marketing.

Marketing is the “M” that provides ways to keep customers flowing into your business. Marketing fails, however, when not used to create and launch new demand-driven products, while keeping existing products profitable.

Let us say that you are planning to launch a new product now. Do you know how well it will sell? How can you connect your product to the top of a trend and ride it out profitably? Find the answers to these kinds of questions, and you will hold keys to the survival of your business.

Luckily, there are tools within the marketing realm that can help you. In fact, the tool that I will tell you about can help you to:

  • Know exactly which segment of your target market wants what you offer,
  • Recognize quickly what problems your target market needs solved,
  • Identify points of differentiation to help you launch more winning products,
  • Stimulate demand for what you sell using the words your target market uses.

What is this tool? It is the online survey.

Online surveys allow you to collect precious data from your target market–quickly and affordably.

You do not have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars for market research these days. It is easy to get your hands on what you need using an online survey.

To give you an example, an information publishing company used an online survey to pinpoint demand for their selling strategies. They launched an online survey that asked their target market what sales problems they wanted solved.

With the answers received, they designed a 12-point sales course that sold profitably. The company did not need to find potential buyers for the course.

By simply asking their target market what they wanted, the company tapped the demand of their list of responders.

An online survey minimizes your risk of offering a product no one wants. Use one the next time you want to convert the demand within your target market into profits for your business.

To your data mining victory,


P.S. What is your number one question about using an online survey? Ask me.

Read This If You Want To Grow Your Business

Have you ever watched a garden grow?

Then you know the cornucopia of multicolored pleasure that flowers can bring.

And just like a garden filled with treasure flowers, golden lilies, or money tree plants, your business should have a treasure trove of marketing copy, as valuable as gold, bringing money into your business.

Most experts will advise you to grow your business by adding on new products or services. This is good advice.

Products and services cannot sell themselves, however.

You must have marketing that moves potential customers through your sales cycle. To do this best, you will need marketing that generates leads, educates on your offerings, builds desire and credibility, and closes the sale.

Just understand, though. You will have to test versions of your marketing messages before you arrive at what works.

If you want to grow your business to the next level then, cultivate a marketing portfolio full of assets that yield rich rewards.

To the growth of your business,


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Why Trust Matters In Marketing

If you want the trust of potential customers, then you obviously value truth.

How do I know this?

Because people cannot make choices they’ll be happy with unless the decision-making data they are given is truthful and accurate.

This is the point where marketing matters.

If a potential customer ends up choosing the product you sell, based on the criteria you provided, this no doubt bolsters the satisfaction they will feel about your business.

This is a good thing.

How can you do this well, though? You can start by doing the following:

  • Provide lots of educational material, such as white papers, special reports, videos and other marketing material about the area your product or service deals with.
  • Gather and present decision-making criteria, such as studies, reviews, records of accomplishment and other data that inform.
  • Solicit and answer questions from potential buyers on an ongoing basis.
  • Stay abreast of the ebbs and flows of any trend that your product or service connects with, so that you can best anticipate the needs of your market.

So…if you want potential customers that are happy with you, your business and the product or service you sell today and tomorrow, make sure trust matters in your marketing.

To informed decision-making,


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