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Ways To Earn Customers Loyalty Online by Kelben: 2:53pm On Dec 11, 2019
Ways to earn customers loyalty online is by using the loyalty ladder concept. I want you to picture an ordinary ladder.

Now consider each rung of the ladder. Each "rung" is a "stage" of loyalty a customer may have. There are many different stages of loyalty customers demonstrate at each rung of the ladder:

Raving Fan
Let's describe each of these in more detail.

Suspect: The suspect is the lowest rung on your ladder when a customer starts out on your loyalty ladder. This is when customers are at the very bottom of your ladder.

These are people who may or may not want or need what it is you sell. They may not have any money. They are simply people who are not buying.

Prospect: Prospects are suspects who have taken some sort of action like subscribing to your newsletter, giving you their email addresses or those who have asked you for some sort of free information.

They are people who may turn into active customers but aren't there yet.

Customer: A customer is anyone who has actually spent money with you. You have to differentiate between your prospects and your customers.

This is one of the reasons it is so damn important you segment your lists. You don't want to have everyone on ONE BIG list.

At the very least, you should have a prospect list and customer list. You should treat your prospects and customers very differently.

You should always give your customers more attention. Give them a better deal than everyone else. Why? They are already paying you for your products and services. Prospects are important, but customers are even more important.

Member: A member is someone who buys from you more than once. These are customers that now trust you. They feel they belong with you in some way.

Now listen up. Customers who make two purchases are 10 times more likely to make more than someone who makes only one purchase with you.

So anyone who is a member deserves special attention because if they buy twice, they are likely to buy again.

Devotee: What's the difference between a devotee and a member? A devotee is someone who not only buys from you but tells other people about you.

They send you referrals. They promote you actively. They are happy to be your free sales force because they get so much value from you.

Raving Fan: The next stage in the ladder is Raving Fans. Usually, only 1% to 5% of your customers become Raving Fans. They're one of your most valuable assets.

They pretty much own everything you have. And, whatever new products and service you come up with, they will buy without blinking an eye.

The Raving Fan will stick with you for years as long as you don't screw up in a major way.

There are a very strong trust and bond with you and the Raving Fans. They trust you 100%. They want to see you succeed. They want to see you do well.

If a devotee is someone who sells for you, a Raving Fan is someone who can't STOP selling for you. Raving Fans tell everyone about how fantastic you are. They talk about your company. They love you.

These days it's more expensive than ever to get a new customer. Most businesses, in fact, are acquiring their customers at a loss or break-even point.

That means you have to get your customers to come back to you and buy again and again.

Why? That customer isn't simply profitable to you. They are your most important resource. What you want, what you need is as many raving fans as you can get.

You will succeed when you sort your prospects from suspects, move people up from prospects to customers, from customers to raving fans.

You need to have a marketing system that automatically moves people up the loyalty ladder as quickly as humanly possible.


Provide excellent customer service. 

Ways To Earn Customers Loyalty Online

Sounds obvious, right? But, it deserves mention again because excellent service is what creates lifelong customers, avoids negative word-of-mouth and differentiates you from the competition.

This is how many companies have created loyal followers.

But, how can you improve customer service?

For starters, listen to customers and address their concerns in a timely manner. Make it easy for customers Read more here>>http://www.successdigestonline.com/ways-to-earn-customers-loyalty-online/

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