50 Ways to Make Your First Sale

Eager to make your first online sale? This comprehensive guide teaches entrepreneurs everything they need to know about making their first eCommerce sale.

Read on to discover 50 Sales & Marketing Avenues to help you make your first sale (and MANY, many more sales) from your online business!

50 Ways to Make Your First Sale

Let’s get into the best practices on how you should operate both your Facebook profile and business page to promote your business.

Here are a few things that you need to know on how to effectively network and build connections through Linkedin to find potential customers for your business.

The power of video as a sales and marketing outlet is almost indescribable. Follow along on how ot make and optimize your YouTube videos.

Power tips on how to setup your twitter account right way and how to use it to effectively engage with potential customers for your business.

The power of Pinterest lies in its ability to get people to discover amazing images, videos and products. Check some of the winning strategies to market and reach out to potential customers.

Let’s discuss how you can benefit from Instagram - a great marketing tool for your business.

Let's go over on how to effectively use Tumblr as marketing tool to attract more potential customers to your business.

As an online retailer, comparison shopping engines are obvious places to get your products in front of the masses.

Google Places is a great thing for business owners, but you have to be very aware and play by their rules.

Getting started on a PPC campaign with the Yahoo! Bing Network is pretty simple. We have provided some fantastic steps to help you get the most out of your advertising dollars

SEO is considered by some as the holy grail of internet marketing. Learn how it works and how to take advantage of the ranking factors to drive more visitors and sales to your website.

By spending time in your analytics account you can make great gains in terms of how to tweak your website and grow your business.

One way to gain an edge on your competition is to make sure your current website is mobile friendly or have a separate mobile site.

Getting your products to be reviewed is the online guerrilla marketing method of PR. You can target ultra-niche websites to get way more bang from your efforts.

Elements of a good press release and pointers on how to be newsworthy. Also check out the sample press release and how to get coverage.

PR stunts are the ancient version of the viral video. They are loads of fun and help bring tons of attention to your brand if executed well.

Making your business to stand out from the crowd is one of the best ways to move merchandise.

A great way to produce easy and very exceptional blog content to attract more visitors is to interview someone important and well known in your industry.

One of the easiest ways to get some internet buzz is to write guest blog posts for various websites that are relevant to your niche.

Nothing will get you more creatively in touch with your brand – and nothing will unveil the true voice of your brand more than a great viral video.

Starting a successful blog can be the easiest and cheapest way to attract thousands of new customers.

Creating controversy on your blog is one way to get your brand to race out in front of the masses.

Having a primed YouTube channel can be one of the strongest marketing tools you’ll ever own.

Email subscribers are more responsive and have a stronger connection with your business. Learn more on how to effectively build your email list.

Learn how to build your Facebook ads the right way. Strategically target customers with corresponding advertisements for a better suited campaign.

No other advertising network will give you faster results than AdWords. Check out our guide and get started with your campaign.

Banner ads can work magic when it comes to selling products online, it just depends on how creative you are and where you place them.

Learn the three types of Twitter advertising promotions you can choose to partake in: Promoted tweets, accounts and trends.

Nothing beats speaking to potential customers one-on-one. Get you hands dirty and learn how to capture customers at a Flea or Farmer's Market.

In a nutshell, the bigger your professional network, the more trusted referrals you’ll get. Let's get into the nitty-gritty of how to effectively network in the real world.

Meetup.com is great for finding local people who are also running online businesses. Here are things you can do to make the most out of your networking buddies.

Start moving up the supply chain business and start to distribute your own products to other retailers and do wholesaling.

A fun and productive way to see the rest of your country while looking to make that first sale is to showcase your business in other locations.

Think of your sales team as miniature stores that act independently and each bring in their own revenue. So how do you build and design a sales team to do this?

Trade shows can have a profound impact on your business, especially if you’re the manufacturer or source of your own products

Tips and techniques on how to effectively do door to door sales without actually selling.

If there has ever been a greater time for print advertising, it’s now. In other words, it’s a print advertiser’s market. Believe it or not, in many circumstances you can practically call the shots when it comes to negotiating rates.

How to pick and sponsor events with attendees that will make loyal customers and raging evangelists.

Even with the popularity of internet marketing, flyer distribution is still an effective way to make sales.

Not only can outdoor billboard advertising can persuade the public that your brand is large and well established, it can also target large amounts of potential customers on a daily basis.

Your network of friends and family will mostly likely be your easiest first sales. You may not want to sell to them, but consider that every time someone else has your product in their hands…

Participating in online forums can be an amazing way to get your business in front of the right audience.

For someone starting out a business Craigslist can be a godsend. It’s really the closest thing to free advertising there is.

Coupon codes can be a pretty handy tool to attract new and repeat customers. However, it’s important to make sure discounting fits into your overall brand strategy.

Affiliate marketing can be an amazing sales channel for an online retailer. A lot of your success has to do with the type of products you sell and how well you pay your affiliates.

Build Relationships with Suppliers+ Sean Work It's no secret that as an online business some of your most powerful alliances are with your suppliers.

Clean and consistent branding as well as building your business into a well-known business is the ultimate way to build trust with new customers.

How to setup and optimize your website for global SEO to target different countries and languages.

The key to real growth will be the day you can start handing off the day-to-day operations of your business to other people.

Here we’re going to give you a little advice on how to make managing multiple tactics easier for you to manage.


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