Five Trust-Hindering Mistakes to Avoid


Trust is much more easily destroyed than it is built. Building trust is like building a sandcastle - it's incredibly beautiful when built, but just one mistake could wash it all away.


Here are five of the most common yet deadly trust-hindering mistakes to avoid.


==> Selling Too Loudly


Some sales letters give the impression that they're "screaming" at the reader to buy.


While great copywriters can make this style of copywriting work, for the vast majority of people, this style will more likely turn visitors off than generate sales.


==> Not Acknowledging Objections


If there's a glaring objection to your product or offer, address it upfront. Don't pretend it's not there.


For example, if you're selling a herbal supplement that's effective but causes gas for a couple of weeks, acknowledge it. Customers will probably read about that in reviews and forums anyway. Address the objection and make it seem like less of an issue by comparing it to the benefits.


==> Not Having a Professional Design


Do ugly sales letters out pull well-designed web pages? For a single-time sale, the answer is often yes.


But in the long run, if you want to get people to trust you and buy from you again and again, having bad-looking sales letters and websites will hurt you rather than helping you.


You can create spectacular-looking websites without a dip in conversion. All you need is a great designer and a little bit of split testing.


==> Making a Claim You Can't Prove


Don't claim that you can teach someone how to make $10,000 a month if you can't prove your claim. Never make a claim that's bigger than what you can prove.


Even a more minor claim that's less impressive will generate more conversions than if you made a massive claim that you can't prove.


Make a reasonable claim and let the customers decide for themselves whether or not to buy. Of course, you should still use strong language and write excellent copy, but you always need to be clear and honest about what you're offering at the core.


==> Not Paying Attention to Brand


Your brand affects your traffic and your conversions. It's an often-overlooked element by many marketers.


Don't underestimate how much people might know about you before they land on your website. There's a good chance they'll know about the quality of your product, your credibility as a person, and what other customers have experienced - all before they land on your site. You can bet that'll influence their decisions.


Pay attention to your brand. Release top-notch products and provide first-class service. It might not seem like it'll pay off in the short term, but it'll make all the difference in the long run.


These are five of the most common trust-hindering mistakes to avoid. Avoid these mistakes, diligently build trust, and your conversions will rise. Overcoming Procrastination eBook

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