Unless you are selling gifts or other Christmas-related items, December can be a deadly slow time of the year. Marketing-related sales can fall off by 50% or more. On the other hand, January often kicks off with a roar as thousands of new customers enter the marketplace thanks to well-meaning New Year’s Resolutions that involve working from home and making more money.
So what can you do about it? Here are some ideas.
1. Work on your site.
If you’ve got a To Do list, now is the time to attack it with a vengeance. Fix those graphics. Rewrite that sales letter. Add those new products for which you purchased resell rights. Get your infrastructure ready for new customers.
Now is also a great time to test new ideas. Create a new sales page and see how it pulls vs your old page. While it may take a bit longer to get a statistically significant sample, at least you will know what works better when hot-selling January rolls around.
3. Build your autoresponders
If you don’t have an email list you are continually promoting to, now is the time to start one. You can’t find a guru that doesn’t agree that...