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So why should I buy from your website?
If you’re having a tough time answering, you’re not alone.
Studies show that most internet marketers don’t provide a clear value proposition.
Which is a shame, since prospects are more likely to buy if you provide a concise, highly visible value proposition that clearly explains how your offering benefits them.
Of course, finding a value proposition that increases conversions is
no easy task. But here’s a quick four-step process to get you started.
Identify Your Value Proposition
To start, reflect on what’s unique about your company and its products and services.
Better yet, do it from the customer’s perspective. What unique benefit do you offer them?
Be sure to differentiate your offer by highlighting areas where you excel.
And try to own a clear position. If your value proposition can apply equally to any of your competitors, you might as well just advertise them.
Express Your Value Proposition Succinctly
Once you’ve identified your value proposition, express it in a concise, credible sentence.
Aim to convey your unique qualities in about 10 words or less.
If you can’t, there’s a good chance it won’t be clear to anyone—including you.
Having a powerful value proposition isn’t enough.
You must communicate it effectively to achieve optimal results.
So optimize your content to make every element either state or reinforce your value proposition:
- Include testimonials from your target audience that demonstrate how your offering goes above and beyond customer expectations.
- Bold and italicize words that communicate your value to make them stand out.
- Write descriptive subheads to help prospects find the exact information they need.
Test to Find Top-Performing Propositions
Once you have a value proposition, never assume you can’t improve it.
To test its performance cheaply, use search engine marketing:
- Create several ads using variations of your value proposition.
- Measure click-throughs for each ad.
- Optimize your proposition accordingly.
With a clear, succinct, tested proposition, you’ll have a more
convincing answer the next time someone asks—and every time someone
visits your site.
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