#11 | The Power of Testimonials

The Power of Testimonials

Testimonials pack a punch!

Did you know that only 3% of shoppers stated they never use testimonials or reviews when making a buying decision according to a Fan & Fuel survey? That means 97% of shoppers at some point were influenced by what others had to say.

And a Spiegel Research study stated that if you get just 5 reviews for a product or service, they had a 270% greater chance of conversion over a product that had zero reviews.

That means there are HUGE selling potentials that can be derived from what others have to say about your business. This is definitely a resource all small businesses need to make sure they are paying attention to. And the best part is utilizing a Testimonial strategy can low to not cost to do!

5 places to start:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Yelp
  • Your Website

I start off covering these 5 common places where you can capture and display reviews for your business. Be sure to grab your FREE worksheet (scroll down a little more) that you can work through while listening to the episode.

The Do’s and Don’ts when asking for Testimonials

I also talk about different ways you can ask for a testimonial/review/referral. Just be sure you pay close attention to the important information I share about Yelp. And there is a big NO-NO I want to make sure you never do!

Know your Negative Review Strategy

Not every business is able to coast along in positive land. Sometimes things happen that may or may not be in our control. Either way, make sure you have a policy in place on how your business will handle negative reviews.

Sadly there are folks out there that like to make trouble in hopes of getting something for free. Don’t let them bring your and/or your business down.

In the last section of the worksheet, you can map out what your strategy will be for handling negative reviews.

Get your FREE stuff!

Be sure to snag the slides that I used for this podcast as well as the FREE worksheet. If you have any questions at all, feel free to Contact Us! Note: once you submit your name and email, you will need to check your email to get the download.

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