- You’ve probably got a website. So, why’s it so hard to subscribe to RSS feeds or newsletters? I may not be ready to buy anything today but sign me up for one of your lists and keep me updated with tips that are relevant to me. Do this right and it’ll be obvious that your product can solve my needs, I’ll buy it when I’m ready.
- You probably sell a product. So, why don’t I hear from you after I’ve bought anything? If I’ve bought from you once, it’s reasonable to assume that I might be interested in buying from you again — talk to me! Stop being a product focused business and become a product-and-long-term-service business. Guarantee the benefits of your product to me over the long run and do stuff to help me get those benefits.
- Your competitors probably sell something similar to you. So, go the extra mile and solve a particularproblem for me in a unique way. The Trunk Club sells clothes, just like most other clothiers, but they actually do most of the work for me.
Look, we’re not talking about rocket science here — in fact, you’ve probably heard tons of advice on how to build your business. The problem is that many entrepreneurs either do too much of the wrong thing or, worse, sit around as they figure out what to do next.
The key is to focus on doing something, anything, to actually build the business — for most people, improving the stickiness is the most effective place to focus your efforts.