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How to Build an Effective Referral Program
You spend a lot of time and energy winning over new business, and once you’ve gotten that prospect to convert, you work hard to create a positive customer experience. Rather than going out and trying to find brand new customers all over again, it’s much more time- and cost-effective to turn to the customers you […]
Why Partnerships Are Your Secret Weapon to Building Referrals
Generating referrals is the key to securing your business’s long-term success, and it can feel like a pretty massive undertaking. One way to lighten the load and help you to create a more sustainable stream of referrals is to build partnerships. Why go it alone when you could instead join forces with other business owners […]
Five Tips That Make Asking for Referrals Less Intimidating
Asking for referrals can be tough. It can feel like you’re being pushy or imposing on someone’s time. But in reality, the majority of happy customers are more than willing to give a referral when asked. While the first hurdle in asking for referrals is getting over your own insecurities or mental blocks associated with […]
What Are Referral Champions and How Do You Create Them?
Every business owner knows that the key to generating referrals is creating a positive customer experience. When someone has a great interaction with your brand, they’re more likely to go and recommend you to their friends or colleagues. One recommendation can mean a lot to your business, but what if you could turn that happy […]
How to Add Sales to Each Stage of the Customer Journey
When you think of your business’s sales strategy, you may be tempted to think of it as only relating to the actual transaction where a customer pays for the good or service you offer. However, businesses today can’t think of their relationship with their customers as a linear one. Instead, people have the opportunity to […]
Create a Referral Engine That Works Every Day
I’ve written about this topic many times, but it just never get’s old! (Check out the referral marketing archive on Duct Tape Marketing) The fact is, although I’ve been writing about the idea of referral generation for years, it always remains relevant, no matter what marketing trends and technologies come and go. Getting referrals can […]

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How Top Apps Are Leveraging Referral Marketing to Boost Downloads
Customer trust is a commodity that’s remarkably in short supply. Lack of trust is one of the reasons why businesses fail to persuade customers to buy a product or service though they may have handsome rewards or gift coupons on offer. On the contrary, a good word about your brand or product from a trusted […]
The true power of referral marketing and how you can use it today to grow your small business fast
Referral marketing, also known as word-of-mouth marketing, is one of the oldest (and still most effective!) marketing strategies out there. It’s basically about people buying your products and services because somebody they trust recommends it to them. Word-of-mouth is a subtle process that is present everywhere in our daily lives. The reason for which a […]
How to Optimize Your Referral Program and Boost Your Sales
Referral marketing looks like the elixir of marketing. You are making your customers refer their friends to your business at no extra cost. Doesn’t that sound great? If you are a business owner, I know it does. But here’s the thing: creating a referral program isn’t hard. With software companies like ReferralCandy and Referral SaaSquatch, it has never […]
6 Alternative Ways to Boost Your Referral Marketing Program
Referral marketing isn’t exactly a cake walk. Many companies consider it a simple solution that they can create easily, but in reality referral marketing programs are complex. A lot of effort goes into planning and maintaining a referral program. Many companies begin their programs with a blast and see express interest from fans and influencers, […]