Top 25 Ways to Build Trust With Your Blog

Trust is essential for Internet success. Follow these tips to keep prospects coming back, win their trust, and increase your online sales.

    1. Obtain your own domain name.  See my recommendations for domain name registrars.
    2. Pay for hosting. See my hosting recommendations here.
    3. Provide a clear message about who you are and how you do business.
    4. Include your name and business name.
    5. Mention how long you’ve been in business.
    6. Include your contact information and make it easy to contact you. Provide a phone number,  email address, and street address.
    7. Answer email messages.
    8. Focus on your customers and on providing benefits to your customers rather than focusing on sales.
    9. Provide valuable content that is useful to your targeted audience.
    10. Update your website and provide new content frequently.
    11. Stay in touch. Build a list, follow up automatically through an autoresponder and send regular email messages or newsletters so people can get to know you.  Find more info on how to build a list here. Find out How to Turn Visitors Into Buyers With Autoresponders.
    12. Make your web pages easy to read and navigate, fast loading, and professional looking.
    13. Use correct spelling.
    14. Avoid broken links and missing images.
      TIP: A free WordPress plug, Broken Link Checker will notify you of broken links and is very useful to avoid broken links.
    15. Overcome buyer resistance with a money-back guarantee.
    16. Boost credibility with testimonials.
    17. Make purchasing easy.
    18. Make your order form easy to find.
    19. Provide several ordering options, including ordering online, by phone, fax, email, and regular mail.
    20. Provide several payment methods. Accept credit card payments. Read more on how to receive online payments.
    21. Make buyers feel secure by using a secure server for credit card purchases.
    22. Show your knowledge by writing a book on your topic.
    23. Provide a free ebook to establish authority in your field.
    24. Get poeple to know you and build trust with a video.  Find out here why it’s important to have video on your site.
    25. Get in print e.g. publish books, reports, articles and news releases. Put your information online on your site, article sites, doc sites and more.

Does your website inspire confidence? Check your website with these tips in mind. Correct the problems. It will pay off in sales and profits.

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