7 Simple Strategies For Securing Premium Clients
It’s a big goal for many entrepreneurs: landing those high-ticket, lucrative clients. And it should be, because if you can get 10x the money out of each client, you can focus on doing your work, rather than spending the majority of your time hustling for new leads.
But what makes clients invest high-ticket? How can you position yourself in such a way, that leads are willing to drop, let’s say, a tidy 5-figure (or even 6-figure) sum to work with you, rather than balking at your overly modest, $3,500 price tag?
Forbes spoke with Women’s Wealth Advocate and Business Mentor, Merel Kriegsman, who is an expert in high-ticket marketing and sales for easy ways to attract leads who love to invest, and how to make them buy your premium offers.
1. Believe You’re Worth The Money
If you’re secretly thinking you’re overcharging, or believe that selling your high-ticket offer means you’ll have to be at your clients’ beck and call 24/7 and will have no life, you’re not going to close the deal. Potential clients pick up on your doubts, and will not purchase, because something feels off. But did you know that higher ticket clients are busy, successful people who are usually far less demanding than low-ticket folks? They simply want the result. Not sure you’re worth the money? Remind yourself of your worthiness by jotting down 25 things that make you the real deal, and hang it in your office to silence your inner critic.
2. Send Other People Business
Business owners who give referrals, get referrals. If you’re in this place of “I wish I had more high-ticket clients banging down my door!” stop pouting and start sending other people the kind of high-quality referrals you’d love to receive! People reciprocate. In other words, make this a daily habit and you’ll open a floodgate of ready-to-invest referrals popping into your inbox.
3. Share Your Client Success Stories
For leads to invest high-ticket, they need to feel you’re a “safe bet.” And the way to do that is by sharing social proof everywhere. Make it part of your process to get video testimonials. Post them on social media. Use them for ads. Put them on your website. Also, get them transcribed and turn them into written testimonials. And whenever you open your mouth, talk about the results you’ve created for your clients.
4. Attend High-Quality Events
In-person instantly creates trust – so events and gatherings are a great place to land high-ticket clients fast. Dress the part. Show up with confidence. And make a stellar impression by giving attendees your full presence (make them feel like the most interesting person in the world). Next? If they’re a leader, ask them for their email address, so your assistant can set up a call (take leadership – don’t leave it up to them to reach out!)
5. Woo Potential Clients With Snail Mail
Sending (potential) clients’ physical gifts or a handwritten letter is an easy way to stand out. But do you research: AKA, don’t send a huge box of individually plastic-wrapped Christmas cookies to a CEO that cares deeply about the environment! If you decide to send a book, add a note about your choice. Make it feel high-touch, thought-through, customized and personalized (in other words, HIGH-TICKET).
6. Learn Sales Like An FBI Hostage Negotiation Expert
High-ticket selling means negotiating higher stakes deals. And what you currently know about sales might not be enough. The suggested read is “Never Split the Difference” by FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss, who shares simple negotiation strategies based on talking some of the world’s most feared criminals off the ledge. Apply his tried-and-tested principles to your sales process, and see your revenue soar.
7. Upsell Existing Clients
It’s very likely that you already know all the high-ticket clients you could wish for. And they might even be people you’re currently working with! Instead of trying to squeeze everything into a package that doesn’t give them what they need, have a chat, and say, “Hey, I sense that you need more support with this, and I’d love to provide it, how about we upgrade you to a package where you receive A, B, and C instead of just A?” You’ll be surprised how often this makes them feel acknowledged in their experience, as they happily move into the position of high-ticket client.