The psychology behind buying and making sales is both simple and complex. It’s simple, because each element of the psychology is easy to understand. However, actually using it in real life and business can be fairly complex. But when you understand the complexities, you will increase your sales.
The two of the most important elements behind the buying psychology are emotions and logic.
Buy on Emotions, Justify It with Logic
Does someone buy a Mercedes because it logically makes sense? No – they buy a Mercedes because of how they believe they’ll feel when they own the car. The luxurious feel. The envy from others. The sense of pride, of power.
Then they tell themselves: “I’m buying it because I need to impress clients.” Or “I’m buying it because if it helps me land just one deal, it’s almost paid for itself.”
The reality is, however, buying decisions are almost always made on desire. Only once a strong desire has made the decision, then logic is used to justify the buying decision.
How can you use this to your advantage?
First of all, perhaps the most important skill you can master as a marketer is the ability to create desire. If you can instill a sense of excitement, of urgency, of tangible desire to own your product in your potential customers, your ability to sell will go up dramatically.
The other thing to take away from this principle is how important it is to help lay out the logic your client needs to justify the purchase. If you can explain why they’ll make their money back from their investment, you make it much easier for them to give in to their desire to own the product.
The Importance of Believability
Marketers and salesmen often try to make huge claims. It’s almost as if they’re in a competition to see who can make a bigger claim that nobody believes.
The most important thing in getting people to buy isn’t making big claims. Instead, it’s getting believability.
If I could convince you that I could show you how to make or save an extra $2,000 a month without a lot of additional effort, all it would cost you is $47 a month and you believed me 100%, how likely are you to say yes? (By the way, this is exactly what I do in my Tweak It And Profit program.)
On the other hand, if I tried to convince you I could make you a million dollars and you didn’t believe me, how much would you pay me for that?
The most important thing really isn’t how big a claim you can make, but how big a claim you can make your customers believe.
Desire is built on claims people believe. If someone really believes their lives can be better, they’ll get excited. Logic is also built on claims they believe. If someone really believes that buying that new Mercedes is worth the investment, they’re much more likely to spend the money.
The psychology behind buying is in some ways simple. Get people to want your product and remove the logical reasons why they shouldn’t. It’s also a skill that can take a lifetime to master. But I have a free report that can help you get on the right track. Check it out at http://salessystemformula.com/freereport