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My mother was visiting recently and during our mother-daughter shopping time I discovered something interesting. Almost all of the merchants I made a purchase at asked me if I’d like to get on the email list. That is very intelligent.

But, just HOW where they did this made a positive change in my answer. Identify more about the internet by navigating to our stately portfolio. I said NO to almost all of them since they simply didn’t allow it to be enticing for me personally. After all, who DESIRES more junk mail? So if you merely ask me if I’d like to be on your email list, the answer will often be NO.

But one store specifically got me. To start with, it had been a designer clothing store I loved. Secondly, they did not ask me if I wanted to be on the email list. They asked me to be a ‘VIP Client.’

Say what ‘VIP’ in my experience and my ears improve. I-t of course represents ‘extremely important person.’ And generally it implies a-level of reputation and benefit. Suddenly I DESIRED to be on that mailing list, specially when the salesman explained to me it included specific benefits, such as early notice on a personal buying service, new arrivals, and private trunk shows. Partner Sites contains more concerning where to study this view.

And you know what? I would have even paid-to participate that – to be seen as a VIP.

You see, people WISH to be a part of some thing special like e-zine promotion. The example above was free. But do not underestimate just how much your customers or clients will PAY to accomplish this, often.

Example: A pal of mine recently discussed he pays $15,000.00 a-year to fit in with the President’s Club of the local playhouse, although he and his wife can attend each show there just for $150.00. Why would a faithful attendee desire to spend 100 times more? Particular treatment like favorite seating, valet parking, invites to VIP characteristics, individual cafe for members only, marketing using a high level of men and women, and so forth.

Still another friend of mine pays for membership in a private bar here in Los Angeles up on Sunset Blvd. For a lot of of the exact same factors (but much more, I believe, since it impresses his times ; ).

My advertising mentor Dan Kennedy taught me there’s a phase of virtually EVERY client or client group or market who will cheerfully spend FAR above standard charges for specific treatment, status, and convenience.

I call it ’state clubbing’ your business. Why be the driving range having an constant fee when you can be the elegant six-figure account team across the street? It is possible to offer both obviously, but take a look at what’ll increase your organization FASTER, with higher-quality customers and less dealings.

An example of this is my private Platinum Mastermind system, that I launched in 2006 as a result of overwhelming need for my personal teaching. This group of 15 serious small business people each pay $15,000.00 a year to get better usage of me than someone else, and in a small group environment where we meet three times a year at luxurious 4- and 5-star hotels and resorts.

My Platinums are, basically, VIPs within my world! And since I keep somewhat of mystique about the class, people seem to need ‘in’ even more. (One-of my people got cornered in the ladies room at my last On line Success Blueprint Workshop by several attendees who needed to know how they might get into Platinum!)

I share this never to impress you, but to impress upon you that in YOUR industry (yes, *yours*) there’s a percentage of folks who will gladly spend MORE – much more – for a higher degree of service or treatment. Remember, you’re not trying to please EVERYONE, just-the select few who can afford that degree of service.

So now, take a moment or two and con-sider tips on how to start your own personal ‘country club’ for your clients and customers. Whether it’s a VIP amount of service or a private customer group that meets a few times a year.

To get your wheels turning, imagine this… if you can get 10 individuals to commit to some form of system that’s only $10,000.00 a year, that’s an additional $100,000.00 this year for YOU!.

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