In your sales pitch, lead them to the following question: “Now that you know so much about the product, what do you think is the price I am selling this for?” Don’t ask what they think you should sell it for, but what do they think you are selling it for. Most likely they will give a good guess, and by doing so publicly commit to it. If you know give them a price that is close (either higher or lower), they will be more likely to accept it as a fair price. This can be done face to face, on the phone, or on a web page.
A new way of letting the reader make a commitment so he will be more inclined to read and pay attention.
A web page (sales letter) that – when first visiting – looks like a jigsaw puzzle. The viewer has to complete the puzzle (it should be very easy) and only then it becomes a regular web page.
If it’s easy, doesn’t cost more and results in higher conversion rate, wouldn’t you like it?
Use the principle that a small previous act of (public) commitment will lead to a higher action rate when you ask for it later.
When a visitor lands on your page, show him a pop-up window and ask him to click on one of two buttons. Something with a text like: “Do You think that the right information is critical to your success?”, and two buttons “Yes,” and “No” to click. The majority of people would click on the yes button (especially if they are the right audience). The window disappears – it took about five seconds – and they go on consuming the page.
They now acted by clicking and committing to a particular point of view. It’s their “truth” now. The fact that it’s on a public web page (even though nobody else sees it) makes it a kind of public commitment (and they can also assume you know what they “said.”)
At some point (timed, exit intent, etc.) they will see another popup window with your desired call to action phrased in a way that is congruent with their “yes” action before. Something like: “If you need even more of the relevant up to date information on what you just read, to make sure you succeed, enter your email address and we’ll send it to you immediately.”
This will probably convert much better than doing the same without the first commitment action you asked them.
Most people who show interest in what you are selling won’t buy from you right now. Some of them, however, might in the future.
When their behavior indicates they are not going to buy from you now, get them to commit to doing it in the future. They are more likely to think about such a future commitment in abstract terms such as “I should do this” (if they are convinced they should, because of their views about themselves), and would commit more quickly. When you ask them to commit now, they will approach it in a more practical way like “I can’t buy this now, I don’t have time for it.” This is especially true if they know that what you are selling is good for them but for some reason, it is difficult for them to do it (like eating healthy or exercising.)