How many visitors should you have on your website to increase your sales?
You can visit http://www.marketingsherpa.com/ and find out some reports about conversion rates for websites. Basically 10% is good and average is about 2-3%.
This information is pointless. You are not eBay nor Amazon. And your website is not even “average” yet. At the beginning, your conversion rate will be less than 1%.
Probably 0.1%. So you should not be too optimistic and please please do not rely on possible 10% conversion rate. This is your goal, but before you start working on conversion rate you should get visitors.
Lets do some math:
1000 visitors * 0.1% = 1 client.
How many clients per month do you need? If you sell services, like we do, you, may be, do not need much. If you sell yachts or trucks – you need even less. If you sell pens or markers – you need a lot of clients, and a lot more visitors on your website.
Let’s pretend you need 1 client per day. In this case you will need 1000 visitors on your website every day. This is more than average website have.
One thousand of people – this is a small city!
Can you reach this amount of visitors? Internet is amazing: you can. But magic never happens – you need to think. And the best way to think is to be less serious. Open your mind. Use your imagination. Get a little crazy.
There are a lot of simple and cheap solutions for you to success. But there is no recipe.
If you want to make money with your website – you have to open the doors for new ideas.