Building Trust with Your Customers Helps You Reach Your Goals Faster-1

Building Trust with Your Customers Helps You Reach Your Goals Faster-1Tell me, do you think you will benefit if your clients trusted you more? What are those benefits?  Likely answers could be you’d:
1. Gain more customers
2. Get repeat orders
3. Make more money
4. Earn more respect in the community you service
5. Lead a more contented life for having done your job well
Hm… let me think. These are the objectives of your business! If you are trusted more, then it leads to achieving your business and personal goals, faster!

If people trust you, they won’t mind paying extra
The best news about this whole trust business is that you can charge a premium for trust. Trust can be a fantastic investment into your business.

Trust does involve some risk
Charle H. Green, a noted expert on trust, asks: Have you ever recommended a competitor to one of your top clients? This is the acid test of establishing trust in selling. A salesman who willingly shares information that would serve the interest of his customer — even if it’s about a rival — is actually putting his customer’s interests ahead of his own and the customer is not so dumb that he would not notice it. He would reward the sales person with more trust and most likely will strike the next deal with him/her!
If you are able to manage a short term business risk for the long-term benefit, you would have no problem establishing trust with your customers.

Trust can overrule cynicism
Building Trust with Your Customers Helps You Reach Your Goals Faster-1

I’ve often heard people say “it doesn’t work this way in the real world…”
“It’s a dog eat dog world out there..…no body trusts anybody, anymore…” This is a sort of cynical outburst that only trust can overcome.
Have you ever wondered why when you go out to buy a mobile phone, a watch or a TV set, why do you always go to your most trusted dealer?
There could be glowing testimonies on the net for a brand that your dealer does not stock, but you would disregard all that and out aside your cynicism and still go to your old dealer —

Because when it comes to actual buying, you want your “own” dealer, even if his store may not be as swanky or uptown as the one advertised in the newspaper.
Winning brands build trust relationships. They constantly back-up their best marketing plans with the best service. And that builds trust.

Elements of trust in the next post

Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship. If you would like your customers to trust you more and want to know what to do, we will talk about elements of trust in the next post and recommend you a book that will help you do that.

About the author: Chaitanya Sagar is an expert in small businesses and is the CEO of, an online marketplace for services like writing, business consulting, research, software, online-tutoring etc. You can find good service providers and collaborate with them on p2w2.

Building Trust with Your Customers Helps You Reach Your Goals Faster-1

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3 Replies to “Building Trust with Your Customers Helps You Reach Your Goals Faster-1”

  1. Building customer trust, especially online without face-to-face communication, is difficult by essential to forming lasting relationships. A recent Better Business Bureau/Gallup survey found that trust in business is down in most industries.

    In the face of such poor statistics, it’s important to remember to stay true in your marketing message. Be honest and straightforward with your customers and you will gain their trust.

    While you won’t gain the trust of every person who walks through the door, focusing on customer service can help you start to build lasting relationships.

  2. Marie, Nice thoughts. It takes time to build trust. People have to see that you operate in a certain way and that is in their favor. Not just in favor of your business.

    What do you mean when you say “While you won’t gain the trust of every person…”? Because if you can behave in a way in which you can earn someone’s trust, can’t you be equally be ‘trust’able by others as well?

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