Today, I’m sharing a hard truth about marketing: People don't care about businesses (and that includes your business). What they care about is how your business's products or services can solve THEIR problems, meet THEIR needs and make THEIR lives easier. In other words, if you want your business to be successful, you need to know how to describe the benefits of your … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Creatively Power Up Your Marketing
Is your marketing message dancing in the spotlight, or cowering by the punch table? Take this quiz to find out. 1. Overall, you would describe your marketing as: A. Going strong. You consistently get lots of good leads and sales from your marketing efforts. B. Getting better. You're seeing some positive results, but you're always looking for ways to … [Read more...] about Quiz: Where Is Your Marketing Message Hanging Out?
I’ve been knocking around the online industry for well over a decade, and none of the marketing mistakes I bring up in this post are new. But it IS important. So, I thought I’d create a handy little cheat sheet for you to use every time you’re feeling stuck. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), many marketing-related challenges can be … [Read more...] about [Infographic] 5 of the Biggest Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Over and Over Again
Note from Michele: The online information marketing industry (if you sell any sort of online information products, such as programs or products, or even consulting or coaching, you're in this industry) is maturing. Which means market saturation and finding a competitive advantage is becoming more of an issue. Jim Niswonger calls himself a "conscious marketing rebel" and often … [Read more...] about Market Saturation: How to Get the Competitive Advantage over Your Competition
When it comes to marketing, do you ever feel invisible? As if no one is paying the slightest attention to your message? You're spending all of this time writing marketing copy, emails, social media posts, blog posts, and website posts and they're falling on deaf ears? No matter how hard you work, how much blood, sweat, and tears go into your writing, your ideal prospects … [Read more...] about How to Craft a Compelling Message That Gets You Results
Is growing a business to 6- or 7-figures everything it's cracked up to be? The phrase "six-figure business" seems to be everywhere these days. It's on ads in your Facebook news feed. It's in emails you receive as a conscious entrepreneur. It's on the covers of books you browse on Amazon. Growing a big business is something to strive for, right? That six-figure mark is a … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Is Growing a Business to 6- or 7-Figures the Only Way to Go?