Selling Dog Food To Cat People means that just because someone has a pet, it does not mean that they are potential customers for all kinds of pet foods. Yeah they may get a dog some day, but right now they are paying attention to their immediate needs.Everyone needs water. Consumers and businesses need water, but as you start to niche down, you discover there are differences. Home owners are different than renters, and service businesses have different needs for water than manufacturing.Some people treat marketing like everyone is a customer, but are they really? In today’s short attention span theater, you have to get the right message, to the right person, at the right time!
It is generally agreed upon that entrepreneurship is the engine that drives an economy upwards and is primarily responsible for its growth.Entrepreneurs create jobs, bring better and more affordable products and services to the marketplace, resulting in greater societal health, overall wealth and a vastly improved standard of living. And, while we treasure the entrepreneur, one needs not start their own business in order to be one. One can be entrepreneurial within a company setting (often called “intrapreneurs”) and can lead from anywhere they happen to be positioned.
Have you ever worked with a customer who could not see the value that your products or service provided? Value is relative. Value is in the eye of the beholder. Although value is often view as a measurement of price, different people value different resources… time, money, status and more.Value-based pricing is about basing price on the benefits perceived by the customer instead of on the exact cost of the product. People who value their time are more willing to pay for convenience. Have you ever paid for food delivery? People who value their money are willing to spend the time to save it. Have you ever driven an extra mile out of your way to save .01-.02⍧ a gallon on gas? You know what I am talking about?
Did you know that the average person get of has…Over 120 Email per DayAbout 200 Unread Emails In Their InboxHas Over 8000 Emails In Their InboxHas Around 40 Email FoldersThis can lead to overwhelm when you are trying to stand out with your marketing messages. We all want to create that perfect email, that gets users to sit up, take notice, and more importantly… Take Action!Your audience is asking themselves 5 questions when they see any email come in when they get a business email…Why is this important to me?How does this help me in my job?Is It Important/Urgent or Important/Not-Urgent? Why should I act on it?Will it save me time or money?Does it mean more work or less work?In this episode, I will discuss the difference between how most people composed email (WIIAM) and how people read it (WIIFM). And get busy cleaning out your inbox!
What if you started treating Linkedin like the dating app Tinder? Tinder allows users to like (swipe right) or dislike (swipe left) other users, and allows users to chat if both parties liked each other in the app. LinkedIn can be like a Business Dating app where people are more than just a pretty face. Relationships take time, commitment and a plan. You need to approach LinkedIn connections as if you are meeting and reacting to someone in person. It’s easy to hide behind a screen and a profile (like people do on dating apps), but it can come back to haunt you if you are not forthright!
People work hard to get new customer or to get customers to choose them. Let me let you in on a little secret.. You get to choose your customers as well!People who value their own time… will value your time. People who understand Return On Investment… Will understand your value to them. Old saying in business – Faster – Better – Cheaper… Pick Two! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…and so is Faster, and Better, and Cheaper.
What Inspires You? What gets you Excited? Uplifted? Energized?
Chances are that what inspires you may also inspire your customers. We are usually a reflection of our perfect avatars or customers.
Inspiration is defined as: The action or power of moving the intellect or emotions or The act of influencing or suggesting opinions.
When it comes to inspiring customers, you have to think about their mindset and where the are in the buying process. This is something I like to call “Six Degrees of Separation”. These include:
People often treat marketing like the lottery… All you need to do is SCRATCH & WIN! That was easy? But in reality, if you just play the lottery, you will ultimately loose more than you win. The games are designed not to make you rich, but to make money for the lottery or gambling organization. Few get lucky, so may try and fail.
There are those rare occasions where people figure out a strategy to legally beat the system. Marketing is a lot like the lottery. Once you figure out the formula, you can start to make more money than you spend (a profit). But, there are some basic things that people miss or try to skip over to claim their winnings that hinder their success:
Some of you may laugh because the words “Emotional” and “Intelligence” generally do go together in your business universe. Emotional Intelligence – is the ability to recognize your own emotions and those of others, to identify your feelings and how it can effect communications. It can help you manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to…
We all have them… CRMs (Customer Relationship Manager). They can be as simple as an address book and as complex as a custom database system. The bottom line is they all have one thing in common… DATA! Names, address, emails, addresses, and some include the ability to track conversations, transactions and more. Have you ever…