I recently asked my followers what their biggest business challenges were. They shared a LOT of their struggles and questions. I answered five of them in this video…
I got thousands of responses to this survey… from real newbies to folks with some pretty serious marketing chops. Here are some of the challenges they’re facing, along with my perspective:
1. You want to create your own marketing assets but feel you don’t have the time or resources…You need to treat yourself like your own client: carve out the time and commit to creating something.Say to yourself, “I’m going to commit to this because I want to change my life.” (Your commitment comes before confidence, before you’re “ready.”)
2. You’re not sure how to transform your large social media following into an email-based following… Begin moving them over NOW, by creating some kind of super-valuable lead magnet that pulls them to an opt-in page where you can get their email address. (You won’t be able to convert all of them, but every one you DO convert will be worth a lot more to you.)
3. You need free targeted traffic… Actually, you need targeted traffic, period. Whether it’s free or paid just depends on the math. Your real job is to get your conversions high enough to bring in traffic from a variety of sources (including paid traffic).
4. You want to stand out by delivering great content to your market and respecting them – and you’re offended by how poorly so many other marketers treat their customers… You shouldn’t worry about what others are doing – do something great yourself. You can be the one who sets the bar higher… and if others do a terrible job, it will just make you look that much better.
5. You lack the resources to do a pro-level video series for your launches… You don’t need to have pro gear to shoot your videos – and you shouldn’t wait until you do. Your smartphone camera is plenty good enough to use to help launch your product or service. (I started off about as low-tech as you can go… I made millions in sales like that.) Just work with what you have – and get started today.
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Treat yourself like your own client: carve out the time and commit to creating something. (Click to tweet.)
People only remember your successes… not the failures that led up to them. (Click to tweet.)
Don't worry about what others are doing – do something great yourself. (Click to tweet.)
You don't need pro gear to shoot your videos. Work with what you have – and get started today. (Click to tweet.)
This week I need to offer an apology for my last video. I figured the best way to handle this was to address the situation as quickly and directly as possible… and the best way to do it was with this video.