Posts Tagged ‘your ideal customer’

One Great Tip: It’s OK To Swipe

It’s Monday morning (during normal times). You’re at your desk all ready to plan out your week. You take a look at your calendar… A bunch of client meetings and a great new potential client meeting. Yep, you have a pretty exciting week! Until…. It hits you – You’ve gotta write a blog post today.…

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One Great Tip: The 5-Second Website Test

Quick, count to five: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 That’s how long it takes for someone to decide whether it’s worth it to stay on your website. Five seconds is like…the attention span of a goldfish! We all need people to stay longer than five seconds, right? But how? Here’s the tip: Answer the big…

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One Great Tip For Blog Posts Your Ideal Customers Will Love

If you write a blog for your business, there’s a good chance that you sometimes get stumped trying to think of a topic. But, you may not realize you already have a steady stream of great blog topics right at your fingertips. They are nestled in your conversations with your ideal customers and clients. Try…

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How To Stop Your Ideal Customers Right In Their Tracks

Have you ever searched for something online and landed on a website that stops you in your tracks? Here was your thought process: “Wow, this company has what I’m looking for! They get me. Yay! I can stop searching.” What made you stop in your tracks? Copy. If you’re like most small businesses, you’ve struggled…

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How To Turn Buying Signals into Website Copy

Anyone who’s taken a sales course of any kind has heard the phrase “buying signals.” According to Tom Reilly Sales Training, the 4 signals the customer is ready to buy are:   Nods their head Repeats a benefit Asks for the price Says yes(!) What I want to bring your attention to is this: what you say that…

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Who Is Missing On Your Website?

When I started in digital marketing, only 20% of businesses had a website. It’s hard to believe that was just a few years ago. Today, a website is one of the first things we think about when we get ready to launch a business, add services, change a business model, etc. But, when did you…

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When Your Logo Is Awesome But Your Message Is Meh

(2-minute read) The other day I was having a chat with a cool lady who’s the marketing director of a business opening a location in my town. In the course of our conversation, she said, “You know, our visual branding is great. I love our logo and our colors. But I think our message could…

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How To Write Better Marketing Messages

I have strong feelings about taglines. Most of them bug me. In fact, I don’t know how some get approved. In this list, there are some winners, and there are some losers: “A Body For Every Body” – Victoria’s Secret “Save Money. Live Better” – Walmart “Impossible Is Nothing” – Adidas “Eat Fresh” – Subway…

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How To Find The Ideal Customer For Your New Business

The task can be a challenge at any stage of a business, but it’s particularly challenging to find the ideal customer for a new business. New entrepreneurs struggle it this all the time. After all, how can you identify your most perfect customer when you don’t have any customers yet? In this article, I’m going…

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12 Tips That Will Supercharge Your Elevator Speech

You only have one chance to make a good first impression. In today’s networking environment we business people have a lot of opportunities to make good first impressions.  It’s all about the elevator speech. What’s an elevator speech?  I love this definition from Blayzer: “An elevator pitch is the most minimalist interpretation of the products…

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