The 3 Pillars of Marketing – Consistency is Key
Are you trying to build an audience for your brand and spread your message so that you can fulfill your purpose?
As business owners we find ourselves pulled in many different directions and it’s easy to lose track of the things that don’t produce immediate return on investment. When I first started my podcast, I had the goal of releasing an episode a week. I had all the best intentions and quickly realized that without a dedicated time on my calendar to release the podcast episodes my goal of releasing one a week was not being met.
Recently I was doing an interview with another business owner and she mentioned to me how much the podcast episodes have helped her and that they literally have changed her life in some ways. It was then that I realized the importance of keeping my message out in front of my audience and realized a more urgent need to get back on track and improve my consistency. So I’m telling you these lessons because not because I’m doing everything right but because they are lessons I’m learning along with you.
Make Time for Creating
There are basically two things that you need to improve consistency in your marketing. The first is dedicated time set aside to write and produce your content. So you should block off on your calendar for weeks in advance they set dedicated time and consider it an appointment with yourself and with your audience members that you must keep no matter what.
Use a Content Calendar
The other aspect of improving consistency in your marketing is to use a content calendar. A content calendar can help you pre-plan your content so that when it comes down to actually producing content you don’t have to think about what it is you’re going to say or write. It’s already been determined taking the guesswork out of it.
If everything is systemized you can outsource the production and ensure a quicker turnaround time. On a deeper level I think consistency in marketing is key because you have a message that you’re meant to share with the world and if you’re not consistent with spreading that message your audience will lose track of you. You will not be able to make the difference that you are intending to make.
Ensure Your Content Has a Consistent Standard
Brands are built on consistency in look, feel, and the way in which a message is delivered
If you’re trying to build a brand then you are going to need to pay more attention to being consistent with your message.
The mindset shift that this is going to require you to take is to move from a harvesting mindset to a planting seeds mindset. Making time to regularly share your message and connect with your audience may not have an immediate return on your investment of time but eventually it will pay off. Your message will be heard and your audience lives will be changed.
An action item that I would encourage you to take right now is to simply plan out your blog, social media, or podcast content for the next 12 weeks. Let’s start with small actions, because they can make a big impact.
We can hold each other accountable to being more consistent.
Also I do have a free online training that I would like to give to you as a gift. Visit www.JustMetJen.com to download a free copy of the Rockstar Professionals Toolkit which has a blueprint to my branding process as well as a free guide and checklist.
Until next time.
God bless you!