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Print on Demand – Peecho Tutorial for Magazine Self Publishers & Book Self Publishers

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Did you know that if you self-publish books or magazines on Amazon, you will never know who has purchased your products?

This is a considerable disadvantage because “the fortune is in the follow up” regarding self-publishing. We need to know who our best customers are to nurture, love, and serve them while we grow our business.

If this sounds frustrating to you, I have great news! Would you like to be able to sell your self-published magazines or books directly on your website without having to go through Amazon?

In this week’s video, I share my self-publishing secret weapon and introduce you to Peecho.com. This service empowers content creators and publishers like us by giving us more control over our online sales for print-on-demand.

I’ll walk you through exactly how to set up your first book or magazine on Peecho so you can start selling instantly!

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3 Biggest Regrets Revealed: Marketing Mistakes That Cost Me A Lot

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When we don’t get the results we want, marketing can feel like setting money on fire or watching your hard-earned dollars go down the drain.

Coming up, I will share three marketing mistakes that cost me big bucks. The goal of this video is to shed light on some truths about advertising and marketing so you can avoid the costly mistakes I’ve made.

Everything I’m going to share is just my opinion. You may have or will experience different results. 

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How to Attract New Clients to Your Business

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If you’re not attracting clients that value you and want to pay your rates, your system is broken. Good news! It can be fixed!

Here’s the truth: only 1% of the people that see your marketing when you put it in front of them are “Now Buyers” meaning that they are in need of your services right then.

99% are NOT Now Buyers. The vast majority will need to be nurtured through time. For some that amount of time could be years, for others months, and for some just days. The fortune is in the follow up.

Plus, today’s savvy and skeptical consumers expect more out of the brands they do business with. They need and value information that helps them make decisions.

MATCH YOUR MARKETING TO THE WAY PEOPLE BUY

To maximize your marketing, you will need a system to attract prospects, stay top of mind, and make the right offers that move them to the next step in your sales process at the right time for them.

We owe it to them to make our marketing fun and valuable!

This is called the Buyer’s Journey.

The best way to nurture the Buyer’s Journey is with a funnel because it can be automated.

I know from experience, that it’s just too difficult and time consuming for most business owners to manually chase after clients one at a time and try to maintain a relationship over years without the proper tools.

Something will fall through the cracks.

Don’t miss out on opportunities to fill your pipeline and land new clients!

website sales funnelI launched this magazine funnel for a client today and she’s already landed highly qualified prospects onto her email list within HOURS with ZERO AD SPEND.

We just matched her marketing to the way her clients buy.

If you’re ready to see where the hidden potential is in your business, please download my FREE SALES AND MARKETING GUIDE to get started.

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Marketing Consistency is Key in Brand Building

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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.

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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.

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!

 

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The 3 Pillars of Marketing – Knowing What You Need

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We will cover an important concept that allows you to make better business decisions so you can be a good steward of your finances and achieve your dreams through effective marketing.

In the last post we covered the Three Pillars of Marketing concept developed over the last four years by my partners and I at Boss Women Rock. You can learn more about it in detail on the previous post, so go back and check it out if you’d like to know more.

The Three Pillars Include Branding, Tools, and Marketing

Working with business owners, we began to see a pattern emerging over time. That pattern was that most businesses were failing because the owner did not have a plan for marketing. They were winging it so to speak. The three pillars of marketing was our way of explaining a very simple process for ensuring marketing success.

We were inspired to create The Three Pillars of Marketing approach because a lot of business owners would come to us and say that they needed one thing when in reality, upon close examination of the sales and buying process of their customer, client, or patient they really needed something else entirely.

Importance of Mapping Out Your Plan

In order to know what you need to spread your message and accomplish your goals, you need to map out the experience that your audience has with you and every touch point along that journey.

The first impressions they have with you will be reflected in your brand so ask yourself

When they visit your website and social media channels, is the branding consistent?

Is your branding of a high quality and professionally done?

Also when they take the next step to making a buying decision, what is that process like for them? The goal is to meet them where they are. Bring your message to them. It’s important for you to know what social media platforms they use, what media they watch, and how they consume information. For instance, do they prefer watching video over reading?

Getting Started

To get started on this process, you simply need to map out the exact experience from the customer standpoint and review your current tools based on their point of view.

See which items need to be replaced, which items need to be upgraded, and which new tools you may need.

Once you understand that then you can build the necessary tools. You will build platforms and systems that provide a great experience for them which in turn improves your return on investment.

Next is the marketing. The main question to answer here is: How can you provide massive amounts of value by providing informative and entertaining content?

The Shift in Marketing

There is a shift taking place in business today. People do not want to be sold to in the traditional ways of advertising. But they do want solutions to their problems. To provide value and attract your ideal clients in the new economy, think creatively about how you can engage your audience. Perhaps a podcast would use your talents, or write a book, start a blog, create a video series or host an event. Get your message out. Build community. Start a movement. Make a difference.

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Let me share a short story with you that demonstrates the power of providing valuable content.

I’ve been doing a lot of speaking this year. I am speaking at live events, on webinars, and even here on the podcast. By shifting my focus into sharing insights and providing value, my message has begun to attract a group of like-minded professionals who are making an impact in their industries and on the world too. We’ve created a community both online and in-person lifting each other up and working toward our goals. This community is instrumental in my personal and business growth.

By taking the time to really think about how I could best serve as a communicator of ideas and facilitator of community, I’ve received new opportunities and blessings in my business and life.

Shifting Your Mindset

Now, there is a mindset shift that needs to happen in order for this to work and it’s basically the principle of giving in order to gain. Give value to them in the way in which they want to receive it.

Consider This

From the book, Go-Giver, the authors Bob Burg and John David Mann say, “Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.”

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The 3 Pillars of Marketing – Importance of Having a Plan

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Keep Your Small Business From Failing with Effective Marketing

The fact that eight out of 10 businesses fail within the first 18 months is unacceptable to me. So I am on a mission to change that statistic and help you avoid falling into the trap of small business failure.

The 3-step system for ensuring that your business is on track for success

The Three Pillars of Marketing Approach

The Three Pillars of Marketing is a concept developed by my partners and I at Boss Women Rock over the last four years. Based on our combined 50 years of experience as marketing professionals, the last 12 years as entrepreneurs, and last 6 years as marketing consultants specifically working with small to medium-sized businesses, we began to see a pattern emerging. The pattern was that most businesses were failing because the owner did not have a plan for marketing. They were winging it so to speak.  The Three Pillars of Marketing was our way of explaining a very simple process for ensuring marketing success.

What are the Three Pillars of Marketing?

Branding

We were inspired to create the Three Pillars of Marketing because a lot of business owners would come to us and say that they needed a website. In fact I had one client who had a $20,000 budget for a website but what they lacked before that was a solid brand. The first pillar is branding. Your brand is the essence of your company, it’s the promise you make to your audience. If you don’t have that worked out, your website design will miss the mark. Jen Book Signing

Tools

The second pillar is tools. Once you have your brand established, are recognizable, consistent, and differentiated in your Market or industry, then it is safe to move forward with building out all of the various tools that you will need to attract the ideal customer. Your tools include your website, social media channels, sales funnels, books, advertising, public relations efforts, sales efforts, and every other way that you are investing in your business to purchase a new customer.

Marketing

The third pillar in the Three Pillars of Marketing is marketing. After you have your brand established and all of the tools that you need for success, you can begin investing in marketing, in purchasing a new customer. And yes, you do need to invest in buying a customer. To begin, think about what your acquisitions may be, and what your acquisition costs per customer are. Do this by examining or knowing what the lifetime value of a new client is to you. You should have that number worked out so that you know how to determine your marketing budget. If it the value of a new customer to you is, for example $4,000 then you know that in order to get a good return on investment out of your marketing, you can invest quite a bit of money in attracting that new client. Usually in business the companies that are spending the most to acquire new customers are the ones that are successful.

Shifting Your Mindset

The Three Pillars Approach to marketing will be a very helpful tool but will require a shift in your mindset when it comes to marketing. Instead of feeling the urge to jump ahead and skip stage one branding, and to start building tools or spending money on marketing, you must do the preceding step. Doing this will require some patience on your part but if you follow the formula: branding first, tools second, and marketing last, your efforts will be much more effective and you will be able to spread your message, create your movement, and serve your true purpose.

Take Action

Simply take an 8.5 by 11 piece of paper.Purpose Filled Business

  1. Divide it into three columns.
  2. Write branding at the top of the left-hand side column.
  3. Write tools at the top of the middle column.
  4. Write marketing at the top of the right-hand column.
  5. Then in the left column you’re going to quickly write down all of the different elements that are in your brand.
  6. In the middle column, jot down all of the different tools that you’re using to do your marketing including your website, social media, email marketing system etc.,
  7. Lastly on the right hand side of the third column please write down all of the different ways in which you are communicating your message with your audience.

For now the goal is to begin retraining your brain using The Three Pillars of Marketing Approach.

We will have more to come in the short future!

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Authority Marketing 101

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Authority Marketing Wins

What if I told you that there were very important ways of marketing your business without advertising that could attract a new audience to you and help you build your tribe of the perfect leads?

I recently had two major wins by leveraging Authority Marketing.

Each month our agency publishes a new blog post and shares the blog article with our newsletter subscriber list. On our list is the Publisher of a local business magazine. Within 5 minutes of hitting send on our newsletter, Joe, the publisher of the magazine emailed me back to ask if he could use a section of my article and republish it in his magazine giving me full credit. Of course I said yes! What a great way for me to pick up additional valuable media exposure at no cost to me. 

Another win I experienced leveraging authority marketing is that I held a live webinar on personal branding. I had about 45 people register for the webinar and 22 actually joined me. From those 22 individuals I was able to book 7 new coaching prospect calls. So, by providing value in the webinar, I earned 7 new leads!

Positioning Yourself as an Expert

Leveraging authority marketing is an important tool in building your position as an expert in your industry and creating new business opportunities. There are basically eight main categories of authority marketing strategies I will cover with you here.

Lead Generation

The first category is lead generation. I like to create value for my blog readers and social media followers in the form of ebooks, success kits, podcasts, and other forms of information that solves their problems. By giving away this free information and adding value to my audiences I can in return ask for their email address to access it and build my email list and leads.

Public Relations

A second form of authority marketing is leveraging free media publicity using public relations. By offering your expertise to reporters, writers, and interviewers you can find yourself in the spotlight. Public relations is an important tool to be used to spread your message without having to pay for advertising.

Event Marketing

Events and event marketing is another form of authority marketing that can be very effective in not only building your lead list but also for finding your ideal customers and buyers. You can host your own events or offer to speak at other organizations events for increased exposure for your business as well as additional revenue sources.

Content Marketing

The type of authority marketing that I personally enjoy the most is content marketing. If you’re struggling to make sense of what to post on social media in a way that can grow your business content marketing is the answer. You could begin by writing a blog post for your website either every week or every month and then sharing that blog post to your social media accounts. Again this is another way of providing excellent value to your audience.

Public Speaking

The fifth way of leveraging authority marketing is in public speaking. Well public speaking is the number one most common fear I believe it is the number one most effective thing that you can do to grow your business effectively. I encourage you to invest in yourself as a public speaker and to obtain the training Jen provided inspiration and motivation.and confidence you need to feel comfortable speaking either in front of a group we’re on camera. This will be key to your success as a rock star professional. 

 

Referral Marketing

Referral marketing is the next category of authority marketing that you should play close attention to. Referral marketing is finding Key strategic partners or joint venture partners that have the same audience as you do but are in a different non-competing business category. By working together and leveraging your joint expertise and audience lists you can benefit each other by growing your business is to each other’s markets.

Book Authorship

The seventh type of authority marketing I’d like to discuss is book authorship. Writing a book can be a game changer in your business. Book authorship is very important if you have ambitions to become a paid professional public speaker, land media interviews at a high-level, or you could even use it as a sales tool to mail it to your targeted ideal prospects. With the advent of technology, writing and publishing your own book has become easy and fun.

Product Development

Product development is an important aspect of authority marketing that you should pay attention to if you’re looking to create new levels of freedom and fulfillment in your career. Product development entails taking your expertise and converting it into products that can be sold or given away for free to your target audience in an effort to grow your business. You could take your expertise as a consultant coach or service provider, and convert it into a book a DVD series, a web series, a physical product, or even a available on itunesworkshop. The important key here is to think about how you could work smarter and not harder by leveraging your expertise and scaling your business into new revenue streams.

Why Am I Telling You About This?

In closing, authority marketing is all about providing value to your audience. The more you share and give away your unique insights and expertise the more you will gain in return. 

Shifting Your Mindset

Authority marketing requires that you change your mindset away from focusing on the short term. To build a business with this type of marketing you need to think like a gardener. You’re planting seeds and watering so you can reap the harvest next season.

Actions To Take

The action that I would like for you to take is to answer the question, “If you were going to write a book, what would the title be?”

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50 Marketing Secrets of Successful Women | Book Launch

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I am very pleased to be a part of the launch of Teen Hughes’ book 50 Marketing Secrets of Successful Women. Teena asked me to write a chapter for this book that is a compilation of some of the best ideas in marketing. My section on how to grow your audience with podcasting can be seen on pages 28-29.

About the Book 50 Marketing Secrets of Successful Women

A note from Teena

Women all over the world are starting their own businesses, which is a truly remarkable thing!50 marketing secrets of successful women

Their passion for their product or service is there in abundance, but sometimes it’s harder to get the message out than they originally thought, and “marketing” sounds too hard to achieve. In Australia, when we can’t do something right now, we say we’re putting it in “the Too Hard Basket”, and I think this is where a lot of people put their marketing.

In this book I have gathered 50 tips from amazing women around the planet who are happy to share their successful techniques. I am thrilled to be able to bring these two groups of women together – those having success with marketing, and those needing support with their marketing. It’s a match made in heaven!

Let’s ALL learn new and simple ways to boost our businesses!

Teena Hughes
TeenaHughesOnline.com

To get your copy of 50 Marketing Secrets, please visit http://42jump.com/buy50secrets.

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