During my Roadmap Workshop, we cover all kinds of different topics. One really important one that we discuss is about rapid content creation.
This week, I’ve got clients visiting me here in Nova Scotia and I’m prepping for next week’s Roadmap Workshop in Ottawa, which means, I’m a wee bit short on time when it comes to creating a brand new blog post.
That means I’ve got to make a decision: I can buy into the “I’m too busy to do this” mentality or I can do something else.
I recently spoke at Alan Weiss’ Million Dollar Consulting Convention and Sales Expert, Colleen Francis was also one of the speakers. Colleen shared some vital and eye-opening stats on the percentage of buyers who make purchasing decisions before they ever have a conversation with you.
The important message was this:
Last week, Kylie on my team asked me for blog content one week before our annual big event. I typed up a reply to her to say, “let’s skip next week” and then I had a moment.
You know you need to create content for your business. I’m going to guess you’ve fallen into the trap of treating every piece of weekly blog content like some menial task you need to cross off your to-do list so you can say it’s done.
That’s the problem.
Social media is a marketing tool that has become crucial in building a business over the last ten years. Marketing is what you do to attract customers to your business, from cash flow problems caused by a lack of marketing to managing the incoming responses to your marketing via your notifications and inbox. It’s all marketing.
This week you’re going to dive a little deeper into the social media marketing side of things.
Gary Vaynerchuk has been quoted saying “Content is King and Queen.” Yet, the vast majority of people who are struggling in their business, don’t actually have a cash flow or a lead generation problem. They have a marketing problem. That marketing problem is directly linked to creating content.
In today’s world, your content is your marketing. It is how people find you, get to know you and make decisions about doing business with you.
The goal of social media is to accelerate your visibility so that more people know, like, and trust your business, your brand, and you as a person. The problem today is too many marketers are doing the exact opposite. You are diluting your visibility instead of amplifying it.
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