Want Value Over Features? What’s In It For Them? 

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Benefits are the reason why your customers care about that feature. Or how that feature improves their quality of life. Clients understand what features explain, while benefits explain why.

Want Value Over Features? What’s In It For Them? 

Let’s talk about features over benefits and how to highlight your products’ value. Marketing is all about knowing what matters. Remember that only a specific group of your clients is interested in the bells and whistles you offer.

  • What your clients want is a simple, quick solution to their problems. All they want to know is what’s in it for them. What will the product or service they’re buying do for them? If you can tap into that and answer that question, it’s easy to turn an interested prospect into a client. 

The best way to illustrate this might be an example. Let’s say you are in the market for a new blender. What do you care about? 

  • Features: The size of the motor, how fast the blades spin, or what fancy material they are made of. 
  • Benefits: Do you care about making smoother smoothies more quickly and being able to blend just about anything without having to worry about dulling the blades? It’s the benefits here that your clients will be more interested in. They know how the blender is going to work for them, and they can make almost anything in this blender. 

Features are excellent, but what you care about are the benefits you get from those features. 

  • Keep this in mind as you create content, product descriptions, sales pages, emails, and marketing material. 

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How You Can Use Testimonials & Build Trust – Need Templates?

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You already know that a testimonial describes how a product or service helped a previous client. Business owners often ask satisfied clients for testimonials based on their questions.

Why are testimonials so influential?

  • Testimonials are an effective way to market your business, product, or services.
  • Helping prospective clients see your business through the eyes of others similar to them makes them feel more comfortable buying from you or even giving you their emails.
  • They are giving others information about their experiences with you and your business.

I have a question for you. What do people trust when rating a movie they might want to see?

Among those reviewers are movie rating sites, movie trailers in a theater, movie critics who are still trusted sources, and TV commercials.

  • However, when a friend recommends a movie they’ve seen, what they say is listened to more often.
  • It’s easier to trust someone’s recommendation who doesn’t have a vested interest or isn’t being paid to recommend an offering.

Unlike an advertisement or marketing message, it doesn’t have a commercial purpose. 

Your goal is always to build trust. 

  • And building trust is the purpose of testimonials and shows why testimonials are powerful for your business.

I once read, “In business, only two things matter. These are reality and perception. However, reality only matters to the extent that it influences perception.”

As a business, you want to recognize how and what to create and talk about your product passionately as you communicate about merchandise your ideal client will want and desire to buy.

How Do You Get Testimonials? 

Well, I sometimes ask. Most of my testimonials have come in on their own from different fabulous people I’ve worked with.

Please review some of those fabulous and kind testimonials @ Woo-hoo Testimonials.

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Admit These 6 Mistakes And Make Things Right

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Your business may seem overwhelmed by constant change, and you may feel frustrated with the lack of results.


Many small to medium size business owners – even large corporations – find it challenging to properly reach their fans and ideal audience and struggle to measure accurate monetary results from their marketing efforts.

#1 Mistake – No business plan – Does that sound familiar to you? 

It sounds like how I started. I didn’t think I’d ever catch on, and then I finally figured out my mistakes and how I would help others with their blogging and coach them to help them reach their business goals.

  • I went networking three times a week for a year or more and learned who my niche was and what they needed. I gave presentations at the meetings and got better at training. 
    • I did get 20 people to sign up for my coaching group and discovered I loved helping the right people! People I wanted to help and people who liked what I could help them with.
    • But it took me a while to figure that out. I had to change how I talked to my ideal audience one-to-one and in my presentations.
    • I started thinking about my plan and goals.

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Valuable Ways Audio And Video Messages Can Build Trust 🤝🏼

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Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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Why Use Audio And Video Messages

Are You Missing Out?

Sharing content is great, but if you’re relying solely on the written word and static images, you’re missing out on chances to build trust with your potential and existing customers. We are social creatures created to pay attention to audible and visual clues to help us get to know someone better. There’s power in using audio and video. They are great tools that will generate trust like nothing else.Helping you connect with your audience and help them feel the emotion.

What do you think your podcast could/would do for your brand when you dream big?

You’ll always focus on creating audience-appealing content. Podcasting and audience appeal is an excellent way to increase your conversions!

I know you’ve heard that your audience has to know, like, and trust you before they will consider becoming paying customers. They get to know you through your written content and social media presence. 

  • They may like what you have to offer and what you’re sharing and may even be impressed by your expertise. But earning enough trust to pull out that wallet and make a purchase from you can be tricky. That’s where your face and your voice come in.

We pick up many clues when we hear someone’s voice and even more when we see them speak. 

That’s why audio and video messages are so important in your marketing. Don’t be afraid to use them. 

     Start with audio if a video is intimidating. You can start your own podcast or offer to become a guest on other people’s episodes. Read more

Create A Sales Message to Attract Clients

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Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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What is the function of having a clear sales message?

Have you checked your informational content messaging to ensure you share what your audience is searching for and want to see?

How is your content and messaging influencing your audience to want more?

  • Take a minute to fine-tune and modify to ensure each piece of your sales funnel is on point. I know, that’s easier stated than done.
  • It can be tough to objectively check your creations and see what’s functioning and what isn’t.
    • When creating your sales page or a whole sales funnel, it’s always excellent to double-check your data.
      • Ex: Is your ideal audience engaging, and are you seeing conversions as anticipated? Otherwise, there’s something off.
    • See if you can determine what it is. Make your adjustments and examine once again. Did the numbers improve? Make notes of any adjustments and develop your messaging based on what seems more attractive to your audience.
  • One option is to have somebody audit your content sales messages. Preferably this will be someone who represents your perfect target market. Locate a good friend, coworker, or perhaps an existing customer you have a relationship with to check through it and provide feedback.
    • What made good sense?
    • What didn’t make good sense?
    • Look for anything in your content that made them not want to purchase or even sign up for your free offer.

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DO You Have A Client Attraction Story? ♥♥

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Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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How would you feel if you had the perfect client attraction story that you could…

  • Have a system to attract more clients because of it?
  • Know the steps to take?
  • Understand the results your audience wanted to get over and over?

What would it feel like to ATTRACT just what you wanted in your business? Would that transform your business and your income?

Well, YES it would, right?

But…Your own client attraction story means you need to help them become their own heroine on their journey to achieving their desires… Read more

How to Market to Those Who Want Your Solution

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Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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How to Market to Those Who Want Your Solution

Find your niche and you’ll find those who want your solution.

Use your content to answer their question of ⟾ What Can You Offer Us That Someone Else Can’t?

Once you start talking to the right people about what you can do for them, you’ll be focusing on how to market your solution and your business will explode.

Posted by Ask Coach Donna Social Media Coach & Intuitive on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Imagine you have a secret weapon that helps you know how to market to those who want your solution. But how do you find out who wants what you offer?

Find your niche and you’ll find those who want your solution.

We all understand that once you start talking to the right people about what you can do for them, you’ll be focusing on how to market your solution and your business will explode.

But wait!

Your challenge here is to know what a niche audience is and how it can help you market your solution! But that’s not all…

You also have stand out with your offered solution, otherwise what good is it?

Results have shown that a well-defined audience, a niche, is where you’ll want to share your customized solutions and market your solution to stand out through content and programs.

“…realize that mattering a lot to a few people is worth far more than mattering just a little to everyone.” ―SETH GODIN, author of Linchpin

I know it seems like so many people already know who their niche is. But I didn’t for a long time and maybe you don’t either.

Energize your business and become a microcelebrity with micromarketing.

Because…

Micromarketing helps you resonate with your niche audience in compelling new ways and helps you go from big to small audiences with fabulous results more quickly.

Trying to market your solution to the masses just isn’t going to work as a practical target! And that’s really good for us smaller businesses.

Squishing your marketing audience down gives you the power to build your brand one blog post, one video, or Facebook post at a time.

Want to continue learning? Why not join us in the #blogger, #blog, #ontheblog,#howto,#nichemarketing

Let’s talk about micromarketing to your niche. Read more

How to Build a Strategy That Is Social By Design

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social-by-design

Social by design builds trust and increases conversions which in the long run increases your revenue.

Can you unlock stronger relationships by understanding what drives people to your distinctive expertise and then helping new audiences easily learn more from you?

Think about that for a minute.

Social by design is a model used that only a handful of online marketing systems put in place and it can work for you.

Building social proof.

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Can You Convert Traffic into Leads and Sales?

Can You Convert Traffic into Leads and Sales?

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Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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michael hyatt more trafficThere are several types of strategies that are used in order to convert traffic into leads and sales.

But what does it mean to convert traffic into leads and sales, and why does it matter?

One of the more vital things to a business is generating leads (building your list) and future sales.

Say, you’re not in business?

Then think about this… Read more