Have you ever faced a challenge marketing your product or service

Have you ever faced a challenge marketing your product or service? If you have, as I have, there are some important questions you want to ask. And when you have the answers to these questions you truly can have a marketing breakthrough. First, you have to be clear about your target audience. It is amazing how often I ask about a target market and I will get answers as broad as people.

For your target market to buy from you, you have to effect a change to where they see value and make the decision to buy based on that perceived value.

The following comes from Seth Godin considered to be one of the foremost thinkers on a variety of subjects from business to personal.

“So the first, most important question is, “who do we want to change?” If you can’t answer this specifically, do not proceed to the rest. By who, I mean, “give me a name.” Or, if you can’t give me a name, then a person, a tribe, a spot in the hierarchy, a set of people who share particular worldviews. People outside this group should think you’re crazy, or at the very least, ignore you.

Then, be really clear about:

What does he already believe?

What is he afraid of?

What does he think he wants?

What does he actually want?

What stories have resonated with him in the past?

Who does he follow and emulate and look up to?

What is his relationship with money?

What channel has his permission? Where do messages that resonate with him come from? Who does he trust and who does he pay attention to?

What is the source of his urgency—why will he change now rather than later?

After he has changed, what will he tell his friends?

Now that you know these things, go make a product and a service and a story that works. No fair changing the answers to the questions to match the thing you’ve already made (you can change the desired audience, but you can’t change the truth of what they want and believe).

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