What to do when your Marketing isn’t working

Now here’s the thing with Marketing–for some reason, we’ve been conditioned to expect it to work ‘instantly’. In technical (ish) terms, that’s called ‘Direct Response’… in the olden days, this looked like an ad in a magazine with a ‘reply coupon’ or a postcard you sent off to get details, or an offer you could phone up and buy right away. And yes, of course we still have ‘instant’ marketing today–there are ads online (in Facebook and Google, etc.) that often will ‘sell’ directly as a result of you seeing them. But most people take a while…

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If you’re not excited, it’s probably not your Thing…

There are some things that I don’t wake up in the morning **dying to do**: spreadsheets, for example (not my first choice in expressing myself). But when I know I’m doing my Thing, or working on a Thing that I know is a great Thing, I’ll be excited about them, and if my excitement extends as far as a spreadsheet, I know I must be onto something brilliant.

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What’s your excuse?

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I’m not saying you don’t have challenges–and it’s not always easy to do your Thing–but do have a proper look at your excuses as sometimes they aren’t as solid as you might think.

Don’t even imagine that you will (do it all), but don’t let that be an excuse to do nothing.

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Is anybody there?

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Very often there are more people listening, reading, following, watching, and noticing you than you may realise. But too often we can worry about ‘what we see’ and not what we don’t see.

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When was the last time you did something HUGE?

When WAS the last time you did something huge? Something you were afraid of doing? Something you’d been putting off as you didn’t think you could do it?

When was the last time you thought “You know WHAT? I don’t care if it doesn’t work… I am going to try this anyway”?

If it’s been a while that you scared yourself with a HUGE action for your business then I’d like to challenge you to do something today that is big

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Situation or Trigger?

There are 2 types of niche (in the world according to me) and those are a ‘situation’ niche and a ‘trigger’ niche.

Chances are though you only know about one of them – the situation niche. And this can be where it can start to unravel…

Because it might be that a situation niche just isn’t going to work for you and your Thing and before you know it you’ll feel like you niched yourself into a corner. Been there, done that. If you’ve been told to ‘pick’ a niche I’d place a bet you went for a situation niche.

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