“I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, ‘Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.'” – William James “Count” Basie, Born Aug. 21, 1904.
When you've got the goods…
And you're here to give the goods to the good people…
In exchange for their hard-earned money…
…Then you need to tell the people of your intentions.
How are you broadcasting your intentions to the world?
How are you making your offer?
Where is it?
How are people seeing it?
Who is seeing it?
I've shared before that back when I began freelancing as a copywriter, I would go to marketing events and hand out business cards that simply said, “Colin Theriot writes awesome copy” and it had my phone number and email address on it.
The point is not to say you need a business card.
The point is that you need to know WHAT you want to do, and WHO you want to do it for, and start BOTHERING the people who need your help.
With the caveat that you MUST have the goods.
But once you have the goods, your level of success is directly tied to how well you are marketing yourself as a purveyor of those goods.
Announce yourself. Remind people who you are. Not just by SAYING. But by DOING.
Remember, the Count didn't just tell people to beware. He showed up and SLAYED THEM with the keys. He delivered on his promise.
But the promise needed to be made before anyone knew his name was a byword for “Melting Your Feet Off With This Damn Piano”.
So what? Are you doing it?
Are you aggressively pursuing your clientele and customers?
Are you aggressively serving them what they want in a better way than they get it anywhere else?
If you are, business is probably better than you dreamed it could be.
And your competition is scratching their head and wondering why you're so lucky.
How are you WARNING the world of YOUR awesomeness?
<!—- lagniappe Some simple ways to make sure you’re pulling this off: 1. Email signatures that have a mini-pitch for visiting your website. 2. A simple website that clearly makes an offer and tells people how to get in touch. 3. Social media profiles that point to the same stuff. 4. Making sure you get your link on-screen in any video. 5. Same for any material you distribute - needs a cover or ending page with the same stuff. 6. T-shirts or hats etc. that also point people back to you. 7. Make it a habit to include it in your out-loud personal introductions. Really any place you can think of to announce your awesomeness to the world will work - these are just things you likely already have or do, and maybe aren’t maximizing your callbacks to get people hooked in. Try it! —->
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Hi Colin – Every time I get one of your emails I get a kick in the Ass! A bit like a new booster rocket has just been deployed. Thanks again.