3 ways people waste energy on marketing that doesn’t work

I’m speaking from experience. Actually, I only speak from experience!

I’ve wasted a lot of energy figuring out what doesn’t work in marketing. But the benefit to this is I eventually learned what DOES work (and now I know what to avoid too!).

Follow the link below and listen to three common energy-wasting habits that you might share too! You’ll learn strategies to counteract and save you time in turn maximising your marketing output to help move your business forward.

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Getting over your fear of showing your work

In my workflow: designing, creating and making

When we care so much about this thing we’ve made, it can be really hard to show what we’ve done to other people.

This was me for many, many years as a creator, designer, illustrator and maker. I couldn’t get out of my head. My work was an extension of me and the fear of revealing it crippled my first business.

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How to Avoid Marketing Overwhelm.

Avoid marketing overwhelm: Your brand strategy is your marketing GPS

You’re finally on holidays! Yay! and you’ve decided to head up north on a road trip to the tropical FNQ.

You have the ultimate set up:
Top of the line Jayco
Food, water, music, games, bathers, beach umbrella, beers on ice, you get the picture.

You’re basically set up for glamping in the sun on the beach without any worries in the world.

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Your Magic Marketing Words: What are they & how to find them.

Your magic marketing words: What are they & how to find them.

Imagine you’ve decided to take up cycling. You’re feeling pretty excited to hit the open road, feel the fresh air on your face and get into shape. The only thing is you don’t have a bike.

Your local bike salesman is pretty excited about your decision too and launches into the amazing features about the road bike he’s pointed out: “This one has a lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with front and rear IsoSpeed, a full Shimano Ultegra drive train, high-quality wheels and hydraulic disc brakes…”


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Marketing is like courting someone before you propose marriage.

When a stranger asks you to marry them “Say Wah?!”

Marketing is like courting someone before you propose marriage.

Imagine meeting someone for the first time and they asked straight up “Will you marry me?”. You’d likely say no, right? Maybe not, but I assume no. (And if you’re anything like me you’d turn on your heal and run over the hills and far, far away!)

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3 brilliant alternatives to giving discounts

When someone asks for a discount does it suck your soul dry? If so try these 3 brilliant alternatives to giving discounts (which your customers & ego will love!)

When someone asks me for a discount I be like..

As if setting up a small business and calculating your rates is not hard enough without encountering an even greater challenge; the dreaded request for a discount.

You know that feeling; you gel with a client, they love your work, you’re excited to help them, you create rapport, they feel good about moving forward and then… they ask for a discount.

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Choosing a price for your workshop


Step 6. Cha Ching

If you are just trying to be the cheapest and your competitors are also trying to be the cheapest, your greatest risk is ending up competing with someone who has money they’re willing to burn or, even worse, who did their maths wrong. This is a bad game to play. We recommend that you differentiate yourself from your competition and charge a fair price for what you do.

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