TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #615 – Are Your Pages on the Same Page?

Quote: “Be Extraordinary Enjoy the Ordinary”

Saturday: Try This!

 

So today’s “Try This!” tip is something I’m pretty familiar with because it’s at our marina.

A little later today we’re hosting an open house.  This is a great opportunity for our customers to visit the marina without having to take time off at this time of year.

However, it does pose a little problem because it’s winter and there is ice on the lake but we are selling summer recreation.

So what to do?

We put our boats from our Boat Club Fleet on display in our warehouse and invite people to visit.  But we go a little further to help explain the boats.

The reason we have discovered this little trick is that each boat has a “show piece” photo and that is the one that we use on every brochure.

when the customers visit it’s hard to visualize which boat is the one they love from the brochure because the boats are not floating and they are not “in action” driving.  By associating the boat with a photo, it reassures the customer they are looking at the boat they desire.

This helps build trust AND it helps build anticipation.

Look for opportunities where you can help bring the brochure or website to life in your store… I guess the simplest way is to keep profile photos current with human appearances.  If you were a heavy, dark haired, glasses wearing person and you lose weight highlight your hair and get contact lenses… meaning… you no longer look like your photo – Update it!

When your website matches your business you build trust.  So make sure all of your “pages” are on the same “page”.

Try This!

 

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Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #608 – Marketing Does Not Have to Be Expensive!

Saturday: Try This!

What a fun day… I love finding real world ideas and sharing them here.  There’s just something rewarding about coming across a hot new tip when you least expect.

Speaking of least expecting it…

This is a photo of the bathroom at a hair salon… haha.   But seriously, it is.

When you think that “marketing” is just too expensive to engage in… or you’re worried that marketing costs too much.  Look at the photos.

They have a nice vanity with shelves.  I can imagine that it’s hard to fill a shelf in a bathroom because the nicer the “nick nacks” the higher the chance they walk away.

But you can’t leave a shelf empty – look what they did!

It’s an inexpensive acrylic frame with a special inside!

Your bathroom is valuable real estate for your marketing efforts.  Think about it… you have a captive audience that has the ability to take a little extra time to ponder your message.

Use this idea!  It’s simple.

Try This!

 

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Week in Review”!
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Infinity Marketing Machine Daily Topics:
Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #602 – Create a Shipping Product

Saturday: Try This!

Today’s tip is a fun way of “rethinking” how you do shipping.

If you’re selling something online, shipping is a reality.  You may have an Infinity Product that is digital and rejuvenates over and over… however, if that’s not the case then we need to figure out how to get shipping paid.

If you sell your widget for $4 and it costs $6 to ship – that’s kind of a bummer that your customer notices.

But what happens if you create a cool T shirt.  This cool T shirt costs you $7 to produce and $6 to ship… and you sell it for $15.  However, when a customer buys this shirt they get free shipping for the widget?  Therefore you make $3 on the shirt AND you sell the widget!  The shipping cost is built into the price via the T shirt…

YEA!  Brilliant.

Start to get creative on your shipping and it will pay off!

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Week in Review”!
PS:  Like my vibe? I want you to join my tribe! Begin with my quick and simple guide to understanding the 5C’s of the Infinity Marketing Machine.  I call it #doinginfinity.  Click Here and I’ll email you a FREE download.

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Infinity Marketing Machine Daily Topics:
Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com. – Episode 596 – Do You Love Surprises?

“It’s a Surprise!”

Saturday: Try This!

 

Here’s a quick tip to try… Surprise your customers!

The other day I opened my mail and got this neat packet.

It includes a nice booklet about happenings at Disney World, including my benefits as a member. But even neater is the cling.

The book is for me to go to their business and spend money… but the cling is also for me to show off that I’m a member and recruit other members.

So this bundle pack makes me feel special, encourages me to spend money, and encourages me to recruit new members. win. win. win.

I didn’t request the pack, I didn’t expect it, it just arrived.  It made me think good thoughts!

This is something that is easy to do with your customers.  Send them a note to just let them know you appreciate them!  Include a gift, even if it’s a BIG coupon code… something very special.  It doesn’t have to cost a lot to be effective.

Try this.

 

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Week in Review”!
PS:  Like my vibe? I want you to join my tribe! Begin with my quick and simple guide to understanding the 5C’s of the Infinity Marketing Machine.  I call it #doinginfinity.  Click Here and I’ll email you a FREE download.

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Infinity Marketing Machine Daily Topics:
Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #590 – How are Car Washes and Ballpoint Pens the Same?

Quote: “You paid for the whole show”

Saturday: Try This!

 

The quote for today is one I use regularly.  In the summer we rent boats and we have several regular customers.  They come in a couple times a week.

The process to check out a boat is to listen to our orientation to the boat operation.  Well, when you’ve seen it a couple times, you’ve seen it.

However, we need to go over it each time.  It’s like the take off speech we’ve seen on a plane.   Even though you’ve seen it, you need to see it again.

I use the phrase, “you’ve paid for the whole show…” and then I finish the speech quickly.

Well… that makes me think.

What is your show?  What do you do at your business OR what CAN you do at your business to cross the line from a traditional service to a “wow factor” show?

Here was my trip to the “fancy” car wash.

First the entire process is featured with the floor to ceiling windows… but then look above the window, my car was getting the special service for clear coat.

This car wash business has turned their standard service into an experience.  You EXPERIENCE the car wash.

One very easy way I do this, and it’s SUPER easy… something you can do, too.

Make your “sign up” process special.  When you sign a new client, or sign an new contract… have an engraved pen.  Honestly, they are not expensive.  But you make the process a BIG DEAL.  They sign and you give them the pen.

It’s fun, it’s simple, it’s memorable… it’s a show.

Think of the car wash… do the pen.

Try This!

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Week in Review”!
PS:  Like my vibe? I want you to join my tribe! Begin with my quick and simple guide to understanding the 5C’s of the Infinity Marketing Machine.  I call it #doinginfinity.  Click Here and I’ll email you a FREE download.

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Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 584 – Make Marketing Magic!

Quote: “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it!”

Saturday: Try This

 

There’s magic, everywhere.  Even at a bag in the middle of the boat show.

I love Satuday’s because it’s “try this” day… and it doesn’t mean you have to do exactly what others are doing. But it’s time to see the magic in how other business do something so you might be “sparked” to a new idea.

It’s fun to learn about your own industry, see what the competition is doing, and take action accordingly.  Well this isn’t one of those times, this is time to look at a completely different industry.

We’re looking at the boat canvas cover manufacturering industry.  Told you, completely unrelated!

This company exhibits at the boat show to gain new business.  They repair and make new covers for boats.

Here’s the magic.

Over the course of the year they collect their scraps.  You know, they take a giant rectangle and cut into the shape of a boat and that makes scraps.

They form the scraps into bags and sew!

Look at these amazing duffel bags for $10.00 – no two are alike, and they don’t look like remnants. But they are creating quite a following. People seek out their booth to get an amazing bag.

Normally the scraps are thrown away.  But with a little magic they have taken on a life of their own.

This is what you need to be on the look out for in your business. What is it that you throw away that is really a treasure?  I’d love to know how you create magic!  Use the comments and chat away.

 

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Week in Review”!
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Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #578 – Big Decisions and Color Crayons

Quote: “Idle hands are the devil’s playground”

Saturday: Try This

 

This is an amazing idea and you’ve got to try it.  Last weekend was the Minneapolis Boat Show.  I was walking around the event and came across this…

It’s one area of a major boat dealer. They took valuable floor space and created a children’s play area.

While boating is a family activity… there comes a time when the kids are bored and distract from “the sale”.

SO… why not make a nice safe area, in the open that mom and dad can keep an eye on them while at the same time being a great place to create wonderful memories.

Look at all of the drawings on the wall!

Not only do mom and dad have a great time at the boat show, but the kids do too.

How can you do this at your business?  Coloring sheets are easy, crayons are inexpensive.

Try This!

 

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Try This”!
PS:  Like my vibe? I want you to join my tribe! Begin with my quick and simple guide to understanding the 5C’s of the Infinity Marketing Machine.  I call it #doinginfinity.  Click Here and I’ll email you a FREE download.

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Infinity Marketing Machine Daily Topics:
Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review