TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #541 – People Really Are This Dumb…

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“Sometimes it feels like the smarter the technology gets, the dumber we become…”

Friday: Big Money Small Change

 

Have you ever noticed how dumb people are?  They seem like they continue to get dumber with each day.

Then I noticed this online review.

Did you figure it out?

Margaritaville Resort in Orlando has 88 reviews and a 4.1 rating.  Not bad, right?  Look at these two zombies.  One goes so far as to say “no fun”.

You might be thinking to yourself… well, if they didn’t have fun… will I?  And you make a decision.

Guess what people… the resort is brand new and will not open for business for a MONTH!!!

People are so stupid or so malicious that they fill out bad reviews on a place that hasn’t even opened.  As for the other 86 reviews, I guess you can read their reviews and see what’s going on there.

What I’m trying to say is… anyone that receives a bad online review needs to remember this page on Google (who does not verify actual consumers of products) and decide what you want to believe or chalk up to fake.

When we deal with “Big Money Small Change” look at your responses to bad reviews.  Maybe Margaritaville should dumb it down a little more, instead of “ground breaking” it should say in it’s very first 5 words “We are not open yet”

Our short attention span society needs this straight forward, only reading the headline, shortcut to common sense.   Dumb it down. Don’t take for granted that people will understand you.  Make it simple.

Seriously…

People are dumb, help them out.

 

 

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Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
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Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #535 – Ask The Dog!

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“I can train any dog in 5 minutes. It’s training the owner that takes longer.” Barbara Woodhouse

Friday: Big Money Small Change

Sometimes people take a little longer to pick up on tricks. But here’s one that came across my Facebook feed and I just had to share it!

This is the time of year that pajama grams really kick up their viability. They are everywhere!  You see them on TV and the internet.  It’s one of those products I’ve seen but never purchased – it’s kind of like a Chia Pet… although I have to admit I’ve bought that one.

Well… this year it looks like Pajamagram is Leveling Up their game.  They appear to have done something so spectacular that I needed to share it on “Big Money Small Change” day.  Because it really is a small change, something you may be able to do, too.

Add a “matching” thing to your product.  Pajamagram has added matching dog jammies!  What product is so useless and so wanted at the same time?  Dogs do not need clothing but their owners really love making their dog special.

This product seriously does not have any “need” factor HOWEVER it’s awesome because the upgrade and impulse buy factor of it is overwhelming.  Everyone wants to match their dog, right? Well, no one asked the dog.

 

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Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode 505 – Making Your Customer Wait is a Good Thing.

It’s what you look forward to that best drives you forward. – Tony Curl

Friday: Big Money Small Change

I was looking through my phone for today’s topic for small changes you can implement now at your business.

The biggest thing????

Anticipation.

Did you ever have an old Polaroid camera… you’d snap the photo and then put the photo on the counter and wait… wait… wait and after about 90 seconds you could see your image?!?  There was something magical about the waiting.

This type of waiting is a good thing… it makes you bond with the “thing”.  (that’s my technical term) haha.

But it’s true.  You spend your time waiting so you’ve already invested a piece of you in the process.

Therefore, build anticipation with everything you do.  It’s going to help build loyalty.  I like to say “it’s part of the show” — now, this may seem difficult, but it can be very simple.

Last year before the Boat Show started I needed to make an “in person” stop to pay for the weekly parking permit.  The arena was alive with activity… I found the location of our booth space and took a picture, then marked up the photo with “Our Booth #1418 Coming Soon”

Our customers, along with most Minnesotans fighting cabin fever, love to visit the boat show and think of summer.

But it’s more fun to see the show before it’s set up, it’s a “behind the scenes” view… it’s a great way to connect on your Facebook page… and it builds anticipation!

You can do this when a new shipment of products arrive, just snap a picture of the shipping containers and a “guess what arrived” note.

These things are so simple, and they go a long way toward building loyalty!

One final example is a brand new iPhone.

Do you think Apple is incompetent that their box opens so slow?  OR, brilliant because it drives you nutz!  You just bought a cool new phone and you really want to see it, but it takes an extra 9 seconds for the bottom and top of the box to separate.

New Phone Day is the BEST DAY EVER!

So look to ways to build anticipation, you have them, so might as well use them!

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Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode 499 – How Does a Train Go Places But Never Moves?

“Art Is The Expression Of Those Beauties And Emotions That Stir The Human Soul”

Friday: Big Money Small Change

I never knew that dashes, slashes, commas, and circles could be art… but they can be.

When you embrace creativity in your posts you can create magic.  Amtrak did.  It’s not often that a “RT for good luck” actually works.

Think about it.

Do you regularly forward posts that beg to become viral or do you “thumbs up” or likes?  That rarely works.

But, look what Amtrak did…

They used the same characters that you have on your keyboard!  You could create this artwork… but you also know how difficult it is.

Look how many retweets… 8.452!  This is great for name recognition and for branding.  It’s a great “big money small change” idea… however, you cannot create a viral post by begging – you need to create magic.  Sure, you can ask for the RT – and that’s ok.

But… posting/forwarding is a social activity forces people think twice before doing it, BECAUSE it’s a reflection on them.

Your best chance at any sort of traction or any opportunity to become viral is by creating great content.  Ironically, as shown by the Amtrak tweet, content that is typed does not have to be able to be read!

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See… Easter Bunny or Santa are pretty easy to create – all it takes is a quick search!  So Hop to It – Santa’s watching… 🙂

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Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

ProfitCenterCoach.com – E493 – Ho HO Whole Lot of Money

“Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared.”

Friday: Big Money Small Change

Ho Ho HO!  It’s October 26 and we’re ready for Christmas!

But it’s not even Halloween yet?  Are we rushing it?

Well today is “Big Money Small Change” Day and that means we look for easy ways to make more money that do not cost a whole lot… I like to focus on things you’re doing at your small business, especially things that are done online.

Today, I’m sharing a post from… October 5!  Twenty-one days ago!  Imagine Santa and a big belly howl, “Merry Christmas”!  Along with the “ta da” music.

If you think October 26 is too early for your Christmas Promotions to begin… you are actually twenty-one days behind this ad!

Now, I like the ad… because I like cookies… but look at how cute the cookies are!

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The photo is very easy to understand, you see the rolling pin… it matches the pattern in the cookie.  There are absolutely no directions!  The ad implies it’s really that easy…

But for us we are less concerned with the functionality of the product and more concerned with the metrics of the ad!  It was placed October 6th!  It now takes somewhere around 12+ “touches” to get a response out of your customers… meaning they need to see your ad 12 times before it breaks through the “noise” of their world and they take action.

Do you really want to wait until after December 1st… or after Thanksgiving… or After Halloween?

NO — just like today’s inspiration states… If you want opportunities, you’ve got to be ready!  This rolling pin seller is READY!

It’s your turn… GET READY, NOW!

#doinginfinity

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Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode #487 – Get Your Halloween On

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

Friday: Big Money Small Change

We’re at Friday!  This is the day we take a look at what our neighbors are doing… well, at least some examples of ways to improve your marketing and sales that don’t cost a lot.

I was kinda stressing because I didn’t have an idea of what to write… then just like magic, inspiration struck!  This really cool ad popped up on my Facebook feed.

This is what I call an “every day product” it’s not something you buy for a specific holiday, or a one time special event type use.  You buy it and use it “every day”.

What it does is takes your Apple plug in cord and converts it into a retractable cord that stays neat and tidy in your bag!

There is nothing that says “Halloween” about the product… it’s not orange, there are no pumpkins, and it’s void of candy… but look at what this company did to get their Halloween on!

They placed their product on a piece of decorated paper and created a Facebook ad.

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How brilliant.

It catches your eye, it’s simple, and it helps you vary your ads so your customers notice.

Learn from the ad it’s a brilliant representation of today’s inspiration.

1- Start where you are.
2- Use what you have.
3- Do what you can.

Your efforts do not have to be expensive to be impactful.

Your turn.

#doinginfinity

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Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

ProfitCenterCoach.com – E481 – Why You Need an Infinity Product.

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

Friday: Big Money Small Change

Do you want to make money while you sleep?  This is the best thing ever.  When you wake up, check your email, and find that you have an order!

This is not new.

Prior to email… we used to walk to our mail box and see envelopes with checks.  Remember the informercial (before they were called informercials) you can make money while you sleep with one small ad!  I know you remember.  Then all you had to do was send in a couple dollars to find out the secret which was placing small classified ads in newspapers around the country.

Now with the internet, this doesn’t seem like a big deal.  But it was a HUGE deal back in the day, this kit included addresses of all newspapers across the country!  (not that I ever bought one of these packets)

OK, I’ll admit it.  I have a rule.  I can write down the 800 number (or nowadays, the website) but I cannot buy anything until morning.  OH my… someone is going to have to ban me from buying things on Instagram. Same thing, the ads are sooooooo enticing!

But back to the make money while you sleep.

Here’s the spin.  How about making “big money” over and over and over.

This is the new goal for a small business.  You need to learn to create an Infinity Product.  This is a product that has no upper limit. It rejuvenates itself.  For example, a downloadable book!  You create it once, and sell it again and again.

The reason I mention it is because it’s fun with something like this sells… you can check out my Best and Simple Social Media Planner that I sell on Etsy.  I love when it sells.  It inspires me to pass this message on to you all!  Work on your Infinity Products… yes, make more than one!

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “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