TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #600 – Focus on the Future

Quote: “Focus for the future – achieve the unachievable!” JChan

 

FIRST:  OMG… 600 blog posts.  You guys, thank you so much for hanging out with me.  I love creating content to help all of us get better at tribe building.  When I set out on the adventure to write daily, I had my doubts, but now that I’m at 600 posts… that’s just CRAZY.  Thank you for letting me share my thoughts and your time, you’re the best!

Back to my post…

Thursday: Infinity Customer

It’s funny… Sometimes I forget to go back to basics when I talk to a newbie.  I had a woman that was looking for a way to market her Jewelry better.

So… I looked at her website and learned about her passion for volunteerism.  I suggested to build a PDF around previous volunteer activities she had participated in… things she actively did, places she’s gone…

Then she said, “Yeah, but would someone really be interested in that?”

That’s when I went back to the basics.  YES!  Someone you are attracting would have the same passion you would in volunteerism.  You want this person to buy from you and more important you want to serve this person.  This is your ideal “one and done” to “Infinity Customer” scenario.

Then I explained… I’m not your ideal customer.  haha

So today, I opened my email and had this message…

I’m like 2020?  What the heck… it’s February!  Why on earth would I want a 2020 calendar?

Guess What?  I’m not their ideal client!  BUT… it’s worth sending out the email because after seeing it I thought… well, I am planning to go to a conference in January, and one in March…and then I thought about putting my birthday in it!  All sorts of things that would make me want this product that at first glance I had no idea I wanted.

This is what is useful about email.  If you tell a story you can help your customer visualize how it will benefit them AND you do this from the perspective of Serving/Helping you will earn their trust and loyalty.

Don’t get stuck in the trap of putting your preconceived buying habits as the same as your customers.  Simply be the guide of helpfulness and move them down your path of products.  It’s a mind shift, but a profitable one!

 

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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 598 – How Can You Win if You Don’t Focus on Winning?

Quote: “Focus on the process and the outcome takes care of itself”

Tuesday: Content and Consistency

 

Focus on winning.  The basketball team is on the floor playing ball and they are focused on winning… do they win?

Probably not.

WHAT!?!!?!??

If you focus on winning you rarely win. I mean, what does winning mean?  The basketball team focuses on seeing the clock winding down, 3…2…1 we won!

NO!

The basketball focuses on team work.  They focus on the plays they practiced. They focus on preparation, like if their shoes are tied. They focus on the process.

If you want to win at tribe building, you must focus on my process.

Here’s my process.

Turn customers from “one and done” into “Infinity Customers” these are people that Know, Like, and Trust you.  You have earned this trust via the 5 C’s of Tribeology: Credibility, Content, Consistency, Customers, Cash.    When you have transformed the customers into this wonderful, magnificent tribe you will then be able to focus on offering products to them instead of searching for people to buy your products!

That’s it.

That’s the process.

Each day on this blog I focus on a different “C”.  Today is “Content and Consistency” – therefore, today I’m sharing a tip.  The tip is you yourself need to focus on “the process” to build your tribe.

If your focus is on “making money” it is the same as the basketball team “winning”.  Instead, focus on the process.

When you focus on the process, the money will follow.

 

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Midweek Motivation”!

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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 597 – Eat Problems for Breakfast

Quote:  “Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

 

Are you hungry?  Get ready to eat some problems! YUMMMMM

These are good problems we get to eat!

Nope, they’re not the “good” problems of being too busy or having too much money to spend, they’re the problems of our customers.

Now here’s a fun mind bender.  I’m taking about 4 online marketing courses right now… they are fantastic with lots of different perspectives and I thought this one would be perfect for Subject Matter Expert day.

After all, the goal of Subject Matter Expert Day is to position ourselves as the “go to” for potential customers so they begin the process to “know, like and trust” us.

Well, let’s try the mind bender on for a minute.

What if I said, customers don’t care that you are an expert… they’re just looking for solutions to THEIR problem.

WOAH

That’s a completely different way of looking at the entire customer relationship!  You are simply to be concerned with their problem.  Now, this does not mean you get to forget about the entire positioning of yourself as an expert.

It’s just that you may be concerned with not having the “expertise” that a customer is looking for… for example, you fear that you do not have a degree on a wall.  Well, guess what butter cup, if you have the solution to someone’s problem – they want YOU!

Think about it… You may not have a degree in child development, but… if you have the solution to potty training and at 3 in the morning you have a list of FAQ’s you’ve answered or even offer a download for the top 5 tips to successful potty training, NO ONE cares if you have a formal degree… they just want to quit changing diapers or washing sheets and other accidents.

SO on this Subject Matter Expert day, make sure to continue to seek the ways to be the authority within your industry, just understand the only thing that matters to your customer is that you have the solution to their problem!

Here is the key to your future success:  EAT PROBLEMS.  EAT LOTS OF PROBLEMS FOR BREAKFAST!

 

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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 #594 – How Can a Blizzard Be A Customer Reward?

Quote: “No matter how much is spent, visiting a business must be rewarded.”

Thursday: Infinity Customer

 

So we’re having a little blizzard here today in Minnesota… that really has nothing to do with this blog except I’m very tired of snow (and it’s only February) – and yet the snow keeps coming. We were very close to breaking the all time snowiest February, so as long as you’re that close you might as well beat the record, right?

Record broke. Now I’m over it.

However, I’ve had two great posts today with nice engagement because of the snow. I’ve also got a little Summer Fever going on with the weather – so weather can be a great draw for your business. But, you need to plan ahead. I’ve already got the following on Facebook and on my email so it’s easy for me to do a quick interruption to their day to just say “hi” and lead the group in a joint complaint about the weather.

That’s what I want you to be able to do to. When you plan ahead and build a list of customers that know, like, and trust you… you’ll be able to complain about the weather with them! Haha

Here’s my real point.

When you have a business in the real world and you customers stop by you are able to have a dialog. With them, IN PERSON. They walk in your door, shake off the snow, and you can comment on the weather.

When you’re online, you need to take a proactive step and send out a “one sided” thought about the weather. Think of it like they did actually just step in your store and you’re commenting… and ice breaker so to speak.

This is how you reward customers for visiting you online.

It seems funny that a “complaint” about the weather is a reward and yet… there it is. When we complain about the weather it gives us something to bond about.

Granted, one of my posts was for a nationwide following, and it still worked. Why? Because there are active TV news reports about the Snowmageddon we are having here in Minnesota. This can actually be MORE impactful because someone sitting in Florida will show their co-worker the photo, or even share with their friends because they have a “local” connection.

It’s all about making connections.

You can and must make connections with your online visitors. If you have a website, give them an area to come back to again and again… this is a blog. A place of new information.

If you ship merchandise, reward them with a note or small gift. Do something to wow them. This is how you reward!

Rewarding can be bad weather, new information, or even a gift. But never silence. So just because there are no door bells alerting you to a visitor doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for reward marketing.

It actually will separate you from the rest of your competition and is one of the best ways to build your infinity customer.

Show them love!

 

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Big Cash Small Change”!

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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 – Week in Review – Episodes #585 to #590

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Sunday: Week in Review

 

In case you missed an Episode of Tribeology…  Here are the links to this weeks stories!

Remember:  Learn It. Do It. Profit.

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Monday – Subject Matter Expert – Episode #585 – But Have You Driven It?

Tuesday – Content & Consistency – Episode #586 – No Pity Links Here

Wednesday – Midweek Motivation – Episode #587 – Jealous People are Mean

Thursday – Infinity Customer – Episode #588 – Share the Love of One Bouquet of Roses with 227 People

Friday – Big Money – Episode #589 – Need Help with Your Post? Call the Police…

Saturday – Try This! – Episode #590 – How are Car Washes and Ball Point Pens the Same?

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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!

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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 #589 – Need Help With Your Post? Call in the Police…

Quote: “Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow.”

Friday: Big Money Small Change

 

If you missed yesterdays post – make sure to check it out… I started out by stating I was too excited to wait until today to post.

It focused on creating partnerships with your vendors to multiply your audience.  The example was a florist with Valentines Day flowers who’s post appeared on a cake bakers page.

With that in mind, let’s look at today’s inspiration: “Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow.” – that means if we look at yesterday’s idea and try it ourselves tomorrow is going to show the effect…

Well, I was going through my feed again and found this cute post.

The Albuquerque Police Department helped the Hospital system with a message about warding off heart disease.

What a smart move!

The mounted horses are such a visual presence and in this capacity make you stop and take notice of the post.  Using the police in a “softer” message creating the silhouette of a heart with their hands again makes you take note.

But for our learning purposes, the “big money small change” advantage is a “level up” from yesterday’s lesson.  Today, the hospital system, crafted a message utilizing the police department.  It’s visual, simple, and builds goodwill for the police, creates subject matter expertise for the hospital.

But ultimately, gets the important message of healthy hearts to our attention.

 

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Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Try This”!
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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