TribeologyBlog.com – Week in Review – Episodes #774 to #780

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Monday – Subject Matter Expert – Episode #774 – You’re Only Three and a Half Miles Away from Social Proof

Tuesday – Content & Consistency – Episode #776 – Make Your Content Last

Wednesday – Midweek Motivation – Episode #777 – Why You Need to Put YOU First

Thursday – Infinity Customer – Episode #778 – Your New Question

Friday – Big Money – Episode #779 – Stop Subtracting Personality… Add Details to Posts to Multiply Results – Without Dividing Your Time!

Saturday – Try This! – Episode #780 – Two for One!

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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 774 – You’re Only Three and a Half Miles Away from Social Proof

Quote: “Playing it safe is one of the riskiest things you can do.”

Monday:  Credibility

 

Today – are you going to risk it… or be safe?   You have thousands of decisions to make today, most will be made without much thought.

Think about it – already today you’ve made decisions on what to wear and eat… but were they safe or risky decisions.

What to eat?  Honestly, is this risky?  YES… sometimes there is drama involved in it.  A decision so seemingly easy can be filled with mystery.  You decide to grab a meal, but you don’t like it, but you’re out of money… how will you know if you like it?

It’s probably impossible to know if you will enjoy eating something, after all, you need to consume the product to determine if you like it… so if you don’t like it, it’s too late!

So what the heck do you do?

You rely on Social Proof.  If someone else out there has eaten at the restaurant you want to try… or even the actual dish that you’re debating ordering… someone else that has had the experience can really help determine if it’s for you, too!

Here’s a fun rendition of my husband’s restaurant selection on a recent layover in North Carolina… and yes, he always puts this much effort into restaurants.  Yeah, give me a PB&J and I’m set… for him… this decision is a big BIG deal.

What is the value of social proof? With only 15 hours to spend in Charlotte NC, the decision had to be just right… after all it was one meal.  So here goes…

A simple web search turned up Pinky’s Westside Diner. There were many restaurants on the search, but Pinky’s stood out, why? Well Pinky’s had been featured on the food network TV show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

Pinky’s was 3 1/2 miles from the intrepid traveler’s hotel, and he walked there and back. No one ever said my husband is intelligent. He reports that the Asian pork burger and the black eyed pea salad were well worth the effort.

Pinky’s was indeed a “dive” and a foodie paradise. To enhance their social proof and live up to all they hype, the servers could recount hte exact foods featured on the show and had an in depth knowledge of the menu.

Remember, you can “make up” social proof, but if someone is relying on it… then arrives at your business and encounter a different experience, OH BOY – that’s wrong on many levels.  Don’t “make up” proof — instead, celebrate it by advertising it, prominently displaying on your website, mentioning it on your staff T-shirts, and just like Pinky’s did… get your staff to KNOW the knowledge… like the menu items featured on the show!

Not everyone has social proof as terrific as Pinky’s, but we can all emphasize our social proof and make sure the staff can promote it, just like Pinky’s.

His last piece of advice, “Try the Asian pork burger, it’s delicious!”

Social Proof is one of those things that makes a difference.  It’s a tribe builder.

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

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 762 – Give Something Away for Free Because Your Time is Valuable

Quote: “If you’re good at something, never do it for free”

Monday:  Credibility – Subject Matter Expert

 

Here’s a funny scenario and you might be guilty of both sides of it.

You bring your car into get fixed and complain about the cost of a repair exclaiming that $150 an hour is outrageous.   Or maybe the same situation but you’re bewildered at an attorney charging $400 an hour.

Remember. You’re not paying for this hour… you’re paying for the 20,000 hours of study, training, tradeoff’s, and EXPERIENCE that the mechanic or attorney have accumulated to that moment.

You might have this internal struggle as you create your own pricing, especially if you creating a handmade product or offering a service.  The struggle comes from when someone complains about your pricing. 🙂

But you need to get paid what you are worth… and that doesn’t mean what you’re worth today – but what your experience is from over the years.

NOW… this is the tricky part because when we do email marketing we say create a freemium!  Do work and put it together in a PDF or video and give it for free!

Here’s the deal, it’s not exactly free. You are getting compensated, and I don’t mean with future sales, although that is the goal.  You are getting compensated, it’s just not a currency exchange it’s an email exchange.

The reason I wanted to spend time on this issue is to show it’s value.  You want to create the “freemium” but you haven’t because you’re worried about putting your expertise “out there” for free… don’t get caught up in the “free” part –  yes you are sharing some pretty amazing information – but you are doing this to acquire and grow your tribe.

Remember building credibility among your customers is a great way to improve loyalty and transform them into a strong tribe.

That means… today you should create your freemium and get it out there for your future tribe members to learn from your expertise!

 

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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 754 – A Great Big Amazon Share

Quote: “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it” Khalil Gibran

Friday: Big Money Small Change

 

Yesterday I ended my day by balancing our cash register.  I found a penny from 1954.   I started my day on a tour of our local Amazon Fulfillment center… fascinated by the robots.

OK… let me get this out of my system

Robots are freekin cool.

OMG.  If you’ve ever thought about automating your business – then visiting a company tour where they’ve done this is like an amusement park for your mind.

The products come in the door, there are plenty of humans to support the robots — but dang.  They just keep going – I kind expected the Energizer Bunny to pop from around the corner banging that drum!

He did not… but here’s the deal.

The tour was great.

I saw the future… here now.

I saw the possibilities of how to make the future happen now.

AND I also got a photo and water bottle.

My cousin invited me to go on this tour… I joked, the last tour we went on together was in 2nd grade.  Our elementary school was 2 blocks from Tonka Toys… every child received a cute doonbuggy for visiting.

Amazon had awesome water bottles!

OK – not that that’s the reason to visit or even have a tour.

But they built this facility as a showcase for the tour.  Here’s why it’s important for you to learn from Amazon on our Big Money Small Change Day… the first stop on the tour was a hallway.  It was outside a class room.

That’s when the tour guide, Tony, told us about the education benefit for being an Amazon employee… it’s VERY good. Then he told us about the maternity benefit… it also is VERY good.

WHY do they do this?

Because they love their company and those on a tour are potential employees.

The tour is your showcase of your business.

When the tour ended we learned an interesting historical reference and symbolic tribute to the founder that is in every building.  It was cool.

Then we went downstairs and they had a photo booth set up.  This how they encouraged social sharing.

Why?

Because cameras are NOT allowed on the tour.  Yet… they did not miss out on this important social opportunity.

Now… you are not Amazon, so what can you learn from this?

Showcase your business.  You can showcase it online.  Share your history.  Share your future.  Share a gift… and by all means include a way to share it on social media.

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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 #741 – The Walking Ad

Saturday: Try This

 

Look what I found… a super easy, simple, and effective idea!  Grab a frame and put your advertisement inside.

That’s easy!

This was the bathroom at the hair salon I visited recently… it’s for some product they sell on the other side of the wall.

This is a cool memory recall idea.  Often you see this type of nice advertisement in a magazine, but you flip the page and forget about it…

Well, this framed ad has a unique advantage, you leave the restroom turn the corner and must see the product!

What a great opportunity, create your ad, put it in your ad in a frame that matches your style… then… make sure to have that actual product in the walking path of your customers!

 

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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 738 – Why All Things Fake Will Be Punished…

Quote: “Success in any relationship or endeavor begins with trust” Truett Cathy

Monday: Credibility

 

“Fake it till you make it.” we’ve all heard this catch phrase.  But here’s the scoop…  I predict something interesting is going to happen, and I think it will happen soon.

I believe all things fake will be punished.

There are four solid components of creating credibility for your business reputation.  They are to be trustworthy, consistent, competent, and genuine.

Do you trust a doctor that comes into your pre-op room and says, “OH we’ll get rid of that tonsil problem in no time” but you’re actually there for knee replacement?  Nope.  This would inspire absolutely no confidence.

These four components work in harmony.

However, we often operate (no pun intended) from the stand point of “fake it till I make it” – and most of the time it’s OK to fake the process.

For example, you’re not a consistent on your social media, it doesn’t feel natural.

Well… pretend you are! You’ve got to get into the habit and start.  Previously, you may never have been consistent, now you trying – however, until you are solid with the habit you’re “faking it”

But you can never “fake” the credibility stuff like your education, credentials, expertise, or social proof.

It’s the last one that I’m referring to in the “I believe all things fake will be punished” very soon.

Mark my words.  Coming soon the backlash against all things that have “tricked” us will be enormous.

The concept of “reality TV” is a great example.   This is not reality.  It’s scripted actors.  We are drawn into the “lives” but it’s not real.

It’s like “faking” positive reviews.

OR it’s like selling a car but instead of taking a photo of your current 2013 car you use the manufacturer’s stock photo from when it’s new.

I predict we are going to have a very big swing back to all things simple, trustworthy, and verifiable.

It just feels like we’re going to hit an era when scandals start to emerge.  We’ve seen it in the past in isolated cases when trusted leaders, officials, volunteer organizations, corporations, foundations, political leaders fall, but imagine when you get several of those tied together… it’s going to be a very loud thud.

How can you weather this?  Build genuine credibility now.  You may already be honest and genuine.  But really push this as your main talking points.

Look to where your traffic is coming from and build your own data base.

All things “fake” will be off limits that means traffic from paid sponsors, such as influencers.  As I’m observing trends, I think this backlash against fake will be huge.  When we start to doubt the main leaders like political and religious leaders or we start to doubt trusted charities and corporations the next to fall will be anything that doesn’t “feel” real like celebrities, reality TV, and that leads to micro-celebrities (influencers).  Many are real, but getting paid to pitch a product might turn off an important revenue stream for your business.

You need to prepare for this now.

Build your own audience and do nothing but build trust.

Start today.

 

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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 735 – What Are You Really Selling?

Quote: “Your passion leads to your purpose”

Thursday: Infinity Customer

 

Why are you doing what you do?

If you answer… money.  That’s not good enough.  You need a purpose.  You must be able to wake up every day and feel the passion for what you are doing – if it’s just money, it won’t work.

Sure you might have a “good run” of a year or several years in business, however, there will come a point where you wake up and dread getting out of bed.

You must have a passion for what you are doing.

NOW… this is different from having a charitable purpose.  One trend with companies seems to be when you automatically donate a percentage of sales to a cause.  You “passionately” promote this service based aspect.  It doesn’t make you money, but it does allow you to  be a “good person” and think beyond your own walls.

Maybe you have your charitable purpose only at the holidays — that’s OK too.

But, this is not passion. You may be passionate about the service aspect… but it’s not enough, and not enough to get you through the long days of trudging forward.

You must find your passion.

If you simply love to make money and the quickest route is to sell “stuff” and it doesn’t matter what the stuff is… again, one day you’ll wake up and think – why am I selling stuff.

If you are selling stuff it’s nearly impossible to blog about it with passion.  You might be able to say “sale sale sale” but you cannot possibly get to the heart of the product.

It’s like this… we sell a forklift service for boating. Think of it like a valet service, you call ahead and in an hour your boat is taken out of the warehouse and launched for your use.  When we stopped selling the mechanical aspect of the “forklfit goes into the warehouse, lifts your boat, drives, and lanches” OR when we stopped selling the benefits of “no algae build up, out of the weather in storms, no need for a trailer” and instead started focusing on the outcomes, we found our passion leads to purpose.

Our purpose if to help customers to go boating.  But our passion is boating.

Customers may only have 45 minutes after work for a cruise and they don’t have time to launch the boat, but they want the memories with their kids… we provide the means for memories.

When we started to sell our purpose – the passion fell into place.

In order to transform from “one and done” to “infinity” you must be able to get your customers to transform to a tribe with a common passion that you share with them.  The passion is critical to the Infinity Marketing Machine.   The passion keeps the wheel’s moving – but you know what – the purpose, your purpose is what you talk about… it’s the information.

If you are having difficulty developing topics for posts or stories for blogs – you are having a purpose problem.  Ask yourself “why am I doing this?” that will lead you to the passion — when you know your passion, that’s what’s attracting your tribe together with you.  Talk about things that support the passion!t

Again.. find your passion and you’ll find your purpose.

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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