TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 641 – Pick Your Buckets!

Quote: “If you are consistent, you will get results.”

Tuesday: Content and Consistency

 

Yesterday I started my interview season… and it got me thinking about consistency, more specific what does consistency mean.

A great way to conduct an interview is to keep a list of questions and ask each candidate the same questions.  It helps you develop a baseline from which to compare their compatibility and find the best rise to the top.

Well… while the questions are the same, and you get the general topics covered.  That is where consistency ends.  The answers change the course of the interview wildly.

And the same happens when you provide content to your audience.

Let’s use today’s quote as your guide.  Let’s say I ask, what does the quote“If you are consistent, you will get results.” mean to you?

You will answer in a different way than I would answer.

So while the question is consistent, the answers will go all over the map.  That’s the fun of consistency in content.

This is why you need a content plan!

The content plan keeps you on track.  Think of content like buckets.  Buckets that you an fill with articles or posts.  For example I use the 5 buckets… credibility, content, consistency, customers, and cash — Each day has a topic and I write within the topic.

This consistency helps you as a reader to anticipate what “tomorrow” will bring… it’s comfortable.  It’s a surprise as to “what” the post will be, but you have comfort in understanding “why” the information is provided!

Stop and do this.

Make your broad topics.  Select 3 to 6 buckets that you know you can fill and then all you have to do is fill them!

SO make it your goal for today to pick your buckets!

#doinginfinity

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

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #635 – Don’t Use Marketing for Evil

Quote: “I will NOT use marketing for evil. “

Tuesday: Content and Consistency

Just a little reminder today, when you create content… make sure to do so ethically.  Never use marketing for evil.  It’s easy to do… but don’t.

For example…

One of my favorite movies is, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” – it’s a brilliant little rom-com about the dumb things that women do in relationships.  It’s actually a great dating “how to” by seeing the real life “how not to’s” in action.

The lead character is inspired by her friend’s dating faux pas.  The friend is needy, clingy, you get the point.  The lead writes an article for a magazine where she attracts a man, then repels him doing the “needy clingy” things herself.  Thus, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”

There’s more to the movie, I won’t spoil it.

But you understand.

Create your market (attract the man) and then sell your product (implement magazine article tactics).

OK.

Is this evil?  The Man is the unknowing recipient of the scheme… I know. It’s a cute movie.

But is this using marketing for evil?’

You be the judge.  It is legal.

Next topic…

I just got done watching a podcast interview between Glenn Beck and Abby Johnson.  The podcast is over an hour long and when I initially started, I thought, “there’s no way I’ll watch the whole thing.”

I watched the whole darn thing because it was so intriguing.

I’m done watching and yet I’m still processing it… and I think I will be processing for some time to come.

Here’s why.

“Do not use marketing for evil.”

These words are swirling in my head.

I’ve heard this statement before.

Many times.

However… the world is at such a point where you can target, down to the mile, your ideal customers.

But let me repeat, “DO NOT USE MARKETING FOR EVIL.”

This post is going to be a long one, but I operate from this mantra, I’ve heard this mantra, I believe this mantra.  What this Mantra has always meant to me is… do not manipulate.  Thus my conundrum with “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” – although the lead’s attraction tactics were traditional, the intent was, well… manipulative. Dare I say, evil.

Let’s say manipulative… and as you know, it’s super easy to manipulate.

Why do I say that? Read the book “Influence” by Robert Cialdini.  Just one book will teach you how easy it is to use psychological triggers to sell.

And let’s be honest, we’re all capitalists.  We want to make money. We have our own businesses… but the “Do not use marketing for evil” is such that… we do not sell to those that do not want, can’t afford, or it is not a good fit.  That was my belief in this statement…

Until…

Wholy F.   The podcast.

Chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies.  (I’m clearing my head).

Let’s say you want to sell chocolate chip cookies at the mall.  You offer free samples, you provide free smells of fresh baked cookies, you wrap them up in adorable little packages of love.  Right?  You actively attract your ideal client with aroma and love.

Sounds legit.

Now let’s say we combine our marketing plan with a weight loss clinic.    The weight loss clinic wants more clients.  So they say, “hey cookie empire, your clients are ideal for us.  Let’s partner up.”

The clinic continues with their plan, “We’ll pay you a finder’s fee if you share your customer list.  But in the meantime, we will be the ones paying for your ‘free’ cookies at the mall.’  AND give them this 50% off coupon for their cookie order if they sign up for your email list.  Your ‘Cookie of the month’ arrives in their mail box FREE… we will pay for it. Then guess what, when swimsuit weather is just around the corner, we’re going to start promoting our weight loss clinic to them.”

Is this smart business, manipulative, or evil?

Are they actually manifesting the problem of weight gain?  SURE, the customer voluntarily bought and consumed the cookies.  SURE, the smells were free and they signed up and received the 50% offer all on their own.  SURE you provided everything you promised… and more!   But you know it’s impossible to resist a fresh baked gooey hot melted chocolate chip cookie.

Right?

It’s legal.

But is this evil?

I know it’s breakfast time.  So… don’t stop reading.

This is going to be an eye opener.  So we’re going back to the podcast. I want you to listen starting at 11 minutes in on the show.

I want you to hear pure evil.

Shoot, I gave it away.

Well, now that the cat’s out of the bag, let’s just jump in.  At 11 minutes you’ll start to hear the marketing plan for Planned Parenthood.

On one level it’s genius.  On the other, it’s the moment you realize that evil really exists in our everyday world.  Their plan is so pure and genuine there are no other words to describe it, other than evil.  I’m not going to debate the merits of pro-life/pro-choice.

I’m talking about their business model.

Their product is an abortion.

So from a marketing perspective, to sell this product you must identify your target audience.

Hummmmmmmmmm

I’m going to say women of child bearing years.

One step further… I’m going to say our anti-market is men.  In fact, the further we can distance men from the discussion the better.  Their input is actually harmful to our sales.

Another anti-market would also be parents.  We must do what we can to eliminate parents from the discussion.  Again, their input is actually harmful to our sales.

Are you seeing the strategic marketing?

Here’s why you need to listen for yourself starting at minute 11.

Put your thinking caps on, where is their niche?  Where are the people that are soooooo ready for their product?

Answer… College women?

  1. NO. NO!

The college women are the consumers of their product.

I want to know who is READY for their product.

Answer…. Sweet, little, innocent children who will consume their message in the public schools when it’s wrapped in an adorable helpful little package called, “sex education”.  These 5, 6, 7 year olds simply do not have the cogitative skills to question authority or draw their own independent conclusions, these are your market.

Remember, marketing is about long game.

When you get into the schools and teach “health” or “sex education” with the same representative, year after year, you build trust with the children.

OMG… the children “KNOW, LIKE, TRUST” the representative.

Ever heard those words before?

It’s getting sick, isn’t it.

As this trusted person, you give the child birth control.  The example, starts at minute 11, please listen for yourself… the example is that Planned Parenthood KNOWS (plans) that the child will have an oops moment, and forget to take a birth control pill.

And they just created their need for an abortion.

THIS IS EVIL.

It’s simply pure evil.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share today’s journey, we’ve gone from a cute movie, to yummie cookies, to helpful sex education person.

My take away is this.  I want you to listen starting at 11 minutes, and go through the whole podcast.  Understand what their business model is…

In fact, the last two questions are actually the most important marketing lessons that Abby discusses, from her first-hand experience. Here goes, she says that no woman in a pregnancy crisis will walk up to a woman holding a sign screaming that she’s a murderer. Kinda makes sense, eh?

In fact, it actually does the opposite; the women go away from the screaming murderer message, to the worker inside that shows them a safe comfortable place.

Remember that.

Screaming doesn’t work to attract, it repels. When you SCREAM your marketing message, you will repel potential customers and get the opposite reaction.

Parents know this…

Yet, day after day, these (air quotes) “pro-life” protesters yell, scream, belittle.  When asked why the protestors use their screaming tactics, they believe God sent them to spread their message. That makes me wonder, if God understands marketing… trust me, I’m not challenging God’s Marketing Prowess… I’m thinking that maybe… like birth control pills start the process; paid (or allowed) screaming protesters seal the deal.

Lots and lots of evil at work.

And it’s legal.

Just remember.

Perception, messaging, and manipulation are everywhere.

But please don’t participate.

The better you get at your marketing skill, the more you will recognize the line in the sand.

DON’T USE MARKETING FOR EVIL.

 

#doinginfinity

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

TribeogyBlog.com – Episode 634 – When a 5 Star Hotel Rates a Three!

Quote: “No amount of money can buy someone credibility” – DMclaughlin

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

 

Becoming a Subject Matter Expert takes time and money.  BUT, money won’t buy your credibility.

Think about that.

It’s like taking photos of a hotel room at a 5 star hotel, putting them on your 3 star hotel’s website and rationalizing that, well, it LOOKS like we’re a 5 star hotel.

Great idea, until…

The guest that reserved your room shows up and BOOM they’re mad you lied.  Your hotel loses all credibility.

You tried to buy credibility with “nice” photos — it’s just too bad they were not YOUR photos.

If you had just been true to yourself and sold your best attributes you would have earned credibility.

It’s really that simple.

Time and information earns credibility — but if you short cut it by trying to buy your way it will backfire.

If in doubt, think of the hotel example!

Now that you know this little rule, what do you plan to do about it?  Will you take this information and create a post on Facebook or upload a video on Instagram?

Now’s your chance… get out there, put your time in, and share your brilliance. 🙂

 

 

#doinginfinity

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

TribeologyBlog.com – Week in Review – Episodes #628 to #633

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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 #628 – Why Become a Subject Matter Expert

Tuesday – Content & Consistency – Episode #629 – Why You Must Keep Your Foot On the Gas

Wednesday – Midweek Motivation – Episode #630 – Keep Going – It’s a Great Way To Learn Patience

Thursday – Infinity Customer – Episode #631 – What are the Kids Doing These Days?

Friday – Big Money – Episode #632 – Attack Emotions

Saturday – Try This! – Episode #633 – Something for Free

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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #612 – Facebook Down… Have We Achieved “When”?

Quote: “If not now then when”

Thursday: Infinity Customer

 

I just discovered something.  I’ve been trying to teach to a “system” or “process” called Tribeology.

That’s wrong.

I just discovered that Tribeology is actually a way of life.

Hear me out.

The reason I discovered this is due to one of the 4 online seminars I’m taking right now… the task was to write “my” story.  The reason I’m selling the thing I’m selling.

Well, I just chronicled my journey in formulating our Profit Center, the Boat Club.  It was a very slow growth process… until I implemented Tribeology.

Now here’s the secret, I didn’t know it was Tribeology at the time.  Looking back I can easily see it, but in the middle of it, I had no idea.

I thought I was just doing email marketing.

And I was.

But email marketing done at the same time you implement the 5 C’s and target your most loved customer will transform into Tribeology.

It’s not a process, this is a way of life.

The reason we struggle with content and having to “find something” to post is because we haven’t completely committed to the “way of life” that Tribeology requires.

Commit.

Utilize your marketing skills but Live Tribeology.  This is your vibe.  This is your tribe. This is your business.

Adopt this vibe throughout all aspects of your everyday transactions and it will become easy to post, enjoyable to communicate, and exciting to repeat.

and that brings me full circle to today’s quote…

Five Simple Words

“if not now then when”

Facebook was “down” today.  If your whole list and economic security has been built on their platform, today you did not make sales.  Today you are NOT in control.

Do you want to be dependent on Facebook or risk a Google smack?

Or do you want financial freedom by attracting an ideal customer, transforming from “one and done” to “Infinity”, and controlling your future by cultivating your private list as an asset of your business?

Commit.

IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN

 

 

#doinginfinity

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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 #603 to #608

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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.

NEW:  Grab my free 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.

 

Monday – Subject Matter Expert – Episode #603 – Add Color (In The Right Place)

Tuesday – Content & Consistency – Episode #604 – How Can a Smile Face Beach Ball Be Considered Content?

Wednesday – Midweek Motivation – Episode #605 – Just Keep Going!

Thursday – Infinity Customer – Episode #606 – Be Rewarding

Friday – Big Money – Episode #607 – Show Success from Start to Finish

Saturday – Try This! – Episode #608 – Marketing Does Not Have To Be Expensive!

Thanks so much for your interest in my ideas – to get more info, follow me… also if you like what you’re reading… I’d love to have you join me here:  start here

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Would you do me a favor and join my “week in review” newsletter, that way, I’ll also be able to keep you posted on my progress of upcoming books, speaking events, etc…

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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”!
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