ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode #514 – Blogging is Easy With This One Simple Secret…

Grab my free guide: The 5 C’s of the Infinity Marketing Machine

“Daily, consistent, focused, faithful expectation raises the miracle power of achieving your dreams.”

Tuesday: Content and Consistency

 

Yesterday we discussed the importance of continually learning.  You need to read and keep yourself informed of happenings and trends in your industry…

But

More Important you must share this information.

That seems easier said versus actually doing.  Here’s why…

YOU’RE BUSY!

There’s nothing wrong with that… you are running a business. Who on earth has the time to write content (or speak or video).

Well, you need to find a way.  Because, that consistent communication is VITAL to the success of your Infinity Marketing  Machine.

Now… Here’s an idea.

Think of your content as programming.

What aspect of your business do you enjoy talking about that you can create a weekly “show” about?  And by show I mean post.

Look at what I do… I celebrate the 5 C’s of the Infinity Marketing Machine.  Monday is Subject Matter Expert, Tuesday is Content and Consistency, Wednesday is Midweek Motivation, Thursday is Infinity Customer, Friday is Big Money, Saturday is Try This, and Sunday is the Week in Review.

That’s it.  I know, on each day of the week, my general topic.

That takes a whole bunch of stress out of my content creation.  I look at my blog as programming.

For you… do a week in review, have a customer highlight, and that leaves 5 more.  Just think about what you can discuss on a weekly basis!  This will give your readers an inside connection to who you are and what your business is all about.

It makes you appear organized, knowledgeable, and gives you the expert status you desire!

Today… come up with your content “programming” – you’ll be happy you did!

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “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.

 

 

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

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ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode 513 – Why Does Reading Builds Your Subject Matter Expert Status?

Grab my free guide: The 5 C’s of the Infinity Marketing Machine

“Read more, learn more, invest in yourself.”

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

The first “C” of the Infinity Marketing Machine is designed to build your credibility with your customers.  Our goal is to turn customers into a tribe that knows, likes, and trusts you.

It’s an important “C” that is often overlooked.  But, just like a face to face encounter can leave you a tad uneasy if you sense something is shady about the person you talk to… so too can a visit to your website if the person, business, or product seems shady.

The way to less “shady” yourself is to promote the things that make you reputable!

Often this is honors, awards, education, titles… but sometimes it’s as simple as sharing your knowledge.

Today’s inspiration goes miles for building your Subject Matter Expertise.  You must be willing to invest in yourself… this can be as simple as reading trade magazines.  However, it should not be a chore… if it is a chore, you may possibly be in the wrong industry.

Reading is the first aspect… writing and speaking is the next.  You must share your knowledge.

This can be in the form of your blog posts, posts on Facebook, pages on your website, or even the descriptions of your products and services.

There are many ways your expertise is highlighted.  This is why it’s so important to stay current with the latest trends and information.

So the next time someone remarks on how you’re reading a magazine… just tell them you’re building your subject matter expertise!   It’s true… keep current.

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Content & Consistency”!

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

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode 511 – Water the Fake Plants to Grow Real Cash.

“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.”~ Mitch Hedberg

Friday: Big Money Small Change

Let’s take a look at a post I saw online this past summer.

It’s celebrating National Ice Cream Day and it’s a cookie store.  Does the store sell ice cream?  Nope.

Just in case you don’t think you can make money promoting a “National Day Of…” that does not relate directly to your business… look at this

 

As you get more creative with your post think of this one… I love this company. The gal is an artist with frosting.  Look at how adorable these cookies are!  They taste yummie too.

But they don’t sell ice cream.  However, looking at the photo, you see just how creative they are with their marketing.

Here’s a challenge:

Today is National Indiana day… that should be easy for some of you in Indiana… or that have customers from Indiana.

Today is also National Fast Food — that might be a little more difficult… but imagine if you can see a fast food place out the window from your desk?  It’s OK to wish them a Happy Fast Food Day.  Even exercise facilities have “cheat days”!

I’ve got to tell you, Monday is National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day!  YES… I’ll celebrate that one!  But maybe you have a soda machine you visit… it’s OK to make a silly post to just show you’re human.

What I’m trying to say is don’t let your fake plants die because you haven’t pretend watered them.  Let your tribe celebrate with you!  Sometimes silly works.  (PS:  From the dork files… when I was a kid, my parents went out of town and left me the job of watering the plants, hummm much to my surprise, many were fake!  Still watered them… oops)

So don’t actually water fake plants, but doing small things like showing your “behind the scenes” will pay off via loyalty with your tribe.

#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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ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode #508 – Recycle the Sunset… or Is It a Sunrise?

“books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told.” Umberto Eco

When you create content, just remember… the sun will rise and the sun will set every day… yet, each day is different.  So while the story can be about the sunrise, there’s always something different to talk about.

While I had the sunrise on my mind… I pulled up the photo for today’s inspiration and noticed that if you type sunrise in the search, then you do another search and type sunset, they exact same photos come up.

So look at the photo… do you think it’s a sunset or sunrise?  I’m guessing your answer probably has some deep seeded psychological “tell” but it proves a point.  You can have the same story from many angles… OR… as you are trying to create valuable content… why not create a “best of” list, guide, or book for your tribe!

I did last night.

This was a fun project that I put together to explain the 5C’s of the Infinity Marketing Machine.  I call it #doinginfinity.  Sign up and I’ll email you a FREE download.

It will give you an idea of how to take different posts and repackage!  AND it will be a great reminder for how to improve your tribe building effort at your business.

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Week in Review”!
PS:  Like my vibe? I want you to join my tribe! start here

 

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

 

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode #507 – What Does Driving a Barge Have To Do With Your Content Marketing Plan?

“Content marketing is great for SEO but also for building credibility.”

Monday: Credibility (Subject Matter Expert)

Today the inspiration talks about content marketing and how it’s great for SEO – but the at the end we get a hook on “building credibility”.

Let’s chat about Credibility.   I pick Mondays because I like to ease into the week by talking about ourselves!  haha  Sometimes that’s hard.

Here’s the deal.

The sooner you get out of your own way, the better!  And I’m going to use a real world example from last week.

The bulk of my “real world” experience comes from our family marina.  Well… last week my dad had a full knee replacement.  I know, ouch.  He’s doing well.  But while he’s recovering, I’m the point person for all things going on at the marina.

It’s now November, in Minnesota, and should be “calm”.  We just got all of the boats out and we’re waiting for the lake to freeze.   On Halloween we closed the gas dock for the summer, just over 10 days ago.

Historically the lake freezes mid to lake November, usually around Thanksgiving, two years ago it was the day before Christmas, but that was really late.

OK, so imagine my surprise when the owner of the barge company came in last week on Tuesday and said he needs to bring the barge over on Thursday or Friday because the lake is going to freeze by the end of the week!

The original plan was to bring it over at Thanksgiving.

But this meant we needed to get part of the dock pulled in preparation for the barge.

Again, at this point 6 days earlier we were still pumping gas, now I’m being told the lake is going to freeze.

hummmmmmmmmm…

This is why you need to be an expert and you need to rely on experts!

This seemed so out of the realm of possibilities to me, then again, we do not measure lake temperature.  They do.

I needed to stop. Think. Process. AND realize, they’re the expert.

Now… look at these two photos.

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Thursday Afternoon – water!

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Saturday Morning – ice!  #experts

Do you have this expert status command with your clients?  When you speak, will they do what I did with the barge company…?

Will your customers:
Stop.
Think.
Process.
AND realize that you are an expert?

This is why you need to position yourself ONLINE as a subject matter expert in your field.  You need to become the “go to” person/expert/business!

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Week in Review”!
PS:  Like my vibe? I want you to join my tribe! start here

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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

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode 504 – Quit Advertising, Throw A Party Instead.

“Inviting people into your home is about them, and not you. . . “

When I’m creating marketing ideas the easy way to come up with the best ideas is to consider the customer as a guest.

Sometimes this is a tough leap to make… depending on your crowd… but when you visualize the customer in your house you get a completely different perspective on how to interact with them.

For example… if you invite someone to your home, and they show up, you invite them in.  I mean how rude would it be to leave them on the porch?!

Same for your business.  Every piece of advertising you create is an invitation to visit your “home” a.k.a. your business.

That means… when they show up, treat them well!  Make sure your store/or office front is clean, welcoming, and that you are happy to see them!

Remember, you INVITED them.

See the difference?  If you look at marketing/advertising as your way to INVITE people it’s completely different from placing an ad or writing a post.

I’ve spent a lot of time on this particular topic… because I really, really like it.  I created a mini-series.  The first of a three part series on the way to becoming a tribeologist!

Yes… how cool is that.

We start with the marketing party system, move to the mini-infinity, then complete pre-tribe.  These three things are going to transform your business, easily, into it’s own Infinity Marketing Machine – based on the concept of building a loyal tribe that knows, likes, and trusts you!

But it all starts with an invitation to your party.  The marketing that brings them in the door.

If you want to learn more… just click here.

Let’s throw a party and create our tribe!

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Big Money 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

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode 503 – Success or Hesitation, the Choice is Yours!

“Talent alone won’t make you a success.  Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready.  The most important question is: ‘Are you ready?'” Johnny Carson

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

So are you ready?

I think you’re reading my blog because you are ready.  You may not feel ready. But you are…

Here’s how I came to that conclusion.

You somehow found me… probably because you were looking to improve your social media presence for your business.  And it’s because you were looking for a better way that you are the type of person who takes control and is… ready!

This makes all the difference in your success because when you’re ready to take action and that opportunity comes along you can act right then and there.

If you’re not ready… and that big opportunity comes along you look for an excuse as to why it won’t work.  Silly as that sounds.  You sabotage yourself with negative thoughts and non-actions.

We’re all familiar with the action.  It’s the action of “NO ACTION” otherwise known as hesitation that kills dreams.

Make sense? When you are “not ready” you hesitate.  So today, look for opportunities, but more important, be ready.  Decide right now that you are ready to take actions.

NO more hesitating – you came here for a reason… that reason is to succeed!  You can only succeed when you take action.

 

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Infinity Customer”!
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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

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode 502 – Achilles Tendons, Corn on the Cob, and Guns and Roses.

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” Napoleon Hill

Tuesday: Content and Consistency

Yesterday I talked about how I hate running… today I’m going to talk about perspiration.  Hummm…. I subliminally must want to work out.  You see, I’ve had a problem with my Achilles tendon for over 18 months.   Here’s the problem, it hurts, I do the exercises, it feels better, then I stop.  Then it hurts, I do the exercises, it feels better, then I stop.  This goes on and on.

The good news is… I’m consistent!

Here’s the scoop  about what my painful Achilles, it should teach us that we need PATIENCE.

My plan for the past 6 weeks has been to do the exercises whether I “think” I need them or not.  I’m not perfect at it… but I’ve been much more consistent.  And being the stubborn person I am, I hate to admit it, the exercises do work.

Whew. I got through that!

How does this relate to content creation and your Infinity Marketing Machine?  You need to be patient, persistent, and put the work in… you might not sweat, but this does take consistent effort.  However, patience is the part we forget to put in the mix.

Patience is needed when you feel like you’re creating a post and you get one “like” OR even zero “likes”.  Patience is needed when you create a magnificent and informative passion page for your website and no one reads it that day.  Patience is needed when you create an email with an “buy now” offer and no one buys anything!  Ugh.

The reason this needs patience is you cannot quit. You can adjust and modify.  But don’t quit.

Remember, one part of content creation and content marketing is your new role as a farmer. You plant your articles and in the future your traffic will grow.  No one would put a seed in the ground and expect an ear of corn at the end of the day.  However, if you plant the seed, by the time August rolls around you’re eating corn on the cob!

Traffic has the same effect.  Create the article and later you’ll receive traffic.

Patience. We all need patience.  I feel a Guns and Roses song approaching.

hahaha

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “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

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode #501 – No Matter How Much You Hate It, Become An Expert at Running.

“Embrace Your Expertise”

Monday: Character (Subject Matter Expert)

It’s ironic.  We focus on our weakness and then wonder why we don’t excel.

I’ve always wondered why we do this, especially with tests.  I can remember taking tests in school and the next day you’d get the graded test back… and immediately you’d look at the grade, then focus on all the answers you got wrong.

Why do we focus on this?

I also remember being really terrible at running and having my gym teacher tell me I need to focus on running… at this point I was a State Champion at baton twirling, a sport which requires zero running.  Yet… my teacher wanted me to focus my effort on running.

That seemed crazy to me.  I hate running. I’m not good at it.  I loved baton twirling. I was good at it.  So why on earth would my teacher say to focus on running… that’s dumb.

We need to focus on what we do really well, and pay other people to do the stuff we are awful at.

It’s that simple.  Minus the running, but there are days it would be awesome if you could pay someone to exercise for you! 🙂

But seriously, I think these early years of upside down and backward messaging screws us up later in life when we need to market ourselves as experts.

Think about a job interview… I know you have your own business so you don’t do that… but you have had one in the past.  They are horrible and uncomfortable because you’re there to “sell” yourself as an expert.

Well… we still do this in our everyday representations as a business owner.  You meet with people, share knowledge, and sell yourself!  Therefore, you must step past the shortcomings of your youth, the “work on your weaknesses” and spend time focusing on the “wrong test answers” and instead…

Believe you are an expert, right down in your soul!

You are an expert.

Today, use this new superpower and talk to someone KNOWING you are an expert.

Embrace Your Expertise.

 

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Week in Review”!
PS:  Like my vibe? I want you to join my tribe! start here

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

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Week in Review – Episodes #495 to #500

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

Remember:  Learn It. Do It. Profit.

 

Monday – Subject Matter Expert – Episode #495 – Go Full Circle and Don’t Learn In a Classroom

Tuesday – Content & Consistency – Episode #496 – Two for One Deal… Every Day!

Wednesday – Midweek Motivation – Episode #497 – Making Life Less Suck!

Thursday – Infinity Customer – Episode #498 – Get a Room!

Friday – Big Money – Episode #499 – How Does a Train Go Places But Never Move?

Saturday – Try This! – Episode #500 – Help Someone Find You

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