How To Create Your Marketing Message and Generate More Sales!
This week I received a lot of questions and I do mean a lot, about marketing, identifying your target market, and how to create your own marketing message. So, I decided to use this week’s blog post as a short course to help you get started.
Your “Target area” is not the same as your “Target Market”. There is a world of difference and without having a clear understanding of just what that is and how to identify your “target market” you can’t expect to grow your business or perhaps even stay in business for very long. Your target market in not where you sell your products and services, but rather WHO most urgently needs your products and services. It’s critical that you identify this information for the success of your business as quickly as possible. Your “Marketing Message” should identify a FEATURE of your product or service and the ADVANTAGE and BENEFIT of owning and using your product or service. Let me explain it this way.
State a selling feature of your product or service. Next state an advantage of that feature such as more power, ease of use, better function, etc. Now state the personal benefit your customer will enjoy when they own your product or service. You have just created your marketing message and your sales tool that will help your generate more profit and we all like that. Here is a little tip. A Feature is a type or quantity of something. It is also a logical or intellectual statement. So you want to see feature specifications spelled out clearly in black and white.
Advantages and Benefits are a quality or condition of something, have an emotional value, and are best conveyed by the use of something visual such as a photo or physical display. Each product or service type should have its own “Marketing Message” as well as one over-all Marketing Message for your company.
If you have never had any experience identifying your target market or creating your marketing message before, I know that it can feel a little daunting, but I have the cure for that. I have created The Small Business Toolkit to help you. If you have a different resource, that’s okay. It’s just important that you do it. There is a lot more to it than what I can convey here, but I hope this has helped a little. In The Small Business Toolkit I have already done most of the work for you so all you have to do is just fill in the blanks to a few questions and wha-la, you have identified your target market and created your first marketing message! These two things are worth their weight in gold as far as generating sales and growing your business. If you would like to start generating more sales this week just click on the link below now!
To smooth your path and guide you on your way to building your own successful business, I would encourage you to get your own personal copies of Business Genesis and The Small Business Toolkit Together they will help walk you through each step of building a successful business before you invest a ton of time, money, and resources. Both will save you years of mistakes, wasted money, and worry. I hope this has given you a little guidance. If you have a question of your own please feel free to post it in the comments below. Chances are if you are asking it, so are hundreds of others and that is why your question is an important one! If you need more in depth help, please feel free to post your comments below or Contact Me Directly and send me your questions. I love hearing from you and about your business! If you think this post would benefit someone else, please feel free to share it with them and we would love to connect with you on Twitter. @SpectrumBizllc.