Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Marketing Pyramid: How to Find Your Ideal Client

If you were trying to find your soul mate through a dating site, a description such as, "Looking for someone 35-45 in Seattle who drives a red car" isn't going to find you your Prince or Princess Charming.
The same is true with your marketing materials. Generic marketing will only attract generic clients.

To find those people who get you excited about your business and what you're doing, you have to laser in on what I call your "ideal client." You have to be very conscious about what you are saying so you can attract the clients who get the best from you and get the best results from your unique services.

"Well, Lisa, I do that by marketing to my target audience," you might say. That's great, but it's not enough. And it's not enough to market to your niche - you have to go further!

Picture a pyramid. The bottom or widest part is your target audience - let's say women, age 35-45, living in Seattle. The niche is the next part of the pyramid, such as women going through divorce. Many people stop right there in defining their clients, but not everyone fitting that niche is ready to invest in your services. You need to reach the ones who are ready - your ideal clients who are at the sharpest point of the pyramid.

A great way to start pinpointing your ideal client is to ask yourself the following questions: Which clients are my favorites (you'd want to clone them, that's how much you love them) and why?

Once you start creating this profile, you'll start thinking of the words your ideal clients need to hear. If your favorite client is super ready for change, then which do you think will resonate more with them?
1. "Are you going through a divorce?"
2. "Are you going through a divorce and ready for that life transition to catapult you on a new journey?"
I'm guessing you'll agree with me that it's number two.

The next step is to channel your ideal client into your marketing. You should know them so well that it should be as easy as writing to your best friend. You'll be amazed how your marketing will be transformed when you connect with your ideal clients...

About the Author:
Lisa Cherney is a Marketing Intuitive and President & Founder of Conscious Marketing™. Lisa has helped thousands of business owners tap into their intuition and market their businesses from the ‘Inside Out'. Lisa tells her story in her co-authored book “Inspiration to Realization,” available at http://www.consciousmarketing.com/ Conscious Marketing also offers workshops and coaching. Visit her website for more details or call 887-771-0156. No. of Times this article has been viewed : 388
Date Published : Nov 24 2010

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