I’m going to introduce a phrase that I’ll begin using occasionally – “light marketing” or "lightside marketing" – to represent the kind of marketing I aim to practice.
What might come to mind by the word “light” is that it’s ineffective. That’s not what I mean by it, of course. In fact, Light Marketing is more likely to be sustainable for a solopreneur. The consistency of showing up – lightly! – then brings greater effectiveness over time, and a grounded Self-confidence, compared to doing hea…
Purity of Intention in Your Marketing
I’ve noticed that many service providers who consider themselves “spiritual” often toss their spirituality out the window when it comes to marketing.
For example, when they’re taught to use a sales/conversion funnel, they feel like they “have to” use it, even though it feels contrived and manipulative to them.
I say there’s no need for a sales funnel.
Holistic practitioners know that deep change is a long-term process, and yet in their business, they sometimes try to force short-term result…
FOMO Marketing vs. Kindness Toward Your Audience
"There are only TWO spots left in the program. Sign up now!"
…is the sort of marketing message we might receive from a conventional marketer.
It seems to me that they haven’t taken the care to consider how the audience feels. They're doing it because it "works" to get those few openings filled.
When they offer only 2 spots left, and yet the campaign is being sent to thousands of people, what are the rest o…
Instantly Impressive vs. Consistently Authentic
- Be impressive instantly.
- Be consistently authentic.
You can get clients through both methods, but only one method unleashes your full potential.
Let’s start with what most people think marketing is about:
This is when you work hard to make a great first impression: awesome logo, amazing website, persuasive copywriting, undeniable testimonials, polished videos, perf…
Don’t fixate on “growing an Email List”... instead, grow a holistic audience.
“How do I grow my email list?"
I’ve been asked this question for years. People hear from business experts that building an email list is the most important thing to do in marketing.
It’s a myopic focus. If you talk more deeply with marketing experts, I think they'll agree.
None of us need an “email list”. What we actually want is an audience who cares about what we offer.