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Don't Make This Marketing Mistake


Let's talk about a crucial marketing mistake that could be driving your customers away. Picture this: you've got a great product or service, and you're eager to get it out there. But in your enthusiasm, you might be pushing too hard and scaring away potential clients. Let me share a little story that perfectly illustrates this point.


One day, I liked a photo on social media and soon found myself on the receiving end of an unsolicited sales pitch. A woman slid into my DMs trying to sell me a business service. I politely thanked her but mentioned I wasn't interested. Instead of taking the hint, she dug deeper, asking if I was making six figures and if I could leave my job. I explained that I already had a strategy, was working with someone, and wasn't looking to leave my job. But she persisted, questioning if my job really cared about me and suggesting that with the right strategies, I wouldn't be thinking about my job at all. After a lengthy back-and-forth, she didn't get the sale, and now, whenever I see her name, I'm reminded of this pushy exchange.


The moral of the story? You can't bully someone into buying from you. It's important to be strategic and considerate in your approach. Here are three key takeaways from this experience:


  1. Don't Pressure Your Prospects: Assuming you know what someone needs and applying pressure to make a sale often comes off as desperate, not strategic. Understand your target market and build a relationship with them instead of trying to force a sale.

  2. Give People Time to Trust You: When you discover a new product or service, what's the first thing you do? You look for proof—testimonials, tips, and anything that shows the brand can deliver on its promises. Trust takes time to build, so give your audience the space to get to know and trust you.

  3. Check Your Approach: Put yourself in your customers' shoes. How would you feel if you were in their position? Consider their perspective and build a customer experience that makes them feel understood and valued. This ties back to knowing your audience and creating a welcoming environment.


In conclusion, successful marketing isn't about hard sales and high pressure. It's about understanding your audience, building trust, and creating a positive experience. So, take a step back, refine your approach, and watch your business flourish. Happy marketing!

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