Try This Marketing Tip Before You Hire Another Coach

โ€œ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐€ ๐‚๐จ๐š๐œ๐ก ๐Ž๐ซ ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐Ž๐ฐ๐ง๐ž๐ซ ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐จ ๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐‚๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ?โ€

Okay, and how many times have you heard that line before?

And itโ€™s usually coming from other coaches, foreign marketers, and copywriters trying to push their services and convince you that you need to spend huge sums of money on their programs or teams when you may just need a simple adjustment.

Let me tell you what I mean, then Iโ€™ll show you how to fix it in just 5 easy steps you can use right now.

As an editor and book coach, I work with plenty of coaches and experts who struggle to sell their services. Itโ€™s not because their product isnโ€™t any good. In fact, most of these authors-it-training have something great to offer and years of expertise to back it up. The real reason they arenโ€™t attracting high quality prospects is that theyโ€™re all making the same crucial mistake:

Theyโ€™re out of touch with their ideal clientโ€™s problem, wish, and urgency. They try to sell their service, instead of trying solve a problem their clients actually care about, offer the result their clients want, or acknowledge their potential clientsโ€™ need to solve the problem right now.

As a result, all of their marketing language sounds like, โ€œBuy my awesome product!โ€ or โ€œLet me teach you to [work work work] so you can [generic result].โ€

If youโ€™re reading this thinking, โ€œSh*tโ€ฆ Iโ€™ve been doing this same thing,โ€ donโ€™t worry! Copywriting is a very specific skill that most coaches and professionals donโ€™t learn until they have to do it for themselves. Hereโ€™s the easy solution though:

STEP 1: Get Super Specific about who your Ideal Client is. (What do they do? Where are they? What have they tried?)

STEP 2: Get Super Clear about the problem in their words. (What are they actually saying they want or are struggling with?)

STEP 3: Get Super Clear about their wish. (If they could snap their fingers and change things, what would it look like? What does โ€œproblem solvedโ€ look like to them?)

STEP 4: Get Super Clear on their urgency (Why is now the best time to solve this problem? What is it costing them? What is at stake?)

STEP 5: Adjust Your Copy to address the clientโ€™s problem, wish, and urgency. (Address their pain points and โ€œsellโ€ the wish, not the work.)

What you should end up with is something along the lines of, โ€œSolve your [pain point] and get your [wish] โ€ฆwithout [thing you want to avoid] -or- โ€ฆ in [desired timeline].โ€

Now you may be thinking, โ€œWait a minute, Andrae! What do you know about marketing? I thought you were just a book coach?โ€

I am a book coach. I help new and aspiring authors write and publish quality and effective books that resonate with readers, make an impact, and turn some of them into premium clients for the authorโ€™s business. But hereโ€™s the thing you should know about a book that gets these kinds of results:

In order to give people your results or prove to them that you can do so through a book, they have to read your book. In order for them to read it, you have to get them to buy it. In an ocean of โ€œHow Toโ€ books, the only way yours will stand out to your dream client is if it speaks their language.

Sounds like marketing to me.

So I teach my private clients the exact same thing Iโ€™ve told you above. Let me give you an example of how it works in practice, and not just theory.

Letโ€™s say youโ€™re my client and you specialize in weight loss coaching. You tell everyone, โ€œI help women get in shape fast by combining aerobics and intermittent fasting to boost metabolism and reduce fat storage.โ€

Sounds good, but thereโ€™s one problem. Nobody is looking for that. Anywhere.

Letโ€™s look at who your ideal client is. Her name is Jenny. Age 54. She needs to lose weight fast to lower her risk of heart failure before her doctor puts her on medication, but she struggles on popular diets and normal fitness routines. Sheโ€™s also tired of feeling sluggish and not having energy like she used to, and she wishes she could feel like she did in her younger body.

Thatโ€™s a lot of info to work with. From this, you could refine your previous statement to something more specific to her. That might look like, โ€œI help women in their 50s lose weight and feel 10 years younger through natural, personalized plans, without fad diets or impossible exercise routines.โ€

Do you see how the first version is generic and speaks to no one in particular? Do you see how the the second version is specific and instantly attractive to someone like Jenny?

In publishing, we use this same information to determine the language needed for titles, subtitles, book description, and promotional content. It makes all the difference between a book that sells and a book that gets shelved. This book might end up with a title like, I Have My Body Back: The Womenโ€™s Guide to Losing Weight and Gaining Energy After 50.

(See how this works? ๐Ÿ˜‰)

If youโ€™re struggling to make a real connection with your dream clients, try these steps before spending any money. I wonโ€™t tell you that you donโ€™t need a coach. Maybe you do, and thatโ€™s OK! But before you invest in another program (because Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ve bought a few), make sure your problem isnโ€™t an easy fix like this.

Trust me, when you nail the language, you should start seeing more interest and engagement from qualified, interested human beings.

Also, if youโ€™ve published a book that isnโ€™t moving or getting you the attention you thought it would, try taking a look at your title and book blurb. Those are your primary marketing tools. Then look at where youโ€™re putting it. Make sure itโ€™s in front of your ideal reader. (Positioning is a topic for another post!)

Happy selling!

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Andrae is an Author, Editor and Book Coach who helps authors write & publish high-impact books that change lives and turn readers into premium clients.

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Andrae Smith Jr.

Andrae is an Author, Editor and Book Coach who helps authors write & publish high-impact books that change lives and turn readers into premium clients.