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What I’ve learned while using social media for business
by Tony Vidler I’ve been using social media for business to market myself and my services for quite a while now, and it has totally helped. No doubt about it. Social media has been good for marketing my business and building a profile way beyond what I anticipated. The thing that many professionals simply […]
by Tony Vidler I remain amazed that there are still financial advisers who say they do not see the point of social media when it comes to their business. Most of those advisers also keep saying that they could do with more prospects and customers. Is there any chance that these two concepts might […]
How to get customers enthused when our products are boring
by Tony Vidler How can we create or transfer enthusiasm to a customer when: Our products are as boring as the boring-est thing ever. The Value that customers receive from financial services products could be years and years and years away….if “physical value” actually ever turns up at all Our products are as boring as the […]
The 10 Things To Get Right For COI’s To Start (and Keep) Referring
by Tony Vidler A great Centre-of-Influence keeps referring…they are not really a COI unless they keep referring. That relatively reliable constant stream of introduction to target market prospects can build an advisory business better than any other form of marketing – especially if you have a few of them. So identifying a potentially great […]
You are probably closer to being “An Authority” than you realise.
by Tony Vidler IF you have bought into the key concept of providing good quality content, or information, to prospects in order to engage them until they are ready to use your services, the inevitable question becomes: “what do I provide in the way of content?” It seems a fair question too. Very […]
To Be a Recognised Expert You Must Be Willing To Be A Target
by Tony Vidler If you become a recognised expert then business will find its way to you. Prospecting per se ceases to be a problem. Getting to be that recognised expert can be a costless and effective way of marketing yourself as industry, local or national media is constantly looking for opinion-shapers and insight. […]
How to use your most valuable online real estate well!
by Tony Vidler The most valuable piece of online “real estate” any professional has today is their LinkedIn Summary section. It is searchable content, and there is LOADS of room to tell your story or compelling points of difference, or highlight your expertise….yet so many professionals barely use 50% of the space allowance, and even […]
Use the title prospects would search for, not what the industry calls you.
by Tony Vidler A simple tip to strengthen your ability to get found by your ideal prospects when they are searching online: use the title that THEY would use for someone like you, not the title we might use with our industry peers. It sounds a simple thing, but it is an area that […]
Here is the closest thing you’ll get to a marketing “free lunch”
by Tony Vidler Who doesn’t love free marketing? This would have to be of the more valuable free marketing things you’ll ever find if you want to grow your business: Google Keyword Planner. It is the closest thing there is to a “free lunch”. In fact it is probable the closest thing you’ll find […]
by Tony Vidler Too many referrals today are not converting into clients for too many professionals – and all too often the professionals are puzzled about why that is. Typically it comes down to us not looking good enough on line. Todays referrals usually do a quick search before deciding whether to meet […]