Answering entrepreneurs' most burning marketing questions
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Our CEO Vicky Wu brings her 30 years of experience marketing for Fortune 500 companies, multi-million and multi-billion-dollar global corporations to answer your specific marketing questions. Most entrepreneurs aren’t able to find – or afford – access to this level of expertise. And that’s exactly why we’re bringing it to you.
Without a lot more information about your business, I would say: it depends.
Most of it depends upon your product/service – is what you have to offer needed? Is there an audience, that has the money to spend, who need what you have? And is your product or service good, in that it solves their problem?
While I cannot speak to any of that without knowing more (and all of that is actually part of marketing), I gathered some of my friends and clients who have already reached that level, and gathered some of their tips with my own.
Here is some advice from entrepreneurs who are already making 6-figures a year:
- Stop over-complicating your business and anything in it (including marketing).
- Stop trying to do it all yourself and working harder. Actually, to reach the next levels in your business, you should be doing less.
- Set big goals, then set smaller goals based upon those.
- Manage your time well – it’s one of your most finite resources.
- Don’t get distracted by all of the shiny new marketing things out there.
- Don’t expect immediate results. It’s still true that most new businesses take at least a year to see a profit. Make your plans for the long-term.
- Realize that most of the people who say “learn my system how I made $$$$$$$ in one day” are total crap (see the tip above). Stop giving your money to them and invest in real foundations for your business.
- Stop paying attention to the people who brag and brag about how much money they make (and they can help you make that too). Similar to the above tip. Blowing smoke. People with high-level expertise tend to talk about their clients’ successes, not their own.
- Find the bottlenecks, regularly look for them, and get rid of them.
- Focus on being good at what you do. Let someone else focus on being good at your marketing.
- Be open-minded because you never know where the BEST idea will come from and you may miss it if you’re too rigid.
- Set up the systems that will take you to your end goal (not just your NEXT goal).
- Know your numbers – not just how much income you want to make, but the taxes, expenses, so that you know how much you can keep.
If you need more specific advice, I would be happy to hop on a call for a free consultation. Book a free marketing strategy session now.
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Vicky is the CEO and Chief Creative Strategist of Vicky Wu Marketing. She draws from 30 years of experience at the CMO level, the CEO level, marketing for Fortune 500 companies and multi-million and multi-billion-dollar organizations, PLUS strategies learned helping startups and nonprofits with limited budgets … now focusing on providing SMBs with effective and efficient marketing strategies – giving them access to the same level of expertise as the really big guys with deep pockets, that they may not otherwise be able to access.