Business formula for success, the 7-step blueprint, the secret sales funnel
Hang out online for long enough and you’ll notice there’s a lot of this type of online marketing going on.
Ever followed a formula / blueprint / system for business success but didn’t quite achieve what you thought you would?
Yes, there are some fabulous systems out there that are founded on marketing principles PLUS implementation tips that do work.
But there are just as many not so good ones too!
So how do you know which business formula to follow and which one to avoid?
Over the last few years I’ve:
- bought a LOT of marketing programmes,
- attended HEAPS of workshops and conferences,
- listened to webinars and podcasts, and
- read blogs, books and articles.
And through all this education that’s included marketing, blogging, content creation, copywriting and online strategies I’ve picked up information, tips and up to date advice from world experts.
But I’ve also learned something that not many people will tell you upfront…
…trying to follow an exact business formula, marketing system or sales blueprint doesn’t always work!
It may work for the person who’s selling you the system, but if it doesn’t fit in with your values or business goals, it may not work for you.
So here’s a few things I’ve learned that may help you find your own formula for business success
*I like to remember that business success will mean different things for everyone and it’s not just all about revenue, profit or market share…
1 Don’t force it! Trying to force yourself and your business into a marketing model, step by step system or formula that’s not aligned with your business or personal values won’t work in the long term.
2 Ask, “How can this work for my business?” There may be parts of the formula or a section that resonates while others don’t.
3 Stay open minded and learn, but always trust your gut instinct. If you’re being taught or shown something new that doesn’t feel right for you or your business, don’t do it.
4 In a programme that’s got online forums and Facebook groups? If you feel a bit “OMG EVERYONE ELSE is doing so much better than me” stay away from them!
5 Stay curious. Being curious and discovering what other people are doing will inspire you and keeps your mind open to possibilities and opportunities.
6 Keep a pen handy! As you listen and read, take notes that questions how you can use this information. Writing down any ideas that pop into your mind as you learn will help you create your own business success – with confidence.
7 Your business and career is totally different to everyone else’s. Your personal goals, family situation, business dreams and career achievements reflect your personality, values and awesome-ness!
Guidelines, formulas and systems are helpful – they can help shine light on where we need to go and how to get there!
But it’s up to you to check in with your gut and heart for the final say on whether this will lead to YOUR business success.