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3 questions to ask if you're feeling OVERLOOKED in the online space

3 QUESTIONS TO ASK IF YOU'RE FEELING OVERLOOKED IN THE ONLINE SPACE

Let me paint you a little picture.

9 times out of 10 it isn't your copy it is your messaging. The messaging of your brand needs to be clear and specific before you can expect people to react, engage and buy from your social media posts. I'm giving you 3 questions to ask yourself today!

Client: "No one is responding to my posts or emails and I'm not selling anything, I think my messaging is off."
Me: "Well let's have a look, send me your message."
Client: **sends over a FB social media post**
Me: "This is copy, not your messaging. Fixing this isn't going to fix the problem."

Let's all look at copy as the surface level and your messaging the core. Your copy matters obviously, I mean I did an entire challenge on this, but if you are REALLY struggling most likely it isn't what you are saying, it's WHY you are saying it.

Your messaging, just like your brand, is the core of your business. When we rush into writing newsletters, social postings, FB ads, etc... without having a clear idea of our core brand messages, we end up flailing around just hoping someone will engage with us.
Sound familiar?

I'm not pointing fingers, I've done it too - in fact that is basically ALL I did this time last year. Sure I was visible and I was "marketing", but nothing was happening. I spent three months going live, hosting trainings, showing up in multiple groups, etc.. and not one single potential client was paying me ANY attention. Why? Because I wasn't clear on EXACTLY what it is my brand and business was built around.

Think of a mind map. Your core message is in a circle in the center and from there you have countless stems that point to your programs, social media posts, live streams, courses, etc...

When you create a brand around these messages everything flows seamlessly to them and you avoid confusing the shit out of your potential clients.

If you are struggling with your messaging, ask yourself these questions:
⇉ What do I teach/ give my clients?
⇉ Why do I offer these services?
⇉ How do they grow from them?

When you have these fundamental pieces in place your copy becomes more clear, your intention becomes more clear, you attract the people who you want to work with and so much more.

Messaging is a HUGE piece of the puzzle when it comes to launching and running a successful business, again you gotta trust me on this because I've lived it. When I took the time to really focus on my messaging I started consistently signing clients into my 1:1 program, growing my community, selling my courses via funnels, etc. I'm living proof that your messaging DOES matter, especially in the online world.

So, if your social media posts aren't performing how you would like them too, get to the root of the issue, before dealing with the surface level shit!

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P.S. That's why in Roadmap to Freedom we spend a lot of time on building the core brand messages for your business before we dive into writing any copy, creating a brand, creating programs and more.

In fact here is a little piece of what we focus on in Roadmap to Freedom:

FIND YOUR MESSAGING MAGIC & START BUILDING YOUR RECOGNIZABLE VOICE ONLINE

🔶 Create messaging that speaks directly to your audience, showcases your personal story (you know that thing that makes you different) so your dream clients are instantly magnetized to your brand and business.

🔶 Create your core brand messages, by tapping into your story and purpose, that allow you to seamlessly carry your personal brand into every single aspect of your business, making selling about connection and not being pushy,

🔶 Learn more about the main social media platforms, so you can decide which areas to focus on first, so your message becomes consistent and has a larger impact and influence.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ROADMAP TO FREEDOM >>


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Michelle Knight is a Branding and Business coach for female entrepreneurs who are struggling to gain visibility and traction to take their business to the next level. She works with her clients to dive deep into their story so they can create a brand and message that positions them as an expert and allows them to create their desired income to free up time in their schedule for what matters most. Learn more >>

What to Include In the About Me Section of Your Website

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN the ABOUT ME SECTION OF YOUR WEBSITE

Besides the actual services you offer, the About Me or My Story section of your website is hands down the most important piece! Why? Because it's all about the trust factor when selling your services or products and if people don't know a single thing about you, besides your title, they definitely aren't going to trust you.

The key to an About Me that resonates with your audience is sharing your story (are you surprised I said that? probably not!). While, in the past, it might have been a place to copy and paste your professional bio, it is now an excellent platform to share your why, purpose and the nitty gritty about your story.

If you want to see a more in-depth explanation of How to Uncover Your Story go here >>

But just to recap:

1) Identify the three major transitions or chapters of your life (this is your new About Me).

Writing your About Me section for your website doesn't have to be overly complicated, it's just storytelling right? I'm sharing with you the three key pieces to uncovering your story and six ways to make your About Me section become a top converting page on your website!

2) Identify the connector between your transitions (this is the theme or general message of your About Me).

3) Identify how you want your audience to feel when reading your About Me (this helps you determine where to add emphasis and what photos to choose).

The general setup of your About Me page should clearly explain, to your audience, where you were, where you are now and how you got here. It is designed to inspire your audience, relate to them on a very personal level and show your vulnerability so you can begin to build trust.

Your About Page should be at minimum 2-3 paragraphs touching on the important points, but I have found a longer, more descriptive story really captivates your audience. If you want to check out an example go here  >> READ MY STORY

Aside from sharing your story, there are additional key pieces to include to make sure your About Me turns into a high-converting page on your website:

A beautiful banner

This is the first opportunity to grab your audience with a beautiful tagline and photo, that clearly represents your personal journey.

Photos of you throughout

This allows you to give a visual representation of your journey and to have your audience feeling something. This is one spot on your website where the photos don't necessarily have to be professional because a more personal feel does better.

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As I mentioned earlier, it is important to highlight the parts of your story that are VERY important and you want your audience to remember. What could you share that would have them clicking for more? Always just assume your audience is spending 15 second on your webpage (cause that is totally the average) and you want to tell them a great preview with your bolded text.

YOUR HOOK

An excellent place to add your hook, you know the thing you do for your biz, is near the end. If you follow the structure of storytelling and pain a picture of where you were, your transitions and finally where you are now, you set yourself for an amazing opportunity to share your business.

Call to Action

Your About Me is an excellent resource to transition people to your services or products. Add a simple banner or button to the bottom of your story giving them next steps. Here is an example of mine

Your FREE OFFER

Don't overlook this opportunity to get people on your list. Remember, you've been sharing your truth and if they are still reading at this point, they probably already trust you at some level or at the very least want to learn more. Not only are you growing your list, but it's someone who already knows your story - major win!

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P.S. You don't want to miss out on my 3 Simple Steps to a Client Converting About Me Page! It's a complete free resource for you and you can GRAB IT HERE: brandmerry.com/freeaboutme


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Michelle Knight is a Branding and Business coach for female entrepreneurs who are struggling to gain visibility and traction to take their business to the next level. She works with her clients to dive deep into their story so they can create a brand and message that positions them as an expert and allows them to create their desired income to free up time in their schedule for what matters most. Learn more >>