Category Archives: Magnetic Marketing

LOE 045 | Your Customers Aren’t Hiding | Solo Episode

LOE Podcast 045 Your Customers Aren't Hiding _ Shannon Bush | Business Coach Perth

Your host Shannon Bush is back with another solo episode of Law of Effortlessness Podcast.

Episode 45 is all about how the customers you are after in your business aren’t actually hiding.

Are you the best kept secret in your industry?

Shannon talks you through how to get the results you are after. Shannon asks some great questions to really get you thinking how to find your customers you wish to engage with.

She offers some great wisdom around marketing and how relationships are very important in regards to marketing. Listen in and see how you can do business better.

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

‘Who are your people you are trying to engage?’

‘Marketing deserves time and energy, but don’t spread yourself too thin.’

‘Making real life connections is super important.’

‘Marketing is about building, nurturing and creating ripples of relationships.’

‘Be bold with your marketing.’

The Power Of Positioning Your Expertise

#marketing101 positioning creative possibility shannon bush

Why Should I Position My Expertise?

Positioning your expertise can sound and feel lke an overwhelmingly difficult thing to achieve.

I’ve often been asked “why should I position my expertise?” and heard “but I’m not an expert” or even “I don’t have much to share!”

Well these may be very valid concerns or questions or statements running around your head.  I have to say though, in all the years (dinosaur moment!) I have been working with, coaching and educating small business owners, I am yet to find someone who doesn’t have some degree of expertise around what they do for business.

Not one person!

So let’s just drop the “I don’t have any expertise” mindset and think about all the things your existing and past customers and clients ask you about.  All the questions, and often the same questions over and over, that you answer.

That, my friend, is your expertise right there.

So now we’ve established you do know something, let’s explore briefly why it’s important to own and share this “expertise” you’ve got.  Probably got in spades.

Ok, so you ask me…

Why Should I Position My Expertise?

First up I am probably goping to do an internal happy dance just because you’ve declared you have some expertise.  Next let’s get down to business.

Your expertise – the knowledge and experience you have.  The skills, information and advice you can apply and share.  All of this is incredibly valuable because your customers and clients are looking for and to someone who knows more or different to them.

They are out there actively looking for a solution to a pain point, issue, problem or challenge.

Or they are actively seeking to create a desire – to make a change or generate a new way of thinking, doing, being, living even.

Customers and clients, who are referred to as prospects or leads until they transact with you, are looking for these things.  They are looking for the thing you’re selling!  They want to buy from someone who can help them.  Genuinely help them.

That’s where your expertise comes in.  When you can give people clear insights into what you know and can do or achieve, your credibility increases and so does their willingness to buy from you.

That is one big reason to position (as in share widely) your expertise.

But how?

Expertise Positioning 101!

  1. Have a clear, succinct marketing message
  2. Understand all the things people come to you and ask, or want you to solve
  3. Publish hints, tips, blogs, video’s of you sharing the answers
  4. Share all of the content you’ve created across your primary marketing channels – think social media, website, other platforms such as the 24×7 online networking plaftorm LinkedIn, in interviews on people’s podcasts or summits or events, your own event, YouTube or Vimeo channel
  5. Keep sharing
  6. Be consistent
  7. Sort your mindset out so you don’t doubt your expertise.  if you doubt it, others may too
  8. Share some more!

And lastly, a tip that goes with every one of the above.  Let yourself have fun positioning your expertise.  Maintain your professionalism, but let your personality, and your magnetism shine thriugh.  You’ll find it easier to share and therefore to position your expertise, and others will engage with and learn from and share on your behalf more easily.  Then everyone wins!

How Often Should I Review My Marketing Message?

Blog Review My Marketing Message - Creative Possibility | Shannon Bush Marketing Coaching Perth

One of the biggest marketing questions I get asked: How often should I review my marketing message? Here's what I think...

Things aren’t working for you and you find yourself thinking “I really should review my marketing message!”

Defining your marketing message can become one of the most frustrating things you do in your business.  It can feel like you’ve never got it just right and ready to do it’s awesome job at helping you connect with all those fabulous people out there in the big wide world who are looking for you but don’t yet know you exist.

I know, in reality It can certainly take a while to evolve into something succinct and clear and magnetic. I have found many small business owners I’ve worked with or spoken to about their marketing message and overall business messages, have felt the need to constantly change it because it’s just not quite right.

Perhaps it isn’t quite hitting the mark and making an impact and magnetically drawing people to you.  It will need to be reviewed and changed over time but I think the thing to be aware of is that we can also change it for change sake.

Your message may very well be ideal for you and your target market but you’re simply not sharing it anywhere much or not sure what to do with it to let it work it’s magic.

Here’s some truths to consider about your marketing message;

You will evolve as you learn and experience.

So will your ideal clients.

So yes, you will need to review and evolve your marketing message in line with that.  But don’t get tempted to change things up just because it’s boring, not working, you don’t like sharing or saying it. You can only know if your message is on point after you’ve been sharing it consistently over a period of time.

And by consistent I mean more than a random time once a week or month!

So the question I posed at the begining of this blog is looking for an answer!I suggest a quarterly check in on your message to see if it’s still in alignment. If it

How Often Should I Review My Marketing Message?

I suggest a quarterly check in on your message to see if it’s still in alignment. If it is don’t change it. If not it may only need a slight tweak, not a massive overhaul.

Read what you have as your message out lout and see how it sounds and feels. Trust yourself and adjust accordingly.

Practice more proactively using your message everywhere you can.  This goes for your current message, or the new one you’ve crafted.  Only using it frequently will provide you with the feedback as to it’s effectiveness.

Be consistent and as clear as you can be and let your message do it’s work, magnetically drawing more of the right clients your way.

LOE 037 | Live Coaching Call w/ Ashleigh Rae | Podcast

LOE 037 Live Coaching Call _ Ashleigh Rae

Welcome to Episode 037 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast. This episode is a little different as your host Shannon Bush does a live coaching call with Ashleigh Rae to give you a unique insight into what it could be like to be coached by Shannon to get clarity, focus and to generate action to address something in your business you want to change, reflect on or improve.

Shannon’s guest, Ashleigh Rae is a Mindfulness and Soulful Podcasting Coach, and host of the #BlissedOut Podcast, exploring and experimenting with mindful living. She’s also a Podcast junkie, and loves a good coffee!

Ashleigh Rae and Shannon discuss how to cultivate a beautiful magnetism, even when things go nuts and perhaps others parts of life are difficult. Ashleigh says ‘for me, that’s returning a full-time job and living with a partner who has anxiety (naturally) and in his last year of University. Things are stressful, and I’d like to work on cultivating my magnetic self even with all of this other stuff going on!’

Ashleigh is also wanting help with going through a big upheaval of life with a new job, her partner and what that means for her business and it is of course, [in her own words] ‘freaking her out!’ Listen in to see how Shannon helps navigate this terrain with Ashleigh and be open to some genuine #businessyoda wisdom as you may be able to implement some of the strategies in your own life and business.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Connect with Ashleigh Rae in these awesome places;

her website, Facebook page, podcast, Instagram and her Thinkific teaching platform

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

‘People will connect with you based on the benefit. Benefit defined is the promise that you’re making that things will be different and/or better by them working with you, buying from you, investing in you, whatever that is.’

‘We can set ourselves up for overwhelm way too easily.’

‘What is achievable for me to do and start?’

‘It’s the simple things in life that we forget to do.’

‘Acknowledge the things you are grateful for.’

LOE 033 An Artful Wrap Up | Artful Business Conference 2017

LOE Podcast 033 An Artful Business Conference Wrap Up _ Shannon Bush

Welcome to Episode 033 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast business wonder woman (and supermen). In this solo episode, your amazing host, Shannon Bush gives you her personal wrap up of the Artful Business Conference held in Brisbane from 27-28 May 2017.

She talks about her many incredible moments experienced during the conference. You’ll hear Shannon share more about the amazing speakers who spoke over the weekend and find out about what they do as business women (and men).

Could they help you in your business in some way?

Shannon encourages you: If you have a big dream, or a little dream, or a dream of any sort and you’re motivated and inspired to take action, surround yourself with people who will encourage you and will support you, and who will jump on board, who will become those raving fans and who will help you be your magnetic self.

Don’t let things get in the way of what it is you want to do. Be determined, be fierce about it, be committed, hold that commitment and that conviction and believe for yourself and for what is possible. Listen in and be inspired.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Connect with Shannon on her Facebook business page

Connect with Shannon on Instagram

Notable Quotes

“If you have a big dream, or a little dream, or a dream of any sort and you’re motivated and inspired to take action, surround yourself with people who will encourage you and will support you, and who will jump on board, who will become those raving fans and who will help you be your magnetic self. And don’t let things get in the way of what it is you want to do. Be determined, be fierce about it, be committed, hold that commitment and that conviction and believe for yourself and for what is possible.”

“Stay believing in yourself.”

“Anything really is possible. And the first step is believing that it is.”

Tune into these additional podcast episodes referenced in this week’s episode

 

LOE Podcast – Business and Creativity, A Match Made In Heaven | Elle Roberts

LOE 020 – Business and Creativity, A Match Made In Heaven w/ Elle Roberts | Podcast

Artful Business Podcast – Shannon Bush Interview

AB42 Creativity, Leadership & Effortlessness – What They Mean for Your Business with Shannon Bush

Artful Business Podcast – The Entrepreneurial Journey and the History of the Artful Business Community with Elle Roberts

AB48 The Entrepreneurial Journey and the History of the Artful Business Community with Elle Roberts

LOE Podcast – Becoming Fearless | A Woman’s Intuition with Ricci-Jane Adams

LOE 027 – Become Fearless | Women’s Intuition with Dr Ricci-Jane Adams | Podcast

Pre-Order ‘Spiritually Fierce’ by Ricci-Jane Adams here:

Ricci-Jane Adams

LOE Podcast – Power of Self Value with Laura Elkaslassy

LOE 025 – Power of Self Value with Laura Elkaslassy | Podcast

LOE Podcast – Tapping into Your Business Brilliance with Gail O’Keffee

LOE 004 – Tapping Into Your Business Brilliance w/ Gail OKeeffe | Podcast

LOE 032 Start Up Marketing Success with Sian Burton

LOE 032 Start Up Marketing _ Sian Burton

Join us in Episode 032 where your host Shannon Bush talks with Sian Burton from New Vision about start up marketing success. Sian talks with Shannon about how she started her own business after she left the corporate world when she became pregnant. Shannon and Sian talk through the very real fear of starting your own business; what comes up, what challenges arise and how to move through them.

If you struggle with marketing in your business then this episode is a treat for you. You know Shannon’s all about marketing, well Sian has an extensive marketing background and these ladies are on the same page with many of their beliefs, even though they work in different ways and work with different groups of business owners. As they share, marketing can be really simple if you get the fundamentals in place. Firstly, know who your clientele, customer or client is. When you are confused about who your ideal client is, the market is confused as well. And as a result, a confused mind takes no action. Shannon and Sian muse over the importance of networking and in particular meeting face to face.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Subscribe to Totally Thriving digital business magazine

Connect with Shannon on her Facebook business page

Connect with Shannon on Instagram

Connect with Sian in these awesome places

Her Website

Her Facebook page

LOE 030 – It Doesn’t Take Much To Say Thanks| Customer Service 101 w/ Shannon Bush Solo Show

LOE Podcast 030 It Doesn't Take Much to Show You Care _ Shannon Bush | Marketing Coaching Perth | Business Coach

In Episode 030, your host, Shannon Bush shares some insider tips on customer service for small business owners.

She shares her recent experience of poor customer service which left her feeling very disheartened. Shannon shares how small business owners have such an incredible opportunity to really make a big difference with some small actions to really show clients you care about them and they are important.

Listen in to discover some of the things Shannon utilises in her business to show she cares about her clients and how they to her and Creative Possibility. It can be as simple as a hand written card just to say thank you.

Are there ways in your business that can allow you to improve your customer service with your clients? Reflect on what you currently do and see if it can be done better or differently.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Subscribe to Totally Thriving digital business magazine

Connect with Shannon on her Facebook business page

Connect with Shannon on Instagram

The next round of Shannon’s signature program for women in business, Market To Thrive is open for registrations. Places are limited and the early bird is available until 15th May (saving you $100). Find out more and secure your place here.

Notable Quotes

“As small business owners, we have such an incredible opportunity to really make a big difference with some small actions to really show our clients that we care about them and they are important to us.”

“It’s those little things that we can do to show people that we care and that they are important – that’s what customer service is.”

“Every human being wants to know that they matter.”

“What’s one thing that you can introduce into your business, that is relatively low cost, starting this week that you can do to let the people you are working with that they are important and that they matter to you?”

LOE 029 – Content Marketing Barriers | Shannon Bush + Swapna Thomas

LOE 029 Content Marketing Barriers and What To Do About Them _ Swapna Thomas | Business Coach Marketing Coaching Perth

In Episode 029 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast, Swapna Thomas is back to talk all things content marketing including the barriers and what to do about them with your host Shannon Bush.

Shannon and Swapna dive deep into the barriers they have both seen with their clients around content marketing and content creation. Not only do they talk about the barriers but they also offer you some solutions to try if you struggle with content marketing. The wisdom shared between these two ladies is something you need to immerse yourself in and try to put in place with your business.

If you worry that you don’t have anything to say or that there is so much information on the topic you want to create content on, don’t let that stop you from sharing your knowledge on that topic. There is always a different perspective or different angle to share on a topic. Shannon and Swapna encourage you to get creative and make it effortless.

Enjoy this podcast episode and be open to see what you can take away from this episode and implement in your business to boost your confidence and production of content marketing and content creation.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Listen into Swapna’s new podcast Fearless Creators or sign up for her DIY Content Strategy Toolkit here.

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Subscribe to Totally Thriving digital business magazine

Connect with Shannon on her Facebook business page

Connect with Shannon on Instagram

The next round of Shannon’s signature program for women in business, Market To Thrive is open for registrations. Places are limited and the early bird is available until 15th May (saving you $100). Find out more and secure your place here.

Notable Quotes

“Blogging is one way of creating content for you audience – but that is just one half of the puzzle. The other half is delivering that content to your audience in a way they can consume it and actually take action on it.”

“You have to spend time or money on your content creation and marketing that content.”

“There is always something new to share about a topic. There is always a different perspective or different angle to share. Get creative.”

“Raise the bar of the content that you are creating.”

“What kind of expectations do you have from your marketing strategies and content strategies because this is not a short-term plan, it’s a long-term game and you should have that vision for your marketing.”

“Have patience and hang in there.”