Did you know over 75% of customers read reviews, testimonials, and case studies? Did you ALSO know that 88% of people trust reviews as much as personal recommendations?? Those are just a few reasons why you need to really start sharing how you’ve helped current or past clients! That’s really what social proof is, but let’s dig in a bit deeper.
Social proof is literally “proof” that others have benefited from your services or business products. It’s not just anyone, though. People like to know that their specific needs or challenges will be met, and that you have what they need.
That’s where specific social proof comes in — people who had similar issues (“I had horrible back pain before visiting Pilates in the Grove!”) or identify on a particular pain point (“After having kids, I was struggling to exercise my abs”). They also want to know what...
Does it feel like you’re doing everything you can to let people know what you can do for them… and you’re not getting enough calls, people in the door, or online bookings? I get it. Been there, had a panic attack about it. I have a solution.
Before you have a panic attack about how much that might cost you or what all is involved in making that happen, let’s start with the basics.
Paid advertising is when you are paying to get your ad in front of other people, usually with the goal of getting them to click on your website or other resource. You pay Facebook, Google, and other platforms to get your ad in front of people, and I’m sure you’ve seen the Sponsored posts on whatever platform you use.
Paid advertising isn’t the only type of advertising you should be using, either. You can use print advertising (flyers and mailers) and organic advertising (blogs, social media,...
What turns someone into a raving fan… if they’ve never met you before. On a recent episode of Female emPOWERED, that’s exactly what Michelle Fernandez and I chatted about! Michelle is actually my personal Facebook ads and funnel expert — and she helps both my personal coaching brand and my Pilates studio locations get more people interested in them.
How does she do that? Through funnels. I highly recommend listening to the full episode here, but I recap what we talk about in the blog below!
It’s in two parts:
1. Marketing, i.e. building awareness, driving traffic, etc.
2. Sales, i.e. the path a customer takes to purchase — from interested to purchase
Every business has a sales funnel, because you have to sell to someone to have a business. Even if you’re new, you’ve got a sales funnel. Think about the referral you just got, how you hopped on a call or met them in-person, and...
As we approach the holiday shopping season, I know that there is a lot of noise out there for business owners.
“You need to make a Black Friday sale!”
“A big sale is a great way to flood your business with cash before end-of-year!”
“Your customers expect a Black Friday sale!”
While some businesses may benefit from a Black Friday sale, I’m going to disagree with these sentiments for service-based movement, fitness, and wellness businesses. Here’s why…
Let’s start this with an example:
Let’s say a yoga instructor offered 10 yoga classes (usually $500) for the price of 7 classes ($350). Sure, they might get more people in the door with that deal, but what’s happening to their bottom line?
That’s $150 less per person to pay studio fees, pay instructors if there are any, pay taxes, etc....
Do you struggle to sell your packages or book new clients?
When I talk to female health and wellness pros who struggle with this, my first question is: “Are you having conversations with people?”
So often, we get stuck thinking we have to have a sales conversation or we have to be showing our value to our potential clients or patients.
But I’ll let you in on a secret: Sometimes, you just need to have a real, human conversation.
When I talk about converting clients, you might think that you need a fancy marketing plan or that you need to be having free discovery sessions or fit calls. That’s not always true.
Sometimes, customers come to you simply because they like you as a person, and they feel relaxed and comfortable around you. Yes, potential clients or patients want you to be experienced, but they also want to feel like they have a connection to you. Like you're a person they can...
When it comes to marketing your healthcare, wellness, or movement business, you want to get the message out… but don’t have a ton of time to try all the marketing techniques out there.
Usually, this means that you use social media a lot, and that’s great! There is one downside, though: social media changes everyday. Algorithms especially can be your worst enemy when it comes to growing your audience, attracting people you really want to serve, and turning them into booked clients or patients.
In case you’re new to this business thing, social media algorithms are essentially the “system” showing people what they want to see. The algorithms change all the time, which means what works one day might not work the next.
I personally think this is exciting. Right now, the Instagram algorithm prefers Reels content, so I’ve been creating more of those videos lately. I also change up the times and days I go Live to see how that...