Here are three of my favorite ways to create content and communicate with your audience with a focus on quality over quantity:
Lead with being of service: This should be an inherent truth, but it’s worth emphasizing that sales, particularly in service-based businesses, seldom occur without the foundation of trust. Trust is not easily earned by simply bombarding potential customers with sales pitches. Boring. 📣 Trust is built through a genuine commitment to providing support and value without the sole intention of gaining a customer or making a sale. I like to end every call by asking, “How can I help?” without expecting anything in return. By focusing on being of service to others, rather than solely selling a service, we create an environment where trust can thrive. So, prioritize cultivating trust through meaningful interactions, genuine care, and a sincere desire to be of service before expecting sales to naturally follow suit.
Own and share your story: This is undoubtedly a challenging aspect for many of us. 🙋♀️ Guilty. The fear of being seen often stems not from a desire to hide, but rather from a fear of being judged. However, it is important to recognize that your story is the most unique and beautiful part of your business. It holds the keys to understanding the “why” and “what” behind it all. Sharing your story allows others to connect with you on a deeper level, fostering genuine connections and building trust. Embrace the power of your story and know that it’s what sets you apart. So, choose to own your story, share it, and turn it into magical AF content (maybe even other products & services).
Surprise yourself and your audience: “I just grew something unexpected…” followed by “what else can I do?” is undoubtedly one of my favorite sources of inspiration (thank you, Disney). There’s a profound sense of joy and wonder that arises when we throw expectations out the window and achieve something beyond what we initially believed possible. It opens up a world of endless possibilities and ignites a sense of curiosity and adventure within us. Moreover, it will probably catch your customers off guard and deliver an unexpected, delightful surprise, creating memorable moments and unlocking extraordinary success.
*Bonus* When you’re churning out content without passion behind your posts, you become more susceptible to making blatant mistakes. Without genuine enthusiasm and a deep connection to what you’re sharing, the quality and attention to detail can easily slip through the cracks. By pouring your passion into your content, you not only avoid mistakes but also create a genuine connection with your readers, fostering trust and building a loyal following.