I sometimes feel like I am punching people with tough love when I break the news that digital marketing is not going to make them successful. Digital marketing is absolutely part of the equation, but the tools need to be driven with some serious human KAPOW to really pack some punch into the equation!
YOU (not the tools) will make you successful!
Look at web marketing (websites, online advertising, social media marketing, search marketing, etc.) like this:
YOU are Batman, Web Marketing is Robin. Stay with me on this one….Batman is the leader, the one on the front lines while Robin acts as your trusty sidekick – he has your back, but he’s not going to make it alone!
Batman is NOTHING without Robin, but Robin could not strike out on his own and be ok either. It’s a synergistic dream team!
I love to help people build and optimize their marketing so it does act as a trusty sidekick – making you look good, reinforcing your message, keeping you out there, communicating, serving, supporting and selling…(it has your back!)
Digital Marketing will not magically make you a superhero. When you get in the hero mindset and are really ready for success, then the tools become VERY useful!
You grow when you have a great support system in place. Make sure your digital marketing is optimized to brand, build and boost business, when it is, you’ll be in much better shape to pack some marketing POW! into your business.
Remember: You can’t hide behind your computer and expect to make money honey!
Marketing is the act of building awareness, connecting, communicating, serving, supporting…all to make sales.
Don’t count on digital marketing to do it alone, get in the mental mindset to have your superhero pants on at all times!