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Matthew Turner
11-04-2015, 10:48 AM
Hi all I am new here, I also have a business and am just starting out, I have a website and my business is webdesign/SEO/Branding/landing pages however I am yet to determine my market completly and thought I would join up here and post a few questions that would help me out, thanks in advance and here goes!! :)

1. What keeps you awake at night, burning inside, eyes open, staring at the ceiling?

2. What are you afraid of?

3. What are you angry about?

4. What are their top 3 daily frustrations?

5. What trends are occurring and will occur in your businesses or lives?

6. What do you secretly, ardently desire most?

ok thats it I hope this is not to hard, but it will help me greatly ! thx all and I am happy to be a new member here!

Matthew Turner
11-05-2015, 12:49 PM
damn no responses yet? ok will check back tomorrow I hope someone can help, remember these questions are for what is called an empathy map, to understand an individual in need can help tailor a business to answer those specific needs, I want to make an awesome product so I am on here to honestly find out what pain points business owners have, and to help launch my web design company.

campbelljof
11-06-2015, 01:00 AM
Hi Matthew,

welcome,
I thing all the questions you have ask are not so useful to ask,I mean these are personal things of everyone,everyone have their own way to live life.

CustomerListMastery
11-06-2015, 04:00 PM
Hi Matthew,

campbelljof made a valid point.

The people on this forum come from extremely diverse backgrounds and industries.

What keeps one person up at night may not be a concern to anyone else.

Since you're business is webdesign/SEO/Branding/landing pages you need to niche down.

Meaning...

...you need to find a specific industry you can serve best.

The more you know about an industry, the easier it is to answer those questions you've asked.

Then you can be the "GO-TO" web guy for everyone in that industry.

For example.

I know a web designer who ONLY serves the area rug cleaning market.

Because he understands that market so well he knows exactly...

1) what bait to use to attract customers to get on a client's email list.
2) what keeps the rug owner up at night
3) what keeps the rug cleaning business owner up at night
4) how to make pages show up on page 1 in google for the local market area
5) how to get multiple listings on page one of google for a company ( he averages 5+ listings per keyword) and dominate the web in any local market.

Because he knows this industry inside out, no other web designer can touch him in the area rug cleaning industry.
He now only has to show potential clients ALL the websites he's worked on, how they rank and a couple of testimonials.
His work sells itself.

Do you think a web designer who has never been in this industry can hope to compete?
Not a chance.
Why?
Because he comes with an understanding of the business owners market & pain points.
He knows exactly what his rug cleaning business owner wants & needs.
And how to put all that into the website.

Sure anyone can design a great looking website.
But only my web designing client knows what it has to have in order for it to attract customers and make the phone ring.
He only got that knowledge because he chose to specialize.

That's why he's booked up solid for at least a year.
And charges more money than all his competitors.

Think of it this way.
If you're not feeling well you go to a family doctor - the general practioner.
But if that doctor recognizes you have heart disease you go to a specialist.
Want to guess who makes more money per year - the family doctor or the heart specialist?

Of course the specialist.

If you had heart disease you want the best specialist in the world working on you.
Not the generalist.

If you had a business in the area rug industry would you want a web designing generalist?
Or would you rather have the specialist who know how to make your phone ring?



And that's why you need to pick a niche and be the BEST in that field.

Once you get booked solid you can do what my web designer client does.
Contracts out the work and just oversees the whole operation to maintain high quality standards.

He's now making more money running his business instead of doing the actual web design work.

Plus he's now learning how to turn his customer list into a completely new profit center.
One that is actually starting to make him more money than his core business.

I hope this answer was of value to you.

Thanks!
Jason Watts

Amonju
11-06-2015, 11:04 PM
Your question is no difficult.but very minded.

Matthew Turner
11-08-2015, 12:16 PM
CustomerListMastery what a great postand thankyou, I actually do know about nieching down and come from a marketing background, I am trying to broaden my market for some general aspects on my website, because I will have pages for nieche marketing specfically. But I do highly like your post its very specific, thanks.

easywebplan
11-09-2015, 07:05 PM
Hello Mathew,

I run my business in the same space, so I can help you out a little bit. But I do not have the time to answers 1-6 questions not will my concerns help you.

My suggestions are:
1. Get your website right first, make sure its properly completed, do some user testing.
2. Decide your market, if you are new, best to start off with small clients, but focus on over delivering.
3. Setup competitive pricing
4. Focus ONLY on services you can deliver 120%, outsource the rest until you can hire staff.

After above decision have been made you need to look into marketing.
Findout where your customers mostly handout, online, offline, then spend time learning a set of marketing skills.

I could go on and on, these are just the basics to get you going. Hope this help and good luck with your business.

ducnt
11-26-2015, 12:01 AM
Very good questions :)

Brittany
12-19-2015, 08:36 AM
First if you want to hear about others, you must speak your definition and we can discuss about it.

I just wanna ask you the same questions for my preference.

JayShah
07-13-2016, 05:31 AM
Let's know your answers first

RajeshThummar
07-15-2016, 01:39 AM
While doing your work you must control your anger to finish your work smoothly with employees, colleagues or clients.

chinomoreno
07-19-2016, 01:30 AM
Hi all I am new here, I also have a business and am just starting out, I have a website and my business is webdesign/SEO/Branding/landing pages however I am yet to determine my market completly and thought I would join up here and post a few questions that would help me out, thanks in advance and here goes!! :)
1. What keeps you awake at night, burning inside, eyes open, staring at the ceiling?
2. What are you afraid of?
3. What are you angry about?
4. What are their top 3 daily frustrations?
5. What trends are occurring and will occur in your businesses or lives?
6. What do you secretly, ardently desire most?
ok thats it I hope this is not to hard, but it will help me greatly ! thx all and I am happy to be a new member here!
This isn't relevant to the title of the topic you posted. This isn't a slambook

cuong.hellomedia
09-08-2016, 11:16 PM
Your question is no difficult. Find them in google.com. ye

Jenn Kimmel
09-28-2016, 09:28 PM
What keeps me awake at night is all the opportunity on the internet for marketing and making money, and not taking advantage of it all :) So many ideas, niches and strategies out there, just not enough time in the day for me.

MahaKarthi
10-23-2017, 08:41 AM
It will be good to start your business with small scale and enhance it to the larger one. Build and make you ready in all the ways. The next step is to find the right customers. Plan your marketing strategies according to the type of the clients. #Piterion gives you the best strategies for business development.