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Helping women grow their online brand through photos that connect with their ideal client.

Posed for Success Brittany Bennion

    • Business
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Helping women grow their online brand through photos that connect with their ideal client.

    But What Does it Cost?

    But What Does it Cost?

    Today we are talking about our next C, which is: Cost. Have you ever gotten a DM or email that has no introduction or anything and just says, “What does it cost?” 
    That can be super tricky. Because they are usually asking about the price. However, there are many costs associated with your product or service that are going into a person’s mind when they are determining whether or not to give you their money. 
    So hold that thought while I remind you of something. Let’s talk very briefly about money in general. Money, in the actual paper sense doesn’t hold any real value until we give it value, right? It’s honestly just a piece of paper. And now with venmo and paypal and apple cash, we’ve actually eliminated physical products too. But what gives it value? And who determines it? Of course, we have centuries of social constructs telling us the value of money, and we can also comprehend that the value of money can fluctuate (hello inflation), but if we break it down to it’s basics, money only has the value that you are willing to give it. Let me say that again, “Money only has the value that you are willing to give it.” And when you are asking someone to make a transaction with you, you are actually exchanging value. If you have an apple and I have 25 cents and I go to buy that apple, what is happening is that I value the apple more than I value my 25 cents. And the store owner, or whoever has the apple values the 25 cents more than the apple, and so a transaction occurs. Get it? So I want you to remember that. 
    When someone is asking you about the price of your product, they are constantly evaluating the value of the product you are providing. So when I talk about COST, in this context, it isn’t just the price of your product or service. When you are coming from your customer’s point of view, the COST is more than just the price, it’s everything that goes into making a value exchange decision. It could be the cost of their time to implement your product. It could be the cost of brain power to understand how to use your product. It could also include the cost of them understanding how beneficial a product is or not.
    I know this may sound a little nebulous, but I want you to start thinking like your customer. What additional costs are associated with your product and how can you make that easier for the customer to want to make a transaction with you?
    I don’t know if you’ve ever seen an advertisement for a crazy deal on flights. Sometimes I’ll get a random email or ad that says, “$29 round trip airfare.” Sounds like a crazy good deal right? I mean, if I were to say, “What does that cost?” You could technically say, well it costs $29. But is that true? As a customer, no…it’s not just $29. And I’m not just talking about the additional taxes and fees or expenses related to going on a trip, but I’m talking about all of the other costs associated with this offer. Usually the offer is only good within a certain time frame or only to certain cities. Do I honestly want to go to Cincinnati in January? Probably not. Do you see the costs that are going through my brain as a customer? Your potential customers are doing the same thing. They are unconsciously and consciously evaluating the cost…with a Capital C to determine if it’s worth the value exchange for them.
    If you are struggling to sell something that is just SO amazing, then think about all of the tangible and intangible costs that your customer faces when deciding if it’s right for them to hand over some cold hard cash.
    Once you have that information, THEN you can take action and do something about it. It could be creating more awareness, making it easier for them to have access, or educating them better on h
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    • 13 min
    What Does Your Customer REALLY want?

    What Does Your Customer REALLY want?

    My graduate school classes are filled with people from a million different backgrounds, and some of them don’t have any experience in marketing. This may be what you are feeling like. You own a business, you want to grow, you love what you do, but you don’t necessarily love marketing. That’s okay. It can seem like a big scary thing, but here’s the thing-
    We are all marketers!

    Everything you do, from the products you create, to the reels you’re dancing in, to the emails you send, to how to tell other people about your services….that is all marketing. And understand the foundation of marketing is key for your business growth. 
    It’s our number one job to take care of our customers or consumers. I will use those words interchangeably, but for the purpose of this episode, we are going to just think of our customer or consumer or audience as all the same people….someone who will give us money in exchange for what we are offering.
    The 4 C’s that we are going to be learning about are:
    1) Customer’s wants and needs
    2) Cost
    3) Convenience
    4) Communication
    I had a great conversation with an entrepreneur this week who has an amazing product. It’s a digital CPA service that helps you get strategic about what to do with your business finances rather than just trying things out, handing your books over to an accountant, and paying your taxes.
    The problem was that this client didn’t know who their customers were! And because of this they couldn’t move forward with anything else in their business. Sometimes it’s easy to say that your consumer is a mom or a teenage boy or an athlete or a foodie. But that’s not good enough. A great marketer always digs deeper. And when you think you’ve dug far enough, that’s a sign that you need to go even deeper. You need to be constantly trying to understand your customers more.
    Many times you may come up with an amazing product, but have no one to sell it to. Instead, I would suggest that you focus on your target customer and create a product or offer that fills the void in their life. When you understand your customer, it becomes so much easier to create a product that they will want. Of course, if you’ve already created a product, that’s fine. It’s a great way to test your audience. If they are buying it, or if they love it, you know you’ve hit a home run. If you are hearing crickets, that may be a signal that you created something that doesn’t resonate with their needs. Don’t worry, it’s all about testing. Testing your product or audience is fine, but I find that it’s easier to learn as much as you can about your customer first and then create something amazing that will make their life better.
    How to learn more about your customer?
    Ask them? This seems simple and hard at the same time. But speaking directly to your ideal customer is incredibly valuable. This can look like sending out an email poll, or a questionnaire on your IG stories. You can even call up some of your clients and ask them if you can chat with them. This is called getting customer insights and all of the best companies do it. ALL.THE.TIME. Even long standing brands, like Hershey or LL Bean are doing this every single day. Why do you think they are still in business? It’s because they are in love with their customers and know that people are shifting their thoughts and beliefs all the time. So talk to your customers. Get them on a phone call. Take them out to lunch. Get the conversation going. 
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    • 14 min
    Make More Money from Home by Reusing your Content

    Make More Money from Home by Reusing your Content

    Megan Pyrah is a mom who loves sharing how to make money at home. Especially helping you to keep it simple, easy and FUN! She helps you take the confusion out of social media and use it to BUILD and benefit your business.
    Megan knew she wanted to be a stay at home mom, but also wanted to contribute to her family income, so she began learning about running a business from home. She has made over a million dollars in sales and even has her children running their own companies. It's a family affair and she's done it all from home with the help of social media.
    Megan says that one of the biggest questions we face as content creators is, "I don't know what to create!"
    "It's a huge stopping point. So you throw up your hands, and walk away."
    Let's keep it simple. Let's reuse our content. 
    What does that look like?
    Take something and talk about it again and again. Whether it's what you're selling or an offer to make or a solution you have - make sure you are talking about the same thing. When you are jumping from subject to subject, your audience doesn't know why they should follow you. If you feel like you've talked about the same thing over and over again, try to find a different way to talk about it. Remember:Your audience may have missed it the first time.
    Someone may have just started following you. 
    You may have created amazing content that needs to be 
    shared again.
    3. Your content will hit your audience differently each time—experiment with using the same content but switch up something simple, like the hook.
    4. Use what's working well and freshen it up. Can you use it on a different platform? Or mix up the video shots? Can you change the colors and use the same quote?
    5. Use third-party apps to help you schedule and repurpose your content.
    "Don't be afraid if someone sees your content twice," Megan says. "They are going to see it twice. We want them to see it twice. In fact, we want them to see it a million times!"
    Megan understand the power of getting out of your own way because many times we are stuck in the beginning. But by repurposing your content you can easily take content creation one step at a time and get out of overwhelm and into action.
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    • 35 min
    Buy Yourself Some Money

    Buy Yourself Some Money

    Want to know how we get more female voices "on the stage"? It doesn't start with a mindset shift, it starts with a financial shift. Here are my thoughts on that.
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    • 19 min
    Investing in Yourself with Kylee Ann Maughn

    Investing in Yourself with Kylee Ann Maughn

     When Kylee Ann began investing in herself and business, everything changed. And for the better. She understood that she wanted more and that the fastest and simplest way to get there was by investing in herself and business.

    She says that one of the hardest things we do as women and moms is to decide to think of our "hobby" as a business.

    "We get in our heads like, oh, we don't want to invest a lot of money into this. We don't want to invest a lot of time for this. This is just a side thing. We just want it to like bring in a lot of money without a lot of effort.

    "But as soon as you can change your mindset from hobby to business, everything else will be so much easier for you."

    When you think of your offer and what you are selling as a hobby, you don't want to spend too much money. However, if you think of the same thing as a business, it gets easier to understand that the money you are spending is an investment (with an expected return).

    Kylee says as soon as you can switch your mindset to think of the money you spend on your business as an investment, "I promise those after those years, it comes back like tenfold and it's great."

    And there's multiple ways in which you can invest in your business - it can be in the physical tools or products that you're using. It can also be in education or hiring help.

    So where do we start investing in ourselves?

    "When I first started, I was really good at investing in conferences and I was really good at investing my time in learning things, but my mindset stuff didn't catch up for years later.

    "And my business didn't scale until I invested in the mindset stuff. You could have every single tool in the world, but if you don't believe that you can do it, you're not going to."

    Kylee says that shifting your limiting beliefs is a huge step in moving forward in your life and business. It's also a skill that we aren't born with, so we have to spend time to develop those skills.

    Everything starts in your brain.

    "You have to get your mindset right. If you can grasp the part that you literally have the power to do anything, and your mind is so powerful, then the investments that you make are that much more valuable," says Kylee.

    You can learn all of the tools of marketing or business, but if your mind isn't in the right place, you will not move forward using those tools correctly.

    "As soon as I learned these mindset tools, I really started building a business around what I wanted out of life....my dream business."

    Once you have all of this information, trusting yourself to sort through it. And that's how you're gonna be able to grow the business that you love and find the success that you define for yourself.

    Kylee says the last key is that you can't do thiss alone. Having a coach or guidance is key to keeping your mindset in the right place and you action on track.

    "I think as women, we just feel like we need to do it all, but we forget  a regular business has a manager, and shippers for warehouses. They have a social media person, they have someone in the front greeting people. They have all these things. And we, as women think we need to do everything ourselves and we need to just know these things and we just need to learn these things on our own, but nobody in real life is doing that. Every successful business has a team and support."

    Learn more and connect with Kylee here.

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    • 41 min
    4 Brand Pillars That Grow Your Visibility with Jack Born

    4 Brand Pillars That Grow Your Visibility with Jack Born

    What is a brand? It’s not your logo, fonts, or colors. It’s your vibe and energy that’s uniquely YOU! 
    Let’s learn more about the 4 Pillars of Building Your Brand to Grow Your Visibility
    VISIBILITY - When it comes to being a brand, you have to have the mindset that it’s okay for you to show up and be seen. You don’t want to hide behind your logo or website. People crave connection. Understand that it’s important for you to show people and create connections exactly as you are. You are exactly where you need to be to add value to the world. 
    Jack recognizes that there’s a lot of internal work to do in order to reach that external goal. A lot of times it’s getting over whatever insecurities we have. 
    You have a message to share to the world and people need to hear that message.
    Listen to the episode for all of the brand pillars or read more here.
    Watch the whole interview on YouTube here.
    And check out Deadline Funnel for more information.

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    • 34 min

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Must listen!

Brittany is smart and articulate. The content that she shares on these podcasts is invaluable. Absolutely worth a listen and subscribing to!

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Brittany is wicked smart!

If you’re an entrepreneurial woman trying to get started or reach the next level in your business, you MUST be subscribed to Brittany’s podcast. She’s wicked smart when it comes to sharing what you need to know and simplifying the complexity around starting and growing a business.

As a guest on her show, I really enjoyed our conversation about LinkedIn and how to make it as easy as possible either to get started or jumpstart their LinkedIn strategy.

She’s also a fantastic podcast host and makes the process simple from start-to-finish, plus she’s incredibly fun to talk with. I wanted to just stay on and have a chat after our conversation.

I’m excited to dive into her show and listen to the other episodes because I’m already hooked!

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This girl gets it!!

Brit is great at what she does, she really knows her stuff. She even taught me how to ditch the double chin in my headshots. Her information is tried and true and relevant!!!

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