Crafting Your Customer Avatar
These are the phrases that are used interchangeably to describe the fictional, generalized representations of the persona that is most likely to buy from you.
It is critically important to the success of your marketing, sales, product development, and delivery of services that you have a deep understanding of who your Customer Avatar is. You’ve likely heard the phrase, “You can’t hit a target you haven’t set” this applies beautifully to the importance of having a clearly defined Customer Avatar.
Having a deep understanding a clearly defined Customer Avatar will help you:
Determine what social platforms they are spending their time on so that you know where your business should be present and active.
Be more effective in your advertising. Your marketing dollars will be well spent when you know where to advertise and who to target to maximize your exposure.
Better connect with your Avatar with your copy because you will have an understanding of their pains, pleasures, desires
Deliver and develop better
Sally is a solopreneur who is age 35 and older who has been in business for 1 year or more. Sally works alone and runs all part of her business.
Sally has a passion for serving others and loves that she does, but she is starting to see that her dream of freedom, flexibility and control are getting pushed farther out each day. She loves the fact that she owns her own business and that she does have some flexibility but she feels like her business owns and controls her (instead of the other way around).
Sally is successful enough that she is earning close to $100k a year but she is starting to find herself spending less time doing what she loves and more time dealing with the business side of her business. Sally is at the point where she is overwhelmed by the day-to-day activities of running the business – yet she wants to grow. Her business is no longer rewarding because she is doing things that she is not good at.
Her vision is to become an entrepreneur with the intention of growing her business by hiring a team that can do the things she isn’t good at and doesn’t want to do and also by automating the mundane tasks in her business that are important but suck up a lot of her time.
She is ready to take on the role of marketing as her full focus. Sally is keenly aware that marketing and systems is the key to taking her business to the next level. Her focus is in growing revenue, creating systems, and positioning her business to scale. By implementing these strategies she will create the cash flow in her business that she needs to hire and add stability.