What do you do when your business or your client doesn’t have a “story” or anything interesting to share on their blog or social media?
“We sell garbage bags. What are we supposed to talk about?” “Nothing exciting happens here.”
Sure, you understand that stories sell. But, how do you story-tell when you’re in a “boring” business? How do you turn people on when your business isn’t sexy? 💋
Go beyond WHAT you do when creating content on social. When coming up with content to share on social media, dig deeper into your WHY — the reason you exist, the problems you solve, and the role you fulfill in the lives of others. 🤔
And, then expand beyond what it is you do for a living. Because the truth is we’re all short on time and attention spans. Your target audience doesn’t want to hear only about you, your industry, or what you do.
They’re interested in themselves and the things they care about.
So, when crafting content, you don’t have to make it all about your business, product, or service.
In fact, you should focus primarily on what will educate, inspire, or entertain the audience. That will give you the attention equity you need before you can ever hope to generate a lead or make a sale. 🌈
It can be as simple as sharing an article about something relevant to your audience and featuring your take on it in the caption.
It might be simple tips, pieces of advice, or short funny clips that relate to your audience’s pain points. 🎥
Your blog, social pages, vlog, or podcast can be the trade journal, TV show, or radio show of your industry. 📺
Regarding the example above, you can feature content that highlights neighborhood heroes who are cleaning up their communities.
Think outside the box and have some fun with it! 😀