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How to find more customers without direct selling? The Ultimate Guide to Attraction Marketing

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

Prospecting is old school, expensive and tiring... what if there was another way to find more customers online? Have you ever wondered how to continuously find clients without spending countless hours cold calling - or emailing your leads to try and convince them? Attraction marketing is a powerful approach to attracting customers organically and continuously, without having to actively prospect or invest in paid advertising. By seeking to attract the right people to you, rather than imposing a sales pitch, you take control of your brand's future. So how do you implement an attraction strategy in your marketing?

In this article, we present the ultimate guide to attraction marketing, providing you with all the keys you need to attract your best customers on an ongoing basis:

  1. What is attraction marketing? How does it work? What are the biggest benefits?

  2. Know your target audience or ideal customer

  3. Creating strategically valuable content

  4. Optimizing your online presence for search engine optimization

  5. Deploy a strong, consistent brand strategy

  6. Measure and adjust your attraction marketing strategy

  7. Why is this strategy better than direct selling or paying for ads?

1. What is attraction marketing? How does it work? What are the biggest benefits?

Attraction marketing is an inbound marketing (or organic marketing) strategy that involves attracting customers organically to your business by providing them with valuable content and building an attractive online presence. The aim of attraction marketing is to attract qualified leads at low cost, then convert them into customers. The inbound marketing strategy relies on creating useful and relevant content that directly addresses the needs of your target audience and makes them want to become your customers. Attraction marketing requires the use of a number of branding, copywriting, SEO and content strategy techniques to optimize your online presence and capture the attention of your target audience.

Attraction marketing offers several key advantages over prospecting:

  • it attracts qualified leads who are already interested in what you have to offer

  • it reduces the time and effort you spend looking for customers

  • it positions you as an expert in your field, building trust with your target audience

  • it enhances your brand's credibility and appeal to potential customers

  • it's cost effective, three times more profitable over time than other types of marketing.

"Attraction marketing is based on a simple principle: give before you receive. By giving free value, you continuously attract your best leads and turn them into customers organically."

2. Know your target audience or ideal client

For your marketing strategy to be effective, you need to know your niche or target audience. Investing your time and energy in producing content without clearly defining or understanding your niche, means you may be trying to create content for “everyone” which is kinda like opening a restaurant without having a menu to offer your customers. And to attract your ideal clients - those who are most likely to like what you are selling - you need to know exactly what their desires are! For your marketing, it's the same thing. You need to identify the needs, concerns and interests of your targes, so you can create the right content to capture their attention quickly.

To attract your target customers to your business organically, you can follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Clearly define who you're talking to: draw up a sketch of your ideal customer: age, sex, gender, socio-professional category, hobbies, location, passions... who is your ideal customer? how do you visualize them? You can identify several ideal customer profiles within your audience.

  2. Analyze your customers' needs and motivations: dive into their world and find out what they're looking for. What is their ultimate desire? What's their biggest problem? What's their biggest pain point that they're struggling to overcome to get ahead in life?

  3. Create content and/or offers that provide solutions to their problems: position yourself and your brand as an expert in your field, able to meet their needs and accompany them in their transformation.

"Not everyone is your ideal customer. You need to know who you want to attract and, above all, WHO you want to sell to."

3. Create value content strategically

Value content is the foundation of attraction marketing. Your content must be relevant to your business, but above all, it must bring value to your target audience. It has to interest them, entertain them, inform them, teach them things, solve problems... It's what attracts people to your business and keeps them coming back.

But how do you know what interests people? And how do you know what's relevant enough for them to click and stay on your site? The first step in attracting customers through content is to identify the topics that interest your target audience. Then you need to create content around these topics to attract new visitors to your site or social media pages.

How to find the right content ideas

Before creating new content, research the topics that interest your target audience, so you can create content they'll find useful and relevant. You can carry out this type of research very simply by :

  • asking existing or potential customers (using tools such as SurveyMonkey),

  • talking to other professionals to find out what sells well with their customers,

  • asking people in your industry what kind of information they would like to receive from companies like yours (for example, questions that come up at business meetings).

How to use different content formats to attract attention

The types of content that are effective for attraction marketing can vary, but some formats are more popular than others, such as:

  • informative blog posts: tips, tricks, guides, resources...

  • tutorial videos on social media

  • podcasts

  • e-books

  • webinars

  • emailing...

The important thing is to create quality content that meets the needs and interests of your ideal clients. And that enables you to engage and retain your audience over time. For example, if you sell accounting software, create blog posts on accounting tips. Or if you sell organic food products, send regular emails with your best tips for improving lifestyle and nutrition.

How to establish a relationship of trust with your leads

To build trust with your audience and potential clients, it's essential to provide valuable content that meets their needs AND demonstrates your expertise. Offer useful and engaging information, respond to questions and comments proactively, and show that you're authentic and a good listener. Also encourage interaction by inviting visitors to share their experiences and take part in discussions.

"If you think that all you have to do is "create great content and customers will come" it’s a myth! It's your content strategy that attracts and converts your target audience with useful, relevant content."

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4. Optimize your online presence for SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plays a crucial role in attraction marketing. It enables you to increase your visibility on search engines and attract qualified leads to your website. Here's how to optimize your website and social social accounts for better SEO ranking.

How to optimize your website's SEO for attraction marketing

  • Insert relevant keywords of your industry strategically into your titles, meta tags, descriptions and throughout your content.

  • Optimize your website's navigation so that it's user-friendly, fast and easy to navigate, and offers the best user experience.

  • Improve page loading speed

  • Make sure your site is responsive, perfectly compatible with all mobile devices.

  • Create clear calls to action to encourage visitors to stay on your site and engage more with your business.

How to use social media in your attraction marketing strategy

Social networks are powerful tools for attraction marketing. They enable you to reach thousands of users by targeting those most likely to be interested in your offers. And it’s free!

Identify the social platforms most relevant to your target audience and create an active presence by :

  • sharing quality content related to niche topics,

  • interacting with your audience in comments/MPs and encouraging sharing of your publications.

  • using keyword-targeting techniques (hashtags, bios...) to move up the algorithmic search results.

5. Develop a strong brand strategy

Branding isn't just about a logo or an attractive website! It's about creating a one-of-a-kind visual identity that stands out from competition, elevates your business above the crowd and inspires trust in your customers. Everywhere, all the time. Essential in attraction marketing, branding is your main asset for continuously finding customers without prospecting.

Define your brand positioning

Brand positioning describes how you want to be perceived by your target audience. It's important to define your own place in the market so you can communicate it effectively to your customers. We'll help you create an authentic brand voice that reflects who you are as an organization, and why people should buy from you rather than someone else.

Define your positioning: what makes you different? What makes you the best? How is this relevant to your audience?

Identify your message and tone of voice

Your brand needs to create a consistent experience that resonates with your audience with an authentic message that reflects your unique values and personality. This message will be used across all your web content, from Instagram captions to your homepage text to your emailing sequences.

Find your voice: how do you talk about your business? What are people saying about you online? How do you want customers to feel when they interact with your brand?

Create a coherent visual universe

A strong brand begins with an effective visual identity system that defines how your company is represented. What elements best represent your company's mission and style? Sober, fun, green, sunny, classic, luxurious, friendly... This general look can be found in all your marketing materials, whether websites, logos, social media profiles, advertisements or billboards.

Create your visual identity: what does it look like? What colors suit you best? How should it reflect your personality?

6. Measure and adjust your attraction marketing strategy

To measure the effectiveness of your attraction marketing strategy, you can use web analytics tools such as Google Analytics or Google Search Console to track site traffic, conversions and other key performance indicators. You can also monitor engagement in the Statistics tab of your social media account, analyze lead conversion rates and customer feedback from your funnels and e-commerce site to assess the impact of your marketing efforts.

How long does it take to see attraction marketing results?

Attraction marketing results can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the competitiveness of your industry, the quality of your content and the effectiveness of your strategy. It's important to take a long-term approach and remain consistent in your efforts. In some cases, you may start to see results within the first few weeks, but it will usually take several months to achieve significant, sustainable growth.

7. Why is this strategy better than direct selling or paying for ads?

When you use attraction marketing strategies, you don't have to actively prospect or pay for advertising. Instead, you build a solid online presence and create content that organically attracts more customers to you. Attraction marketing outperforms all other types of marketing because:

  • You create an effective marketing strategy that attracts more customers to your business

  • You produce compelling, relevant content for your ideal clients and reinforce your credibility.

  • You develop a strong and clearly positioned brand image, differentiating you from your competitors and attracting new customers.

  • Increase your online visibility organically by optimizing the content of your website and social media channels.

  • You attract more qualified leads - people who are already interested in what you have to offer and who are more likely to become paying customers.

  • You no longer have to outreach or pay for advertising campaigns to get new customers.

  • You save time, money and valuable energy so you can concentrate on other aspects of your business.

Using an attraction marketing strategy, you make your brand irresistible to more of your ideal clients. Say goodbye to constant prospecting and searching for new customers! You concentrate on one thing: creating the right content, at the right time, for the right people. This is THE most powerful way to create a long-term bond with your target audience, and continually attract customers who know you and want to work with you. By using the principles and techniques presented in this guide, you'll develop a solid, sustainable attraction marketing strategy. So, are you ready to maximize your results and boost your online revenues? Our Free Training “The Attraction Marketing Blueprint” is showing you it all.

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