Trying to create some credibility when you're starting a new business or launching a new product can be one of the most frustrating parts of the whole online business process.
I mean, you have to get customers, students and clients so that you can build testimonials and build your social proof, but how can you convince people to "go with you", especially when you're in a competitive market?
Today's questions comes from a subscriber @mohibquadr4053.
"Brad how do you counter the problem of a lack of experience when clients are mostly choosing to work with established people who have 2-3 yrs of experience. How do you stand out from the crowd in online business to attract potential clients in the beginning of design solo-preneur career as civil engineer?"
So essentially, the question is:
And while Mohib is a civil engineer, this process applies to any kind of new business.
Using existing accolades helps to create a sort of "halo" effect for you
Dig deep! Scour your brag book.
Here are the process steps:
Now, you might be asking, "what's a DDS?"
A Deep Dive Survey Is...
Here's an example of one of my DDSs:
"When it comes to Starting And Growing Your Online Business, whats your single biggest challenge right now?"
NOW, You can also use your DDS as a way to gather more follow-up and demographic information.
"Which of the following best describes YOU?"
(The reason for asking is because knowing this will help me serve you more specifically.)
"If you could only pick one, which of the following is the most important Online Traffic Source to your business?"
"Facebook, Google,YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest or I don't know yet."
"Which of the following best describes where your business is currently:"
"If we were to create a paid program that helps you overcome your online business challenges (and you had to choose just one), which of the following are you most likely to have signed up for, if it was already available?"
"Digital Course, Online Community, Group Coaching, Individual Coaching, All of These, None of These"
"What’s your best contact info to notify you when your QUIZ feedback has been incorporated?"
Again, if you want to see an example, here's a link to one of my DDSs:
Let's summarize this process:
So, to create credibility when you're new:
Following this simple process will allow you to gather some initial social proof that you're someone that people want to follow and/or do business with.
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