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7 Steps To Creating An Engaged Audience For Your Product Launch

Engaging your audience during your product launch is the key to developing relationships, building trust, and creating more profits. That’s why you’ll want to use this handy-dandy checklist to help you capture and keep your audience’s attention. Take a look…

  1. Create A Highly Targeted Audience

The absolute first step in engaging your audience is to make sure your audience is targeted. That means bringing traffic in from targeted sources.

For example, if you’re running a Facebook ad campaign, then be sure to narrow your audience down by demographics and interests so that the traffic is as targeted as possible.

And it’s always a good idea to follow what Todd Brown recommends, which is look for an audience that is a “Large, hungry, accessible mob of addicts flush with cash.”

  1. Cater To The Needs Of Your Audience

Once you’ve selected a targeted audience, then publish content that really appeals to them. This includes:

  • Solving their problems.
  • Sending them your best tips, tricks and strategies.
  • Sharing niche news and how it affects your audience.
  • Selling products to solve their problems (preferably with exclusive discounts).

BONUS: Download my 72 Hour Product Creation Guide which shows you how to build high value products that will position you as an expert one after the other in 72 hours or less.

Next…

  1. Create Attention-Getting Headlines

The next way to engage your audience is by crafting headlines that really resonate with the audience. This means showcasing a benefit and/or arousing curiosity. For example:

  • Who Else Wants to Know The #1 Secret For Doubling Conversion Rates?
  • Here’s The Super Simple Way To Never Three-Putt Again
  • You Won’t Believe This Easy Weight-Loss Trick!

Next…

  1. Call Your Audience to Action

Every piece of content you create should be designed with a goal in mind. You can help improve your response rate (and engagement) by specifically telling your audience what you want them to do next.

For example:

  • Click here to watch the video!
  • Share this post now with your friends!
  • Click here to get your copy of this app!
  • Register for the free webinar by clicking here (and hurry, seating is limited)!

Next…

  1. Connect With Your Audience

Sending out great content is one way to connect with your audience. Another way to connect with them on a more personal level is to interact with them.

For example:

  • Like their posts and comments on social media.
  • Reply thoughtfully to their comments, posts and emails.
  • Share their content with your network.
  • Showcase particularly good content on your social media pages or other platforms.

Next…

  1. Challenge Your Audience

Another good way to engage your audience is by challenging them regularly in a niche-relevant way. For example:

  • Challenge a writer’s group to write an extra 1000 words today.
  • Challenge a weight-loss group to find a way to slice an extra 100 calories off their meals.
  • Challenge a business group to work an extra 30 minutes today.

If you do these challenges regularly, people will look forward to them because they’ll like the end results. In turn, this creates a more engaged audience.

  1. Celebrate Your Audience

The idea here is to showcase your members’ achievements. You can do this on a small scale by sharing their content (with permission). You can engage your audience even more by showcasing bigger achievements.

For example: Create a “Member of the Week” feature where you interview a member to showcase their good work. For example, in a weight loss group you might interview a member who has made consistently good progress.

To Sum Up

One of the keys to building a loyal tribe is to create an engaged audience of people who know, like and trust you. Use this 7-step checklist to make sure you’ve covered the best ways to engage your people in the process of launching your new product or service.

And to learn more about engaging with your audience before, during and after you use Product Launch Formula to launch or re-launch your product or service, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

6 Essential Tools You Need For Building Your Product Launch Audience

Building a tribe or community for your upcoming launch using Product Launch Formula mostly revolves around you communicating with your members and developing relationships. Nothing can replace this human touch, but you can make the process easier by using these 6  tools…

Tool 1: Social Media

This is the big one, because social media is where you’ll find and connect with a lot of your community members during every stage of your launch.

Social media is a great way to deliver all of your content, from your pre-launch communications,   to notifications and feedback about your launch content itself. Quite often you’ll see product launch videos with hundreds or thousands of Facebook comments below them. This gives you powerful social proof…

BONUS: Download my 72 Hour Product Creation Guide which shows you how to build high value products that will position you as an expert one after the other in 72 hours or less.

The social media platforms you’ll want to consider in order of their importance, when it comes to launching your product are:

• Facebook
• Twitter
• LinkedIn (if your tribe includes professionals)
• YouTube (if you intend to connect with videos)
• Instagram (if you intend to connect with photos)
• Pinterest (if you’re targeting women in a visually based field)
• Google+ (especially if you’re connecting with technical professionals)

If you use one or more of these platforms, then you’ll also need these tools…

Tool 2: Social Media Tools

Social media tools can help you find your audience, find content that will help you connect with them, and gauge reactions to see if your content and campaigns are doing what you intended for the to do. Here are two tools you may consider using:

  • HootSuite.com – an all-in-one tool that does everything from scheduling content to tracking performance
  • SproutSocial.com – another all-in-one tool you can use to manage your social media campaigns
  • ViralReach.in – Helps you to find great content and spread it virally

Next…

Tool 3: A CRM or Autoresponder

Even though you may find and interact with your audience or tribe on social media, ultimately you want to get them on your own mailing list. And that’s why you need to set up an autoresponder or CRM where you upload and schedule content to help you build relationships the hands-free way.

Examples of good autoresponders and CRM’s include:

  • ConvertKit.com
  • ActiveCampaign.com
  • MailChimp.com
  • Aweber.com
  • GetResponse.com

Just be sure to read the terms of service of your selected service before you sign up, to be sure your intended use of the autoresponder falls within their acceptable use. For example, some companies don’t like their customers to promote some types of products, and others don’t like you using their service for affiliate marketing (even though they have their own affiliate programs – go figure).

The 5 listed above, SHOULD be fine, but just make sure you read their terms and conditions so you don’t get half way through your launch and they decide to shut you down for some obscure reason.

Tool 4: A Blogging Platform Or Content Management System

Another good way to connect with your audience is via your own blog. Fortunately, setting up a blog is both simple and free, if you use a platform such as WordPress.org, or use a self hosted WordPress Blog on your own domain.

Tool 5: An Automated Content Scheduler

One of the keys to connecting with your audience is to send them regular content to help them solve their problems. This includes posting to social media daily, as well as posting to your blog and sending out newsletters.

Fortunately, you don’t need to be tied to your computer in order to send this content. Instead, you can use tools to upload and schedule it. This includes:

  • Using your email service provider’s autoresponder to upload and schedule content.
  • Using tools like HootSuite.com to schedule social media content, as well as post across multiple channels at once.
  • Using WordPress’s built-in scheduling tools to post content to your blog.

Tool 6: Freelance Sites

While nothing can replace the “human touch” needed to build a tribe, you don’t need to do it all on your own. Instead, you can find freelancers to help you create content and interact with your community members. Good places to find these freelancers include:

  • UpWork.com
  • Guru.com
  • Freelance.com

To sum up…

Building an audience or tribe in preparation for your product launch can take time, but you don’t need to do it all manually. Use these tools and platforms to reduce the workload, and you’ll take less time to get your product or service into the hands of your new customers.

And to learn more about building and communicating with your community before, during and after you use Product Launch Formula to launch or re-launch your product or service, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.