How to Sell to Your Target Audience

Written by Dario Hudon-Verrelli
Written by Dario Hudon-Verrelli
Written by Dario Hudon-Verrelli

Digital Marketing Strategist | Marketing Lecturer at Mount Royal University | Co-Founder of Work Nicer Coworking

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You don’t need to be a sales person to be able to sell. By developing an understanding of your audience, you can succeed in your marketing.

It’s time to learn more about how to sell to your target audience.

First Step: Know your Audience

Getting to know your audience is one of the most important things in marketing. This ensures that you have the right alignment and that you are using your resources effectively and efficiently. 

You need to do research in advance. By doing the appropriate market research, you can cater your strategy effectively. This includes looking at your competitors and seeing how they attract their consumers. You can create persona’s or get to know your clients personally. We recommend that you do both. You can conduct surveys and view social media engagements.

All of these small things ensure that you understand your audience and are equipped to sell to them effectively.

Second Step: Dive In

Marketing requires you to commit to your strategy. While you have ample opportunity to pivot, getting started is the hardest part. This is why you need to dive right in if you want to sell to your audience effectively.

When you get started, be sure to not over sell. When you sell too hard, customers will distance themselves from you. At the end of the day, your marketing should have the ability to speak for itself. If you feel like you have to sell too hard, you may need to pivot your marketing strategy.

Third Step: Align Values and Barriers

Once you have established your audience and have gotten your strategy prepared, it is imperative that you align your values with the values of your audience. This doesn’t mean you need to change your company’s values to perfectly align with the audience, but you should ensure that they compliment each other’s values. Additionally, you should develop actionable steps to win their business. This can include donations, sales, or general campaigns.

When you align values, and reduce the barriers of the audience, you can ensure that the prospects that are fruitful for your business, stick around.

Once you know your audience, you can have the confidence to dive right in. Marketing requires skill and confidence. By knowing how to sell to your audience, you can have the confidence to dive right in.

We want to give you the confidence to get your marketing strategy underway. Reach out to us if you are ready to learn about your target audience.

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