1 Connection Platform, 1 Evergreen
Written By Dino Gomez
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Do you have a connection platform and do you have an evergreen platform? This is in regards to your marketing. Do you have a short term marketing solution as well as a long term marketing solution?
We’re going to be talking about this one today.
Hey, you guys, Dino Gomez here and you are listening to the Secrets of Coaching podcast, where we break down the nuances of growing a seven figure online coaching business. And we are about to get started in 3 2 1.
What’s going on, Visionaries?
Welcome back to another episode.
Hope you guys are having a marvelous day so far. It is a great day and time and age and era to be alive.
So much information right at our fingertips. It is awesome. It is awesome. I was just thinking about that the other day. There’s some cool books I’m reading and they were $8 books that somebody spent years writing with all of these cool stories and life lessons for $8. We didn’t used to get that type of information at that affordability and access in the past when there was prior to books being available, it would be very hard to get that type of information from somebody that you’re not sitting down with presently. So this is really cool, right? If you guys are listening to this right now, you’re getting access to information and things for free while you’re doing something else with maybe you’re driving right now. Maybe you’re cooking right now. Maybe you’re in the gym right now. That’s so awesome. So I feel like we’re super fortunate and blessed for the era that we live in. There’s infinite possibilities. But I want to talk about your.
Marketing for a second.
The question I want to present to you is, do you have a short term and a long term marketing strategy? All right. Crap. Do you know? I’m not sure. I have a long term one, and that’s okay. That’s normal. Let’s fix that. Right. Let’s set you guys up for not even just short term success. I know everybody wants to be rich yesterday, but you have options. You can get rich maybe, or you can get rich for sure. And guess what? Get rich for sure is kind of like you’re always going to win. So you do want to also play the long term game as well as the short term game, right? In golf, there’s the two different types. There’s the driving and then there’s the putting. Those are two different things. But if you’re not proficient at both, you’re not going to be a great golfer. You have to be able to drive the ball to the green. And then from the green, you have to be able to knock it in the hole. And so this is something that we’ve been going over with our visionaries inside of seven figure visionary or mastermind. And we have brand new training on all of this that has just rolled out that we’re super pumped about.
But what we’re really focusing on here is helping all of our clients have both a short term and long term marketing vision. And the way we look at this from a marketing platform perspective is you need to be on at least one connection platform, and you need to have at least one evergreen marketing platform as well.
So we call them connection platforms and evergreen platforms. All right, so, Dina, what’s the difference? What are these things? A connection platform is what we view as a platform where it’s very easy for a potential client to generate a conversation with you immediately.
So they could, like private message you. They could drop a comment on your Facebook page or Instagram. They could start a conversation with you. They can ask you questions. They can inquire about services. It’s very easy for them to connect with you. So I call those connection platforms. All right, so connection platforms would be things like Facebook. It’s very easy to friend, request somebody, message them, leave them a comment, join their Facebook group. It’s very easy to connect with people personally. You can immediately start a conversation in real time so that Facebook would be one. Instagram is another. You can send private messages there. You can drop comments on people’s posts and content there. Instagram is another one. Another connection platform would be something like LinkedIn, same thing. Immediately connect. You can immediately inbox. You can immediately drop a comment on somebody’s content and say, hey, I want to work with you. Or you can start a conversation. We want to partner up or something like that. There’s a lot of things that can happen, but connections can be made very quickly. Conversations can start and develop very fast. So you need to have at least one connection platform.
All right? Now, the connection platform serves two purposes. One, it allows your audience to actually connect with you. Right? That’s big. If your audience wants to work with.
You but can’t get in touch with you, guess what?
You’re not going to win clients, right? There has to be a way for your clients to connect with you.
And so you have to have at least one connection platform. Think Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.
If you have the time and resources to be on multiple, that’s fantastic. But you need at least one. And we recommend starting with just one and putting all of your efforts there so that you really grow that platform. It also makes it easier for you to say when people are like, how do I connect with you? You can say, here’s my Instagram or here’s my Facebook, because that’s primarily where you are. All right? As you grow, you can add in more connection platforms. All right? But you need at least one connection platform, and then you need at least one evergreen platform. Do you know what’s an evergreen platform? We’ll think evergreen content. This is content that can be accessed years later. So it’s always available. So in other words, on Facebook, you write a post or you do a Facebook Live a video, and then it falls off the timeline feed right after about 48 hours. And then it’s hard for people to find. And so that content is kind of like disappearing content. Evergreen content is our platforms where people can always find your content years and years later. So evergreen platforms would be like this one, podcasting.
People will be able to listen to this podcast for years and years, if not decades to come. And I try and release podcast episodes that will always be relevant based on when people listen to this. All right, so there’s evergreen content. I’m sorry, there’s podcasting as an evergreen platform. There’s YouTube really love YouTube as well, because every single day my YouTube channel gets 100 new views or 200 new views. And I didn’t even release a YouTube video today. Right. It’s racking up more and more views. It’s building more exposure. It’s building more trust and connection. It’s giving value out to the market while I sleep. All right, so evergreen platforms are working for you while you sleep. When you listen to this podcast episode, it’s been recorded already, and you might listen to it several times over and over again. Right. But I’m not there per se. I did it once and it’s serving ongoing forever. All right, so podcasting is a great platform. We look at YouTube as a great platform. Tik Tok can now be considered evergreen as well. Those videos will exist on your profile for a long time. The videos don’t float off your profile.
I don’t think TikTok is as evergreen as, like podcasting or YouTube, but I can consider that like an evergreen platform. And so you want to be on at least one evergreen platform. Now, the evergreen platforms, generally speaking, outside of TikTok things like YouTube and podcasting, they are harder to grow. It’s easier to gain more followers and more connections faster on connection platforms because they are designed to connect so you will naturally connect easier. But in other words, on these evergreen platforms, it’s hard to have instant dialog and conversations. Like, right now, you’re listening to this and you’re doing something else. But we can’t talk back and forth as we could on a connection platform because this is an evergreen platform. However, this will always serve in us building a relationship and us providing value to the market. Right. And so what the strategy becomes then is you have your evergreen platform. You know, it’s going to take longer to build, but it’s always going to work for you while you sleep. All right, again, that could be podcasting or most likely like YouTube. And you build content on those platforms, you’re not expecting instant results from them.
But again, you’re playing the long game here. And as you build those platforms because they are more challenging to build. The more you are consistent with them, the more it’s going to end up serving you because there is this snowball effect to it. All right. And so like a YouTube channel, it’s really hard to get to your 1st 1000 subscribers. But after you get to 5000 subscribers, your channel starts growing much more rapidly. And then when you get to 25,000, it’s really growing fast because you have so many more videos on your channel that are racking up impressions for you. So the strategy ultimately is you’re giving value knowing that it’s a long term play on your evergreen platforms.
And then what you do is with that content, with that podcast episode or with that YouTube video, you take that over to your connection platforms. All right. So we’re going to take this podcast and it’s going to go out to go out to our email list. We’ll talk about email marketing in another episode. But building your email list is critical as well. But it’s going to go out to our email list. It’s going to go out to our social media channels. It’s going to go out to our connection platforms. This will be posted on Facebook and check out the new podcast episode. It will be posted on LinkedIn. Check out the new podcast episode. It’ll be perhaps posted on Instagram as well. But you take your evergreen content and you distribute it through the connection platforms.
This is how you grow your evergreen marketing channels. Your podcast or YouTube channel is you use the connection platforms to drive traffic and more viewers to it so that you gain more subscribers on your podcast or on YouTube. And then also you’re creating conversation on the connection platforms. You’re adding more value on Facebook, right. And on LinkedIn. And I share this podcast episode on Facebook and LinkedIn. People will listen to it. Hopefully, they will like it and go, thank you for that value. And now we’re building more of a relationship there, right? We can even talk about it. They can even comment, that was a great episode or that episode sucked. Do you know what are you doing? But at least there’s a conversation going. So that is the strategy there that you want to ask yourself, what is my short-term marketing strategy and what is my long-term marketing strategy? You want to have both. All right.
And so if you don’t have your evergreen marketing strategy, look at podcasting or look at creating a YouTube channel, those are the two evergreen platforms I like the most.
And start thinking about how can I get this launched? And of course, if you need help doing that, that’s one of the many things we do inside a seven figure visionary. But I wanted to share that with you guys because I want to help you guys, not just in the short term, but in the long term as well. So what is my evergreen marketing platform and which one is my audience most likely? On? Which one should I be putting spending the most time on and giving value in that regard? Is that channel podcasting or is that YouTube? Is it both start with one as it’s easier to manage because it’s better to double down on one and have it grow faster.
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