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In this video I’m sharing Want To Create a Marketing Plan based on your Values NOT Your Vision with Lindsey Badillo.
We chatted about:
- How Lindsey got started.
- Issues that business owners make in their marketing strategies
- How to get off the social media rat race
- What if you’re not “naturally skilled at” marketing
- How to know if your marketing strategy is working or not
- 3 things have that helped Lindsey grow her business?
Jen Vazquez 00:00
Do you want to create a marketing plan that’s based on your values and not your vision? If so, you are in luck as my guest will be sharing all about that and so much more. Welcome back. If you’re new here, my name is Jen Vazquez, I’m a Pinterest marketing strategist who brings in experts on all things marketing subjects so that you can take action and grow your business. If that sounds like something that you’d be interested in, I would love for you to subscribe so that you’re notified anytime a new YouTube video or podcast is released. Today. I am so excited to be chatting with Lindsay but do have Lindsay but do coaching and consulting LLC. Lindsey has worked with over 100 startups and scaling their businesses using digital marketing as a knack for making the messy bits of marketing simple and attainable. Lindsay is also the chief marketing coach of an inc 5000 business development companies servicing 500 Plus it and cybersecurity firms in developing effective marketing strategies and elevating their sales techniques. Leveraging is her formal education and certification in teaching coupled with her experience of helping businesses around the world. Lindsey has created the curriculum for multiple online courses, teaching marketing, sales, and personal development, helping clients streamline their success and create massive change in their businesses and lives. So welcome, Lindsay.
Lindsey Badillo 01:29
What an introduction, Jim, thank you so much. I am so excited to be here. I have been watching your content over the last few weeks since we’ve connected and absolutely enjoy it. And I know that we’re gonna have a great conversation today. So thank you for having me on.
Jen Vazquez 01:46
Thank you, I love your it’s like all around expertise, like those are like you can dive in and still help with all of the adjacent stuff going on. So I always love to start these chats with my little experts about hearing their origin story. So I’d love to hear like how you started in business and what got you sort of to this place you are today?
Lindsey Badillo 02:09
Oh, that’s always like a loaded question. I know what started in the womb, you know, okay, so Alright, so as you’ve heard formal education, or formal background, formal career, technically, it was an education. So I was actually a first grade teacher, went to school, went to college, did the things and said hey, I’m going to become a teacher, I’m going to work in education, I will be able to help people, I’ve always had this really, you know, this, this core need is core want to want to help other people. And I said, Okay, this is a safe read safe road safe route, I’ll be able to spend time with my kids really be involved in their education. I love teaching, I’ll go into education. So did that thing. And then you get the entrepreneurial, you know, you’re like, Whoa, this is not what I want. I am like, so bored. To be honest. I was like, my first year in the teaching, I was so bored. Not that and it’s like, it’s this thing. It’s like I have this core love to teach. And I had this core love to share knowledge. But I think that whenever you have his entrepreneurial heart, and you want to go and you want to change, and you want to be able to evolve, and you just need excitement, I knew that the formal education system wasn’t for me. So I set off into the world wide web and I said What in the world can I do to leverage my teaching skills and to still help people you know, what can I do where I have freedom over my finances to because as selfish as it may sound, I wanted to make a lot of money and formal teaching wasn’t going to do that. So set off it to into the abyss of the internet. So what can I do, I’m just really in this place of exploration. And one of the first self development books that I’m really just dove into and I was like a kid it you know, and like I was in school again, I got Marie Forleo book, everything is figured out double, highly recommend for anybody like setting out on their journey, making a big change in your life. I went through this book, like literally as if it was like a college class and I was taking notes and I was underlining, I still have the book on my bookshelf actually. I used to I used to send it to my private clients. And I would go through and I would underline and I put post it notes in there for them. And the bits that I really resonated with that thought that they would So fun fact it’s
Jen Vazquez 04:42
so so so so good. I totally agree.
Lindsey Badillo 04:46
So good. And I just remember going through this thing with my journal, and I was like doing all the exercises in like writing everything down and just really trying to figure it out. That’s what it was about. It was it was saying okay, everything is figured out double. You know, I was in In this place of just being unhappy with being a teacher, but I had just graduated, I had two kids, I was married. So it wasn’t like, you know, you’re just a 21 year old and you want to just change your path like No, like I was invested, you know, so it was a big leap to say, alright, like, I’m gonna leave this career that I’ve just spent, you know, 1000s of dollars getting this degree for, and now I’m gonna go do something different. And that was a big, big decision to make. So, started a blog, started a website, made a million dollars, not that did not happen. I’m just joking. I did. Dang, if
Jen Vazquez 05:39
it’s that easy.
Lindsey Badillo 05:42
That’s the thing, though. That’s the thing is that a lot of times when we’re starting out online, we see these other people with blogs, we see these other fancy websites, and we think that they have it figured out. And so we’re like, Oh, I’ll go do that thing. That’s going to be the thing. And I think that any strategy will work, but you just have to work it, you know, it has to work with you. So for me, that was not what worked for me. I am very much a people person. I love writing, I absolutely enjoy writing. But I light up from talking with other people I light up through teaching, I light up from being and having these conversations. So I find coaching. And it was in that moment. This is like 2018, I start as a life and relationship coach, and I’m tight. And it’s so it feels like a different lifetime. I look back, and I was like in my flowery robe on Instagram. And I’m like talking about intimacy in your marriage. And it was like, it was such a different life. And so I started out coaching married women, kind of rekindle intimacy in their relationships, rekindle connection. Ultimately, all those things came back to self love, all of it comes back to loving yourself, right? So did that started there really learned how to develop confidence in myself, I think that’s where any business starts is like finding a confidence in yourself. It’s so crazy, like looking back on old videos of me speaking into a camera, and I’m talking like this. And I would kind of like, look around. And you know, and just to say that we all start somewhere. So
Jen Vazquez 07:24
absolutely. And I think the messy starts are the things that bring you the most growth, for sure. It
Lindsey Badillo 07:30
was messy. It was real messy. So looking back on that as always fun. But I started there and about a year into it. The pandemic started to pick up and schools started to let we get that we sat down, went to a faculty meeting, and I believe was the first or second week of March. Oh, and two weeks before that I put in my resignation. Notice I put in my resignation notice. So I’m like coaching by afternoon like do I’m like this relationship coach in the evening. And I’m like, first grade teacher during the day. Yeah, it was like double life. So two weeks prior to this, this faculty meeting was I send in my notice to my principal, I sit down with her and I say, Hey, I’m not going to be renewing my contract. You know, and we go through this, I put him on notice two weeks later, we sit down this faculty meeting and they say, All right, we’re gonna go on break for two weeks because of this Coronavirus, COVID 19. We’ll do max. That’s how it all started. Right? We know Yes. We know where it goes from here. So we’re like, Okay, we’re gonna do this virtual teaching thing for two weeks. As we all know, we were out for the rest of the year, we navigated Virtual Teaching Google meets imagine teaching a reading group two to seven year olds through a Google meet,
Jen Vazquez 08:46
like so hard. What?
Lindsey Badillo 08:49
So that was that and it really solidified that that I was making the right decision. You know, because this was a life. It was such a pivotal moment. And of course, there were thoughts of like, Am I making the right decision, I’m leaving this job where I have a set salary, I’m venturing out on my own. And so all these things are coming up. But ultimately, whenever we got into that virtual stuff, and I’m like, Whoa, this is not the move. This is not it. So it really solidified I was on the right road, finished out my teaching. Well, by August, September of that year, so several months have gone by now. I start getting previous peers that had been in my first coaching program with me. So I was like literally a student in these coaching programs. I had my friends that I had, like, made along the way. And they were my first clients for business and marketing. And it was like Lindsay, can you help us find clients? Can you help us do this thing? And it was so cool looking back on it, and I found that that’s what frickin makes me excited. It’s like working with other women still work with women, working with other women working with other Just like beautiful souls who are on this mission to make the world a better place, and they just have no idea how to do it and where to get started, you know, you got to figure out the strategy, we’ve got to get the right mindset behind it. So those are my first clients, and they’re still in my communities are still around. So as far as moving into the marketing side, that’s where it all started. I fell in love with the strategic piece of stuff, the planning side, probably the teacher in me, fell in love with just like building stuff, and testing and tweaking and changing and just the process behind the business. And here we are, now we’re, you know, years down the road. And I’ve created countless courses I’ve helped over 100 other coaches, course creators, build out their courses, their programs, their high ticket offers even, and also now working in a completely different industry, using the same exact concepts and strategies to help them build out their marketing plans. So it sets my soul on fire, and I’m doing, I’m doing the work I’m supposed to be doing.
Jen Vazquez 11:05
Yeah, I and I feel like to like you kind of mentioned, all the things that we do in the past, all really lend to everything that you do now, right, a little bit more confident, a lot more strategic, all that kind of stuff. So alright, let’s dive into the marketing side of things. What is the top issue that you see business owners and in their marketing strategies? What are these issues that you see sort of come up over and over again?
Lindsey Badillo 11:34
I mean, the the number one thing is where do I start? Like, what what do I do? If I, you know, what do I do, Lindsay, just tell me what to do. And I’ll do it, give me step by step. Just give me the plan, I’ll do the thing. And here’s the thing is, like, really, like we said, Any strategy will work, you just have to work. Okay, so you can go to Google, and you can look up how to develop a marketing plan. You can go on YouTube, how to market my online business, how to, you know, market on Instagram, like you can go and Google all these things. So it’s like you found the how, but now the second piece of that, like, the other side of it is sticking to it. Believing in yourself, having the support to get you through it. Business is hard, like it is not for the faint of heart. overnight successes are very, very rare. And as much as we are sold this idea of oh, I’ve built a million dollar company in six months. Like that is not the norm whatsoever. And I guarantee you behind all of the stories that you hear, there are 1015 20 years in the making of getting to that point, okay, we don’t the three years that you made $0, before your business took off, you know, we didn’t we don’t normalize that. So yes, having the strategy, having step by step, then the other piece of it is normalizing all the ups and downs that come with entrepreneurship,
Jen Vazquez 13:03
I totally I totally relate with that. I think a lot of my clients also have a hard time with consistency. And if there’s one thing that, you know, doing marketing, the one success that you can get from marketing is if you’re consistent, that’s on YouTube, that’s in your blog posts that’s on social media. And I feel like so many people, they do well for a little bit, and they don’t see the big growth. And they’re like, ah, that didn’t work. It’s like they stopped just right before they started seeing that success. So with coaching, of course, you get that accountability with the consistency, which is so helpful.
Lindsey Badillo 13:41
Let’s stick to that. Because it’s like, you could have the perfect strategy laid out in front of you. And so many times we do, right, but it’s like, if you don’t have the like to call it the internal infrastructure, if you don’t have the internal infrastructure in place that’s going to support you that’s going to help you like navigate the woes, whenever you put the post out, and it doesn’t get the feedback that you anticipated, or you put your offer out there. And you don’t get anything in the first 48 hours. How are you going to navigate that internally, because we are going to internalize it, we are going to take it personally, we are going to make decisions out of emotion, rather than sticking with it saying no, I’ve got this plan. Let me give it some time, then I’ll make an informed decision later. But instead we act from emotion. We stop doing the thing. We retreat, we say oh my gosh, this offer is crap. Let me throw it out. You start over you hide and all those things are natural. So like if anyone’s experiencing that. Yes, we are not the only person that’s been there. I’ve been there more times than I would like to admit. We’ve all been there. We’ve all experienced it. I’ll tell you for example. I am hosting a 14 day free coaching experience right now. It’s four 14 days, and it’s all about building the pieces, your six figure business, but the entire first six days are all about doing the inner work. It’s all about getting clear what it is that you want. What are the core stories that have shaped your life? How are you going to navigate through that? What are you releasing? At this point? Who do you choose to be from here? And so it’s so funny, you know, like, they all think they’re gonna come in and like, get this social media strategy,
Jen Vazquez 15:25
strategy strategy. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Lindsey Badillo 15:29
like, we’re gonna get there just the whole time, we’re gonna get there. But we’ve got to work this part first. And then whenever we do get there, you’re gonna be that much more ready. It’s like, it’s almost like you’re suiting up for battle, you’re like getting ready to like, go out on the frontlines, and we got to get you suited up first, then you’re ready to take the strategy
Jen Vazquez 15:45
you mentioned about like, you know, posting something and having it kind of fall flat. I think another thing that people or business owners do, especially when they’re not comfortable in that marketing space, is that they don’t share often enough. They’re like, Oh, I’m gonna bug people with this information. And yet people are on your social media to get that information. So I think, a little bit more of sharing everywhere versus one place. And then sharing multiple times is another area, I think people don’t do as much because they’re scared of bugging people, or oversharing. If you if
Lindsey Badillo 16:22
you are spot on with that. And because we have been, I think you’re going against the grain with that one. Because we Oh, yes, this lie that I’m sorry, I shouldn’t say this lie. But we have been No, that’s true.
Jen Vazquez 16:35
I agree with that.
Lindsey Badillo 16:38
Like choose one platform and go all in there and just you know, do this, and it’s all going to be ease and flow. And it’s always gonna be easy, you know? And it’s like, oh, actually, I think that that comes after you put in the grid, I think that the ease and flow comes after your systems are working. So yes,
Jen Vazquez 17:01
yes, I agree. Well, let’s dive in a little bit on social media. How do you recommend that business owners get off that social media rat race, because I always feel like social media can absolutely be helpful. And you absolutely need a presence because you just do peep. A lot of people confirm that you’re a real person, or that you know what you’re talking about if you’re on social media, right? But the problem is, is that people get like they spend so much time doing Instagram, when maybe Pinterest would be better, or they do so much time doing Instagram, but they’re not doing any blog posts, or they’re concerned because nobody’s listening to them. But they don’t have people on their email list, which is where we’re going to sell 20% of our services from oftentimes. So tell me a little bit about your recommendations for business owners to get off that social media rat race?
Lindsey Badillo 17:54
Oh, such a good question, Jen. This is the million dollar question. This is a multi million dollar question. You know, because social media platforms make buku oodles of money from keeping us there. First of all, we Yeah. And let’s talk about why we stay there. It’s because it’s this immediate source of gratification. It’s every time we open up our social media, we’re gonna see the little red.on, our DMS, we’re gonna see the little nine plus new notifications on Facebook, it’s this red rush of endorphins. Think about that. What color are all your notifications on social media? They’re red. It’s like an immediate boost of like dopamine. So of course, you don’t want to get off social media, because it makes you feel good or bad, you know, whichever one but you’re kind of like in this like, adrenaline roller coaster. So first of all, it’s like, just recognize that it’s hard for us to get off of it, because our nervous system sort of thrives on it, you know? But now, on the flip side of that, you’re absolutely right, we want to get into our email list. We want to be able to build this long term relationship that’s not dependent on an algorithm.
Jen Vazquez 19:07
You mean, you mean something we actually own? Bravo.
Lindsey Badillo 19:13
Yes. So it’s so funny. I have I used to really rely on Instagram a lot. For my business. I sold all my offers, through Instagram stories. So like, every single day, I would show up on stories. I would talk for like 1015 minutes on my stories. I would promote my offers there. It was exhausting. Right. It worked, but it was really freaking exhausting. Okay. There was an Instagram outage two weeks ago. Oh, yeah. I didn’t even know it. I logged on last night. I was just scrolling and I’m like my followers like are my fault away is super tight now. Like I’m so cognizant about who I follow. And I think it was one of like the big rails teachers His name is Brock and I follow his stuff. So yeah, so all abroad, and he was talking Get about the Instagram out in two weeks. I was like, Instagram outage. But it was so crazy because thinking back to you know, two years ago, I remembered Instagram outage like two years ago that did have me panicking. I mean, it was like, oh my god, what am I going to do? That’s where I sell my offers every single day. So, yes, gotta get off social media. But all that to say, if you think about dating, like if you are going to be okay, I’m married. I have not on Tinder or bumble bee or whatever else that these kids doing these days? Yeah, yeah. But it’s like, okay, you don’t want to stay on the dating website? You don’t want to stay on Tinder. Right? So what do you do to move people off? What do you have to do? Do we try to ask them for marriage? Right then and there? No, we’re at a warmth and love, we’re gonna see, hey, would you like to go have some coffee together? Would you like to go have dinner together? Hey, we’re gonna go for a walk, get up, if you want to go meet at this public place, where it’s like, I’m not asking for your hand of marriage, and like, we’re gonna get to know each other. So it’s the same exact way. But if you’re trying to move off social, I am a huge, huge advocate for educating your ideal clients. For serving them, I think that service is the best form of sales. So if you can create the space, create an opportunity, where you can educate your ideal clients, where you can ask for them to go on that casual date with you to get to know each other better, say, for an example, a webinar, say for an example, to grab your free resource that you have for download, say you want to ask them into a three day challenge, you want to bring them somewhere else that allows you to build that relationship with them. Okay, that’s quite different for everyone and everyone’s different businesses, and whatever it is that you do, and, and you it’s gonna take some trial and error to figure out what works for you also. So you have to find a way to move them to go on that casual date with you. Thus, you’re getting their email address, putting them on your email list, so that you can continue to nurture that relationship, even after they’ve downloaded think attended the webinar, or did the challenge or whatever the case is. So you just want to make sure that you’re serving that you’re thinking, okay, how can this be a win win for both of us, I’m educating you, I’m serving a problem that you have micro tiny problem, and then in return, you’re coming into my atmosphere coming into my environments, my communities, and we get to grow this relationship together.
Jen Vazquez 22:36
Yeah, I feel like people so much, the expectation with social media is that people will buy right away. And that’s actually doesn’t happen all that often, what you’ll normally happens is people stalk you for a while they listen to the things that you’re putting on social media, they might sign up for that free lead magnet that you have to get on your email list. Maybe they go into that, you know, that challenge, and they see how you educate, and you’re building that know, like, and trust the whole way through. And if there are a lot of people out there that only use social media and don’t have an email list or don’t have a blog or anything like that. And what it is, is you’re constantly selling, where instead, if you’re constantly providing education and, and tips and things in your blog or your email, they’re understanding what you’re doing. They either like how you’re teaching, or they’re off your list. And over time, they will potentially buy from you. Sometimes it takes like six or seven touches before a person trusts. Right trust. So I think that’s so smart. And I feel like you do need a sort of well rounded marketing situation. So let’s dive in a little bit deeper on that. What if someone says, you know, I’m not naturally skilled at marketing, or that’s not my thing? How can you help people with that?
Lindsey Badillo 24:02
Find the person that is people that are skilled at it. If I don’t know how to do something, I’m going to call the person that does. I’m going to go to Google and I’m gonna go look up the person that can do this. I need a fence put up in our backyard right now. And you are not going to find Lindsay out there in the backyard trying to
Jen Vazquez 24:21
Lindsey Badillo 24:23
I don’t think so. I’m gonna go I’m on my to do list call the fence people like I’m going to call the people get a quote, ask them to come and put it in. I mean, that’s what I’m going to do. So now, more specifically, the marketing to marketing your business. We can’t just outsource everything. Maybe one day we can outsource parts of it. That’s we want to master the strategy, delegate the execution. Absolutely. But how do we get there? We’ve got to invest into our education. We have to learn these things. I think for any business to grow, you have to have an understanding of how consumers how people We’ll buy, you have to understand the psychology of the buying process, how everyone starts out with, they have no idea who you are, they don’t care who you are, they just want to know, can you help me with this thing? Is this something? You know, if, if someone’s gonna go buy toothpaste, they don’t care what they just want to know? Is it gonna help my teeth be wider? Is it gonna make my breath smell good? Like, what’s the problem? Like? What is it gonna do? For me? That’s what people care about. And so you have to have an understanding of what problem do I solve? How do I serve people? You know? So for an example, if you are, let’s see a virtual assistant and your VA and you’re saying, Well, geez, No, nobody’s buying my services. You know, I’m a great VA. And will you when’s the last time that you told someone, how much time you’re going to save them? When’s the last time you told someone that, hey, you’re going to be able to free up 12 hours of your week, because I’m going to be the one cleaning out your emails, replying to your DMS, answering those frequently asked questions, organizing those things in the back end, therefore, you get to spend more time with your family, you get to take Friday’s off, like you’ve been wanting to for the past two years, and you get to ultimately live a happier life. That’s what people care about. I feel
Jen Vazquez 26:18
like you’re so right, because people always sell the service or sell the product. And the the hard part, I find, unless you’re naturally gifted at it, is to sell that transformation or touch on this, the struggles that they’re having, and the frustrations that they may be going through just asking that question of like, when was the last time that you got to take a day off and just spend time with your kids like, or, you know, all those little things can really lead to people going? Yeah, yeah, I feel like that, or gosh, I told what is she offering? Right? You’re more invested in it, when you’ve, when you’ve shared with them what that transformation can look like?
Lindsey Badillo 27:01
Yeah, you’re bringing awareness? Absolutely. Which is like the first one of the first steps and that buyer process is making them aware. It’s just creating an awareness that they do have that issue or that that does relate to them. And they’re like, oh, that light bulb starts to go off. They’re like, Hmm, so there’s a different option? You mean, I don’t have to be the one that does all these things. I don’t have to do things this way. There’s a different option. Hmm. So they’re aware of like, they’re like to say, like, their ears are starting to perk up. They’re like, Oh, yes. Listening, you know, and then and so then it’s like, okay, well, how do I educate them? How do I help them? How can I give them a quick win? How can I give something right now that’s gonna make your life easier. And so that was, that’s what I recommend you bring in that resource that they can go and download, they can attend that training, they can, you know, do something like that casual date, like we were talking about, yeah, give them like a bite size of what it’s like to work with you, or bite size thing that’s going to help them with this micro problem, before they commit to the macro, offer the macro experience, whatever that thing is. So it’s, it’s moving them along that journey. And you’re right, I don’t think it comes natural to anyone. I think that we all have to learn, you know, we all have to crack this and learn and that and that’s what marketing is. It’s trying things over and over again, realizing what worked and what didn’t work, and then doing it all over.
Jen Vazquez 28:30
Speaking of that perfect transition, how do you know if your marketing strategy is working or not?
Lindsey Badillo 28:37
Oh, that’s such a good question. Oh, so I Okay. Number one, it’s going to take any strategy, like we said, a new strategy will work if you work it, but we’ve got to give a time to work. Okay, so knowing that I would say, Okay, how many? How consistent Have you been? How long? Have you been doing the same thing over and over? You posting for a week? It’s not enough. You posting for a month? Probably isn’t enough? You posting for three bites? Maybe we can start looking at the type of content that you’re posting? Is it eliciting responses? Are you getting opt ins to your website, you’ve got to your lead magnet, you’ve got to know your numbers, but you also have to give it time to work. So how do you know the short answer to this is one you’ve got to have stamina, you gotta have consistency. You just got to keep working the progress the process. And then two, you do want to look at your numbers. I think that we can all be smart and say, Alright, I’ve been promoting this freebie now for six months, and no one’s buying the back end offer. I’ve had zero conversions from it. So let’s look at that. Are they clicking the link? Do you have visitors to the site? What are they going to the checkout page so we’re going to start looking at where is the disconnect? Okay, so Okay, have a work the process long enough? And then to look at those numbers and ask yourself, is it working out? Okay, I’ve worked it for six months now is the thing working,
Jen Vazquez 30:02
I would love to know this myself, What three things have helped you grow your business, it could be tools, advice, etc. But what are three sort of core things that have helped you to grow your business?
Lindsey Badillo 30:15
I would say, strategy like I’m such as much inner work. And as a committed to like those inner things, those things become a part of the strategy now. So having a legitimate lead generation strategy, that my marketing is not just a matter of emotion, it’s not just a matter of me getting likes and engagement, it’s a matter of do I have a strategy that’s going to push them push my ideal clients where I want them? Do I have a lead gen strategy number one? So for and we just talked about that, hey, how do I get people email lists? How do I move them down the process? Number one, Legion strategy? Number two, I would say having the support, it’s, I am constantly putting myself in rooms, where I’m learning from other people, where I am helping other people where I am collaborating, where I’m growing, you want to put yourself in a room where you are the dumbest person in the room, at least. I mean, it’s the room where I, I literally feel like I’m the least qualified to be there. And there’s a reason it’s like, why in the room, do you do that? Well put me somewhere where I can grow. If I’m not growing, then I don’t want to do it. I don’t, I’ll be I’ll be bored, I don’t want to do it, I have to stay in a place of growth. And it kind of goes to that saying, the shark only grows as big as the container that it’s in. So you put a shark in a fish tank, it’s gonna stay this big, but you put a shark in the ocean, how big will it grow. And then the third piece of that. So I would say, I think this is kind of redundant with strategy, but like the systems that I can rinse and repeat, yes, just frickin work. You know, whether it like our CRM system that we’ve just developed, like I’m obsessed with it, I’m absolutely obsessed with a system that just does what I need it to do. I think that that’s what can make you really, really efficient and can help you actually scale as you’re starting to bring in a marketing manager, bring in a team or an assistant things like that, just having systems that you’ve mastered, you understand. And now you can start delegating to other people, you can start systematizing. So that’s rinse and repeat. So
Jen Vazquez 32:29
I say that I say this all the time, always strive to work smarter, not harder. So every place you are in your business, you should be trying to figure out how you can streamline how you can limit other things and make it more of a streamlined process. That is that is really, really smart. Well, before we get to the gift that Lindsey is so generously sharing with our audience, tell everybody out there because right about now is when my listeners are like, Ah, she’s kind of smart. How can I work with her? Right? So tell us a little bit about the services that you provide in case anyone is thinking that they could use some help.
Lindsey Badillo 33:08
Yeah, I am absent, thank you for the opportunity to share that. So I offer a very few ways to work with me, I’ve simplified my life, my business. So really, you’re gonna fall into one or two categories. You’re like, Hey, I’m just starting out, I have got this online business, whether you’re an online coach on online service provider, online, VA, even business manager, your online service provider, and you’re like, Lindsey, I’ve got this idea, I want to put it out there, I’m ready to get started, show me where to go, that you’re probably going to want to come into the vortex that’s our free 14 Day coaching experience where you come in, you hang out with us, we go on a casual date, quote unquote, for 14 days, and we’re gonna work together we’re gonna get this ideas are no, that would be the first stop after that, you probably move into our accelerator. So that’s where we work together. For months, we actually work on getting your business, like an actual strategy, get a lead generation strategy, get your first clients in the door, really get you moving from it from it just being an idea to now it’s a functioning business. Okay, so that’s the first way. Second way is coming into one of our more more intimate containers, where it’s like, alright, Lindsay, I’ve got those things, I’ve got a system and now I’m ready to bring in, you know, my first team member, I’m certain I’m ready to start hiring some stuff out, I’m ready to really scale, then you’re probably going to want to work with me and our mastermind, or, or private coaching. So just kind of depends on preference for that way. So if that is you, then you have to reach out to me directly. Yeah,
Jen Vazquez 34:46
I’m gonna put all her links down below. So don’t worry about any of this. And Lindsay is sharing a free gift of a tracker. So Lindsay, tell us a little bit about what that It is. And of course, I’ll put the link down below for everyone to snag this, it’s free. So you should absolutely snag it. But tell everybody a little bit about what it’s what it helps with.
Lindsey Badillo 35:10
It will change your life number one, like literally, I did this and I did this exact thing in my own business. Two years ago, probably whenever everything just really started to click for me, and I was like, Okay, this thing of being on social media all the time, it’s not working for me for my life, or my business for my family, I’ve got to diversify. I need to expand my reach other than just and that’s also whenever Instagram really started to change do like we remember whenever you could just post like a carousel post and like go viral, like what happened to the good old days, we don’t know. Now you’ve got to like dance on the reels. With all that, I mean I am when I whenever I want to, for me. Exactly. It’s the cherry on top. And but it’s not what I want my business to depend on, you know, so wholesome, wholesome marketing track tracker is just that it teaches you how to build a marketing tracker or a marketing system that is beyond just social media. So it’s going to, you’re literally going to print this baby out, and you’re going to track what you do for 30 days, okay, you’re gonna get over 30 different marketing avenues broken up by the three different types of marketing that there are, okay, and you’re gonna attract what it is that you’re doing. So one, it’s going to hold you to it, it’s going to keep you accountable. And to it’s going to show you that there are so many more ways to get your business out there than just relying on Facebook or Instagram. So
Jen Vazquez 36:40
well, gosh, I mean, thank you so much for your valuable advice. And for your time today. Because time is money. What is the best way to get in contact with you in case anybody wants to take this conversation further?
Lindsey Badillo 36:53
Yeah, I would say download the marketing tracker, Lindsey video.com/wholesale marketing tracker, that will you’ll be put on to our email list, you’ll receive regular emails from me, I you can always reply to any of my emails, I personally check those. I personally respond to anyone that applies to their to grab the wholesome marketing tracker. And then I also invite you into our Facebook community. So we have a Facebook group. It’s the marketing know how group and I’m in there sharing daily inspiration, weekly trainings, typically. And it’s just a really, really juicy way to get short bite sized marketing trainings every single week. That’s going to take you from here and move you one step further. take you from here, review one step further every single week, so I invite you to come in there as well.
Jen Vazquez 37:40
I love it. Well, if you listeners or watchers out there have had any good ideas or tips which I’m sure you have. Definitely make sure you put time on your calendar to implement. I always say for every, you know, one hour of training or education, you want to spend about two hours actually implementing the things that you loved about it, or all that education is going to waste because you’re not implementing any of it. And if you really enjoyed this podcast, I would love to get a review. We’re trying to build up our reviews. Now go out there and do something good for your business like snagging Lindsay’s gift and then taking action.
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