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Why is Marketing so Confusing?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by PinterestUsers?, Nov 30, 2018.

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    Marketing is so confusing there is so many different aspects that you have to get right or it seems like it doesn't work.
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    PinterestUsers?, Nov 30, 2018 IP
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  2. mmerlinn

    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    Confusing? What is so confusing about giving your potential customers what they are looking for? If you don't know your customers, you will never give them what they want.
     
    mmerlinn, Nov 30, 2018 IP
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    It's hard finding the right customers I have spent money on ads and tried targeting multiple areas. Nothing seems to work.
     
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    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    If you are spending money and not getting results, you either are targeting the WRONG customers OR you are not targeting the right customers with what they WANT. Either way it seems like you do not have a clue who your customers are and have no clue what they want.
     
    mmerlinn, Nov 30, 2018 IP
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    I would not think its confusing but its hard .As things change its too competitive etc
     
    Spartan14, Dec 1, 2018 IP
  6. Ian Murphy

    Ian Murphy Greenhorn

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    It doesn't confusing, it's hard, because marketing improves every day, new techniques, tools, methods appear. It's hard to choose the right marketing strategy for your business. It requires good understanding of your goals, you must plan every step and every obstacle you can face. I can explain it shortly: you have to understand your customers behavior!
     
    Ian Murphy, Dec 4, 2018 IP
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    Abraham Cherian Abe Cherian Premium Member

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    I agree. Marketing is confusing when we have not defined our core message. Marketing is confusing when we don't know who our audience is and what their needs are. Marketing is confusing when we are pushing other peoples stuff (as an affiliate marketer) and we are not sure if it will benefit anyone. Marketing is confusing because we don't know how to stand out from the crowd. That is why marketers are one of the most stressed out people out there. Always trying to come up with the next best thing.

    But I think there is a better way to be successful. Market "yourself". Because its easier to define your personal message.... products will come and go, but you will always be you. Focus on "personal branding", it'll be easier to sell / market your products. Hope this helped.
     
    Abraham Cherian, Dec 4, 2018 IP
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    Jenefer_h Greenhorn

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    Yes, agree.
    It's very confusing, actually, the things which are next to understanding is always confusing.
    So understand it and apply it properly and that will solve your confusion.
     
    Jenefer_h, Dec 5, 2018 IP
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    marketeropro Greenhorn

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    hello, maybe marketing is a bit confusing for some people who want to boost their business or their ideas, but for that there are agencies like blackbeast.pro who are responsible for conducting your advertising campaign or implement all the strategies seo to help achieve the objectives.
     
    marketeropro, Dec 11, 2018 IP
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    MilesWeb Well-Known Member

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    What is confusing you? Marketing involves different types such as affiliate, social media, content, etc. You just have you build your marketing strategies accordingly. It is very easy.
     
    MilesWeb, Jan 8, 2019 IP
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    Zeroash Peon

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    I believe some aspects of marketing can be pretty difficult. It all depends on the way you go about it. One aspect for me that is quite difficult is affiliate marketing. I don't know where to really start when it comes to where to promote and gain customers.
     
    Zeroash, Jan 13, 2019 IP
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    Marketing is so confusing there's so many distinct facets which you've got to become right or it looks like it does not work.
     
    patriciaalexander, Jan 19, 2019 IP
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    Hey marketing in just knowing who is your target customer and then simply making your target customer aware about your product.

    But how you can actually do even if you have no money to spend on the ads.

    These days it's so easy what you can do n every market there are forums, Facebook groups just go in those Facebook groups and let the people use your product for free so you can make it better, you can make some changes and you can also get testimonials which will help you to get 10 times more converisons.

    And after you will get some of the free clients, you can get the feedback, you can improve your product

    And there after you can start charging money for that because now you have testimonials your product is better.

    And now you have received the money you can simply scale up with the ads.

    A good friend of mine matt has scalled his software company without spending a dime on ads to 6 figures.

    He was just cold calling peoples.
     
    ankush mittal, Jan 19, 2019 IP
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    yeah, marketing is a bit confusing.
     
    Anna Gray, Feb 5, 2019 IP
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    Marketing can be overwhelming, between finding the sites to post your content and the time needed to do it right! I can help if you are interested. If you blog and have blog content feel free to visit me on Blog Engage, http://www.blogengage.com/
     
    bbrian017, Feb 6, 2019 IP
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    If you understand your target audience you know where to find them.
     
    dcristo, Feb 6, 2019 IP