WARNING: Do Not Read This Book If You Hate Money
To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn't get done.
In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It's literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it you'll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero.
Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, The 1-Page Marketing Plan is the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth.
In this groundbreaking new book you'll discover:
- How to get new customers, clients, or patients and how make more profit from existing ones.
- Why “big business” style marketing could kill your business and strategies that actually work for small and medium-sized businesses.
- How to close sales without being pushy, needy, or obnoxious while turning the tables and having prospects begging you to take their money.
- A simple step-by-step process for creating your own personalized marketing plan that is literally one page. Simply follow along and fill in each of the nine squares that make up your own 1-Page Marketing Plan.
- How to annihilate competitors and make yourself the only logical choice.
- How to get amazing results on a small budget using the secrets of direct response marketing.
- How to charge high prices for your products and services and have customers actually thank you for it.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
You had me at hello
By R. Hurst
I have read a lot of marketing books and remained hopeful when I purchased this one that perhaps I would find a book worth reading. Most of what I have read falls in the old genre I made a million selling swamp land and so can you. They promise the stars and deliver the swamp. No value. I was skeptical but hopeful.
The Jerry McGuire line "you had me at hello" was appropriate for me in what I think of this book. From the very beginning this no nonsense and no BS approach to sharing a playoff how to actually build a marketing strategy was invaluable. My MBA marketing courses didn't teach me as clearly as this book did. I cannot recommend this book highly enough and book 5 copies for my employees. No more random acts of marketing for me...
Developing Leaders Inc.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
You really can learn to develop a solid, robust and profitable marketing plan for the 21st century. But you need this book...
By Don W
Do not let the low cost of this book fool you into taking it lightly. If you really, really want to grow your business without wasting time and scarce money on marketing, buy this book and complete the exercises inside. You will not be disappointed.
Over the last 9 years I have paid coaches to help me develop my business - over $56K (not to mention the cost of travel, hotels, etc... to attend training sessions). And while I learned quite a lot about the mechanics and systems of my particular business, no coach or combination of coaches were able to help me develop a solid marketing plan that would hold up month after month, year after year (since they didn't really have one either). So I was always on the lookout for books and courses regarding marketing my business (and I have read quite a number of books on the subject).
That said, I am stunned that I have learned more about marketing in the 21st century and also the specific action steps to perform to develop a solid, functional and sustainable plan from a $2.99 e-book than any other coach or book to date. I think I need to ask all those coaches I hired in the past for my money back.
It was almost like the light bulbs were turning on in my brain as I read the pages and performed the exercises. Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam. At the end of the book I had a complete, robust, inexpensive and sustainable marketing plan for my business. In fact, my marketing plan is so complete that I've already started implementing it.
I'm a speed reader and I probably could have read the book in an hour or two. However, because I decided to compete the exercises in the book (they made a lot of sense to me and my previous coaches had not had me do the majority of these exercises) it took me over a week to compete the book.
But wow, what a week of learning it was. The book is as complete as it gets. It logically progresses from the best definition of marketing I have seen, to walking through the steps and activities to define your market place, to developing the type of marking thrust across multiple marketing legs to attract clients, get clients to trust you and want to do business with you, to retaining and growing the individual customers to continue purchasing over time.
No matter what business you're in, whether it's service related or manufactured goods, if you want to learn to market in the 21st century, and if you're willing to follow the advice and perform the exercises that the author Allan Dib provides in this book, then buy this book and you will learn to develop a marketing plan that will allow you to compete successfully and make you money.
PS: Please don't tell my competitors about this book. I enjoy the advantage this gives me.
33 of 37 people found the following review helpful.
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See the marketing forest for the trees!
As a business owner, marketing is the highest form of leverage you can employ. There's a reason Steve Jobs always approved every piece of marketing material put out (even when they were the largest company in the world).
This book does an amazing job of taking a broad topic of "Marketing" and make sense of it all, especially concepts for a small to medium business (not Nike or any form of brand advertising). This is not a marketing textbook where the tactics they employ require millions to make a dent. This book makes perfect sense and breaks it down into easy to understand chunks. If you need your marketing dollars to be an investment (positive ROI) and not an expense (negative ROI), this is the book.
Without a doubt, the best marketing book i've read. It's exactly what I was looking for and i'm glad I bought it. Author clearly knows what he's talking about (just read the sample and you'll see what i'm talking about). Don't hesitate to buy this book, it's as legit as they come. I will be re-reading it over and over to suck all of the knowledge out of it.