Michael Margolis is my marketing bro. We’ve never met in person but from moment one of connecting with each other we were instant pals. Michael understands the power of story in marketing better than most people I know. And, in the lead up to my Niching for Hippies program, it occurred to me that Michael might have some insights into how story and niche marketing intersect.
And boy did he ever.
You can watch the video of the conversation below and read the summary of his thoughts below that.
What do you think is missing in the conversation about niching? What do you see that you think others are not seeing that could help people find their niche?
Stop trying to be anything but yourself. Storytelling is not about selling shit, its about giving a shit. Same goes with niching. You can’t dominate or own your marketplace but you can own your story. Be the story of who you were born to be. That’s natural authority.
What’s most important in niching? What’s a distraction?
“Believe in yourself, and stop trying to convince other.” – De La Vega
Trying to be something or somebody you’re not.
Can you list three of your favourite examples of successful, niche businesses?
The Lhassi-man at Marin Farmers Market
How do people know if they have a good niche? What’s the most important criteria to know if you have a solid niche?
when they start having fun, their work becomes a labor of love, and they are saying NO more often and more easily.
You feel seen, heard, and recognized. You’re able to say NO on a regularly basis to those prospects and inquiries that don’t fit your niche/focus
What’s the simplest, most direct and most effective approach to finding your niche?
Find the narrative throughline/arc of your life that explains why you do what you (what’s the riddle you’re trying to solve)
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