When it comes to taking action in your business, marketing is the one activity that  consumes a lot of time and energy.  That’s why it’s important to know that your marketing strategy is working FOR you and not against you.

There are 3 signs it’s time to rethink your marketing strategy.  You can assess your own situation by rating the statements at the end of the post.

The 3 Signs

1.  You’re working really hard, but not making money

You’ve invested time, energy, and money into learning how to market yourself and your business, but no one is buying from you.


2.  You’re bringing in income but the wrong clients

You’re making money but have lots of customer service issues, or you’ve got 3D clients (difficult, draining, dissatisfied.)


3. You feel out of integrity or bad inside

You may feel pressured (by others or yourself) to market yourself in a way that doesn’t feel natural to you.


Is your marketing working for you or against you?

Take the self-assessment to understand if your marketing is doing its job.

Rate the statements below on a scale of 1 to 10.

1 = never or not at all true and 10 = always or very true

I’m working hard to market my business but I’m not making money.

1       2       3       4       5       6       7       8       9       10

I’ve got clients or customers but I’m constantly dealing with complaints or my clients drain me or aren’t getting the results they want.

1       2       3       4       5       6       7       8       9       10

I feel bad or yucky inside when I try to market my business or offers.

1       2       3       4       5       6       7       8       9       10

Interpret Your Scores

Scores of a 1, 2, or 3 on ALL three statements means your marketing is working for you – congratulations!!

If you’ve answered an 8, 9, or 10 to ANY of the above statements, it’s a sign that your marketing isn’t working for you – see below.

And what about scores in-between?  If you’ve rated ALL the statements a 4, 5, 6, or 7, then it’s a sign that your marketing isn’t working to its full potential.   There’s room for improvement!


To understand WHY your marketing isn’t working well for you, download a free Find My Alignment Kit.

Get some help to create an aligned marketing strategy for you and your business: let’s talk about what’s going on!


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Hi there – Mary here.  Thanks for taking time out of your day to read about what I had to say!  Feel free to leave your reactions in the comments – that way I can learn from you too.  

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If you’re a creative or soulful entrepreneur and you’re not making as much progress as you’d like towards your dream or vision, take this self-assessment.  It’ll help you see what’s getting in your way.