How to Research Your Competition
…and identify exactly where you can stand out
In How to Research Your Competition, you'll get everything you need to create a personalized lead magnet, bonus resource, short course, email series, or paid product on how to conduct the essential competitor research that every business needs.
Why share or sell How to Research Your Competition?
Because small business owners and entrepreneurs are so busy with their day-to-day work that they sometimes neglect this critical activity.
And when they don't thoroughly understand their competitors, they end up jumping into something where they can't compete, wasting money and time.
Or they miss out on opportunities that no one else is taking advantage of, leaving huge income potential on the table.
Smart business owners keep close tabs on their competitors and do thorough research before they make important decisions.
That way, they get a clear picture of where they stand in the market, and where they can stand out!
However, many people get lost when they try to get started with research, or they just don't do a good enough job. Luckily, you can teach them the 4 key steps to follow in How to Research Your Competition.
By helping your customers get a whole new perspective on their business, you'll build your reputation as someone who can really get results… you'll be winning their thanks and watching their businesses go to the next level!
Here's what you'll teach in How To Research Your Competition:
There are 5 chapters in the course book, plus a Conclusion, which can all be easily adapted to an email series or other format:
- Introduction – The Case for Competitor Research
- Step 1 – Gather Competitor Data
- Step 2 – Research Your Competitors' Customers
- Step 3 – Analyze Your Competitive Data
- Step 4 – Assess Your Competitive Standing
- Conclusion and Next Steps
And to teach the program above, here's exactly what you'll get in the How To Research Your Competition package:
- How To Research Your Competition – Course Book (4337 words, 29 pages), which gives you and your customers all the information they need for implementing the 4 key steps for conducting and analyzing their research (a $77 value)
- Action Guide to use alongside the activities outlined in the course book, so your customers can take action and get results (a $27 value)
- Summary Cheat Sheet, which covers the key points and tasks from the course book, so your customers have a quick reference guide (a $27 value)
- Graphics used in the course book (.pptx, .pdf & .png), so you can use them in additional handouts or for customers who are visual learners
- Places to Start to Gather Data, which gives your customers a list of sites they can go to when they start their competitor research (easy to add your own suggested links)
- Social Media Posts with tips about researching your competition for sharing on any social media platform, so you can promote your work to more people
- Instructions for using your new content, so you'll have tons of ideas of how to repurpose everything above to create webinars, video, emails, and any other content you need
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- Use as a free giveaway to get more email subscribers on your list
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- Use the Summary Checklist to create slides, and the Course Book as your speaking notes. Then create a video series for your clients, with the worksheets as downloads to accompany each video.
- Add the content to your paid membership site as a valuable learning resource
- Share the graphics on social media to promote the course (paid or as a lead magnet), or just to drive traffic to your site
- Combine this course with other courses at Content Sparks to create a longer educational series or curriculum
Take a look at some screenshots of what you'll get:
Contents are delivered as .doc, ppt and .xls. Images are .pptx, .pdf & .png
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