Marketing for Women (Who Care)

I’m ready to bet that when you decided to become a woman entrepreneur, you didn’t think about having to do marketing or worse, selling. But just like any business, you need to find clients, or help clients find you. This article goes over some of the best strategies of marketing for women who care, especially those who don’t want to adopt any of the pushy and salesy techniques they see out there. By implementing this 9-Step Strategy of marketing for women you will stand out with authenticity and heart in order to resonate with your ideal clients.

Marketing for Women Who Care: A 9-Step Strategy for Standing Out with Authenticity and Heart

Step 1: Start with yourself

The conventional marketing approach has ingrained in us the notion of identifying our client’s avatar. We were taught that the client is always right and knowing their persona is crucial for successful marketing.

However, I propose that we flip the script and prioritize our start with ourselves first. By understanding ourselves, we can better understand and connect with our clients, ultimately bringing more of us to our marketing.

In the Marketing Like We’re Human book, I call this stage ‘RUMBLE’. We’re rumbling with our story, with our values, with our worldview.

Figure out who YOU are and what YOU want so you attract ideal clients who are a good fit for YOU.

How do you figure out who you are? Here are a few ideas:

If this seems trivial and you feel like skipping ahead to the part where you actually find out about ‘Marketing for Women’ let me tell you that the most successful women entrepreneurs all started with this inner work. They have taken the time for this soul searching that is so important, and yet it’s often skipped in the business building process as we want to immediately go ‘and do things’.

But only if you spend time in the being, can you then market from within with ease and authenticity.

Read this post on how to find your authentic self as an entrepreneur.

In Humane Marketing, we always start with ourselves. Passion and Personal Power are the first two Ps of the Humane Marketing Mandala.

You can download your One Page Marketing Plan with all 7 Ps of Humane Marketing over here.

Step 2: Identify your people

The conventional marketing approach revolves around identifying a problem and then chasing after clients to offer them solutions. However, Humane Marketing takes a different approach, where we first create a solution that we’re passionate about and that solves a specific problem (i.e. conscious life coaching for changemakers). By doing so, we attract clients who are in harmony with our beliefs and guiding principles. This approach is all about resonating with our clients rather than chasing them.

We take the time to understand our clients on a deeper level by getting into their brains and hearts finding out what they think and feel. By doing so, we apply empathy in our communication, which helps us truly connect with them. We not only understand their problem, but we also share the same value system and worldview. Ultimately, this approach to marketing helps us attract clients who are a good fit for our business, and we don’t have to chase after them.

Here are a few questions to help you identify your people:

  • Whom are you best aligned with?
  • Who shares the same values as you?
  • Who gets you?
  • Who would love your coaching offer?

These questions are an excerpt from the 7Ps of Humane Marketing One Page Marketing Plan. You can get your copy here.

P for People is the third P of the 7Ps of the Humane Marketing Mandala.

You can download your One Page Marketing Plan with all 7 Ps of Humane Marketing over here.

Also, read this post called ‘Find Your People in Business: A Guide for Conscious Entrepreneurs’

Step 3: Your Unique Value Proposition

Let’s say you’re looking for a graphic designer. You have three choices: a super cheap one, who’s main differentiator is that she’s cheaper than anyone else, or two similarly expensive ones. Both have great skills and experience, which you can see from their portfolio. But one of the two also align with your values. You can tell because she’s the author of the book The Human Centered Brand. Her name is Nela Dunato, and you end up hiring her for your rebrand from Gentle Marketing to Humane Marketing. 🙂

That’s the power of the Unique Value Proposition: resonating with YOUR ideal clients. So when you think about your coaching offer, go beyond the features and benefits. In terms of skills, Nela probably has the same skills, uses the same programs, and has access to the same fonts and colors as the other designer. But she didn’t just describe her offer. She brought her unique values and her perspective into the equation, which made her offer irresistible to me.

How do you solve your client’s needs, and how is your offer unique and different from all the other coaches who offer the same thing?

Here are some questions to help you come up with your Unique Value Proposition (excerpt from the Selling Like We’re Human book):

  1. What problem are you solving for your clients? 
  2. How do your core values make you and your business different from your peers? 
  3. How is your coaching offering different from all the other potential solutions? 
  4. What unique perspective do you bring to your area of expertise? What have you done before coaching that helps you today?

P for Product is the fourth P of the 7Ps of the Humane Marketing Mandala. It also stands for services, but that didn’t start with a P 😉

You can download your One Page Marketing Plan with all 7 Ps of Humane Marketing over here.

Step 4: Set your prices

As a woman entrepreneur, setting your prices is sometimes more challenging. It’s important to find a balance between charging what your services are worth and being accessible to your ideal clients. One approach is to start by researching the prices of other entrepreneurs in your niche and taking into consideration your level of experience and expertise. It’s also important to think about the value that you are providing to your clients and how much they are willing to pay for that value. Remember, pricing is not set in stone, so don’t be afraid to adjust your prices as your business grows and evolves. Ultimately, the goal is to create a pricing structure that feels fair to both you and your clients and allows you to sustain your business.

Transparency and clear communication are key factors in setting fair prices for your services or products. Your clients will appreciate your open and honest pricing strategy, and clear information about the value and benefits of your offerings. This helps to build trust and establish a reputation for integrity, which is essential for your long-term success. By clearly communicating your pricing strategy and being transparent about your costs and pricing decisions, you’re demonstrating your commitment to fair and ethical business practices.

Listen to this podcast episode on Pricing your Services.

Pricing is the 5th P of the 7Ps of the Humane Marketing Mandala.You can download your One Page Marketing Plan with all 7 Ps of Humane Marketing over here.

Step 5: Build Your Website

One of the first marketing activities you’ll do when you start out as a new coach, is to build your website. A website allows you to showcase who you are, your Unique Value Proposition and your coaching services, making it easier for clients to find and connect with you.

Many new women entrepreneurs underestimate the work behind the website. It’s not just about how it looks (logo and design). The true value of the website is that it effectively communicates who you are, whom you serve and how you serve them. It’s by spending time on what I’ve described above that you will get that clarity and understanding.

You can also use your website to offer free resources, such as blog posts or e-books, to potential clients as a way to establish your expertise and build trust. Finally, your website can also serve as a platform to connect with potential clients through a contact form or scheduling tool or stay in touch with them via a newsletter.

Steps in the website building process:

  1. Write down your story. Who are you? The true authentic you? What’s your worldview? How did you become who you are today and how does that relate to your ideal client? That’s the content for your About Page.
  2. Identify your people: Who are you trying to reach? What are their needs and what’s their current situation? Understanding your people is essential to create a website that resonates with them.
  3. What’s your Unique Value Proposition? How are you different from other entrepreneurs? What’s your offer. That’s the content for your ‘work with me’ page.
  4. Keep it simple and user-friendly: Your website should be easy to navigate and understand. Avoid clutter and unnecessary elements that can distract from your message. Use clear and concise language to communicate your offerings and value proposition.
  5. Showcase your expertise, your skills, experience, and credentials. Use testimonials, case studies, and success stories to demonstrate your track record of helping clients achieve their goals.
  6. Incorporate calls to action: Your website should include clear calls to action that encourage visitors to take action, such as signing up for a free  consultation or subscribing to your email list.
  7. Invest in professional design and development: If you don’t have the skills or expertise to design and develop your website yourself, consider hiring a professional. A well-designed and functional website can be a great investment in your business.

Listen to this episode on the Humane Marketing Podcast: Building effective websites that combine tech and humane business practices

A website is part of the Promotion, which is the sixth P of the 7Ps of the Humane Marketing Mandala.You can download your One Page Marketing Plan with all 7 Ps of Humane Marketing over here.

Step 6: Content Marketing for Women Who Care

Maybe you have heard of ‘Content Marketing’. By creating valuable and informative content, you can establish yourself as an expert in your field and build trust with your audience. Writing about your topic of expertise allows you to reach a wider audience and attract potential clients who may be searching for that kind of information either on Google or on Social Media.

There are many different types of content you can create. Blog posts are a popular choice, as they allow coaches to share their knowledge and expertise on a particular topic. Videos are also effective, as they provide a more personal and engaging way to connect with your potential clients. And finally, social media posts can be used to share short, bite-sized pieces of content, such as motivational quotes or tips, and can also be used to promote longer-form content such as blog posts or videos.

When coming up with content, divide your expertise into three to five main topics and then always write about those. You want to be known for those content pillars.

A content strategy is also part of the Promotion, which is the fifth P of the 7Ps of the Humane Marketing Mandala.You can download your One Page Marketing Plan with all 7 Ps of Humane Marketing over here.

Step 7: Social Media Marketing for Women

To effectively use social media to market your services, it’s important to have a clear understanding of your ideal client (I know, I repeat myself) and what platforms they use. Different social media platforms attract different demographics, so choose the platforms that align with your values and your ideal clients.

Once you’ve chosen your platforms, it’s important to create a consistent and cohesive presence.

A Social Media strategy is also part of the Promotion, which is the fifth P of the 7Ps of the Humane Marketing Mandala.You can download your One Page Marketing Plan with all 7 Ps of Humane Marketing over here.

I’d also like to add that you DON’T HAVE to be on Social Media. In The Client Resonator program we also make space for discussing alternatives to Social Media as more and more participants are interested in staying away from these life-sucking platforms 😉

Step 8: Networking and Partnerships

Don’t see your fellow women entrepreneurs as competition! See them as potential partners.

Don’t isolate yourself and instead connect with other professionals in your field and people who can recommend you to others.

Here are five ideas for partnerships between women entrepreneurs:

  1. Co-hosting webinars or workshops: you could partner with other women to co-host webinars or workshops on related topics. This both helps you reach a wider audience and provide more value to your clients.
  2. Referral partnerships: you could form referral partnerships with other women who offer complementary services. For example, a nutrition coach might partner with a fitness coach, so they can refer clients to each other.
  3. Collaborating on content creation: you could collaborate on content creation, such as co-authoring blog posts or creating joint podcast episodes. This helps both of you reach new audiences and provide more value to your followers.
  4. Sharing resources: you could share resources with each other, such as books, courses, or coaching tools. This helps both of you expand your knowledge base and improve the quality of your coaching.
  5. Mastermind groups: you could form mastermind groups with other coaches to discuss challenges, share ideas, and provide support to each other. This helps all of you grow your business and improve your coaching skills.

Partnership is the 7th P of the Humane Marketing Mandala.You can download your One Page Marketing Plan with all 7 Ps of Humane Marketing over here.

Listen to this episode on the Humane Marketing Podcast: 10 vital business relationships

Step 9: Join communities of like-minded people

To find your people in business, join communities where your kind of people hang out.

As a Humane Marketer, seeking out communities that align with your values and mission is essential.

Examples could be online communities, such as Mighty Network groups, LinkedIn groups or even Facebook groups, or in-person communities, such as networking events or industry conferences.

These (free or paid) communities provide a platform to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for ethical and empathetic business practices.

Joining these communities provide opportunities for collaboration, mentorship, and support.

By actively participating in these communities, you can build genuine relationships and expand your network of contacts, which can ultimately lead to business growth and success.

Our shared goal in our Humane Marketing Circle community is to bring more empathy and kindness to marketing: we are creating a Humane Marketing Revolution.

Check out if the Humane Marketing Circle is a good fit for you.

Marketing for Women Who Care: Be authentic, visible and helpful

In conclusion, marketing for women who care is about prioritizing authenticity and heart in their marketing strategies. By focusing on your unique strengths and values, you can create a brand that resonates with your ideal clients and stands out in the industry. Rather than relying on pushy sales tactics or gimmicky marketing schemes, you build relationships with potential clients through genuine connections and a commitment to helping others.

By embracing authentic and humane marketing strategies, you will demonstrate your skills and knowledge in a way that highlights your unique strengths and ultimately resonate with and attract more ideal clients. So, don’t be afraid to let your expertise shine and share your knowledge with the world!

Other Resources You Might Enjoy

Blog post: Unlocking the Power of Human Marketing: Strategies for Success

Blog post: Authentic Relationships: How to Be Human in Business

Blog post: Find Your People in Business

Blog post: Empathy in Marketing

Blog post: 7Ps of Marketing – Improved for Heart-Centered Marketers

Blog post: The Humane Marketing Glossary: Humane Marketing Words we love


Podcast episode: Pricing Services: How to Price Your Offers




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