TAS 660: How to COMPETE in Competitive NICHE without Using HACKS with Ryan Lee

What if there was a way to grow a brand by building a following of dedicated fans who catch your vision and message? Sounds too good to be true, right? It’s not! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from someone who made it happen, Ryan Lee. In his conversation with Scott, Ryan explains how he dealt with setbacks in his business, what caused him to make a pivot, how to cultivate a following, why an email list is so important and much more. Don’t miss your chance to learn from Ryan’s fascinating perspective!

Is it time for your brand to pivot?

Many years ago when Apple was just a dream in the minds of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, do you think they’d ever had fathomed that their business would eventually be known for phones more than computers? Great business leaders don’t automatically forge ahead when things get tough; they consider what it might take to pivot their brand to get into a better market position. While he’s not quite to the level of fame and success as Steve Jobs, Ryan Lee has learned the power of making a pivot in business. To learn how his company, Rewind Bars made a critical pivot, make sure to listen to this powerful episode of The Amazing Seller.

Looking at setbacks as opporitninties.

How do you deal with adversity? Do you tend to rise to the occasion or do you hold up and wait for the trouble to pass? Ryan Lee and his team had everything squared away and ready for Rewind bars to launch when they got some devastating news, their product would be delayed by two months. Did Ryan let this setback keep him down in the dumps? No! He got pissed off, took a breath, and then went to work on a solution. Ryan saw the delay not as some monumental failure but as an opportunity to continue developing and cultivating the relationship he had built with his audience. Take this moment to learn from Ryan’s story! Hear more by listening to this episode of The Amazing Seller!

Don’t try to please everyone!

Think back to why you wanted to strike out on your own and start your business. Chances are, you’ve ventured out on your own because you want to make your mark on the marketplace. Too often, in the process, many business leaders get distracted, and they try chasing every sale they can get. You don’t want to do that! If you do, you’ll find yourself trying to please or appeal to everyone while never connecting with anyone! Face the facts, your product or service will only attract a certain segment of the population, and that’s OK. The market is big enough for you to build your business without appealing to every potential customer.

Why you should build an email list.

If you’ve been around the TAS community for very long, you know that Scott is very passionate about helping sellers like you build an email list. You might be convinced that this is just a “Scott thing” and not a great business strategy, but you’d be wrong! Ryan Lee is also convinced that building an email list and treating that list well is one of the smartest things you could do for your brand. So what are you waiting for? Listen to this episode for Ryan’s take on why sellers like you should devote time and resources to email list building; you don’t want to miss it!

OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER

  • [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast!
  • [2:30] Scott welcomes his guest, Ryan Lee.
  • [4:00] Ryan gives an update on his brand, Rewind.
  • [6:15] How Ryan dealt with a significant setback with his product launch.
  • [13:30] Why you should be prepared to pivot in your business.
  • [18:30] You don’t know what you don’t know. Just jump in!
  • [21:15] Remember, you can’t please everyone.
  • [28:30] What is Ryan’s strategy for driving sales?
  • [33:45] Ryan stresses the value of building an email list.
  • [47:45] Connect with Ryan.
  • [49:30] Closing thoughts from Scott.
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