Mixed Martial Arts Marketing and Business Strategies

fighting.jpgFighting is tough enough… but marketing your mixed martial arts business doesn’t have to be… in fact, efectively marketing your MMA business or studio is the EASIEST way to get lots of new business fast. And since marketing is one of the big levers in your business, you can actually work less while you make more if you do it properly.

If you ask most mixed martial arts instructors, it can be extremely challenging running a successful school, gym or studio.  Most instructors work themselves to near exhaustion every waking day, only to sustain stagnant growth and modest financial success.  Instead of being able to focus on doing things that help move their school forward and employ good MMA marketing strategies, all instructors seem to be doing is struggling with paperwork, scheduling all your appt’s, returning phone calls and emails, making time to get in your own workouts, trying to stay afloat, and putting out fires. 

It’s maddening, exhausting, and it’s no way to live… hell no… there is definitely a better way.

As frustrating and impossible as it may seem sometimes, it doesn’t have to be that way. 

You can run your school and have a life at the same time.  In fact, you can cut the amount of time you pour into your business in half, while dramatically increasing your income.  It’s possible to spend more time developing yourself as martial artist, enjoy time with your friends and family, or do whatever else you are passionate about in life, all while taking in a lot more money than you are now.  It’s a fantastic way to live, and once you master proven mixed martial arts marketing strategies and experience it, you will wonder why you spent so much time toiling for next to nothing.

How do I know all this? 

Simple. I used to be the same situation while running my own business.  I was sick of putting up with lousy returns on my investment of time and money, so I did everything in my power to find out how I could live the life I really wanted.  I knew that there was a small group of business owners who had figured out how to practically allow their business to run itself, all while they enjoyed life, doing what they wanted to do.  I worked hard towards joining that elite club, and after a lot of trial and error, I finally did it.  I spent very little time in my office, and when I did spend time there, every last second went towards making my business grow substantially.

So what’s the big secret to making all of this happen for you? 

Well, actually, there’s no secret at all.  Just sound, proven, and sometimes very clever karate marketing strategies that can have you getting as many new students as you can handle every month.  But I don’t like to waste anyone’s time with techniques that take years to implement or see results.  I’m going to try to only present easy, cheap mixed martial arts marketing ideas that you can actually implement right away, and start seeing results for almost immediately.

Think back to what got you passionate about mixed martial arts in the first place? 

Did you dream of late nights dealing with paperwork? Did you fantasize that if you worked hard enough and exercised enough discipline, you could barely eek by on your income? Of course not. You wanted to improve yourself, and once your learn how to use mixed martial arts strategies effectively, you will have a lot more time to do just that.

I’m going to use this website to teach any martial arts instructor who wants to have financial freedom through their school how to grow their business and made their time much more efficient. 

Check back regularly, because I am adding new mixed martial arts marketing strategy content almost daily, and I’m willing to bet you find a useful tidbit almost every time.  If you think other people might benefit from this information, spread the word, and bookmark us on Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, and del.icio.us.

Here are seven tips you can use right now to build and market your mixed martial arts marketing business

1. Train some people pro bono who can pay you with referrals

2. Study and apply direct response marketing ( there’s a lot of good direct response marketing content right here on this site)

3. Get get at internet marketing

4. Learn spin selling and consultative selling

5. Get hip to the teachings of Lloyd Irvin and Matt Furey

6. Apply time management strategies… again, there’s lot’s of good time management strategies I teach right here on the site

7. Focus on the lifetime value of a client, not the sale or the money per hour