How to Maximize Your Brand Investment

How to Maximize Your Brand Investment

branding business Aug 10, 2023

Starting a business is an exhilarating journey filled with dreams and aspirations, there’s no denying it! But it doesn’t come without its fair share of challenges – and one of the most common ones I see entrepreneurs bump up against is investing in their brands. This goes deeper than just whether to invest in your brand or not… today, we’re delving into how you can make the most of your investment.

As a personal branding strategist, I understand the intricacies of building a brand that not only stands out but also resonates with your ideal audience. If you're committed to living the life you desire through an impactful business, then you’re in the right place. 

This blog is going to dive deep on the most important things to consider when deciding where and how to invest in your brand – and give you exactly what you need to make the most of that investment. 

Long Term Value Over Short Term Savings

Imagine meeting someone for the first time – they’re sharply dressed, have a welcoming demeanor, and are exuding confidence. You start the conversation expecting one thing… and their actions and words deliver the complete opposite. You’re left feeling fooled with little to no trust in them. Not a good feeling, right? Similarly, your brand, as your business's first impression, needs substance behind its aesthetic.

Your brand isn't where you want to scrimp. It's your business's public persona, the first impression you offer potential clients. If within moments they're not feeling a connection or trust, then you've lost them, perhaps for good.

But how can you build an impactful brand without dishing out thousands, while also avoiding the elusive allure of low-cost design solutions like Fiverr? Glad you asked!

Investing in experienced professionals ensures your brand voice is captured aptly from the start. In some cases, working 1-on-1 with a strategist and designer for a completely custom, made-only-for-you brand identity is the right move. But, it’s not always – especially if you’re just starting out, changing directions in your business, or still trying to grow to and past a sustainable income. 

Before investing in your brand, it’s important to consider what is right for you and your business. But I always recommend placing more emphasis on investing in experts rather than one-off designers you may find on Fiverr or similar platforms. Keep reading to find out why. 

Strategic Branding: It's More Than Just Aesthetics

A truly impactful brand is deep-rooted in strategy. 

Let's picture two coffee shops. One has a trendy sign and stylish interiors. The other, although simple, brews coffee sourced from local farmers, hosts community events, and shares stories behind each brew. Which one will you frequent more? I know where I’m going! 

The latter stands out because it’s backed by a strategy, not just aesthetics. This is a clear example of branding in action. 

Your brand (yes, even your visuals) should be able to clearly answer and address questions such as: 

  • Who is my target audience?
  • What values does my brand uphold?
  • What unique experience can customers expect?
  • How do my brand's voice and visuals tell my story?

By answering these, you'll have a blueprint, ensuring your brand thrives in the competitive online world. Remember, without a comprehensive strategy, even the most beautiful designs might fail to resonate with your target audience, causing your brand to fall flat. 

The Logo Myth

Many budding entrepreneurs equate branding with logos. A logo, while essential, is just one part of your brand. Relying solely on it is like trying to paint a masterpiece with one color.

Your brand should be a symphony of elements all working in harmony together - colors, patterns, fonts, graphics, and most importantly, a story that speaks to your audience's hearts. All these elements should emanate from a robust brand foundation. 

Imagine buying a book for its cover, but the pages are blank. A logo without brand depth is similar. While logos are significant, a brand encapsulates colors, fonts, values, narratives, and so much more. Investing solely in a logo, without a holistic brand strategy, is like building a house without a foundation.

The Impact Tribe Membership: Your Brand's Growth Catalyst

While custom branding is vital, it's just one piece of the puzzle. The Impact Tribe monthly membership offers women entrepreneurs a robust platform to ensure brand success. Remember, your brand's foundation is pivotal. Before diving deep into marketing and potentially sending mixed signals, ensure your brand resonates clarity and purpose. 

In the Impact Tribe, you'll find a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, step-by-step guidance, coaching, and courses to navigate the intricate paths of brand building. It's about time you got off the rollercoaster of uncertainty and embarked on a journey of consistent brand growth!

And if you're contemplating whether to invest in custom branding or templates, my tailored branding templates, based on brand archetypes and personality, can offer an excellent starting point.

The Impact Tribe’s brand bundle system offers the best of both worlds – strategized by me (your Brand Strategist), and designed by my team of professional brand designers, there’s no need to compromise on your brand. Curated with precision and passion to boost your business's visual impact, and infused with the art of archetypes, our Brand Bundle System is designed to resonate deeply with your business persona, ensuring that you not only stand out, but also establish an authentic connection with your audience. 

Here are some of the things that are included in each brand bundle: 

Building Blocks: Tailored just for you, our curated collection offers archetype-specific enhancements – from striking color palettes that capture the mood of your brand, to handpicked font sets, accent elements, and mesmerizing background patterns and images. It’s about ensuring every building block of your brand aligns seamlessly with your unique story.

Identity Assets: It’s time to sculpt a brand identity that’s both captivating and authentic. With our mood board, brand board, and comprehensive brand book templates, crafting your brand’s visual narrative has never been easier. Add a cherry on top with 10 exquisite logo sets, customizable to resonate with your brand’s spirit.

Collateral Templates: As an entrepreneur, your marketing toolkit needs to be robust and ready to dazzle. Our collateral templates are here to make that happen. Whether it’s compelling social media banners, memorable business cards, impactful brochures, or lead magnets and course workbooks that engage and educate - every piece is designed for easy editing and maximum impact.

The best part? Inside of the Impact Tribe, you’ll also find coaching, courses, and community to help you build the rest of your brand (including your foundations) before diving too deep into the visuals. It’s time to feel confident and proud of the brand you present to the world, and with our Canva brand bundles as well as everything else offered in the Impact Tribe, you have the tools and resources to weave a brand story that’s authentically yours. So, why wait? Dive in and let your brand journey commence!


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