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How to Overcome the 6 Key Content Marketing Challenges for Busy Personal Brands

You’re busy— busy with your personal brand business, consulting, coaching, creating, etc. Ya know, busy being a solopreneurs. Creating and planning content can often feel overwhelming and leave us unsure of where to start or how to attract the right audience. But fear not, in this blog post, we will provide you with practical tips to overcome these challenges and establish a successful content marketing strategy. So let's dive in!

Challenge 1: Feeling Overwhelmed by Content Creation

As a busy personal brand, the demand for content creation can feel daunting. You know that producing content is essential for promoting your brand and attracting clients, but it's easy to get overwhelmed and end up doing nothing. To address this challenge, we suggest breaking it down into smaller steps:

1. Plan Ahead: Take the time to outline your goals and objectives for your content marketing. Knowing where you're headed will help you focus your efforts and create a clear path.

2. Consistency: Establish a consistent content creation schedule. This could be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on your capacity. Consistency builds trust with your audience and ensures you stay on track.

3. Repurpose Content: Don't reinvent the wheel every time. Repurpose your existing content into different formats such as blog posts, podcasts, or videos. This saves time while reaching a wider audience.

Challenge 2: Uncertainty About What to Say

Many personal brands struggle with knowing what to say in their content. They may have an idea of the topic, but translating it into effective messaging can be challenging. Here's how you can overcome this obstacle:

1. Listen to your Audience: Pay attention to the questions and topics your audience is seeking your help with. Use these insights to shape your content and provide valuable solutions.

2. Reflect on Your Journey: Think back to when you started your business or career. What were the challenges you faced and overcame? Share your experiences and the lessons you learned. This positions you as an expert and helps your audience feel understood.

3. Leverage your Expertise: Identify areas where you already have expertise or skills and center your content around those topics. This not only ensures you're talking about something you know well but also allows you to showcase your unique insights.

Challenge 3: Uncertainty About the Target Audience

If you're unsure who your content is speaking to, it becomes difficult to craft a compelling message. Overcome this challenge by:

1. Define your Customer Transformation Profile (CTP): Paint a clear picture of your ideal audience – their demographics, challenges, aspirations and transformation. Understanding your CTP helps tailor your content to resonate with them.

2. Conduct Market Research: Engage in conversations, surveys, and social media listening to gain insights into your target audience's pain points and interests. This research will provide you with valuable content ideas.

Challenge 4: Doubts about Your Relevance and Value

Imposter syndrome can creep in and make you question whether people would even want to listen to your content. Overcome this challenge with the following steps:

1. Focus on Your Unique Value: Remind yourself of the knowledge, expertise, and experiences that make you stand out. Embrace your unique perspective and use it to bring value to your audience.

2. Share Success Stories: Highlight the successes and transformations your clients or customers have experienced through your guidance. This social proof reassures your audience of your credibility and the value you bring.

Challenge 5: Finding Resources for Content Planning

Fortunately, you don't have to tackle content planning alone. There are countless online resources available to assist you. Take advantage of these resources:

1. Articles and Blogs: Read articles and blogs dedicated to content marketing to gain insights and inspiration. Look for resources that provide practical tips on content planning and idea generation.

2. Courses and Products: Invest in courses and products specifically designed to help you overcome content planning challenges. These resources provide step-by-step guidance and strategies to elevate your content marketing.

Challenge 6: Choosing the Right Content Channels

Feeling overwhelmed by the numerous content channels available is understandable. To overcome this challenge, consider the following:

1. Play to Your Strengths: Choose the content channels that align with your strengths and preferences. If you enjoy writing, focus on blogging. If you have a captivating speaking voice, consider podcasting or video content.

2. Repurpose and Distribute: Don't limit yourself to one channel. Repurpose your content across different platforms to reach a broader audience. For example, turn a blog post into a podcast episode or a video script.


Content marketing doesn't have to be a daunting task for busy personal brands like consultants, coaches, creators, and solopreneurs. By following these tips, planning ahead, and focusing on your unique value, you can overcome the key content marketing challenges and create a successful strategy that attracts your ideal audience. Remember, your content should provide value and build trust with your audience. So go ahead, conquer the content challenge, and watch your personal brand thrive!


Note: This blog post is based on Episode 100 of The Branded Podcast with Robby Fowler. You can listen to the full episode for more insights and tips on overcoming content marketing challenges.