This post is part of the 📖 1-Page Marketing Plan series.

Today I am reading SELECTING YOUR TARGET MARKET chapter of the book The 1-Page Marketing Plan written by Author, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib.

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By reading this book The 1-Page Marketing Plan, Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, The 1-Page Marketing Plan is the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth. It’s literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it, you’ll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero.

Tomorrow, I am going to read “CRAFTING YOUR MESSAGE” chapter. Look out for tomorrow’s article.

How to Identify Your Ideal Customer

Given that you’ve now understood the power of choosing a narrow target market, it’s time to select yours.

If you are not sure what I am talking about, then please read my yesterday’s writeup here => The 1-Page Marketing Plan - Day 5

For example, take an imaginary photographer friend, he might do:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Family portraits

These are vastly different market segments.

A great way of figuring out your ideal target market is to use the PVP index (Personal fulfilment, Value to the marketplace and Profitability) and give each market segment you serve a rating out of 10.

You should score all three (PVP) using the 1-10 scale.

PVP stands for:

  • Personal fulfilment,
  • Value to the marketplace and
  • Profitability

Here is the photographer example from the book.

1-Page Marketing Plan PVP Index Example

PVP index Example(Personal fulfilment, Value to the marketplace and Profitability)

From the above table, the ideal customer for the photographer is people wanting family portraits.

Create an Avatar:

To take a step further, find an actual image to visually represent your avatar and have it in front of you whenever you’re creating marketing material for them.


What is your target market?
Fill in square #1 of your 1-page Marketing Plan canvas.
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Key Takeaways

Before entering into the niche, you should consider using PVP index method and decide. Check the photographer example from the book.


Who is your ideal target market? Be as specific as possible about all the attributes that may be relevant. What is their gender, age, geography?

Do you have a picture of them? If so, cut out or print a picture of them. Follow the book and answer the questions posed by the author to make your customer avatar.

It is super easy, fun and only took me 5 minutes to describe my ideal customer avatar for my niche.

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The 1-Page Marketing Plan

Author(s): Allan Dib

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