You either want it or you don't. In business, it is that simple. Yes, it may sound harsh but it is the truth. Do you want a business? Financial freedom? Time to spend with family? To create a difference and help others? To turn your passion into something sustainable? Well, commit to doing it!
What is a sales funnel? Let's start there...because so many entrepreneurs have heard the words but have no real sense of what it truly is. A sales funnel is the method by which you attract, engage and convert your fans so that you get continuous sales in your business. It is basically the journey that you carry your audience on as they get to know, like and trust you.
You know the old saying- It takes a village to raise a child…well the same can be said for raising a business. No business person can stand alone. Most of who have come up with great business ideas soon realize that we need help/support and advice from other like-minded persons.
We have been in this business of helping other businesses exceed, grow and breakthrough new markets for quite a number of years and there are a few key things that we have learnt along the way. Some of them include: 1. Always keep learning Reading and educating yourself is key to your success. You never know too much. There is always a new way, a better way, a more unconventional way. How can you help your clients if you yourself are not educated about the products and services that are available on the market.
Even I suffer from fear from time to time. Fear of people judging and questioning what I want to share. Fear of not knowing enough and fear of not being able to help the people I really want to help. It’s natural but it does not have to be debilitating.
Like everybody else there are times when I fall into a funk. When I don’t feel motivated to get up and do what I know needs to get done. We have all been through these spells and trust me when I tell you it is very very natural.
So many of us hide behind our computers under the pretense that if we post often on social media and engage in enough discussions with people in groups on Facebook, LinkedIn or Google + then our businesses will grow and we will dominate the market.
The easiest way to get new clients is to give away a lot of free stuff. There I said it. I know you must be cursing me at the back of your head and saying....is she mad? There is no way I can give away a lot of free stuff in my business. I will go broke!!!
I remember when I first started my coaching business, I would write down my goals, say my daily affirmations and set out being active every day to ensure my goals were being met. I did a 30 day, 60 day and 90 day goal and then I broke them down into actionable steps.
When was the last time you looked at your business plan? Many of us spent so much time writing a business plan when we first embarked on this entrepreneurial journey and put that final full stop and never looked back. If you were to go back to it now, have you actually followed what you set out to accomplish.