Today I’m sharing a couple of important tips in this episode of “Ideas I Get While in the Shower”.

These are things that I thought about today – things that I have to make sure are done too!  I want to make sure you are aware and not neglecting things you have to pay attention to.

The two things I want to talk to you about today is your website and your email marketing.

    1. Your Website  –  this is your most important marketing tool but many business owners are not using it effectively.  Also, you have to keep your website updated, especially if it’s a WordPress website.  If you haven’t looked at the back end of your website for a while, you really should do that soon!  It’s critical.
    2. Your Email Marketing  – Sure you need forms on your website but there are so many bots that spammers use to scrap email addresses these day.  You don’t want Spammers on your email list. Many people are getting email subscribers in their list that are obviously spammers.

Listen to the video below to learn more about keeping these tools updated when I share my “Ideas I Get While in the Shower – Episode 2”

Keeping your systems updated is critical to your business.  Do you have systems in place yet to help you automate your business?   Come talk with me about this and more in a complimentary business strategy session by clicking here: AskKat.biz

Go to Jumpstart Your Marketing.com and sign up for the FREE Biz Kit. You’ll get some great tips with that kit but you will also get access to sign up for these affordable programs when I launch them.

Here’s to Your Success!

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS: Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales! Click here to take a look the details of my upcoming LIVE EVENT – Registration is OPEN now for Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend!


I’m sharing tips today about how to do quick video tips for your business. They can be like the Video Biz Tips I share with you. Or your videos can be another income stream for you.

There are so many people in business who are NOT doing video yet and I’m urging you to get started NOW! It’s past time for you to embrace video. This post is definitely for you.

If you are already doing video in your business, these video biz tips may still be helpful to you because as you know, it’s not always easy to come up with things to talk about.

First of all, you need to get past the notion that you have to wait until you have everything in place and it’s just right. You can video, off the cuff. I regularly get many revenue producing ideas for myself, my clients, and my mastermind members. And, just the other day, I did a video to share some of the ideas I had while in the shower.

Video can be used to share info and tips. It can also be used as a revenue producing resource. If there is something you know or know how to do and you can teach others, why not record it on video and create a program or online course.

Video is an AMAZING resource. It’s free to use for marketing purposes – well it is right now.

Click the video below to hear more tips and ideas about “What to Share on YOUR Video Tips!”

Are you on my email list? I don’t send a lot of emails, but when I do send them, I share a couple of tips that I think you will be interested in. Make sure you get on my email list, if you’re not already, because I’ve created a new program that will be starting soon and I’ll be sharing the info to those who are paying attention to my emails. It’s an online course where you’ll learn a lot of revenue generating tips, most of them are online. You’ll learn how to reach more people without working so hard.

Go to Jumpstart Your Marketing.com and sign up for the FREE Biz Kit. You’ll get some great tips with that kit but you will also get access to sign up for these affordable programs when I launch them.

Looking forward to talking to you soon!

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS: Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales! Take a look at my upcoming in person trainings:  www.LiveBigEvents.com 


Ideas in the Shower #1

I’m off to go Camping for the weekend in Yosemite with my family and one of my clients and her family too but first I wanted to share a few fun ideas I had in the shower…

This is something that actually happens to me almost every single morning, even weekends, is that I get ideas in the shower. Do you? I get some of my best ideas while in the shower!

Most of the time the ideas are for my business, sometimes for clients, sometimes they’re ideas for creating content around or for my events and so much more!

I love the time I have in the shower, even if it’s just a quick shower, I use it as my “meditation” time honestly…. some people need 10-30 minutes of meditation to get downloads coming in for them, I need about 90 seconds, it’s great!

Click the video below to hear an example of some of the recent “Ideas I Get While in the Shower”

So what do you think?  Are you thinking about some new ideas now?  I talk to a lot of people and can think of ideas quickly that will help them make more money doing what they love!

If you’d like to talk to me more about about strategies to help you make more money in your biz, just head over to askkat.biz – sign up for a call and let’s talk about you and your business! I can help you Jumpstart Your Business FAST!

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS: Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales! Take a look at my upcoming in person trainings:  www.LiveBigEvents.com 


Let me dispel one of the biggest Myths that you’ve been lead to believe from others –>  “It’s Not Easy to Make Money and Grow My Business”.

I talk to many entrepreneurs and when I ask them the question, “How much money do you need to make” some of them reply that they only need to make a couple of thousand dollars – every dollar amount given is in 4 figures.

4 FIGURES? Really?

Is that really all of the money you need in a year?

After taking a deeper dive with questions, I find the problem is they have a limiting belief that to make a 6 figure income or more requires a lot more time and a lot more work than they are already doing.

This is just not true – it’s a myth. And I get it – they are already working too hard! They are in OVERWHELM!

Working more hours is the last thing they are interested in because they are already working way too many hours!!

As you know, I travel a lot and I go to many events. I see so many ways successful business owners market and sell their expertise, products, and services. There are so many things you can do in your business to increase your income without adding more work to your overflowing schedule.

I’m sharing ideas and strategies here today. So, listen to the video to learn why “You Have to Work Really Hard to Make a Lot of Money” is a MYTH!

 
There are so many ways I can help you stop struggling!

What are you waiting for?

If you are ready to finally Jumpstart Your Business; if you are ready to get expert advice and guidance on what to do to get out of overwhelm and start making the money you know you deserve, I encourage you to schedule a strategy session with me! And it’s FREE!

Just go to askkat.biz – you’ll need to fill out a few questions (so we can maximize the time you have with me on this session). You’ll be taken to my calendar so you can grab a date/time on my schedule for us to talk.

You may not know whether you have your ducks in a row and I have the solution for that! Take my new Jumpstart Your Biz Quiz. Just go to JumpstartYourBizQuiz.com to get started. Be honest with yourself when answering. It’s a great little assessment for you to see where you are in your business.

After you finish the Quiz, you can decide if it’s time to talk with me.

Here’s To Your Success!     

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You How to Make a Lot More MONEY Doing What You LOVE!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Jumpstart Your Biz Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com!

 


Are you not sure what you need right now regarding your business, systems or technology but you know you need more systems online to keep you from working so hard to get clients and increased cash flow?
If so, you want to attend my next live training Nov 3-5, 2017!
We also show you how to automate, delegate and systematize in your business. And we work on all the main revenue generating activities that all small business owners should be doing so you can implement more of those each month and make more money!

Get all the details here: www.JumpstartYourBizinaWeekend.com 

 

Are you an entrepreneur who’s trying to build your email list? Are you unsure of what to do to make that happen FASTER? Well if this is you, then check out this post! 

I’ve been an entrepreneur since 2002. I’ve taken numerous courses and trainings, hired mentors, been in masterminds, etc. to upwards of $170,000 in investments in my business.

One of the many marketing and lead generation strategies I learned along the way that I still do today, 8 years later is to hold teleclasses & webinars live just about every single month.

I hope you realize how important speaking can be to YOUR business too. And speaking in this way can catapult your business tremendously in many ways. Let me share how… 

  • First of all, holding your own teleclasses & webinars gets you in front of dozens if not hundreds of potential prospects all at one time therefore extremely leveraging your time
  • It allows you the opportunity in many cases to make an offer from the platform you’re on due to the increased like-trust-connect factor of your participants
  • When you market these types of calls and presentations you have the opportunity to reach potential prospects around the world, not just in your local area
  • Teleclasses & webinars (if done well and include the right content) can increase your visibility and exposure on your online platforms and social media as well as position you more as an expert in your field

Why the majority of entrepreneurs DO NOT HOLD THEIR OWN Teleclasses & Webinars:

  • Fear of the unknown
  • Not sure what to say or how to present in that manner or any manner if they’re not speaking much already
  • Apprehensive of the technology needs required to hold such presentations
  • Not sure how to get people to attend (hence market the presentation)
  • Lack of confidence that anyone would want to listen to you anyway

How can you get over these issues and challenges if this is you?

  • You have to ask for support and guidance first of all, this type of marketing strategy is SIMPLE for those of us who do it and can show anyone HOW pretty quickly IF YOU ASK
  • You commit to doing it and just push through
  • You get some support around what to say during your presentation and how to present in a way that makes people want to stick around the listen in the whole time
  • You get some support and guidance around how to present an offer, even if it’s a free offer or call you want participants to take care of
  • You realize quickly how much this could grow your business if you just start doing it

Speaking in your business through these online portholes so to speak can work if you do a few things right:

  • First, plot out the topics you could cover in such a manner
  • Make sure those topics are what your target prospects want to hear more about by possibly surveying them or asking
  • Next, plot out the dates and times you will hold your events and choose which options are right for you – teleclasses, webinars, Google Hangouts, other?
  • Write out the topic description and come up with a hooky title (DO NOT DEVELOP THE ENTIRE PRESENTATION AT THIS TIME!)
  • Thirdly, learn a little about the technology and what you’ll need to effectively host your own teleclass or webinar and how you will present it online for prospects to enroll in your class and get on your email list in the process
  • Next, get up a registration page and process in place to take registrations, getting people on your list
  • Fourth, start marketing the event anywhere and everywhere you can think of – online and offline (see me for a full marketing plan if you aren’t sure!)
  • And finally, now you build out your content, once you know people are coming and you need to deliver – there is a specific way to lay out your content, putting certain things in the intro, the middle and the close or you may not see people stick around until the end or take the action you want them to take.
  • Oh and don’t forget to REMIND attendees to come to the call! People always forget that step!

Here’s a link to go listen in to a free call I did on the topic of Jumpstarting Yourself as a Dynamic Speaker which will help you get more comfortable speaking in general or developing your talk or presentation – feel free to go listen into that now!

Then this video shares a some juicy tips on how to make more sales from the stage or at least build your list from your speaking gigs but you can apply this to teleclasses and webinars also. Enjoy!

For more information on how to jumpstart your business, your marketing and your life too, come talk with me to see if or how I can support you in jumpstarting your business. Go fill out the questions on this page and I’ll be in touch to set up a free 1on1 consult soon! Go to www.AskKat.biz now.

I go through all of the nitty gritty details of everything you need to become successful in your business, your marketing strategies, sales processes, online marketing techniques, website copy and design suggestions, how to get speaking, become an author, and more in one event than you’ve ever experienced.

Or go get free access to a teleclass I did just for speakers and new speakers here: http://katrinasawa.com/jumpstartspeakingteleclass/

Here’s to creating and enjoying your happiest life ever with a business doing what you love!

Katrina Sawa

Your Love & Money Mentor, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Helping You Get More LOVE In Your Life & MONEY In Your Business!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts or FREE Love Yourself Successful Audio at www.LoveYourselfSuccessful.com/freegifts 

P.P.S.  Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing and sales – online and offline. I recommend you take a moment and sign up to come talk with me – it’s free and you WILL get clarity, I promise. Go here now to sign up:  www.AskKat.biz! Or check out my next live 3 day training April 9-11, 2015 at www.LiveBigEvents.com where you’ll learn all about this strategy and sooooooo much more!

P.P.P.S. Make sure you leave a comment below on today’s blog or contact me if you have any questions!

 

 

Are you a speaker who doesn’t seem to convert a lot of people from your audiences either into a sale or onto your email list? Are you unsure of what to do when following up? Well if this is you, then watch this video!

 

I’ve been speaking for over 14 years in my own business and for other jobs that I’ve held as well and I learn more every year watching speakers do their thing on stage. I’ve also taken numerous speaking courses and trainings to upwards of $70,000 in investments in my business since I realize that speaking is the #1 very best way to capture new clients.

I hope you realize how important speaking can be to YOUR business too. And following up from speaking gigs and other events! It’s crucial!

Speaking in your business will:

  • Increase your visibility, credibility and your confidence
  • Get you in front of dozens if not hundreds of potential prospects all at one time therefore extremely leveraging your time
  • Allow you the opportunity in many cases to make an offer from the stage and get paid big time in the back of the room

If you’re already speaking you know this but is it really working for you to create big income flows for you? If not, what can you do to change that?

If you’re not speaking yet there are a few things you need to do to prepare first before you go just winging it out there on stage. Please don’t do that without a little direction.

Here’s a link to go listen in to a free call I did on the topic of Jumpstarting Yourself as a Dynamic Speaker – feel free to go listen into that now!

Then this video shares a some juicy tips on how to make more sales from the stage or at least build your list from your speaking gigs.

For more information on how to jumpstart your business, your marketing and your life too, come talk with me to see if or how I can support you in jumpstarting your business. Go fill out the questions on this page and I’ll be in touch to set up a free 1on1 consult soon! Go to www.AskKat.biz now.

 

I go through all of the nitty gritty details of everything you need to become successful in your business, your marketing strategies, sales processes, online marketing techniques, website copy and design suggestions, how to get speaking, become an author, and more in one event than you’ve ever experienced.

Or go get free access to a teleclass I did just for speakers here: http://katrinasawa.com/jumpstartspeakingteleclass/

Here’s to creating and enjoying your happiest life ever with a business doing what you love!

Katrina Sawa

Your Love & Money Mentor, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Helping You Get More LOVE In Your Life & MONEY In Your Business!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts or FREE Love Yourself Successful Audio at www.LoveYourselfSuccessful.com/freegifts 

P.P.S.  Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing and sales – online and offline. I recommend you take a moment and sign up to come talk with me – it’s free and you WILL get clarity, I promise. Go here now to sign up:  www.AskKat.biz!

P.P.P.S. Make sure you leave a comment below on today’s blog or contact me if you have any questions!

 

 

Do you like making resolutions every year? What about money goals – do you make them? Hit them?

I personally am not a big fan of resolutions. Every time in the past where I’ve set them, I’ve never seemed to actually accomplish them, especially when they had to do with dieting or weight loss. I do however, see results from and accomplish most of my goals that I set every year (personal or business).

So instead of resolutions if you’ve not had that much luck with them in the past either, let’s set some clear, actionable and realistic goals (especially MONEY GOALS!) for yourself and your business?

 

I believe in optimistic, stretch goals but also realistic goals. I’ve had a few mentors in the past suggest I set these huge lofty revenue goals for my business, I’m talking a million dollars or more, when I wasn’t even yet making one hundred thousand. Now that’s ridiculous in my mind. It’s not that a million dollar business isn’t doable but when you aren’t even to the first biggest milestone yet of $100,000, it’s so far from realistic that of course 99.9% of people would fail.

One thing you can do to help you figure out just how much money you could potentially make or bring in this coming year is to crunch the numbers. This is one of the FIRST THINGS I do with a new coaching client. We figure out what they want to or are selling and for how much, then we forecast so-to-speak how many of each they can potentially sell, etc. to see what “number” could be at the end of the year IF they do all the right marketing, sales conversations and other things that will be necessary for them to get there. (That stuff is the hard part.)

What I mean by crunching the numbers is that you start out by identifying all the different things you sell and for how much. For example, do you sell a $47 ebook, a 6 week group program for $297 and one-on-one coaching for $400/month, a $497 live event? That’s just an example of a coaching business with a few various options of products and services.

Another example is say of a professional organizer or other service professional who sells monthly services on retainer say for $200/month for 1-3 hours or a VIP Day or weekend for say $2000. Or percentage of book of business, whatever it is that you sell, you should be able to somewhat plot out what you could make.

Take a look at realistically how many of each of these you could sell each month based on what you sell now plus what you could sell if you marketed yourself a whole lot more and much more consistently. Could you double the number of sales every month? Plus could you raise your rates on what you’re already doing? Many business owners could. If so, add all those sales up, raise your rates, crunch the numbers and see what you get?

There’s a little more to this of course because you could be adding a new service or product this year and you aren’t sure how it will sell yet. You could be writing a book and expect to receive a lot more opportunities to get in front of audiences while speaking about it which you know will lead to sales. There are so many opportunities for increased revenues that could be right in front of your face but because you’re so close to your business it’s just hard to see.

When it comes to setting your BIG Money Goals for the year, here are 9 questions to ask yourself first:

  1. Crunch the numbers – what can you sell and how many each month?
  2. What else will you be adding to your product line / sales funnel to factor in for revenue?
  3. Where will you have some huge opportunities for huge exposure to factor in for lead generation?
  4. What did you do last year in revenue and was that working at 100% capacity?
  5. Is there room for growth and much more marketing to bring in massive amounts of more leads (if you knew how and what exactly to do?)?
  6. Could you revise some of your offerings so you are bringing in revenue in multiple ways?
  7. Can you stretch a little farther than your original goals to get yourself a little outside your comfort zone?
  8. Can you raise your rates or stop offering discounts and offer bonuses instead to keep more of the revenue?
  9. Are your goals realistic yet stretched and optimistic?

Finally, one of the things I always like to remind my clients when they get a little depressed about not reaching ALL their goals all the time…. You want to celebrate your accomplishments always. Every milestone you reach or goal you achieve is cause for celebration and reward. Make sure you keep track of what you DO accomplish, you’ll be surprised!

Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY?

You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing and sales – Online and Offline.

Would you like to come talk with me first to see if or how I can help you jumpstart your business? If so, fill out the questions on this page and I’ll be in touch to set up a free 1on1 consult very soon! Go to www.AskKat.biz nowLet’s plot out YOUR Big Picture Strategy now to get a jumpstart on your year!  Oh and if you know you could use better and more consistent marketing and sales strategies then join me at my NEW Jumpstart Your Marketing® & Sales Summit in April, 2015. Visit www.LiveBigEvents.com for all the details. (they happen every April and Nov) – THE EARLY BIRD RATES EXPIRE TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT (JAN 16TH).

Here’s to creating and enjoying your happiest life ever with a business doing what you love!

Katrina Sawa

Your Love & Money Mentor, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Helping You Get More LOVE In Your Life & MONEY In Your Business!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts or FREE Love Yourself Successful Audio at www.LoveYourselfSuccessful.com/freegifts 

P.P.S.  Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing and sales – online and offline. I recommend you take a moment and sign up to come talk with me – it’s free and you WILL get clarity, I promise. Go here now to sign up:  www.AskKat.biz!

P.P.P.S. Make sure you leave a comment below on today’s blog or contact me if you have any questions!

 

 

–>> Without a clear focus on what you’re selling, how you’re marketing and to whom you’re marketing how do you expect to really become more successful?

This is one of the most difficult things for small business owners that I see which holds them back.

There is so much you need to do these days in your business just to even keep it afloat much less make a ton of money. Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed in this new year?

If your goal isn’t to make a ton of money that’s ok but either way, you need to market more and be very focused in what you’re offering online and in person or people will find it hard to understand why or how you can help them or why they should buy your stuff.

So where do you start to create YOUR Big Picture Plan?

Here are some key elements that your plan might consist of:

 

  • How much money you need to make this coming year?
  • – Break down your annual revenue goal into monthly increments so you can then determine how many clients/customers you need to get to reach that goal.
  • What new programs, products or services do you want to launch and when?
  • – What needs to be in place to make sure that happens efficiently
  • What personal goals do you have (vacations, time off with family each week, relationship focus, self care, etc)
  • What marketing will you tweak or add this year to reach more of your ideal target market
  • How many clients will you need in order to reach those money goals? Figure it out.

Now, what are the steps you need to take to reach those goals? Do you know?

Do you have those plotted out as well? This part is crucial. Some people just write down the goal but then stop there. You want to break each goal into bite size pieces or tasks that you can then do or accomplish every week, month or quarter to reach those goals and make them manageable. Hence, being focused.


Sometimes you will need to focus more on the inner workings of your business and the systems it takes to serve more customers or sell or follow up with more prospects to turn them into customers.


Other times its about focusing more on the marketing and lead generation (once you have those systems in place).

Here are my top 11 Marketing Strategies that you probably want to make sure you are focusing on this year.

  • Networking in person
  • Speaking in person or online/phone/radio
  • Social Media marketing and networking (using my messaging system is preferred in order for this to really work for you!)
  • Being a vendor/exhibitor/sponsor at live events (I teach this in my Tradeshow Networking Tool Kit)
  • Co-promoting with other complimentary business owners (there’s a whole bunch of things you can do for free with others to promote each other)
  • Phone calls (soooo important!)
  • Video marketing – create tips, a video channel and more
  • Blogging – good, consistent, keyword rich content drives traffic
  • Offer freebies/bonuses/gifts, etc. for promos for others, launches and more
  • Testimonial marketing
  • Publicity (missed opportunity for most small business owners)


I shared this information in much more depth on a training call I did a couple weeks ago in my Silver Mentor Coaching Program. You can have access to that and 6 months of additional call recordings and trainings and more when you register for that program for $97 online at
www.MentorSignup.com. (You can cancel anytime but go get this info at least, it can totally help you focus this year on what to do in your marketing and how!)

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Here are the other four tips of the nine simple ways to grow your business.

6. Continue to learn.
Go to conferences and workshops and read more about new technology, marketing and industry strategies and lead-generating concepts.

7. Position yourself as a speaker and expert.
Write a book and/or develop presentations that will interest your target audience and promote yourself to groups reaching that target audience. Take advantage of media exposure.

8. Form strategic alliances.
Develop ways to co-promote with professionals in newsletters, articles, ezines, workshops, teleseminars, mailings and more.

9. Expand.
Open another location, target another market, franchise yourself or merge with another complementary business.

Get JumpStart on YOUR business and YOUR new lifestyle NOW, let me help you figure out what you need to do to move forward faster. Check out my services online, most people sign up for my JumpStart Your Business in 90 Days Program however if you want to ‘try me out’ first then sign up for a 1 Hour Business Brainstorm Session at least and let’s get moving!


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You’ve built a successful business, you have an established customer base and you’re well-known in your geographical area, your industry or both – so now what do you do to stay ahead of the pack? How do you take your business to the next level?
Here are five of the nine ways to grow your business. I will share the other four in my next blog post.
1. Delegate.
Stop doing things that don’t directly make you money.
Delegate them to an assistant or other professional so you can work on your business instead of in it at least 80 percent of the time.
2. Develop new products or services.
Develop monthly continuity programs and coaching or informational products such as e-books, home study programs, books, live workshops and teleseminars. Combine your current products or services into packages, or record presentations and sell them.
3. Increase repeat business.
Keep yourself on top of your customers’ minds by consistently sending out postcards; thank you, birthday or holiday gifts and cards; and monthly, bimonthly or weekly newsletters. Introduce promotions, discounts, affiliate programs and referral rewards.
4. Update your website.
Add monthly specials, discounts or promotions to attract attention. Make it so people have to sign up in order to receive anything so you can add them to your funnel. Add a shopping cart selling your informational products or services. Fine-tune your sales messages, keywords, headings, call to action and content so your site is appealing and makes people want to buy now and come back often.
5. Maximize online potential.
Find ways to be found online more often through article marketing, blogs, webinars, discussion boards, search engine optimization, pay-per-click ads and reciprocal links.

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