Attract Clients: 3 Ways to Attract Clients with Someone Else’s Help.

 

It’s easy to attract clients or customers that you need, by getting someone else’s help.

Ask nearly anyone who runs an online business what their biggest struggle is, and chances are they will say “more traffic” or “more clients.”

You need traffic/clients to build an email list.

You need traffic/clients to make sales.

You need traffic/clients to fill your coaching programs.

The big question is, where do you get the traffic and thus the clients?

Sure, you could buy ads, but if you aren’t careful, you might just fill your list with less-than-ideal audience members and that will do nothing for your sales. You could focus your time and energy on search engine optimization but unless you have years to build your business (and who does?) then SEO should not be your top choice.

Good thing you have other options.

Way #1 Be a Guest

Everyone needs content. It’s the one thing that remains consistent among all content creators—there is never enough. That’s where you can help.

By guest posting on other coaches’ blogs, you can “borrow” some of their traffic.

You can’t simply regurgitate old content and send it out in a dozen directions though. To get the best results, you’ll want to:

  • Create custom content designed with your host’s unique audience in mind.
  • Provide stellar value with actionable ideas and strategies not found everywhere else.
  • Inject your personality so those new to you will instantly connect with you.
  • Offer a compelling reason to click through to your website or blog for more information.

Way #2 Partner Up

No list? Here’s a quick way to “borrow” someone else’s list to kickstart your own: Schedule a free event with a partner.

Here’s how it works.

  1. You (as the one with the small list) create a compelling, free training which leads naturally to a low-cost, no-brainer product.
  2. Install an affiliate tracking system such as aMember, Infusionsoft or 1Shopping Cart.
  3. Offer your best affiliates a higher percentage of profits in exchange for co-hosting your webinar and bringing their traffic along for the ride.

This is a win/win for both of you, as you gain the traffic while your affiliate gets a bigger payday. Just be sure you have a good funnel in place so that your new list members can benefit from all that you have to offer.

Way #3 Get Interviewed

Want to really show off your expert status and bring traffic back to your site, too? The easiest way is to get on the interview circuit. Just like authors with new books and actors with new movies, coaches and service providers can get in front of new audiences simply by answering questions about what they know.

There are plenty of opportunities out there for coaches and consultants in every niche.

Look for interview and speaking opportunities on:

  • Podcasts
  • Other blogs
  • YouTube
  • Periscope
  • Facebook Live
  • Local events
  • Industry conferences
  • Summits
  • Give-a-Ways

Start by reaching out to your colleagues and to podcast and blog hosts you most admire. Get the word out with your friends and your list that you’re looking for opportunities.

Even if you don’t yet have a list of your own, it’s easy (and fun) to kickstart your audience growth simply by making yourself available for these and other opportunities. Each guest post, podcast interview and webinar are another chance to get in front of a whole new audience, so take advantage of it!

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More Important Than Money: Understanding Why You Really Do What You Do

What do super-successful small business owners and entrepreneurs all have in common?

It’s not experience.

It’s not extraordinary skills.

It’s not even a powerful drive.

Although all of these things can definitely help your business grow, they’re not a prerequisite for success. After all, no one is born with experience or skills, and plenty of successful people lack drive.

The one thing that does make a difference, though, is your “why.”

Why did you decide to start a business?

Why do you spend too many hours in front of your computer every week?

Why do you stay up too late and get up too early, just so you can work on growing your business? Why do you buy every online marketing program, but rarely implement it or if you do, it doesn’t work for you.

The “why” is what ultimately drives us to success, but here’s the thing: it’s different for everyone. Your why is not my why, and my why is not your why.

It’s a deeply personal choice that can have great meaning…or not.

For example, a survivor of domestic abuse might happily spend 60 or 70 hours each and every week mentoring other victims of abuse, or counseling couples on how to break the cycle. Her big why is a strong desire to prevent other women from suffering in the same way she did.

A mother of small children may be saddened at the thought of sending her kids to daycare, just so she can go to work to (barely) pay for it. Her big why is a drive to spend as much time with her kids as she can, while still supporting her family.

A young, fresh out of school entrepreneur might resist taking the same path her parents took, working for a corporation for 40 years, only to retire and find themselves with barely enough to live on. Instead, she dreams of having the income (and the time) to see the world while she’s still young enough to enjoy it.

So, what’s your big “why”? It might be the freedom to travel, the option to spend time with your family, the ability to take weeks off at a time to care for a sick family member, or even to earn enough money to support a charity that’s close to your heart.

Whatever it is, your “why” is the driving force behind every action you take. When you’re deciding whether or not to take on a new client or customer, ask yourself if it’s aligned with your “why.” When you’re setting goals for the year, ask yourself if those goals are moving you closer or further from your big why.

Thinking of branching out into a new business venture? Make sure it’s in alignment with your big why, and success is suddenly much more attainable.

What’s YOUR BIG WHY?

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What if you had the mindset of Oprah Winfrey?

How do people become successful? It’s all about YOUR mindset.

Think you can and you will. Think you can’t and you won’t.

I have 3 (S)HEros who I admire and all have a success-oriented mindset.

Let’s start with Oprah Winfrey.

She is the first African-American billionaire, a media giant and a philanthropist. Oprah Winfrey is best known for hosting her own internationally popular talk show, “Oprah” for 25 years. She left the show to launch her own TV network, OWN.

She is a TV host, actress, producer, philanthropist and entrepreneur. She had a tough early life suffering from sexual abuse as a teenager. She was able to overcome that situation and entered Tennessee State University. After college, she began working in radio and television broadcasting in Nashville.

She launched many authors with her Oprah’s Book Club and created the O Magazine.  She created the Oprah’s Angel Network which has raised more than $50 million for charitable programs, her favorite being girls’ education in South Africa.

People love Oprah Winfrey’s open, warm-hearted personal style. She is an amazing success. Her intuitive, goal-focused and hard-working mindset has created her incredible success.

Mother Teresa

Now, I know Mother Teresa has her critics and I did not agree with all that she believed in. Yet, she was an extraordinary woman. She had an astounding mindset.

During her lifetime Mother Teresa became famous for dedicating her life to caring for the poor and dying in the slums of Calcutta, present day Kolkatta. In 1979, she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her care of the poor. She donated all of her Nobel Peace Prize winnings to the destitute. After her death, she was canonized as Saint Teresa. Becoming a Saint, winning the Nobel Peace Prize is pretty successful.

Mother Teresa was the founder and leader of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. The Missionaries of Charity is one of the world’s largest and most successful organizations. Since being founded in 1948 by Mother Teresa, her organization has raised millions of dollars. It has over a million volunteers in more than 100 countries. The Missionaries of Charity is still one of the most recognized brands in the world.

She was an incredibly successful business woman. There is a great business book Mother Teresa CEO written by Ruma Rose and Lou Faust. In the book, are the 8 “Teresa principles” which I love:

“dream it simple, say it strong”

“to get to the angels, deal with the devil; wait, then pick your moment”

“embrace the power of doubt”

“discover the joy of discipline”

“communicate in a language people understand”

“pay attention to the janitor”

“use the power of silence.”

These are all monumental mindset traits.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of the First Lady through her active participation in American politics and her involvement in the U.N.’s Human Rights Commission. She was the first, First Lady to be so active outside her uxorial role.

As the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, she had a world stage and she used it to become one of the most successful First Ladies in history.

She advocated for human and women’s rights, held press conferences and wrote her own newspaper column. Eleanor focused mostly on helping the country’s impoverished. She stood against racial discrimination. She traveled abroad during World War II, to visit U.S. troops. She was vocal, visible and valuable in changing the world in the turbulent time of WW II.

Let me share some Eleanor Roosevelt quotes that give clues to HER mindset.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

“Women are like teabags. You don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.”

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

Notice the traits each of these remarkable women have. The three traits I notice the most are:

  1. Believe in your dreams and believe in yourself.
  2. Don’t let Fear stop you.
  3. Embrace your strength and speak up.

Change your mindset, strengthen these traits and you will be successful in all that you do.

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5 Steps to Create A Life Plan                                                                                                                       

We set goals every day, but do we have a Life Plan?                                                 

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Step 1. Take stock

  • Spend time figuring out what is working in your life and what needs to change. Write it down, assessing all aspects of your life.
  • Make a list, draw a map, write it out as a story, but get it all down.

Step 2. Understand what’s important to you

  • Any goals you set should be firmly grounded in your values.
  • Take the opportunity to evaluate what’s important to you, where your beliefs are strongest.
  • These should guide everything moving forward, or else you will continue to be unhappy.

Step 3. Create a vision for your future and break it down

  • What are your goals for each of the crucial areas of your life? Look into the future, several years down the road, and envision what your life will look like to make you happy. This is your benchmark and can help you design the actionable steps you will need to take to achieve those goals.
  • For each area of your life, write down your long-term goals and identify intermediate targets that can help you reach your final destination.
  • Identify all the steps that will be necessary for achieving your goals. Each of these should be manageable steps.

Step 4. Eliminate the obstacles to your success

  • Think about the reasons you have been unsuccessful, up until now, at achieving your goals. This is a time to eliminate people, commitments, and other aspects of your life that are not necessary and not in line with your values and goals.
  • Removing unnecessary parts of your life can help you reduce stress and make changes easier when you have less about which to worry. 

Step 5. Set up routines and support to help you achieve your dreams

  • Routines and support can help you deal with changes and assist with your momentum. These will help you follow through on aims instead of just saying you want something to happen.
  • Get help from others who can keep you on track.
  • Online support, friends, coworkers, and family members can keep you moving forward when you stumble and remind you why you started this work in the first place.
  • Rely on yourself for support and evaluate your plan regularly to see how you are feeling about it and the work you have put toward it.

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5 Ways to Fix Negative Thinking Habits!

Negative thinking stops us from achieving the goals and dreams we have for life. Here are 5 Ways to Fix Negative Thinking!

1.     Admit to Yourself That You Have Negative Thoughts

  • If you cannot admit to yourself that your mind is filled with negativity, then you cannot make necessary changes that will fill your mind with positive thoughts.
  • This is the absolute first and essential step.
  • Jot down a negative thought when it comes to you and replace it with a positive one

2.     Stop and Think

  • When those thoughts pop into your head, stop and think about why a negative thought is necessary.
  • This will cause you to be more in touch with thinking the right things as old habits become “ridiculous” after you created a habit to better your thinking.

3.     Listen/Read Positive Things

  • Your mind needs to be exercised daily so that it can form new habits. When you read and listen to positive things and people, you start to feel the need to make changes that will benefit you.

4.     Surround Yourself with Positive People

  • People that surround themselves with happy people are happier. If you find yourself in a situation to where you have a lot of negativity surrounding you…
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up and express your concerns about certain behaviors
  • Be a positive influence with your words because you may encourage a change in behavior for others

5.     Seek Therapy

  • If you can’t seem to get your mind in the right place, it may be time for you to seek professional help.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has helped a lot of people overcome their mental battles.

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