5 Mistakes I see new online business owners make!

Are you just starting your business? Are you building a business online? Then you need to hear these 5 mistakes that many new online business owners make - that you can learn from, AND NOT MAKE!


Are you just starting your business & would love a free checklist to make sure you are doing what you need to be doing? Here's a 16-step FREE Start Your Business Checklist  that you can download and start using asap!

Trying to figure out what business you should start? Struggling with the best idea for you? Finally have clear direction for the best business idea for you!

‍Are you a female starting your own business? JOIN MY PRIVATE FB GROUP HERE - we would love to support & guide you!

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The VERY FIRST STEPS to creating a digital product or online course!

 

Are you looking to create your first course or digital product? But, are you confused about where to even begin?

Get the FREE worksheets HERE to start working through your course ideas!


This episode gives you those very early, beginning steps to thinking through what you could offer. There has never been a better time than now to get your very own course online and selling!

Here are the 3 first steps you need to take:

  1. Figure out the direction of your course - the topic, the problem you are solving & your target market.

  2. Outline your course - what is the order you want to teach it in?

  3. Think through how you want to deliver it? Videos? E-Book? Worksheets?

There is so much money to be made in sharing your knowledge with the world and am so excited you are starting this journey!

‍Need some quick help to get your course started? Don’t waste time trying to figure this out - I’m telling you, it can be SOOOOO overwhelming & confusing. Book an...

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Your sales techniques are only as "slimy" as you make them!

 

Do you get worried that by "selling" you are annoying or pushy? Does it feel "slimy" to try and help customers buy or buy more?

In this episode, I want to help you realize that you can sell in a humble yet clear way that actually helps the customer make decisions that will help better their lives. They may not realize they need that "push" and they may not realize they need the results you can give.

This, in fact, was something that happened to my son. He has a power-washing business and it’s been awesome watching him go through all the stages and things entrepreneurs normally do! He shared how he was quoting a driveway for a client and then he saw her sidewalk was dirty and felt bad asking if she wanted a quote on that too. He was worried he was being “pushy”. I explained that no - he was actually HELPING her by quoting it because in the end, she would be much happier with her home if it was all done. Plus, it would be cheaper to have him do it now, versus...

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Your struggle IS your process. Feel it. Own it. Learn from it.

 

Are you struggling personally, or in your business? Feeling anxious during this whole shift that is taken place in our world with the quarantine?

Realize that your struggle today is actually the process that you NEED to be going through to become the person you are truly meant to be!

I heard a story the other day that my pastor shared and I just had to share it here:

"The emperor moth is the most majestic species among all the moths. It has wide wings spanning out majestically when it flies. Before it can become a full-grown moth, it has to be a pupa in a cocoon. Now, the interesting fact about the moth’s cocoon is that the neck of the cocoon is very narrow.

In order that it becomes a moth, the pupa of the moth must squeeze its way out of the narrow neck. One day a man found a cocoon of an emperor moth. He took it home so that he could watch the moth come out of the cocoon. He sat and watched the moth struggling to force the body through that little hole. Then it seemed...

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Create your personal MISSION statement!

 

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In last week's episode (23), I shared how why and how to start crafting your personal VISION statement. This week I share now how to take the next step and create your personal MISSION statement. Yes, they are 2 different things - and you need them both!

Whereas your vision statement is about your future self, your MISSION statement is about the actions you can take today to move towards your vision. Whereas your vision statement is your NORTH STAR, your mission statement is your COMPASS. So your mission statement is your over-arching action plan - not the specifics but the big-picture idea.

Here are the questions you want to answer in your mission statement:

  1. What do I do?

  2. Whom do I serve?

  3. How will I serve them

Here is an example of a statement: To use my [skills or expertise] to inspire/lead [group of people] so that [ultimate goal].

As a bonus gift to yourself, go ahead and write out your top 5 values. This is part of who...

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What is your perspective during hard times (like Covid-19?)

 

Everyone's perspectives are different - from the way we see things in life and in our businesses. 

With this Corona Virus, we all have a perspective on why it is happening, where it started, etc. And the sad part is, it's hurting many small businesses. And it completely breaks my heart. I know the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into building a business, and I pray this whole debacle ends soon.

But what perspective are you taking during this time? Doom & Gloom ...or do you see it as an opportunity to grow? Read more about how you can gut check your perspective on all this!

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Productivity Part 2: How to focus & not fear the chaos left behind when you do.

 

So, yes, I just have to ask: Do you fear the chaos when you time block? In addition, are you able to say no to the things that won't help you get to your goals, and say YES to the things that will?

****MAKE SURE YOU LISTEN TO EPISODE 20 about TIME BLOCKING FIRST before this one!

Today I talk about how to get creative with what is going to happen when you time block. Your house may become a mess. You may need help babysitting. You might need help with groceries and meal prep. So now it’s time to enlist help from others or you may have to pay for it. Do not let menial and unimportant things get in the way of you accomplishing your business goals - and sucking up your time!

I’m so happy you are being serious about your time and taking steps to make sure you have focussed hours to better yourself and your business!

Links I mentioned:


Instacart - I use this, love it for grocery delivery - CHECK IT OUT HERE!

HELLO FRESH  - Yes, I use this weekly...

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Productivity Part 1: How timeblocking can change your worklife!

 

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Oh yes, working from home can be hard. All the distractions, phone dings, action going on outside, TV, other people around on the phone or talking, etc. 

And I know it all too well. Until the end of last year, I was working with all of those distractions. I got work done, but things weren't happening at the speed I needed them to.

I used to exercise whenever in the morning - maybe 8:30 or 9:30 or 10:30 or 12 - then would work at the kitchen table as permitted. I could work at a desk but no, I wanted the TV on with the news, and let my dogs in and out and eat snacks as needed.

I soon realized that was not working. I needed to concentrate. I didn’t need anymore of these distractions.

Then I discovered the one method that changed everything: TIME BLOCKING. Yes, I started to block my time. And it has been absolutely a God-send!

The first thing you have to do with this method is block your time off. So last December I booked...

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A target marketing lesson made obvious by a Peleton in the hotel gym.

 

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Yes, the Peloton bike in the gym at a Westin made a very clear business lesson for all of us. It was obvious how no brand can be for everyone. You must be speaking to YOUR PEOPLE, the people who will most likely buy what you are offering.

*real quick: I mentioned in the episode I now have 1 page on my site with all the FREE downloads from various episodes- YAY! CHECK OUT MY FREE BUSINESS TOOLS!

So this is what happened:

I went to workout in the gym at a Westin hotel in Houston. (I had previously been in Chicago at a Westin and they had 4 Peloton bikes in the gym, and that is where I first rode on one. I loved it and was hooked!)

So when I went to the gym that morning, I was shocked seeing like 11 people in there - which normally in hotel gyms I’m with just a few people, or even by myself. And, I was super excited to see that the Peloton was not taken and I got to ride immediately!

I hopped on the...

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How to use PINTEREST to grow your business!

 

Who knew that Pinterest could be such an awesome way to get FREE visibility for your business? I did not realize what a big deal it was until I met and worked with my wonderful guest Joanne Wetzel of Pin Savvy Co!

Go ahead and print this FREE Pinterest checklist to have out on your desk + learn from Joanne's FREE 20-minute video Pinterest Masterclass! You'll get links for both in the email and you can then properly setup your business account with Pinterest immediately!

And when you are ready to catapult your business visibility with Pinterest, you can take her Pin Proficient Course that I have taken! Yes, I have gone through it and use it as my Pinterest Bible LOL :) I have been known to split screen and have Pinterest up on left and her course on right while doing all my homework and setting up my pins and boards. She is super easy to follow, very helpful and you will not only enjoy the course, but get a TON out of it and be able to move forward with your Pinterest...

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