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Wild Turkey Thanksgiving Sale – Hybrid Websites for Entrepreneurs, Coaches and Solo-Professionals

November 23, 2009 Leave a comment

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Here in the states we have Thanksgiving – so everyone is winding down for the holiday – HOWEVER! This is no excuse to zone out! Stay sharp – keep your eyes open for opportunity. Don’t see opportunities? Create your own!

Off ya go… you can do it!

By the way, for those of you considering a new website for 2010, you’ll want to jump on this opportunity to get a Hybrid Website ready to go before January gets here. Read more about Hybrid Website Technology and how you can easily benefit from a lighter, less expensive, and easy to maintain website here.


Web Coach Tip: Find a Mentor or Business Coach

November 22, 2009 Leave a comment

business coach mentorThe smartest move in business I ever made was hiring a business coach. Why? Because I had an insider expert on my side to give me guidance. Someone who knew the ropes and what the heck was going on.

Finding a mentor or coach is one of the most important choices you can make because, ultimately, you become friends, and confidants. Your mentor is invested in you and is there for the long haul. They’re there to help you set goals and hold you accountable.

You see, I only knew the technical side of building a business – I didn’t fully understand:

  • What to do first
  • how to create an action plan
  • how to manage my time

Then, I wasn’t sure:

  • who my ideal clients were?
  • what my clients wanted?
  • how to even get clients!

Then, I had to think about what tools and resources were available to me? Then came the FLOOD of questions!

  • How do I build my mailing list? Why do I need one?
  • What is an ezine?
  • Do people use direct mail?
  • What do I sell? How do I create information products?
  • How do I take payments?
  • Multiple streams of income… what does that mean?

Sheeesh! But if I *really* wanted to be successful, I also needed to learn about:

  • Coaching, and how to mentor and teach others.
  • Events, how to plan, prep and faciliate seminars and classes.
  • Team? Would I need others? How do I get people to help me?
  • Leverage, taking everything that I know and using it to my best advantage.
  • Relationship marketing. Social Media and new technology yet to be discovered.

All of this can be enough to intimidate anyone into tossing in the towel on their dreams. You must find a mentor, or an advisor to help you figure out all the details and create a formula that works for you!

How to get the most from your mentor/coach

  • Have your notes, and questions ready before hand. Come to meetings prepared.
  • Record the meeting if possible.
  • Stay on task. Try not to stray off topic.

Once I began to work with a coach, I no longer felt alone or isolated. Someone was actually listening and focusing on ME. He gave me advice, ideas, comments and views on my opportunities. That support is priceless.

If one-on-one coaching is too pricey for you, you might want to check out The Web Coach INSIDER at TheWebCoach.net

Web Coach Tip: Be in ACTION and Be Accountable

November 18, 2009 Leave a comment

cowLast week I gave away 30-minutes of business breakthru coaching free to anyone who wanted it. Here are the top 3 common issues among entrepreneurs and solo-professionals.

1. Follow-up

One coach who specializes in working in training young athletes stated that once they fielded a phone call from a student asking for advice. While the coach was willing to speak with the child, she was unsure how she could turn this child into a paying client.

My suggestion was to assure the young athlete their conversation would remain private, however; since he was a minor, she needs to have contact info for his parents. (This particular situation, the coach didn’t already know the parents) Most kids understand and aren’t concerned with giving up their parents contact info. This allows the coach to follow-up with his parents and create the “know, like and trust” factor to develop into – a paying client!

2. Money

How do I talk about my fees? This one is really easy for me… I simple state, “Ok, Mr. Client, we agree to work together… now, lets talk about money” (just put it out there and be confident!) “My fee is $$$ to ______, I accept payment, in full, up front, via Paypal – which email address can I send the invoice to?” “Once I receive payment, we can get started!” You must keep clear and firm boundaries!

If I get any bartering, bickering or so forth, I simply state, “I’ve gotta put groceries in my fridge, and I cannot accept anything less than $$$.” I find that when you bring up groceries, that paints an image of you and your family cooking or shopping at the grocery store… no one wants to take food out of anybody’s mouth, right? That statement works every time and usually stops hagglers dead in their tracks.

PS. don’t take haggling as an insult, some people just like to see if they can get a discount… it’s in their DNA!

3. How do I get more clients?

You must be visible. In your community, and online. I can recommend three extraordinary books to help you get into the mind-set of creating a system to get more clients:

  1. “Get Clients NOW!“, by CJ Hayden
  2. “Endless Referrals”, by Bob Burg
  3. “The Go-Giver”, by Bob Burg and John David Mann, for your mindset.

Final thoughts…

Accountability is key. You must be in ACTION and you must be accountable to your peers. I highly suggest you plug yourself in to a mastermind or accountability group. You are welcome to join one of mine for a very modest price of $17.97 a month. Check out The Web Coach INSIDER here.

What are YOUR thoughts?

Do you have questions based on what I covered?

How can I help you better understand?

Please ask questions, leave comments or suggestions below.

3 LOW COST Action Steps for Beginners

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Really quick, here’s 3 action steps for you:

  1. Start writing! 300-500 words is fine. At bottom of article is your “resource box,” be sure to put your 10 second commercial with a link to your NEW BLOG. (see #2) Post your articles to ezinearticles.com, blog, newsletter, read aloud to make a podcast, and Youtube video, post on facebook and twitter.
  2. Go to WordPress.com and sign up for a free blog. Doesn’t have to be anything fancy. If you get stuck – call me 419 775-7424
  3. Grap a copy of Get Clients NOW! By CJ Hayden – create your own 28-day program and work it! 🙂

This is a really quick and inexpensive way to get yourself online.

Create Accountability Partners

November 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Yesterday, I met with some of my attendee’s of a recent Get Clients NOW! program. Even though the class officially eyesended two weeks ago, we still meet on Monday to check in, support each other and keep ourselves accountable to our goals.

I can’t tell you how much fun and support we’ve created for ourselves.  I’m so INSPIRED! 🙂

So, here’s my question for YOU – are you plugging in with an accountability partner once a week?  You are 65 percent more likely to accomplish your goals if you have someone watching over your shoulder.

So get with it! No excuses! There’s no time like the present… right here, right now. You CAN do it.

Have Faith in yourself. I do.

Kindness, Grace and Forgiveness

October 9, 2009 Leave a comment

Empowerment and Fear

September 21, 2009 Leave a comment