What a way to start my Chooseday Tuesday as I touch down in Perth. This is why I love being a business coach and thinking partner! In my inbox I see this from an amazing woman who I’ve had the privilege of coaching her on her online business from time to time over the last 4 years. She had a website that had great content but wasn’t making any money. We worked through some beliefs and some strategies as to how she could monetize it. I started by pushing her to put one ebook up for $8 that she was previously giving away as a free download. She made her first sale the same day!
Today I get this email: (details left out to retain confidentiality)
“I have created an online Challenge for … to help them address the new … standards. Its a 3 month online challenge.
It starts tomorrow and I have had over 80 people sign up. At $50 per person that’s over $4000 in 2 weeks……. YAY!!!!!” The many hours (and dollars) I have invested are finally starting to pay off – all it took was a belief that I had something valuable to offer. Thank you Jill for giving me the courage to put myself out there and believe in myself.”
When we start anything, it’s often making the first bit of progress that is the hardest. If you’ve never made money online before, i.e without having to be in front of someone to accept their money or without having to deliver a product or service live, then making the first $1000 from a website is extremely exciting.
The amount of work that has to go on behind the scenes to get the first $1000 is way more than the next $1000’s after that. This is why it was especially exciting to get this email. Now that she has seen how easy it is to use her unique skills, learnings, strengths and intellectual property to receive non-exertion income I know that she will continue to do this and more on a regular basis.
In any business, online and brick and mortar, there is a lot of work in the initial stages but once it is set up properly then the reward will exceed the effort.
The key is knowing which parts of the business to get moving first to bring in the dollars. I’ve seen enough new and established businesses to be able to help you get yours really doing well. It starts with deciding what you really, really want in your business! (or career!)
With love and gratitude,