When you’re just starting out building your own business, it can almost seem impossible to reach the six-figure mark. This is especially true when you’re in the service-based industry and you’re selling your time and expertise. BUT, I can not only help you get there, I will give you the steps to speed up the process.
In this episode, I’ll run you through the six proven methods I used in my entrepreneurial journey to reach six figures faster than I thought possible. I have found this list absolutely essential in creating my success and exceeding my goals in such a short amount of time.
I have been where you are. The six-figure mark was one of my first big goals because it allowed me to have some breathing space. I no longer felt the need to be constantly hustling every day for sales and could begin to scale my business.
I would love to hear your experiences with any of these methods or if you’ve found another way that has worked for you. Community is incredibly important to me and I believe we should all be supporting and helping each other succeed in business.
Topics we discussed:
[3:09]: #1 You need to have a driving force. A big desire to start your own business. A pain that you’re trying to escape.
[5:26]: Use your experience in the corporate world and talk about it with your clients.
[6:59]: #2 A pain point, a challenge, a want of your ideal customer. Businesses have failed because there wasn’t a need in the market. Solve this challenge for them with your business.
[8:26]: #3 Your brand and content. Create CCVP content (Connection, Credibility, Value, Promotion). Connection – Build a connection with your audience. Credibility – Talk about your credentials and the experience you’ve had. Value – Why would someone listen to you? Promotion – Tell people how to buy from you.
[9:58]: #4 Hunting vs gathering. Start networking and put yourself in front of people. Word of mouth is important. Then there will be a tipping point where people will come to you.
[11:51]: #5 Good prices. If you stay at your low price point, you will need a large number of clients to be profitable. Get to know your numbers intimately and your average customer value.
[14:38]: #6 Community. Find your community, it will change everything and make your business journey feel less alone.
[17:34]: Remember you’ll try and fail, but you will learn so much from the experience.
[20:17]: I’ve created a new guide in the last few weeks about how to build an amazing connection with your audience.
[21:11]: When you’re completely booked out, I’ll be reopening Scalable next year. Get into the Modern Marketing Collective first to learn the strategies to reach this point.