The primary purpose of being in any business is to make a profit. Whatever industry you are in – you need to make sure that you are making money in your business, otherwise it’s just a hobby. I work with business owners around the world on discovering ways to increase income, and create a larger audience for themselves and their work.
There’s a lot of negative talk going around about
- how it’s hard to make money,
- the economy is awful,
- people aren’t buying etc.
I’d like to take this moment to call BS on these beliefs and let you know that it absolutely is possible for you to create a fabulous life and income now. I’m going to share 7 strategies that I used (and teach my clients and students) to create an international business.
7 Powerful ways to increase income this year
1. Get real about what’s not working for you
Get real with yourself and look at where and how you have been holding yourself back in your business.
- Do you say you’ll do things and then never get around to them?
- Are you easily distracted and lose focus?
- Or are you lacking self-confidence to take the first step?
Without judging yourself, just be really clear on where you are at right now, in terms of both the good and the so-called bad. Once you are honest with yourself about where you are, you can begin to move forward. Give yourself permission to let go of the things that aren’t working in your life and business so that you can make room for the things that you do want
Take Action: Where have you been holding yourself back?
2. Choose your financial influences
Take a look at the people with whom you spend the most time because they have an immense effect on your earnings.
Seek out happy, motivated people who are also working on goals and ambitions, and make it a point to spend time with people who know more than you do, embody what you want, and push you to be better.
If you spend time with people who complain about not having enough and how tough it is out there – then it is going to be hard for you to really create lasting change. Instead, look at spending more time with supportive, ambitious people who believe in abundance and growth.
Take Action: Who can you spend more time with to help with your abundance thinking?
3. Immerse yourself in abundance
Spend time reading uplifting books, listen to educational audio books and invest in joining a coaching program to really help you see yourself and your work in a new way. We attract not just what we want,… the more abundant you can feel, the quicker things will change for you.
I completely changed my business and income over the last year by choosing to only spend time and energy with people and things that support me and my goals. You could listen to audio programs on the train or take a meditation break. Whatever works for you, do it.
Take Action : Refuse to look at, read or discuss anything that re enforces belief in lack or scarcity.
4. Teach what you know
Writing and teaching classes was a huge game changer for me. The things that are normal for you can be life changing for your clients and customers.
A great way to boost your income, grow a loyal following and help more people is to put together a class or workshop based on what you already know and do in your business!
You’ll be surprised by how powerful this can be.
Take Action: Start putting together a class or workshop based on what you know and do with clients!
5. Put together a support package for your existing clients
What are you already doing that you aren’t charging for? I was coaching a client last week who was spending a huge amount of time answering questions over e-mail to her clients – so I helped her to create a support package that people can buy. You could use 15 min check in calls, some e-mail support and throw in some “done for you”services.
Take Action: What can you package together to add even more support for your clients ?
6. Create digital products based on what you know
If we had a session, I could show you how to package what you know into information products. They are the way forward in business. My income and business model totally changed when I started selling training programs and audios. Make sure that you record every class or group call that you do so that you can then use it as a product.
Take Action: Take what you know and put it into downloads, programs or even e-books. You’ll be glad you did.
7. Make an irresistible offer, not just a great one
If you want to increase income or cash flow, then create an offer people can’t refuse. When I sign new clients, I send them a “welcome pack”with some audios and an e-book in, it’s my way of adding more value for then and it starts off our working relationship in a nice way. Take a look at your current offers and look for ways to make them even more irresistible.
Take Action: What can you add to your packages and programs to make them even more irresistible?
Which of these ways to increase income stood out for you? I’d love to hear from you!!!!