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A Relaxing Hobby You Can Monetize

By: Stephanie Saturday June 8, 2019 comments Tags: graphic design

A Relaxing Hobby You Can Monetize

Every businessperson needs a way to relax. Bonus points if that hobby is also a way to make money! One of my favorite ways to unwind is by drawing symmetrical snowflake patterns in Krita. Youd be surprised by how quickly and easily you can create gorgeous patterns, if you know the right tips and tools! You can also monetize this skill by collaborating with websites that sell it for you. If this looks like something youd enjoy, I invite you to check out the 41-minute tutorial I just published on SkillShare. You can get an entire month of... Read More


New Class - Low-Cost Marketing for Small Businesses and Freelancers

By: Stephanie Saturday June 1, 2019 comments Tags: Marketing, product creation, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Lead attraction, Mindset, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Enrollment, Business planning, Lead nurture, Follow-ups, Social media, Sales

New Class - Low-Cost Marketing for Small Businesses and Freelancers

I was planning to write this on Tuesday, but I decided to share it a bit early, becauseI'm celebrating a new accomplishment: I just published a class on SkillShare, called Low-Cost Marketing for Small Businesses and Freelancers ... and for a limited time, you can get it for FREE. In this 68-minute class, you'll discover how small businesses and freelancers can attract leads while spending little or no money on advertising, and convert them into clients without feeling guilty, pushy or salesy. You can access this class, and thousands of... Read More


Are Clients Refusing to Give You Referrals Because They Don't Want Their Competitors to Succeed?

By: Stephanie Tuesday May 7, 2019 comments Tags: Lead attraction, Client attraction, Customer Service, Referral marketing

Are Clients Refusing to Give You Referrals Because They Don't Want Their Competitors to Succeed?

If your clients are primarily businesspeople, you might have trouble getting satisfied customers to send you referrals, because they don't want their competitors to have the same success you helped them create. This is an understandable concern on their part, but it can be frustrating when it hampers your ability to get clients! The good news is, it IS possible to persuade people to send you referrals, if you can help them understand why it benefits them as well. Here are 3 ways giving you referrals can benefit your clients: ... Read More


Lifelong Labor, or Financial Freedom? What Dentists Need to Build Successful Practices and Secure Retirements

By: Stephanie Tuesday April 16, 2019 comments Tags: Dentists, Customer retention, Business planning, leadership

Lifelong Labor, or Financial Freedom? What Dentists Need to Build Successful Practices and Secure Retirements

Have you ever met or coached a dentist who wanted to create financial freedom, design the life of their dreams, and turn that dream into reality... only to find that instead of doing that, they were drowning in debt, burning out, or struggling to provide quality care because their organization was pushing them to prioritize profit over patient care? For the past few years, I've been working extensively with Liberty Group, and through them I've discovered that: - When new dentists graduate from dental school, they're usually over $250,000 in... Read More


How to Win Your Potential Clients' Trust Through Conversations

By: Stephanie Tuesday March 19, 2019 comments Tags: Client attraction, Enrollment, Customer Service, Public relations, Customer retention, Sales

How to Win Your Potential Clients' Trust Through Conversations

When clients make a purchase, they like to feel a connection with the person or company they're working with. This is especially true for service-based professions, where your personality and expertise are key factors in the quality of your work, and even more so in fields like coaching, where your interactions arevery personal and sometimes vulnerable for the client. The conversations you have with your prospects, clients, and referral network members will make or break your connection with them, so today I'd like to share a few tips... Read More


3 Networking Strategies That Get You More Referrals

By: Stephanie Tuesday March 5, 2019 comments Tags: Marketing, Time management, Lead attraction, Public speaking, Client attraction, Public relations, Business planning, Follow-ups, Referral marketing

3 Networking Strategies That Get You More Referrals

When you go to networking events, there are three essential components you need to have in place in order to get results. In a recent FacebookLive, I shared three reasons why people often don't get referrals from their networking efforts, and three strategies you can use to create consistent streams of referrals. I also answered a question about what to do if you get a negative review that could hinder your attempts to get clients and referrals. Click the player below to watch the replay. For those who prefer to read... Read More


Interview: How to Get More Referrals and Leads Through Managed Joint Ventures

By: Stephanie Tuesday February 19, 2019 comments Tags: Marketing, team building, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Business planning, Referral marketing

Interview: How to Get More Referrals and Leads Through Managed Joint Ventures

If you use networking events as a way to meet potential clients and referral sources, you've probably found that you spend a lot of time talking to people who don't follow up, sending follow-up calls and emails that go unanswered, and giving out business cards that vanish intoother people's shoeboxes, never to be seen again. The unfortunate truth is, most people go to networking events to try to promote their own business, not to hire or send clients to other businesses. On top of that, even if they have the intention to send you clients,... Read More


What Authors Can Teach Business Owners About Content Marketing

By: Stephanie Tuesday February 5, 2019 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Lead attraction, Content marketing, Social media

What Authors Can Teach Business Owners About Content Marketing

The first month of the New Year just ended, and as we continue this new chapter in our businesses and lives, many of us will be reflecting on the strategies we use to grow our companies and attract clients. If your strategies include content marketing, particularly social media marketing, this is a perfect time to look at a trend I've noticed in the strategies two different industries use, and how they impact the level of engagement these industries get on Twitter. In particular, I'm talking about the #Business hashtag... Read More


How to Shed Fear and Guilt and Make More Sales

By: Stephanie Tuesday January 22, 2019 comments Tags: Mindset, Client attraction, Enrollment, Sales

How to Shed Fear and Guilt and Make More Sales

When you're having a conversation that you hope will lead to a sale, and it's time to ask for money, what kind of feelings come up? Do you feel confident, happy, and ready to give great value and be paid what you're worth in return? Or do you feel guilty, nervous, and uncomfortable with the idea of asking someone to part with their hard-earned money? For many people, asking for money is a challenge. The media, our peers, the internet, and sometimes our parents tell us that rich people are greedy and bad, and to ask someone for money is... Read More


How Business Owners Can Let Go and Relax During The Holidays

By: Stephanie Thursday December 20, 2018 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset

How Business Owners Can Let Go and Relax During The Holidays

Happy holidays! Today's blog post is a few days early, because who wants to read business emails and work-related blogposts on Christmas Day? OK, I'm sure there are some of you out there, and hey, I'm not here to judge. :P But if you ARE reading this on Christmas, that might be a sign that you have a special need for it, because today's article is about how to let go and relax during your holidays, instead of feeling constantly guilty because you "should" be getting work done. Full disclosure: this is an area where I myself need to... Read More



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