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Interview: Why You Aren’t Getting As Many Referrals As You Could Be – And How To Change That

By: Stephanie Tuesday July 2, 2019 comments Tags: Marketing, team building, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Business planning, Referral marketing

Interview: Why You Aren’t Getting As Many Referrals As You Could Be – And How To Change That

How many hours have you spent attending networking events, giving elevator speeches, and following up with people, only to get few or no clients as a result? And how many clients have you referred to other business owners, only to get no payment or reciprocal referrals in return - or, even worse, to lose the client entirely? The old ways of networking just aren't as effective anymore. If you want to get more referrals, and get paid for the referrals you make when the rules of your industry allow, you need to use a different strategy. In... 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


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


Why People Rarely Get Referrals by Networking, and What to do Instead

By: Stephanie Tuesday November 13, 2018 comments Tags: team building, Time management, Lead attraction, Public relations, Business planning, Referral marketing

Why People Rarely Get Referrals by Networking, and What to do Instead

If you've tried to use networking to get more referrals, you've probably experienced something like this: You spend time and gas money to drive to an event, give your elevator speech, listen to everyone else'selevator pitches, exchange business cards, give and receive promises that if I meet someone who needs you, Ill send them your way, hopefully follow up with your potential referral network members, and then... nothing happens. You try again next week, because maybe repetition is the key. You give the same pitch everyone's already... Read More


How to Decide Which Problems You Solve for Your Clients

By: Stephanie Tuesday October 30, 2018 comments Tags: Marketing, product creation, Copywriting, Client attraction, Business planning, Branding, Referral marketing

How to Decide Which Problems You Solve for Your Clients

When youre creating your product, program or service package, designing your brand, scripting your marketing materials, and speaking to potential clients and referral network members, one of the most important questions you need to answer is What problem do I solve for my clients? I recently met an entrepreneur who was having trouble answering that question in her business. Here are the strategies I recommended: 1. Create a list of all the physical, emotional, financial, and/or lifestyle problems that you've helped people solve, or... Read More


The Tools and Resources I Use to Save Time and Get Clients

By: Stephanie Tuesday October 2, 2018 comments Tags: Marketing, Time management, Content marketing, Business planning, Social media, Website design, Referral marketing

The Tools and Resources I Use to Save Time and Get Clients

When you're starting or growing a business, having the right tools, training, services and resources can make your job exponentially easier. To help you accomplish that goal faster, I've made a new page on my website with descriptions and links for the software and services I use to: 1. Get more referrals and get paid for the referrals I make, WITHOUT spending hours attending networking events 2. Attract clients through social media, without getting sucked into the black hole of my timeline feed 3. Create attractive lead capture... Read More


7 Quick Tips for Keeping Your Business Profitable

By: Stephanie Tuesday January 9, 2018 comments Tags: Marketing, Time management, Copywriting, Lead attraction, Mindset, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, leadership, Business planning, Social media, Website design, Referral marketing

7 Quick Tips for Keeping Your Business Profitable

Another business owner recently asked me, "How do you keep your business profitable?" Today, I'm going to share the answers I gave them: 7 short, sweet tips for staying profitable. Business Profitability Tip #1: Don't stop marketing. Some business owners keep marketing until their schedules are full or their income is at a comfortable level, then they stop. As a result, if one of their clients stops working with them or reduces their purchases, they end up in a financial crisis. Even if you already have as many clients as you need,... Read More


Guest Article - 5 Strategies To Get More Referral Partners At Networking Events

By: Stephanie Tuesday September 19, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Lead attraction, Mindset, Client attraction, Public relations, Follow-ups, Referral marketing

Guest Article - 5 Strategies To Get More Referral Partners At Networking Events

How many hours have you spent driving to networking events, making small talk, asking questions, giving pitches, handing out business cards, and doing follow-ups... only to have few or NO new sales or referrals to show for it? Live, in-person networking can be an invaluable source of clients and referral partners, because it enables you to build rapport and trust much faster than most online methods can. Unfortunately, many people are just a few skills away from getting a return on their investment of time and energy, so they spend... Read More


Why Highly Educated People Often Struggle to Make Sales

By: Stephanie Tuesday July 18, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Public speaking, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Enrollment, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media, Website design, Video marketing, Referral marketing

Why Highly Educated People Often Struggle to Make Sales

If you're a highly intelligent, educated person, you probably have a special challenge when it comes to making sales. You explain your offering to your client, you tell them what you'll help them do, and you give them a list of the things they'll get... ...but instead of getting as excited as you thought they would, and immediately taking action to purchase a product they obviously need, they go blank-eyed and seem to lose all interest. They might ask you "What does that mean?", give a neutrally polite "that's interesting", or tell... Read More



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