How To Make Your First Sale As A Service-Based Business Owner?

A 7-step guide on how to land your first sale as a new, service-based entrepreneur.

This article is especially for the introverts out there among you or those, who are afraid of sales and selling.

Which – by the way – you don’t have to be! And I hope that this article will help you with its actionable tips to get over it. The last step – the implementation – is on you. Don’t forget, we all start out somewhere ;).

Now, you’ve already made the totally bold decision to start a service-based business (or become a freelancer). Huge congratulations! At this point, you just need to get those first few sales to know that this business you’ve been working on is actually working.

This article will surely help you and is full of actionable advice.

How to make your first sale as a new, service-based business owner?

Before we dive in, let me just preface this article – and your mindset – by saying that: selling is indeed a skill that can be learned (as according to Harvard Business Review).

We all suck at it at the beginning! Trust me. Myself included.

I remember that I got SO nervous before getting on a call with a prospect that I had to mentally grow some big girl pants a couple hours before hopping on the call. But even then, my hands were clammy, my voice was shaking at times and I felt myself blushing in embarrassment at some of the thigns I’ve said.

But you know what?

I. Did. It. Anyway!

And now, hopping on calls with prospective clients and closing them are two of my favorite things to do in my business ;).

The things that I share in this article are a few things that I’ve learned in regards to how to land your first sale.

{I’m still planning on writing an article on closing a prospect but that will have to be a topic for another day – so, stay tuned.}

The good news is that it only takes a few weeks of practice to get good at sales! That and knowing what to look out for to become better at it.

First things first.

Most budding service-based entrepreneurs get caught up in the fact that they have to start cold contacting potential leads *shiver*.

They start telling themselves all sorts of stories on how they are not ready – or, experienced enough – to approach potential prospects.

BUT… this is typically not where the hiccup lies (IF you haven’t signed your first client *yet*).

The sales issue typically lies in how you are presenting + selling your ‘service offering/ suit’.

Let’s dive deeper into this topic:

(1) If you have been reaching out to potential clients & you haven’t sold a single one than it’s typically because:

[A] You don’t believe in your own skill-set yet and that you can actually help them achieve the end-transformation you are trying to sell them on.

REAL TALK: If that is the case, you gotta work on your skill-set a bit more before you start adventuring out into the Wild Wild West.

I’m strongly assuming that since you’re reading this article and you want to legitimately find out how to grow your new business, you’re not one of those sucky people that are trying to rip others off.

Hats off to you and I congratulate you on wanting to make that first sale with integrity.

So, if [A] is the case (and if it is, trust me, you know it), all you want to be doing is take i.e.:

+ Take an online course to help you improve your skill-sets further.

+ Join a mastermind or online membership site (such as the Funnel Pro Academy) so you can put your skill-sets to a test in a supported environment.

+ Be honest with your potential client and offer a free trial month, for example. Personally, I’m not a fan of this last option.

Why? Because time is the most important commodity we have. As such, you never want to give yours away for free. That’s just where I’m at.

Also, I’m sure your particular skill-sets in the service area you’re trying to sell, are better then the ones of your potential client already. That’s why she/he is looking for help! Hence, you should get paid for your efforts.

Now, before we get side-tracked let’s get back to [B].

[B] You got the skill-sets. But you’re sabotaging yourself, telling yourself you can’t deliver.

Yep. There’s pretty much the opposite one to [A] as well.

How do you know?

Simple.

Get your journal out. Right now.

Journaling can help you get clear on that first sale.

Then, give yourself 7 days.

And now, each morning (or evening) jot down without thinking about it too much how you feel about signing your first client.

Imagine that you’ve already signed him/her. How do you feel about it? Do you feel sick to your stomach because you’re not quite sure how you should fulfill the service sale?

Or, are you totally sure what you need to do to help your new client?

Also, do you notice you feel mostly unsure on sales calls because you don’t have any social proof yet? Or, do you feel unsure because you aren’t sure about your skills.

Try to decipher your feelings through internal dialogues. Don’t judge yourself while you go through this process. Let your thoughts go wild and write down all your feelings.

After 7 days, take some inventory. You’ll be amazed at what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Cool? Great! Let’s move on.

[C] You haven’t gotten clear on your core service offer and product suite yet.

Now, I’m going to be honest with you. Typically as a service-based entrepreneur, you’re always going to be working on developing your product suite.

With each new 10 or 100 clients, you’ve learned a new thing or two.

As such, you’re ideally going to adapt your different service offers accordingly.

What’s important to note though is that if you’re NOT clear on your core offer yet and you sound like a jumbled mess on sales calls… you gotta do some market research first!

Market research to establish a sellable 'product suit' needs to be done before trying to sell.

Find 10 ideal clients.

Hop on a call with them (ask them if it’s okay if you record the call). Then, chat with them! Find out what major thing they’re struggling with as it’s related to your niche speciality.

Also, ask them if they feel like XYZ or ABC would help them solve it? And if so, in which format? How long until they would like to see results, etc?

IMPORTANT: Keep track of all the answers in an organized way on a Google Spreadsheet.

Where do you find ideal clients of yours to ask if they’d be open to help you with some market research?

My favorite method are utilizing Facebook Groups.

The good ones, of course. The active ones.

If you’re authentic and honest in the way you ask, you’re going to find tons of people that are willing to help you.

(2) Get clear on your pricing & sales income goals.

90% of new service-based business owners undervalue themselves and sell themselves short.

This is a statistic by yours truly, so no, you won’t find it anywhere else.

I swear, I’m always amazed at how, for example, even new social media managers start out by offering to manage entire social media channels for a client (including content creation) for less than $500 a month!

To me that is NUTS!

Why is that?

It has to do with a mixture of two things:

[A] Inexperience and a lack of research done about their market.

[B] A still developing sense of self-value.

Think about it! To manage say Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. for one client, organize their posts, schedule them, etc. these are hours and hours and hours of work!

If somebody charged $500 a month for this service, well… you’d soon burn out because your hourly rate would come probably down to like $0.30/hour.

And yes, even though I don’t recommend charging per hour – EVER – as a service-based business owner, it’s good to keep your hourly take-home rate in mind (as well as the one of your team) before closing the sale.

The amount of your first sale will be determined by how high you set your pricing.

How can you get clear on your pricing yet?

Pick a number – after you’ve looked at what your competitors charge – and double it.

Yep. You heard me say that right.

DOUBLE IT.

That’s going to be the first number you start with when trying to sell to your first client. And selling, you will ;).

Next, you also want to get clear on your income goals!

This is VITAL!

You can not shoot an arrow in the dark. Well, you could but chances are you’re going to miss your sales goal.

As such, be sure to get clear on how much you want to be making:

(1) Per client.

(2) Per month.

(3) Per business quarter (4 months).

Keep those numbers somewhere where you can see them daily to remind yourself of your goals!

(3) Create your sales positioning strategy.

People buy from people they know, like and trust,” they say.

True. To a certain extent.

Although, if we’re honest, it can take a LONG time to get somebody to trust you online, especially if they’ve never met you before.

For the sake of this article, I’m going to assume that you’re wanting to find new clients online (and not in your local community, for example).

Say, you don’t have months to create and produce consistent content online to establish rapport and as such, make sales on autopilot.

Although – side note – this will be something you want to be doing to truly grow a sustainable business.

If you’d like more information on that, you can check out this related article:

What to do?

How can you get your first client within the next couple of days or weeks?!

One of the ways to do this is through positioning.

You need to position yourself to breed trust.

How do you do that?

First of all, it’s how you show up online (and in person) as a business owner.

According to CMO, this is how you build trust online,
““It’s about being transparent, doing what is expected and shared values. Key to this is the internal culture of the brand becoming more evident. The expectation is you deliver to those values with more purpose-driven activities so you are living and breathing the values.”

Then, there are a few more things you want to have in place so you can guarantee that your future clients will trust you.

And yes, some of them we already talked about but I wanted to make sure to include them one more time. That way, they will really sink in ;).

So, here’s my ‘Trust Building Organic Sales Strategy’ for you:

  1. Have a great service offering that can deliver.
  2. Work on building up a strong online presence through consistent content marketing.
  3. Be transparent and honest in your daily conversations with your audience.
  4. Share testimonials and reviews whenever you get them.
  5. Listen to your potential clients and respond to them by creating content around their most burning questions (such as this one, for example **see what I did there **).
  6. Don’t be a bot and automate your outreach. Just don’t. It’s annoying and it will only get you that far.
  7. Give potential clients multiple ways to contact you.

(4) Social proof, social proof, social proof will help you close your sale.

One of the quickest ways to gain the trust of your ideal audience online is through…

REVIEWS!!!

It's easier to land the first sale if you've already got some social proof.

What does this mean for you?

You want to focus on getting testimonials or social proof in any shape or form as soon as possible!

I know what you’re thinking right now though,

“How can I get reviews if I haven’t worked with anyone before?”

That’s a great questions!

A simple solution to this is that you can show somebody what it is that you can do by doing it for yourself.

Want to do i.e. Facebook Ads for businesses. Run Facebook Ads for yourself first, record your progress and successes and put everything into a case study PDF. Et voila! You’ve got some form of testimonial you can show to prospects.

(5) Make sure you’ve got your organic ‘Social Media Funnel’ in place for easy selling.

Do you have all of your social media sites linked up at the appropriate fields with a 2-step lead generation funnel?

And does this lead generation sales funnel share with a new email list subscriber a kickass freebie? An in-depth awesome case study (like the one mentioned in the previous step)?

No? Or, yes?

If you have purely links to a new website, this isn’t enough! You want to strategically double down on your lead generation efforts.

So, if you haven’t set up your ‘lead generation funnel’ yet and want to package your new freebie/case study nicely (regardless of if you’re using a video training, eBook, PDF guide, etc. as the freebie)…

You can get a FREE copy of my own lead generation template here: https://app.clickfunnels.com/funnels/3396547/share/99l93vas975ucmm8

An example of a sales funnel template.

Full disclosure: The only requirement for the template is that you’re using Clickfunnels as your funnel building software. If you’re not or you have no idea what tool I’m talking about, no worries.

Once you click on the link, it will walk you through how you can get this free template and edit it to fit your needs.

Moving on ;).

If you have your social media sites linked up – awesome!

Now, make sure you got a follow up email sequence in place as well. At least, for 5 consecutive days I’d recommend.

For automated email sequences, I recommend ActiveCampaign.

If you’re interested in reading a detailed review on ActiveCampaign and how much I love it for my email marketing, check out this related blog post: https://corneliapauline.com/2019/05/31/6-best-digital-marketing-tools-to-grow-your-business-online-in-2019-fast-intentional/ .

Next, be sure you use a clear and professional profile image on all of your social media channels. One that allows us to see your eyes.

Get rid of that pet in your photo (of course, only on the photo I mean lol!) or those sunglasses you were wearing and look straight into the camera.

(6) Start by building relationships!

Often times, you feel so much pressure as a new business owner to ‘make the sale’ that you forget another, vital step: it’s to build relationships.

Also, there’s a lot of misconception around ‘selling’.

To me, I see selling as SERVING. Selling is a transfer of emotional energy.

How emotion plays into sales.

In your case: your passion about how you can solve your ideal client’s pain point by serving him/her in your unique way and the kind of transformation you can help them achieve.

On sales calls (or private messenger conversations), your passion needs to be palpable.

Shift your focus from ‘cold selling’ somebody or pushing your services onto them TO – starting, growing and building relationships.

Depending on where your ideal audience, or client, hangs out at – this is where you need to be too. If it’s, for example, Facebook Groups, on Instagram, Youtube, it doesn’t matter.

Social media is there for networking – and to build relationships with awesome people locally and around the world.

Every time you start working on your new business, start by networking on social media where your ideal clients hang out at.

Give yourself about 60 minutes per day, 5 days a week and you’ll be amazed how fast you’re going to make your first sale (IF you follow all the previous steps, of course).

(7) Final ‘landing-the-sale’ tip.

There are three more things that are important when landing your first sale as a service-based business owner:

[A] Tell people what it is that you do by showing them through [B].

[B] Position yourself correctly with kickass, valuable content and while doing so, [C]

[C] Focus on how you make potential clients feel.

A potential client can already get a feel for how it is to be working with you by how you show up online and how you handle yourself ;).

Always keep this in mind.

And that’s it!!

If you keep following these steps consistently, you are going to get your first sale in no time and it will most likely start out with you getting a private message like this,

“Hi XYZ. I loved your reply to what Jane posted in the XYZ Facebook Group. I’m actually having a hart time with XYZ and would love to learn more about your services.”

Now, how does this person – for example – know that you have services that you offer.

That’s where your internal ‘social media sales funnel‘ comes into play! As a new (and experienced business owner), you always want to have everything ready so that people can:

(1) Find out and get clear immediately on what it is that you do.

(2) Have an easy way to contact you and for you to close the sale.

Oh and if you need more help on any of this, be sure to check out my free Facebook Group, called… you’ve guessed it: “Become A Social Media Funnel Pro.”

BONUS TIP: Pre-qualify every client

It’s easy to get caught up in the prospect of making your first client sale and receiving your first money as a new business owner.

BUT…

The client that you take on today will set the stage for the kind of client you’re going to be working with tomorrow.

~ Cornelia Pauline

This is one of the most important things to keep in mind before making your first (or, second or, third) sale.

Don’t just take on any client for the sake of taking on that client or, feeling like you need to get that sale.

Make sure that your first client is really your ideal client!

You see, if it is your ideal client and you’ve got your service offering and delivery fleshed out, you will deliver him/her results.

You need these results to rapidly grow a successful service-based business.

If you don’t think that a potential client is ideal for you, be brave enough to say,

Thank you for showing interest in my services. I really appreciate it but as of now, I don’t think we’re the right fit for each other. I wish you all the best and please let me know if you need recommendations for other service providers in my field.


Anyway, I hope that this article on selling as a new, service-based business owner was helpful to you! Be sure to let me know in the comments once you make your first sale <3!

Also, don’t forget to hit that ‘SUBSCRIBE’ button to this blog or, follow me on Instagram for more awesome business, marketing and entrepreneurial lifestyle information.


P.S. If you’re curious on launching your own online marketing freelancer business, check out the Funnel PRO Academy. I helped numerous students launch successful marketing businesses on their own and sell themselves like the champs that they are.

THE ULTIMATE ENTREPRENEUR’S TOOLKIT

Welcome to the ultimate entrepreneur’s toolkit! {This content may contain affiliate links which may result in my being financially compensated for purchases site visitors make through said links.}

As a full-time, location-independent digital entrepreneur / boss babe or girl boss / occasional work-from-home business owner and wife of an amazing while simultaneously adorable husband and fellow business owner, we’ve got quite a few tricks up our sleeves when it comes to growing our businesses online ;).

Not to mention that since a good part of our income comes from our service-based business of being so-called ‘Funnel Hackers’ which allowed us to work with ALL sorts of clients from various industries and markets, we’ve literally tried pretty much every tool available out there as of the time of this blog article.

Now, I’ve rounded up our absolute faves that we (and/or our clients and fellow entrepreneur friends <3) could not live without. They work like a charm and will make that online business life so much easier for you. Whether you’re just starting out as a business owner or, you’ve been in the game since no one knew what a blog or a Facebook was, I think you’ll LOVE these tools!

Scroll down to see the entire list and fill out this form if you want the list sent to your inbox so you never lose it!

WEBSITE / BLOG / ONLINE SHOP

Blog / Website

Online shop

Membership / Course

EMAIL MARKETING

SOCIAL MEDIA SCHEDULING TOOLS

  • AgoraPulse (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin scheduling) – Smarter social media scheduling so that your content is distributed at the right times for maximum engagement and exposure.
  • Tailwind – Schedule Pinterest pins and loop them to repost. Join tribes. Excellent way to utilize Pinterest. CLICK HERE FOR FREE CREDIT –> (also allows Instagram scheduling but I d not use that feature because they’re still testing it)
  • Planoly – schedule Instagram posts and stories from your desktop and phone
  • People Map (not for scheduling) – Robust system to find Instagram users and influencers and analyze their accounts, run campaigns.

STOCK PHOTO / DESIGN

  • Unsplash – Beautiful free stock photos
  • Design Pickle – Design service monthly subscription
  • Canva – Quick and easy do it yourself design. Love this for Pinterest Pin images
  • WordSwag – App (for iOS & Android) add text to your photos Pinterest / Instagram images
  • Creative Market – IG Stories highlight graphics, IG Story templates, Fonts, designs, keynote slides…. everything!!

TECH TOOLS / SOFTWARE

  • Zoom – Webinars, meetings, interviews live streamed to Facebook
  • Live chat – live chat feature on your shop or sales page
  • Trello – Team and project organization
  • Zapier – Connects your services like a charm! Most systems will integrate with each other but this can fill in wherever they can’t.
  • Deadline Funnels – Add urgency to your marketing campaigns, automated countdown timers to provide each of your visitors with a uniquely, timed experience. Super cool tool. TRY IT FOR FREE HERE.
  • FunnelScripts – A to Z copywriting plug and play system help for every kind of online entrepreneur and business owner. Struggle with writing? This is the software for you.
  • Funnelish – Best way to directly build Paypal into a Clickfunnels’ order form to maximize international payment conversions.
  • ClickMagick – Track, analyze and optimize all of your marketing and particularly, your sales funnels. Dare I say, better than Google Analytics :).

OFFICE TOOLS / SUPPLIES

For going live / recording video

Side Note: If you'd like to learn more about recording professional videos right from your home even if you feel like you don't know what you're doing *yet*, check out my related blog post about this ;). You can read it here: https://corneliapauline.com/2018/03/17/5-simple-yet-effective-ways-to-create-professional-videos-from-home/

Paper / Pens / Planners

OUTSOURCING

MUST-READ BOOKS

  • Expert Secrets – Especially, if you want to build up an expert-based business of any kind and need to figure out how to do that.
  • DotComSecrets – The bible for anyone that wants to start an online business of any kind.
  • Profit First – As a business owner, you NEED to get your finances under control. Going through this book will help you do so.
  • Essentialism – Sometimes we just forget the important things with all the ‘busy work’. This book will help you focus.
  • Think And Grow Rich – It’s all about the mindset, babe 😉
  • Girl, Wash Your Face – Just because I adore Rachel Hollis <3

FREE DIGITAL RESOURCE TOOLS BY YOURS TRULY

Do you have any favorites you don’t see here? Let me know in the comments below!

P.s. If you'd like to download this entire ENTREPRENEUR'S TOOLKIT & save a copy on your desktop, you can do so simply by going here: http://bit.ly/entrepreneurs-toolkit

 

3 Easy Yet Dangerously Effective Content Brainstorming Techniques

My 3 easy-to-follow brainstorming techniques I use to come up with new content all the time.

You probably know that in order to build any tribe or community online, the one thing you need to be is,

CONSISTENT.

Puh, glad we got that out of the way ;).

Now, the second thing you need to do is:

Create unique, interesting and valuable content for your right audience.

You might be the kind of person who got the consistency-thing down.

Going to the gym regularly, watching what you eat, reserving enough time to spend with your kids, these are all things that if you set your mind on, you’re going to follow through with.

Posting regularly on social media in order to increase your impact and income online?

You’ve set your mind on it and you want to do so.

However, you struggle with what the heck to post.

It can get quite draining to try and think of new original content to post every single day.

Hence, I wanted to share a few of my best-kept secrets with you.

There’s a science and a reason behind why people often times refer to me as a ‘content creation terminator’ ;).

1. Reserve specific times and days during the week and month where you focus on creating content in any shape or form.

We all have a very specific biorhythm that is innate to us.

For me, I love creating content mainly in the early morning and at night.

Don’t ask me why. I’ve just figured those times out for myself and they work for me.

During the creation hours as I like to call them, I make sure to turn off all distractions.

I just want to be able to focus on writing or shooting videos.

What are those times for you that you feel like you are most inspired and creative?

Also, it’s okay to only have 2 or 3 days a week where you create content.

Take the rest of the time off.

You need time to recharge and come up with new ideas.

We all do.

2. The Dynamic 10.

This is a very cool technique for brainstorming content in case you feel like you have some form of writer’s block.

How does it work?

Simple.

Turn on the stop-watch to exactly 60 seconds.

Within those 60 seconds, you are going to have to come up with 10 topics in your field or industry of choice that you operate your business in that might be of interest to your audience.

Let’s take content marketing, for example.

Here would be my current 10 that come to mind (and yes, I’m totally tracking my time right now because you need to create that urgency factor in order for the brain to kick into high gear!):

MY DYNAMIC 10:

Feel free to also jot them down in your notebook or use an electronic list.

Whatever resonates better with you – do that.

Ready? Set. Go!

3. The Bubble Phase

Yes, I totally call this the bubble phase.

Now, I want you to look at your DYNAMIC 10 and pick 1 topic.

The first one that sticks out to you from that list you’ve just created.

Circle or highlight it.

Then, pick a new page.

And start bubbling ideas around it.

This can look like this:

At one point you’re going to come up with a very interesting and dynamic topic.

Most of the time, I find myself coming up with a headline that way as well as having a basic outline of the content of the content itself.

It also helped me craft pretty awesome posts that my audience loves and that were picked up by major digital publications, such as this article:

How can I realistically make $100k online in 12 months?

Pretty cool, huh?

And more importantly, it works every time.

Happy creating!

P.s.: 

If you found this article helpful, be sure to let me know in the comments down below and/or share it with your friends ;).

10 Simple Ways To Create Content That Breeds Connection – Aka Engaging Content

Writing Engaging Content Is the Swiss Army Knife of Content Marketing.

If you are one of those online business owners who continues to produce content but no one is noticing it, then your content might suck.

I know, I know, that sounds harsh.

But hear me out on this and I’m going to make sure to make this blog post worth your while ;).

However, I needed to say it.

So many entrepreneurs and business owners continuously ask me how to make their content more engaging.

That is why I decided, to put together my 10 BEST WAYS to create content that breeds connection.

Without further ado, here they are:

 

(1) The headline needs to be an attention grabber.

Your content needs to be attention grabbing.

Especially, the first headline.

You can have the best piece of content but if your first few lines at the beginning of the content are not engaging and grabbing the attention of your reader, no one is going to read the rest.

In case you would like to learn a bit more on how you can improve your content headlines, Copyblogger has a great article full of tips here: https://www.copyblogger.com/10-sure-fire-headline-formulas-that-work/

Afterwards, continue to ask yourself – always – if your content:

Would I stop doing what I was doing and click on this post?

Does it communicate the right value to the right kinds of people? 

Does my content serve a clear purpose?

If you make sure you can answer all of these three questions with a big, “YES!” before publishing your next content piece, you are one more step in the right direction of making your content work for you.

 

(2) Talk TO them.

Have you ever noticed how much content out there just talks AT us instead of TO us?

There is a major difference right there.

Having the writer of a piece of content talk AT me, almost makes me feel like being back in college.

Though, not only that, it also is a bit predictable.

The writer is playing it safe.

How to change that?

Well, you can do it like I am doing it right now. I’m literally imagining you, sitting right across from me, sipping on an Espresso as well (or whatever other type of coffee drink you prefer) while I am having this CONVERSATION with you about content.

I am talking TO you and not at you.

See the difference?

You can find more tips on this particular point, in this article:

The 10 Golden Rules For Creating Ridiculously Good Content Online.

 

(3) Imperfections are endearing.

Imperfection makes you human.

People can relate to that.

Don’t think you have to appear as if you always have it together.

That actually turns people off.

Instead, work on sharing sometimes the not-so-nice things about your business or day that might be happening to you.

Careful though, you never want to sound negative, whinie or complain. This is just to share a glimpse into your life that might not be all perfect.

Think about any influencer out there that you know and how they do the same?

If it is about missing a flight to get to a conference, having a car tire blow up, a laptop stops working, etc.

This is what makes life, life.

People want to feel this from you so they can relate to your digital persona.

 

(4) Inject your content with heart.

People can tell if you’re being fake.

They can’t always pinpoint exactly how you might be fake but your audience has an innate sense for it.

The same goes for authenticity and vulnerability.

Your audience can feel it.

Great content has almost like a beating, living heart to it.

An emotion.

The more you improve your skills by writing content daily, the better you get at faster crafting that emotional connection to your audience and getting them to react.

 

(5) Hello story structure!

You’ve probably heard that every good story that has ever been written has:

A beginning.

A middle.

And an end.

There’s no way around it.

It’s as natural of a progression as life itself is with birth, life and death.

As a result and even, if you decide to break any other rule out there.

You want to follow this one rule at least.

Every piece of content (no matter how long or short) should have a killer intro, a great and catchy body and a smart conclusion.

Start writing ;).

 

 

(6) Entertain.

Whenever I write content, I constantly ask myself how to make this more ‘different‘.

How to even make it a bit weird?

Not in a weird sense ;).

But, in a way that makes people stop and get curious.

I like to inspire curiosity through my work online and on different media platforms.

I encourage you to do the same.

There is such a pure joy in entertaining a person through the kind of content you create.

Oh, and don’t think it has to be crazy or over-the-top.

It can be very subtle.

In the way, you structure your sentences (just like I am doing here to get a point across ^^).

Or, in the way you connect an image with your text.

How you switch off locations for your video or try and dance before going on a Facebook Live.

Whatever it is, don’t be afraid to be bold and daring.

 

(7) Look at the numbers.

Now this one’s going to be a hard one to swallow if you see yourself as a total creative (a bit like me *I admit it*).

But – chances are – that if you’re reading this blog article right now, you are in the content creation business for a reason.

You are either looking to increase your visibility for yourself or for your business online.

You seek to establish yourself as an expert.

You want to share your wealth of knowledge and serve your audience at a larger scale.

Whatever it is, understand that you have to still look at the numbers.

Now, what do I really mean by that?

I am referring to looking at statistics.

For example, if you run a Facebook Group (like I do and you can request free access to join mine here), you want to regularly (I’d recommend even daily at the beginning) to look at ‘GROUP INSIGHTS’.

 

There, you will find when and on what days your audience engages with your posts the most.

You can find similar analytics and data insight options for all kinds of different other social media distribution channels.

The numbers will teach you what often times your ego wont allow you to accept.

That some posts simply always perform better with your audience than others.

Dissect what works.

Do more of that and you’re going to do just fine.

 

(8) Stop looking for answers.

There are so many entrepreneurs, business owners and aspiring influencers out there who are trying to get information from other influencers and successful business owners and entrepreneurs about what type of content distribution works for them.

I say, screw that!

Yes, of course, analyze your heroes and sheroes and see, if you can’t find commonalities between the work that they put out there, specifically in terms of the content they publish.

However, at one point, you just have to jump out of the airplane and trust that your parachute will open.

Because, it will!

As long as you follow all of my other steps in this article, you are going to be fine.

At one point, you just have to do it and you can not wait for anyone else to do it for you.

You are in control of how you are being perceived online.

A big part of how you are being perceived online is through the content you produce on a regular basis.

Stop waiting and trying to get answers from coaches, influencers, etc. about when and how and what you should post.

I’ve always been a fan of, “Just do it.”

{Shoedog, anyone?!}

 

(9) The over-thinker.

You are still with me at this point.

However, a tiny part at the left corner of your heart still whispers to you,

“I just don’t know what to write about most of the time!”

Well, dear reader, at this point I recommend visiting the content sourcing platform, buzzsumo.com

You can search for any keyword you like.

For example, I love looking for “news,” “small business,” “entrepreneurship,” “marketing,” and a few more.

Depending on your industry, these will vary a bunch.

What is going to stay the same is that you now have access to a database that will show you the most trending and engaging topics on the world wide web as of that moment you hit enter on that search term.

Have fun and don’t forget to create and not just consume.

 

(10) Serve on a massive level.

Don’t just half-ass it.

Don’t just have that attitude that things are just going to come to you.

Sure, the law of attraction is important.

However, it is not if you let the control over your life go to that believe.

You are the creator of your life.

Just as you are the creator of your content.

Put your whole heart into your content.

Serve people on a massive level that they have never seen from you before.

Then, do it again.

And again.

That’s the kind of attitude I am talking about.

 

If you are ready to crank up that content game say, “HECK YES!” in the comments down below and let’s disrupt the digital world. 

Go Crazy With Clickfunnels

Since you’ve asked ;)…

Why do I love and use the funnel building software, Clickfunnels?

(1) It has been the FIRST funnel building software I have ever used.

And I’m a loyal gal.

What else can I say for this point :)?

(2) Knock yourself out building huge funnel networks.

The software is very good at detailing the individual steps of a funnel and giving you lots of options.

Is it challenging for you to imagine and envision an entire funnel network?

Not to worry.

Clickfunnels has got your back in that way.

Note: If you're not sure how to build a funnel network or which type of funnel to use for your business, you might like this article: https://corneliapauline.com/2017/11/12/which-type-of-marketing-or-sales-funnel-is-right-for-my-business/

(3) Efficiency and ease of use.

Hate patching together 4 or 5 different softwares to get just 1 funnel to work?

Want to create your own affiliate program on top of it all to work with your funnel?

Ready to automate your funnel with an automated webinar?

Clickfunnels is taking care of all of this and more for you.

(4) Homework from the master

Russell Brunson is one of the biggest and widely known digital marketers of his generation.

He is also the founder of Clickfunnels as well as the author of the book, Dot Com Secrets

So guess one of the coolest perks of being a member of Clickfunnels?

You get homework assignments and additional knowledge form the founder straight to your inbox.

No other funnel building software I’ve experienced has the same level of service from its founder.

(5) It has a SICK affiliate program that Russell Brunson has created that has allowed me to build up a steady passive side income.

One of the the things I was able to do with my affiliate income was to completely PAY OFF my student loan.

That was a huge accomplishment for me and it’s such a great feeling to have ZERO student loans anymore :).

By the way, you can become an affiliate too simply by joining the Clickfunnels’ Affiliate Program, also known as the “What’s Your Dream Car Program.

Why is it called that way?

Because participants who have referred 100 people, get their car leasing paid for ;)!

Details here: https://whatsyourdreamcar.com

 

In conclusion, I decided a little over 3 years ago to go with Clickfunnels and use it for all of my funnel needs. Not only that, my team and I sell all of my online courses and other content this way.

I like the ease of it.

Sure, there have been tech hiccups along the way just like with any other software.

Heck, even my new Mac laptop decides to stop working once in a while lol.

But all in all, it’s a great tool that can help you achieve your goals.

 

Hope this helped!

P.s.: If you are using a different funnel building software, let me know in the comments which one you’re using and also, WHY you are using it ;).