Boost your confidence and get customers, fast, without spending a dime
Consulting is profitable and rewarding. It’s not hard to get started, but you need the right attitude to succeed. Try these 3 hacks to boost your confidence and get customers fast.
In every industry there are questions that need answering. Your first step to a consulting gig is to start answering questions. Consulting requires expertise, so I am going to assume that you have some expertise and experience in your chosen field.
Creating and publishing online training for your employees and customers doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s possible to turn your company’s existing training material into a secure, online, on-demand learning experience, quickly and cheaply, from (almost) anywhere.
This simple, repeatable process is the one I use to make online training courses for my employer, my business and for platforms like Skillshare and Udemy. I do it without video cameras, production companies or IT specialists. It makes use of screencasting software, to capture a presentation from your computer screen, combine it with your voiceover and convert it to video.
How I break all the rules and still make money anyway
It seems like everywhere I look these days there are ‘successful’ entrepreneurs sharing their perfect daily routines and preaching about how to become a work-for-yourself writer. Yawn.
All these successful entrepreneurs seem to be following the same script. In order to become a successful online entrepreneur (they say);
So you want to start your own business? Do it! Everyone should have a second source of income in these crazy times.
You might not be ready to launch yet. You might not even have your business idea yet. But there are five things you can do right now that will help you achieve success. These five things will help you find great ideas, save you time and improve your outcomes.
The number one thing you can start doing today is pay attention.
Look out for problems that need to be solved. Don’t look for ways to make money. …
What the hell am I doing here?
I was forty-two seconds into part two of James Wedmore’s Your First 100 Leads mini-course when my brain unexpectedly slammed on the brakes and screeched me into an out-of-control skid. Hadn’t I heard this stuff a million times already? What was I doing listening to more entrepreneur-wannapreneur digital marketing guru magic-beans babble? And, hold on, what did I want new leads for if I have nothing to sell?
I have nothing to sell. (Screeeeeeeeeech……….)
Not only did I have nothing to sell, there was nothing I WANTED to sell to those (imaginary, fictional…
Wrap up of a16-week weight-loss journey with Noom
I’m breaking up with Noom.
Breaking up with Noom isn’t easy. Here’s a secret the other Noom reviewers won’t tell you: stopping Noom is scary. Not quit-your-job-to-go-live-in-Cambodia-scary, but not an easy decision either. I’d committed to 16 weeks of Noom and my time was up, so I was determined to quit. But I couldn’t shake my doubts: I had lost weight with Noom, so without Noom, wouldn’t I get fat again? (okay, not ‘fat’, I was never super-fat to begin with, but ‘bigger’; wouldn’t I get bigger again?).
You see, I like…
We’re here to give you a piece of our mind. Because our names are Karen. And that’s what Karens do.
Yeah yeah yeah, Karens are a pain-in-the-ass, Karens are entitled, Karens are white and middle-aged and drive soccer mum cars. We’ve heard it all before.
Our name is the butt of countless jokes and insulting memes. But we’re not afraid of a few tasteless gags. Believe it or not, we’re glad for the derision and ridicule. Because it means we got you uncomfortable enough to take notice.
Karens are assertive, Karens are annoying, Karens ask to speak to…
My Gut Told Me to Run Like Hell
My sales process is usually pretty seamless. But every now and then I let it get out of hand. And when I do, it screws me.
When you’re in my line of work (food safety consulting and information products), customer service has to be your top priority. So when a potential customer wants to buy a digital product without using my normal automated system, I go out of my way to help.
When I sell products manually, it usually ends up costing me money. …
A not-so-sweet story about the company that killed its customers
Food fraud takes many forms. When a food company makes deceptive claims about its products to gain an economic advantage, that is food fraud. The American company Blue Bell Creameries created a deadly food fraud incident in 2015. Now the former president is facing a grand jury and potential jail time over his role in the affair.
At a glance:
Business owner, bread-winner, floor mopper, CEO, secret tree-hugger, forex-trader, ocean-lover, earth explorer. Refusing to dumb it down.