Just about 3 years ago, I was stuck. I really wanted to be able to generate some additional income, but I didn’t know how! I looked into everything I could think of, and nothing really seemed to be a good fit for me (a stay at home mom with 2 small girls).
Because I was at home with small children, I didn’t have a ton of time available during the day. Given that, I REALLY needed to build a business FAST but gave me flexibility on how I did it!
With some experimentation, I was able to go from earning ZERO dollars to 6 figures in less than 1 year!
So, I wanted to share my top 3 tips for building a business to 6 Figures within 1 year!
1. Connect with People and Build Relationships
The #1 thing I did that helped me build a business was to focus on making new friends and connecting with them personally. Focus on relationships, not just sales leads. Meet new friends, go to networking events, join a club or association, volunteer in your city, or go to the park with your kids. Your goal must be to constantly be expanding your connections with other people.
This didn’t come naturally to me at first, but I found that the more I did it, the more natural it became! I now LOVE meeting new people, hearing their stories, and when the time is right, seeing how I can help them reach their goals!
I learned it really didn’t matter how many people I knew when I got started, it was that I was working to meet new people every day.
2. Social Media, specifically Facebook
People talk about Facebook like it’s played out or not a good platform anymore, I couldn’t disagree more! I’ve probably built 90% of my business through social media (using mostly Facebook and some from Instagram). When you consider the typical person on the street who you might want to connect with it, odds are that Facebook is their primary social network. You need to go where the people are! Work on making your profile attractive to others, connecting with new people through groups or mutual interests, and create some curiosity about yourself. That makes people want to know more about you!
3. Vendor Events (with a Caveat)
Vendor Events can be a great resource, but most people tend to overpay for them! I would set a maximum budget for $100 per event (and some of my best events were way less than that! If you are one of our business partners, we have lots of helpful tips for getting the most out of your vendor events. What I have found is choose an event that will attract your target market (young moms, people trying to improve their health, brides planning their wedding). Think about your target market, and let that lead you to the right events.
At the event, focus on what problems you solve for your ideal customers. People don’t want your products, they want what your products can DO for them. Focus on the benefits your products provide: How to Clean your home without chemicals, How to Lose weight without exercising, How to Feel your best on your Wedding Day
Use these events to connect with your ideal customers (that you may not meet otherwise) and help them them connected to products that will help them.
All of these strategies require focus, but with enough effort, they are all very rewarding. These are the 3 main ways that I’ve grown my business, and I still continue to do them. Check out my webinar where I go into more depth in how I reached that 6 figure income.
Cheers to your success!
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