Marketing & Sales Ideas For Small Business Owners and FreelancersBold Ideas for building a more sustainable small business.
It’s easy to float through life and work reacting to things.
But if you want to get what you want out of life, you’ve first got to figure out what it is, exactly that you want to get.
Products have boundaries and rules.
Humans understand products intuitively.
But humans don’t understand services.
Freelancers & small businesses that get specific about their products and customers make more profits.
If you aren't clear about why you wake up in the morning, the surest way to get a semblance of an answer is to write down your bucket list. If you don't know why you just took it from that a-hole customer of yours, you need a bucket list. One of the most powerful ways...
Creating content instead of consuming it is a critical component to most marketing strategies. Just this week, I further-dipped my toes into the content creator world by creating a Free Beginner WordPress Class by Email. Honestly, I have no idea where this might...
One product nobody ever wants to buy is WordPress Maintenance. So stop selling it.
"If a customer is willing to pay for it, I will do it," I said 10 years ago in response to a friend who asked what I do for a living . In hindsight, this was idiotic, and my business and life suffered the consequences. How My Cause Transformed My Life & Business...
Most small business owners and freelancers have never taken an unplugged vacation away from work. Here’s how you can take your dream vacation.
There are only three benefits to owning a business: You get to decide where you work.You get to decide with whom you work.You get to decide when you work. If you aren't taking advantage of all 3, you are missing an opportunity. If you aren't taking advantage of any of...
Your customers don’t deserve the same care and attention you give to your Beloved.
Most conventional wisdom around digital marketing is wrong. Here are 5 quick wins you can achieve today to get you on track for digital marketing success.
Sometimes I let bad things happen so that good things can happen.
Sometimes we small business owners just need to get our of our own way! Getting curious about my value has provided me with the right boundaries needed to be creative in my space.
1. Answer the phone, qualify the lead, and ask for the $$$ on the first call. My phone script looks like this: Hi! Nice to meet you!Give me the high level overview of what you need.[they say some stuff here]Oh, that makes sense. I talk to people all the time who...
A quick primer on How To Break Through Your Blockers and Permanently Solve Your Business’ Revenue Problems.
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"Toby, I just spent the last week responding to an RFP, and when they received my reply, they said they already chose someone else!" Eee Gads!!! Here's a Table of Contents from a real RFP I received in my inbox today: This is a Table of Contents from a real RFP I...
I no longer write custom proposals. I found a better way to run my WordPress Design company. It all starts when someone asks to buy something from me. Yesterday, an existing customer asked for a website redesign. Up until yesterday, I didn't have a product to...
Y’all who work at normal 9-5 jobs don’t need to deal with the B.S. that is an RFP process (or rather you get paid to deal with it).
But us freelancers gotta deal with a whole big bag of schtuff when it comes to custom proposals.
Here’s my quick-and-dirty RFP filtering process that I use every time.
(It’s about a minute read.)
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