Sometimes it better to give then to ask. Plus I am not very good at asking for help, this is probably one of my weaknesses because I think I can do it all. Is this you? Can you wrap your head around something and get it done?
Not always the best use of time, so recently I hired a squarespace - convertkit expert and she was amazing. What would have taken me all week to complete she banged out in 1 day.
So sometimes it DOES pay to get the help.
Here are some suggestions on how to get some free stuff when it comes to paying for coaching, classes or courses.
When I decided to start to do webinars it was because I came from a corporate background and they were a huge part of communicating. I decided that this is where I would niche down and then I became kind of obsessed with them. I signed up for every webinar that I could.
I watched, listened and took crazy notes - literally notes on every slide on how to give a phenomenal webinar from very successful people in the business. What to do, how to say it and even more importantly what NOT to do.
Here is a suggestion on what not to do. I was on a webinar from a guy who was promoting himself on a FB group and how he was so successful in his business so I thought why not and jumped on.
He was very enthusiastic which is great when you are selling something, people want to be apart of the excitement. His vital mistake was that he was holding out the information for way too long. In this webinar you could see the question section and I could actually see where the audience was getting really anxious for him to finish and quite frankly so was I - just tell us the price already!
As soon as he did I am quite sure that half of his audience dropped off, just as I did. When you are done with the information that is valuable you need to close, don't keep rambling on like this guy did, there was no value in what he was giving us.
When your audience starts to feel like you are wasting their time then you know you have lost them, if I was to coach this guy that would be the area I would focus on.
What you shouldn't do is copy what others are doing - just watch as many webinars in your niche. Take copious notes on what you liked and what you didn't and put your OWN spin on it.
One person who did this very tactic was Russell Brunson, the owner of clickfunnels. Russell is a very creative guy who saw other people being very success in the vitamin business and set out to find what they were doing.
He tells us exactly what he did on his website. He started ordering his competitor's product and watching exactly how they did their marketing from the sales page design to the up sell and the down sell.
Then he mimicked what they were doing - not copying. He put his own spin on it. Then he went one step further and created ClickFunnels and shows you how to achieve his very success by mimicking his successful funnels.
They say it takes 10,000 hours of doing something - whatever that might be to become an expert. If you did something or that one thing for 8 hours a day it would take you 1250 days or almost 3 1/2 years to become an expert .
So if you are trying to be successful in your niche then I would suggest that you sign up for webinars and watch what they are doing and save yourself a lot of money and a ton of hours.
Now if fear is stopping you from doing webinars do small steps to concur fear - here is a list of things to do to help you get over fear. Small steps make it easier to overcome fear so download that PDF.
When you are starting out and you can't find the direction you need from your family and friends, lets face it we love them to death but they are not business coaches and they don't always tell you like it is - they tend to tell you what you want to hear.
So here is my second suggestion to you if you need coaching, utilize their free 15 - 20 minute call. Its not a lot of time but as you are discussing your business there will be a nugget or two that will come out of the session, I can assure you.
Coaches love to give advice they can't help themselves.
The third thing to do is sign up for a coach's emails they send out some amazing free content every week and leave some great advice in their blog posts.
I have done this several times, in my case its usually to see their sequence of emails or I follow someone that's doing what I want to perfect or learn in an area of my business. ie: Webinars
Here's the thing if you are going to do these three things then you have to follow through on your own. That's not always easy because what a coach does bring is the push and the accountability.
You are the only person who knows if you will do it or not just look back your history. What a coach can't do for you is give you "MOTIVATION - that's an INSIDE job." - Grant Cardone
Are you the one with great ideas - never to take action and then see someone else take your very idea that you had months ago and run with it and make it successful?
Maybe this has happened to you more than once. I know it has for me more than 20 years ago I questioned out loud to a friend "why don't they make yellow nail polish or blue?" I could have been the OPI of my time!
Its important to know your strengths and weaknesses and hire some of your business out like I had to and most entrepreneurs have to but if your a little bootstrapped why not take some of my suggestions and get a little help along your way.
If you have been thinking about webinars for your business and don't know where to start sign up to be placed on the list to be invited to attend Webinars Made Easy and get my five step process to creating a webinar that transforms your business because webinars are like no other platform out there so start now.