When you’re a solopreneur — coach, consultant or other service provider — the biggest limiter of your income is your time. We all only have so much, and who wants to give it all to their business? Having more time to enjoy life is one of the big reasons I’m working for myself. You too?
If you want to make a six figure plus income, it’s critical to leverage your time and move beyond one-to-one coaching or time for money services. The easiest way to scale up, boost income and serve more people without working more hours is to create “passive” income streams.
Passive income is generated from a product or subscription-based program that you create once but can sell anytime to unlimited clients and deliver automatically. Your time isn’t caught up in live delivery. It’s the best way to get off the money for time treadmill.
In my last post, 7 Quick & Fun Steps to Biz Planning Your Whole Year, I showed you how to plan your next year in just one hour. One critical step for your biz was to decide when and what programs you’ll promote. The idea is to think through now how you’ll earn your desired income. If you did that, you’re ready for the next series of bite-size steps — writing ace promotional copy.
First, I’d like to normalize this process for you a bit. I know it can feel scary to promote your programs. You might be afraid of irritating the people on your list. You may believe promotion is ugly or at best a necessary evil. Or you may have judgments about your abilities.
Here’s a prosperous reframe: Think of promoting your program as if you’re inviting people to a party where you’ll serve up your very best. You want them to be there and accept your gifts. You’re offering them a meaningful experience. I have 12 little steps to help you create your “invitation”.
To write compelling copy, become crystal clear about what you’re offering, why you’re offering it, why someone would want that, what it will do for them and all the details they’ll need to know to decide.
Guess what? That’s exactly what’s in a sales or landing page. Here we go!
It’s a blast when your coaching workshops fill and your ebook sells hundreds of copies! Using language that strikes a chord with your coaching market is a highly creative and satisfying process. Learning how to write compelling copy is essential to your success. This guest post by my friend and well-known copywriter, Michele PW, will open your mind to the art and power of sales letters.
Do those long-copy sales letters actually work?
This is one of those questions I get ALL the time.
“I never read those long-copy sales letters. They can’t possibly work, can they?”
“MY target market doesn’t read those long-copy sales letters, they want shorter letters.”
“I can’t imagine anyone reading that much.”
And so on.