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Before You Create and Sell Online Courses or Products, Do This First

Before You Create and Sell Online Courses or Products, Do This First

So you want to create an online course or digital product or even offer a new kind of service to your clients? You’ve got the idea and have mapped out a plan for your product launch. You’re ready to go! Or… are you?

Not so fast! You’re skipping an essential step that will help you avoid costly missteps, create products your ideal customers can’t wait to buy and which sets your online business up to sell more with a lot more ease. Keep reading to find out what the critical step is before you ever start validating your idea or creating, marketing and selling your new course, product or service.

Dubsado, My New Favorite Business Productivity Tool

Dubsado, My New Favorite Business Productivity Tool

Have you ever felt like just too many things are falling through the cracks in your business, even though you already have some systems in place?

Yep, that’s how I was feeling last year: like a lot of money and precious time was needlessly slipping through my fingers.

As I looked at my pile of Post-It Notes with all my to-do’s jotted on them and was scrolling through my overfilled inbox looking for an important email once again, I vowed to do something about it. And once I brought this online tool that streamlines everything, I kicked myself for not using it sooner. Find out the tool that has made such a difference for me (and tons of others!)…

The Simple Steps to Reaching Your Goals and Making This Year Your Best Yet

The Simple Steps to Reaching Your Goals and Making This Year Your Best Yet

Every year millions (maybe even billions) of people dream about the year’s possibilities. Many will decide that something must change, set New Year’s resolutions or goals, and start after them with much enthusiasm but often without much of a plan. Without a plan and implementing strategies that help boost your chances of success, weeks and months can whiz by without your meaningful progress. And that’s a recipe for failure, which is why year after year, fewer than 92% of people actually achieve their goals.

I want to help you be among the 8% of people who DO achieve (or even exceed) your goals this year! I’ve outlined the simple steps to get you there in this post. Plus, I help you organize you goals and dreams and track your progress toward successfully hitting them with the easy-but-powerful Your Best Year Yet Success Planner that you can grab now for free. Go ahead and get it now! http://christineparma.com/blog/simple-steps-to-reaching-your-goals

It's Not Really about the Money

It's Not Really about the Money

It wasn’t a desperate kind of yes, but a yes of deep understanding that the me that felt broken and beat down at a soul level and who had made the decisions that got me into the mess I was in wouldn’t be the me that could turn things around unless I got some help. Like, A LOT of help.

Maybe it was the hope that these programs represented for me that pushed me to the back of the room where I plunked down my credit cards to pay for the programs. 

I literally felt like throwing up, I was so scared....

The Steps to Manifesting More of What You Want

The Steps to Manifesting More of What You Want

You seem to be doing everything right. You put in long hours, you work hard and you take action, but things aren’t happening like you want them to.

If you’re an entrepreneur, maybe you’re just not booking enough clients or bringing in enough money, so you’re struggling to stay in business. Or maybe you’ve been begging the Universe to send you a different job opportunity because you can’t stand the one you currently have, but for the life of you, you can’t find anything that you’d actually be excited to do.

When you’re getting a bunch of what you don’t want, how can you turn it around and start manifesting more of what you want? Here’s what you need to do to start doing it now.

Struggling with making sales online? Use this tool.

Struggling with making sales online? Use this tool.

If you’re an online entrepreneur and you’re struggling to make sales, I feel your pain.

You’re in the same boat I was when I started my online business not so long ago.

Figuring out the all complicated tools that people say you HAVE to have is close to impossible if you're not a techie. I’ve spent countless hours pouring over tutorial videos, how-to instructions and pulling my hair out for a lot of it.

Even though I’ve managed to figure out a lot of it, I wondered, “Why can’t selling your stuff online be simple?”

Well... there is a simpler way with a tool I'm so glad I started using. 

How to Quickly Turn Defeat into Success

How to Quickly Turn Defeat into Success

Defeat, setbacks, losing… they’re all inevitable parts of business and life, but how do you turn defeat into a success?

On the days when you’ve worked your butt off and no one buys from you…

Or no one watches your the video you spent weeks making…

Or you have a great conversation with a potential client and you think the sale is in the bag… and then she says no...

How do you get back in the saddle when you’ve taken a huge blow? That’s exactly what this post (and the accompanying video) is all about.

Conquer Your Crazy To-Do List in 4 Simple Steps

Conquer Your Crazy To-Do List in 4 Simple Steps

There’s a sneaky trap that keeps a lot of solopreneurs struggling… It’s the feeling that they simply need to do MORE.

More blog posts, more marketing, more being on social media.

Does this sound familiar?

But instead of actually making real progress, you end up simply feeling OVERWHELMED, PARALYZED or like you’re just SPINNING YOUR WHEELS.

Your to-do list is a mile long and simply looking at it can throw you into a panic or a hopeless depression that you’ll never get it all done.

You deserve better! And it’s actually pretty simple to make real progress in your business when you know the right steps.

How to Grow your Mompreneur Business this Summer in 3 Easy Steps

How to Grow your Mompreneur Business this Summer in 3 Easy Steps

Summer can be a chaotic and overwhelming time for Mompreneurs. You’re juggling an irregular schedule filled with family vacations, visitors and summer camps.

So if you’re both a mom and an entrepreneur, how can you actually grow your business this summer without missing out on all the summer fun?

I’m going to tell you exactly how to do it in 3 easy steps.

Stop Wasting Your Time with Marketing that Doesn't Make You Money

Stop Wasting Your Time with Marketing that Doesn't Make You Money

Do you ever get stuck trying to figure out what kind of content to post? Wonder how to make your content marketing efforts pay-off in sales and cash in the bank? I'm breaking down the simple 5-step formula that solves both issues during this multi-part video series. 

In Part 5, I show you the easy way to create a profitable content marketing plan.

Make your Marketing Plan Pay Off!

Make your Marketing Plan Pay Off!

Want the 5 Simple Steps to Creating Your Profitable Marketing Plan? Today I'm doubling up to help you create a plan for connecting with your target audience faster, serving them more deeply and which helps you book more clients. (And who doesn't want to do that?)

In this video, you'll learn how to come up with a list of topics that will deeply connect with your audience and how to sequence them to increase your sales.

Get the Steps to Creating a Profitable Marketing Plan (the Easy Way)

Get the Steps to Creating a Profitable Marketing Plan (the Easy Way)

Ever get stuck trying to figure out what kind of content to post?

Wondering how to make your content marketing efforts pay-off in sales and cash in the bank?

I'm breaking down the simple 5-step formula that solves both issues during this multi-part video series. Watch the video below to discover the second critical step in creating a marketing plan that actually helps you put money in the bank!

This is Part 2 of 5.

Who to Hire First So You Can Get More Clients and Earn More

Who to Hire First So You Can Get More Clients and Earn More

Learn the 5 simple steps to knowing which activities you should outsource in your solopreneur coaching, consulting or service business to get more clients, generate more income and grow your business faster.

Use this CEO Strategy to Grow Your Solo Business Faster and Better

Use this CEO Strategy to Grow Your Solo Business Faster and Better

As a solopreneur or freelancer, you aren’t just a business owner… you are the CEO of your company! But a lot of hard-working entrepreneurs aren’t approaching their business like a “real” CEO would and it leads to a lot of unnecessary overwhelm, frustration and too little pay-off for all of the hard work.  

Today I’m going to help you ditch overwhelm and help you grow your business faster with a deceptively simple shift. It can make a huge difference in how much you get done each day and how much you make this year. I’ll also show you how to decide where you need to be focusing your efforts to make the biggest difference in your business in the least amount of time.

Plus, you’ll take the first step toward taking control of your business to-do list so you can stop spinning your wheels and move toward that 6-figure mark fast… and do it with a lot more joy, grace and ease!

3 Simple Strategies that Supercharge Your Money Mindset

3 Simple Strategies that Supercharge Your Money Mindset

One of my core beliefs is that when you prosper and thrive, you are being of highest service to the world! But if you're struggling to make it financially, then you aren't able to show up as your best self... as a business owner, a parent, the one who helps your clients or simply as a contributing member of society.

If you ever doubt the value you provide to your clients - or feel uncomfortable charging higher fees for your services, you'll want to read on.

 

The Big Marketing Mistake that Keeps You Earning Less than You Deserve

 The Big Marketing Mistake that Keeps You Earning Less than You Deserve

If you’re reading this, it’s likely because something inside you is calling you to do something bigger with your life. There’s a part of you that knows you’re meant to be more and receive more than your current circumstances, whatever they may be. And part of that is having the confidence and the systems that allow you to build a thriving business so you can do the work that is yours to do and serve the people who you’re uniquely qualified to serve.

But, you can’t build a thriving business that serves your clients in the highest way if you’re struggling, working your fingers to the bone or have inadvertently created another J-O-B for yourself that you resent.

In my previous post, I debunked the myth that says if you increase your fees, you’ll lose clients or not get any to begin with. I addressed just about every possible concern or excuse you could have to not charge what you know you’re worth. If you haven’t read that post yet, please read it. It contains critical mindset shifts that will allow you to finally push past your fears and confidently stand in the value you provide, charge for it and get it.

Now we’re going to jump into debunking one of the big marketing strategies that keeps so many business owners struggling financially.

How I Used Two Free Gmail Tools to Instantly Double My Productivity

How I Used Two Free Gmail Tools to Instantly Double My Productivity

As a business owner and mom, I'm always trying to figure out how to get more done in less time. Reaching out to potential clients, following up on inquiries and communicating about new opportunities can devour a lot of time simply with composing and replying to emails.

I use Google Apps for a lot of my business back-end and was getting desperate for a way to cut down on the time it takes me to send out personal emails and track responses… and I wanted it NOW with basically zero learning curve.

That’s when I found a magic combination: Google Lab’s Canned Responses + Boomerang for Gmail.

Once I installed and started using these two tools, I literally cut in half the time that it takes me to send emails… instantly doubling my emailing productivity. 

Raise Your Fees to Get More Clients

Raise Your Fees to Get More Clients

You decided long ago that life was too short to spend it working a typical J-O-B, so you made the leap into pursuing your passion. You’re committed to making a difference in the lives of your clients… and the world. You’ve even built a business around it.

But instead of having more freedom and fulfillment in your life, you're running 24/7 because you’re just not bringing in enough clients at fees high enough to make your business work financially.

Too many heart-centered entrepreneurs know they’re undercharging for the real value and amazing results they deliver, but they’re afraid to raise their rates. That’s not only bad for their business; it also undermines their clients’ ability to get real, lasting results.

How to Finally Start Earning What You Deserve

You’re smart. You’re a go-getter. You’re pursuing your passion of building a thriving business and really going for it.

More people than ever are following their bliss and starting their own businesses…

Yet most entrepreneurs never crack the 6-figure ceiling. Too many of those wanting to make a difference end up struggling.

Of those who do make it into 6-figure territory often only do so by working their fingers to the bone. They may have a ton of clients, but they’re a slave to their business… and it’s certainly not the follow-your-bliss kind of business they’d envisioned creating.

Over the next several weeks, I’m going to share with you the big mistakes that almost every passionate entrepreneur like you is making that keeps you stuck earning way less than your potential and infinitely less than you deserve.

I’ve also packed in the answers to how you can stop making these mistakes and finally start creating 6-figure income consistently without burning yourself out.

The good news is that the problems you’re having with your business – the reasons your business isn’t working like you’d hoped – are totally solvable.

5 Powerful Steps for Attracting and Enrolling High-End Clients

5 Powerful Steps for Attracting and Enrolling High-End Clients

Did you know that serving high-end clients plays a key role in growing your business well into the six figures.?Most transformational entrepreneurs use a one-on-one, dollars-per-hour service model and at some point, you max out on the number of clients you can serve in a week or month.  Because your income is a result of the simple math of number of clients multiplied by the fee per client, increasing the fee per client is the only way to increase your income in the one-on-one model. That means you need at least some of your clients to be high-end if you want to generate more income.

What can you do to start attracting those highly desirable premium clients? In this article I walk you through five simple steps for attracting your right-and-perfect high-paying clients. Let’s dive right in so you can start using these strategies right away.