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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.

What Motivates 12 Top Inspiring and Successful Women Entrepreneurs

What Motivates 12 Top Inspiring and Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Have you ever wondered how some of the world's most successful women entrepreneurs motivate themselves to do what they do and how they overcome inevitable challenges and fears along the way? Find out what lights the fire of these women entrepreneurs, energizes them and keeps them always reaching toward bigger goals. Learn insights from some of the most inspiring and successful women in business today that you can put to work in your life right now!

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

Want to Change Your Life? Then Change Your Friends.

Want to Change Your Life? Then Change Your Friends.

If you’re feeling stuck and struggling to make the progress you want, then this may be the reason why. Who you surround yourself with has a huge influence on your levels of success and happiness.

4 Steps to Ending Self-Sabotage and Finally Getting What You Want

4 Steps to Ending Self-Sabotage and Finally Getting What You Want

So you want to create more money in your bank account, connect with dreamy ideal clients, find your soul mate, and generally have more of everything else that brings you joy, peace and fulfillment? Here are the 4 steps on how to end self -sabotage and finally get what you want.

5 Steps that Practically Guarantee More Clients Now

5 Steps that Practically Guarantee More Clients Now

Has this year been an amazing year in your business for you… or maybe not-so-great? As we get close to the end of every year, a lot of entrepreneurs go into cruise mode or panic mode, but neither of these will help you bring more sales in the door. If you find yourself thinking, “Ugh! How can I make next year better?”, your first step is to get more clients and make more money during the rest of the time that’s left in this year!

There’s still plenty of time to create thousands of dollars and turn your year around… or simply boost your bottom line! Follow these five steps that practically guarantee more clients now and create the kind of money you desire and deserve before the year is over.

How to Effectively Communicate With Your Audience on the Internet

How to Effectively Communicate With Your Audience on the Internet

Whether you’re a solo entrepreneur, a small business or a startup company, effectively communicating with your target market is a critical key to your business’s success and building a loyal following. This will help your brand grow, it will draw in more leads and it will ultimately improve your company’s image. Read more for how to use effective communication with your online audience to grow your business.

What’s Stopping You From Earning More Money?

What’s Stopping You From Earning More Money?

When you’re not in the financial position that you want to be in, you may feel unsettled. You may even feel as if you’re not living up to your potential. It can make you feel stuck and unhappy. But the great news is that you can change that and you can start earning the money you want by following these steps.

How To Shift Your Financial Focus if You're Struggling with Money

How To Shift Your Financial Focus if You're Struggling with Money

When you’re in debt or struggling with money, it can nearly consume you. Your money struggles can become what you think about morning, noon and night. And while you need to be financially responsible by dealing with the negative situation you may be in, if you want to break free from a tough financial situation, you can’t let it trap your focus to the point you aren’t able to focus on building prosperity.

So many people are so focused on reducing their debt and trying to save money that they give little positive attention to increasing their financial abundance, and, thus, the downward spiral continues. Here’s how to shift your focus fast and finally turn things around.

How to Save Your Sinking Business

How to Save Your Sinking Business

If every startup or entrepreneurial venture were a success, then the world would be full even more weird and wonderful businesses than it already is. However, it’s a well-known fact that the chances of a new business failing are higher than those of it succeeding, but that doesn’t keep tens of thousands of people every year from giving entrepreneurship a go every year. With that being said, it kind of makes sense to know what happens when a business goes bust and what you can save your sinking business in the first place so if you ever find yourself in either of these situations, you’ll know what to do so it doesn’t destroy your life and ruin the chances of starting any future businesses.

Create the Money You Deserve by Fixing These Not-So-Obvious Problems

Create the Money You Deserve by Fixing These Not-So-Obvious Problems

Can’t create the kind of money you want even though you’re doing everything “right”? Are you working really hard in your business but still can't get any traction? Or you've been stuck at the same small income level for way too long? 

Find out the not-so-obvious causes of a lot of your money struggles! These 5 areas may be what are causing your problems ...and, thankfully, they're rather easy to fix.

 

3 Critical Steps to Manifesting Success

3 Critical Steps to Manifesting Success

Imagine having a private beach-front, 7-casita retreat home + yoga room with staff of 5 and a private chef on one of Thailand’s premier vacation destinations… all for your family’s vacation.

Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?

Wouldn’t you love to manifest something like that for yourself? Yeah, I wanted to, too.

And so I did. :-) Read on or watch the video to learn how I did it and you can, too.
 

How to Get Unstuck and Move Forward Fast

How to Get Unstuck and Move Forward Fast

Have you ever been faced with making a tough choice and felt overwhelmed by the process of simply making a decision? 

Or not clear on which path is the “right” one for you now?

One of the biggest blocks to making a decision is the fear of making the wrong one. We’re afraid a decision that we make is going to somehow turn into Armageddon for our lives and it’s going to be the worst decision we’ve ever made. Then we’d have to deal with not only the terrible consequences but feeling ashamed and embarrassed that we made the “wrong” choice.

And that’s exactly what held me back for a long time… until I decided not to let it anymore.

Here are the steps that help me get unstuck and confidently move forward with the right decision for me.
 

The 3 Big Offer Mistakes That Repel Your Dream Clients and Keep You Struggling

The 3 Big Offer Mistakes That Repel Your Dream Clients and Keep You Struggling

Getting clients. Making sales. It’s the cornerstone to making any business work.

Yet so many businesses are getting the key piece to doing this totally wrong. Or they’re doing it poorly but don’t recognize what’s causing them to struggle to bring in new clients.

What’s this key missing piece? A compelling offer (aka, your messaging) that grabs your dream clients by their eyeballs.

Whether you’re making your offer in person, over the phone or via your website, there are three big offer mistakes that cause dream clients to click away, say “no” or run screaming in the other direction (or all three). If you’re having problems booking clients or selling your products, the first thing you should look at is how you’re communicating your offer.

In this article, you will learn what to focus on in your sales conversation so that your clients will be encouraged to sign up to your program, how to connect with what your clients need from you, and finally, how to communicate with your clients so they’ll be more than willing to pay for your services, even at higher fees.

Why You're Not Selfish or Greedy for Charging More

Why You're Not Selfish or Greedy for Charging More

“It’s better to give than to receive.”

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

“Rich people are greedy / bad / selfish.”

I bet you heard at least one of these common sayings growing up, and maybe you even believe it.

But that’s a BIG problem if you’re an entrepreneur or you simply want to attract more money and abundance into your life. Associating money with greed, selfishness or general “badness” puts you at odds with the inherent urge you have to be a “good” person. And where there’s inner conflict, there are muddled outcomes.

It’s my belief that it serves the world when you charge enough money for you to not only stay in business but also thrive. 

Otherwise, your business won’t be around to help the people who want and need want you offer.

The truth is that you are not selfish or greedy for charging more in your business. In this article I cover why you deserve to be paid high rates, why it’s important to be charging more than less, and how to position yourself in the market so you can attract your dream clients, even at higher fees. 

Let’s dive right in!

Ever Feel Like You're Not Enough?

Ever Feel Like You're Not Enough?

Do you ever feel like you’re not enough? As an entrepreneur, as a parent, as a person?

That used to be one of my biggest struggles. What held me back from really putting myself out there as an entrepreneur and taking the steps to make myself visible was that I felt like I didn’t have enough to say. I struggled with feeling like my ideas weren’t good enough or original enough to share. And, I often second-guessed myself and wondered if  people would actually find value in what I say and how I help them. 

Then I called B.S. on myself. When I reached the point that my desire to help others was stronger than my fear of what others would think, I stepped into fully owning my value, no matter what. It's time you did that, too.

 

Do These to Make More Money in Your Business Now

Do These to Make More Money in Your Business Now

If you've been putting your all into your business and yet you're struggling to make it work, you might be making one of the biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs often make: not focusing on the core activities that really move the needle in your business. 

There's so much information out there that you may not know exactly what you need to focus on. I'm breaking it down for you step by step in this video.
 

How to Discover the Gifts You’re Meant to Share

How to Discover the Gifts You’re Meant to Share

When you feel like you’re in a rut and yearning to break free…

When you know there’s no room for growth in your current job or venture…

When you're ready to break free from the treadmill of the corporate world and do your own thing...

How do you discover the gifts you’re meant to share and start to fully express them in a way that’s right for you?

That’s what this post is all about helping you do.

Push Back The Darkness By Shining Your Light More Brightly

Push Back The Darkness By Shining Your Light More Brightly

With all the negative events happening in the world right now, it can be easy to feel like we can’t do anything about it, but nothing can be farther from the truth. We as entrepreneurs can do so much to make a change in the world. 

Not only can you make an impact through the specific work you do, you can be a source of inspiration and empowerment. Frankly, right now, the world needs a lot more of that. The world needs a lot of light and as much light as possible.

How, specifically, can you make a positive influence on the world through your business? Here are some steps to get you started.