3 Step Process for Earning 5K Consistently Every Month

by Yasmine Khater Have you ever wanted to understand how to get predictable sales? You know what I am talking about… results like hitting consistent 5k every single month.. Or maybe even breaking to 6 figures or building a million dollar empire but not sure how it to make happen? Maybe you are getting frustrated, and wondering what is the secret sauce to start to earn consistent sales. You have tried countless times but it never seems to work. You have tried to do it yourself, you have even signed up for a course or two that promised that you would build your empire through email, ads, Instagram, Facebook, periscope. You see the problem is that a lot of business owners are caught up in tactics and they don’t understand the bigger strategy. Today I want to share with you my 3 Part Sales DNA. Everyone human has their own DNA.. And guess what? So does every business … Understanding your entire DNA will help you identify the tactics that will work for you and the ones that don’t apply. To understand the DNA, there are three core parts of the strand that all businesses have regardless of the industry. Everyone human their own DNA.. And guess what? So does every business. Tweet it! The 3 parts are: Attract: Businesses all need to attract prospective buyers Convert: Businesses need to convert prospective buyers into paying clients Retain: Businesses need to retain paying clients and turn them into brand ambassadors Now lets dive in and go deeper.. PART ONE: ATTRACT If you want to be in business, you need to attract prospects who want their problem solved....

5 Steps to Building a Blog Editorial Calendar Strategy

by Lacy Boggs Can I ask you a personal question? Why do you blog for your business? Don’t worry; if you don’t really know — you’re not alone. Most online business owners understand that they need a blog for their business, but many don’t really know why. In my humble opinion as a professional blogger and content director, if you are a business owner with a blog, your blog should be supporting your business, simple as that. I mean, if you’re spending time writing a blog, shouldn’t it be doing something meaningful to support your business goals — like earning you leads or making you more sales? But blogging like that requires a plan, a system, and a strategy. What is an editorial calendar? Every newspaper, magazine—and yes, major blog—that you read has an editorial calendar.  It can be simple or very complex, but it’s basically just a tool to help you plan and keep track of your content. Even major blogs use editorial calendar to plan content a few weeks to possibly a few months in advance—especially when they want to use the blog to promote a new product or service they’re launching. If you want to use your blog to help turn your readers into raving fans and customers, you’ve got to have a plan for how you’re going to achieve that — and a system to keep it all organized. I’ve devised an editorial calendar system that I’m happy to share. Just click here to access it.  Here’s how the system works: Use the 5 Ws to build your editorial calendar What you can steal from...

How To Create An Editorial Calendar… In Asana

I always knew that having an editorial calendar was important, but for a long time I struggled to create a structure that really worked.  I tried lists, color-coded spreadsheets, and a dedicated Google Calendar, but those systems would either be too cumbersome to maintain or too easy to forget. Finding a true solution required getting super clear about what I wanted my editorial calendar to be.  My calendar needed to be a . . . Single place to note and generate ideas for new blog posts Source for past and future topics that gives me a bird’s-eye-view of my content marketing strategy Communication hub and collaboration area that allows me to delegate certain aspects of the blog post publishing process As soon as I got clear on the function of the editorial calendar, the format solution was born. I could create exactly what I wanted in Asana!  I created my Asana Editorial Calendar last November, and it’s been amazing. It’s super easy to use, my assistant loves it, and we are totally on a roll. I want to share our blueprint with you, so you can use and benefit from it :). 5 Steps to Turning an Asana Project into an Editorial Calendar Step 1: Create an Editorial Calendar Project In Asana: Create a new project in Asana by hitting the “+” sign next to PROJECTS (in the left pane) and giving it a name “Editorial Calendar.” Color code it and/or add it to favorites, so you can easily find it later on.  Hover over the name of the project. A little arrow will appear to the right of...

How to Finish That Project

By Jennifer Wilson Tell me if this sounds about right? You have a brilliant new idea in the shower. You sit down to start researching domain names and competitors. Fireworks are happening and you know this is the idea you’ve been waiting for… except you had planned to spend today finishing up that other project. Creatives often feel called to follow their inspirations, wanting to strike while the iron is hot. What can result, unfortunately, is a long list of half-completed projects coupled with disappointment about time squandered. Fortunately there’s a way to achieve balance between leveraging your brilliance and making sure each project gets completed. Four Steps to Finishing a Project Step 1. Create an Idea Bank To ensure that distractions don’t squash your productivity, make sure that you have a designated home for those inevitable new ideas. Whether it’s a whole new project or just a task, hold those thoughts for later. Your idea bank can be an Asana project, Evernote notebook, Google document, or even just a special page in the back of your paper planner. Set it up now so those new ideas have a home, then schedule a regular time to review your idea bank. Step 2. Stop Feeling Guilty Frustration, guilt, and disappointment about the past needs to be left there. Negative feelings won’t help you move forward and only diminish the progress you have made. The easiest way to finish a project is to let go and start right where you are. In practice that means setting a new due date instead of letting that “Due: 6 months ago” hang over your...

Overcoming the “I-don’t-have-time-for-myself” Syndrome

by Sheila Shuster Have you ever caught yourself thinking that you just don’t have time for yourself?  You can make EVERYTHING a priority, but yourself? Left to my own devices I do that to myself as well. That’s why today I wanted to talk about our self-care system.  A simple routine we can start establishing today to prevent burnout tomorrow. What are those small steps we can start taking to take care of ourselves better? Here is a guest video from my friend and Systematic Success graduate Sheila Shuster answers that question and more… You’ll become more productive and feel better if you just… allow yourself to slow down. Tweet this! Back to You: What are your favorite self-care routines?   What works best for you?  Please leave a comment and let me know 🙂 BIO: Sheila Shuster began her career in biotechnology and healthcare education. A series of losses and an enlightening experience with her dying father catapulted her in a new direction in 2009. She is now a professional speaker and coach, teaching skills that cultivate a natural calm and help people to discover their capacity to acclimate to change.  Sheila’s passion is to share what she has discovered in herself – that looking at life with relaxed attention changes what you see.  She enjoys hiking, music, cooking and travel. Sheila currently lives in Northeastern...

Can’t Keep Up? 3 Ways to Simplify Your Blog Writing Process

by Rita Barry Blogging takes a lot of time. And it often doesn’t seem urgent because nothing is going to explode in your business if you don’t get a post out this week. Your favorite client, on the other hand, might not be happy with a missed deadline… So blogging gets relegated to next week, again, or you throw together an article quickly just to post something. By not following through with a regular blogging schedule, you’re missing out on the opportunity to build authority, trust, social media shares and marketing opportunities plus a lot of good will among your target audience. Blogging allows you to build a community around your business and your ideas which ultimately translates to more eyes on your work and more revenue in your pocket. Amazing content, consistently published, is possible, you just need a system… 1. Separate Your Topic Brainstorming from your Post Writing Starting off with a blank screen and no clue what to write about is a recipe for writer’s block and frustration. The free flowing and creative nature of topic brainstorming doesn’t go well with the more structured process of outlining posts, writing and proofreading. Schedule a recurring monthly or quarterly appointment with yourself to create your editorial calendar where you brainstorm topic ideas for posts, content themes for the month, etc. Then, when you sit down to write a post, you’ll always have your topic cued up before you start. 2. Create a Post Template to Quickly Create Outlines Outlining a post before actually writing it might seem like an extra time commitment that isn’t necessary but I bet...