If you are considering starting a business or the one you’re working on isn’t turning out the way you hoped, you’re in the right place!
I’m going to share some business ideas for women who want to create an income of at least $100k a year even though they may have plenty of family, friends and obligations to work around. Let’s start at the beginning…
1. Why do you want to start a business?
This must run DEEP. Starting and running a business will challenge and stretch you in ways you never imagined… It will also be one of the most rewarding endeavors of your lifetime.
Women typically don’t start businesses to make money. They start businesses so they can travel the world with their families… They start businesses because they want to empower the next generation of women… They start businesses because they want to ensure their kids never go in debt or ever need a student loan… Women go into business because they know to their bones that their work matters and makes the world a better place.
2. What do you want from the business?
This is not natural for women to consider, but it’s extremely important. I have said many times, it’s a waste to start a business and ask anything less than $100k a year from it.
The reason behind this is that it takes the SAME amount of energy to run a business that gives you a $20k paycheck as it does to run one that gives you a $120k profit… In fact, I would argue that a business that brings in a low income creates friction and conflict in a marriage and is discouraging to even the most determined of women.
If you have the “I want to help people” thought circling in your mind, remember this — the only way you actually can help people is to not need help yourself. Create an amazing income, build an empire, and use your money to create the life you desire for those you love and care about most. Decide what you want and decide to think BIG.
3. What do you have experience in?
Think of everything you’ve been involved in and all the different jobs and careers you’ve had…
- What do you always get asked to do or help with?
- What can you do in your sleep?
- What comes easily to you?
Write down every single thing and then ask yourself, what would I love to do everyday and would feel thrilled to get paid for?
As you write your list, remember what comes naturally to you, doesn’t come naturally to everyone… Your skill set, your experience, your education, and your natural abilities all point to an amazing business that you can absolutely create an income from.
If you have mastered being hard on yourself or undervaluing yourself, ask your friends or spouse to help you with this step.
4. Decide that you know enough to start now.
Get started where you are and learn new skills as it’s necessary… Keep in mind that in entrepreneurship, degrees and certifications are less important than learning sales, marketing, and mastering your mindset.
The best rule of thumb is to learn, implement, learn, implement… Business isn’t theory and success happens when you roll your sleeves up, experiment, practice, get it wrong, improve, and try again.
5. Treat your business with the respect it deserves.
Imagine going to a job whenever you felt like it… Imagine being offered a raise when you showed up to work distracted, looking haggard, and doing less than your best.
A business demands your attention, time, and dedication. It’s no different than any career… it requires you to show up consistently and act like the CEO.
If you’re ready to start a business or you see it’s time to wipe the slate clean and give your business an honest chance, I’d like to invite you to my next Masterclass, where I’ll take you through my process you can use to get 7 clients in the next 7 weeks.
Want to add big ticket sales to your business offers? Adding big ticket offers, packages, or services to your business is the way to quantum-leap your income, serve deeply, and create the life you desire. Today I’ll be sharing how I added high-end services to my business and what it takes for you to make it happen.
5 Easy Steps for Big Ticket Sales
1) Decide What Kind Of Life You REALLY Want.
This step may seem obvious and yet is often overlooked… Adding big ticket sales will demand you get crystal clear about what you want to give yourself and your family.
You see, it takes courage to create high-level options and put an appropriate price tag on them… The way I made it flow from my heart was to stake my claim. I was absolutely unwavering in the following…
- I was never going to raise my boys in an environment where they heard the words, “I can’t afford it.”.
- I never wanted my boys to have student loans or debt around their necks.
- I never wanted my boys to have an unhealthy relationship with money or feel like it was outside of their ability to create it.
- I wanted to give my kids experiences that enrich their lives.
- I wanted my boys to feel prosperous and abundant.
- I wanted them to feel empowered around money.
- I wanted to be a woman who owned a million dollar business and stood for the financial independence of women globally.
- I wanted to be an example of what living well looks like.
- I wanted to be the woman who says, “sacrifice, hard work, martyrdom, isolation, and fear of success stops here!”
Write out what you stand for, the life you desire, and the legacy you want to leave your children and grandchildren.
2) Understand The Pain Points And Problems Your Dream Clients Have.
If you are new in your business and are not absolutely certain of what they are, join social media groups where you can survey your potential clients and hear how they articulate their frustrations.
You can also create a formal or informal survey… If you have worked with clients and you know what your client’s need, get a giant piece of construction paper and do a brainstorm of your client’s pain points.
This exercise not only helps you identify what you need to address in your high ticket offer, but also the topics you need to address in your marketing.
3) Market Your Offer By Speaking Directly To Your Dream Clients.
This is the component that really makes it all come together… Your big ticket sales offers cannot be a secret.
Literally it takes making a commitment to everything you wrote out in step 1… Tell your fear and self doubt to step outside the door.
Commit to using your voice, teaching, and adding value to the world. Commit to the deep transformation you bring to your clients… Look at what you created in step 2 to remind yourself of who is looking for you and why they need your packages and programs.
Selling high-end is dependent on you showing up FULLY… That means leading and being completely self-expressed. Use writing and video to do this and make sure you give a clear and concise call to action to get on a phone call.
4) Connect And Listen On Sales Calls.
If the thought of sales calls makes you nauseous, I want you to ask yourself what your definition of sales actually is…
- Do you have an old and outdated definition that says sales is about manipulating somebody into a decision they don’t want to make?
- Do you think sales is synonymous with being unethical?
When I am preparing to get on a sales call, I remember my services are part of my Divine calling… It isn’t about pushing anything on the woman on the other side of the call, it’s about listening to her so I can connect her problems with solutions.
The best thing you can do in a sales call is remove your self-consciousness and fear from the conversation… If you are thinking about how you aren’t enough and no one will pay your prices, you won’t be able to connect with their heart and you will never hear what their heart truly desires. Be unattached to the outcome, be committed to the connection.
Last but not least, ask them if they would like to work with you.
Don’t let your fear of rejection let you end the conversation without directly asking if they want hire you.
5) Have A Down-Sell Available.
When I started high-ends sales, I made sure I had a lower offer ready for those who weren’t ready to invest at the highest level.
Also, keep in mind that your down-sell can be customized based on the client… Trust yourself and create it based on what the client directly communicated they want and what you know they need.
The only regret I have about adding big ticket sales to my business is that I waited so long to do it… The idea that you have to work your way up to it is simply not true…
When you are clear on who you are, what you desire, who you serve and how you help them, you can speak in a way that attracts the clients who are motivated and ready to take responsibility for their desires.
This week in my latest YouTube Video, I shared five powerful components you can use to create your own morning ritual. Today I want to share three things to do every night before going to bed to manifest your desires quickly. It will only take a couple of minutes and the affects are amazing.
The reason it’s so important to do this ritual before bed is because it is one of the most powerful ways to program your subconscious mind. If you do what most do… review what didn’t go right, who disappointed you, or what you could have done better, your mind will be marinating in that the entire night and in the morning, your brain will scan your environment and all the data you are exposed to, to find a way to confirm this is all true.
Be mindful of what you are feeling as you fall asleep because they become instructions for your subconscious mind.
Here’s what I want to invite you to do instead…
- Choose Three “I AM” Mantras ~ As you lay in bed, say them to yourself at least three times… “I am well. I am content. I am peaceful. I am happy. I am abundant. I am prosperous. I am love.”
- Review and Relive The Best ~ Take a deep breath and review your day – pick the best parts of it. It doesn’t matter if the magical moment was just that — a few seconds of joy or bliss. Recall it and allow yourself to feel how amazing it was again.
- Choose One Emotion ~ Last but not least, pick one emotion to focus on and feel as you float to dream land. Imagine this emotion filling your body… Love. Joy. Freedom. Appreciation. Passion. Enthusiasm. Optimism.
This ritual can be done in three minutes or you may decide to make it longer and include the following:
- Burning incense
- Restorative yoga
If you’re finding it difficult to release something that happened in your day, I recommend doing a couple of minutes of meditation first to slow the mind and then do the three steps.
I want to leave you with this beautiful passage from the book, “Three Magic Words”…
“I know that I am pure spirit. that I always have been and that I always will be. There is inside me a place of confidence and quietness and security, where all things are known and understood.
This is the Universal mind, God, of which I am a part of, and which responds to me as I ask of it. The Universal mind knows the answers to all my problems and even now, the answers are speeding their way to me.
I need not struggle for them. I need not worry or strive for them, when the time comes, the answers will be there. I give my problems to the great mind of God, I let go of them, confident that the correct answers will return to me when they are needed.
Through the great law of attraction, everything I need for my work and fulfillment, will come to me. It is not necessary that I strain about this, only believe. For in the strength of my belief, my faith will make it so.
I see the hand of Divine Intelligence all about me, in the flower, in the tree, in the brook, the meadow. I know that the intelligence that created all these things is in me, and around me, and that I can call upon it for my slightest need.
I know that my body is a manifestation of pure spirit and that spirit is perfect. Therefore my body is perfect also.
I enjoy life, for each day brings a constant demonstration of the power and wonder of the Universe, and myself.
I am confident. I am serene. I am sure.
No matter what obstacles or undesirable circumstance crosses my path, I refuse to accept it, for it is nothing but illusion. There can be no obstacle or undesirable circumstance to the mind of God, which is in me, around me, and serves me now. This is the great lesson.”“Three Magic Words” by Uell S. Andersen
Being a freedom lover myself, it’s no surprise that everywhere I look, women profess freedom to be the number one thing they wish to experience in their lives.
“Freedom to do whatever I want”, they say.
I’ve been in travel and business groups for years and it seems that most are desiring a fantasy rather than freedom.
Fantasy says, “I am unwilling to give anything in exchange for what I desire.”
Freedom says, “I know the way I invest my time, energy, and talents are the key to me living the life I desire.”
Today I’m here to show you three easy steps to move from fantasy to freedom.
1. Define what freedom means to you.
Freedom is a broad term and if I surveyed 100 people, I would probably get that many different answers. In order to actually experience freedom, you have to know EXACTLY what it means to you. Get out your notebook or sticky notes and identify at least 5 tangible things freedom includes for you.
For me, I would say freedom means I get to live in the neighborhood I desire, in the city I wish to live… It means getting to work the hours my boys are at school… It means getting to work with women who are positive, powerful, and have big work to do in the world… It means getting to buy anything my heart desires… It means going on weekly dates with my husband, Derek… It means having play time with my boys every single day… It means I get to wake up and have my morning rituals… It means going to the spa a few times a month.
A freedom that can be defined can be achieved.
2. Spend a portion of each day doing activities that lead to your definition of freedom.
The litmus test for if you’re living in a Disney fantasy or if you’ve actually got your heart set on freedom is to look at how you spend your time… What DAILY activities bring you closer to your clear definition of freedom?
I highly recommend setting time aside for both the internal and external work. For example, what has lead to me creating a life of freedom is to write and speak my burning desires with clarity and certainty. I literally prophesy over my life. Last year at this time it was my desire to spend the summer in Montenegro… Spending every day at the beach all summer felt like FREEDOM!
What I did was go online and research the different towns until I found the one that was perfect for us… Then I looked at homes on AirBNB. I knew the country, I knew the beach town – I even knew I wanted to be walking distance from the boardwalk and beach. I knew the apartments that were my top choices… I talked about it every day like it was already booked. Every morning after my mediation, I would visualize the whole family playing on the beach, having a great time in this exact area.
I also decided to go live for 21 consecutive days and promote one of my programs to create the funds to pay for this three month adventure. I didn’t fuss about how many views or likes I received. Instead, I got quiet every afternoon and asked my angels, guides, and ancestors what I should talk about and I did it… I asked the Universe to take my message to whoever needed it and was a perfect fit to work with me. Sure enough, I sold enough in one month to pay for a private driver, three months rent, and a summer shopping spree for the whole family.
Thinking, speaking, and acting in alignment with freedom on a daily basis will surely bring it to you.
3. Feel the joy of your freedom before it arrives.
If thoughts, words, and inspired action are seeds, FEELING how you imagine your freedom will feel NOW is Miracle Grow! Pause and allow yourself to notice what emotions you imagine you’ll experience when you are living your definition of freedom.
Intentionally spend at least 60 seconds a day feeling these emotions. Right now I am feeling happiness around teaching women how to create their desires… In fact, just this morning I was getting tingly about an idea I have to teach women how to reprogram their subconscious mind in 30 days so that it’s not only the waking hours that are bringing them closer to their desires, but the magic is happening 24 hours a day, even when they are not consciously thinking about it.
Having a physical reaction helps you see how deeply you are allowing yourself to feel these emotions. It’s normal to think, “Wait, I will feel it or I will believe it when I see it”, but what the mystics and wise women have always known is that, “When I feel it, I see it and it is mine!” It’s giving your brain and your body the experience of it being DONE… and that is one of the most powerful manifesting rituals.
Feeling the emotions of freedom before it arrives is the secret sauce to manifesting it quickly.
I’d love to hear how you will implement these three steps to moving from fantasy to freedom.
p.s. If you are tired of being in the back row and in the shadows, and you’re done keeping your wit and wisdom to yourself, click here to get my free guide on how to move from HIDING to SHINING.