When I first started my business no-one in my family took me and my business seriously. Yeah my husband was supportive but whenever anyone asked him what Iwas doing these days, he’d tell them I was at home with our daughter. My mum kept sending me emails with part time jobs and don’t even get me started on my mother in law...
It took me months of working on my business to get my first client and then suddenly...
Everyone took me seriously. Everyone believed I was runningmy own business and my husband and my mother would tell anyone who asked that I was running a successful business!
One sale is all it took for my business to become real to other people.
Suddenly it was ok if I spent a couple of hours on the weekend on my laptop. Suddenly it was ok if I couldn’t run errands or didn’t have dinner ready and waiting or someone had to wash their own shirts for work.
And you know what?
That first sale was only $50.
$50 was all it took to change everyone’s mind and when everyone else started to believe in me, I believed in me even more!
So how do you get your first sale?
How long is a piece of string?
There are so many different ways that first sale can come about but if you want to sell your services and get that first client, my top 2 tips are:
1 – Post what you have for sale online every day. Start your post with a little bit of value and then tell people about the service you have to offer that can help them solve that problem. People won’t buy from you if they don’t know what you have to sell.
2 – Engage with people every day and invite at least one person toget on the phone with you every day. Obviously don’t just ask out of the blue or offer the call to anyone and everyone, offer the call to the people you connect with who are your ideal client and have told you that they’re struggling right now.
Building relationships is key to making sales. The more people know, like and trust you, the more likely they are to want to work with you.