This weekend I sat in my house with my parents and my little girl thinking about how far my business and I have come since this time last year.
At the start of July 2016 I'd been in business 7 months and I'd just finished working with a coach 1:1 for all of June. I'd made $1,500 and I was ecstatic. My husband and I went to Costco and bought over $500 worth of meat, freezer foods and a bouncy castle for the garden for our daughter. I couldn't wait to see how much money I made by the end of the month!
I felt like I'd finally cracked the secret code to running a successful online business!
And then in July 2016 I made a grand total of: $200.
I felt so confused. I'd repeated all of the things my coach had told me how to do, but I didn't get anywhere near the same kind of results.
It took me a long time to realise that while the strategies my coach had shown me were great for making money quickly, they were as useful as a chocolate teapot when it came to making long-term advances in my business.
I'd learnt nothing about building lasting relationships and nothing about collecting leads - let alone nurturing them - and that is the key to creating a successful business. It comes down to having an audience who need what you have to offer and being able to deliver the solution in a way they can actually use.
One thing that's made the biggest difference to my business between then and now is without a doubt my Facebook group, this Facebook group!
I make over 80% of my sales from this group and as you all know it's not like I'm in here shoving my services down your throats every day.
Not once has anyone told me in this group that I'm being spammy or sleazy with my sales pitches. So many of you have loved working with me, are working with me right now, or are enjoying all of the content I put out in this group.
I know you wouldn't stick around if this wasn't the place for you and I am so grateful to all of you for being here.
I know that this weekend is a holiday weekend for a lot of you, whether it's Canada Day or Independence Day on the 4th and with that in mind I want to give you a little something to help you reach that next level in your business.
I've put together a self-study course all about creating a Facebook group that grows your bank account and I'm giving you 75% off until Wednesday 5th July.
It's usually $97, but for the first 45 people to sign up with this link you'll get 75% off and get the course for only $24.25.
Having an engaged and growing Facebook group not only helps you to nurture relationships with potential clients, but it also acts as a place to help you passively convert those potential clients to paying ones. Not to mention having an engaged audience means you always have an audience to launch to - no more crickets!
The course only takes a couple of hours to complete so you can start getting results today; think where you and your group could be this time next week.
Sign up here now.