At this point,
Most biz people will share a rags to riches story, the one magic funnel moment.
They did a 4 part video series, put it out into the ether and hit a pot of gold.
I don’t have one sorry.
(but I did replace my corporate income and have leveraged some of that)
Rewind 4 years ago and I had burnt all my bridges and working on my biz full time.
My business was selling coaching to women going back to work after kids.
There it was my first sale $45.00. I remember it so vividly as I had been burning the midnight oil at home building my first online programme.
I was shopping one Saturday with my daughters and we were just leaving the supermarket when the ping came in.
It was from a family friend, she had bought my first paid ebook, I had to sit down, I felt sick.
What if she doesn’t like it?
What if she thinks it sucks?
What if it doesn’t solve her problem?
These thoughts caused me to feel like a fraud.
I want to get real here for a minute, the $45 dollar sale was a far cry from the $10,000 a month I had in my head and had convinced my husband of.
We were six weeks in and I was panicking. Can you relate to this?
Somewhere I had believed that if I created some videos, built some landing pages, a sales page, a thank you video on a fancy website and stuck it out in cyberspace with some FB ads I was going to nail it in weeks.
Except no one knew who I was and I have very real unrealistic time frames and sales targets.
There was no one to talk to over the lunch room table, or chew the fat at the water cooler or bounce ideas off and troubleshoot.
When you come from working in large businesses you are used to being part of a team. A team who have different strengths, zones of genius and expertise.
And you lift each other up, troubleshooting and brainstorming plus everyone knows your name and what you do.
Here I was at home alone and feeling very out of control.
But that all changed when I realised I was just throwing spaghetti at the wall and hoping it would stick. I didn't have a plan, I was selling what I thought I 'should' be selling.
I went from $3000 in my first year, to $30,000 in my second to $100,000 in sales in my 3rd year. And now it keeps climbing...Fast.
Because I have a system.