3 Ways to Make Your First $1,000 Selling Yourself
Nooo... not selling yourself like that. :) Selling your knowledge. Your Expertise.
Many people dream of earning 6, 7, 8+ figures a year doing what they love. However, what I have found is that most people say they want it but they don't really see themselves having it, simply because it's such a big stretch from where they are now. It's not that they don't believe it's possible, they just don't believe it's possible for them.
You can log on to any of your social media sites and it won't be long before you see an advertisement from someone promoting how they can teach you to build a 6-figure business doing what you love, yet you're barely putting gas in your car right now.... That can be a little intimidating, and a lot to wrap your mind around. Before my family earned six figures we had to believe that it was even possible for us. Earning six figures a year can be intimidating to some people. I know it was for me... I remember the first time I paid cash for my food at the grocery store without using food stamps. My entire body was shaking because I was so nervous. I was totally outside of my comfort zone, creating a new life for myself and my family. I didn't start paying for my own food and housing until I was around 23 years old. I don't know what your relationship is with money, but if it's not healthy, you need to work on that first. This is because it doesn't matter what you read - books, classes, workshops, or even this blog - you can get all the "how to" information you like, though you still won't put it to use if you don't believe you can achieve it.
My intention for writing this blog is for you to envision yourself earning a living doing what you love.
What do you love to talk about? What do people come to you for the most? What do you find yourself looking up on Google or YouTube most frequently?
In which area of your life have you achieved success and want to share that process with others by selling your knowledge and expertise? Now, before you start telling me how you're not an "expert", please stop talking and listen... when you go into bookstores you thumb through the self-help section, you envision writing books and speaking to help others with your story. You just have a passion to help others succeed. That is your "expert" status - your passion and your results. So stop with the negative self-talk. That's soooo 2016!
In order for this to work for you, you must already have an audience to sell to. The best way to build an audience is to use your social media platforms, network at live events, your email list, videos, blogs, etc.
So, assuming you have an audience, let's get to the $1,000!
1. Have a VIP day. A VIP day can start at $1,000 and you would only need one person to purchase that and you've met your goal.
2. Teach a workshop. You can do this in person or you can do it virtually. What do you know that is extremely valuable to your audience? What are their biggest problems that you can solve for them? Charge $500 per participant. You've met your goal.
3. Teach a lower tiered class. You can teach a class for $250 and have 4 people sign up and you've met your goal again!
Do you see in this example how to accomplish your goal of making your first $1,000? Do you also see that you don't need to sell 300 products to meet that goal? You can play around with the numbers and services/products you can sell to meet and fit your own business model.
So, now that you know how to make your first $1,000 selling yourself, you have the formula to make as many thousands as you'd like!
What is one thing you can take away from this blog to help you sell yourself?