From: Entrepreneur Mentor Ali Brown, Scottsdale, Ariz.
To: Entrepreneurs, Solo-preneurs, Small Business Owners
When it comes to making more money, it's easy to get hung up on the ONE method that's been working for you:
If you're a freelancer or solo-professional, you're offering ONE key service—all you have to do is attract more clients, right? Well, if that was the solution, you'd be rich by now. The problem is, there's not enough time in a day to actually work with your clients and keep marketing and making money and… you get the idea.
If you sell products, you're hung up on refining and promoting them, and having to sell huge quantities to get by. Or you're drained from doing launch after launch. But what happens when the market changes, others start knocking off your core offering, or you just can't stay competitive in your market? It's exhausting to keep going that way.
Well the good news is, you are NOT alone, and I can help you...
One of the joys of being a business and success mentor over the past several years has been being able to work with hundreds of entrepreneurs within different industries.
I've coached and consulted for owners of all types of businesses, from authors to clothing designers, wedding planners to corporate consultants, meeting organizers to nutrition coaches, psychics to financial planners. And best of all, I've become known as one of the mentors who has helped create more leaders in their fields than anyone else out there.
And the breadth and depth of my work has given me the confidence enough to say this:
It's a bold statement, and it's true.
I love, love, LOVE sitting down with a business owner and expanding their vision on all the ways they could be generating more revenues. But that's just the beginning, because then we have to also make sure we narrow them down to the select few strategies that fit them best and are the fastest, most direct paths to greater income and taking their business in the direction they want.
Typically, I am only able to do this work with my individual clients or the members of my coaching programs. But during one of these recent sessions, one of my own clients said, "Ali, this is such brilliant stuff. It would be great if you could open up your brain and share ALL these possibilities with everyone—I'm sure your ideas would help them generate their own, which they could take and run with." And I thought it was a great idea.
In my years as an entrepreneur mentor, I've worked with business owners of all levels too, from mom-preneurs running their first kitchen-table startup to established owners of a million-dollar enterprise... and there's ONE thing they all have in common...
This tunnel vision is everywhere, and smart, successful people know it's unavoidable. It's why most companies and organizations have a board of directors or advisors, why actors have directors, why athletes have coaches, and why entrepreneurs hire mentors like me to help them.
Many of you already know me as the acclaimed entrepreneur mentor who's gotten her company into the Inc 500 list, and been featured on ABC's Secret Millionaire, on the Fox Business Network, in the New York Post, and more. I'm proud of these accomplishments but what I love most is helping clients step into their higher purpose along with a higher income.
Most folks look at me today and think, "Wow, she must have always known what she was doing!" But when I hear that, I have to chuckle. Because I remember how much I struggled when I was first trying to get my business off the ground.
You see, I started out as a business owner just like you, and with a single income stream.
In 1999 I quit my job in New York City and launched my first little venture offering business-writing services. I literally worked from my 600-square-foot pre-war apartment in the West Village, using an old PC that sat on my folding kitchen table.
I got a few clients here and there, but the income wasn't cutting it. I was running around the city trying to get clients. Then when I had clients, I was busy working for them and didn't have time to go line up new clients! I was barely making the rent, let alone growing my business.
It wasn't until I started thinking creatively about my business, and started to explore different ways of making money that things really began to change.
It started with a weekly email newsletter (or "ezine"), then an e-book I wrote, which then evolved over a few years into teleclasses, more courses, group coaching, a live workshop, and much more.
It didn't happen overnight, but soon enough, my struggling little business started to bring me a healthy, consistent income. In its second year it grew into the 6-figures, then a few years later I hit 7-figures, and it's continued to grow beyond ever since.
What I'm about to share with you may shock you, but no matter who you are, what type of business you run, and what your level of expertise is, you are likely not making as much money as you could be in your business. In fact, I bet you are sitting on an extra $1,000 to $10,000 of potential income a month.
And because this is such a need for most small business owners, I'm introducing my program...
"57 Income Streams: For More Money, Now and Later" is like buying a bird's-eye view into the top-secret, idea-generating portion of my mind! It’s based on a 4-part telecourse I hosted that simply blew away the hundreds of real-world entrepreneurs who participated.
I'll walk you through a giant all-you-can-eat menu of 57+ moneymaking ideas to try on for yourself.
And best of all, I'll help you choose the BEST ones that fit YOUR particular situation, whether you're a new entrepreneur, or a seasoned one.
To keep things organized, I've divided up the income streams we'll cover into 8 categories, or "modules":
This is your traditional service-based business, whether you're a coach, consultant, or service provider such as a financial planner, nutritionist, personal organizer, graphic designer, etc. While I know working hours-for-dollars is a drain, when leveraged correctly it can be your fastest path to cash right now.
The mistake you're likely making right now in this category is you only see ONE income stream available to you... when you could instead have several different income streams JUST from your personal services. And best of all, you don't need strong branding or marketing effort to build these streams up quickly. These are GREAT ways for new businesses to ramp up fast, and for those who don't have a lot of web capabilities or a large support team.
We'll look at 7 different models of delivering personal services, from single sessions/services to leveraging your time with group programs to "shadowing programs" to what is right now the MOST in demand type of service for all coaches/consultants!
When you gather people together, you're not only positioned as a leader... you're positioned for top income. And there are many ways to not only increase your marketing and raise your perceived value to clients and prospects, but use these opportunities to sell as well.
Live events in particular can be HUGE paydays, and there are many ways to offset the costs upfront. Whether you want to try hosting a small networking mixer or a large conference, or perhaps a private, high-end retreat for your clients, we'll look at 6 models to consider and how each can work to boost your income.
We'll also look at both live and virtual models, so you can create these types of experiences for your clients and customers around the world. For instance, Rae Majors Wildman—who was in my Elevate online business training program, launched a virtual program that brought her $6,891 in new business, and then she launched a six-month mastermind program that generated $45,000 in new business!
And even if you have a product-based business, we'll look at ways you can use events to position yourself for greater income with clients/customers and even your peers.
BONUS: I'll also show you 5 INSTANT income streams you can also make from live events, not even counting selling tickets or seats! (Now we're talking leverage!)
Many business owners make millions by being what some call "parasite marketers"—unattractive, I know! But it makes sense. You know those suckerfish that live on sharks? That could be you! OK, what I mean is, you don't have to be the one taking on the full load for hosting events online or offline. Latch on ethically to someone who already has your target market locked and loaded in.
For example, some entrepreneurs only speak at other hosts' events and sell their own programs or products there. But that's just the beginning... we'll review 4 specific ways to do this type of selling and where to do it, the pros and cons of each, and what you need to get started.
Best of all, this model is fabulous for those of you who have small lists and limited resources. And a great way to get started building your list and exposure too.
QUADRUPLED the attendee rate at her live events within one year!
“I signed up for ‘57 Income Streams’ at a time when I really needed to focus on how to grow my business, and figure out what part of it I could make more scaleable. Within one year I was able to grow my attendance numbers from 10 to 40 attendees. At most camps we have three-to-four repeat campers, and many of the campers hire us to produce their CD projects. I’m becoming the go-to girl for mentoring ‘songwriter girls’ in Nashville.”
~ Kirsti Manna, www.SongwriterGirl.com, Nashville, Tenn.
Made a quick $10,000 in ONE week by implementing one of Ali’s strategies!
“I bought ‘57 Income Streams’ before I joined Ali’s Elevate online business training program. It reminded me of all the options available to me for making money that are so easy to forget. I had wanted to host webinars for a long time, but was always scared of the technical part. The program gave me the inspiration I needed. After my very first webinar, I made $10,000 in sales in one week. Then I launched my 1:1 coaching programs and made another $10,000 in a few months! I continue to implement the other income streams on a regular basis and my revenue keeps growing!”
~ Biba Pedron, www.TheConnectionQueenBlog.com, Aventura, Fla.
Most of us don't realize that we have information that others will gladly pay for.
My first venture into this area was teaching teleclasses (classes by phone) on topics I was receiving questions on. I'd rack up between $5,000 and $15,000 per class launched, so I just kept at it! I made note of the top questions I was receiving from clients and prospects and then put together a class on those topics.
One of my Elevate Advanced members Jeannie Spiro created and filled FOUR new training programs, which will push her business well into the 6-figures this year, and she’s over the moon!
Teleclasses/telecourses are a simple way to get started, but today there are so many other ways to jump on this bandwagon as well.
And then you have the more advanced certification and "train the trainer" models, where you start teaching others how to do what you have done! For example, one of my clients was a wedding planner who was getting questions from people asking how to get started in doing what she did. Now she has a multiple 6-figure income stream helping others get started and become successful in the wedding industry! I've also seen this done by everyone from real estate agents to personal trainers to even professional quilters (yes, really).
And don't forget about recurring income training, which allows you to make money over and over and over from the same client/customer with just ONE sale. (I won't categorize this as passive income though since it does require you to lead or teach at least once a month.) But what a great way to leverage your offerings!
In this module you'll learn 9 of these separate income streams, which types of businesses they are good for, and how to get started.
My first venture into this area was an instructional ebook years ago that I sold for just $27. It brought me in an extra $500-$1,000 a month, and I was thrilled! At that time it paid the rent, and I could shift my focus on getting some larger clients and projects for my writing business. From there I was hooked on creating a product once... and then getting paid for it again and again and again.
Whether you realize or not, YOU have knowledge that people will GLADLY pay for. But you can't just grab any topic out of thin air and expect to make thousands of dollars on it. You have to plan ahead to create a product that people actually WANT. (You'll learn how to do this in this course.)
And, there are ways to test ahead of time via what media your audience prefers. For example, JJ Virgin is a renowned wellness expert and one of my former rockstar clients—you may have seen her on TLC's Freaky Eaters show. She originally released her awesome "4x4 Workouts" via web video, but they just weren't selling. So she did a survey with her list and found they preferred watching video on DVD. So she re-launched the program on DVDs and her response JUMPED—she sold over 400 sets in one week!
Every day, revenues are generated with every topic under the sun - raw food recipes, meeting your mate, losing weight, financial planning, talking with angels, interior decorating... you name it. And delivered in dozens of different ways, from simple PDF workbooks and MP3 audios to video trainings and interactive DVDs to written transcripts, white papers, and reports.
In this module I'll cover 22 separate income streams you can develop using most any type of information you want to sell!
A success coach I know emphasizes visioning in his teachings and encourages his clients to use a vision board. When he realized they were putting off doing so and asked them why, they said they just hadn't gotten around to picking up all the supplies. Being a smart entrepreneur, he saw an opportunity and immediately created a vision board kit, complete with the actual board, pins, markers, pens, and decorative elements as well as an accompanying audio he made, that walked them through the process. It was a huge success when he launched it, and I was flabbergasted that people were paying for it.
This is a great example of an ancillary offering, and a good reminder that people like and will pay for convenience, and there are many ways to give them what they want along with some fun stuff too.
Also, have you noticed if people are a fan of or member of anything, they will buy items with that logo on it—from t-shirts to pins to hats to desk items? You'd be surprised at the income stream you can add on to certain businesses with these types of ideas when implemented correctly.
You can find outrageous examples in the entertainment industry: For example, both of Disney's Cars movies combined made $1 billion worldwide at the box office, but the Cars merchandise has racked up more than $10 billion, making it one of Walt Disney's top franchises! Or there's also rock bands like KISS, which has over the years made nearly a billion dollars in just licensing their logo on everything from condoms to caskets, thanks to Gene Simmons' brilliant business mind.
Often these ideas will stem from the core business, or they are designed to work hand in hand. For example, my Elevate Premier client Becky Reese launched a fabulous fitness clothing line related to her company, the "Sexy Mom's Running Club". I have no doubt it's going to go gangbusters as the women in the club are pleading her for related workout wear.
This isn't a huge category as far as variety of ideas, but the 5 I'll share with you should definitely get your wheels turning.
This is the fun part... taking what you've got and making the most out of it. It's called leverage, and this is where the BIG MONEY starts to appear. For example, perhaps you have online assets you could be selling ad space on. Also we'll look at ways you can "plug your holes" in your sales funnel to guarantee more income, more sales, and larger dollar amounts per order.
One quick example is putting your products into a continuity program, or sometimes simply known as auto-ship. This idea started decades ago with the Book-of-the-Month Club and today is especially popular on TV with products like ProActiv and other skin care. Also works great for anything consumable.
One of my past clients made a living selling nutritional products, and their biggest sellers were these delicious energy bars. I pointed out they should be offering people the chance to have them delivered automatically so they didn't have to take the trouble to re-order. Overnight their sales of those products practically DOUBLED, and their clients were happy to not have to remember to place orders again and again.
For the more advanced, we'll also consider licensing of your methods or licensing of your products as well, which brings you recurring income for work done once.
And while we may not be able to command $10,000 per Tweet like Kim Kardashian, we can look at ways to leverage social media for dollars as well!
I'll be covering not 5, not 10, but 14 succinct income streams regarding passive and leveraged income!
Here's where established business owners can get to the big bucks by finding immense distribution channels for their products. Just ONE big order from one of these can result in hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of products sold!
Learn more about these channels, from big-box stores like Target to TV opportunities like HSN, and don't forget about corporations, organizations, and associations.
Also we'll review other distribution models such as direct sales/multi-level marketing and franchising your business as well. You see many entrepreneurs who have gone the former route with products from makeup to vitamins and the latter route with businesses related to everything from stroller-exercise to sub sandwiches. (Caution: Franchising is a fast way to scale up quickly, but there are many regulatory issues and other landmines to avoid!)
And on your own right now you can fetch more sales with major traffic like Amazon and EBay... these function like search engines for many folks who go there FIRST to find what they need. You want to make sure you're there.
I'll walk you through at least 6 new income streams in this section, but just ONE could possibly make you millions of dollars—no joke.
1. 3 MP3 AUDIOS. These are the juicy audios with me, Ali Brown, walking you through 57 income streams that you can implement immediately in your business. Each session will be 60-75 minutes each. You can listen to these audios on your computer, or download them to your iPod, so you can take the teachings on the go.
2. A BONUS Q&A MP3 AUDIO. Whether you were stumped by one of the homework assignments, or you've been dying to know how to make that one thing "click", this is where you will hear real questions that were asked on this topic during the telecourse, and get my practical answers to help you move forward.
Many of our students share that these are their favorite audios because they learn the MOST from listening to other's questions and situations. So listen in, and make sure you take notes!
3. A DETAILED PDF GUIDE. With every module, you’ll get a guide that includes real-life examples of income streams that are working for real entrepreneurs today.
4. PDF TRANSCRIPTS. We’ve transcribed each of the audio sessions, so you can read through them again and again, or look up a particular point quickly.
5. DIGITAL COVER ARTWORK so you can create your own "57 Income Streams" binder at home and neatly organize all your information for the course.
Now enjoys PASSIVE income and a 100% increase in revenues!
“Thank you Ali for ‘57 Income Streams’! Before the program, I was scattered and didn’t have a clear picture of how to organize my services and products, and I was jumping from one thing to another. Now I have a clear, cohesive offering of services and products, which makes it easy to know exactly what I need to add and when. My income has increased over 100%--AND, more importantly, I am able to create passive revenue streams that makes my life so much easier!”
~ Tina Scheiner, www.RapidBusinessBuilding.com, Novato, Calif
TRIPLED her client base and increased sales by 100% in just one month!
"After ‘57 Income Streams’, I created my own integrated product suite. My sales increased by 100% the very next month I implemented just ONE of her income stream examples. I have now expanded my services and can help more people. I have tripled my client base and hired a team all because of leveraging my time better and learning what Ali taught."
~ Crystal O’Connor, www.MoxieEntrepreneur.com, Ft. Meyers, Fla.
Went from ZERO to 30,000 opt-ins in a few months and increased sales by 30%!
“’57 Income Streams’ really helped me focus on creating multiple streams of income. As a recording artist and author, I thought that if I offered coaching programs and retreats that it would downgrade my brand. In fact, just the opposite happened. I launched my coaching programs and went from zero to 30,000 opt-ins within a few months. My record sales increased by 30% and my fan club enrollments increased by 20%. Opening up and producing other streams of income has allowed my record sales, book sales and coaching business to flourish simultaneously. Thank you Ali for sharing the many income streams available!”
~ Ezina, www.Ezina.com, Los Angeles, Calif.
My personal clients pay me up to $30,000 a day to help them strategize their best business income streams on a 1:1 basis. But this program is giving you the chance to get inside my head for a FRACTION of that price.
In fact, you get all my "57 Income Streams" for less than 1% of the cost of a day with me. This full course is priced at just $297!
This is really a "no brainer" investment. You will always need a fresh perspective when it comes to how to make more money. And you can refer to this content again and again, adding new income streams to your business as it grows and evolves.
I'm sure you can agree with so low an investment, even just a modest increase in your revenues will make this program more than pay for itself.
Let me show you ALL the ways you could be making money right now. Shouldn't you at least be aware of them?
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Love and success,
P.S. This is one of the juiciest programs I've ever created. (And the truth is, I'll be sharing close to 70 strategies by the time you work through the program!) You'll be referring to this information for years to come, as you add new income sources to your business, and your life.
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