These modules are becoming more and more difficult for me each month! This time, its about creating continuity products - things that have you making sales time and time again, be it a product or service. I am stuck on this one so I really hope the next module helps me crack this or I wont be able to move ahead on this journey! Have tons of work just about now so finding it really difficult to apply myself to this exercise. Oh well, work beckons. Meanwhile, feel free to check out more about the Year of Profit and Chris Guillebeau. (Clicking that link will earn me some referral money but you know I wouldn't be sharing something with you if I didn't think it was worth your time or money!)
I guess we are getting into the thick of things now. This module of the course dealt with creating assets and making that work for you. Chris touches upon things like emails lists, ebooks, subscriptions, etc. Felt like a lot was going on and definitely felt the need to break this into a few smaller action points for myself. Don't know about you but I am not very good with ideas and some of the things here will need some ideating on my part. I do find myself agreeing to everything but am at a little bit of a loss as to how to act on this and make it work for me and my type of business. Check it out here (and help with a little commish heading my way).
The focus this month is on making more money and Chris shares some ways that he has made some easy money and talks about a PFD, which I have taken to right away and enjoy doing every month now. To find out what that means and how it can help you, just join! (If you click on that link, I will make a little more money for the referral!)
Timeliness and urgency in pricing and purchase - oy! That is a hard core topic right there, focus of this month's chapter in this course. Got me thinking. Dont know that I have all the answers to the questions he threw at me though so I'm going to have to put on my thinking cap and really put some thought into this. I make notes in my Year of Profit workbook - I am taking this serious! And this chapter is the one with the least yet! He wasn't kidding when he mentioned exercises at the end of each chapter :) Check it out here and let me know if you join so we can work on this together! (Pls note that I do earn a small commission if you click through the link shared on this post. You don't have to if you don't want to but if you do, its a few extra bucks for me that I will be happy to receive PLUS you can join in on the referral program yourself and Chris is pretty good about things like referrals and payouts!)
Okay, month two on this - The focus was on language and messaging, the importance of communication. I cant share much more than that and face the wrath of Chris! But if you want to check it out then feel free to click here and sign up! (I do earn a small commission on that). A lot of interesting pointers, definitely actionable, some stuff I knew and some I knew but did not pay attention to so I am going to work on this and see if they really bring about a difference in business. What I like about this course is:
1. He uses little snippets from other books and resources so you can add to your reading list and learn more from that source if you are so inclined.
2. He shares stories of other business owners and how they did what they did to be successful.
3. He has a feedback form that you can mail in on at any time should you have a question. And he responds to ya, I know from experience :)
Let's do this together, shall we?
Excited to see the email today with the first chapter from the Year of Profit exercise offered by Chris Guillebeau. So the way it works is you get a chapter a month and then you have some actionables from that chapter which will help on this journey towards profit from your current or new business. This chapter talked about relationships with customers, identifying who my customers were and grouping them to see what it is I currently offer them and what I could offer them additionally. I am going to work on this but join me if you'd like - here's a link to the course, if you click through I get a little commish for which you know I'll be grateful :)
This year will be great! I have decided to move on from my business of 5 years (Ideas Are Us - where I sold green gifts from India) to my editing and writing business full-time. And to think that Chris Guillebeau would launch the Year of Profit now! Has to be a sign :) So I am all enrolled and cant wait to see the first month's resources. If you want to join me then feel free to click here and check out more (I do get a little commish on this fyi) and I hope we can exchange notes to help and support each other on this year-long journey!