Does your workspace lack inspiration? Do you feel like something is “off” but you can’t put your finger on it? Perhaps you need a workspace makeover! In this article, you’ll learn exactly how to create an inspiring eco-friendly hygge workspace so that you can feel inspired to achieve your dreams.
Struggling to make consistent sales?
Heck, are you struggling to make sales period?
No worries! I am going to give you some tried and true methods to making quick sales so that you no longer have to worry about when the money is going to flow so that you can pay your bills.
Trust me, that's NEVER fun when you're worried about how you're going to pay your bills when the sales aren't coming in. You panic, your anxiety kicks into high gear, you get desperate and reach out to people basically begging for a sale. I mean, let's be honest...you turn into a HOT MESS!
Therefore, if there's anything you take away from this blog post it should be that you're no longer going to feel like a hot mess. Why? Because it's time to feel like a QUEEN! A queen of sales that is.
Are you working a full-time job and trying to create an amazing side business while also attempting to maintain your sanity and a somewhat balanced life? Well then, you’re not alone! I’m here to let you know my top five struggles in keeping my head on straight in this crazy world of entrepreneurial dreams.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Gina Karas and my website is called California Scrappin’. I blog all about scrapbooking and the struggles of the creative process. I motivate and inspire fellow crafters and scrapbookers to get past their creative blocks with tips and techniques that let their creative spirits soar! I have a lively and engaging Facebook group, Our Happy Scrappin’ Place where we have organization challenges, online events and lots of discussions about the latest trends in scrapbooking. My website also includes a Resource Library where you can download free checklists and helpful tip sheets to keep your scrapbooking supplies organized.
Are you ready to invest in your business, but don't have the money?
There is nothing that hurts my heart more than when I talk to an entrepreneur and they tell me they NEED what I have to offer, but they don't have the money to invest. Quite honestly, it makes me really sad for them. Now I can see if it's a 4-figure or more investment, but when it's a minimal investment for a high valued product or service it stings a bit. I'm talking anything from $7-$197.
If you can't invest for less than $200, then are you really running a business? Are you taking entrepreneurship serious?
Have you ever done a SWOT analysis on your business? It’s a phenomenal way to give you a very general overview of your business so that it can help you assess any areas for opportunities and those areas where you may need a little TLC.
What is a SWOT Analysis? A SWOT analysis represents strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats within your business.
Struggle with creating an effective sales strategy that actually works? Girl, don’t you worry. How would you like 5 easy steps to help you create a sales strategy for success? Holla!
Here's the scoop, sales are the lifeline for your business. No sales = no business. Developing an effective sales strategy is a common problem among my clients. Real talk, an effective sales strategy will help you focus your time and attention on the most important audiences: clients and prospects. We want to work smarter, not harder!
WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?
Ever wonder what makes you so epically different than everyone else? What makes you so darn fabulous? This is a question I often wondered when I first started in business and it’s the same question my clients have when they come to me. Why? Because it’s so flippin’ hard to see what is absolutely phenomenal about ourselves. We often wonder why anyone would ever want to work with us, because we are an “average Joe”. As crazy as that feels to write, it’s the exact feelings I know you’re likely experiencing this very moment. Am I right?
How do you tap into your GREATNESS?
How do you determine your UNIQUENESS?
How do you discover your SUPERPOWER?
It’s not as difficult as you may think to unveil what’s hidden beneath the “average Joe” exterior. Once you unlock the secrets to your hidden superpower, you’ll be able to leverage it for your business and you’ll see a huge shift happen within your business. It won’t bring you the “overnight success” that you may want, but in time, things will align in your favor to bring you even more joy and happiness. Your desires will become a reality! And who doesn’t want that, right?
IS FEAR IMPEDING ON YOUR SUCCESS?
Let's talk about fear today, shall we? What is fear? According to dictionary.com, fear is:
a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
Woah, doesn't that hit you like a ton of bricks? What fear are you experiencing right now in your business? What is scaring the bejesus out of you that you can't seem to push past?
As you know, the life of an entrepreneur is not a walk in the park. It takes hard work, determination, perseverance and let's be honest, some brass ovaries. We are faced with situations and circumstances daily that challenge us within our lives and in our business. I'm sure you can think of a few situations right now that cover both, right?
I want to tell you that we all have fears, we all have to find the courage to face our fears and push through them. It's not easy, but it's worth it! My client Rachel, says, "What you fear the most is often what you must do". How true is that, right?
We know that deep down, what we are feeling fearful of is what will propel us in the direction of our dreams. But why don't we push past it? Why don't we, as Nike says, "Just do it!"? The reason is simply that we let these fears take up a permanent residence in our minds. We believe the stories that we're telling ourselves. These limiting beliefs that are holding us back from greatness are taking over our power to succeed. Not any more! YOU are a courageous lady entrepreneur that laughs in the face of fear! TODAY, fear will no longer hold you back. Today, fear is getting its eviction notice and you're going to serve him its papers!
Are you an online business owner? If so, are you utilizing Instagram to build your online business? If not, why the heck not?
My clients often ask me why they should use Instagram to build their online business. Instagram is great for a few reasons:
- Use of amazing graphics! - A picture is worth a 1,000 words and by using an amazing graphic you can easily catch the eye of your ideal client effortlessly.
- The algorithm is different than Facebook and therefore allows for more people to see your post. Hallelujah!
- The statistics for demographics are amazing.
- According to Sprout Social:
- 53% of 18-29 year olds use Instagram
- 25% of 30-49 year olds use Instagram
- 29% of online females use Instagram
- 22% of online males use Instagram
- According to Sprout Social:
- It's EASY!
- Use hashtags to find popular posts or particular people to follow.