The FIRST Thing You Must Do If You Want to Start a Digital Business

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Did you know the U.S. government has shut down 17 times since 1976 and the longest shutdown in U.S. history started December 22, 2018.

For over 35 days 800,000 government workers had no idea when their next paycheck would arrive.

But see, even in the midst of uncertain times, people like the “Furlough Cheesecake Sisters” made a way out of “no way” as my mama would say.

They didn’t necessarily need a business coach or a bunch of gurus whispering business blueprints in their ears to get started.

They needed a reason to believe in themselves.

So what’s that got to do with starting a digital business?

Well, I’ve witnessed so many people with incredible ideas and skills who fail at business because they spent most of their time “getting ready to get ready” instead of actually working toward the goal.

They focus on magical strategies that claim to position them to hit 7 figures in 7 minutes. And they focus on trying to get their auntie and cousins to invest in their business – forgetting far too often about the most important and fundamental component of starting a successful digital business:

Having a sellable genius that feeds the needs and cravings of a starving audience.

Now, you may not know that you have wisdom people are willing to pay for. And that’s fine, but here’s what I’ve been sent to tell you:

YOU are full of wisdom people want. AND people will be motivated to pay for when you package it up into a digital product and properly market it.

YOU have experiences, skills, talents and brilliance brewing in your brain that people are waiting for you to bless them with.

By now, I’m sure you’re dying to hear the FIRST thing you must do if you want to start a digital business.

Is it file your LLC paperwork? That’s important, but not what we’re talking about today.

Is it hire someone to build your website? That’s important too, but not what we’re talking about today.

Is it run ads on social media? Also important, but you can’t do that before you do this FIRST …

The FIRST thing you must do if you want to start a digital business is:

Identify your sellable genius.

Now, you likely have no problem identifying what you DO well. Whether you’re a photographer, writer, author, teacher, fitness trainer, makeup artist, customer service rep or a nurse … you likely have a skill you use on a daily basis.

The problem comes in when it’s time to transform what’s in your head into a marketable genius ‘product’ AND, of course, you MUST trust in your ability to get paid to share what you know with others.

But that anxiety you have about getting paid for what you know ends today.

So grab a pen and write down answers to the following 5 questions:

  1. What tasks do I perform on a daily basis at work?

  2. What skills have I gained as a result of formal training or education?

  3. What struggles have I overcome against all odds?

  4. What struggles have I helped others overcome against all odds?

  5. What questions do my family and friends ask me all the time?

All done? Ok, I want you to look closely at your answers … hiding deep inside is your sellable genius.

So what do you do with what you've discovered? 

That's where the February business challenge, Positioned To Profit comes in. You have the idea and I will show you how to take it and turn it into a business by giving you 26, yes count them 26 keys to go from idea to income. 

Everything you want to know is waiting for you on the other side of this click:

The Secure The Bag Bundle.

This training includes 25 trainings for just $25 that will help anyone that wants to begin an online business.

This Week With The Six Figure Chick

Hey, hey, hey and happy Thursday!!

This is a bit of a wrap up post to answer some questions and send requested links so let's dive in!

#1- How I've Used Instagram To Earn Over $87,000 This Month, Live Replay.

Did you miss this morning's live? I covered three 3 points that I've used in my Instagram strategy this month to be in track to hit my $1,000,000 goal for the year.

Key Points were:

1. How often should you post on your page and what's good content?

2. Stop hashtagging your posts to death,

3. How to build real engagement.

Head over to IG to catch the replay by clicking my profile photo.

https://www.instagram.com/_thesixfigurechick_/

#2- Canva Like A Boss

You can purchase the Canva Like A Boss replay here: https://sixfigchick.samcart.com/products/canva-lik...

As a reminder this class covers:

A full Canva Walkthrough of: The Dashboard, Creating A Design, Your Designs, Design School, Templates, Elements, and Your Brand.

What do you need before you start designing for your brand?

How to get design inspirations from the top people in your field.

How to Create The Following: A Text Logo | IG Posts| IG Stories and Templates | eBooks |Worksheets

#3- Do you want to order a BAE Planner? I'm down to my last batch of the 2018 versions and I'm giving them away, you just have to cover the shipping.

Here's the link to order yours. (There are only 250 left and when they're gone, they're gone :), the spring version will be released next month.) https://sixfigchick.samcart.com/products/bae/

#4- Requested Class: Instagram: Insights and Content.

During this morning's Live, a lot of questions were asked about what type of content is good content for your page, and how exactly should you read to Instagram: Insights to be able to grow your business.

I am hosting an IG Basics class next Monday to walk you through the Insights, explain what matters for your business, and the top 5 types of content you can create for your business to drive traffic and increase your sales.

I feel this a necessary class for my audience so I am making this one of the No Excuses classes. The sign up is only $10.

Here's the link for that: https://sixfigchick.samcart.com/products/instagram...

And #5- Last but not least!

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The February Challenge, Positioned To Profit is now open.

The link: https://sixfigchick.samcart.com/products/positione...

Here are a few questions that have been asked:

-What is the challenge?

From February 1st until February 28th you will receive a new recorded video with the task of the day. This will range from information on how to build your audience, what are digital products, how to use Canva, tips to build Instagram, how to use promotions/ads and so much more.

We will cover one letter each day and all of the topics are listed on the sales page.

-How will we receive the content?

On January 31st, everyone will be enrolled in the Kajabi course and you will be able to log in each day to view a new video. You will keep access to the content for as long as the course is offered or up to a year whichever is longer.

-Is this one on one?

No, we will have a private Facebook group where you are able to interact and ask questions, but the the course will be mostly at your own pace.

-How long will the $27 price last?

Until Friday at midnight, after then the pricing will be $47-$97.

-Is this the same content as Secure The Bag?

Nope, it's all new for 2019 so it will be 26 NEW videos.

Alright, guys let me know if you have any questions!

-Cici



Secure The Bag- Final Sale

Hey guys!!!

So my community has grown by over 7600 new people this month and I am excited to welcome our new members! 

It's also about 2/3rds of the way through January so I'm spending some time today reviewing my marketing strategy for the month and determining what has been working, what isn't working, and how I want to switch things up for the remainder of the month to hit my $100K goal.

It's kind of crazy when I think about it and look back at the growth over the last 3 years. January normally sets the tone for my year, and each year I've added about $20,000 more in monthly income in January.

The best part is I still offer the same type of products and services, but each year I've actually gotten a little more niched down and focused on offering the right type of products and the right type of services to the RIGHT types of businesses so I offer less than I did when I started.

But more on that later....

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Anyways, many of you have asked how to get started so I decided to bring back the 25 trainings for  $25 and do a farewell sale for MLK Day. 

This bundle is the perfect first step if you're struggling to get started with your online business or just want some insight on the strategies I use in my own business. It's on demand, so you can login right after you sign up and start learning today, and have access for a year. 

This offer is good until the clock on the page strikes 0 and after that this bundle will not be offered again, it's time to move on to new things. 

Here's the link which lists all 25 items you will get inside of the training:

https://sixfigchick.samcart.com/products/secure-th...

Also if you already signed up but for some reason haven't logged in yet, don't forget to watch the How To Access video here:

http://thesixfigurechick.co/watch-this

I'm also ending the $20.19 price for the Instagram class, after tonight it goes into the Online Business Academy for $49.

You can get your replay here: https://sixfigchick.samcart.com/products/the-insta...

Let me know if you have any questions.

-Cici 


Networking on the Gram 101

Instagram is one of the best social media platforms for networking when done properly.

For networking to work properly both parties should mutually benefit.

Below are my tips for reaching out to others to collaborate and do the popular shout out for shoutout (sfs).

1) Do your homework.

Make sure any page that you want to collaborate with is in the same market.

For example, if your page is based on selling weight loss products, you may not want to reach out to a popular shoe page. Their followers would not benefit from your information if they have targeted their audience properly.

Think of pages that would complement your current market so it's mutually beneficial.

2) Don't cold contact.

Engage with the page before you attempt to do any networking.

One of my personal pet peeves is for someone to ask for a sfs out of the blue.

If I've never seen you on my page whether it be with likes or comments, I'm not interested. Many pages have loyalty shoutouts for people who are often active, or with simple engagement, they may find your content interesting enough to share without you needing to ask to be shared.

3) Check contact methods.

DM, KIK and Email are popular forms of contact for IG, but some pages don't like to receive DM messages or perhaps track all of their information through email contact.

The preferred contact method will often be listed in their bio, take the time to check it out.

Oftentimes, when you reach out and no response is received you may not have used the proper contact method.

4) Make sure your page is ready for the prospective followers/clients.

If you only post every 2-3 days, you don't have a very active page.

From a collab standpoint, if your page won't equally contribute to the process, you should wait until your page is up to it.

It's not always about how many followers you have to be beneficial.

Many new pages that are actively putting the effort into their brand and following have more active followers than say a larger page that doesn't interact well.

Hope these were helpful, happy branding, let me know if you have any questions!!! Check out The Ultimate Guide to Instagram 2.0 for more strategies on how to grow your Instagram page.

Cici

My First $14,000 In Sales in 2018.

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Hey!!

Can you believe it’s already the end of the first week of 2018? I have a good feeling that things are going to move quickly this year and I’ve ready for it.

What have you done this week?

Did you take some time to reflect on last year, maybe you got some rest, or did you hit the ground running for the new year?

I was the last and this morning I’m grinning pretty happy about the plans I made for this year.

Now, I debated about the title for this email because I didn’t want to sound like I was bragging but at the same time I wanted to share I hit my first goal of the year.

This is going to be my million dollar year and that means going hard with a plan to get there. I don’t want to make it alone so sharing the strategies and successes are part of the process.

I was also reminded of my keys to making over $700,000 last year which was to have money talks. Too many of us are afraid to talk about the money which is why many of us develop fears and limitations around what we can have and achieve. I will not be bound or weighed down by that this year and I hope you’re joining me. (if you don’t have the 30 Keys I Learned To Make Over 700K In 2017, Click here to order the eBook.)

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Alright so on to the Strategy.

Step #1- Ask yourself 3 questions.

What do they need?

What do I offer?

What’s the desired outcome?

At the beginning of the year, many people are in resolution mode.

They want to start businesses, start eating healthier, start saving money, take better care of their skin, dress better, grow their hair out, etc.

Where does this renewal fit into your business?

I teach entrepreneurs how to create connections with their communities, build, information/digital products, and increase their income through marketing strategies.

My clients or potential clients need help with all of these areas.

I offer eBooks, webinars, Masterclasses, Membership, and more to fit those needs.

The desired results are for them to understand and be able to execute social media strategies, understand and gain the knowledge to create sales funnels, they want to see increased engagement and increased sales from their social media.

Step #2- Determine which products will help your clients get the desired results.

For me, the top 5 products that have sold this year are:

1. The Business: Unlocked Bundle has sold 164 courses at $47 and made $7708.00

2. The Ultimate Guide to Instagram 2.0 has sold 17 eBooks and made $459.00

3. The Ultimate Business Plan for Creatives has sold 18 eBooks and made $360.00

4. $700K in 2017 eBook has sold 118 eBooks and made $2,124.00

5. Social Media Success in 2018 (Live Masterclass.) has sold 96 seats and made $1937.28.

I’ve had a few other products that have a few sales, but just these five have brought in $12,588.28.

Not bad for the first 4 days of the year.

Which brings us to step #3- PROMOTE YOUR SOLUTIONS, THEN OFFER YOUR PRODUCT.

Focusing on the products may leave a potential customer unclear on what they will achieve.  

By focusing on the solution once your client connects to what they want to achieve, the product becomes their key to getting what they want, and the sale becomes so much easier.

Offer the solutions every day and watch your audience flock to your products!

Alrighty guys, since the 5 products were doing so well, I put them into a bundle so you can get all 5 listed above and save nearly $50 with the Begin Your Biz Bundle.

Here's that link: https://sixfigchick.samcart.com/products/begin-you...

or if you just want one or two, here's the links page: http://thesixfigurechick.co/earn-with-cici

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below and share with a friend that can use the information.

Cici