Tip 2. Cash can flow if you budget for it.
Although you may think this is tedious it is essential. I always recommend you do a worst case and a best-case budget. The first one should be the worst case, the absolute necessary income you need to survive. If you put together all your monthly expenses (personal and cost of any goods). Add them up, times by 12 and divide by 365 (the days in a year), this will give you an idea of the targeted income to be achieved each day. The absolute minimum to assure you can pay your bills and achieve your living standards as it is now.
The next one is the best case. In this budget you can express gradual increases each month or quarterly. Then you have exponential growth for the entire year. Still keep it achievable but do make it aspirational.
Tip 3. Connecting and growing your networks.
People always worry about how they’re going to get customers or increase their network but it’s amazing when you go through your contacts on emails, social media, Linkedin and even collected business cards, how many people you actually know or have met. Start compiling this into an excel spreadsheet in preparation for your email marketing system. Simplest way is to start with email (column 1) First name (column 2) and Last name (column 3) then if you want to put the company name etc you can. You will be surprised how many people end up being on this list.
Tip 4. Getting your brand and message out to market.
How are you going to appeal to your potential clients, increase your reach and promote your message? What channels are you going to use, and which are best for your purpose? Take an omni channel approach to see how best to utilise soft and hard collateral. Do you need to set up a website, social medial channels, google business, digital and videos, webinars, print materials, PR and media releases, advertising and go to networking events? Assess what you need to establish, improve and increase. This will give you a good idea of your how your time will be managed.