Hey from Maine....
Today it's 50+ degrees and I can't help but put on the flip flops and shake up a glass of iced coffee. I don't know bout you, but Spring can't come soon enough!
I'm already planning a new greenhouse, hilltop garden, outdoor sanctuary and herbs galore. As long as winter is, it has it's place. It gives us ample time to plan, plan some more and execute our dreams with speed and precision.
Tis why I'm a strong believer in keeping business super simple, less is best and slow down to speed up concepts.
With gardening season on our doorsteps, it's easy to get caught up in too many things to do, not enough time, energy and money to do em' all.
I want to help you change that with these 3 absurdly simple ways to add money to your business without taking up MORE time and energy. I know when it comes to gardening, yard work, starting a little homestead it's easy to get lost in the amount of things that need to be done. You don't need ONE more big, over the top, project to add to your list.
So let's not do that!
Below I've scribbled 3 ways that you can easily add more revenue to your nature based business with minimal effort, energy, time and little to zero dollars!!
Ask yourself these two questions:
1. What is my expertise? You don't have to be the best at it. You just have to be able to teach/demonstrate what you know that other's don't and would like to know!
2. Where can I find folks who want to know what my expertise is? Think everywhere! Local farms, crafts shows, school events, church fairs, farmer's markets, greenhouses, holistic stores, natural food stores, friends, neighbors, family members and keep going....
Next think about how you can best support the folks who would like to know your expertise.
Think about it like, they have a dilemma/problem/challenge and you have the ability to help them solve this.
With your vast knowledge in your own expertise, you can easily offer various ways to help other folks learn what you know.
1. Consulting and coaching - 1:1 services is a wonderful way to give folks individual help and move them forward with whatever is holding them back. Look around and see what other similar businesses are charging and set your prices according to your own expertise and clientele you choose to work with.
Ex. You've got a knack for creating sacred, soulful, sanctuaries in small spaces. Your friends and family are always asking for tips, tricks and tools. You love being the go to gal for creating tranquil designs from seemingly nothing. Take that talent and start letting your friends and family know you are offering consulting sessions to high income, city dwellers who'd like to create a piece of heaven in their hectic crazy lives!
One hour of your valuable time, insightful design mind and creative gardening tricks equals an extra $200-$500 a week. When you support high end clients with your zone of expertise skills, you'll get paid accordingly for your services.
Imagine working with 2 clients a week. Wouldn't that be a big help to your nature based business without taking away from what you really love? More garden time, forest bathing, nature walks, foraging and more!
2. Inner Circles - Small groups of women who desire to learn from your heartfelt aspirations and experience!
Instead of offering one on one coaching/consulting, host an inner circle instead. This is a small group of women all wanting to learn a new thing or desiring help solving one specific problem. Again...Your knowledge is priceless.
Pick one problem or project you can help other women with and offer it up around town. Decide where, when and how long. Set a price. Start sharing with everyone you know! Online and offline!
3. Online group programs - This can be as simple or complicated as you allow it to be.
I'm going to go with simple!
Choose ONE problem or project you would like to help a bunch of women with. Could be 100's if you feel that they would still be able to benefit without the one on one support!
Create an event on Facebook.
Create a price (buy it now) button on PayPal.
Start a Facebook group just for this ONE ultra specific program.
Start inviting your friends and family.
Ask folks to share it with everyone!
Create your content as you go along.
Put all your content into the Facebook group.
Do live q & a's.
Offer tips, tricks and tools.
And don't forget to offer 1:1 coaching/consulting for those who may benefit from individual support!!
There you have it!
Not rocket science.
No muss, no fuss.
Keep-in' it simple!
If you want to know how I can help you grow your nature based business without losing your sanity, please check out my 'Try me' session. It's only $100 for 90 minutes and if we love each other, you can ask what it would look like to work together. No pressure. No sales bs. Selling with integrity is the only way I go!!
Happy Spring dreaming,
I scribble about business & life after 50. I've got no time for BS, bad coffee or crappy relationships! Profanity is a wonderful stress management TOOL. I use it often.