Elevator Pitch – How to Tell Your Prospects an Exciting Story

Have you imagined creating an elevator pitch or story that brings out the enthusiasm in your prospects and gets them willing to join your team or buy from you?

That’s precisely what you stand to gain when you create a power story. Your power story will make prospects start paying attention to you and this can fetch you more sales and more teammates.

In this post, I’ll teach you how to create an elevator pitch or power story that will get the attention of your prospects and have them immediately interested in what you’re offering.

Your elevator pitch tells a powerful story

Sharing a story is one of the best ways to get people interested in what you do or sell.

As harsh as this may sound, your prospects do not care about:

  • The 7 ‘miracle’ ingredients in your product
  • The award your CEO just won
  • The presence of your company in the Inc 500 list etc

Admittedly, you might be excited about all these things and rightly so, but your prospects? not so much…maybe not at all.

The only thing your prospect does care about is If your business or product will work for them

And the best way to satisfy this curiosity is through a POWER story.

The question now is, have you sat down to create a power story

If you have, great! But if not, it’s okay. We are going to do it together.

If you’re unsure of the importance of crafting a power story, then I’d recommend a book I completely love titled “Get Over Your Damn Self” by Romi Neustadt.

Now I’m going to share with you some of the tips that she shares in the book that can help you create an elevator pitch or story that leaves people yearning for more.

Below are the 4 key elements to creating a powerful elevator pitch

  • Who are you?
  • What’s changed in your life that’s made you start looking for more
  • How you got to know about your company and why you chose to be a part of it
  • What it’s doing for you or what it promises to do for you

These are the 4 powerful ingredients you’ll want to include in your power story

They don’t have to be long…it’s actually best if you keep it concise and sweet.

People are not interested in how successful you are so it’s better to be yourself. As a matter of fact, the more vulnerable and human you appear, the more powerful your elevator pitch will be. This is because the more vulnerable you appear, the more accessible you will look and so it’ll be easier for people to relate to you.

Below are some great resources that will help you even more

How to Follow up with Your Prospects – Download

How To Overcome Challenges in Life – Download

Residual Income – Why You Should Earn It – Download

How to Deal with the ‘Until Syndrome’ – Download

Why People Fail in Network Marketing – Download

Getting your Customers to Market your Brand – Download

How to Get your Prospects Interested in your Product or Business – Download

Network Marketing Tips that will Guarantee your Success – Download

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I really hope you did because I put in a lot of work weekly to ensure that you get great network marketing strategies that will positively impact your business and ultimately, your life.

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Residual Income – Why you Should Earn it

In this post, you’ll learn why earning residual income could be the best financial security you can get for you and your family.

But before we get into the nitty-gritty, I have a very important question for you…

If something bad happens to you and as a result, you can no longer work, would you be financially buoyant enough to take care of yourself and your family?

If your answer is no, then you really need to take a good look at your financial situation and make the necessary changes.

If you’re serious about securing your financial future, then I implore you to get hold of a notebook and a pen and take notes as what you’re going to learn here is very important.

What is Residual Income & Why is it So Important?

Active income is income that is earned as a direct result of your efforts.

It occurs when you work for a certain period of time and get paid a certain amount of money for the time you worked. This can be in the form of salaries, wages and self-employed service providers like doctors and lawyers.

The difference between active and residual income is that in the latter, your income isn’t limited to the hours you put in and different streams of income allow you to be more financially secure.

If you have a job that you enjoy and love, that’s cool but you really need to think about what protection you have in place to save yourself if for whatever reason you can no longer work.

Earning via a Single Stream of Income is Very Risky

Making a living on a single stream of income is as unwise as travelling interstate in your car without a spare tyre. You don’t need anyone to tell you that that’s unnecessarily very risky.

One excuse a lot of people give for not creating more than one stream of income is the risk involved. But the truth is the biggest risk you can take is not to take risks at all.

Take some time to think about it; If for some reason you can longer work and your job is your only source of income, how will you take care of yourself and your family?

That’s a very risky situation to be in and you owe yourself and your family a responsibility to not put them in that kind of position.

Will Residual Income Alone Suffice?

The story of the author Hal Elfrod is useful here. During a difficult time in his life when he was battling aggressive cancer, he couldn’t work or take care of himself. However, he was so grateful because when he was younger, he discovered network marketing and learned how to create multiple streams of income.

If not for the fact that he had more than one stream of income, he would not have been able to take care of himself, let alone his family and the situation would have been a lot worse than it already was.

 

Whatever You’re Thinking – Think Bigger

A lot of people have small minds. People are generally more concerned about today alone and usually, don’t take the time to plan for their future.

If you’re living paycheck to paycheck and you’re mentally and physically capable, imagine if something goes wrong and you’re suddenly unable to work.

Concentrate Your Energy In the Right Areas of Your Life

If you currently have a job you need to keep to make ends meet even though you’d rather be someplace else, then admittedly, your situation is a bit more challenging but trust me when I say it can be done.

Here’s the thing; you don’t need to put in too much into building your business to see positive results. All you need is to put an hour or two daily and over time, you’ll reap the fruits of your labor.

Once you can practice and master this, you’ll be happier and less stressed because you’re doing something you don’t only love but rewards you more.

You Are Fully Responsible for Your Financial Future

The most important thing to learn here is that no one but you is responsible for your financial future – not the economy and definitely not your employer; you are completely responsible for how your financial future will look like.

Below are some great resources that will help you even more

How to Deal with the ‘Until Syndrome’ – Download

Why People Fail in Network Marketing – Download

Getting your Customers to Market your Brand – Download

How to Get your Prospects Interested in your Product or Business – Download

Network Marketing Tips that will Guarantee your Success – Download

Did you get value from this training?

I really hope you did because I put in a lot of work weekly to ensure that you get great network marketing strategies that will positively impact your business and ultimately, your life.

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How to Deal with the ‘Until Syndrome’

In this post, I’ll show you how to handle a sales objection that most, if not all of us face at one point or the other in our business lives and that’s the ‘Until Syndrome.’

The most worrisome problem is that most people have it without knowing.

The question is what are the symptoms and how will you know if you have the ‘Until Syndrome?’

Here’s the most obvious symptom:

You know you have a problem in your life. The solution comes knocking, but instead of opening the door — you peek at the solution and decide that you’re going to wait until you…

  • have the time
  • have the money
  • have more leads
  • have the energy
  • become successful

I’m quite sure the above scenarios sound familiar. It’s either you’ve done it yourself or a prospect has said those things when you’re prospecting them.

Now without further ado let’s sink our teeth in it;

What got you to where you are now won’t get you to where you want to be

When an opportunity to move forward comes knocking, what is the fundamental cause of your decision to either act on it or ignore it?

It’s very likely that the thought process you’ve adopted is what’s responsible for the unwanted situation you find yourself in right now and also what’s preventing you from getting yourself out of that situation.

You shouldn’t wait for your situation to change before you take action.

Take the necessary action now and change your situation. Stop being a victim of the ‘Until Syndrome.’

For things to change you have to change

I’m going to be really blunt with you here and give you some tough love as well 😉

If you think that you can’t make a $500 investment on a life changing opportunity until you get paid, you need to change that way of thinking ASAP!

It may sound cliche but there’s no disputing the fact that time waits for no one.

A day becomes a week, a week becomes a month and a month becomes a year whether or not you like. It won’t wait for you to get paid.

And so each day you’re presented with an opportunity, you have two choices: Take action and give yourself an opportunity to succeed or continue to be a victim of the until syndrome and guarantee yourself failure.

So are you going to wait until ‘one day’ or are you going to take action TODAY?

The choice is yours.

The only time you have to make a change is now

 I’ve worked with a lot of people in my business and if there’s one thing that I believe holds people back it’s confidence.
A lot of people don’t have the confidence to understand that if they can decide to take that bold step they’ll very likely become very successful in their business.

Conclusion

Here’s one question I want to ask you; what’s going to change if you don’t do things differently from the way you’re doing them now? The answer is probably ‘nothing’ right?

Life wait’s for no one guys.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Albert Einstein once said insanity is doing the same over and over again and expecting different results so if you’ve been spinning your wheels yearly, RIGHT NOW is the time to change all that. Not later, not tomorrow, not next week, not until you get your pay cheque. But RIGHT NOW! 

Now is the best time to rid yourself of the ‘Until Syndrome.’ Make sure you make it happen!

Below are some great resources that will help you even more

Getting your Customers to Market your Brand – Download

How to Get your Prospects Interested about your Product or Business – Download

Network Marketing Tips that will Guarantee your Success – Download

 Question of the week:

What’s that big decision that you’ve made in your business that resulted in a very good outcome? Please share it in the comments below. I’d love to be a part of your successes!

Did you get value from this training?

I really hope you did because I put in a lot of work weekly to ensure that you get great network marketing strategies that will positively impact your business and ultimately, your life.

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Why People Fail in Network Marketing

In this post, I’ll show some reasons people fail in network marketing and what you can do to avoid such a fate in your business.

I’m sure you’ve at some point wondered if networking marketing is as viable as people make it seem and whether or not it’ll work for you. Or maybe it’s not you; it could be a friend, family member or prospect that has asked you this question.

Whatever the case, I’m going to offer some insights and take an in-depth look into some of the reasons why people fail in network marketing and the steps you can take to avoid such failures in your business.

This post will show you the most important things to do when you begin taking those baby steps in your business and ensure that you get the best bang for your bucks.

Network marketing is an awesome business that has transformed the lives of many in amazing ways

However, it’s not immune from criticism from those who due to mistakes and/or ignorance on their part have experienced failure and instead of looking at how their actions or inactions led to their failure, have resorted to blaming the industry.

So before we look into today’s training, it is important to note that like most things in life, network marketing is an industry that requires work in order for it to work for you.

Now let’s begin and look at some reasons why people fail in network marketing:

False Expectations

The expectations people have are sometimes falsely represented when people initially begin their network marketing journey.

If in a bid to win over a prospect, you exaggerate the benefits that they stand to gain by joining your business, such people may feel that they have failed if/when they don’t meet up with the expectations that they have been given.

On the flip side, if you tell someone exactly how things work and give them a realistic and honest idea of how much they stand to gain, the chances of them not meeting their expectations will be slim or even non-existent.

Unbelief

If you don’t believe in yourself, if you don’t believe that you can make it big in anything, not just network marketing, then it’s never going to happen. How are you going to get prospects to believe in you or in what you’re selling to them if you don’t believe it yourself first?

This is why it is crucial that you absolutely believe in what you’re doing in order to make sales and build your team.

And it’s not just enough to have belief but your belief and confidence in yourself must be over and above the disbelief of others. You must have an overwhelming amount of confidence in yourself even if the people around you do not.

Lack of Ambition and Dedication

With every great achievement in life comes an even greater level of work expended in order to reap rewards. Ask anyone who has made it big and they’ll tell you that a lot of work will be required in the beginning stages of your business before you taste the fruits of your consistent labor.

You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic

So it’s important that your passion, drive and work ethic match whatever dreams you have for your business.

Lack of Adequate Training

There are a  plethora of network marketing companies out there and while some have very good training programs, unfortunately, some don’t.

If you feel your company isn’t training you well enough, then you need to look for network marketing gurus that you can learn from

And don’t think that because you’ve done well in brick and mortar businesses, you’ve got nothing else to learn to be successful in network marketing. Network marketing is a whole different ball game from most traditional business out there so you definitely need very good training.

Conclusion

Network marketing isn’t rocket science and if you apply the steps above, you’ll definitely find yourself on the path to cracking the network marketing code and get it to really work for you.

Below are some great resources that will help you even more

Getting your Customers to Market your Brand – Download

How to Get your Prospects Interested about your Product or Business – Download

Network Marketing Tips that will Guarantee your Success – Download

Question of the week: What do you think about why people fail in network marketing?

I’d love to read your thoughts in the comment section below!

Did you get value from this training?

I really hope you did because I put in a lot of work weekly to ensure that you get great network marketing strategies that will positively impact your business and ultimately, your life.

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How to Get your Prospects Interested in your Business

In this post, I’m going to share tips on how to get your prospects excited about your business, service or products. I understand that it can be frustrating when you try to share your services or products to people and they’re apathetic to it or they can’t just understand what you’re talking about.

The good news is there are some amazing sales tips that if well implemented can help you get your prospects to listen to what you have to say.

Here’s the thing; your prospects aren’t really concerned about what you’re selling. The only thing they’re thinking is “what’s in it for me?”

The moment you understand this, the more effective your prospecting will be and so I’m going to tell you what to say so that your prospects will:

  • Listen to You
  • Get Excited
  • Become Inquisitive

In a nutshell, people couldn’t care less about what you’re offering, on the contrary, they’re only concerned about how it adds VALUE to their lives without which they will not patronize you.

If you’re really interested in getting prospects excited about your business or service, then you definitely have to speak to the need, wants and desires that they have.

Sales Tip

Stop talking features and start talking benefits. Don’t know what the benefits of your business or products are? I’ll show you. Here’s an example.

Example 1

If for example, you’re in health and wellness with a basic 3 Step System that can help with weight loss, telling your prospect how amazing your product is because it’s a simple 3 step system is going to make them yawn and get them disinterested. You know why? It’s a feature; it won’t interest your prospect because it doesn’t tell them how it will benefit them.

So think more about the benefits of your products and who it’s meant for.

Benefit: An easy weight loss strategy for busy people who don’t have the luxury of trying out complex weight loss plans or diets

This will obviously help a busy and ultra-mobile person so you could say something like;

“Our simple but very effective 3 step system can help you lose weight and release you from the grim task of counting calories or making and sticking to complicated recipes that take aeons to make.”

Assuming that’s your prospect you’ll most likely get them to listen.

Sales Tip – You Don’t Want To Come Across as Salesy

This is a no-no because you’re going to feel bad about yourself whether or not you make any sales. But when you’re genuinely interested in what people really want and make yourself the go-to guy when they need a solution, you won’t only get more loyal and happy customers, you’ll also feel good about yourself and about what you do.

People need to see a clear picture of how your products can add value to their lives and it is your duty to paint that picture

Want to download this episode?

Click on the button below, download this free resource and begin getting prospects excited about your business.

Download – Tips on Getting your Prospects Interested in your Business.pdf

Networking Tips: Getting your Customers to Market your Brand

Marketing is one aspect of business that every brand must give maximum attention. If the consumers do not hear about the business, the business has FAILED; regardless of how awesome the product is.

In today’s world, there are lots of ways to go about marketing, there’s TV ads, radio ads, physical advertising, you may even choose to advertise on platforms like Facebook and Google. The most effective way to tell people who you are, however, is consumer marketing (this is when your consumers become brand advocates).

Consumer marketing is the most effective form of marketing and here are a few reasons why:

  • There is transparency (the consumer doesn’t get any profit from the sale of the product), so there is bound to be less resistance.
  • Consumer marketing is super cheap because you do not pay your consumers to market the brand. They do it out of loyalty (and loyalty is free).
  • Your customers get a sense of belonging; like they’re a part of your community. This is worth a lot.
  • Your customers won’t be talking to random strangers, they’ll be talking to people within their circle (friends’ and family) and people are more inclined to listen to their friends than strangers (marketers).

In creating your brand, you shouldn’t be complacent with just getting sales, you must strive to retain your customers and earn their loyalty till they start telling their friends about you. It takes a bit of conscious effort, but it’s possible if you take the right approach.

Here’s a guideline on how you can make your consumers your greatest marketing agents:

Create a System

Have you ever seen a toddler running? Well, the answer is no! This is because there is a stage for everything and brand promotion is no exception to this rule. You don’t expect your newly converted customers to start telling their friends and family how awesome you are just yet.

There’s a sequence which you must follow which is:

  • Convert your leads
  • Retain your customers by giving them an outstanding experience (this would make them excited)
  • Earn their loyalty and create a community around the brand/business.
  • Subtly channel their loyalty to brand advocacy.

Your brand must be able to follow this sequence if you’re going to earn the loyalty required to turn them into your brand’s ambassadors. You don’t want to be ‘too straightforward’ in doing this, you want to make it appear as natural as possible.

Create a community

It’s easier to sell a community than a business. You should create a community around your brand to deepen your brand ambassadors’ loyalties.  People will be less inclined to sell your business; you’ll have to give them a means of personal investment in the brand if they’re going to become brand ambassadors.

Every act of consumer participation increases the overall visibility of the business. You may create a forum around your business or social media channels to foster active participation among your customers.

Take advantage of Customer Feedback

The 21st-century prospect is highly informed. No one believes marketers anymore, they’ll rather hear of the brand’s/product’s authenticity from past customers. Consumer feedback is another way to get your customers to market to help in your marketing efforts.

Following these tips, you will be able to create a system that fosters consumer brand advocacy. As said earlier, you mustn’t be too forward with this process so as not to spook your customers or make them feel pressured.

Social Media Marketing: Building a Strong Connection with Subscribers

It is no longer news that social media marketing is the most effective form of digital marketing right now. We see brands take advantage of this ‘Goldmine’ every day, some more than others.

Consumers are overwhelmed with an enormous amount of information every day and this initiates a filtration process where consumers attempt to make things less complicated by sticking to a few trusted or ‘preferred’ brands for content (just as we have few friends in real life).

In establishing your brand on social media, you’ll need to create a strong connection with your subscribers. The aim is to be the ‘go-to guy’ they call when they need ‘assistance’; it’s called branding.

Follow these guidelines to make your brand an authority in your niche by connecting with subscribers on a deep level.

Make them a part of the process

The primary objective of social media marketing is to keep your subscribers actively engaged. What better way to achieve this than making them a part of the content generation process. This way, you reduce your workload by ‘outsourcing’ some part of your content generation and more importantly, you give your fans a sense of purpose and partnership.

Also, by making customers a part of the process, you’ll be forced to listen to them. This will let you know how they think and what their needs are.

Come off as Professional   

As much as you want to connect with subscribers, you must remember that you are a brand first so you must first earn their trust by posting genuine and unique content (Something they can’t get elsewhere). When people perceive your brand as the ‘real deal’ your social value increases in their eyes and they want to associate with you.

Being professional begins with: your profile description, the quality of your images, and the quality of content you post. Everyone wants to identify with something mind-blowing, so, you must make your brand mind-blowing if you want to connect with people.

Be genuine in your interests

The need to connect with your fans must be genuine or else they’ll spot you from a mile away and any chance of earning their trust is lost.

You want to put a face on that brand because no one likes to deal with a robot, they’re boring. So ensure that you can relate with your subscribers on a personal level. Use terms they are familiar with and don’t just tell them about your products, show them! That’s why videos are so awesome ass people can see what you’re talking about.

Reward your customers

Nothing wins a friend faster than a gift. It’s basic psychology. A simple gift will go a long way in keeping your customers loyal. It doesn’t even have to be monetary, sometimes acknowledgement is all you need to make someone feel special, appreciated and committed to your brand.

Conclusion

It’s not rocket science to connect with customers. In social media marketing, being social will take you a long way with your subscribers. The sooner you realize that the people interacting with your brand have human needs like a sense of connection and purpose, the more effective your social media marketing will be.

Network Marketing Tips That Will Guarantee your Success

You probably have a fairly good idea of what network marketing (A.K.A  multilevel marketing or direct sales) is about. – A frenetic salesperson persuading you into believing how you can become rich by getting yourself, your friends and their friends to trade a product with him.

The above scenario couldn’t be further from what network marketing is in reality. It’s neither a get-rich scheme nor a hobby. On the contrary, it’s a chance for financial advancement by running your own part-time or full-time business.

But the big question is, what does it really take to make it in this industry? In answering that question, I’m going to offer some tips for succeeding at it.

  1. Choose wisely

There are some important features you should look out for in a new opportunity. The first is stability. Questions like the age of the company, the quality of the products or services on offer should also be asked. In addition to the age of the company, you should also have a fairly good idea of the integrity of the company. As well as you can, find out the experience of the CEO in the networking marketing industry.

Thirdly, take a good look at the pay plan. How fair and even is the overall distribution of profits? This is very important as it will determine how you will get paid.

Number four is the timing and momentum. Consider where the company is at the time you intend joining and make sure it’s growing. And lastly, you should take a look at the training, support and business systems.

  1. Practice what you’re taught

To be successful, you have to be willing to listen to and learn from the experts. The network marketing industry is structured in a way that the successes of the veterans in your company is determined to an extent by how well they can help you succeed. So they’re always more than ready to teach you how the system works. The actions your mentor took to succeed can be replicated but you have to be open to learning what you’re taught.

  1. Get yourself online

The importance of the internet in your network marketing efforts cannot be overemphasized. This is why it should absolutely be your main marketing tool. The fact that you’re reading these tips online should be another reason why you should get your business online. You must have a website and set it up with autoresponders so that when you get leads, you can easily follow up on that person with the help of the autoresponder. One of the most crucial ingredients to hitting it big in this industry is follow up and thanks to automation on the internet, following up doesn’t have to be as inconsistent and cumbersome as it once was.

  1. Don’t quit your main job…yet

Don’t ever quite you main job unless you’re absolutely sure that the income you’re getting is comfortably steady. ensure you’ve been with the company for a considerable period.

Lastly, make sure the money you’re making is above the income you’re earning from your job before you quit.

10 Side Hustles for Senior Citizens

Today, we’re going to talk about the top 10 side hustles for senior citizens.

I always said that I will never retire.

Now, that doesn’t mean I will keep doing the work I have always done, but I will keep my entrepreneur mindset and continue making “side-cash” to help offset the rising costs of life. And to be able to live a fruitful and wonderful life.

Just sitting around watching the dandelions grow is not my idea of a fun, retired life. I would be willing to wager that 80%+ of other seniors would agree.

To help you keep pace with the “young-uns,” I am providing you with 10 side hustles for senior citizens.

Side Hustle #1: Freelance Writing

Since I am a copywriter, I had to put this at the top of the list. Believe me, if you have any writing skills, you are needed desperately. Just to give you an idea, I work full time writing and I make a great income.

There are a variety of websites you can use as a medium to get started. You may want to create an account at:

Just do a search for online writing jobs.  You could even start your own website that promotes your writing services.  Another great thing to do is reach out to people you know who are editors or writers and see if that have any side gigs you could help them with.

Side Hustle #2: Blogging

As a senior citizen, you have many experiences that you can share with the world. One of the ways you can do that is by purchasing a domain and hosting. You then start a blog in any niche area that you have experience with.

But how do you make money? You put affiliate ads on the blog and if you get real creative, you could sell your own digital products.

You could write about your family, life experience, work experience, favorite past times, hobbies, or anything else that interests you.

Side Hustle #3: Do Tasks

There is a website where people have discovered they can make a great second income doing tasks. You can earn money by running tasks like getting a gallon of milk for a person who lives nearby, or there are tasks that involve online research or data entry.  The name of the website is TaskRabbit. You can check it out here.

You could also ask your friends and neighbors if they need help with anything.  Another option is to be a virtual assistant online.

Side Hustle #4: Tutoring

There are students from 1st to 16th grade who need assistance understanding certain subjects. You may wonder why I said 16th grade… I am counting 4 years of college.

You can simply run an ad in your local newspaper, and I would wager your phone will begin ringing from parents and students looking for a dependable tutor.

Side Hustle #5: Be A Referee Or An Umpire

Nearly every community has some kind of sports leagues running. Be it school sports, softball leagues or even beach volleyball leagues, these all need officials to ensure that the game is played fair.

You can get paid cash with each game you officiate. It may require taking a class or 2, but there are people making a great second income by officiating sporting events.

Side Hustle #6: Open An eBay Store

If you have a knack for “wheeling and dealing,” you may find that opening and managing an eBay store is the perfect side hustle.

You can purchase items from auctions, garage sales or even great sale items from retail outlets. Mark them up and list them on your online eBay store.  You can even buy items on eBay and resell them on eBay for a nice profit.

Side Hustle #7: Publish eBooks

In this era of digital reading…

  • Kindle
  • Nook
  • Etc…

anyone can be an author and earn royalties by just writing and publishing eBooks. Tell the world about your life, your experiences or train them in something you have ample knowledge about.

Side Hustle #8: Pets

If you have a love for dogs, cats and other forms of pets, there is a huge call for people to contract walking or grooming services. Go walk Rover or groom Frisky and earn good cash doing so.  You could also do pet sitting, which can be fun and profitable.

Side Hustle #9: Music Lessons

Do you play an instrument?

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Cello
  • Etc…

Maybe you are a great singer? There are people ready to pay you to teach them how to play an instrument or sing. Just run an ad and standby as the phone begins ringing.

Side Hustle #10: Sell Photo Images

Do you love taking photographs? You do know that many people are searching daily for images to use on their websites and in other places. They are willing to pay to use these images.

There are many websites where you can download your images, put a price on them and people will pay to use or purchase your image. You will just pay a small percentage to the site.

Some of the sites you may consider are:

Conclusion

Maybe that pension is a little lower than your bills. And we all know that Social Security is difficult to survive on.

It makes good sense to pick up a side hustle. While there are many other side hustles for senior citizens, I found these to be the top 10 ideas.

What do you think? Do you have any questions? What type of side gig do you have? You can post any and all comments below. Thank you for stopping by and be sure to share this with all your senior friends and family.

About the Author: Greg Boudonck is a full time freelance writer as well as a published author. While Greg does not consider himself a senior citizen, he is coming close but would not disclose his actual age. He has a tendency to tell fibs – No Greg, you cannot be 24. It is not possible. If you would like to see the books Greg has authored, just visit his Amazon profile page here.

Make Money Shoveling Snow: A Great Side Hustle

Today, I’m going to educate you about how to make money shoveling snow. Winter is almost here.  Depending on where you live, this presents a great way to make money!

That’s right, whenever it snows there is a huge opportunity to earn extra cash.  If you’re willing to hustle, you can shovel people’s driveways, porches, and walkways for extra cash.  Although it’s a labor-intensive job, it can be very profitable.  While this opportunity is great for kids, it can also be an awesome side hustle for young adults.

As a kid, I used to do this every winter.  I grew up in small town Maine.  We got a ton of snow each winter.  Whenever it snowed, I would reach out to neighbors to see if they needed me to shovel their walkway, porch or driveway.  Although not everyone was interested in my services, some people took me up on my offer.

I could make $50 to $100 in half a day’s work. That was a lot of money as a kid.  Keep in mind this was in the 1980s and early 1990s.  I’m sure that if you were organized and hustled, you could make even more money than that today.  Here are a few tips to help you do this.

9 Tips to Make Money Shoveling Snow

# 1 Contact People Ahead of Time – In the early fall, contact everyone you know to see if they will let you shovel their snow for them throughout the winter.  Try to lock in as many customers as you can, ahead of time.  That way, when the snow hits the ground, you are off to the races!

# 2 Build Up Your Customer List – Whenever you shovel snow for someone, add them to your customer list.  Be sure to send them a hand written thank you note for hiring you.  In addition, stay in touch with these people throughout the year, so they don’t forget about you or hire a competitor.

# 3 Go the Extra Mile – When you are shoveling snow at a client’s home or business, be sure you go the extra mile.  Do an exceptional job.  Treat it as if it was your own house. Do things you aren’t paid to do, the little added touch.  This will go a long way in keeping your customers happy.

# 4 Use Tools to Help You – As a kid, invest in a good shovel, maybe even some equipment such as a used snow blower. This will let you work smart and help you get more done in less time.  As an adult, you might want to even buy a snow plow for your truck.

# 5 Team up with Someone Else – If you know someone who plows people’s driveways, reach out to them and see if they will hire you to do all the little work, such as clearing walkways and porches. This lets you tap into their customer base.  This is one of my best tips.

# 6 Ask for Referrals – Whenever you deal with a client, and they are happy with your services, be sure you ask them for referrals.  Ask them for two people and two businesses in the local area they know who might want to hire someone to help them with snow removal.

# 7 Get Your Name Out There – Be willing to advertise and have some marketing materials to help you promote your new side hustle. This includes flyers, business cards, brochures, a website, a Facebook page, etc.  Realize your real business is FINDING and KEEPING customers, not just shoveling snow.

# 8 Visit Local Businesses – Another great tip to find more work is to visit local businesses in your area.  Focus on the “mom and pop” type businesses with walkways and porches.  This would be a great little niche to focus on, plus you can probably earn more money per job by working with local businesses, than just with residential properties.

# 9 Be Reliable – It’s important that you show up on time.  Your customer needs to be able to count on you and know you will do a good job.  If you aren’t reliable, they will hire someone else.

I hope you enjoyed these 9 tips on how to make money shoveling snow.

10 Reasons Why Shoveling Snow is a Good Side Hustle

  1. It’s seasonal
  2. You can earn cash money
  3. It’s good exercise
  4. You can earn good money per hour
  5. There is a high demand for it since most people don’t want to do it
  6. Very little overhead to get started
  7. Very little ongoing costs
  8. Great part-time gig
  9. Work as much or as little as you want
  10. Works great with a land scaping or lawn service business

Final Thoughts

There you have it folks.  These are some of my best tips on how to make money shoveling snow.  I think this is a great side hustle for any kid, teenager or young adult.  Like anything else in life, you need a game plan and you need to work hard. You get out what you put in.

If you’ve ever tried this side hustle before, I would love to hear from you.  Did you make money shoveling snow?  What strategies and tips can you recommend?  Leave a comment below to share your thoughts.  I look forward to hearing from you.

About the Author

Charles Holmes is an author, business coach, blogger and entrepreneur.  As a kid, he shoveled snow each winter to earn some extra cash.  He now lives in sunny Florida with his beautiful wife, Rachel. You can learn more about him here.