Whether you’re saving for a family vacation or you want to buy your first house or you just want to increase your savings, you’re not alone.  It’s more important than ever to have a financial plan in place. For some that may include turning their hobbies into cash. This can be easily done with the right resources and can be a lot of fun; no matter if you're wanting just a little extra cash or if you want to turn it into a full-time business.

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More and more people are becoming entrepreneurs, especially in Utah. Utah is listed in the number one spot on CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has Utah listed #1 for innovation and entrepreneurship and #2 in high-tech performance in 2017.

 

With the economy like it is many people are spending less and becoming penny pinchers due to lack of income. We are finding that we aren’t able to have as much fun as we wanted five years ago.

There are a lot of very talented women who could turn their skills and/or hobbies into cash or into a real business. It’s not as hard as you think and there are loads of amazing free resources to help when you're ready.

 

I quit my day job in 2011 when I found the need to be home with my children due to their health.  Now 7 years later I have been providing services for and mentoring and training hundreds of women all around the world on how to start, build and grow their own businesses from home. Many have started virtual assistant businesses, health. life, or fitness coaching businesses, and other businesses as well including small online shops.

 

The Internet is full of amazing people who are ready and willing to help. However,  there are some that just can’t be trusted. More than half of my clients over the last 7 years have told me horror stories of being ripped off my online providers. I myself have been taken advantage of a few times when I didn't do my research. That’s why I want to help be a resource for women who want to find the right people to work with so I started YES! Women’s Network.

Aren't sure where to start? Join YES! Women's Network today for help getting started by meeting women who are already doing what you want to do.

There are a lot of ways you can turn hobbies and skills into cash; and it’s lots easier with trusted resources, free or low-cost training, and inspired connections.  The good news is... you're in the right place!

Here are some ideas to get you thinking about how you could earn some extra cash:

#1 - Crafts

So many women are blessed with the gift of craftiness. Homemade creations are highly sought after personalized gifts. If you are crafty you could turn this into a surefire way to make money selling your goods. Homemade and vintage items are where many shoppers are turning for original creations. Especially if you are already selling your creations at local festivals and farmers' markets. How many times I find items that I want to be able to buy more of and when I ask the owner if they are online and they say no. This surprises me! If you are crafty be sure to consider not only offline sales but online sales as well. Before you know it, your homemade creations, whatever they may be, could be the latest Internet craze.

#2 - Shopping

Do you like shopping? I’m not a fan of shopping and I avoid it at all costs, but my daughters love to shop. Becoming a personal shopper could save you money and make you money at the same time. There are so many busy men and women who would prefer to hire out their shopping. If you’re a great shopper you could help your clients with everything from making travel arrangements, finding hotels, buying personalized gifts, or even doing personal shopping like for groceries and household items. Personal shoppers could help their clients find clothing, pick up medicines from the pharmacy, or even just running errands. Personal shoppers could charge anywhere from $15 - $20 an hour or 10 to 15% of the total purchase according to paysale.com.  Just be sure you don’t shop for yourself while you’re shopping for your client or it would defeat the purpose.

#3 - Baking

Baking is a talent that so many busy men and women are envious of. Who doesn’t love a homemade fresh cookie or loaf of bread? Many entrepreneur friends of mine have said that having a personal chef is at the top of their bucket list. If you have this skill you may want to take advantage of it and share your talents with others while making some cash. I see on Facebook several times a week one of my friends selling her cinnamon rolls. She posts that she is going to make x number of pans, how much she wants for them, when they will be ready, and they sell out every week! The majority of people who don’t have time to bake are willing to pay for it, especially if they can pay online and pick it up on their way home. This could turn into catering small events like baby showers, weddings, family reunions, small office parties, or other gatherings. As long as you're selling baked goods that don't spoil (like cream pies, etc.) you don't need a license to sell at most farmers' markets, although some do require you meet their standards and guidelines to be accepted [source: mt.gov]. If you stick to one or two items and do them well -- bread and muffins, for example -- invest in a creative logo and packaging, and set up a plate of samples, your products should sell themselves.

#4 Pet Walking & Care

Do you love pets and just can’t get enough? Why not try doing dog walking and pet care? Instead of spending money to get your own why not have the freedom to care for other people’s pets? Most dog walkers charge between $10 and $18 per walk depending o the location and the number of dogs. Overnight dog sitting can be billed for even more according to Christine Rochelle in her article for aol.com.  It’s best to start your business with people who know and trust you. It’s a big responsibility to take care of someone’s pets. Once you have established a small list of clients you could ask them to recommend you to their friends and coworkers.

#5 Organizing and/or Cleaning

“I would pay someone to just come in here clean up and get me organized!” I’ve heard this many times from entrepreneurs who work 10-15-20 hours a day. Many of us spend our days sitting in front of a computer and simply don’t have time to clean out the garage, deep clean our kitchen, or take care of our yards. If this is something you enjoy doing, I can practically guarantee you that you can do this and make some pretty good money. I actually know several organizers personally who are doing pretty well. They are hired to take care of hopelessly unorganized people for a fee. The organizers I know will to and either helps their clients or actually do the work for them. Everything from cleaning out a disorganized closet to shopping and stocking their homes with things like linens, toiletries, and everyday items. Especially around the holidays when they also help with the putting up and taking down of decorations.

#6 Administrative, Writing, Editing, and others

This is how I first got started as a real estate virtual assistant! When I first needed to work from home I wanted to take the skills I had from the Corporate world to start my business. I loved working with real estate agents helping with their paperwork and I knew I could do it from anywhere as long as I had a phone and the internet. From there I grew my skills into being a speaker, digital marketer, coach, mentor, and creating this network. Now, my daughter does editing for many of my clients and I help with building online businesses. If you think about it, anything an administrative assistant does now can be done from anywhere except putting a piece of paper in a folder. An most offices are digital and filing in person isn’t needed. So, if you like writing there are businesses looking for you to help with their blogging. There are businesses looking for help with editing, marketing, data entry, editing websites, research, help with social media, graphic design, and many other administrative skills. There is a virtual assistant academy on YES! Women’s Network that will teach you what you need to know and other resources to get you started as well.

Other hobbies that could turn into cash:

  • Photography
  • Website Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Drawing
  • Music
  • Couponing
  • Blogging
  • Affiliate Marketing (selling other peoples products)
  • Mowing Lawns and Shoveling Driveways
  • Selling from our Garden
  • Canning
  • Garage Sale Flips
  • Tutoring
  • Teaching Classes
  • Decorating Homes
  • Running Errands for the Elderly
  • YouTube - Teach Lessons

Here are a few hobbies turned cash of clients and friends of mine. They are all having a lot of fun. Some are making more money and have turned into a real business than others, but all are making money from home which is super cool!

Lanmom Originals
Ridgetop Virtual Solutions
Pam Bennett
GigiGoes
Tiia Lin
Primary Wellness
The Happy Gal
Everflect
Paula's Kitchen
Somer Lang
Scrap n' Things
Love to Bake You Happy
Love You Dear Photography
New Mexico Farm House Designs
Build It Mom
Just One Elle
Romance Enhanced Consulting
1 Sister 2 Sister
Crafty Thrivin LLC
Beyond the Shaker
Hand Picked Daisy

Decide what you like to do and what you want to do then join YES! Women’s Network and let’s find a way you can turn that into cash!  Be sure to join our community and share your ideas with us so we can all pitch in and help you get started today.

There are some simple and free ways you can immediately begin doing now to be able to increase your income right away. Once you have money coming in you can then begin working on new ways to bring in even more while already earning.  Here's a replay of our mastermind training.

*This training is specifically for health/life/fitness coaches, however any business offering a service could use these techniques and find huge success.  Other businesses, what do the training of the how, would benefit from many of these steps but they may want to make small adjustments to these suggestions.

 

Thank you to our sponsor Lock n' Load Marketing! "If it tires you out, hire it out!"

 

 

 

Here is a breakdown of what we covered in the training. However, this is not a replacement for the training. We covered more in-depth conversations about the why and how each of these steps will work. Enjoy!

Step 1 - Analyze Your Business

Become a free member of YES! Women's Network and get free access to my business analysis (Google Doc and Video Training). This proven tool has saved some of my clients up to $1,200 per month and increased sales immediately with just simple adjustments.

  • Find out where you can make cuts in your budget
  • Learn where you're making progress and where you are losing money or time
  • See what is working in your business so you can do more and make more
  • Know where you can make cuts in your efforts by stopping what's not working
  • Make changes to the way your business is run on a daily basis and save time and money
  • And many more ways you will be able to immediately save money and make more with simple small changes

 

Step 2 - Know Who Your Ideal Client Is

This will immediately help you see why some of what you are doing is working or why it's not working. When you become a member of YES! Women's Network you'll also get free access to training if you need help determining your ideal client.

  • Know what your ideal client wants
  • Find out how your ideal client wants to receive your product
  • Learn how much your clients will pay for your services and which ones they want
  • See how you could tweak or change your branding to attract more of your ideal clients
  • Understand more about what your ideal clients expect from you before, after, and during working with you

 

Step 3 - Do More of What's Working

This gets money coming in right away or more of it coming in more quickly. So many of my clients do a little of everything. But why would you waste your time on what's not working? Once you complete your Business Analysis you'll see where you can make more money.

  • If you aren't doing anything yet, anything you start doing will get you started, so don't wait! Do something and then do more of what's working when you start
  • Create a membership to get regular money coming in using what's working for a monthly fee (offer a monthly membership and a yearly membership)
  • Offer an individual program as well as a group program (for those who cannot afford the individual program)
  • If certain products are selling really well consider raising the price just a little and doing more promotions
  • For services that are working find ways you can break it up and make new programs to reach more prospects
  • Find four streams of income that are really working well and do more of these (services, products, memberships, affiliate marketing (Smart Passive Income), guest blogging (or podcasts, speaking, etc), become a resource, and so many other ways
  • Quit doing things that are not working or make changes to see if you can make them work

 

Step 4 - Start Now

There is no need to have a website or all of your social media in place before accepting clients.

  • Reach out to people you know and ask if they need what you are offering
  • Post on your own personal social what you are planning to do
  • Look in the local newspaper or online job board to see if anyone is looking for your services
  • Be ready to take payments
  • Have a plan for what you'll do when people say yes
  • Learn how to make a pitch that works

 

Step 5 - Branding

It's so important to have a consistent brand. Even if you don't have a logo, you can start branding through imagery. Do branding FIRST. If you don't do branding first you'll confuse your prospects, lose them, and have to re-do a lot of what you are putting your efforts into.

  • Always use the same colors by using the exact hex code for your colors (Use this page if you wonder what colors go well together and what their numbers are http://htmlcolorcodes.com/ Or if you have an image that has a color you like go here https://imagecolorpicker.com/)
  • Always use the same fonts by giving your designer the name of your font or send them the font files
  • Create a brand style guide to show your designer that has your logo (even if it's just the name of your business with no "logo" or icon), font names and how they are used, color codes and how they are used
  • Use similar photos or images when posting on social so they look similar
  • Be sure that you're using styles that will help your followers will recognize that what they see is you
  • When using social media be sure that the images on social match your website, print marketing, banners, etc

 

Step 6 - Social Media, Website or Other Online

You don't have to have a full website to get clients. Here are some ideas for an online way for prospects to find you:

  • Social media - be sure there is a way for them to contact you even if it's through PM messenger
  • Landing page - where they can give you their email or contact info, get your contact info or contact you through a scheduler through a link
  • One page website - that shows what you offer, has your contact information, where they can give you their info, or where they can click to contact, pay, or schedule
  • Create a way to take money - Using something like Paypal, Stripe, or Square or other options so that you can take payments when prospects are ready to buy
  • Online schedulers are a great way to let prospects schedule times to chat with you
  • Business Cards - use the back to give them something they want to keep
  • Flyers at local businesses or libraries with your contact info or where they can find out more
  • Free online classes via Zoom or other webinar platforms or even on Facebook Live
  • Free offline classes also are a great way to reach your prospects and show your knowledge
  • When you're ready for a full website be sure you are not determining who you work with by price. Find someone who will do a great job within the time frame you need. Have them show you what they have done and speak with past clients to be sure they will do a great job. Check out their testimonials and look at the people who gave them.
  • Check out my tools page for the tools I use for my business and my client's businesses

If you need help with a website, please contact me today and let's talk about your requirements. If we can't help you we will find a vetted person who can. 

 

Step 7 - Systems & Processes

These will save you time and money faster than just about anything you do. Also, these will make it possible for you to hire help and they will know what needs to be done.

  • Start now! No matter where you are in your business do this every day
  • Keep track of what you are doing and write down the steps
  • Make videos to show your virtual assistants or other outsourced help how to do tasks
  • Create systems and processes manual in Google Drive or on your project management system
  • Use a project management system to track who is doing what and when
  • Communicate with those who are helping you
  • Train the people who work for you well using step by step explanations so they can jump right in and do work for you
  • Keep track of the platforms and resources you use for each of your tasks and list them on the steps
  • Use lastpass.com or logmein.com for password sharing
  • To find a vetted VA CLICK HERE and contact any of the VAs listed or complete the RFP so I can help you find one
  • Join YES! Women's Network Gold Membership to access How to Hire and Train a Virtual Assistant

 

Step 8 - THE GOLD of Doubling Income #1 Tips

Do these things regularly to double income by the end of the year.

  • Facebook Live!
    • While shopping
    • While at the gym
    • While planning means
    • While cleaning out fridge
  • Get the store or gym or wherever you are doing the FB Lives to sponsor your FB Live to say where you are and post a link
  • Share your knowledge freely (See video for why and how)
  • Be authentic - Be yourself and show them you care about them
  • Be sincere in all you do - Prospects are tired of fake coaches, they want someone who is real and really cares

Give them what they ask for and don't charge them for the education of it. (This works for businesses who sell their services only.) Show them you know what you're talking about and what you can do for them.

Let them Love You!

Show your clients how to do what you're doing, they will LOVE you and know that you are the real deal. The prospects who can afford your services will hire you without questioning it. They already know that you will be able to help them because they have seen you do it.

They don't have time to learn what you are an expert at doing already. They need to be spending time working with their clients and hire you to help with the rest.

I know these things work because I've seen it work for my clients and it works for me for my own business as well.

Prospects are tired of seeing sleazy sales. They are tired of giving away their email and being disappointed with what they get, so they are more hesitant than ever. Show them you are the real thing and they will hire you.

I'm here for you!

Do you need help with finding ways to double your business or analysis where you are? Let's chat!

If you’re out with your kids and something breaks or snaps, you find a way to patch it together for the moment. The wrong tools work in a pinch but they're not a long-term solution. The "putting out fires" approach can become a slippery slope if we reason “I’ll do it just this once” and before long crisis management is our daily mode of operating.

Now that you have a new business you’re the boss. You make a vow to Always Be Prepared. Down the road, you’re feeling frustrated about how things are going - actually Not going. Determined to unravel this mystery, you analyze your activity and make a life-changing discovery.

In your quest to “always be prepared” you went overboard. Looking back, you realize you signed up for WAY too many mailing lists and bought multiple programs that were "a good idea at the time". The abundance of information has created more confusion than clarity.

Your new revelation was written in neon lights, at least in your mind. You have been using the wrong tools!

It’s the same as making simple household repairs. If you use a wrench, when you need pliers, you can’t get the job done.

Using the Right Tools

Use the Right Tools

Now that you’ve figured out what’s wrong, How do you fix it? You wonder if anyone else has the same struggles since people only seem to share their victories. Instead of trying to figure this out on your own you need a community - other women who’ve been where you are and have come out on the other side.

Introducing Yes! Women’s Network - the brainchild of Sheila J. Davis.

The mission of the network is to support women on the journey to “Discover the JOY of Being You."

This network was created to support women on their journeys by providing growth, education, inspiration, and community - all in one place.

You may feel alone but you’re not. Your sisters are waiting to meet you.

Remember, we’re stronger together!

Welcome to your new Home!

Yes! Women’s Network

Be sure to say hello when you get to the network. I'm Pamela if you'd like to chat, drop me a note!

 

We are so thrilled to have the awesome duo of Elly Hurley and Helen Denney-Stone join us for Discover Your Success Online Summit, April 11-13, 2018, as well as an instructor here on YES! Women's Network. If you haven't met these brilliant marketers yet, you're missing out!

Elly and Helen are the founders of Nudge Marketing, a Marketing Training and Advisory company and Australia's leading authority in Messenger Marketing and Chatbots.

Both are well-known speakers and offer an amusing contrast of strategy and problem solving mixed with geeky knowledge without the jargon. Both are highly qualified digital marketing specialists who are OCD. That is 'Obsessive Chatbot Disorder'!

Working with business owners to create affordable, result driven marketing strategies, they provide the next frontier in marketing and customer experience, staying ahead of the curve of business technology delivering the smartest solutions for business success.

 

 

Discover the quickest and most profitable way to get in front of your customers in 2018

 

Get ready to discover the quickest and most profitable way to get in front of your customers in 2018!

We all know growing your business can be hard. Business owners are often time poor and struggling to generate enough leads and sales. Tired and often overwhelmed by the amount of things to learn and do! But there is a different way now, a new opportunity and That is Facebook Messenger Marketing with Chatbots.

 

People love using Facebook Messenger. In fact, 1.3 Billion people do. Your market, your customers hang out on Messenger so this is where your Business should be too!

 

Helen and Elly will show you how to get started with Facebook Messenger how to generate leads, shorten your sales cycle, improve your customer experience and increase your revenue. All this without a website, without emails, no landing pages, and often no ad spend.

This is a real opportunity not to be missed.

 

 

We are so excited to have our very own Leisa Watkins join us for Discover Your Success Online Summit, April 11-13, 2018, as well as an instructor here on YES! Women's Network. If you haven't heard of Leisa yet, you're missing out!

Leisa specializes in strategic consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development. She is passionate about helping powerful ideas spread. She works with entrepreneurs helping them navigate their business to greater success and particularly enjoys assisting speakers, authors, and coaches and mentors. Leisa focuses on helping her clients systemize their marketing efforts and business systems so they can build a larger customer base, and help them bring their existing clients in more often. She also helps entrepreneurs build a better online presence, through more effective websites, and beautiful design.

 

As a trusted guide, Leisa masterly helps change-makers discover and navigate to their personal true north.

 

During Discover Your Success Online Summit, Leisa will be sharing Tools to Expand Your Influence and Get More Clients! We all need this!

As an online entrepreneur, you have the same powerful tools at your disposal that much larger companies enjoy, but if you’re not taking the best advantage of them, you’re leaving money on the table and influence in the closet. We’ll take a look at strategies you can use to add develop a larger reach, make a bigger impact, produce more sales, and add dollars to your bottom line. And how to do it all while reaching those you feel most called to serve.

We are so excited to have our very own Founder, Sheila J Davis presenting at Discover Your Success Online Summit, April 11-13, 2018. If you haven't heard of Sheila yet, you're missing out!

Sheila is an accomplished speaker, trainer, consultant, digital marketer, and mentor. She’s known for her motivating and engaging presentation style, professional online work, freely giving expert advice that works, and endlessly texting her children “dab” emojis (that’s what the cool moms do, right?).

For the past 6 years, Sheila has hosted and presented her own events both on and offline. She has also spoken and taught as an expert on international panels, podcasts, local television, and both on and offline educational summits, most notably working with KUTV Fresh Living every month, Ladies Who Lunch Network, Joyful Living Conference, Mom’s Conference, The Inspired Women Project, Female Entrepreneur Empire, Morgan Women in Business, and the Online International Virtual Assistant’s Convention.

 

"I love working with women to put their businesses on autopilot so they can not just have an income-generating business, but also live their lives with their families." - Sheila

 

During Discover Your Success Online Summit, Sheila will teach participants how to Create their own Income-Generating Powerhouse of a Business!

So many of us find ourselves at the end of a long day feeling like we haven't accomplished anything. Yes, we checked off loads of things from our "to-do" list, but did we serve our passions? Did we change lives? Did we actually make a difference? If not, it's time to put your business on autopilot and live the life you were meant to live!

 

"Live your life in real life while hearing the hum of your well-oiled machine of a business running in the background!" -Sheila

 

When you sign up for your seat totally free, you'll also get access to Sheila's Autopilot Checklist! Are you ready for autopilot and what are your next steps? Find out more by joining us for the event and downloading your free gift.

 

Save your spot today!

 

Growing your business BIG isn't just a worthy goal. It's a necessity for your business to survive and for your financial well-being. There is one thing that has really helped my business grow the most.

CREATE AND BUILD CONNECTIONS!

You've heard the saying "It's not about how much money you have, it's about who you know." Well, I have found this to be so true! Here's the #1 Tip for building your business big.

I talked about this today on Fresh Living on KUTV with Kari and Caitlyn. Check it out!

Here are the two biggest reasons why:

Why #1 Building a Team (Even before you can afford it!)

Having an intern work for you and with you will help you build your business by leaps and bounds! How do you hire someone though when you find yourself in that spot where you can't afford to hire someone but you can't afford not to hire someone? Hire an Intern! Or do a Trade!

Hire someone who you know who is looking to learn a skill you have and who needs a way to learn it. I love working with Interns! They get to learn skills working with me that they wouldn't have an opportunity to learn anywhere else. I show them how to use online tools, how to manage a business, digital marketing, customer service, and other skills.

Once I train them, they can do the work for me in trade for a testimonial or even get hired on in a paid position with me. Mostly I love sending them clients of their own, through my contacts, so they can continue to build their business.

As long as the Intern learns something or benefits in some way and you do as well, then the Internship is successful.

TIP: Be sure to work out the details of what the work entails and what the benefits are for both parties before starting and you'll be golden!

Why #2 Grow Your Business (With the help of 100!)

People ask me on a regular basis if I know someone who does plans events, does public relations, is a virtual assistant, or has other skills they are looking for. I'm sometimes called "The Connections Fairy God-Mother" and I love it.

By helping people get connected I'm building relationships of my own. They find connections that benefit them and in return often I can reach out and ask them to help me make a connection. It's a win-win for everyone.

There isn't a better way to grow your business than to create a list of 100 people that you know, like and trust to refer. In return reach out to these 100 people or businesses, let them know you have them on your list. Then ask if they would be willing to refer you back. If they know, like, and trust you then they won't hesitate to reciprocate the referring.

Voila! You've got 100 people out there on your side helping you to grow your business!

TIP: Download your Core 100 template at https://yeswomensnetwork.com today!

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Do you know where your clients are coming from? How much is each client worth? How are you going to reach your annual income goals? Do you know where your hard earned money is going? Is your business running at 100%? Are you sure? Here is an awesome tool that will help you find out the answers to these questions and many more!

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Are you ready to really dive deep into your business and analyze where you need to make changes, find out how you can make more money, and even find out what you need to do to reach your next level of business or improve the culture of your business? I've spent the last 10 years customizing this for realtors and then adjusting it for entrepreneurs who are really ready to grow their business. I used it in my own business and in my client's businesses. I know it will help you grow your business! - Sheila J Davis

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