Everyone from freelancers to coworking space owners asks me, ‘how do I get my first few customers?’
This post will share the basic outline of what we are doing to get our first customers.
And then, in the future, you can come back and read what is working and what is not working.
That is hard to answer, and I know I need to write ‘it depends’ to a question like that.
I believe you have to go out and listen either in person or on the internet.
People, including me, think that you can open something up and then…
So, reader, last week, I took a look at how my workflow and execution was going in this post here.
After a week of action, and there was a lot of effort, the hard truth is I’ve got a lot of improvement to do.
Part of me still feels like I’m writing a blog for someone else.
Ten years ago, one of my freelancer jobs was ghostwriting a thought leadership blog for a tech firm’s CEO.
As I write this, it feels like I am making this up for him, not me.
But the problems I’m having are mine, and…
So, reader, I stopped writing here for a couple of weeks, and this post is about how I got back in the groove.
In the last two weeks, I’ve been losing my hair, and parts of my body have been falling off with confusion and stress.
Then I thought about how to set the reset button.
It can’t go on like this; I spent a day walking around, hoping that by the end of the day, it would all have sorted itself out.
It did not.
There was not anything particularly wrong, but I felt a massive amount of brain…
In the last few weeks, I’ve had a deep few conversations with people who are ‘picking my brains’, on marketing their coworking space.
It seems like a lot of people are about to start a coworking space from scratch in the coming months.
Then I ended up emailing them these answers. So in real “They Ask You Answer” style here are the subsequently copied and pasted emails, edited of course.
What do you think is the most prominent problem people have when it comes to getting their act together for their coworking space?
The one I hear is time.
In this post, you’ll find out how you can use your website to build trust and develop a workflow.
I’ll give you three places in your workday to find words to put on your website regularly, and other than your time it is free.
For people to come to your coworking or shared workspace, they need to see that you have COVID preventive measures in place and that you will know what to do if anything else happens.
But no one knows what is going to happen, not even Sarah Cooper.
People read email, and the clearer and better your email is, the more people will read it.
Minimum? Once a week.
Once a week?
Won’t I annoy people?
If you email self-promotional bollox? Yes you will.
If your email is something that is not relevant, weird, poorly written, hard to read, a rant or doesn’t help people, and is confusing.
What should you do then?
Write something that is for YOUR readers; send something useful.
In my past, I’d email 100’s of people an invite to an event the next day with a 50% discount.
This screams of…
Last week I was crying onto the page that the world did not know where it was going.
You can read or listen to it here.
This week we stopped and looked where we are and reboot with more focus and energy.
We had to slow down to speed up with our plans.
Personally I had to remind myself where I’m going in the long term to connect with what is important right now.
Thank you to all the people who emailed me.
Your common theme of replies was like ‘me too’ or ‘I’m wobbly too’ or ‘confused too’ —…
As the lockdown rules change in the UK, how do you feel about the next few months?
Are you stuck?
What have you changed in your business model?
Are you sick of video calls yet?
This week I want to share about how three months of COVID lockdown is working out for me.
It feels like an ongoing mix of triumphs and confusion, sitting down to write this to you got me in a super reflective mood.
It does worry me how this will land with you, which makes me more than a little concerned about the order of the…
If you are ever talking to a web person or chatting and someone says ‘oh yeah, WordPress is sooooo simple, you should use that!’
Run, away — they are a lair.
It is so simple!
What a phase!
A phrase has given me so much pain over the twenty years I’ve been freelancing or running my own business.
Any automated marketing tool from Mailchimp to MailPoet, to Salesforce to SendFox and FreeAgent to Freshbooks needs you to set it up and learn how to use it.
These few tools are what we use on the websites we make.
I love audio; all my best ideas come from walking around and listening to audio.
But it was not always like this; the humble combination of a cell phone, app and headphones turned my life around; in fact, it saved it and opened up a whole new universe for me.
I just could not read, I looked at the words and could open the…