During a mastermind call last week, one of the group shared a problem they were having with revenue. While we brainstormed through the revenue streams he had in place already, one of our group suggested that he actively request recommendations from those he has worked with in the past. That was such a great suggestion (and right out of my play book), that I wanted to pass it on to all of you. If you have worked hard to build your business and your brand, then you have a platform to launch off of for a recommendation-based business. Even four or five clients could net you a long-living chain of recommendations if you've done great work for them.
So your task for this weekend is to make a list of ten people with whom you have worked (or taught or who have bought your products), and ASK them for one or two recommendations. You can thank them in any number of ways -- with a free product, an hour of consultation with you, or even a return recommendation (if they are magnificent to work with, of course).
As you do this process, remember that you need to have a few branding bricks in place -- #1 being your website. The first thing a potential client is going to do when you've been recommended to them is go to your website, and if your branding is not solidly in place, that's where the trail will end.
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Until next time, Libby Gill Brand Strategist, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker