The Fearless Business Podcast
Why Every Coach Can Benefit from Writing a Book

Why Every Coach Can Benefit from Writing a Book

March 18, 2022

While books do take a while to write and publish they are by far and away one of the best marketing assets that a coach and every coach can benefit from writing a book.

My books typically take 8-12 months to write and publish, but that's the hard part done as they are then free or very cheap to give away as a lead magnet.

Many people ask me, "How much information should you give away in your book?" - What they're forgetting here is that if your core coaching programme is high-ticket i.e. expensive, then a book makes learning your methodology affordable for more people...therefore you can measure your impact based on how many people download your book.

Books Increase Engagement

Books hugely help with increasing engagement, Google stated in Zero Moments of Truth that you need to engage someone for 7 hours on average before they commit to buying a product or service. With the average book being 30,000 words long that means somewhere between 5-7 hours of reading time so a book is a great way to chalk off the 7 hours of engagement.

When I launched Take Your Shot I gave away about eighty copies of the book at an event I was speaking at. About three weeks after the event I received dozens of social media notifications one Sunday morning; and essentially people has the book on their bedside cabinet or desk and remembered to pick it up and read it...at which point they started sharing it on social media and leaving reviews. There's no way I could be with those 30+ people all at the same time...so books are amazing at creating engagement on your behalf.

Having a book positions you as an authority

  • A book enables you to get podcast interviews and speaking engagements
  • People will quote your book in their marketing and social media
  • And invite you to write forewords and quotes for their books
  • It leaves a legacy behind after you are gone!

Protect your methodology and Intellectual Property

  • In writing your book it helps you to formulate your ideas
  • I didn’t write Online Business Startup, it wrote me!

In this Episode I also answer the most common questions:

  • How much should I give away in my book?
  • How long should a book be?
  • How salesly should my book be?
  • How important is being a Bestseller?
  • How much money can you earn from writing a book?

And...How I hacked the process of writing a book…

  • 10 words of narrated and edited audio equates to about 1,000 words
  • A typical book is about 30-50,000 words long
  • So approximately 5-7 hours of content
  • …how I wrote 30,000 words in a single month

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Marketing with Webinars - Tom Poland

Marketing with Webinars - Tom Poland

March 15, 2022

Tom Poland is the Founder of Leadsology and a multiple best-selling author specialising in lead generation for professionals. With clients in over 150 cities around the world he's best known for his marketing with webinars model.  He says that he’s voluntarily married and lives and works from his home on the sunny Sunshine Coast of Australia.

What we'll be discussing on tonight's show:

  • The title of a webinar is key to attracting the right audience, any tips for creating titles?
  • You’re best known for your latest best seller Marketing With Webinars, why do you prefer using webinars for your lead generation?
  • Can presenters give away too many ideas when they present a webinar?

What's Tom Working on Right Now?

The 2nd edition of Marketing With Webinars (free copy) at the start of our launch on March 15th:
>>> https://www.GetTomsFreeBook.com

How to Get Hold of Tom:

LinkedIn:- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tompoland
Twitter:- https://twitter.com/tompoland
Website:- https://www.leadsology.guru

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Competitive Pricing - Advantages and Disavantages

Competitive Pricing - Advantages and Disavantages

March 11, 2022

During this episode we'll be taking a look at both the advantages and disadvantages of Competitive Pricing and why it's best to use a blended pricing strategy for your coaching business. In escence; why you shouldn’t base your prices on competitors and what you should do instead. 

In every industry you can add up the entire turnover generated by that industry and work out what percentage of your peers contribute to what level of value.

So, to make the numbers easier, £100 of value created by 100 coaches:

  • £60 is generated by just 10 coaches
  • £30 is generated by 30 coaches
  • Just £10 is generated by 10 coaches

Other things I'll be discussing:

  • Sales Cycle of doom
  • Discounts we’re just not calling it a discount
  • Copying a terrible business model
    • As it's often based on hourly rates
  • The competitive intelligence you’ll gather will reveal competitor strategies, which will help you make better decisions in the long term.
  • Make sure you implement a dynamic pricing strategy where you are testing numerous price points to maximise profits without losing your competitive strength.
  • Competing solely on price might grant you a competitive edge for a while, but you must also compete on quality and work on adding value to customers if you want long term success.
  • If you base your prices solely on competitors, you might risk selling at a loss. Instead, combine several strategies in line with your business objectives.

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What are the Biggest Challenges in Lead Generation

What are the Biggest Challenges in Lead Generation

February 18, 2022

Most common mistakes entrepreneurs make when trying to boost sales/leads. In this episode I use some anecdotal experience where I mislaid £9k through not understanding the data in my Facebook Ads, spending several thousand pounds on printed advertising that yielded ZERO results...here's what I learned from those expensive mistakes and what I found to be the biggest challenges in lead generation in 2022:

In this episode I talk about:

  • Some Facebook ads that went wrong to the tune of £9k
  • Not choosing the right supplier - Buying followers on Instagram...yikes!
  • Spending on “Awareness” often produces little to no results:
    • “PR” in Magazines which don’t exist or have over-inflated promises around audience and circulation
    • Business events again where audiences are over-inflated
    • Facebook Reach advertising

So what can you do to overcome challenges in lead generation?

  • Ensure you implement campaigns well
  • Try them out for the long term
  • Get enough data and validation to test whether it’s working (ScoreApp versus Facebook Lead Ads)
  • Get a solid Sales Process in Place
  • Be willing to invest in Marketing (20% of your turnover or 80% of your time).

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The Surprising Benefits of Having an Expensive Product

The Surprising Benefits of Having an Expensive Product

February 11, 2022

Essentially buying expensive things gives you pleasure, so we can apply some basic principles to our products in business as well. In short there are surprising benefits to having an expensive product in your suite of core products.

In this episode I talk about:

  • The blind taste test of two bottles of wine - essentially scientists switched the labels on two similar bottles of wine and the most expensive still came out on top both times
  • Apply Pareto's 80/20 principle to your suite of core products - focuses on increasing profits by removing the 20% of products producing the lowest profit
  • Also 80/20 your clientbase by removing the 20% of clients who contribute the least profit to your business to increase profits and create more time for yourself
  • Sometimes you can leverage high-priced products that don’t sell very often:
    • Mobile phones (iPhone, 128gb @£949, 512gb @£1249, 1tb @£1449)
    • Cars
    • Coffee
  • Communicate expertise, Costco sells a $600,000 diamond
  • Prestige - Think Jack Daniels Black Label versus Single Barrel ($50 a bottle), Silver Select ($120 a bottle) or even Sinatra Century ($600 a bottle)
  • Use Expensive Products as a Gimmick to Create Free Publicity - the £8,000 haircut in the Guiness Book of Records

Why most business don’t have a super expensive offer:

  • Because they don’t think anyone will buy it
  • But because it’s not on the shelf nobody EVER WILL BUY IT!
  • Frank Kern talk about “putting offers out there”

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How to Attract Your Ideal Client - Arfa Iqbal

How to Attract Your Ideal Client - Arfa Iqbal

February 8, 2022

We'll be discussing the five things to remember when attracting and retaining your ideal client:

  1. The Psychology of your ideal client

  2. Why your ideal client wouldn't buy from you

  3. How to get in front of more of your ideal client

  4. How to get your ideal client to notice you

  5. How to get more of your ideal client to STAY in your world

 

A bit about Arfa:

Classically trained in direct response, Arfa is a 9 figure direct-response copywriter, digital marketer and author of Mind-Hack Marketing - How To Turn Customer Psychology Into Breakthrough Sales. She specialises in creating sales funnels and pre-selling mastery – skills which hinge heavily on being able to understand how customers think.

 

 

Arfa has over a decade of experience working with countless businesses in a range of industries across the Globe including expert influencers and big-name brands.

How to get hold of Arfa:

 

Website: https://arfasairaiqbal.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindhackmarketing

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The Perfect 5-Step Marketing Funnel

The Perfect 5-Step Marketing Funnel

February 4, 2022

Most people follow all of the steps that the Gooroos and Experts tell you to follow from a marketing perspective and you have a queue of clients rolling up day-in-day out waiting to part with their cash and buy your products, right?

Not so, but why is that?

I’ve created the “perfect” 5-Step Marketing Funnel to illustrate what’s happening in 2022 with Marketing.

Here’s the five steps in my Perfect Marketing Funnel:

VERY IMPORTANT! You must follow the steps down to the letter:

  1. Grab your mobile phone
  2. Open up your favourite web browser
  3. Navigate to your local Amazon website
  4. Pop in Take Your Shot
  5. Now go and Buy the Kindle

Don’t worry, if you’ve done the exercise, email me a screenshot of your purchase with your address and I’ll send you a signed copy of Take Your Shot, wherever you are in the world :-)

Whenever I do this exercise with a live audience there’s only ever about 30-40% of the audience who manage to download the Kindle

Effectively what this demonstrates is that there is friction in the marketplace:

  • I’m remarketing to people who’ve already bought the book
  • Some people simply don’t trust me
  • Your phone or the Amazon website aren’t working
  • You don’t own a Kindle
  • You simply can’t make it work

What inevitably happens is that most people end up spraying marketing shit all over their prospects without realising it, believing that their marketing should simply “work”

  • Only about 2% of your audience are ready to buy right now
  • So just be mindful of your marketing budget/time and remember this exercise
  • Not only that but most of you don’t have a simple 5-Step Funnel laid out in the format I’ve laid out my customer journey hence creating even more friction

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The Elevated Entrepreneur - Jake Kelfer

The Elevated Entrepreneur - Jake Kelfer

December 14, 2021

Jake Kelfer is a lifestyle entrepreneur, life elevator, and coach to ambitious entrepreneurs and freedom seekers helping people create incredibly impactful and profitable businesses.

He is a 3x bestselling author, a high-energy motivational speaker, and the founder of the Professional Basketball Combine which has helped 70+ NBA draft prospects turn their dreams of playing pro basketball into their reality. He and his work have been featured on Forbes, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and many other major media outlets.

What We Will Be Discussing Today

  • How to be an elevated entrepreneur
  • How to be a high performing, productivity crushing, and freedom achieving entrepreneur.
  • Know how to connect with the world's greatest entrepreneurs how to define success for yourself.
  • How to achieve that and how to be a high performer in all aspects of your life - entrepreneurship, leadership, and relationships

What's Jake Working on Right Now?

New book launch, The Elevated Entrepreneur:

https://theelevatedentrepreneur.co 

How to Get Hold of Jake:

Instagram:- https://instagram.com/jakekelfer 

Website:- https://www.jakekelfer.com 

How To Find Your Ideal Client TODAY

How To Find Your Ideal Client TODAY

December 10, 2021

In this episode of the Fearless Business Podcast, host and coach Robin Waite shares his techniques for attracting the right kind of customer to your business.

What We Will Be Discussing Today:

  • How to Identify Your Dream Client
  • Techniques For Attracting Your Ideal Client
  • Most Common Mistakes

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Change Your Game - Baiju Solanki

Change Your Game - Baiju Solanki

December 7, 2021

Baiju Solanki is a performance psychologist - a former Psychology Lecturer and spent 9 years as a Corporate Sales Director. He launched his own Coaching & Training business in 2007. As well as this he has written 3 books, including bestseller Change Your Game and speaks internationally around entrepreneurship and mindset.

What will be discussed on today’s show: 

  • Practicing NATO - Not Attached to Outcome
  • The Power of Accountability - The 4 levels
  • The Psychology of Micro Goals

What is Baiju Working on Right Now:

https://changeyourgamescorecard.com/

How to get hold of Baiju: 

LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/baijusolanki/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BaijuSolankiPage
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/baijusolanki/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/BaijuSolanki
Website - https://changeyourgamescorecard.com/ 

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What Does Sales Confidence Look Like?

What Does Sales Confidence Look Like?

December 3, 2021

Lacking confidence when conducting sales calls? Do you struggle to close deals with prospective clients?

This episode is the solution for you! In this week's solo episode of the Fearless Business Podcast, host Robin Waite shares his secret behind boosting sales confidence and outlines what it takes to swiftly close deals with potential clients. 

What We Will Be Discussing Today:

  • How to Increase Confidence When Selling
  • Sales Techniques
  • Mindset 

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The Importance of Energy Management - Simon Alexander Ong

The Importance of Energy Management - Simon Alexander Ong

November 30, 2021

Everything that Simon Alexander Ong does is built to energise people to see their world differently and to awaken their imagination of what is truly possible so that they can live a better story. 

As an award-winning coach and motivational speaker, he has been interviewed on Sky News, BBC and Forbes, and has spoken at some of the planet's most successful organisations such as Virgin, Salesforce and Microsoft. His debut book, Energize, will be published by Penguin in April 2022 and is now available for pre-order.

What will be discussed on today’s show: 

  • Simon’s entrepreneurial journey and lessons learnt throughout.
  • How to think differently as a business owner to accelerate your growth.
  • The Importance of Energy Management

What’s Simon working on at the moment:

  1. Pre-order of book to be released in April 2022: https://bit.ly/energizebook
  2. Newsletter sign-up on website

How to get hold of Simon: 

LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonalexanderong
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/simonalexanderong.official
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/simonalexandero/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/SimonAlexanderO
Website - https://www.simonalexanderong.com/ 

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Is a Subscription Model Suitable for My Business

Is a Subscription Model Suitable for My Business

November 26, 2021

Can you imagine waking up on the 1st of every month and £10k dropping into your business' bank account?

During today's episodes Robin Waite, Founder of Fearless Business talks through all of the pros and cons around building a subscription model into your business.

What we'll be discussing today:

He'll walk through the various pricing models available and how to determine which one is relevant for your business including:

    • Building a compelling front-end offer
    • Different types of membership/subscription business models
    • Explaining what Customer Lifetime Value is and how to generate great lifetime value

The upsides to running a subscription model business:

    • That creates regular sustainable income
    • Building a tribe of raving fans who refer more clients into your business
    • How a thriving community can help to get even better results than working with clients individually.

The downsides to running a subscription model business:

    • How to overcome client churn and the admin created within a subscription model business
    • Growth can be incredibly slow when enrolling new clients/customers
    • It can require having an incredibly large audience
    • Cashflow is spread out over several months or years even

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Secrets of a Six Figure Pre-Launch - Jules Dan

Secrets of a Six Figure Pre-Launch - Jules Dan

November 23, 2021

Today I’m joined by Jules Dan. He’s a group fitness instructor turned email copywriter and has a passion for stories.

Since starting his email copywriting journey in March 2020, stories have been Jules’ secret weapon to help his clients bring in over $430,000.

His podcast Storytelling Secrets is for coaches, consultants and course creators who want to unlock their core stories and use their stories to sell more online.

It’s the place to master persuasion and influence so you build a deep relationship with your audience. And it’s the place where real-world marketing strategies, tips and lessons are shared freely. Storytelling Secrets has been featured in the top 100 for entrepreneurship in the US and in the top 50 for Australia and the UK.

What will be discussed on today’s show: 

  • What is a launch and why do entrepreneurs need one?
  • The pivot from coach to a copywriter
  • Why is having a copywriter in your business important?
  • Jules’ 3 H's to a successful pre-launch

FREE DOWNLOAD - The 50 Best Email Subject Lines To Rapidly Generate Content Ideas:

How to get hold of Jules: 

LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/julesdan/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/julian.danylak/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/julesdanylak/
Website - https://julesdan.com 

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Best Sales Techniques For Entrepreneurs

Best Sales Techniques For Entrepreneurs

November 19, 2021

Are you caught in the cycle of selling and delivering without making any significant progress within your business?

Have no fear! Robin's here! In this episode of The Fearless Business Podcast Robin shares his expertise and provides the best sales techniques for entrepreneurs. Alongside this, Robin advises listeners on how they can avoid the 'sales cycle of doom' and adopt a healthier outlook when it comes to selling. 

What We Will Be Discussing Today

  • Successful Sales Techniques
  • What is The Sales Cycle of Doom?
  • How to Avoid / Overcome The Sales Cycle of Doom
  • The Best Mindset When it Comes to Selling

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Why Your Internal Value System is FLAWED!

Why Your Internal Value System is FLAWED!

November 12, 2021

In this episode of The Fearless Business Podcast, host and coach Robin Waite outlines what value systems are and how attitudes embedded into entrepreneurs from their childhood can result in them being flawed. 

What we will be discussing today 

  • Internal Vs External Value Systems
  • What is a Value System?
  • How They Can be Flawed

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Why Offering Discounts is Hurting Your Business

Why Offering Discounts is Hurting Your Business

November 5, 2021

Everyone loves a bargain. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, many businesses are now adopting the strategy to offer huge discounts on their products/services. However,  In this episode of The Fearless Business Podcast, host and coach Robin Waite reveals why this could prove detrimental to businesses.

What we will be discussing today 

  • Why Offering Discounts Does More Harm Than Good
  • Alternative Pricing Strategies

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Building a Community Membership - Zoe Whitman

Building a Community Membership - Zoe Whitman

November 2, 2021

Zoe Whitman is the co-founder of The 6 Figure Bookkeeper and has built a support community of over 2.6k bookkeepers'. She creates courses for bookkeepers' who are either starting out in business or want to scale their practice.

What will be discussed on today’s show:  

  • Building a community membership model into your business strategy

Zoe’s Podcast:

>> https://open.spotify.com/show/2shoDc4RNffsmDCphoI12o?si=3PWoLeXgQ3qQcCIk-89Tiw&dl_branch=1

How to get hold of Zoe: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/6figurebookkeeper/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/6figurebookkeeper/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/6figurebookkeeper 
Website: https://www.zoewhitman.com/ 

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I Just Spent $15000 on a Domain Name

I Just Spent $15000 on a Domain Name

October 29, 2021

In this episode of The Fearless Business Podcast, host and coach Robin Waite reveals why he just spent $15,000 on a domain name. Of course, the name will remain secret for now but throughout the show Robin advises listeners on developing courses and software as a coach and how to stay grounded. 

What we will be discussing today 

  • Why Robin Spent $15,000 on a Domain Name
  • Developing Apps, Software and Courses as a Business Coach
  • Why Coaches Should Put Their Client First Then Profit

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Using a Podcast to Raise Your Profile - Denise Ferguson

Using a Podcast to Raise Your Profile - Denise Ferguson

October 26, 2021

Denise Ferguson is the only UK Surveyor who specialises in negotiating leases for salon owners. She is also the host of The I’m Not Doing This Without Alcohol Podcast.

She started Find Surveyors with her business partner Claire because it scared her hearing Salon Owners say they couldn’t afford advice for their business. As a mum of two ambitious girls, she wanted there to be a safe place for women to get advice for their business.

What Will Be Discussed on Today's Show

  • Women in Business
  • Starting a Podcast 
  • Negotiating

Promotions 

Salon Owners Club - membership for salon owners.

How to get hold of Denise: 

LinkedIn - http://linkedin.com/in/dmlferguson
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/findsurveyors/
Instagram - https://instagram.com/find.surveyors?r=nametag
Website - www.Deniseferguson.co.uk

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