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Get Clients Now! Action Group Guidelines


Tool/Example by C.J. HaydenThe GET CLIENTS NOW! book was written with action groups and reading groups in mind. The 28-day program outlined in the book is ideal for use by a group of independent professionals working together, and the book has been adopted as a text by entrepreneurial support groups Read more

You Gotta Have a System


Audio by C.J. HaydenIn this audio interview hosted by Cole Silver, author of How to Create Wealth and Freedom in Your Law Practice, C.J. describes key sales and marketing strategies for professionals, beginning with the core principle that you’ve “gotta have a system” Read more

How can I get people to whitelist my ezine?


Q & A by C.J. HaydenIt’s a common problem for ezine publishers to have their ezines blocked by ISP’s, email providers, corporate firewalls, or personal spam filters installed by the subscriber. If your subscribers “whitelist” your publication, you’ll stand a better chance of it being delivered. But how can you get more subscribers to do this? Read more

Can a solopreneur ever take a vacation?


Q & A by C.J. HaydenWhen summer time arrives, all your clients and customers start going on vacation. But what about you, the solopreneur? Do you ever get to take a vacation? Read more

How can a solopreneur become more of a social entrepreneur?


Q & A by C.J. HaydenMany solopreneurs would like to incorporate more of a social benefit focus into their business. Being more socially responsible is a worthwhile goal for any size business, of course, but what if you want to go beyond basic social responsibility? Read more

How can I get business from my networking group?


Q & A by C.J. HaydenQ. I am the volunteer coordinator of an informal network of trainers, training managers, and training administrators who work in corporate training departments. How do I get these members to hire me as a consultant without directly asking for their business? Read more

In Marketing, the Internet Is Not the Universe


Article by C.J. Hayden“I have a great website and publish a regular blog,” my client complained, “but I’m not getting any clients from it. The only new client I got this month was a referral from a friend. What am I doing wrong?”

It’s a common complaint of self-employed professionals that they spend a great deal of time and money on Internet marketing and social media with minimal results. You build an attractive website, launch an ezine or blog, set up a couple of social media profiles, and maybe try a Google AdWords campaign. But for all that effort, not much seems to come of it. What’s going on? Read more

Saying Thanks Is Good Marketing


Article by C.J. HaydenNever underestimate the power of a thank you. Recently, I thanked someone for helping me solve a technical problem. She replied to my note of thanks by inviting me as a guest speaker for a group she chairs. I didn’t even know she chaired this group and I had never considered speaking there. This speaking opportunity would never have occurred if I hadn’t taken a moment to say thanks. It started me thinking about how often saying thank you turns into paying business. Read more

How to Keep Your Marketing Up When You Feel Down


Article by C.J. HaydenEven the best marketing doesn’t always pay off quickly. In the lag time between when you launch a marketing campaign for your business and when you start to see results from it, it’s easy to become discouraged. Especially when you work mostly solo, it can be a difficult task Read more

Why isn’t Internet marketing on the Get Clients Now list of effective strategies?


Q & A by C.J. HaydenThe six marketing strategies for professional services described in Get Clients Now! are listed in order of effectiveness from most to least: direct contact, networking, public speaking, writing and PR, promotional events, and advertising. Seeing this list for the first time, you may wonder where the Internet fits in. Read more

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