Elizabeth's Monthly
"Build Your Organizing Business" Tip
Elizabeth Hagen, CPO
If you're a determined professional organizer who wants support, is ready to take focused action, and wants to reach for the sky in your organizing business - welcome!!
I'm Elizabeth Hagen and I'm here to help.  I've put together the best tips/tools/advice that I've used to grow and maintain a six-figure organizing business and I want to share them with you!
Every month I'll be sending you a quick tip for you to implement immediately.  It's all about making a decision, taking action, and staying focused!
I can't wait to hear about your success!

Looking for easier ways to generate more revenue from your business?

When it comes to increasing your revenue, the first thing most entrepreneurs do is to  work hard getting more clients and customers.
But all too often, they overlook other powerful alternatives.
If you're interested in learning strategies to 'rachet up' your revenue easier and faster, join us for our special training session:
The Revenue Ratchet:  Rapid Revenue Acceleration for Entrepreneurs
Date:  Tuesday, July 15
Time:  1-2 PM ET (noon Central, 11 am Mountain, 10 am Pacific)
Tuition: Complimentary (Value $59)
Click here to register.
For this special event, I've invited a guest trainer, Dr. George Huang.  George is a business acceleration coach and the authority on the anatomy of the freedom-driven business.  He has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs worldwide experience greater levels of freedom in their lives, deepen their contribution to their clients and communities, and prosper financially.
When George started his coaching business, he created an annualized, recurring six-figure revenue stream in less than 90 days.  I'm excited to have him share his secrets for rapid revenue acceleration.
Issue: # 2 July 2008

You are receiving this e-mail because you are in my database as a professional organizer.  If this does not interest you (you're not an organizer, you don't want any tips, etc.) PLEASE go immediately to the end of this newsletter and unsubscribe!
Welcome to the second issue of my brand new monthly tip newsletter just for professional organizers.  Each month you'll be receiving a short, easy-to-implement, and very valuable tip to help you grow your professional organizing business. 
I'll also give you an assignment and where to find the tools you need for the task.
If this does sound valuable to you then I'm looking forward to helping you reach for the sky in your organizing business!
July "Build Your Organizing Business" Tip:
It's Time for Everyone to Get to Know You!
Another one of the best things I ever did!
In last month's newsletter I talked about having a newsletter as one of the best things I ever did.  The second best thing I ever did was to start having free workshops every 6-8 weeks in my city.
I did this to create an 'Elizabeth Hagen' movement in my area.  You won't believe how quickly you will become known in your area if you follow my suggestion and do this!
Just imagine the next time someone hears what you do and they give the expected reply "I really need you but I'm too embarrassed to have you come over" and you whip out a flyer for your free workshop coming up in 2 weeks and you say "I understand that you feel this way.  Why don't you come to my free workshop and you can find out more about me and learn at the same time?!"
It's a beautiful thing!
7 Steps to Start Giving Your Workshops:
  1. Pick a date
  2. Find a place.  Check out your library, ask a friend who works in a big corporation and see if they have a meeting room, call hotels, etc.
  3. Decide how long - 50 minutes is a nice length and then have some time for Q&A.
  4. Decide on your topic.  That's easy!  Think about what your clients ask you about the most and talk about that!
  5. Make a flyer and start promoting.Think of every business that you support and ask them to post your flyers.  I bring along clear sign holders that I purchased at an office supply store and leave them at their business.Call your local TV/paper/radio and have them post your workshop on their community calendar.
  6. Put your presentation together and practice. I put the promotion step before this step on purpose!  I want you to set the date and start promoting and then prepare.  This will make you do it!
  7. Give a great presentation and watch your choice clients start calling you!
Elizabeth's Assignment:
  1. Make a decision to start having a free workshop on a regular basis. 
  2. Follow the steps I gave you in order. 
  3. Take action and really do these steps.
  4. Stay focused by doing one thing every day towards promoting and putting together your free workshop.
  5. Click here to see the website link about my upcoming workshops.
Elizabeth's Recommended Tool
Microsoft Publisher - I use this for my flyers.   A bit of a learning curve but works great! 
Thanks for taking the time to read the 'Build Your Organizing Business' Tip and I'm excited to help you grow your business. Of course we want to grow our business and make more money but let's not forget - the busier we are the more people we get to help. And the more happy clients we have the more they will tell others!

Elizabeth Hagen
I'm looking for a few good professional organizers!
I will be in San Francisco, CA on September 21; in San Diego, CA on October 9; in Atlanta, GA on October 17 speaking for various conferences.
While I'm in each of those cities I would love to help the professional organizers in those areas build a six-figure business!  I'm looking for an organizer in each of those areas to help me promote my "Build Your Six-Figure Organizing Business" workshop. I'm looking to hold the workshops on Saturday, September 20 in San Francisco; Friday and/or Saturday, October 10 or 11 in San Diego; Saturday, October 18 in Atlanta.
If you're interested call me ASAP at 605-357-8767 or e-mail elizabeth@elizabethhagen.com and let's talk. You would help me in finding a place for the workshop and with promotion to the organizers in your area.

20-Minute Organizing Business Rescue Session
Are you determined about taking your business to the next level?  Are your current strategies not working?  Would you like to take the struggle out of building your business?
If so, I'd like to offer you a complimentary 20-Minute Organizing Business Rescue Session.  Let's get to the heart of what you need to do to turn your organizing business around.
We'll work together to:
  • Clarify your visions for the rest of 2008
  • Identify key objectives
  • Uncover hidden challenges that could be sabotaging your success
  • Create a 'next-step action plan
  • Have you leave this session renewed, inspired, and re-energized about your business and how your business can bring you everything your heart desires!
If you'd like to be one of the ten professional organizers to have one of these special sessions in July e-mail me at elizabeth@elizabethhagen.com -put Rescue in the subject line and let's get started! 
Only 10 complimentary 'rescue' sessions available in July - Act Now!