October 2011

Welcome to Elizabeth Hagen's Growing Your Business with Confidence Monthly Tip




Welcome to this issue of my monthly tip newsletter just for women entrepreneurs.  Each month you'll be receiving an easy-to-implement and very valuable tip or strategy to help you grow your business that you love.
If this sounds valuable to you then I'm looking forward to helping you to stand out, accelerate your success, and grow your business!
Ready to build your list?



The other day I was asked what I did to have such a big list. I had to think about that for a moment.


I came up with 6 steps: 


1. I made a decision to grow my list. That may sound elementary but have you made that decision?

2.  I started carrying around a file folder in my purse (I have big purses!) with copies of my recent newsletter. Everywhere I went I would pass them out and ask if I could subscribe them to my newsletter.  Don't think that the person will remember to go back home and do it themselves. Do it for them.

3.  Add a signature to every e-mail that goes out giving the name of your newsletter (another elementary thought but have you named your newsletter?!), top 3 benefits from getting your newsletter, and how to subscribe.

4.  I wrote an eBook as a gift for when someones subscribes to my newsletter.  You can check this out at my ElizabethHagen.com site.

5.  I put on the front of my business card that they get a gift by visiting my site.

6.  But the BIG, BIG, BIG WAY:  Speaking.  This grew my list by leaps and bounds.   


Here are 7 Steps to Build Your List When you Speak:

  1. Write a 3-page free report or a one-page tip sheet. It can be on any information that your audience can't live without.  You perfectionists that are reading this - DO NOT make this so hard!
  2. Hand it off to a graphic person to make it pretty and available on a web link.
  3. At the presentation give everybody a 3x5 card in their handout packet or on their chair.
  4. Halfway through your presentation at an appropriate time ask "Who would like this report/tips sheet on 'xyz' (while you say this hold up a copy and raise your hand). You'll see the whole group raise their hand!  Then say "I'd like to give it to you absolutely free!  All you have to do is write your name and e-mail on the index card or take your business card and write 'free' on it.  Not only will I e-mail you this fabulous report but you will also get a subscription to my great monthly newsletter with tips on 'abc'. I think you're going to love it but, of course, you can unsubscribe at any time." Voila!  You just got 95% of the audience to subscribe to your newsletter and you're giving them valuable information.
  5. When you get back to your office send them an e-mail thanking them for attending your presentation, etc. and then give them the link for the free report/tips sheet. 
  6. Subscribe them to your newsletter.
  7. Check in with this group two weeks later and they'll be amazed at your follow-up!

Elizabeth's Assignment:

  1. Make a decision to start having a newsletter if you don't already do so and write your report/tips sheet.
  2. Follow the steps I gave you in order during your next presentation.
  3. Take action and really do these steps. Trust me - they work!
  4. Stay focused on building your list.  Everyone you talk to is a candidate for your newsletter.  Ask them if they'd like to get it and then subscribe them yourself.  The chances of them remembering to sign up when they get back to their computer is slim to none.

Elizabeth's Recommended Tools

Constant Contact for my newsletter
Kim Casault, kim@cruxwire.com, my graphic/web person who makes everything beautiful!


Now is your time, . Would you like some hand holding to build your list and grow your business?  I'd be happy to visit with you to see if I'd be a right fit for you as a coach -  contact me and let's set up your complimentary 30-minute session. 

Do you wonder where the time
goes each day? 

Would you like to have more  

time for you? 


I want to invite you to join me for a complimentary webinar:


Organize Your Time so You have MORE Time for You! 


Date:  Thursday, October 6, 2011

Time:  8 PM to 9 PM EDT/7 PM Central/6 PM Mountain/5 PM Pacific

Where:  On your computer



Find out more here!  

, thanks for taking the time to read the 'Grow Your Business with Confidence' tip and I'm excited to help you accelerate your success. 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 happier our clients are the more they will tell others!


Love and confidence,

Speaker  Member of the National Speakers Association

Coach     Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching 


CPO       Certified Professional Organizer and Member of the

                National Association of Professional Organizers

Issue: 41

Elizabeth Hagen, CPO

If you're a determined woman entrepreneur who wants support, is ready to take focused action, and wants to accelerate your success and grow your 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 successful organizing and speaking 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!

Elizabeth Hagen

Coach - Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching Network


(605) 357-8767