Help! What’s my next move?

Attracting enough clients to your business can be tough, especially if you are a business owner or entrepreneur trying to sell your time for money.

Knowing which business model is best, what products to create, what prices to charge and how you go about finding enough clients to give you the financial freedom you want can be an overwhelming.

And it doesn’t help being sucked in by all the hundreds of free marketing tools and over-hyped advice on how to create that magical 6-figure business. Some is good – but how do you know what’s right for your clients and your business? It can feel like an uphill struggle, can’t it?

  • You want to know how to have clients come to you, naturally and without having to do the “hard-sell”
  • You want to have a business model that generates more income, whilst working less hours
  • You want to have your web marketing systems working effortlessly so you can work when you want to

You just don’t know how!

Working with Karen Skidmore will show you

Hi, my name is Karen Skidmore. I’m now in my 10th year in business having left my eleven year corporate career in 2004 to start up my own coaching business. I wanted to create a term-time career to fit around my family life and running my own business seemed to be the ideal solution.

But it was hard work. Far harder than I imagined it would be. Those first six months were a roller-coaster ride of success and failure. My confidence levels crashed. And I was making very little in the way of income.

I still remember that dark day that I wanted to give it all up and go back to a PAYE job. But I didn’t. I decided I had to turn all my previous knowledge of business and marketing learnt in corporate life on its head and invested my time, money and energy in discovering the right ways to design my business.

And, more importantly, the right ways to design my business so that I could enjoy a constant and consistent flow of income whilst being able to create more time to do what I want.

Over the years I have experienced a real roller-coaster of crap months and big success. It’s been a real adventure! But I’m a rather determined person and today I enjoy a flexible and profitable business.

I’m a sought after speaker, published my first book in 2012, ran a hugely successful marketing club and focus my energies working with clients through my Get-It-Done Marketing Programme. And I still balance my time as a mum to two school-age children, whose sports matches I rarely miss, as well as creating time to do “me-stuff” such as tennis, art classes and those all-important girlie lunches and coffee mornings.

I love that I can help other business owners and entrepreneurs like you create the right business model, set up profitable marketing systems and offer the right products so that you can work with more clients, whilst working less hours.

You see, unlike many business mentors and marketing gurus out there, I’ve got the T-Shirt (well, if truth be told … a whole wardrobe of them!) and I know what it takes to get your business turned around and moving in the right direction.

How will working with Karen make a difference to you and your business?

What we end up working on together is entirely up to you and your present circumstances. That’s the great thing about a personalised 1-2-1 programme – there’s no fixed agenda to squeeze you in to! You will see below there are options to choose from, but you are an individual and your goals and aspirations are unique to you. Although I have much to share with you, not all of it may be relevant to the path you end up taking and you need clarity and focus on where to make the biggest difference in your business right now, don’t you?

  • You may be just starting out and need to focus on some “quick-wins” to build both your cash flow and your business confidence.
  • You may have been in business for a few years and feel frustrated by your lack of consistent and constant clients.

Whatever stage of business you are at, we can work out what needs working on first and help you achieve a clear action plan to get working on.

 

Here are just some of the topics that you may want to focus on:

  • Database Growth & Segmentation

    Database Growth & Segmentation

    Developing your biggest asset – your mailing list – taking you step-by-step to developing your email marketing, opt-in reports and autoresponder campaigns

  • Profitable Products

    Profitable Products

    How to create products such as e-books, teleseminars, webinars, membership sites, workshops and group programmes so that you are not restricted to just selling your time by the hour.

  • Selling Yourself At The Right Price

    Selling Yourself At The Right Price

    How to sell yourself effectively, both on an individual basis as well up on the stage presenting at events and conferences, and price yourself at the level that you deserve to be paid

  • Marketing Strategy

    Marketing Strategy

    Creating a clear and focused marketing strategy for your business and how to clearly identify your target client

  • Know Where You Are Headed

    Know Where You Are Headed

    Developing a clear business vision and road-mapping your next 12-24 months to make it easier to know which projects to work on next

  • Knowing Where & What To Start With

    Knowing Where & What To Start With

    Coming up with simple weekly action lists so you know what you should be doing on a daily, weekly and montly basis to win more clients

  • De-Mystifying The Tech

    De-Mystifying The Tech

    Getting to grips with social media and integrating it in to your current marketing activities, as well as understanding which web marketing tools to use (and which ones you can ignore!)

  • How To Hire, Out Source & Build Your Team

    How To Hire, Out Source & Build Your Team

    How to delegate and make sure you are building a team around you so you can focus your energies on what you are good at ... and not the time-sucking admin

  • Creating Content & Copy

    Creating Content & Copy

    What blogging and article writing you can do to create a strong online presence, whilst finding your voice and expressing what you stand for.

  • Thank you – I have been dwelling on this idea for my training for over a year. Your GID Programme has driven out more clarity of thought on the programme in the 4 or 5 weeks we have been going than in the previous 12 months, never mind all the practical stuff that I have achieved towards actually making it a reality.
    Allen Ruddock
    - Management Consultant & Project Manager Trainer
  • I have been unable to sleep with the excitement and awe of how my sales page is developing and somehow me too and my relationship with my business. The GID Marketing Programme has transformed that overwhelm, uncertainty and stuck feelings in to joy, liberation and excitement. Thanks to you and the GID Programme, this whole process and experience has taken me off the country roads driving in a worn out car, to the motorway in an Audi Q5! And for this I am eternally grateful.
    Marcia O'Regan
    - International Colour Therapist
  • I have delivered a campaign that delivered increased sales for a particular product and it has opened up a communication channel with new potential customers that wouldn’t have been there otherwise. You have used simple language and given me deliverable actions ... not just a load of jargon!
    Natasha Roberts
    - Darling & Darling
  • We've addressed head-on some key weaknesses in our "offer" in an open and constructively critical way ... and came up with some concrete action points. You didn't shirk at all at the ground we had to cover in the four pretty intensive hours. You tell it as it is. Invaluable.
    Rod Paley
    - Xtensis Ltd
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the Profitable Products programme, it has exceeded my expectations and given me the courage and tools to take a leap forward with my business, which is exactly what I signed up for. This programme could not have come at a better time for me and my business. With plenty of encouragement, support, ideas and accountability this programme keeps you on track to get started and start selling your products with confidence. I love Karen’s no nonsense approach, her business experience and inspiring story.
    Melanie Mackie
    - Scarletta Media
  • Karen's learning programs are packed with content, and her style of delivery makes it easy to learn, ask questions and engage. The 90 minute class was terrific, and I was thrilled with all of the materials that she provided after the class. Karen is First Class!
    Deborah Bifulco
    - Marketing Coach and Behavioral Analyst
  • Karen is simply fantastic to work with. She’s focussed, enthusiastic, energetic and a lovely person. Karen is very genuine and honest. If she doesn’t think something will work, she will make positive suggestions on how to improve it. I am looking forward to working with her on an ongoing basis to achieve my other goals. With Karen I know my chances are significantly higher.
    Lisa Turner
    - Founder of Psycademy
  • I used Karen Skidmore to help me create a successful and profitable web business, with as many tasks as possible automated. Her skill in breaking down what seems to be a rather daunting task into extremely manageable bite size chunks. As a result you finish the session confident that it’s all very manageable. She has helped me formulate my long term goal and then get a monthly plan to move forwards towards achieving it.
    Mary Waring
    - Wealth For Women
  • I came to Karen because I felt I needed serious direction for my marketing efforts. What I liked best about working with you was your directness; your perspicacity about what is going and the clarity with which you give advice. Your advice is to the point which means you are not wasting people's time!
    Anita Sheehan
    - Impakt Coaching

But remember … there’s no magic pill

 

There’s No Magic Pill …

As much as I would love to help you create the business that you aspire to own, I can’t give you a magic pill to swallow.

I know you know this deep down, but I wouldn’t be able to help you any way unless I am clear that you understand this. There is no easy way to make more money. Passive income only comes from the blood, sweat and tears that go in to creating the systems and products that allow you win more clients, whilst working less hours.

Whichever programme we discuss together, you have to be aware that I expect you to take action after and during our sessions together … sometimes massive action that means that you find yourself waaaaay out of your comfort zone.

I’ll support you. I can be your cheerleader at times. But as much as I can kick your butt in to the right direction, I can’t do it for you. That is up to you!

So, as long as me and you are clear on that … then let’s talk.

Here’s what you need to do right now …

Your first step is to simply put request a time for us to speak. Yup, we need to arrange a time to speak and discuss your options via the phone or skype.

It’s really important that we do this as this will help both of us decide whether we are right for each other. If you prefer to speak to someone before completing the form below, please call my right-hand woman Alexia Padgham on 01428 607745. Alexia has been my PA for more than four years and she can answer most questions you may have.

Add your name and email right here …

 

Thank you – I have been dwelling on this idea for my training for over a year. Your GID Programme has driven out more clarity of thought on the programme in the 4 or 5 weeks we have been going than in the previous 12 months, never mind all the practical stuff that I have achieved towards actually making it a reality.
Allen Ruddock
Allen Ruddock
Management Consultant & Project Manager Trainer
I have been unable to sleep with the excitement and awe of how my sales page is developing and somehow me too and my relationship with my business. The GID Marketing Programme has transformed that overwhelm, uncertainty and stuck feelings in to joy, liberation and excitement. Thanks to you and the GID Programme, this whole process and experience has taken me off the country roads driving in a worn out car, to the motorway in an Audi Q5! And for this I am eternally grateful.
Marcia O'Regan
Marcia O'Regan
International Colour Therapist
I have delivered a campaign that delivered increased sales for a particular product and it has opened up a communication channel with new potential customers that wouldn’t have been there otherwise. You have used simple language and given me deliverable actions ... not just a load of jargon!
Natasha Roberts
Natasha Roberts
Darling & Darling
We've addressed head-on some key weaknesses in our "offer" in an open and constructively critical way ... and came up with some concrete action points. You didn't shirk at all at the ground we had to cover in the four pretty intensive hours. You tell it as it is. Invaluable.
Rod Paley
Rod Paley
Xtensis Ltd
I thoroughly enjoyed the Profitable Products programme, it has exceeded my expectations and given me the courage and tools to take a leap forward with my business, which is exactly what I signed up for. This programme could not have come at a better time for me and my business. With plenty of encouragement, support, ideas and accountability this programme keeps you on track to get started and start selling your products with confidence. I love Karen’s no nonsense approach, her business experience and inspiring story.
Melanie Mackie
Melanie Mackie
Scarletta Media
Karen's learning programs are packed with content, and her style of delivery makes it easy to learn, ask questions and engage. The 90 minute class was terrific, and I was thrilled with all of the materials that she provided after the class. Karen is First Class!
Deborah Bifulco
Deborah Bifulco
Marketing Coach and Behavioral Analyst
Karen is simply fantastic to work with. She’s focussed, enthusiastic, energetic and a lovely person. Karen is very genuine and honest. If she doesn’t think something will work, she will make positive suggestions on how to improve it. I am looking forward to working with her on an ongoing basis to achieve my other goals. With Karen I know my chances are significantly higher.
Lisa Turner
Lisa Turner
Founder of Psycademy
I used Karen Skidmore to help me create a successful and profitable web business, with as many tasks as possible automated. Her skill in breaking down what seems to be a rather daunting task into extremely manageable bite size chunks. As a result you finish the session confident that it’s all very manageable. She has helped me formulate my long term goal and then get a monthly plan to move forwards towards achieving it.
Mary Waring
Mary Waring
Wealth For Women
I came to Karen because I felt I needed serious direction for my marketing efforts. What I liked best about working with you was your directness; your perspicacity about what is going and the clarity with which you give advice. Your advice is to the point which means you are not wasting people's time!
Anita Sheehan
Anita Sheehan
Impakt Coaching

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