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3 killer ideas to increase your clients’ activity

When you already have some clients who are benefiting from your services or products within the spiritual industry, it’s time to ask yourself: how to make an even bigger positive impact? Maybe you’ve helped them feel more realigned, more energised or guided them to unleash their true calling or coached them with their personal development. But how often do they come back to you?

Having returning clients is the ultimate seal of approval that you’re doing something well. Even if you served your customers in a way that they don’t need a follow up, they become your walking advertisement. There are multiple options to maximise the opportunities to not only generate more revenue per customer, but to increase your brand visibility as well. Happy clients equal to a healthy business. I’m sharing 3 killer ideas on how you can increase your clients’ activity to bring you:

✔️ more revenue

✔️ more new customers

✔️ more fulfillment

✔️ much more impact in the word.

ASK FOR REFERRALS

Asking for referrals is the simplest yet the most overlooked technique. I’m starting with this one as this is the most powerful tool you can use; forget digital marketing for a second and trust me: word of mouth is still the most effective way to get you leads who are the easiest to convert into paying customers. If you are making a living out of what you’re passionate about then you would be delivering an excellent service to your clients (that doesn’t feel like work), which means that they are having an amazing customer experience and likely to be talking about you already within their network. How can you ask your customers to send you more business without sounding too ‘salesy’? I’m a big believer in the power of personal touch! Reach out to them a few weeks after they purchased your service or product and make your follow up as personal as you can. If you built a rapport with them, use the little details to ask how they’re doing since you last spoke.

For example: “Hey Tom, how are you getting on with the guided meditation I showed you to help you become more focused? What was your biggest success when using the technique?”

Either you are following up with them by phone, email, Whatsapp, Social Media or in person make sure you end your conversation by telling them how grateful you’d be if they shared your details in case they know anyone who could benefit from your service / product. If you are in a position to offer them a freebie in return for the referral, it’s even better. Another great way to maximise referrals is to promote it while they are purchasing /using your service or product. Offering an incentive or discount for them if they bring you more clients will strengthen your market position in a powerful way.

Competition time

It doesn’t matter what your spiritual / esoteric business offers as a service or a product, your clients will love a competition when they can bag something for free. Who doesn’t like the thrill of winning? If you launch your competition with a strategic angle, you’ll not only get your existing customers become more engaged and loyal to you but will have the opportunity to reach new clients as well. I personally always recommend launching a competition that:

✔️ creates value for your existing customers

✔️ has a limited timeframe for the offer

✔️ will give the opportunity to showcase your winner (blog post, interview, podcast, social media feature)

✔️ opens up doors for collaborations

Try to keep track of your competitions and promotions so you’ll have a good idea what works best within your audience. Some of my clients see amazing results when offering flash sales within their competition campaigns and some get better results when there is a physical item to be won.

Customer testimonials

This one probably goes without saying how important it is to have written feedback from your customers. Obviously it’s a great way to boost your credibility and showcase how your spiritual business stands out from your competition, however, it’s also a great tool to get your clients become more active. Remember what I said about referrals?

There are many ways you can feature customer reviews but keep in mind the real reason why you actually want them. Are you a new business and you need to show that you’re the real deal? Are you trying to position yourself in a specific niche in your market? Are you trying to get better visibility within your clients’ network? Having a more structured and strategic approach with your customer reviews will be a huge pay-off in the long-term.

Figure out where you need the biggest boost and direct your clients with their reviews with that goal in mind. If it’s your social media presence that you want to focus on, then ask them to leave reviews on Facebook or get their permission to post their feedback on your Instagram stories. In case you’re a TikTok-er then produce a video of you sharing the lovely reviews. So many options, the key is to remain strategic!


These 3 tips should be starting points when you’re trying to grow and scale-up your spiritual business with authenticity in focus. Getting your customers more engaged, will lead you to an expanded audience, more loyal clients and stronger brand positioning. If you’re a little confused or unsure how to get started then feel free to have a free 30-min consultation with me when you’re ready. Simply find a time here and we’ll discuss what your biggest challenge is right now that’s holding back your truest potential.

PODCAST: How to be a leader without feeding the Ego?

Once you are truly committed to following your inner calling and say yes to making a living out of your spiritual / esoteric skills and knowledge, there might be some challenges you’ll have to come through. It’s easy to get sucked into the games of our ego when you are in a leadership position, which I slipped into on multiple occasions while working as a director and CEO and progressed incredibly fast in my career. Leading without feeding the ego was one of the toughest lessons I had to master. Not only I took on a great level of responsibility at a young age but I also had to deal with being a female leader in Malta where the local culture still prefers to accommodate male leaders.

During that time my spiritual development sky-rocketed and as I became more and more conscious about my decisions in life, everything around me started falling into place before falling apart. When your level of consciousness starts shifting, your external world shifts along with it whether you like it or not. It’s definitely not a fun journey at times when you are awakening and becoming more aware of your inner reality.

Listen to this podcast and learn from my experience: the challenges I faced as a female leader and what I would do differently looking back. I’m sharing part of my story of how staying authentic will propel you even forward and why I lost myself while I was a successful CEO at the age of 30. The result? Once I realised I was no longer on the most authentic path, I left it all behind to recalibrate my mind.

Ready to get started on your journey to turn your higher calling into your career and vocation? As a gift to the community, I’m offering a free 30-minute consultation to help you get some clarity and identify what would be the best method and strategy for you to unleash your potential and build your spiritual business. Get your free consultation here.

PODCAST: HOW TO MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT BY HAVING AN OPERATIONAL PLAN?

Making a bigger impact as an internal drive is what caused the spiritual industry to be born. The more people you will reach, the bigger impact you will be making in society, in your community and in the world. Listen to some tangible advice to figure out how to reach more people with your spiritual business, what an operational plan should include in addition to sharing my own vision why Connect One Marketing was born.

In case you’re wondering what a spiritual business is and what type of activities build up the spiritual industry then find out more about that here.

3 things you can do now to keep your customers and build your network

I thought it could be a good time to share some of my tips and experience with you to learn how to actually carry on with your businesses, services and how to get more clients especially online.


Depending on where in the world you are right now, most of you likely to be already working from home and you’re looking at ways how to get a few customers back to your way maybe. Shifting your entire workload to more of a digital, online base. So maybe some of you are not fully able to do that but this is exactly what I wanted to talk about that those of you who are doing services that really require in person meetings, maybe you’re a chiropractor or a crystal healer. For those of you, this is a great time now to think a little bit differently and see what else you could be offering to your customers that doesn’t require you meeting them in person.

Because it is what it is, the current situation, you don’t really have much control over it and your financial independence might depend on it not having enough clients. And by financial independence I also mean being able to meet your basic needs of the bottom layer of the Maslow pyramid.


So start thinking a little bit different and do a couple of things that could generate you some revenue, maintain the loyalty of your existing customers and bring in some new clients along the way.


There are 3 things you could be doing right now that I wanted to share with you. 3 ideas to get started with as an alternative to meeting customers in person to KEEP YOUR business GOING.

CREATE AN ONLINE EVENT


Most likely you have some social media page, presence, you have your website. If you have any of this, then it is a great way for you to create events online. You can use many different services to promote your online gathering: Eventbrite, Facebook events, Meetup or simply arrange a time via Hangouts / Zoom. For some of you maybe Instagram is your most efficient platform then use that to promote your event and just remember to add the link to you event in your Bio as you can’t add clickable links to Instagram posts.

An idea for a topic you could be covering for your online event:
Helping people keeping a positive mindset. I think this is something that we all have in common, we understand how important it is to have a healthy mindset and to keep that positive attitude. So you could be running online workshops sending out some tips, tools or some exercises even how to rewire your brain as a lot of negativity is going around right now in news outlets, in social media.

People are being thrown into a bit of a panic mode which obviously generates fear for many of them. Fear is such a low vibrational energy to pass around and it’s definitely not a great mindset to have. And some of you who are highly sensitive, empathetic to the collective you might be feeling this as well. So it really is a good time to help people/ show people how to shift their mindset towards some higher vibrational level feelings: being more positive, more optimistic or show them how to feel now gratitude for actually what they do have in their life. So this is one thing you could be doing.

NURTURE YOUR EXISTING CUSTOMERS

Another thing you could be doing is to reach out to your existing customers, really show them that you are there for them. Offer them some advice, anything that could be adding some positive value to their lives. They will really appreciate your efforts and when everything calms down and sort of goes back to a bit more usual then they will remember you and you will have that strong customer loyalty that you are now building up with them. Use this time to really follow up with them or with your previous leads that didn’t convert into paying customers. So reach out to them as well offer them maybe some free advice and tips or just a quick check up if they have any concerns or questions, is there anything you can do for them. Offer your extra free time now to give back to the community.

You are planting seeds now: nurture your existing customer base and your potential leads.

Maybe you received some messages through your social media platforms or some of your leads sent you emails, contacted you on your website or they called you or messaged you on WhatsApp; go through all of these inboxes and see if there is anything you could recycle and reach out to them.

Topics you could get these conversations started: giving them some free positive advice relating to your service. For example if your service is related to alternative medicine or holistic healing that would be a really good angle right now to put together a recipe for a natural immune system booster and send it to them. I actually have my own favourite recipe as well and now I’ve been ‘overdosing’ myself on ginger, garlic, turmeric and cinnamon. So maybe share some of your home-made and natural immune system boosters which could bring a bit of benefit to your potential customers.

BUILD A COMMUNITY

I promised you 3 ideas so here is the third one: reach out to people who are in similar shoes like you professionally. Start building your professional community now. This is a great time to get together virtually.

I’m on a mission to create some form of unity and community out of this whole situation.

Let’s try to look at things in a positive light and let’s reach out to each other and build a very strong, functional network of like-minded positive thinkers, people who are devoted to make a difference and help others, to improve their mindset and personal or spiritual development. So anyone who is out there, trying to spread positivity and light as to speak, I invite you now to reach out to me as well and reach out to each other and start forming communities. Start having conversations, maybe you can do an online event together, maybe you can reach out to customers together offering them more useful tips.


Try to follow these 3 potential options that you could be doing with your extra free time right now which will help you create stronger connections with your existing customers, with your professional network and could also generate you more customers moving forward once everything is a little bit more settled and calmer. People are going through right now a lot if internal work, re-evaluating and re-prioritising their values ad what’s important in life.


I would like to wish you to stay positive as well, which I’m sure is what you’re doing already without me having to remind you of this. Also wishing you peaceful weeks ahead of you, as much as it is possible and productive days on an internal level, so hope that you can find some time to create something more meaningful in your life right now and add some value to society and communities, which are transforming rapidly as we speak.


Feel free to reach out and connect with me as well at: timi@connectonemarketing.com
You can also book in a free consultation with me to get some more customised tips for your spiritual business.


Take care of yourselves and stay positive. ✨💙

Why authentic brand positioning will get you more customers?

What you tell your customers about your services is one thing, but how they see you in the market, against your competitors will be one of the deciding factors to choose you over someone else. It sounds simple right? So let’s see how it’s actually done.

If someone is searching for a credible professional in the holistic, spiritual or esoteric industries they are most likely not be the type of customer who are making decisions based on only logic. These people are looking for answers, solutions and guidance on an intuitive level. Price value, years of experience and flexibility might not be enough for you to attract clients. You need to really get your message across to your audience in the most authentic way.

How to communicate your mission to your customers on a soul level?

BE VULNERABLE

It’s time to get your walls down to show your raw journey. Every energy healer, lightworker, esoteric service provider I met, has been through their ‘dark night of the soul’, they all had a downward spiral that made them start an awakening journey towards enlightenment. It seems inevitable. You need to embrace your darkness before you can really shine your light. So don’t be afraid to show these experiences to your audience. They are likely to be going through something similar so by opening up to them, your potential customers will resonate with you even more on a deeper level. That beats pricing, advertising and even referrals.

BE HONEST

Honesty is the best policy, we heard this many times yet not many of us actually apply this when it comes to business. We live in a world now when people are sick and tired of being manipulated and brainwashed. And marketing is infamous for doing that. Even though I’m incredibly passionate about marketing, I never created an advert or a campaign that was based on lies. I believe that authentic marketing and authentic branding goes a long way in the long term. Make sure that hat you communicate through your social media, your website and in person is actually fully in line with what you are about. There really is no need to ‘tweak’ things. You need to learn how to communicate your mission effectively yes, but that doesn’t mean sounding ‘salesy’. This is a sophisticated method paired with high emotional intelligence to get the grips of coming across authentic yet effective in business terms.

BE RELATABLE

What does that even mean you might think? If you are in the spiritual, holistic therapies or esoteric industries then you are dealing with a very different customer profile than an average business. You clients are looking for some kind of connection, some kind of sign that you are the person they are seeking. They want to resonate with you, to feel like you are their manifestation to their inner questions. If they can’t relate to you in any way, then it will be very unlikely that they will turn into a paying customer. And if you don’t have customers paying for your services then you will remain stuck in that job that doesn’t actually make you feel fulfilled because you are still financially dependent to do something that’s not in line with your soul’s calling. I’m on a mission to help you step away from that so you can spend your time on what you feel passionate about and make it your career not just a hobby.


Once you learn how to communicate all of the above in an authentic way, it will get you closer to your customers and it will help you scale up your spiritual business to create financial independence for you. Do what you love, do what your soul has been whispering you to do for a while now. Make a positive impact in the world instead of working for others just to pay the bills. I want you to live your life that is fully aligned with your soul’s purpose. Let me help you get there by giving you a fully customised, easy to follow strategy.

Book your free 30 minute consultation with me now to learn how to achieve that or you can download The collective guide of how to turn your spiritual calling into your career.

3 things to do before you start your spiritual business

You finally took a leap and realised that you can pursue your true passion as a way to make a living. You are tired of just having a job to pay the bills and you are finally listening to that inner voice inside you that’s driving you to follow your spiritual path as a career. I’m excited to share some of my knowledge I gained throughout my career as I was constantly going back and forth between wanting to be successful in business and following my inner calling to develop myself spiritually. It eventually hit me one day: I don’t need to choose between my 2 passions, I can combine them! And just like that, Connect One Marketing was born.

I’m on a mission to help spiritual healers, energy workers and esoteric service providers reach their customers to be able to fully dedicate their lives to their inner calling. No more feeling stuck, frustrated or wasting your talents. Get ready to level up and live the life that truly aligns with you.

Either you have already started working on your spiritual business on the side or you are just about to launch it, check how many of these 3 questions you know the answers to already:

  1. DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR MARKET NEEDS?

    It’s a great first step when you realise what skills and talents you have either as a yoga instructor, a Reiki healer, an herbalist, a crystal healer, a numerologist or a holistic therapist; however you need to know what is the real demand for your skills. First things first: are you going to provide your service online/remotely or in person? Depending on your industry, your clients want different things. Put yourself into your customers’ shoes before you make any decisions. Then do your market research to make sure you are actually supplying an existing demand and in a much better way than your competition. When I was delivering a marketing training my favourite allegory to explain this process was this: if you have a darts board in front of you, you know where to aim your darts. If you are blind folded in a room and someone hands you some darts and says ‘here you go’ you are very unlikely to hit the bull’s eye.

  2. WHAT PROBLEM DO YOU SOLVE?

    Doesn’t matter what kind of business we look at, they can only be successful if they are offering a solution to a pain point. There’s absolutely no difference within the spiritual world. People are seeking answers, guidance, solutions either to learn how to manage their kundalini awakening process, how to release karmic blockages or how to astral travel. Write down in one sentence what it is that you provide as a solution. For example, if you’re a Law of Attraction coach then explain what benefits your clients will get from your sessions or if you are an astrology forecast expert then make it clear how your customers can use your report to navigate the timing in their lives.

  3. HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT?

    This is the part that you should spend a bit of intuitive time on. You probably already have a feeling that you are a little bit different than the majority of people. Now it’s time to translate that into the business world: what makes you YOU on a soul level? How is your service different than the one your competitor’s offer? Branding is crucial to make your spiritual business stand out and attract the customers that you need. In my example, I became a CEO at the age of 30 and then resigned to live in a jungle in Sri Lanka to realign my mind and connect to source, to myself, to the universe, to all of us as one. Connect One.

Once you know your answers to these basics then you will be more likely to successfully offer your spiritual services to your customers and turn your true passion into your career. If you haven’t already done so then why not book in a free 30 minute one-to-one consultation with me where I can provide you with some customised advice.

Follow this 11 step guide to help you shift into running a successful spiritual business and build a community instead of doing something for a living that doesn’t fulfill your soul. This guide covers everything you need to know to get started from operational planning, sales & marketing planning and must have financial planning soon after your mindset is shifted into ‘action mode’. Each step has an exercise included to help you keep going and start making a living from what your soul truly desires.

The collective guide of how to turn your spiritual calling into your career by Timi Orosz