A long time ago I learned if we want to make money, we need to create different income streams. As women in business, a global pandemic certainly was not in our thoughts when doing the swot analysis in our business plans. Probably if re-writing our business plan today it most definitely would play a big part of that plan, especially when identifying threats and opportunities .
As we re-adjust to current circumstances, the realisation and the need to redefine business, we also learn to maximise earning potential even when going through a pandemic or a financial crisis.
Opportunity is the word I am personally using to describe how I feel about the current situation, and opportunity to make my business better and especially my finances flowing – I’ve come up with 5 steps that can support us to bulletproof our business .
There are the opportunities that we make and the ones that we take, here are my 5 steps to bulletproof your business and maximise your earning potential.
This can support you not only with cash flow, but it will also give your business exposure, and you will definitely build an even stronger network.
This is not for everyone, however many people I know run successful MLM businesses and even through the pandemic are achieving their best sales .
For example, I have trained as a graphic designer before being introduced to HR and Coaching, I have also a passion for Tapping (EFT) which is something I often offer my clients. Your skills or as I like to call it YOUR GIFTS must be shared with your audience .
Everything is interconnected, and it can be part of your business.
One saying that I have adopted to be true for me is that ‘Connection is not perfection’, the more you connect the more you learn about people and they also get to learn about you. People buy from you and not just your product or service.
Every product, service or training that you have ever created should be made available for purchase, the work has already been done and this can create a nice passive income flow, which will support maximising your earning potential .
Once you implement the previous 4 steps, you should be seeing an increase in your income depending on the diversity of products and services the money will come in in different ways, however, it will be flowing from different streams.
Split your earnings into 5 different pots
1 – Rents and bills – take the money for your rent/ mortgage and bills
2 – Self-development – allocate some money for your continuous learning and development
3 – Savings – Save some money for holidays or other leisure activities
4 – Investment – my recommendation is to invest some money in the stock market, bonds. This is the best way for making your money grow through the compound effect. It takes time to see the results as this is a long term investment and commitment, not a quick fix to get extra cash.
5 – Paying it forward – it is the right thing to do, many people are not as fortunate as you, the joy of giving makes it come back to you.