However it may be that you can also make money by selling thoughts – your thoughts! Try to think of yourself as a specialist and imagine selling thoughts that you have accumulated over many years of experience. Your income will then be dependent on your expertise and knowledge. You then need to develop some creative marketing and promotion strategies.
To make an income selling thoughts, you will need to operate on low running costs and have a high margin. You have to make as much money as possible early in your development because you can only earn your income while you are still able to create the thoughts to sell. No one else can help you (the specialist) sell your thoughts.
Successful businesses need to create systems and eventually be able to replace themselves. The specialist can never be replaced. The specialist’s main job is to think and be creative. They also have to sell their thoughts and deliver the content of those thoughts through ‘sexy; marketing and promotion strategies. As well as being prepared to work hard, you also have to love what you are doing. The more creative you are, the more likely you are to love your work (think of how an artist enjoys producing their works of art).
Have a look at this creative way to market and promote yourself!
For a business to be successful it does not have to depend on the owner/operator; it can be quite independent of this entrepreneur. If the business is set up well, it can be sold. An unsuccessful business is often not a business at all; it is simply a way of providing a job for the owner. The owner usually has to work hard for a boss who is little short of being a maniac – of course this boss is themselves!
Many business operators say they want to achieve freedom, but it is usually more important for the specialist to experience fulfillment. It is so easy for those trying to guide us into being ‘better business people’, to ignore the all important aspect of fulfillment. Many people who put fulfillment first see themselves as failed business people because they do not seem to follow the basic principles of business.
When you decide to engage in selling thoughts, you are no longer one of the ordinary business people and you should not feel insignificant or a failure because of this different approach. Just keep in mind that the specialist needs to build a number of profitable ventures to ensure the income stream keeps flowing.
When a specialist decides to earn an income from selling thoughts they must have a very clear message about what they are selling that they can send out to potential clients. This form of marketing will only be successful if you have developed a method or procedures that will help you not only get your message across, but will also develop a sense of organisation in your lifestyle.
Once you decide that selling thoughts is the way you wish to earn an income, then you have to work out how to market and promote yourself. You will become known as a leader and others will follow you. This method of earning an income is suitable for a coach, presenter, author, trainer, mentor etc. It is possible that the specialists who are selling thoughts may be involved in all or most of these activities.
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