What if I told you that *THE KEY* to growing your business and multiplying your income was creating, developing, launching, and selling high-end services and programs?
Well, it is.
In my Mastery Marketing Program this is all we focus on. In the past few months, my group members have successfully developed and sold many high-end services by following the plan below.
Two of our members got clients worth over $1 Million each. Many others are gearing up to market and sell high-end programs in the next few months. Others are having the best months ever in their businesses.
But it doesn't happen by itself. It takes a plan and very consistent follow-through. Let me share the basics of this plan.
High-End Service/Program Launch Plan
1. Create and Develop a New High-End Service or Program
This may be the hardest part. This is the equivalent of product development. You need to know your ideal clients, their needs, the results you can deliver and the structure of your service or program. It can't be another "me too" program.
Ideally you want to develop what I call an "HEOB" - High End, Outcome-Based Program. These programs offer much more value and tend to require a larger commitment from the client. They are also more expensive, but they pay for themselves many times over. Could you offer such a service or program?
2. Write a "Marketing Letter" for Your Service.
You can't just let people know, "Here's my new service, are you interested?" You need to build a solid case for it by writing an in-depth letter for it. This includes the purpose and benefits of this service, with a detailed outline of the deliverables and structure.
Usually this letter will be online on a web page. Don't think people will read a long letter? They will, if it communicates true value, not hype. You need to tell a complete story to convey the value.
3. Pre-launch Your Service/Program
Utilize email announcements, social media, teleclasses, intro workshops, and talks. You want to generate interest in what you're offering before you actually launch the service or program.
For instance, let those on your current list and your existing clients know about this new service. Direct them to a web page where they can sign up to join a list to learn more. Give them value just for checking out this service, such as a complimentary teleclass or intro workshop.
4. Launch the Service/Program on a Pre-announced Day
Let people know that there is limited space in your service or program (because there is). And if you offer a high-end program, have people apply for it, not sign up for it.
If you have dozens, or perhaps hundreds of people anticipating the launch of your program, you'll create both excitement and urgency. Many more people will want to learn about the details of this program they've been hearing so much about.
5. Conduct Strategy Sessions
If your program is $2,500 or more, have prospective participants apply and offer them a "Strategy Session" to explore whether or not the program is for them. In this session you'll discuss their goals, challenges, and opportunities, and explain exactly how your service/program works to produce results.
This is the exact opposite of high-pressure selling (which you hate to do anyway). Instead, you put a high value on your services and have low-key conversations with those who have self-selected.
Of course all of these steps need to be customized for your particular audience. But the basic approach can be used to offer high-end services to everyone from solo-preneurs to multi-milllion dollar enterprises.
I don't want to pretend that putting these five steps into action is easy; it's not. But if you really want to take your business to a whole new level, you can't keep marketing your services as you have in the past.
The More Clients Bottom Line: Marketing and selling high-end services or programs takes more than jacking up your prices, it's positioning your services to not only appear more valuable, but actually delivering more value. In hard economic times, one strategy is to lower value and prices. But this is not a long-term sustainable practice for your business.
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