I've been helping people a lot and recently I've been seriously looking at what the best way to move my business forward is.
It's easy to just do stuff to make money, but I have a few limiting beliefs which have always got in my way when it comes to focusing on the money.
While I've been able to do nicely despite these limiting beliefs I'm at a point now where I'm coming to the conclusion that perhaps the reason I maintain them is not that I can't remove them but that I want them.
I know that wanting to keep beliefs which seem to get in the way of maximising income potential sounds like a crazy thing, but I really do like helping people and I guess I'd consider myself a loser if all I did was whatever I knew would make money if I didn't consider it worthwhile besides the money.
So, this has led me to an idea which I'd like to get your feedback on.
I have 3 main passions in my life right now:
1 - Music
2 - Helping people become happier and more successful
3 - IM
I'd like to combine 2 and 3 as effectively as possible in a way that results in moving them both forward effectively and supporting my revenue plans.
My idea is:
Rather than charging people directly for coaching like I normally would - Create a 'barter' system. So where I need fresh content and resources for my PLR memberships, I would swap coaching sessions for fresh original content. This way I could work with people who aren't able to currently afford money for coaching but that could do some useful resource creation work for me in exchange.
Obviously this is a limited model because it still involves my personal time, but I considered the option of group sessions for the groups of people who want coaching but also can't offer much in the way of valuable work either (for whatever reason).
so - I do coaching sessions in exchange for work (content creation, graphics, etc... - all the stuff I would be paying for otherwise) and people get coaching when they may have otherwise struggled to afford it.
My part just means that I need to actually monetise the things I have them contribute in order for me to actually make any money, but I think I can handle that.
Do you think this is something you would be interested in? Do you see any problems with this model?
Any comments/feedback/suggestions very much welcomed.