How much money do you earn from an almost finished project?
The most likely answer here is a big, fat ZERO.
What if you have half a dozen almost finished projects?
That’s even worse.
You have to get your projects finished and out the door. The faster they’re generating results; the more money you earn.
Even if the project were to fail, you’d still want to get it out there.
If it fails, you can decide whether it’s fixable or to simply move onto the next project.
As long as it’s sitting in ‘almost ready’ stage, it’s stealing both your time and your mental energy.
So how do you get projects out the door fast?
#1 – Focus
Quit trying to do half a dozen different projects at once. If you’ve been sitting on these projects for a while, focus on the FASTEST one to market. Get it off your plate and move to the next.
I’ve seen multiple clients finish a new product in a weekend. They block out the time completely and get it done.
You’re not going to put together an encyclopedia type project in that time, but you can put together a simple step-by-step system that helps your customers achieve a specific end result.
You could also carve out an hour or two a day to work on your project. I’ve found if I don’t block off the time in my calendar, it doesn’t get done.
Write it down. You will work on X from 7 AM to 8 AM every day.
#2 – Overcome Fear
In some cases, I’ve seen people drag their feet about releasing a product because they’re nervous about exposing it to the court of public opinion.
It doesn’t matter how excited you are about your product or your offer. All that matters is how your audience responds.
Identify whether fear is holding you back. As long as it is ‘almost done,’ you don’t have to experience potential rejection. Everyone feels a little nervous right before they release a new offer or product. That’s part of the game.
One of my friends says that every time he finishes a new project, he says, “This probably isn’t going to work.”
It gets him in the frame of mind of being a problem solver. It doesn’t matter if the project works right out of the gate. He always has a Plan B ready to put into action.
#3 – Deadlines
Give yourself a deadline. Even better, give yourself a PUBLIC deadline. Announce to others when you’re going to launch the project.
This is one of the reasons why doing a group coaching program can be such a good way to launch a new project. You get on a webinar and sell an upcoming 6 to 8 week class.
Now you have to fulfill the class. Finish each module as you deliver the content to your customers.
It forces a deadline for every step in your project….and you get paid before the project is finished!
#4 – Support
QUIT trying to do everything yourself. There are too many moving pieces in an online business. You don’t need to create the website, design the graphics, write the copy, edit your product, etc.
Concentrate on putting together an outstanding offer. Outsource the technical details to others.
For example, you could create an audio product. Hire a transcriber to turn it into written material and an editor to make it shine.
I also recommend everyone have a coach or mastermind group who can hold them accountable.
Have someone you can bounce ideas off of…whether it’s product ideas, copy ideas, or even ideas for your funnel.
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