The Three I's to Keeping Your Instagram Stories LIT!

Are you spending time on your Instagram stories? No? Think again. Instagram stories have been my primary source of marketing and sales over the past 18 months. In this episode of Six Figs I am telling you why it’s so important to be active on Instagram stories and how you can do it too. Find how how to utilize the 3 I’s in your Instagram stories in order to increase sales today on Episode 12 of Six Figs.

the five reasons your stuff isn't selling (4).png

If you aren’t using Instagram stories to sell, hopefully this episode will change your mind. Why? One reason is because it’s free and who doesn’t like free stuff? Second, you can learn to do it quickly. Third? It’s one of the best ways to reach your dream clients.

Before you go post on your stories, remember that not just anything you post is going to make you those sales. If you are posting too many adds and not enough how-to videos, then you aren’t going to come across as the expert. If you are posting too many inspirational quotes, no one is going to know what you sell. That is why the three i’s are so important and you must have ALL three present at all times in your Instagram stories.

So what are the three i’s?

  • Inspiration

  • Information

  • Invitation

How do you share the three i’s?

  • Video

  • Beautiful photos

  • Stickers (i.e. question boxes or polls)

  • Gifs

  • Advertisements created with Canva, Word Swag or Over

Why Inspiration?

You want to be able to connect with your dream client. This is how you make people feel, and also become more relatable to your followers. You do this through:

  • Inspirational quotes. This can be something you’ve said or something that someone you follow has said.

  • Sharing the inspiration that you find from fellow Instagram users, i.e. reposting.

  • Vulnerable stories about yourself.

    • A story about where you were and where you are now

    • A story of overcoming

  • The options are endless!

Why Information?

You need to share your intel to gain trust from your followers and showcase your expertise! You can do this through:

  • Tips

  • Tricks

  • Tutorials

Why Invitation?

This is your call to action and your advertisements. Invite your followers to take action on what you are offering!

  • Directing followers to your email newsletter

  • Giving a discount to the first three followers that respond

  • Creating ads for the service or product that you offer

Now that you know what the three i’s are, it’s time to use them money makers! Just for listening to the podcast today, I’m giving you the FREE IG Live to Thrive Challenge. It’s the perfect way to start using the three i’s. Click here for the PDF that will guide you through the challenge and give you prompts for how you can utilize the I’s.

That’s all for now money honeys! I can’t wait to talk to you again next week. In the meantime, follow along with us on Instagram.

Meg Witt
Big Emotions and How to Handle Them

When was the last time you were in conflict with someone? How did you react? How did you approach the conversation? That’s what we are talking about in Episode Eleven.

the five reasons your stuff isn't selling (3).png

As a business owner and audacious money maker, you are going to come across conflict and big, messy emotions. How do you handle it? What is the best way to approach the situation with colleagues, friends, clients and loved ones? Find out on Episode 11 of Six Figs.

There are so many emotions that we go through in life and in business. These include and of course are not limited to, jealousy, comparison, sadness, anger, etc. Often we perceive these big emotions as an attack. We feel frightened by these emotions. Then, in result we lash out, we get defensive, we build walls and we fight back.


Here’s what I want you to do:

Think back to a time recently where you had conflict with someone in someway. How did you react? Were you in the ‘attack back’ category or in the hiding, avoiding category?

When thinking about this, remember that you are human. We are programmed to do either one of these two things. When we sit with something messy and complicated, we are fighting against this programming and it’s really hard!


When we look at the people that are good at sitting with these emotions,who are good at interpersonal communication, what do they do?

+They invite the conversation

+They pursue the conversation

+They have the conversation

They don’t have this conversation in an aggressive way. They create a loving space so that the other person feels comfortable sharing how they feel. 


When you approach a situation like this, remember these three steps:

+Invitation

+Listening

+Non-reactivity

-not being defensive in that space that you created as you are listening

-resisting the urge to attack back

-taking a deep breath when people are saying difficult things for you to hear

-you’re dropping your agenda

Rememner:

+When it is your time to share, you can and should your truth, with love.

+The next step that is very critical is owning your shit. Sometimes this may involve an apology. 

+Once you’ve both shared your truth in that loving way, you want to find a way forward. 

-What do you want the outcome to be? Forgiveness? Continuing the relationship but maybe in a different way? Don’t go in with an agenda, but with a desire for an outcome that’s loving. 

-This doesn’t mean the outcome will happen or the other person even wants it to happen. But it is okay for you to create a way for it to happen. 


When approaching big emotions with a friend, client, colleague or loved one, make the choice to create a loving space for the conversation. Allow that person to share what they are feeling, then make the decision of how to move forward. One big part about having a healthy relationship is when you both create space for the other person to safely share their emotions.

Do you have any thoughts on this topic that I didn’t cover in the episode? Feel free to reach out to me on Instagram. The conversation doesn’t stop here!

Interested in learning more about the Profit Party? Head over to Upspeak to find out if it is the right fit for you. If you put down a deposit during the month of July to join the Profit Party, you will get a FREE three hour deep dive to use in preparation for the 2020 mastermind. Not sure if you’re ready to commit? Schedule a FREE 30 minute clarity call to talk it through.

Thanks for listening money honeys!

Meg Witt
The Five Reasons Your Stuff Isn't Stuffing

So you just started your business and you’re so excited! But…your services or products just aren’t selling. Why is this?

so, you think you're bad at sales..png

I’ve come up with five reasons as to why your stuff isn’t selling and I tell you all about them in Episode Ten of Six Figs Podcast. Tune in to find out what they are, and why they’re all so important to consider.

So what are those reasons?

  1. Your service or product just isn’t good enough yet.

    +Maybe your branding isn’t as good as others?

    +Maybe the product itself isn’t as good. Its not as developed or cohesive.

    +You have to be 100% committed to getting better and better everyday.

  2. No one knows about it.

    +You’re not doing a great job at marketing.

    +You’re not sharing enough.

    +You’re not sharing in the right places.

    +You’re not sharing in the right ways.

  3. People don’t get it.

    +You’re not being clear about how people get it and why they need to get it.

  4. It’s too hard to buy.

    +People don’t know where to purchase, where to click, etc.

    +Do you have a Linktree set up?

    +Are your links broken?

  5. You’re hard to work with.

    +Maybe our clients find you too challenging to communicate with.

    +Maybe we aren’t good at handling other people’s emotions.

    All five of these things are evidence that a person is or isn’t good at sales. Are you someone who can look at this list and consider, “Where is my opportunity? Where can I improve upon?” Once you decide that, come up with a plan over the next 90 days to practice in these areas. Dig in. Get honest. Do the work.

Any other questions about this topic? Feel free to DM me on Instagram or shoot me an email at info@dreamweaverpodcast.com.

Try Honeybook for 50% off!

Interested in learning about what I offer as a Profit Coach? Head on over to Upspeak’s website.

Thanks so much for listening money makers! See ya next week!

Meg Witt
Your Dreamiest Dream Client

For a while I really thought I had my dream client nailed down. She was a woman, in her thirties, married…annnnnd that was pretty much it. Then, I had a very important conversation with my business coach. She asked me who my favorite person to work with was. From there, I discovered a whole new way to hone in on who my dream client really is. That is what I talk about in Episode 8 of Six Figs Podcast. Together, we are going to do the work to find out who our dreamiest dream client really is. Let’s do this sister!

DSC_5534.jpg

Have you done the work to hone in on your dream client? Do you know who you are for? Do you have one dream client or ten? Do you pay attention to your dream client when you make decisions in your business? If your answer was no to all of these questions, don’t worry honey. I’ve got your back. This is where I was at before I had a really important conversation with my business coach. She asked me who I LOVED working with most. Let’s take it a step further. How do you hone in on your dream woman?

Before we get to far, be sure that this person fits these three categories:

  1. They pay you what you are worth

  2. They highly value what you do

  3. They are a FUCKING PLEASURE to work with

This person MUST fit all of these three categories. Okay, so what’s next?

First, make a list of all of the people you have LOVED working with or who you believe you would love working with. It’s okay if you haven’t actually met them before.

Second, next to each name write every single thing that you can think of to describe them. Here are a few questions you can answer about each person:

  • How old are they?

  • Where do they live?

  • Are they married or single? Divorced?

  • Do they have a full time business?

  • What education do they have?

  • What is their aesthetic?

  • Do they have pets?

  • What are they passionate about?

  • What are their hobbies?

Get the picture? The list could go on and on. Just be as detailed as you possibly can.

Now, begin to pull out all of the commonalities. Write all of those into a list.

Finally, once you have that list of commonalities, start crafting a statement. This can be as long or short as you would like, but I still recommend maintaining as much detail as you possibly can.

Here is my dream girl statement. After you read mine, I’d love to hear about yours! Shoot me a DM on Instagram and we can chat about it.

My dream client is 35 to 45 years old, married or divorced, may or may not have kids, is an animal lover and has a dog. She's educated and an expert at what she does. She's a liberal feminist, appreciates and invests in quality things, is creative, passionate a natural leader and won't let anything get in the way of what she wants. Her goal is to pay herself $100,000 to $250,000 a year, but she wants to create that number doing solely what she's best at without compromise, AKA working for a boss or offering services to clients she’s not into. Her business is service rather than product based. She's incredibly hardworking, reliable, and diligent. She's not afraid to spend money strategically and is comfortable with risk. She will splurge on things she deems important to her values, which are good design, high quality, autonomy, freedom and purpose. She loves to travel, has a love, hate relationship with social media and does incredible in front of a camera or leading a group from the stage. She's competent and in charge, but doesn't always see the straightest path forward because of how much is going on in her brain at any given time. She likely struggles with anxiety. She takes excessive personal responsibility for herself and her relationships and because of that can sometimes forget to take care of herself. She believes in self care but struggles to practice it consistently. She has a few close friends but doesn't trust a lot of people because she's been burned in the past. She's an overcomer. She's overcome the odds in some way, shape or form and built a deep reservoir of self worth in the process. She's propelled forward by her mission to enrich the lives of the people around her and make an impact in her corner of the world. She'll do anything to make sure this happens. She is a writer and a teacher regardless of her career. She's a disrupter in some way, a rebel with a cause. She is super woman.

Now, you’re probably asking this, “Meg why does it need to be this detailed?!” I know ladies, this is a lot of detail but it is SO IMPORTANT because you need to know who this person is intimately in order to know what they struggle with and how you can help. When you know this, you will know how to market to this person. You will know how to deliver to them. This paragraph is going to inform every decision I make going forward in my business.

So, now it’s your turn. This is your homework for the week. After you have done this assignment I would LOVE for you to share it with me. Send me a DM on Instagram or shoot me an email to meganleewitt@gmail.com. Let’s do this work money honeys!


Thank you so much for tuning into Six Figs! I love hanging out with you and can’t wait to keep talking to you. If this free educational content is valuable to you, we would love it if you hit that subscribe button. It’s like a virtual hug and it will ensure that you NEVER miss an episode. Because I just wouldn’t want you to miss out of course!

Want to connect more? Follow Six Figs on Instagram.

Have a good week babes!

Meg Witt
You're Worth a Million

Welcome back to the podcast! We are in the of a transition of a re-brand. Dream Weaver was perfect for Upspeak 1.0 but isn’t quite clear enough for Upspeak 2.0. Now, we bring you Six Figs, a podcast that strives to help women earn six figures on their own.

IMG_3494.jpg

This episode is based off of some slides that I put up on my IG stories about how to decide how much to charge for your services. It got tons of attention. People were asking me all sorts of questions so I decided that we needed to have this conversation on the podcast. Moving forward, as you may have noticed from the rebrand, the content of this podcast is going to be based on women making six figures on our own terms. I want to de-stigmatize the conversation around money. We are all capable of changing our money stories and making six figures so let’s do it honeys!

This week we are talking all about pricing. How do I price my services? This is a question I get all of the time from clients and followers on Instagram. Often, we are starting in the wrong place. A lot of new business owners are asking, “What are others charging for this service?” Or they make assumptions. “Can people actually afford this?” These are not the questions that you want to ask yourself when pricing your services. There is sooooo much that goes into the equation.

At the end of the day, we are all in our small businesses to make a living right? But for some reason, we are still so afraid to talk openly about money. And we also don’t think about money in an intentional way when pricing our services. So what is the first thing we need to do when deciding how much are services cost?

  • First, you are going to decide what number equals business success to you this month.

    • What is the magic number that will cover my expenses, deliver me what I need, this month in my small business?

    • P.S. ...there is no right answer for this. Your personal financial success metrics are personal. You might have a partner that helps support your lifestyle, you might have student loans that need to be paid off, maybe you have already paid your student loans. The point is, everyone is in a different situation. So it is soooo important to do the work for yourself, and not base this off of others around you.

  • Maybe that number is $5,000 a month. But remember, if you want to pay yourself $5,000 a month, you’re going to have to bring in more than that.

  • A lot of women don’t end up paying themselves in their early business days. This is not something I recommend doing.

  • When I’m talking about your magic yearly and monthly number, I’m talking about the overall gross amount of money you’re bringing in. We aren’t talking about how much you’re paying yourself. This is before all expenses are taken out.

  • Once you have decided on your magic yearly and monthly number, start to think about what expenses you may have in your business. These expenses include things like:

    • Subscription services like Squarespace, Canva, Honeybooks, etc.

    • Independent contractors

    • Marketing

  • Let’s say that number is about $1,600. If your magic yearly number is $50,000, divide that by twelve. That is $4,166. This is your monthly happy number.

  • Now subtract the cost of expenses from that monthly number. You’re left with $2,566

  • Remember, if you’re wanting to replace your day job income, that’s not replacing it. You need to be paying yourself $4,166.

  • With that being said, you need to add the cost of your expenses, to what your business needs to deliver you.

    • Take the cost of expenses for one month and multiply it by twelve. Add that number to your happy yearly number.

    • Now, each year you need to gross $69,200 to cover the cost of expenses and to pay yourself.

      • Keep in mind that this number doesn’t include savings or taxes. When you do this work, determine what that number is, multiply it by 12, then add it to your yearly number.

  • Let’s continue with the $69,200 number. If you divide that by twelve you get $5,766. This what your business needs to deliver to you each month.

  • Now, look at your services or products. What can I sell in my business? How many of each product or service, will get me to my monthly happy number?

  • Do the work so that you know what you need to bring in every month and how you are going to do it. This will inform your marketing and sales in a way that nothing else will.

  • After you do this work, and only after this point, can you look at what your competition is doing

Quotes from the episode:

  • “One of the biggest ways your business gives back to you is by delivering to you financially. I think that energetic exchange is really important for you to feel successful and committed to the business.”

  • “I want you to look at what you’re paying yourself as one of the expenses of your business.”

  • “I’d encourage you not look at it like other people are paying you. Shift your thinking to, “I am delivering payment to myself.”

  • “You’re worth a million. Maybe not today, but you are worth a million. And it’s up to you to give it to yourself.”

Have any other questions related to money? Shoot us an email at info@dreamweaverpodcast.com. We will try to answer your questions on an upcoming episode.

Did this episode bring value you to you? If it did, we would LOVE it if you subscribed to the podcast. Just hit that subscription button. It only takes two seconds, friends. This is free educational content, so hitting that subscription button will help us to keep delivering it to you. Thank you so much for your support. It means the world to us!

Want to connect with us more? Follow us on Instagram.

Interested in working one on one with Meg? Join the V.I.P Club! It starts July 1st and there are four spots left. 12 weeks, 12 transformation, one on one sessions with Meg and more. You don’t want to miss out on this. If you are ready to dive deep into your business, take messiful action, and learn how to turn your passion into profits, grab your spot before they’re gone!

Alright dollar dreamers, thank you SO MUCH for tuning in and we can’t wait to talk to you again next we on Six Figs Podcast. Now go make that money honey!

Meg Witt