Jolly, Interviews, Guide

Selling Services and Managing Leads: How the Best Freelancers, Consultants and Entrepreneurs Consistently Get New Business

One of the topics we get asked about a lot is how the best entrepreneurs and consultants fill their pipeline with leads and effectively manage those leads to close new business. We thought, "Why don't we just ask some of the smartest people we know how they do it?"
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
3 min read
Jolly, Guide, Getting Started

Ideas for Promoting Your Jolly Store on Social Media

To build your audience and get your offers in front of more people, here are seven quick tips for posting on social media...
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
2 min read
Jolly, Guide, Getting Started

Start Sending a Monthly Update Email

Consider sending a Monthly Update Email about the status of your business. This is incredibly common in the tech startup world, but it is rare in the world of individual entrepreneurs, consultants and freelancers—and that means it’s a great opportunity.
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
3 min read
Jolly, Guide, Getting Started

Share About a Client You Recently Helped

After you’ve wrapped up a client project, it’s a perfect time to share that story with your network. This type of promotion is really effective because it contains many powerful elements...
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
2 min read
Jolly, Guide, Getting Started

Share About a New Client

Getting a new client is a big deal, and announcing it is a great way to stay top-of-mind with other potential customers and people who might refer clients to you. There’s nothing quite like the “social proof” of showing that someone trusts you enough to begin working with you...
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
1 min read
Jolly, Guide, Getting Started

Ask for Feedback About Your Offers

Reaching out to your network and asking them to provide feedback on your offers is an effective way to get customers and referrals. As an added bonus, you’ll likely also get some useful feedback you can use to improve your offers and pricing.
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
1 min read
Jolly, Guide, Getting Started

Promote a Discount on an Offer

For certain types of offers and customers, promoting a discount with a custom “Promo Code” can be an effective way to increase your sales. This is especially true when the customer feels like...
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
1 min read
Jolly, Guide, Getting Started

Promote a New Offer

Announcing a new service or any other type of offering is a post-worthy event that can help attract attention and new customers. Jolly makes it easy to promote a new offer by sharing a link directly to a specific offer. These offers...
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
1 min read
Jolly, Guide, Getting Started

How to Promote Your Jolly Store

By now, you’ve set up your Jolly store and added some services, subscriptions or other offers. But, your customers won’t be able to find your store—or your offers—unless you tell them! If you’re just starting out, check out this guide to launching your Jolly store.
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
2 min read
Jolly, Guide, Getting Started

Send an Email to Launch your Jolly Store

To get started, send a few simple emails to let people know you’ve launched an online store to sell your services. Why? Nobody knows what you’re selling unless you tell them! We suggest breaking your network apart into three groups...
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
2 min read
Jolly, Freeality, Interviews, Podcast

Start With What You Believe: A Conversation With Justin Foster

"If you don't know who you are and you don't know what you believe in—and you don't know what your standards are and you don't know what your message is to the world—that's all being manifested consciously or unconsciously in the brand experience that people are having with you in your personal..."
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
26 min read
Freeality, Interviews

A Conversation with Tasheen Thomas

In this wide-ranging and inspirational conversation, coach and consultant Tasheen Thomas tells the story of his journey building an independent career and offers advice for others: "I would encourage anyone who's listening to choose yourself..."
Shelby Stephens
Shelby Stephens
23 min read