persuade people to work with you

Like with all business, we work with humans, we deal with humans, we trade money, goods and services with humans.

This means that it’s of the utmost importance for us to understand humans.

 

What Most People Think

Common advice is that trust is needed in order to work with others, which is true, but it doesn’t guarantee business.

Some people will say that being polite and friendly is the key, yet obnoxious people become rich every day.

The true key is providing value.

It’s not advised, but you could be the most untrustworthy and vile person, yet if you’re offer is too good, people will still take you up on it and overlook the risks/people involved.

 

The Need To Get Something For Ourselves

Everyone is looking to win. Whether we buy a product, go into business with someone, or even enter a relationship, we all want to win or benefit in some way.

Even the most giving person is out for what they can get. Knowing this is your secret weapon to doing business with people.

 

Wanting Something For Nothing

For anyone with a larger than average Instagram or reputable website will know, you receive constant requests for shoutouts.

This is normal, however it’s the audacity that always surprises me. People who are just starting out in their first day of business may even ask you for a favor, yet they have nothing to offer.

No one in business is going to give you something for nothing. There has to be an equal trade-off of value, otherwise what’s the point for the party helping you out?

 

Think About What You’re Offering

If you want to have clients jumping at the chance to work with you, then you have two options.

  • Offer A Ridiculous Amount Of Value
  • Do It For Free

A ridiculous amount of value would be something that is viewed as a great deal by everyone, something that others can’t do without you. If you can achieve this, then you’ll always convince others to work with you.

Too many people see what they’re offering as better than it really is, hence why they receive nothing but no’s and only become more and more frustrated.

By doing it for free, you pretty much guarantee business, but this method should only be temporary.

You agree to do work for free, you build up a portfolio/reputation, then you have bargaining power next time you go to the table and ask for something in return.

 

What To Remember

Anytime you’re struggling for clients, start adding value to what you’re offering. Make yourself or your business more appealing, perhaps even do something that others aren’t doing, this gives you an edge.

Whenever you make it win-win and get out of the mindset of getting something for nothing, the yes’ begin to replace the no’s

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Like with all business, we work with humans, we deal with humans, we trade money, goods and services with humans.

This means that it’s of the utmost importance for us to understand humans.

 

What Most People Think

Common advice is that trust is needed in order to work with others, which is true, but it doesn’t guarantee business.

Some people will say that being polite and friendly is the key, yet obnoxious people become rich every day.

The true key is providing value.

It’s not advised, but you could be the most untrustworthy and vile person, yet if you’re offer is too good, people will still take you up on it and overlook the risks/people involved.

 

The Need To Get Something For Ourselves

Everyone is looking to win. Whether we buy a product, go into business with someone, or even enter a relationship, we all want to win or benefit in some way.

Even the most giving person is out for what they can get. Knowing this is your secret weapon to doing business with people.

 

Wanting Something For Nothing

For anyone with a larger than average Instagram or reputable website will know, you receive constant requests for shoutouts.

This is normal, however it’s the audacity that always surprises me. People who are just starting out in their first day of business may even ask you for a favor, yet they have nothing to offer.

No one in business is going to give you something for nothing. There has to be an equal trade-off of value, otherwise what’s the point for the party helping you out?

 

Think About What You’re Offering

If you want to have clients jumping at the chance to work with you, then you have two options.

  • Offer A Ridiculous Amount Of Value
  • Do It For Free

A ridiculous amount of value would be something that is viewed as a great deal by everyone, something that others can’t do without you. If you can achieve this, then you’ll always convince others to work with you.

Too many people see what they’re offering as better than it really is, hence why they receive nothing but no’s and only become more and more frustrated.

By doing it for free, you pretty much guarantee business, but this method should only be temporary.

You agree to do work for free, you build up a portfolio/reputation, then you have bargaining power next time you go to the table and ask for something in return.

 

What To Remember

Anytime you’re struggling for clients, start adding value to what you’re offering. Make yourself or your business more appealing, perhaps even do something that others aren’t doing, this gives you an edge.

Whenever you make it win-win and get out of the mindset of getting something for nothing, the yes’ begin to replace the no’s