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  • Writer's pictureLauren Leopold

How Louise got her first 5 paying clients without social media

When Louise first came to me she was struggling to see how her potential interior design business could ever get off the ground. In fact she wasn’t even referring to it as a'business', just ‘something she’d been wanting to try for ages.’


She had no idea where to start and was chock-full of fear. Her mind raced with thoughts like ‘How will I know if I'm even good at this? Will I waste my time or other people's? What if it fails? What if I invest in a coach and it doesn't go where I want it to?'


She wanted a safe space to test out whether she would in fact be good at this business, but also wanted to get paid for her efforts. But having worked in corporate for so long, she had no idea how to find potential clients or how to charge them money.


And because she was doing all this in secret, she had the added worry of trying to find them without work finding out. Social media wasn’t an option for her.


Overwhelmed was an understatement.

So, here's what we did:

  1. Busted through the mindset gremlins and bullshit beliefs that were holding her back. This got her believing in herself and her abilities to start the business.

  2. Mapped out her vision for the business and got her really clear on her ‘Why’ behind it.

  3. Set some bold goals which got her motivated to start taking action and stop procrastinating.

  4. Nailed her niche & discovered who her ideal client was.

  5. Packaged up an irresistible offer and she validated it through market research calls, so could be confident she was creating something her ideal client really wanted.

  6. Used the insights from those calls to perfect her offer and we applied an introductory discount to it.

  7. Used my 'Outreach Onion' process to send her offer to her network (the one she previously thought didn’t exist)

And the result?


Over the next 2 months, she landed herself 5 paying clients. Actual people who paid her actual money for doing something she loved.


Now she feels totally confident that she has a legit business where people have actually paid her for her services. And this means she’s able to clearly see how it will help her eventually quit the rat race.


And look, I know what you might be thinking:

  • "Bloody hell, that's amazing, but I'll never be able to do that" or

  • "How the hell would I ever be able to sign one paying client, let alone five, when I've got no experience" or

  • "That's great, but Louise must have some kind of magical unicorn superpowers to be able to achieve that in such a short time".

And I get that because when they're the same worries I had when I started my business too.


But Louise doesn't have any magical superpowers that you don't.


What she IS, is 1,000,000% committed to making a change. She knows she's capable of massive success. She's a badass action taker, ready to stop at nothing to make shit happen. Shes ready to roll her sleeves up and get serious about her side business, instead of playing at it.


If that sounds like you, then believe me when I say that this kind of success is totally possible for you too. Because I know you have the ambition, drive & determination just like Louise does.


So, if you're ready to level the fuck up like Louise and finally start that business so you can quit the corporate rat race, then my 121 coaching is for you. Together we'll co-create a super simple strategy to get you those paying clients without having to be all over social media.


Book in a free discovery call today to find out how I can help you build that side business and find that freedom and flexibility you're dreaming of.


Meet Lauren

Business Coach and Side Hustle Queen


Hi, I'm Lauren. I burnt out from the corporate world, hit rock bottom and used the experience to create my dream life.


Now, three years later I've quit corporate life to help start and grow over 40 female-founded businesses that are changing peoples’ lives, from coaching to marketing to interior design. Lets see if we vibe.






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