I taught my clients to do the same.

1. I was able to jump from $8,000
 a year to $12,000 a month and higher. (I'm reticent to say just how much I earned because it's dangerous for a single older woman to divulge this publicly. There's a reason I publish a booklet titled, OutSmarting Sweetheart Swindlers.) 

2. I was able to charge and receive $600 for my one-hour, private telephone consultations

3. I was able to receive up to $200 to $400 an hour for commercial voice-over work

4. I was able to write and self-publish a book and have other people cover the production costs (crowd-funding and angel investors). 

5. was able to land lucrative corporate consulting contracts with companies like Coca-Cola and Campbell Soup Co

6. I obtained government consulting contracts (Ontario Ministry of Labour, for example)

7. I obtained several paid talk radio shows of my own

8. I was paid to co-host talk radio at the largest talk radio station in Canada (starting at the top, not the bottom). 

9. I was paid to appear as a guest expert on national television

10. I was paid to host my own television show

11. I was paid no less than $1,000 each to write for national magazines

12. I got paid to promote my expertise (not pay someone to promote it). 

13. I started my own speaker agency when I couldn't find an agent to represent me. 

14. I filled my public workshops and seminars - at $695 per person - without any advertising

15. I got myself quoted in Time Magazine and other prestigious publications. 

16. I was able to get executives to pay for a subscription to my monthly newsletter

17. I develop everything I write into at least three formats that pay me. 

18. I decided three important reasons why I refuse to work for free

19. I determined it rarely makes sense to hire someone else to promote/market only your book! 

20. I identified the 12 principles for boosting your expertise to celebrity status

21. I stopped leaving money on the table in many types of transactions. 

22. I was able to obtain corporate retainers even if I was not required to do any work.