How to Make $12K While on Vacation

09/30/2016 05:34 pm ET Updated Oct 01, 2017

I always appreciate when other women entrepreneurs are completely transparent about their businesses, so, with that in mind, I wanted to share with you what it really took for me to bring in over $12,000 while on vacation last week.

Oh, and I did this without complicated sales funnels or complex email marketing campaigns. It simply involved a handful of personal emails & a few phone conversations. That's it!

Just to give you a bit more context, this vacation took place last week (September 16th - 23rd), and I did work a little while on vacation...for a TOTAL of about 5 hours, if that. This income was the result of enrolling 2 amazing women in my 1x1 True Clarity Coaching program.

But, bringing in 5-figures while enjoying the beach, going out to dinner and relaxing, wasn't just "luck", it happened for a reason. There was plan behind it, and because of that, it means YOU can replicate results like this for yourself, too.

Here's a look at what it REALLY took to bring in $12,600 while on vacation:

PLANT SEEDS
:: If you want money to flow to you -- even while on vacation -- you have to plant the seeds for it! I sent out a handful of personal emails inviting women into my 1x1 coaching program before I left. They said "Yes!", and their payments arrived while I was away. (Nothing like waking up to $$$ in your inbox!)

MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE
:: In order to enroll your high-end programs (like my 4-month True Clarity Coaching), you have to make yourself available. Most potential clients need to speak with you in-person and get their questions answered before saying "Yes!" to handing over $1000s. To accommodate one potential client's schedule, we arranged to have a quick chat during my vacation. And, in those 20min I made $6,500. Totally worth it!

ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH
:: Before I ever open up my 1x1 offers to my entire list, I personally invite specific women into the program. I let them know why I think the program would be an especially good fit for them and their business, and I share my genuine enthusiasm for the possibility of working together. Both of the women who said "Yes!" & sent me $$$ while I was vacationing, received personal emails from me.

INCENTIVIZE
:: Give people a reason to sign-up now. Add in juicy bonuses (that expire), have enrollment deadlines, let people know when/if you'll be offering it again (and if the price is going up next time), and let them know if space is limited. I always set deadlines for saying "Yes!". If decisions drag on too long they get uncomfortable for everybody. I want to know if a potential client is a yes or no ASAP so that we can both move forward, whether or not that means working together right now.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
:: When you maintain a Mindset of Success, amazing things happen -- like making over $12K while sitting on the beach :-) If you take nothing else away from this post, I hope you hear this -- You are WORTHY of success! You are worthy of all the good things that are coming to you. BELIEVE in yourself and let them in!

If working less (and enjoying more vacations!) and making more sounds good to you, I've created a free guide which outlines a 3 Day Workweek Schedule that delivers 5-figures months. You can grab a copy of that here.

Author Bio:
Cailen Ascher is a Clarity Coach for women entrepreneurs & coaches. She helps her clients get business clarity by defining their vision, clearing mindset blocks and creating a feel-good plan for success on their terms. Cailen has been featured in Business Insider, Entrepreneur on Fire, The Huffington Post and was the 2014 Gold Stevie Award winner for Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Her coaching and teachings have helped 1000s of women gain Business Clarity and hit new business milestones, like landing their first (or next) high-end clients and making more money than ever before in their businesses. For Cailen's step-by-step guide to working just 3 days a week and having 5-figure months, visit CailenAscher.com.