We’re fast coming up on the end of September–how the heck did that happen?! So I thought I’d share a few of the resources available on this blog before we hop into a new month–in case you’re new or just haven’t checked me out yet. First, you can sign up for the LAGirl13 business newsletter here; it’s bi-weekly and in it I share some of the tips and articles I’ve found interesting for the up and coming entrepreneur. Secondly, you can check out the Entrepreneur of the Month piece for September; if you’re interested in being interviewed as an Entrepreneur of the Month for this blog, leave me a comment and I’ll touch bases with you! I like the idea of creating a business magazine feel with this blog, so there are interviews with entrepreneurs, a resource page with some of my favorite tools and even a weekly meditation. Who is more likely to need some self-care than an extremely busy entrepreneur in the trenches trying to build their business? So here you have a one stop shop, if you will, of tools, tips and information to assist you on you journey 😉
One of the things that I put on the Resources page was PJ Van Hulle’s ‘Listapalooza’ program; 90-days to 10,000 fans. Well, I didn’t get 10,000 fans, but I did garner quite a few more people on my astrology blog and the various social media sites that I participate on. My business is rapidly growing and I have found disorganization is deadly, not to mention very frustrating to deal with. Hopefully you’ve chosen a niche in an area of expertise that you love. And if you didn’t get organized before you chose your niche, I highly suggest you make that your next priority.
Probably the biggest take away I received from the Listapalooza experience is that at this stage of my business I have to do more, not less, social media work. I’m cultivating content for the newsletter, this blog, Twitter and Facebook–and that means at least an hour a day. If you have begun to slow down on your social media work or your blogging, you might want to move to doing strictly a newsletter–not a newsletter and a blog. A blog is a three day a week deal, at the very least. You only need to do a newsletter twice a month–the rest of the time can be spent on gathering high quality social media content.
Speaking of social media, I have to admit my latest guilty pleasure is Pinterest; if you’re already there, please come visit my boards. If you haven’t joined, you might want to check it out–it’s the most fun I have had with social media–ever. It was a bit hard to figure out though–lots of fun, so how does this relate to my business exactly? Well, you can check out my business and astrology board to get some ideas of how I am using Pinterest now. I had a failed attempt earlier in the year and took everything down. Now I’m adding content from my core areas of expertise to boards so that people can use them to get great info on things like health, astrology or business.
If all of this sounds like a lot of work–it is. If you’re hoping to do your business full time at some point, be prepared for your business workload to grow as you approach that full time marker. Be willing to do more to have more–remember you’re building your way to a better quality life. And you’re worth it!