One of my mentors told me a while back I needed to get on Snapchat. My first response was “I’m not 14 and don’t need to send naked pics…,” paired with a roll of the eyes and that holier-than-thou voice we all affect when rebuffing the latest trend. But as Snapchat has continued to blow up I finally decided to join, more from FOMO than anything else. Over the holiday break I started toying with the app and after some failed attempts at mastering the UI—I was hooked.
First off: Stop saying you are too old.
If I had a dollar for each time someone who was born before 1985 says “I’m too old for this” in regards to Snapchat, or any new technology really, I could fund my Starbucks habit for a few solid months.
As the Buddha said:
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
You aren’t “too old” to learn a new technology, even one with a confusing UI learning curve like Snapchat: you are either too lazy or too scared.
If you’re too lazy, that’s fine, just don’t complain when new tech and ways of connecting pass you and your business by. For a while, I too was in the lazy camp (which is my usual base camp before attacking any new social network). After poking around, watching some videos made by tweens, and asking a 16 year old for pointers—voila! Snapchat usability mystery solved.
So I was pitter pattering around my condo trying to force myself to get my marketing plan done for Oracle Launch when it hit me – what do I love to do? Blog! What do I hate to do? Work.
Hey everyone, so today I want to teach you how to build a social media resume, it is a pretty basic concept but has benefited me a lot when applying for consulting gigs or finding clients and may help you too! A social media resume is super simple, if you have the good sense God gave a gopher you’ll be able to figure out how to make one just from looking at mine which is below.
First off, thanks for everyone who commented & responded to my questions for escapee’s of the 9 to 5 yesterday! You all gave a really great response and I am planning on pouring over the responses and starting the ball rolling to put together a mastermind community for those who truly want to succeed and become extraordinary entrepreneurs.
For this post I am going to unveil what I do on a daily basis to market my blog & grow my subscribers and readership each month.
44% of American adults take prescription medications the associated press reported a few years back and that number has only grown.
Crock of what… I’ll leave it to your imagination doll.
So… have you ever had a client or potential buyer say ” I can’t afford your (services/ebook/product)”
Of course you have, everyone has if you are in business. Even better is the classic trying-to-negotiate you down, like “well why not do it for half off” or “how about I pay you X now and X later”. Take it from me start ups and new entrepreneurs DON’T DO IT.
This is a easy to understand guide that can take someone with no sales experience & turn them into a sales wizard. (p.s. I got all my knowledge on this process from the amazing book The E-Myth.. I boiled down & added to his views on how to become an amazing sales person, check it out for more great entrepreneurial tips)
1. The Consultation Presentation
2. The Urgent Need Analysis Presentation
3. Solution Presentation
The idea of the elevator pitch is almost antiquated by today’s standards… I mean who rides elevators anymore! But even if your a blogger, online businessperson or just have vertigo its good to know what you ‘elevator pitch’ would be if you had to give one.