Do you see a beach or lots of grains of sand? There’s nothing fun about one grain of sand… especially when it’s inside your shoe. There’s nothing fun about one piece of gum, especially when it’s stuck to the bottom of your shoe (haha) and there’s nothing fun about one penny, what can you do with one penny? However, the power of many is a pretty exciting thing. That’s how you get a beach, gumball machine, and a bag of money!
Lewis Howes’ inspiration for today is spot on… and I have read Lewis Howes book, “The School of Greatness” a couple times… check it out – here are other book choices, too. He believes in daily improvements. I do too… it works, especially when it comes to social media and the integration to your small business!
Here’s the deal. You can wish you had, a bigger presence online, but you’ve got to start. The where to start is a lot like picking the perfect grain of and from the beach (impossible) but if you simply start and pick one grain of sand… you can turn your wish into a reality! Let’s take a look at my two month social media journey…
I started with a podcast (it didn’t even have a name… now it is the “Two Minute Commute”). Then my BigFishIdeas.com website was updated…then I created this blog to link to the podcast and feed into the website. Next I added Instagram. Followed shortly by the Facebook component – both of which feed into the website. Next I started posting to Linked-in. My App went live and it has the blog posts and social media sites in addition to an interactive form to send me your small business success stories! This past week I created a Twitter account and a hidden Pinterest board… that will be live soon. I’m getting close to a beach! But it didn’t just magically appear. It has morphed and twisted and been added on… you can do the same! But you have to start.
Start small and focus. Create a content mission statement to keep you focused. And finally DO… START… and keep going. REMEMBER: You don’t have to be everywhere… you just need to be where your customers are!
By the way… earlier I said there’s nothing you can do with one penny. Well, here’s your awesome tip for pennies. Next time you buy tulips throw one penny into the vase holding the water and tulips. The penny makes the tulips stand up. Try it!
Back to social media… I’m curious, how much time do you spend on social media? Is it 5 minutes a day? 30 minutes a week?
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1- Write on a piece of paper all of the social media areas you’d like to have a presence in for your business… website, blog/podcast/Vlog, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linked-In etc…
2- Check off the ones you have.
3- Pick one and create it today. Just pick one!
4- As soon as it’s live… share your success tip on my app… it’s free! (SmallBusinessClubApp.com)
Listen to Episode #90 of the Two Minute Commute audio blog Podcast