Welcome to Week 16 of my adventure of following the Start Up Version of the Grow Your Business Marketing Plan + Calendar. In my posts, I talk about my voyage down the road of self-employment as a virtual marketing assistant, my achievements and roadblocks along the way, and I include a weekly recap at the end.
Glad to say after my detour last week, I’m back on the road this week. I picked myself up, dusted myself off, and things are going well.
I also took some time to look at what I could be doing better on a regular basis.
While I’ve been continually identifying new prospects, I’ve been slacking a bit on my social networking. Today, in my outreach efforts, I realized that with a basic (free) Biznik membership, you can message three people per day without upgrading. Instead of dwelling on the fact that I must not have tried to message three people in one day until today, I decided to use this to my advantage.
Biznik is a network of entrepreneurs and small business owners dedicated to helping each other succeed. Its tagline is, “business networking that doesn’t suck,” and its true- it does anything but suck. It’s a friendly, helpful network with great articles, events, information, blogs and groups. If you don’t already have a profile, why not create one? (I’ll be your first connection!) They recently added some cool videos on their homepage that tell you what it’s all about.
Since I really think Biznik is a useful community, I’m going to reach out to 3 people a day and introduce myself. I find that when I’ve done this in the past, people are happy to join your network and help you in any way they can.
Week 16 Recap: This week, my promo piece is almost done. I’m happy to have something to send out when people ask for more information. And, I turned the page on my calendar and I see that May is when we start research calling! I’m actually REALLY excited for research calling. I have all these prospects, and I’m ready to get talking to them.