This week's blog talks about starting my own social media management business as a SAHM. As always here is my disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission when you click through my link and make a purchase.
Hey There. It's Friday and I haven't talked to you guys all week. Things have been crazy around Camp Tenderfoot. (That's the nickname of my house.) After having our internet out for a week, a flat tire and insane week of appointments, it seems to be that everything is getting back to normal.
This past week has been a week of wins. I was able to catch up all of my work that I was unable to do during my downtime; I was a panelist in my first video interview that has been posted on Youtube and I also participated in a couple of challenges this week put on by other female Entrepreneurs.
I have to say that I love doing these challenges. For one, I get to help other people out by being apart of their group. Secondly, I get to leave their challenge a better, more knowledgeable person. Finally, I get to take the information I get from their challenge and share it with others.
A little bit about the challenges...
The first challenge was about creating your next big idea. I loved the concept. So many times we have these great ideas in our heads, unfortunately, we struggle to get from paper to reality. In this challenge, we learned how to find our idea, prepare for it, work through the kinks and finally find the courage to do it. Of course, this challenge was based around our businesses, but really you can apply it to any area of your life.
The second challenge I participated in this week was a social media management challenge. This was a challenge for anyone who is in the process of starting their social media management business or those thinking about starting. The challenge was run by my mentor, Alma Bradford, who has over 10 years of digital marketing experience.
In this challenge we learned:
What a social media manager does
What services you can offer
How to set up a business plan
How much to charge for your services.
As always Alma was very thorough and provided tons of valuable content all for free! She gave us tasks to do each day and we posted it on her free facebook group called The Profit Makers. From there she gave us individual coaching and we were able to interact and connect with the other challengers. It was a great and free way to promote our services!
The Biggest Part of My Week...
As I mentioned above, I participated in my first promotional interview this week. Overall, I would say I did really well! I was so nervous, but I looked like a natural! The interview was with my mentor, Alma Bradford. The topic of my interview was about launching a social media management business while being a stay-at-home-mom.
In the interview, we discussed why I started, how I got my first client and how I manage to run a business with a small toddler at home. We also discussed how GPN has helped me to build and grow my business. I know I have mentioned this program several times and I don't want to sound sales-y. I just cannot speak highly enough of this membership site. It has taught me everything I needed to know to run the digital marketing aspect of my business. It also gave me the courage to go out and sell myself. I have seen a major return on my investment so far (like 11x), and I know I am only getting started.
The interview was fun and a great experience. The nervousness wasn't worth it and I spent way too much time on my hair only to have it fall flat 5 minutes before showtime. At least I know that for next time, straight hair and no nerves.
Enough stalling... Here is the interview. If you're interested in checking ou GPN for yourself, click here.