Why is visibility important you may ask? Well, if they don’t know you exist, then they would not buy from you. It is as simple as that. When you decide to start your business, one of the major issues you will stumble across is how to get visible. Visibility leads to sales even if you are selling a very exclusive commodity.
Time and time again we see businesses especially on social media post ad after ad about their product or service. They get one or two likes and no responses and worse yet nobody buys their product or service. They get depressed, despondent and throw their hands in the air and say that nobody wants to buy from them.
One of the challenges many of my clients face is creating content consistently that sells. You see, this is something that is not taught in school and when most people start a business, they focus on building a pretty website, have a splashy call card and then maybe creating a flier that they hope will lure people to their business.
The last 10 days were a whirlwind of activity on my social media. From election coverage to music videos, I am surprised how much commonality the two have. Trinidad and Tobago was swept away by the general elections held on August 10, but this is not about the results but about how they transformed social media as their main platform to educate, connect, inspire and motivate the masses.
People want to buy from people they trust and they like to look for the experts when they are ready to spend their money. Unfortunately, there are many people calling themselves experts who have no proof of their expertise. These people still get people to buy from them but their jig is short lived.
You are not trying to sell to everybody. I know you have this being said before because it so true. Many entrepreneurs are of the misguided belief that they need to cast as wide a net as possible to get more the most clients.
There is a huge misconception that once you are starting a business and to maintain a business you need to burn the candle at both ends. Don’t worry, I was also of that belief until I decided I did not want to be stuck in front my laptop for 10 hours every day Sunday to Sunday.
I come from a long line of business owners in my family. So being surrounded by other successful business owners was never a challenge for me. But when I decided in 2011 to actually start my own business, I ran into some hurdles that I never expected and no one ever really talks about. These are the 10 things I wish I knew before starting a business
The challenge most entrepreneurs have with getting sales is that they do not know what type of content to share with their audience. And because of this, they show up everyday and hear crickets.
You either want it or you don't. In business, it is that simple. Yes, it may sound harsh but it is the truth. Do you want a business? Financial freedom? Time to spend with family? To create a difference and help others? To turn your passion into something sustainable? Well, commit to doing it!