When you’re starting out as an entrepreneur, you may be so focused on your own endeavors that you forget to share them with the world.
When you’re starting out as an entrepreneur, you may be so focused on your own endeavors that you forget to share them with the world. In fact, as you are on your journey to creating a brand or product, you can gain a lot by engaging with others in the business world. Not only will you start valuable business relationships by documenting your path to entrepreneurship online, but you might also inspire others to reach for their own dream. Here are some tips for how to document your process while you are building your business.
Create a Blog
A blog is a an effective way to fully communicate your process, because it allows for longer entries and you won’t have to sum up an experience in 140 characters or less. Readers can also add comments on your post where they ask questions or share their own experiences. Update your personal blog with details like how you brainstorm, the challenges and hurdles you face along the way, and the milestones you reach. If your readership becomes invested enough, you will build a strong following and may even be able to use the blog to generate some income via advertising spots. Having a strong blog following now will make it easier to get the word out about your product or service once it’s ready to officially launch.
Make a Facebook Page
A Facebook page is free, easy to set up, and can be accessed nearly ubiquitously by other business owners and corporations alike. Use your Facebook page to start a conversation with other entrepreneurs, and create a sort of community of fellow business owners. With a Facebook page, not only can you share photo and media about your journey, but your fans can also share their own media as well as written posts. Allowing your page to become a community meeting placewill draw more attention to your endeavors and your posts are saved for years to come.
Take it Visual With Vine
Making short Vine videos about your journey will allow people to really see inside your offices, workshop, or wherever you may be as you work to build a business from scratch. Any time you can provide some media your communication becomes more personal, making it easier for your followers to connect with your message. Pay attention to currently trending hashtag phrases on the site, and incorporate them into your posts whenever possible. Tagging your videos increases the chances that other users who are interested in entrepreneurship, or your particular industry, will find your posts and begin to follow your journey online. Being an entrepreneur is a hard road and one that can even feel isolating because you’re spending so much time on a single objective. By sharing your journey online, you can not only remain more motivated yourself, but you may also provide inspiration to others who are considering taking the same road. Best of all, the relationships you build on the way to your goal will be able to benefit you once your business is up and running.