A month into my own business and I am just beginning to be profitable. I have paid the rent for February and have already had paying customers this month. The mixture of excitement and terror about making my own way is nearly an addiction of it’s own.
Most of the business I have had so far has come from my online presence and advertising. When I started laying the groundwork for this venture in November and December, I got myself this website, a facebook account and gmail. I already had a linked-in page; but, had not done much with it.
I figured out that whenever I post so much as a photograph, I need to tag it with something related to my business using a number of key words such as counselor, substance abuse, North Little Rock. There is some sort of algorithm that is used to figure out which posts get put on top. Some of it has to do with the number of views; but, some of it is promoted by meeting certain criteria.
One thing that I need to do is make a youtube video that promotes my business. I have been told that I have a face for radio, so I may use my daughter’s stuffed animals as prospective clients seeking services.
Anyway, that’s about all for now. I have to get back to actual work so that I can keep this thing going.