Where do you get your inspiration from? Do you have a ‘zone’ you go into at work that allows you to dig deep, find creative ideas and then it all flows. Or do you have strategic meetings with co workers and that is where you get your inspiration from.
Well, I work for myself, so inspiration is a HUGE thing on my checklist. Today i was fortunate enough to meet with Jazskimo Creative (http://www.jazskimocreative.com) who works in similar field that I do, however Jazskimo is located in Singapore. It was enlightening to meet with her and we bounced ideas off each other in respect to marketing and self employment ideas…also we discussed the self inspiration tools.
This week has been a huge week of inspiration for my business. I have met with new and existing clients, shared marketing ideas with people who have huge potential to grow their business, and kicked some personal goals also.
But when I don’t have scheduled meetings, or clients to phone and inspire, where do i find it. Ill tell you…
I research….head down and all systems go. I read articles, I find potential companies I know I can help, I make appointments with people and discuss the huge benefits that Social Media can have for their business, more importantly, how Popfizzle can help their business. Right there, I have found my own little blue sky, my very own pocket rocket of inspiration. And I can tell you right now…it works!
Tell me what works for you…perhaps this already has? 🙂
Well hello there…Facebook called me! I know i hear you all say what??? When?? How?? Well i too had all of these thoughts going through my head. The lovely lady on the other end of the phone says to me she is calling from Facebook, they are located in New Zealand and they are calling on small business’s. Well a few too and fro phone calls later to arrange a suitable time i got to the bottom of this.
Facebook is calling to help small business’s with their marketing, i know right, how AMAZING is this!!!!! So i listen on. We discuss what i do, she said for my clients to get help they would have to use the minimum spend (i am presuming i am able to use this service as i have paid for advertising through Facebook, i do this when changes occur so i can report back to you all on the ups and downs) i said my clients would not be interested (after all i help the growth of their business), i was thinking to myself this would be great for my research and reporting back to you all – as i am rapidly typing now. I still can not get over the fact that they are in New Zealand calling us! WOW! would you like their direct number? 🙂
Moving on, as i was saying we touched base on what i did and then she said i would be allocated a marketing person to help me promote my business through Facebook – -WOW! YES PLEASE!!!!! Could you see i was still in shock i was actually speaking to a Facebook person….a real human being! All i had to do was use the required amount of advertising to be spent. I thought right…… the lovely (and she really was lovely, she had a New Zealand accent and was polite and friendly) lady said you “just” need to spend $50 a day for 30 days on advertising and we will allocate a marketing person to help you at no charge.
Can you hear that record sound go off, the one where you back the track up! Arh….how much??? Yes do the sums, $50 a day for 30 days, $1500 for the month and i get someone for free from the Marketing team. Arh, what else do i get for free from them??????? Because in a small business that is a whole heap of money and I’m wondering if i will at least get a pedicure for my tired feet also?????
I cant believe it!! I am in shock, so much so i am writing this straight away to warn you all about it! Be AWARE of this, they might just call you next!
Oh the lovely lady did say i would receive a voucher to spend on advertising…pretty sure it wont cover my advertising costs to be able to use their FREE services!