I’ve had my own business for over 6 years now, and leaving a high-paying job in corporate America was the best decision I ever made. I loved working there, but being able to have the freedom and flexibility to run my own business has been insanely rewarding.
With Launcehst, our goal is to help people to get started in setting up their social media business by giving them everything they need. We give you all of the insider secrets that social media companies won’t share.
If you’ve been considering taking the plunge and starting a social media business, here are 5 signs that you might be ready. If any of these apply to you, consider the opportunity to create a social media business for yourself.
1) People ask you for social media advice
If people are already asking you for social media advice, it is a good sign that you are ready to start a social media business – they already see you as the expert. This means that it shouldn’t be too difficult to establish your expertise as a social media manager or consultant.
2) You spend time on social media and look forward to the next new thing
If you are already spend time on social media and are passionate about it, you have one thing going for you – experience with the tools. You’ll have to be sure that you can translate this into marketing strategies and business results (if you aren’t sure about this, consider some social media training).
3) You have a marketing or strategic background
Some people think that success in social media marketing is all about knowing the tools. The reality is that with the right training, anyone can learn the tools. The challenge for many is being able to translate social media into business and strategic objectives.
4) You have expertise in a specific industry
If you already have a background in a specific industry you can easily become the go-to social media person for your industry, The reality of the social media market is that there are lots of unspecialized social media marketers, but few with deep industry expertise. For example, you could become the restaurant social media guru or the insurance social media expert or the journalist social media marketer. Leveraging your existing background is a powerful way to quickly establish yourself and your business.
5) You have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to run your own business
If you have always wanted to run your own business and enjoy setting your own hours, travelling, flexibility, hard work and everything else that goes along with owning a business, a social media business can be a great fit. There is currently a huge opportunity in the social media marketing space as businesses of all sizes are interested in getting started. If you like new opportunities, consider taking advantage of this growing market.