First, I made a list of the things I like to do and things I’m good at doing. Organizing and helping people were at the top of my list. Coincidentally, I was reading a book about decluttering and organizing the home. Since I was doing almost all of the things the author suggested in her book, I began to wonder about the author and what authority she had. Well, she was a professional organizer. So, I began to research the professional organizing business and this led me to starting my own professional organizing business in 2007. I really loved helping people declutter their homes, offices and lives and teaching them the knowledge and skills to continue doing these things on their own. I still hear from former clients about how they were able to maintain their space, inventive ways they came up with to organize on their own based on basic skills I had taught them, and how they have been able to teach these things to their own family members.
After hurting my back over and over again for about 9 months, I finally herniated a disc in my lower back. I could barely walk due to the pain. During my recovery, I began to wonder what I was going to do with my professional organizing business. Clearly, I could not continue. Once again, I was back to making a list of things I like to do and things I’m good at doing. I thought about the types of activities I needed help with in my business but couldn’t afford to hire someone on a permanent basis. So, I decided to offer administrative type services to small business owners on an as-needed, part-time, or even project-by-project basis. I could work onsite or virtually or a combination of both. I really loved doing this type of work; I was providing a valuable service to small business owners and learning a lot myself, as well.
I began using Social Media to promote my business and for some of my clients, as well. And, I loved it! Again, I’m teaching people and helping small business owners succeed. It’s a challenge because things are constantly changing and it’s hard to keep up with it all. But, that’s the beauty of it. A small business owner or solopreneur doesn’t have to keep up with it all – that’s what a Social Media Manager does. Do I know everything there is to know? Of course not, but I will do my best to do what’s best for you and your business. I will teach you what you need to know along the way and I’ll continue learning as much as I can, as well.
If you have the desire to get started in Social Media or maybe you already have, but just haven’t had time to keep up with it on a regular basis, give me a call at 512-779-5626. Maybe I can help!