I’ve never been one to be real good at “selling myself.” Even when I was a kid, I wasn’t a very good Girl Scout trying to sell the cookies. (And we all know those things could sell themselves!)
I’m not exactly shy….but then, I am.
I want people to know me and to want to know me, but I kinda don’t want to put myself out there to be known.
This past May, I took out a DBA (Doing Business As) for my idea of starting a typing company. I’m calling it La-Shanta’s Typing Service (I’m not very imaginative when it comes to names and such, I know.)
Basically, what my business is is it’s a work at home service for me, specializing in offering my typing skills/services to people who may need typing work done but don’t have the time or skill of their own to do it.
I think the idea is a great one. I am available to work for college students, small businesses, attorneys, even doctors, writers and other businesses.
BUT, I’m not so very good at networking. And I just don’t know that many people. I tweet my services on Twitter, and when I can (remember), I post it on Facebook. But, not having thousands of followers or friends, I’m not real sure that these posts are being seen and/or taken seriously.
So, I’ve begun to think about how I can get more exposure in order to network more so that I can get my name out there. I’ve been thinking, but I’m still not sure what I need to do. I may be good at typing and browsing the ‘net, but my computer skills (beyond typing) are quite limited. Knowing this, I try to “stay in my lane” and stick to what I know.
I’m just afraid that what I know won’t get me very far.
Is that just sorrowful thinking, or is there something I’m missing that’s not going to cost me a whole lot or require more computer knowledge than I possess?
A girl would surely love it if you readers would let me in on what you know, if what you know can help me advance. Thanks!