Taking this leap of faith was a scary proposition, going from a regular wage to no guarantee. I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm now doing what I love. Taking this step took some planning, everything from a written business plan to market surveys. A huge part of this planning involved around one single question. How do I let people know what I do and what I can do for them?
Thank goodness for Jonathan Christian. I was lucky enough to meet Jonathan many years ago, while he was in the earlier stages of his business, "We Make Stuff Happen", and he had time to walk me through the basics of social media.
Jonathan specializes in mentoring and tutoring small businesses as they become familiar with social media and how they should use it to promote their services and to help and interact with potential customers. Now is the future! Unless you have a huge fat wallet and plan to do the old school TV, radio and newspaper thing, social media is now the way to stay in touch. What used to cost thousands of dollars can now be done for tens or at the most a few hundreds of dollars.
So, keep watching. You may see me post on Facebook or Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. I plan to do a video soon on "How to make money at auctions". You'll see links on this blog as well as on my Youtube channel. I'll keep having fun, finding cool stuff and learning about the history of the wonderful treasures you all have hidden in your sheds and bedroom closets. Watch for my totally new re-vamped website where you will be able to buy some one of a kinds. If you like what you see, please visit me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Thecollectordude/