So, I’m doing Marie Forleo’s B-School again this year. Last year I had access to the materials, but not the community, so this year I wanted access to everything. I figured I’d maybe blog every week or two about how I’m following along and my thoughts. Maybe that way I’ll actually make the time to do it, unlike last year when I drug it on forever.
And wow! The B-School community is HUGE.
And it’s really overwhelming.
But my inbox is blowing up with inquiries!
So I’m trying to use the community strategically, and not just get lost in it for hours and hours–which is easy to do. There’s a HUGE Facebook group, a ton of subgroups, LinkedIn, etc. etc.
Every time I login to Facebook I have at least 20 notifications. And I’m logging in several times a day! And yes, I turned notifications off for the groups, I just get them when people are talking to me or replying to something I replied to. It’s insane.
And maybe I just don’t get it, but there are people posting all the time about things that aren’t related to business at all. I’ve seen posts about all sorts of crazy things that I won’t mention as not to hurt anyone’s feelings, but I really just don’t get the completely random topics in these groups.
So my strategy is going to be to check Facebook 3x a day, and try to be helpful, make connections with people who offer complimentary services, and not get lost in a rabbit hole of craziness that doesn’t lead to anything. I mean, it’s fun to play around all day and talk to people, but I gotta work!
Speaking of work, I’ve been working like crazy lately. Which is great, but I’m even dreaming about work, and that’s never good no matter how much you like your job. This round through B-School I’m working on re-structuring my business in a way that helps me make money more passively. I know I’ve been talking about that for a while, but I’m really making the effort to transition now. Like, really, really.
Part of that means really focusing less on selling designs (which I’ve done very few of recently anyhow) and stepping up on courses, coding, consultations, website maintenance, and webinars.
Yup, I’m gonna be offering webinars! So many people who have taken my classes email me and want to know more, so I figure this is a great way to do group question sessions, classes, and eventually a more interactive course with a small group. If you have a webinar or class topic request, feel free to let me know in the comments!
I’m excited for this round of B-School and this next transition in my business that will hopefully allow me a little more freedom! I can tell you right now that my web design packages will be getting another price bump after B-School, and it may be pretty close to your last chance to get a website designed by me, so (here’s the sales pitch!) hop on over to my contact page and book your website or blog design!
Are you taking B-School? Are you as overwhelmed by the community as I am?