Peace Tr3 Fam!! Well summer '19 is winding down and 2020 is just around the corner, I must say it's been a very busy but fun summer. I hope you've accomplished your summer goals, but if you didn't just make them your goals for the fall and smash them before the year ends. Speaking of goals, I would like to speak on a particular topic that I'm sure quite a few of you have as goal on your list. Getting that first client, or that first sale, or that first paying gig. Let's jump right in!
(Rotunda Rush CEO of From Start 2 Finish & Rush All Aboard Daycare & I, I handle her radio ads & I DJ her events as well)
Back in May I was home on a Friday evening brainstorming on how can I replace the income I was getting from radio since I'm no longer in that industry. The idea of being a social media manager popped in my head, it was like a light bulb went off. Now I just have to get clients, as I continued to brainstorm I decided it was best to reach out to people that I've worked with before when I handled their radio advertising. That following Monday I reached out to an old client and boom locked in my first customer. Yes it was that simple, that's what happens when you don't overthink and just shoot your shot! A good friend of mine Shay opened her own lounge and guess who spun at the grand opening, I did. A friend of mine Rotunda owns 2 businesses, and wanted to advertise on the radio. Guess who handles that, yep me. Just wanted to give you all a few more examples.
(DJ Trans & I, Trans refers people to me that need radio advertising and he also passes events to me that he can't DJ)
The key is building relationships, I've built a great bond with my clients whether it's handling their radio advertising or DJing their events. Also friends and family may also be your first clients, I told my mom about my social media management idea and she told me instantly I need your services. So just like that I had 2 clients and my idea wasn't even a week old. I just DJed 2 events over Labor Day weekend and it was for 2 of my friends. See where I'm going with this? I knew you would because "you smart" (Dj Khaled voice).
(My good friend Shay & I, she's been booking me to DJ her events for YEARS!)
So to get that first client for your business check your circle of friends and family, they may need your services or they'll know somebody that does. Also reach out to people you've connected with in passing or on Facebook. I made good money off FB messenger last year, definitely use social media. This can be applied to service based businesses, people looking for a job, or creatives looking to be booked and busy. So let's get to work! Love.
(My boy Paul & I after I DJed his wedding. We played ball together in 8th grade! )