Well, I haven't yet succeeded at getting what people call a "real job"... I find I have troubles going back in to the places I've applied to check in. I mean, what do you say to them? "Hi... I applied... do I have a job yet?" Honestly, they're busy people, I understand, so I don't see why you should go in over and over and ask them about the job. If I was hiring people, I'd find that to be very annoying. Ugh... getting sidetracked...
But on the topic that I'm really wanting to talk about - my own business! Yes, I know, I'm 17, you say. ONLY 17. Well shush, because this is true - I own a business! Now, that might sound impressive, but before you jump to any conclusions, first remember that owning a business is far different than getting customers. I learned that very quickly.
The way it all began:
After getting inspired by a woman who owns multiple businesses and started her first business at the age of 12, I decided to create my own. I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit, have been interested in writing, and had discovered a knack for editing years ago. As for the future, I wanted to get into the editing/publishing business. And so, it only made sense to create my own editing service. And that's just what I did.
My business so far, in the four months of its existence, has had one customer: my mother. You can laugh if you want. I always do. The whole marketing thing is harder than it seems. I created a Facebook page for my business, a Twitter (which, by the way, I hate), put multiple free ads in yellow pages, Craigslist, link and banner swaps, etc. And I've finally got on another advertising kick, which brought me to you - blogging! Yeah, I'm not going to lie to you all... I created this blog in the hopes of getting some more connections to the internet world, connections to customers. I'm getting a little desperate for customers. I mean, I have college to save up for!
On a very seemingly random, but actually relevant side-note, I have an addiction to World of Warcraft. Har har, laugh away. I'm a girl. I play WoW. I'm a nerd. It's okay. I've dealt with it. But the last time I played was a year ago... I tried to quit... but I've really gotten to start missing it a lot. And I want to play again! So here's where it becomes relevant... I decided that, if I work hard enough and get customers, as in, a continuous flow of them, then I will reward myself by signing up for WoW again.
And this reward is digging at me, making me work even harder to get customers. So hopefully it'll work this time around!
A Grey Mind, signing off.