One of the very first interviews that I did was with The Story Exchange, a nonprofit dedicated to telling stories of women business owners. They showcase entrepreneurial women around the world who are contributing to their communities.
How do you define success?
Success to me is being able to do what you are passionate about – and not just get paid to do it – but also being able to make a living doing it.
My biggest success has been finding out that a passion that I have had has turned out to be my purpose. I had constantly been called upon by friends, family members, and co-workers to teach them how to do things – mostly dealing with technology (at no cost to them). I love sharing what I know, so I never thought about charging people for this information. Now I realize the type of information I was offering is very valuable to others.
While freelancing, a thought came to me to advertise a class and see how many people would actually register for it. I sat down and wrote up a class proposal, called around to different venues, chose a venue, and then placed an online ad. I sent out a few email messages announcing the class. Five people showed up, and at the time it felt like one thousand. I was so excited and the feedback was amazing! This to me is what I would call my biggest success to date. I am looking forward to even bigger success stories as my training business grows.
Author: Romona Foster
Romona Foster is the Social Media Trainer and Consultant at Social Media How To’s with Romona. Romona teaches small businesses and nonprofits how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Google My Business — and the best practices of Email Marketing, Online Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, and Personal Branding. She is a featured contributor with Business2Community and is a Constant Contact Community blogger.