You promote yourself so you can get even more opportunities. Promote your events, your accomplishments, your achievements, and even your defeats, problems, and lessons you've learned. You do it so you can increase your visibility to and awareness by others, increase traffic to your website, increase sales. Promoting your services is also branding yourself.
Why promoting yourself is so important?
You can't really count on people calling you to hire you or buy your products and services. The only way to get people to know who you are and what you do is by telling them. You want to tell as many people as you can. Not only that, but you also want to tell the right people. Start with just introducing yourself to one group. Take it even a bit further, introduce yourself to the admin of the group. Find a common ground with them. See how you can collaborate, if possible. You never know what doors one can open for you.
You can never be successful without knowing a lot of people and having a lot of people to know you. Hiding in your snail shell, as I used to do for many years, will not get you anywhere. It is as simple as it can be. PROMOTE YOURSELF. Make it personal. Figure out what you want to do, make it happen, and then start telling people about it. Let them know you are reliable and trustworthy person. Let them come to you for advice.
And if that seems hard to do, let me help you. Let me climb the hill with you. I have been there many times. I know how it feels. I used to get anxiety and forget my English every time I had to introduce myself. I would go to business meetings and the negative voice inside my head starts talking: "Look at all these people. Who needs to know who I am and what I do? Nobody cares. Nobody will even see me if I go home." Till 6 months ago, I had these crazy thoughts. But I made a decision - I want to be successful. And that is the price for success.
I've created digital packages that will improve your brand visibility. Why not use branded images with your beautiful face combined the colors of your brand, when you post on FB groups or use them as daily themes for your own FB group. It is only $72.75 - a package of 7 images plus 2 bonus ones. You will get your brand images in just 3 business days.
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