The Social Network Gets Your Dream Involved

When “The Social Network” hits theaters this Friday, my interest in this films success may be a bit different than typical movie goers looking for a story.

In case you haven’t noticed, mainstream media now relies heavily on online platforms for research and story lines for the past several year. Top bloggers get book deals and movie deals, like several women here on 8 Women Dream are planning! And the result is that the makers of game changing technology get their story told on the big screen.

I have an interest because I do this for a living – web sites, social media, internet marketing. Facebook has been a large part of that for my business for over 3 years. Last week I mentioned the impact of the right platform for your business and what you are selling. No matter how you look at it, Facebook is one of the largest players.

Why do I care how they got there?

Success stories, no matter when they happened, are part of an entrepreneurs life. The old adage to “not reinvent the wheel” does have merit. of course this doesn’t mean you would be copying, duplicating or cloning the “thing” they were successful at. It means you pay attention to the success they had and how they got there.

Here’s my example of this theory in action:

  1. Build my e-commerce site (no problem) and get a ton of traffic (not so easy)
  2. Hop onto Etsy.com and use their existing platform to market what they are good at (somewhere in the middle)

For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, Etsy.com is an outlet for handmade goods and handmade craft supplies that has been around since 2005. I’ve used several online selling systems, and Etsy is not the easiest to use, but they are the largest community with artists around the globe represented and now For Your Adornment is represented.

The social network you choose depends on the best way to get to your market and where that market is handing out.

If you haven’t already guessed, my audience can be found on Facebook too:

Wondering where your audience is? if you aren’t sure, I’ll be sharing some demographic information on the social network arena in the next few weeks.

Now go socialize

~ Heather




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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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  • Remy G

    Yay! great post. Your pieces are amazing, it’s only a matter of time. You aren’t outsourcing production to Canada are you?? lol Rem

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  • Catherine Hughes, Editor & Chief

    Oh and congratulations on setting up your Etsy store. Look at how far we’ve come – now we don’t even think about launching – we just launch. Such a shift!

    • Heather Montgomery, CEO & serial entrepreneur

      Totally! We are crushing it so often we don’t even realize it – thanks for the kudos! – H

  • Catherine Hughes, Editor & Chief

    LOVE this post.

    It’s perfectly written and beautiful. I like how Tony Robbins calls this “modeling” – finding the best of the best and modeling what they do.

    Great stuff!

    Cath