Last week I decided it was time to up my game when it came to my business. I was struggling to find work in Brisbane and hating looking on indeed, seek, backpackers job boards etc for work. I began to realise that no job will truly fulfil me and that I need to go back to the idea of creating my own job.
It was a big reminder that I don’t want to have to go through all of this again when I get home. I don’t want to have to rethink my career and try to find a career job. I want to be able to arrive home already making money in my business and having the freedom, to live wherever I want and have the time to find casual employment if I need it. That said I still need to find casual work here as my savings are quickly diminishing.
Step One in Building My Business
So the first step is to build up my online presence, establish myself as a brand and as a working professional who is remotely building a company. LinkedIn is an underrated professional social media platform, where organic reach is still very good. I have heard a few business coaches discussing the benefits of having a consistent presence on LinkedIn for your business and I want to get myself a slice of that pie.
This week I have written an article for my LinkedIn profile every day. From introducing myself and career history to tracking my daily searches for a job and building my business. I have linked each of those articles below for you to have a read if you’re interested.
Not only is this a great way to increase my presence on LinkedIn but its a continual way for me to practice my writing skills and document my journey to success. Copywriting is something I would like to offer as a service. By practising my writing skills with a daily article and my up my game with this blog. I am getting faster and better at writing but I am aware that my spelling and grammar are not quite up to scratch. Grammarly is a tool which I use to help with this and I have recently invested in a book which I hope will improve this further.
It wasn’t the challenge I thought it would be
I thought I would find it challenging to think of something to write each day. However, I am thinking about my business each day whilst looking for work. Every day I face challenges and come up with ideas and solutions. I am on an upward curve of personal growth and using blogs and articles as a way to get it out of my head and into the world has been a great feeling. It has also made others aware of my situation which has presented possible opportunities for me which are quite exciting!
If you are looking for a place to start with improving your online presence or improving your writing skills, writing about yourself and documenting your journey is a great place to start. It may seem a bit self-centred, but aren’t we all? People can learn from your story and might see similarities in your journey. Sharing is caring.