What’s on your mind? Write in to “Dear Vivid Image,” and you’ll find a response right here on this Thursday blog spot – dedicated to our wonderful VI Community!
One smart and business savvy fan, is a stay-at-home mom in rural MN who took advantage of her bed rest time to start a business, and a Facebook page to help promote it. However, she runs into some challenges which you might be able to relate. She writes:
Dear Vivid Image,
I’m a wife and a stay at home mommy of 3 children. I stay very busy being a wife and mommy, and taking care of our farm with all of our animals!
I was recently put on bed rest due to my pre-term labor with my pregnancy. Prior to this the only social media I have ever used was Facebook, and that was only to put pictures on there to share with friends and family.
Since I was on bed rest, my daughter and I started a family business called Oopsie Daisy Designs. I learned how to make a Facebook Fan Page, but this was so difficult! I think I only figured it out since I had so much time on my hands due to being on bed rest! We recently had our baby 6 weeks early. I have spent many days in the hospital which has given me more time to research Social Media.
I have always been interested in Twitter, but honestly it really scared me! I finally gave in and tried it. I still feel so incredibly lost with all of this, but am slowly figuring it out. I am just amazed at how many stay at home moms out there are using Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. How are you learning all of this and keeping up with it all?
I need some help because the next thing I would love to tackle is blogging!!
You sure aren’t alone. Social media is growing at a mind numbing speed. It’s no wonder you feel like you’re jumping onto a moving bus. The best advice we can give you is to take one step at a time. When you are doing what you love, it is much easier. Many business owners have a passion for niche areas, and (Work at Home Moms) WAHM’s and (Stay at Home Moms) SAHM’s are no different. Many mothers (and fathers) are finding ways to explore their entrepreneurial ideas using the web and social media, while working from home. Most will tell you it’s not easy. The good news is that there are thousands of people in similar situations that you will find on Twitter. As these relationships grow, you will find support and encouragement for you, your family, and your business.
Thank you for writing and best of luck with your business venture! Please keep us posted.