I don’t really do social media (apart from faffing around on Facebook every now and then), but my lovely assistant posts stuff on Twitter, LinkedIn, and the like for me.
So I got a lovely surprise yesterday when I went onto Twitter for the first time in weeks (literally) and had a huge pile of notifications: retweets, likes, comments… and something that absolutely made my day.
I screenshotted it so you can see it here…
But essentially, it was Charlee of The Usual Studio – with whom I’ve worked on projects before – mentioning that she was reading my book…
That she loves my book…
And that she thinks it’s more useful than Seth Godin’s Purple Cow!
Wowser! I’m rather chuffed, as you can imagine. To be compared to Seth Godin at all is marvellous, but to be favourably compared to him is fucking gold.
Made my day, did that. Also reminded me that I should wander into Twitter every couple of days.
Awesome though that is, here’s what really pleased me: Charlee went on to say that she was spending yesterday working her way through the Action Points in my book.
See, it’s all very well reading stuff and learning, and that’s A Good Thing. But nothing happens until you do something with that knowledge. That’s what I want people to do, and that’s why I wrote my book the way I did.
If you want to grow your business (and you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t), Business For Superheroes is a fine place to start. You can get your copy (and a little extra surprise gift) here.
Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.
PS Remember: likes, follows, shares won’t pay the bills. As my compadre Paul Mort said on the Twitter yesterday: “once tried to pay for a lapdance with my followers and likes.. didn’t work. Only ONE METRIC that tells the truth in bizniz”
True, dat. If you want to stop wasting time chasing popularity, and start bringing in more bacon (or cheese, if you’re veggie like me), get your hot little hands on a copy of my book. You also get free membership of the Business For Superheroes Club – which gives you a printed newsletter packed full of useful beans every month.