Corey Perlman is a nationally recognized social media speaker, consultant, and author who owns a full-service digital marketing agency that provides the knowledge and skills needed to market a business effectively online. Besides writing SocialMedia Overload, he authored eBoot Camp, a book that received global attention and became an Amazon.com bestseller. Corey is a proud member of the National Speaker’s Association and is known for delivering presentations that are fun, unique, and free of geek speak. Corey is the founder and president of eBoot Camp, Inc.
There’s never the perfect time to jump, you just have to do it! – Corey Perlman
Before taking the big leap into being an entrepreneur, he filled his “pool” by building relationships and doing some things on the side so that when he did take the leap he had water to jump into. Speak for free any chance you get. Write on weekends or any free time. This helps fill the “pool”. Success Habit: Plan your own day – he’s very calendar driven.
Corey’s One Idea
While happily employed, Corey was doing a teaching job on the side. After receiving a few “positive taps” on his shoulders after doing this, he wrote a book. With some encouragement from his employer, Corey took the plunge into being a full time entrepreneur.
Corey started out successfully with speaking. As people started asking him more help with the social media aspect, Corey created the agency that would do the social media marketing for them. He speaks about 25 times a year globally.
♦ Never overtake or allow the side job to overtake the one that’s paying your bills. Find ways to fill your “pool”.
♦ Where are your customers spending time online?
♦ Think beyond generating leads. Stay top of mind, build credibility, have a great looking website.
4 Moves To Start A New Business
If they were to start another business today, they would concentrate on this key factor:
- Make sure that all domains are properly purchased.
- Be very careful – trust your gut, your instincts.
- It’s ok to fail fast and learn from that.
- Be incompetent and lazy – hire people smarter than yourself and be good at delegating.
Social Media Overload by Corey Perlman