Famous In Five: Day 2 – Research / Approx. Time to Complete: 63 minutes
With Day 1 and Day 2 behind me, I’m reporting out on my progress. There were plenty of surprises on Day 2. At times I felt like I wasn’t making any progress, but when I look at this HUGE spreadsheet I created I can’t help but feel really proud of myself. Plus, it’s nice to know I’m not alone in the challenge because of soon-to-be-famous-preneurs who’re doing it, too! (Shout out to Julie, Jen, and all y’all thrivers!)
I’m almost halfway through the challenge now. Fame or Bust!
Bueller? … Bueller?
It was really easy for me to get totally distracted by great content I found. I’m kind of in my own target audience: entrepreneur, online marketplace, business under 10 years old, quotes Mean Girls…
That made it easy to find good search terms, though. I know exactly how I search for stuff—and I know I misspell things all the time! So I searched for terms like “make my Facebook page pretty” and substituted “Facebook” for “face book” or “small business” for “small biz”.
Hobbies include singing in the shower and Google
In the end I went way over my 30 minute time limit (yup I actually set a timer) because I was having so much fun on Google coming up with new combinations!
A surprise on Day 2 was that I stumbled upon a lot of conferences in my search results. As in calls for speakers, expert submissions, presentation requests, and even some grant proposals. I bet Google can score your famous self some speaking gigs, too, if you scroll long enough.
Podcasts <3 ‘Preneurs
Honestly, I hadn’t even considered podcasts before when I was thinking about places to pitch. By getting me to do some iTunes research this challenge has already put me far and beyond where I was in my business a day ago.
Holy guacamole, you would not believe how many great podcasts there are out there for business! And in every niche, to boot.
There are podcasts for almost every portmanteau of entrepreneur: mompreneurs, solopreneurs, infopreneurs, dadpreneurs, youngpreneurs, techpreneurs, craftpreneurs, bloggerpreneurs, the list goes on!
War of the Titans
Pit Google and Bing against each other and I guarantee you’ll be surprised. Also, it’s kind of fun in a really dorky way.
A rising tide lifts all ships
I’m gonna keep a list of small fries that don’t have super amazing Alexa rankings for personal reasons. I would love to have a support network of likeminded sassy pants online that are just my size.
Case in point: did you know LKR and Marie Forleo were buds? Or that Natalie Sisson and Natalie MacNeil tag team on projects? The more I researched the more I realized that lots of my favorite go-to gurus are friends with each other, promoting each other’s content and raising the bar. It reminds me of the saying, “you can go faster alone, but you can go farther together”.
The Final Scorecard
You’re going to have to do your own research, but to inspire you (and for healthy competition) here are my final Day 2 stats:
Did you stumble upon some real gems in your Day 2 research? Or did the exercise pretty much meet your expectations? Let me know in the comments.
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And bring it on, Day 3. I’m ready for you.
Day 2 Highlights
This was a fantastic exercise! When I googled ‘How to get organized for a move’ there were pages upon pages of info. What this exercise made me do was pay attention to WHO is putting that info out there (ex: Real Simple magazine). I never thought, for one minute, I could contact Real Simple! For me, this exercise has been an awakening. A different way to look at finding who I should be contacting. Thank you so much! Looking forward to tomorrow! -Sheri
This is CRAZY! You have given me the gumption to pitch to one of my favorite Christian Radio shows that I have dreamed of being on for year, plus a big Christian Women’s blog! I didn’t make it very far in my chart because I spent the time sending email pitches instead. I knew I needed to do it before my courage waned so I just went for it! Thanks Laura, so far this has been AMAZING! -Sherri Ohler