Here are three more steps:
- Buy your URL domain name. Of course, the goal here is to eventually host a website at the domain, but if nothing else, buy your URL domain name before someone else does. For instance, I own http://www.robertleebrewer.com/, which takes you to a GoDaddy place-holder page right now--until I do something with it. But at least, I know that no other Robert Lee Brewers can take my name.
- Purchase business cards. These cards are important marketing tools at events and can be included in mailings as well. For mine, I go simple and just include my name, skills, mailing address, e-mail address, and URL. There's no reason to break the bank with crazy images and/or weird sizes. Often, the extra expense just makes your business card look tacky.
- Build connections. Ha! This doesn't cost any money--or at least, it shouldn't. Instead, it requires a large investment of time. A few of the basics from the April Platform Challenge were to be consistent, experiment, and build connections through sharing and communicating. Keep that going in May and beyond.
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