Growing - Social Media Consultant Alison Battisby

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Alison began in social media at the beginning of social media itself, setting up the first Facebook pages for some major brands. From within agencies, she sowed the seeds for a successful freelance career: now managing, training and speaking for a range of clients.

Now those seeds have sprouted Avocado Social. As a brand she's growing in confidence, growing her team and growing her audience. Hear how she markets herself and Avocado to finally enjoy the fruits of her labour.

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Key Takeaway Points

  • make the most of your network: when Alison went freelance she told everyone she knew
  • she started off trading as her name, but felt unprofessional at speaking gigs and wanted to bring on sub contractors and grow her business so became Avocado Social
  • she invested in a site and logo and has since relaunched again
  • Alison has created ‘personas’ for her target audience/clients which helps her focus her marketing and services
  • speaking at events not only pays, but brings in clients
  • Alison is finding success hosting her monthly webinars, they show her expertise and also make a connection with her as a person
  • The video on her website has really broken down a barrier for people contacting her
  • Blogging once a week consistently, she's brought on people to help her keep this up

More from Alison

Alison on Twitter

Avocado Social

Useful Links

Cara Brendon

Woodhouse TV

The Day Designer (printable worksheet)

Go To Webinar

Enterprise Nation

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