In today’s episode, Damon sits down with Brooke Riley of Re-fabbed to talk about the importance of using live video in your business and working to build a supportive community.
We are back with another great episode of the Makers Mean Business Podcast! In Episode 27, we hear from Brooke Riley about how she has grown her business and her community. Brooke has a decorating website with her blog and an online boutique. She is nailing both sides of her business and she shares her inspiring story with us. Brooke explains why using live video is so important to your online business and how to learn from mistakes in order to become better for yourself and your audience.
Before you get into today’s episode, be sure to check out our other episodes of Makers Mean Business. They are packed full of helpful information and we don’t want you to miss a thing!
In Episode 26 Parker talks about how you can take one piece of content and re-purpose it on all of the available platforms. This definitley falls under that category of working smarter not harder! Parker shares some amazing knowledge in this episode and also tells you how you can learn more. Be sure to check it out!
Also, make sure to check out more of our recent episodes:
- MMB Episode 22: 3 Keys to Successfully Selling Online
- MMB Episode 23: Parker’s Tips for YouTube Success
- MMB Episode 24: Community of Customers
- MMB Episode 25: Create with Your Customers with Jillian Leslie
- MMB Episode 26: Making Content for the Platform – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Pinterest, Blogging
MMB Ep 27: Using Live Video and Embracing Imperfection to Build a Community
This episode is packed full of great information about building your community and your business. Brooke and I also talk about how to learn from your imperfections so that you can be the best that you can be for your customers.
The Important Takeaways
There is so much for you to gain when you listen to this episode but here are some of the highlights:
- The importance of using video to reach with your online community
- Why it is important to engage with your community and how to do it
- How to learn from useful negative feedback without dwelling on it
- How to be a positive part of the ripple effect
The Wrap Up
In this episode Brooke talks a lot about building the right community. We have talked in past episodes about how important it is to have a supportive network. We have also talked about the importance of community over competition and Brooke is a huge advocate for this! She mentors and teaches others with the hope that they will pass her by in their success.
Brooke also reminds us that when we put ourselves out in the online space we have to know how to handle the feedback we receive. Brooke, like many of us, can be sensitive and had to learn to let the negativity roll off of her. She strives to own and learn from any imperfections in her business but also not to dwell on any negativity. This is another example of why it is so important to build a positive and supportive community.
On our next podcast, Episode 28, we have a legal expert with some very important advice for makers. Emily D. Baker, former Deputy District Attorney, explains all about what we can and can’t make when it comes to trademarked images. Customers love characters and brands but replicating them can get makers into hot water. We also learn how to handle someone replicating your own designs. This episode is one you will not want to miss!
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