Mark Zuckerberg had a dream and now has a business worth over one billion dollars. Do you think that he ever thought his idea would grow so big? The difference between very successful people and people that are not as successful is how they can vision where they would like to be in the future. What can artists learn from Mark Zuckerberg? All of us can learn the basics of building a successful business.
What Can Artists Learn From Mark Zuckerberg?
I am just finishing up a book that I will be releasing in September 2016. The book focuses on how to vision where you would like to be in the future and how to manage your time so you can achieve what needs to get accomplished. I read Facebook’s Future: Video, Search, Messaging and VR by Rich Ord and Rich writes about the success of Mark and his vision for the future. This article is very motivating for any business owner.
“Mark Zuckerberg opened the curtain into Facebook’s plans, strategies and dreams for the future. He first provided the latest metrics illustrating Facebook’s continued success, 1.7 billion people now use Facebook every month, and 1.1 billion people use it every day. He said that Facebook revenue grew by 59% year-over-year to $6.4 billion, and advertising revenue was up 63% to $6.2 billion.”
When you read this, you might focus on the success of Facebook. 6.2 billion dollars in revenue with 1.7 monthly viewers is more than impressive.
But I focused on the first sentence, “Facebook’s plans, strategies and dreams for the future.” As a business owner, I strive every day to build my business. With every business that I have owned I had a dream, I had a plan, and I had a vision. That is the main reason why I was able to become successful with everything that I have started.
I have a plan, strategies, and vision for both my graphite art business and art marketing business. Without all three of those qualities, I would not be able to achieve growth for the businesses. This is the primary focus of my new book. Sign up for my weekly free newsletter so you do not miss the release date.
“What’s really interesting however, is how Zuckerberg sees Facebook transforming in the future. “Our results show our progress as we work to make the world more open and connected across our three-, five- and ten-year horizons,” he said. “Over the next three years we are focused on continuing to build our community and help people share more of what matters to them. The next five years are about building our newer products into full ecosystems with developers and businesses. And over the next ten years, we are working to build new technologies to help everyone connect in new ways.”
This part of the article caught my eye. Mark has a three, five and ten-year vision for his business. Do you have a three, five and ten-year vision? The only way to travel towards a destination is to know where you are going to. If you are not sure where you would like to be, how can you get there?
What can artists learn from Mark Zuckerberg? You can learn how to dream and plan for the future. Mark is a prime example that dreams do come true.
Start visualizing where you would like to be so you can start making the best decisions to get there.
For more information on Facebook’s path read Facebook’s Future: Video, Search, Messaging and VR by Rich Ord.
If you are struggling with you Facebook Fan Page I recommend reading How To Use Facebook To Grow Your Business by Andrea Vahl
What you will learn:
- Why use Facebook for business
- How to get signed up and what pitfalls to avoid
- How to get seen in the News Feed
- How often to post and what to post
- Fan Page or Group and what the difference is
- How to build an engaged Facebook Fan base that will buy from you and spread the word about your business.
- What are the best practices that will help you play by the “unwritten” rules
- How to maintain your privacy
- Essential settings to change to be able to interact with your clients and ways to organize Facebook so you don’t miss anything
- How to Like other Pages as your Page and how it can help your business
- How to connect Twitter, your website or blog to Facebook to streamline your updates and save you time
- Facebook tracking tools to make sure you are getting a return on your investment of time
- How to create events that can go “viral”
- and much more
How To Use Facebook To Grow Your Business by Andrea Vahl
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