Do you remember your first group of friends who worked that momentous winter break job to pay for that Spring Break trip your first semester in college? You had your best sister-friends who were more then your co-workers and quickly became family.
You would do almost everything together under the sun, You would stay up late nights after work to make sure the cash register did not go over budget, chat about your favorite classes, You went to their family gatherings, movies, and would support each other through thick and thin. You would go to campus parties, football games, and special campus events and pep rallies, coffee shops, and spend endless hours in the dorm cafeteria talking about your day, and looking forward to the weekend!
And girl, they were there to support you when you had that last pay check from your part-time job to pay for that bus or train ticket to finally go on Spring Break! They were the ones who were loyal to you to really get the job done!
They were your tribe. The same theory applies to finding and keeping your tribe online. I was totally surprised when I did not realize the impact of building a trust-worthy tribe would have on myself, and my flourishing blog as a growing business, until I started taking a “massive leap of faith,” and began connecting with other super-ambitious, and like-minded Lady Bosses like myself.
But Listen, it is beyond important to keep being open-minded when it comes to bonding with that ultimate Lady Boss tribe. I think that it is highly recommended to connect, grow, and learn from others who are just as creative as you are. So how exactly do you find your Lady Boss tribe and keep them? Here are 10 amazing tips to finding and keeping yours!
Finding your Lady Boss Tribe
1. Join Facebook Groups: I believe that joining Facebook groups have been a God-send for my blog. I love to dive right in with comments, statements, and participate when others have ideas for both their business and their blog.
I have had the opportunity to join some awesome groups on Facebook and at the same time create my own Pinsters on a Mission which is a group of mompreneurs, creatives, bloggers, and small business owners who decided to take their business to the next level using Pinterest as their social media platform.
2. Attend Events & Meet-Ups: One of the best things since “sliced bread,” is attending events locally, out-of-state, and on the international level. I have learned that meeting other bloggers and social media experts face-to-face is game-changing for a blogger.
I think that by attending events such as networking events, conferences, one-on-one meet-ups with other bloggers is a great way to put faces with names, and to share your passion for blogging and social media with other passionate people too.
3. Website building: This “little gem,” called “website building,” can help to create more visibility in your online space. Dan Anton has a wonderful website RankCrew that offers his clients website building with the help of SEO tips and tricks as well as linkbacks to give your website the audience it needs to capture. His amazing team will show you the ins and outs of SEO to build and grow your website flawlessly to find that Lady Boss tribe to help grow your blog.
4. Know your niche: Knowing your niche is super important when searching for that Lady Boss Tribe, whether you are a Mommy Blogger, fashion, photography, natural hair, recipe, food, or a nichless blogger. I believe that finding that group that share your personality, passions, and interests outside of blogging are key to making that divine connection!
5. Collaborating with other bloggers: This is one of my personal favorites! I tend to utilize collaborations all the time for interviews, guest posts, product reviews, blogging opportunities for sponsored posts, and tag-teaming on huge projects and events.
Keeping Your Tribe
6. Stay Consistent: The best way is to stay consistent within your Facebook groups, blog posts, blog collaborations and networking opportunities.
7. Follow-Up with your new blogging besties: I think that it is a “must,” to follow-up with your new blogging besties within a reasonable time frame. If they offer to visit your blog, visit their blog comment, like, share, and share support across your social media channels.
8. Recommendations/Referrals: If you receive an opportunity that does not fit your blog niche, feel free to recommend and refer another blogger within your Lady Boss Tribe to take the opportunity or go the event.
9. Have Fun: Sometimes we can get so caught up in the “blogging world,” that we forget to have fun with our Lady Boss Tribe. Send your tribe a random GIF, or snail mail message just letting them know that you are thinking about them and that you have their back!
10. Get to know your online tribe off-line: I think what has worked best for me is getting to know my online tribe offline. I think that the feelings are mutual once we get over some of the social awkwardness of seeing each other face-to-face for the first time, and knowing that this is the person that you have Facebook messaged for months. Cultivating this relationship is beyond major to keep the Lady Boss Tribe going strong, and creating long-lasting friendships!
How do you find and keep your Lady Boss Tribe?