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Q&A: When should I start posting on social media?

A common question: at what point in your new hustle should you start posting on social media—should it be before you even have a product or service?
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When is it a good time to start sharing your project with the world?

Notes from Chris

Episode 1104
Common question: when should you get started on social media? Basic but important. It’s not as simple as saying “Do it now!”

Joshua has an idea for a task and time management system, and is wondering when it would be good to start social media accounts. Too soon, too late, or neither?

We’ll talk about the concept, the timeline, and the advantages and disadvantages of moving forward without a clear plan.

Over the past couple of months, I’ve developed a task and time management system for myself that I think others would benefit from. I want to develop it into a brand and side hustle with a/v media being my primary products. Eventually, it could lead to a book. To get this ball rolling, I want to start with an Instagram account to get my ideas out there and gather community.

However, the concept for the system is still maturing. My question: is it ever too soon to put yourself out there before you have fully developed the concept and copyright any features you don’t want others to steal? Can you elaborate a bit on the process of creating digital assets? Follow me @UltraProductive.

This reminds me a little of my early ideas for the Art of Non-Conformity. I registered a Twitter account at the end of 2007 but then I didn’t tweet until Spring of 2008. I thought about my ideas and early posts for several months before I did anything public with them.

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