In the spirit of taking action, I intend to try a lot of new things in the next year. Without fail some of them are going to crash and burn. Hopefully others will prove useful and provide solid value for the people that participate, consume, interact with, etc.
One such idea is something that I’ve had on my mind for quite some time now. I’ve witnessed people do some great (see: charitable) things with social media. David Armano helping Daniela and her family comes to mind. Chris Brogan encouraging his community to help out one charity a month, and many, many more. My community pales in comparison to those two gentleman, but I still want to contribute something to causes I’m passionate about, causes you’re passionate about.
So here’s my solution:
As of today, I’ve re-launched my consulting services with a new twist.
25% of what I charge will go straight to the charity of your choice. If you don’t have a favorite charity, I’ll donate it cancer research, or the Acumen fund, or another organization benefiting our world.
My time is extremely valuable to me. It’s my most important asset so, depending on who you’re comparing them to, my services won’t come cheap. That is to say if you want to give to a charity please just give, you don’t need an excuse. But, if you want to use social tools to increase brand reach, brand affinity, and (most importantly) your bottom line then please inquire — knowing that 25% of your bill goes straight to charity.
One day when I find a ridiculously wealthy woman that looks like Olivia Wilde. At that point, maybe the charitable contribution will go up to 50%, but in the meantime here’s what you can do to help me out: If you know of a personal brand, a small business, (or even a big one) that needs help learning how to integrate social media into their marketing efforts please pass this along.
One Client at a Time?
Also, please keep in mind I will be taking my own advice. Depending on the scope of the work, it’s likely I will only take on one project at a time for now. This is nothing against you, your project, etc. but if I can’t be passionate about and get behind the work — or if we’re not a good fit — I’m not going to take it on.
I will however do my best to refer you to someone who can help you.
Finally, for a limited time only (I don’t know how limited or how long yet), I’ll make a special offer. Anyone who I decide to work with, and doesn’t feel I provided them value at the end of a predetermined time, will receive a full refund except for the 25%, which will still go to charity.
Check Out Ryan Stephens’ Re-Launched Consulting Services w/ 25% Going to Charity — http://bit.ly/2jitz8