Let's Get Social – featuring Austin Roberson

Welcome back for another week of, Let's Get Social, where I feature a different entrepreneur every Sunday!

This week I am featuring Austin Roberson of Online Social Academy.

Don't forget – if you or someone you know can help out the featured entrepreneur with their area of need (see question #4), be sure to leave a comment! Also, if you would like to be the next entrepreneur featured, learn how at the end of this post. Enjoy!

let's get social features a different entrepreneur every Sunday on Socially Aligned

Q&A Time – featuring Austin Roberson

If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?

Well I would love to have the same super powers as Iron Man. Why you ask? Well I’ve watched the movies like 10 times… literally. Really though, I love how he can save the world and have a sense of humor at the same time.

What song do you crank up when you need a boost, or are celebrating a business victory?

Okay, this one is a bit embarrassing. I like to crank up Come on Over by Christina Aguilera.

What's the best book you've read this year? (business or fiction)

For the longest time I told myself I was going to read Blue Ocean Strategy” by W.Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne and I am so happy I did. It talks a lot about “tapping into untouched market space” to grow your business. It really opened up my eyes to what’s possible and I am a huge advocate of that book now.

I love to play business match maker. What area of your business could you use help with, in case the Socially Aligned audience or I can hook you up with someone?

I would love some assistance in spreading some love around the entrepreneur community. I know there are lots of people out there with phenomenal ideas for a business, but I think (to a certain extent) the support is lacking. We all need to work together. And although the saying “one team one dream” is a bit cheesy, it definitely applies here.

Apple or PC?

Is that even a question? No I’m kidding. Apple.

What's your favorite social media network for business?

Well right now, I still enjoy Facebook. I know a lot of people are frustrated with it, but I think that’s only because they don’t understand how to use it. With that said, YES!, it’s frustrating when Facebook continuously makes changes, but hey… I think it makes it all a bit more fun.

What hidden talent do you have that people would be surprised to learn of?

Well… I’ve been a dancer for just over 16 years. No, not ballroom. I do the stuff you see on T.V. I went to work for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines right out of high school for 9 months and then returned to start my degree in public relations and marketing. Today, I still perform with a company in the Midwest and I teach kids ranging in age from 12, all the way up to 40. (Yep! You’re never to old to boogie. Or shake your bon bons.)

Austin Roberson

Give us the elevator pitch – what do you do and where can people find you online to connect?

When I started building my first eCommerce company online, I basically ran around looking for the big red easy button. Yea.. I was bummed to find out there wasn’t one. I struggled for about two years (even with a degree in marketing) trying to figure out how the whole online business thing worked. Long story short, I basically strapped myself to some amazing mentors. I spent a lot of my time and money traveling to marketing conventions to listen in on what the pros had to say. And I dedicated the last 2 years of my life to building my business.

You can find Austin at Online Social Academy, an AMAZING monthly membership site to learn about social media and building your business. I am proud to say that I am one of the trainers over at OSA and hope to you all will check it out, by clicking here.

Now for my social media tip of the week! And since Austin mentioned Facebook, that will be the topic! {See the embedded Facebook post below.}

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