💩 hit the fan yesterday (14 March 2019).

Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, & WhatsApp all went down. From what I hear it was up to 8 hours!

While Twitter was happy, I know many Influencers who earn their living through Instagram and businesses that run their ads through Facebook.

They were screwed!

I get that it was only 8 hours, but in those 8 hours, millions of dollars are usually spent on ads that weren't and same with influencer deals that couldn't be made or executed.

I laughed.

"Why? You work on social media?"

Yes, but I have bullet-proofed myself from any social media platform.

If Facebook, Insta, Twitter, all of them shut down today would I care? NO.

I meant it would be annoying, but it wouldn't break me or my business.

Why?

Because I have a personal brand and blog!

If they were all gone for good, what would you do? It's a question we must think about. It's possible.

I often say building a personal brand is the most important things you can do if you are or planning to work online. Then, starting a blog/website around that brand is the second.

This recent outage shows why!

...You are bullet-proofing yourself from anyone or any company. You are you, and you own the real estate your website and content lives on.

Just how I don't like being a slave to anyone else, why become a slave to social media? Keep your brand and business your own.

Here's how:

#1. Start a personal brand

We have put together a special branding bundle inside of Wired Creatives so you can learn exactly how to build a personal brand of your own, how to introduce and sell different products. And how to advertise your products and services through Social Media (while it lasts haha).

Check it out: Get Wired Branding Bundle

Note: We've also attached a mini-course to this bumdle which explains how to partner with companies so that you can sell other peoples products and services if you don't have an online business just yet.

#2. Start A Self-Hosted Blog

This costs around $5 and only takes 15 minutes to set up.

Starting a blog was one of the best decisions in my life. You can follow this tutorial hand have your own in no time...

https://www.wiredcreatives.com/blog/19474/how-to-start-a-blog

If all social media platforms burn to the ground, people are going to turn the general internet for info. And blogs and brands like yours will always stand the test of time!

Talk Soon ✌️

Nathan - @world_nate

p.s. once you get the branding bundle, keep an eye out for an email from me. It's an invite for you!