You don’t have to be a mum to join one of our Facebook Support Groups, we welcome any women in business. Tracey has been a member of our Social Mums Tunbridge Wells group since the end of 2017. She tells us more about her business as well as the best social media tip she has picked up for her business.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family.
I live on the West Kent, Sussex and Surrey borders in Lingfield. I live alone with my Jack Russell Terrier called Ted. I have 3 nephews and 2 nieces ranging from ages 9 to 24 and love spending time with them. I’m not a Mum in the true sense of the word but I think through my nephews and nieces I’ve been able to develop a great way with children and my clients are always amazed when I tell them I don’t have any of my own.
What is your business?
I’m a fully trained and registered homeopath practicing from my consulting room in Lingfield. I do consultations in person or via Skype/ Messenger and have clients based in Europe and the US.
What inspired you to start your business?
I first discovered homeopathy when I first used Arnica after a bad fall from my horse – the next day my bruises came to the surface but my stiffness was greatly reduced. I also went to see a homeopath after becoming depressed following a break up. I realized how powerful the remedies were and how deep they could work. I decided to study the subject, although I never stop learning and that’s what I love about it.
What social media platforms do you use and why?
I mainly use Facebook because I am able to write blogs and do Facebook lives to tell stories and connect with my clients.
What do you find most challenging about marketing your business on social media?
The most challenging thing is as a health professional is we can’t advertise by symptoms – well we can but ads won’t get accepted. I also don’t think I fully grasp all what is available to me.
What is the best social media tip you have picked up for your business?
Taking part in the daily #SocialShare in the Social Mums Tunbridge Wells Facebook group has helped to spread the word about my business locally and increase engagement on my Facebook posts.
What have you found most useful about being part of a Social Mums Facebook Group?
Working as a sole trader can be lonely and it’s been great to meet other business owners and people in similar positions, share stories, collaborate and just get together.
Where can we find you on social media?
You can find me on Facebook here:
You can find out more about our local Facebook Support Groups here.