by @lisaillman | Featured Contributor
Periscope is the hottest live stream app on the Internet with over 10,000,000 users to date. More and more people are creating tools, techniques, communities and products that support or compliment Periscope. Cats and dogs refuse to be left out of this rapidly growing platform as reflected in the number of pet organizations and pet lovers popping up left and right on Periscope. If you are a pet lover, pet business, and pet organization or have a pet blog, this post is for you!
Probably the biggest community on Periscope right now that serves the pet industry is PetLoversTribe.com. The mastermind and founder of this unique community is Therese Kopiwoda. You can find Therese on Periscope @Kopiwoda. The best way to become a member of this free community is to follow Therese on Periscope, sign up on the website and start scoping with #petloverstribe in your scope titles. When you start adding the hashtag to your scope titles, it alerts the other members that you are also a lover of your fur baby and folks from the tribe show up to drown you in hearts and offer support during your scopes. PetLoversTribe is a wonderful way to network in the pet community plus they offer fun ways to come together on Periscope. Below are a few ways you can participate with PetLoversTribe.
9:30 PM EST
Pass the Cast
9:30 PM EST
PetLoversTribe Scoping Challenge
Tuesday and Thursday mornings
All of the events are free and are for networking only. PetLoversTribe is not a community to sell product, but if you happen to sell pet products, you will be creating some very strong relationships among the members. There is also a Facebook group that lists all of the themes and topics for each scope.
In addition to the PetLoversTribe community, here is a list of pet loving people and organizations to follow.
These ten pet lovers will get you started and inject you into a community of furry friends that will inspire, motivate, teach and welcome you. Until then, purrs and wags!
Lisa Illman has been fortunate to work in sales and business development for over 15 years. She has enjoyed a robust career with Fortune 100 companies such as General Electric, Eastman Chemical and Hess Corporation. Lisa has learned from the best and has had the opportunity to build a successful business career while earning numerous awards for outstanding achievements. Lisa now shares her experiences through speaking engagements, freelance writing and consulting services. Being a top performer, Lisa knows well the need to prioritize health and wellness into a busy lifestyle. Her passion for vitality is present in many of the workshops she provides and through her Facebook fitness accountability groups she manages.
In addition to a lengthy career in corporate America, Lisa is the Founder of Kritter Kommunity. Born in 2009 out of her passion for pets, Lisa’s vision for Kritter Kommunity was inspired by her beloved kitty cats. With very little cash to start her business, Lisa and her cat Abigail started blogging and tweeting to gain product exposure. They were able to take 100 orders before their new product was even available. A social media enthusiast today, Lisa and her cat Abigail still post and tweet regularly; they have over 15k pet loving followers on Twitter.
Hands on experience, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Pennsylvania State University, more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience, and numerous professional awards, Lisa has understands what it takes to build a robust sales pipeline in a short amount of time.
Lisa Illman is the president and founder of Kritter Kommunity. Born in 2009 out of her passion for pets, Lisa’s vision for Kritter Kommunity was inspired by her kitty cats, Madison and Abigail. With very little cash to start her business, Lisa and her cat Abigail started blogging and tweeting to gain product exposure. They were able to take 100 orders before their new product was even available. A social media enthusiast today, Lisa and her cat Abigail still post and tweet regularly; they have over 15k pet loving followers on Twitter.
This was just the beginning of Lisa’s journey as an entrepreneur, inventor and writer for the pet industry. Coming out of the gate with no experience starting a business, Lisa took bold steps without knowing which would be mistakes, and which would take her to the next level of success. Tenacity and passion gave her the courage to pitch her own products to media contacts and landed them on many media outlets like Good Morning America. Relationship building and writing put her in a position to develop a solid reputation with the social media world of pet lovers; her furry muses cheering her every step of the way!
Hands on experience, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Pennsylvania State University, more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience, and numerous professional awards, Lisa has a strong foundation as she continues her journey as an entrepreneur, inventor and writer. She inspires others to capitalize on their interests through coaching and writing.