Social Media Made Easy.

Social Media can be so stressful and fill us with overwhelm, dread and frustration. You think you need to be on all the major platforms and crank out daily content to succeed. There is so much to do, so many platforms.

Let me share 5 Tips to make social media easy without the stress and overwhelm.

  1. Choose ONE platform to begin. Stay with it daily until you see results. The platform you choose will depend on your business. If you are a dog sitter. Instagram may be the place for you. Lots of cute dog pictures to capture your ideal audience’s attention. Selling your book? Facebook may be the place for you, participate in lots of groups to promote your book. I usually recommend Facebook if you are just starting out. 1.5 BILLION people on Facebook. Your audience awaits.
  2. You gotta have a Plan. Have a daily and weekly plan of content. Schedule as much as you can ahead of time and reduce burnout. Cluster your content into themes each week or month. Be consistent. Having a plan will make it easy to get it all done.
  3. Have a system for posts. Are you using Canva, Relay That, Word Swag, etc. to easily make posts? There are a lot more apps out there you can use. Keep it simple. Use a template(s). Use your brand colors. Use variety in your posts (image, video, live stream, memes, gifs, etc.) Create a system that works for you.
  4. Create engaging posts. Ask questions, use Fill in the Blanks, create polls, post articles, do caption contests, etc. Check your Insights to see what type of posts work best. The posts with lots of engagement, do more of that.
  5. Use curated content. Share your friend’s stuff, share Thank you’s, share guest blogs, share influencers posts and share any mention of you by someone else.

There is the 5 Tips  to make Social Media easier and to take less time.

As always, if you have any questions about these tips or social media in general, just email me your questions and I will answer. Not a Bot, but the real me!

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Why You Need a Facebook Fan Page!

A question that often comes up regarding Facebook, is whether you must have a Facebook Fan (Business) Page when you already have a Facebook Profile. The answer is super short and sweet. Facebook’s terms of service forbid personal profiles from promoting, marketing, and advertising. That is what the Facebook Business page is for. You can promote, market and advertise on your Business (Fan) page and more.

*The names “Fan” page and “Business” page are interchangeable, it is the same thing, same page.

Page Insights

Facebook Pages have amazing (and getting better all the time) analytics that will help you get to know your audience better. You can use it to improve the information you provide based on what gets the best results according to real data instead of just basing it on likes and a guess.

Enables You to Build a Community

With a Facebook Page, you can build an active community of people who are interested in the content you provide because they believe it provides value to them. Their friends and family can see them like and comment on your page, which can attract even more people. When you have enough, you can create a group for your community to better facilitate discussion. We will talk about Facebook groups next time.

Improves SEO

By having a Facebook business page you are letting the world know that you have a real business. That, along with your website and other social media profiles all provide valuable backlinks to your website and information for your audience. Most people, even if they are not too keen on signing up for your email list, they will like your page on Facebook, giving you a chance to earn their trust, so they feel safe signing up for your email list.

Your Competition is Doing it

We all know we don’t want to copy other people. Yet, when it comes to business, the best place to open a successful business is across the street from a successful business just like yours. That’s where your audience is, that’s where you should be too.

Another Way to Get in Front of Customers

It takes from 7 to fourteen times for your audience to recognize your brand, feel as if they know, like, and trust you enough to open their wallets and pay for something. A Facebook page is yet another way to brand yourself and to get in front of your customers where they are.

You Can Run Advertisements

Currently, you cannot boost posts or run ads on your personal profile or via a group. But, you can with a page. Ads on Facebook can be very lucrative, offering an amazing return on investment. The reason is that their targeting is deep, and their prices are inexpensive.

Facebook Won’t Kick You Out

It is against Facebook’s terms of service to use your personal profile to market your goods and services other than within the confines of certain marketplaces. But on a Facebook Page, you can sell things right from the page if you want to.

Creating a Facebook Page for your business is an essential component of off-page SEO using social media. With your Facebook page, you get amazing insights into your audience’s demographics, that you were only guessing at before, and you can target your audience more succinctly with a page instead of trying to break the rules and doing it via your personal profile.

Find out more ways to use a Facebook Business page to grow a business. Join us at https://Facebook.com/groups/BeBoldlyBrilliant for lots of collective group ideas and inspirations.

How to wake up bright, cheery and full of energy! Are you kidding me?

Picture3Every day, some people wake up feeling lethargic, cranky and tired. Sometimes, it may be hard for you to just open your eyes and face the day. Maybe you have feelings of overwhelm, play at procrastination or you really have too much to do. Or, maybe you just got too little sleep staying up late watching TV. The way to “wake up” ready to take on the world is to create a Morning Success Ritual, just for you.

Let me tell a short story about two friends who did.

Meet Kelly and Kristen.

They both want to be healthy, feel good and have time for their families, for work and for their own self-care.

Our friend Kelly is feeling stressed out and half-crazy with worry.

Our other friend Kristen feels calm and confident.

Why the big difference between them?

It's simple, really…

Kelly is trapped by the belief that she has so much to do, she can’t get it all done and she feels overwhelmed.

She can't see a way past her problem.

But Kristen took a different path.

She discovered that starting a Morning Ritual of Motivation and Movement, she could ignite her energy, blast into her day, fully charged and ready to take on the world.

She felt bright, cheery and full of energy.  She prepared for her day in mind, body and spirit.

So, how do you create your Morning Ritual of Movement and Meditation?

Here are 3 SMART tips to start your day, so you can:

  • have more time
  • have more energy
  • have more success in your business and in your life

Tip #1   Move Your Body:

After getting up and doing all the necessities, wake up your body. First thing is to drink a full glass of water or two. Hold off on the coffee or tea until after your Morning Ritual. Get energy and enthusiasm flowing by taking a walk, doing a yoga video or do some gentle stretching. Just get moving, sending all that blood to your brain to wake you up. Dancing around the house, taking the dog for a walk or practicing Tai Chi are all great ways to wake up the body.

Tip #2   Clear the Mind 

Do you feel fuzzy when you wake up? Often, people do. Now, it’s time to connect the brain to the body. One way is to read the news, watch a TV morning show, check your email or social media. If that works for you, go for it. Another way is to watch a motivational video, read a motivational book or write in a personal journal. You can use meditation to clear and focus the mind (that’s another whole blog post). Just sitting for a few minutes, being conscious of your breath will help clear the mind. One client that I have wakes up and plays ping pong, batting the ball against a backboard. He says it helps him focus for the day. Find your way, what works for you?

Tip #3   Connect with Self and the Greater Self

Use some affirmations and mantras to connect with that power, that energy greater then ourselves. For some, prayer is the way they start the day. Guided visualizations, specific meditations and sitting outside in nature will help connect us to that power greater than ourselves. Taking time to set goals, intentions and your schedule is also a way to connect.  Find your way. Create a Morning Ritual that wakes up mind, body and spirit. Find your success by getting in the flow. No better way to do that then a Morning Ritual.

Practice these tips and YOU WILL begin to live, really live and have an exciting, fun and luscious life.

Best of all, Kelly was able to start seeing AMAZING results from her Morning Ritual  almost immediately and there was no cost.

So what’s the moral of the story? It’s simple.

Don’t be like Kelly… Be like Kristen!

And, now it’s your turn. Start YOUR Morning Ritual for successful healthy living.

Put some movement, meditation and magic into your life! You can stop being cranky and tired and needing that extra cup of coffee. Start your day full of energy, ready to take on this world and really make a difference.

YOU WILL be surprised at the results! Think good. Feel good. Do good.