How to reach your online audience so they can really hear your message

You have a lot of valuable information to share with your audience, but are they really able to hear you? Find out how to reach the right people online!

In this week's episode:

  • The social media environment is a very noisy place and it can be difficult to be noticed,  seen, heard and remembered over all of that noise.
  • You want to be a "scroll stopper!"
  • How can you set yourself apart from everyone else talking about (or selling) what you are on social media?
  • You must know your target audience and it's NOT everyone anywhere.
  • Your audience is actually a very specific group of people "living" online in particular places. (I give examples of this in the episode.)
  • Your audience may not be hanging out on social media very much at all--you must know the demographics of your target audience to know this.
  • You must know your ICA (Ideal Client Avatar before you can know your target audience.
  • Sometimes you will attract outliers (people outside of your target audience), and that's okay, but...
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LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Online Business Growth (part 2)

Continuing with the discussion of which social media platform is better for business growth, we look at four additional considerations when comparing LinkedIn and Facebook.

 In this week's episode:

  • Episode 69 (the one before this) is part one of this topic! Please be sure to listen to that episode first, because it covers three ways to look at Facebook and LinkedIn for your business.
  • This episode discusses three additional parts, more on hashtags and how to figure out which platform is better for YOU and YOUR business.
  • Hashtags can be used on both platforms, and they're brand new on Facebook, so the hashtag numbers won't be nearly as high as on Twitter or Instagram because they are so new; however, you will see how many accounts are using these hashtags at the moment on each platform by plugging in any hashtag in each platform's search. (I give data on #businessgrowth on each platform.)
  • LinkedIn has about 675 million monthly users, Instagram currently has one billion...
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LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Online Business Growth (part 1)

It's important to know exactly where you should be spending your time online to grow your business, podcast and social media followers! Is LinkedIn or Facebook better?

 In this week's episode:

  • If you have a business, you need to be on LinkedIn!
  • Save posts on LinkedIn and Facebook (strategically and with purpose)
  • Use hashtags on LinkedIn and Facebook, but these platforms may not be using the same hashtags at the same rate. (I detail how to determine this int he episode, which is the second part of this broadcast.
  • Use branded hashtags as well as content-driven hashtags.
  • You cannot own hashtags, but you can dominate them.
  • I provide much more information about hashtags in episode 70.
  • You can repurpose the exact same content, without penalty, on both LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Best practices state that you should really change your hashtags and/or post copy as you repurpose your social media content.
  • Most recently, I've used SocialBee.io and Buffer for scheduling social media...
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This is the BEST social media platform

I'm often asked about the BESt social media platform. Here's part one of my answer.

 In this week's episode:

  • What IS the BEST social media platform?
  • What's your goal for social media?
  • Are you there to serve or to sell?
  • The purpose of social media is BEING SOCIAL!
  • You must be social on social media in order to be successful, personally or professionally.
  • 2.8 billion people are on Facebook.
  • Twitter is a great place to have conversations.
  • Instagram Reels are seen inside of Instagram stories.
  • Pinterest is the "forgotten cousin" of social media, as is Periscope. Don't forget these platforms! (Detailed info in the episode)
  • When you're thinking about "best," are you referring to engagement? Followers? Sales?
  • If you have a "SELL SELL SELL mindset" as you create social media posts, emails, livestreams, etc., you will not be nearly as successful as when you have the SERVE SERVE SERVE mindset. (Detailed examples in the episode)
  • The content you produce is for your audience and you need...
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How you and your customers can control your social media feeds and sales

In just five minutes, you will learn exactly what to do to make sure your social media posts aren't buried amidst political ads and posts of your competitors.

In this week's episode:

  • Your social media feeds (and those of your customers!) are likely starting to get filled with political ads and ads from your competitors.
  • This means that your posts are being buried by all of these other posts right now and not being seen!
  • In just five minutes, learn exactly what you can do to gain control over your social media feeds.
  • You can relay this information to your customers so they can get all of your valuable content!

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When smart people do stupid things on social media

We all do it. Give yourself a break, and here are some other helpful strategies.

In this week's episode:

  • Even though I still can't notice a foul most of the time, I love watching basketball. You'll hear why in the episode.
  • I didn't allow myself to watch any basketball games for almost three years.
  • This was a very stupid move on my part...I explain why I did it in the episode.
  • I watched basketball highlights for over an hour the other day for the first time in a long time.
  • But I wasn't ready to do it before...
  • I provide strategies on what to do personally and professionally when you do stupid things on social media in the episode.
  • Most of your social media posts are NOT being seen right now. Grab a spot in my social media series here.

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Boosting engagement on Facebook live broadcasts

There are loads of EASY ways to boost your online engagement in all of your live broadcasts! Learn all of them and hear Bonnie's answers to questions from the live audience!

In this week's episode:

  • By following all of the steps laid out in this episode, I've already organically gotten hundreds of views, likes, loves, comments, and shares from one Facebook live broadcast that I repurposed into two podcast episodes--this episode and episode 54.
  • Social media is frustrating and the rules and platforms and algorithms are ever-changing...that's EXACTLY why I teach what to do to get organic traffic despite any algorithm!
  • It's really helpful to give your audience a heads-up about your live broadcasts (I detail several ways I did this in the episode).
  • I used Streamyard for this (and many) of my live broadcasts.
  • You're not as visible online as you think you are--don't assume that your audience knows what you're up to
  • Behind the Scenes (#BTS) is a great way to let people know (I give loads...
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Are you wasting your time on Facebook, Instagram. Twitter or LinkedIn?

Not all social media platforms are created equal and it's important to understand which ones are right for your brand and your business. This week's episode comes from a live broadcast that I did on my Facebook profile and on one of my Instagram business accounts.

In this week's episode:

  • I referred to this report from Sprout Social in this episode.
  • The report above details where brands are planning on spending their time and social media dollars vs where consumers are planning to spend their time and dollars on social media.
  • Facebook STILL wins. Every time.
  • LinkedIn is "B ---> B" (Business to Business)
  • The fastest way to find out what's going on in the world is Twitter.
  • The fastest way to gain the attention of a brand is to shout them out (particularly in a complaint) on Twitter.
  • The fastest way to gain the attention of an influencer or a brand on Instagram is to shout them out on your instastories.
  • LinkedIn is a fabulous way to connect with other business owners and find joint...
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Repurposing audiograms and Instagram (or Facebook) stories in multiple ways

Why use your great content marketing pieces once? Learn to easily use one piece of content (like audiograms or Instagram and Facebook stories) in multiple ways.

 In this week's episode:

  • In Episode 10, I mention 25 ways to repurpose one podcast episode.
  • You can easily repurpose an audiogram or Instagram (or Facebook) story, as well.
  • You can automatically have your Instastories appear on Facebook (I detail how to do this in the episode)
  • Facebook is also experimenting with automatically having Facebook stories appear on Instagram. 
  • Adding an intro and outro to an instastory can dramatically change that social media story into a great piece of video marketing content for an email or future opt in to build your email list.
  • This same piece of content can be used in a multitude of other ways, too (these are listed in the episode).

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Hashtags and more to reach your audience on social media

Social Media is FREE advertising and a great way to serve your audience. Here are two more ways to effectively do that.

 In this week's episode:

  • You should put at least two hashtags on each social media post and on every social media platform.
  • Instagram feed posts can have up to 30 hashtags.
  • Use one uniquely branded hashtag and one relevant (topical) hashtag.
  • You cannot own a hashtag, but you can dominate them.
  • Put #businessfabulous in the search of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • It's really important to try new things like STORIES on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Instagram users go to stories first!
  • Check my these episodes for Instagram stories Info: here here here here 
  • It's really important to test out your hashtags and try new ones and then test again!

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