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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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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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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This week's challenge:

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EASY, proven and FREE strategies to gain online business visibility without ever leaving your home

You don't need to go to major conferences to be visible online and grow your brand! Here are four simple and proven ways to do it, free, without leaving home.

In this week's episode:

  • The number one rule to gaining online visibility is to be where your audience is online. If you're unsure, google "social media demographics" and look at the data for the platforms you enjoy using most. 
  • Facebook has approximately 2.8 billion people, so your audience is likely on there.
  • LinkedIn is all business all the time, so if you have a business you should have a daily presence there. 
  • Use one or two hashtags for each social media post (up to 30 for Instagram), including a branded hashtag and one topical one.
  • You cannot own a hashtag, but you can dominate it.
  • The easiest and fastest way to get noticed by experts or others in your industry is to be a helpful audience member in the chat of livestream broadcasts. I detail many ways to do this in the episode including greeting the host(s),...
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Being transparent, authentic and sharing too much on social media

We're often told that it's important to be "transparent" and "authentic" online, but how much is too much to share on social media? We answer this and more on this episode of the Business Fabulous podcast.

In this week's episode:

  • Please stop paying attention to what others are doing on social media--it's crazy-making.
  • Take a "social media cleanse" for a reality check to what's truly important.
  • Look at how many minutes/hours you're spending on social media! (Your smartphone will track this.
  • Please don't eat on live video unless eating the food is a food review, etc.--super rude to your viewers.
  • I define transparency and authenticity (they do NOT mean the same thing) online and what this means for your branding. 
  • Why Bonnie's on so many social media platforms.
  • How many social media platforms YOU should be on.
  • Why I get over 27,000 Pinterest views every month.
  • What I do and do not share on social media and why.
  • How I decide what to share and not share on social media
  • What I...
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25 Ways to repurpose one podcast episode for more subscribers, increased downloads, and greater social media reach

In this episode of the Business Fabulous podcast, I describe 25 different ways to repurpose one podcast episode and increase subscribers, downloads and social media reach.

Remember to sign up for a free 20-minute Business Breakthrough session here or chat about ways to monetize your podcast here.

Feel free to give me feedback on this or any episode at [email protected].

Mentioned in this episode:

Restream.io

Crowdcast

Wirecast

Ecamm Live

Streamyard

Canva

Wavve

Headliner

In this weeks' episode:

  • Livestreaming (creating a live video broadcast) your podcast allows you many different ways to repurpose your podcast episode--or any content.
  • Your audience really will want to see your tech, your podcasting set up and a behind-the-scenes look at how you do what you do.
  • You need to use third-party software (Restream.io, Crowdcast or Wirecast) when you simulcast to Facebook and anything else.
  • Do NOT go against Facebook's (or any platform) Terms of Service,
  • I'm a...
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Get raving fans and increased sales with social media

In this episode, I give you five simple strategies to get raving fans (that free advertising!) and increase sales on social media.

Remember to sign up for a free 20-minute consultation to grow your business here or monetize your podcast here.

Feel free to give me feedback on this or any episode at [email protected].

The #1 reason people have trouble getting raving fans and increasing sales is that they're trying to "do business" on personal social media accounts.

  • Businesses use business accounts on social media.
  • Business accounts offer free metrics (a.k.a. Analytics and Insights) that show you exactly who consumes your content, when they consume it, which posts drive the most traffic and much more!
  • It's easy to create business accounts or change a personal account to a business account (I detail how in the episode).

You need to provide Calls to Action (CTAs).

  • CTAs are opportunities for your audience to connect with you and "get more" of you through things...
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5 ways to organically grow your online visibility, social media reach and impact: You don't need ads to grow your business!

In this episode, I detail five strategies you can use to organically grow your online visibility, social media reach, and impact. You don't need ads to grow your business!

Feel free to give me feedback on this or any episode at [email protected].

Organic Reach: You (the content creator) is not putting ad spend behind the content; You aren't paying for more people to be able to see and consume that content. When you post something on social media and that post is not an ad, it is getting organic reach--it is reaching an audience organically. 

Online Visibility: You are getting noticed, you're being remembered, you are top-of-mind in terms of what you do and what you have to offer...and when they're ready to pay for something that you do.

Impact: Having a strong effect on someone or something; Changing people's lives.

Marketing: Speaking to a specific audience (in the way that they can hear) to deliver a specific message for a specific purpose.

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What social media platforms should you be hanging out on for your business visibility?

This week on the Business Fabulous Podcast, I answered one of my most often asked questions: Where should you be hanging out online? In other words, which social media platforms should you be spending most of your time on?

In this episode, you will learn more about your audience, Google Analytics, social media insights, and your sales as well as:

  • What the "best" platform is to grow your business.
  • How you determine where you should be online.
  • How you can determine who is actually following you online and where.
  • Where people are finding you online.
  • When your audience is online.
  • How you can determine who your audience is without having a website.
  • Who you should target through social media, blog posts, ads, etc.

At the end of the episode, I challenge you to look at your insights/analytics and tell me what you learned about your audience, who they are, and where they're hanging out online. I'd love to learn about your audience! Email me what you learned at [email protected]

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Online Dating Is Social Media 3.0

Online Dating really is social media taken to a whole new level.

I began online dating four months ago and it occurred to me early on how similar the process was to the way businesses market their goods and services through social media.

Maybe you only have a LinkedIn profile, or you're a member of a few Facebook groups, perhaps you have a Twitter account, or you might even create a couple of Facebook ads each year to grow your business or "all of the above and much more..." you are using social media to grow your brand and your business.

Online dating is the same process!

Step One: Create your brand identity.

You must make yourself stand out amongst all of the other businesses, brands, DATING PROSPECTS. How will you do that? You'll describe your goods and services (or appearance and personality traits) in ways that appeal to and resonate with potential buyers. You'll appeal to their senses. You'll let your potential buyers know that you and your business are the ones to...

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