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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Online friends are the BEST and Over-editing my podcast

This episode of the Business Fabulous podcast was taken from a live broadcast. In it, I detail what two online friends (one whom I've never met in person), did for me and how overediting my podcast is a metaphor for life. 

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].

This week's CHALLENGE: 

Think about an event or situation in your life where you are over-editing. Maybe it's a blog post that you keep tweaking, a graphic you've been redoing over and over, or a project that you keep scrapping and restarting. Follow through, finish it, and move on.

Are you ready for more business success?  Listen here.

If you enjoy this week's podcast episode, I'd love it if you would do a few things:

1. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher....

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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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Will video marketing increase my visibility, influence and sales?

This week on the Business Fabulous Podcast, we discussed all-things VIDEO and video marketing!  

In this episode, you will learn about if, when and why you should be using video marketing in your business including:

  • Should everyone use live video (livestreaming)?
  • Why do some people choose live video over pre-produced videos?
  • What are some strategies for video marketing?
  • Do you need to hire a video producer?
  • What's so special about video?
  • What should you consider before recording your video?
  • How do you determine your video content?
  • Do you need expensive equipment for video marketing?
  • What are some live video options?

This episode is filled with great information about growing your business with video marketing. Please email me at [email protected] and let me know what part of this episode was most helpful for you. 

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Video Marketing Must Haves

By 2020, Video will be 80% of the content we consume on Facebook. If you're not currently incorporating video into your marketing strategies, you need to start! Here are my top three tips for quality video marketing:

Good Lighting

You don’t need an expensive lighting kit, but you do need good lighting to produce quality video. This can be natural light from a large picture window in front of you and you record your videos early in the morning when this light is at its peak. whether you use natural light or canned lighting, ideally, you want at least “three-point lighting." Three-point lighting means that one light is from overhead; a second light is on you from an upper 45-degree angle to the right, and the third source is coming from an upper 45-degree angle to the left. You need at least three points of light while you record your video, whether you're broadcasting live or producing a piece to be shown at a later time.

Good Sound

Do NOT run out and...

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HAS LIVESTREAMING CHANGED THE SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD?

HAS LIVESTREAMING CHANGED THE SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD?

(As seen first in June issue of iBlog Magazine)

The answer is a resounding YES! Livestreaming has absolutely changed the social media landscape for brands as well as small business and individual broadcasters.

Livestreaming (live broadcasting) has been around for years, (remember Ustream?) but it has gotten miles of traction, loads of press and many tens of thousands of participants within the past year; particularly since March 26, 2015 when Periscope came on the scene.

Meerkat, the first Livestreaming app to appear in 2015, was actually launched three weeks prior to Periscope, but Periscope was very quickly acquired by Twitter…then Facebook Live was launched, and for now, the rest is history.

Regardless of the livestreaming platform you use and how often you use it, live broadcasting appears to be here to stay; in fact, my business was built on Periscope and at one time 100% of my clients came from seeing my Periscope...

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