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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Social media strategies that work to increase listens, views, likes and shares

Simply being on the social media platform isn't enough...learn easy and effective strategies to increase listens, views, likes, and shares on social media.

In this week's episode:

  • The question I get asked all the time is WHERE...? Where to be on social media, Where to promote your podcast, video, business, etc,
  • The actual location doesn't matter--as long as it's where your people are!
  • You must know the demographics of your audience on and off of social media.
  • Google "social media demographics 2020" for this year's general demographics on each social media platform.
  • Look at social media metrics on each of your social media platforms to determine your exact demographics there.
  • I have a very different audience on each of my three Instagram accounts: @bonnie.frank, @thevisibilityexpert, @businessfabulouspodcast
  • Google Analytics (It's free and easy to install) will show you exactly who comes to your website, who they are, where they come from, their activity on your site, etc.
  • I...
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Aren't sure what to say or do on social media right now?

It is a very confusing and ever-changing world right now and many people are looking for guidance on how to navigate social media. This episode is my ideas and opinions.

This episode was taken from a live broadcast on Facebook that was simulcasted (broadcasted in multiple places at the same time) in five different places and immediately received loads of views organically and was watched lives in multiple countries.

In this week's episode:

  • It's completely understandable (and normal) if you're unsure about what to do or say on social media right now. Be gentle with yourself. 
  • There are many perspectives all over social media right now in terms of social justice, Black Lives Matter, race relations, and more.
  • There's a lot of live broadcasts right now, too.
  • People online are choosing to do many different things right now, and it can be confusing as to what YOU should be doing.
  • Some people are exploiting the movement and hashtag #blacklivesmatter to sell more of their own...
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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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5 easy ways to boost engagement on live broadcasts

Going live is easy, but you've got to do more than that to get folks to watch, listen, and engage with you!

In this week's episode:

  • I started livestreaming on July 3, 2015, and I went live every day, 3-7 times a day, seven days a week. All I had was my phone and my Apple ear buds as a mic.
  • I started landing paid clients six days later.
  • After a year and a half of making money livestreaming, I bought a pro mic and some pro lighting.  Total spent: $150.00
  • Years ago, you could go live and loads and loads of people would pile in to watch you because livestreaming was new.
  • Now things are different.
  • I detail several things that will easily boost your engagement on live broadcasts including having a compelling title with action words, scheduling your live ahead of time and promoting it via your email list and social media.
  • Please remember that a live broadcast is NOT a webinar! Engage with your audience! (I give great examples on how to do this in the episode)

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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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Eight quick and easy self care strategies to increase your health and grow your business

Self care doesn't have to take a long time at all; in fact, each of these eight quick and easy self care strategies takes under three minutes--and most only take a couple of seconds!

 In this week's episode:

  • Each of the eight self care strategies I mention are ones I do each day--and ALL of them can be accomplished in three minutes or less!
  • My morning coffee has one tablespoon of collagen in it and my hair, skin and nails have never  better 
  • I try to half my body weight in ounces of water a day (This is explained further in the episode).
  • Vitamin C helps keep the colds away and I take about 1500 mg daily and one of the ways I get it is like candy.
  • Because apple cider vinegar tastes so awful to drink, I get the benefits from two apple cider vinegar gummies or capsules each day.
  • I've written in my gratitude journal every day for over 500 days in a row. Each entry takes about three minutes and I detail how I do this in the episode.
  • I try to move every day. Just. Move....
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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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Increasing online sales during a pandemic without being salesy in your business

It is always acceptable for you to grow your business as long as you follow these four steps.

In this week's episode:

  • It is completely okay and perfectly acceptable to grow your business right now.
  • It is completely okay and perfectly acceptable to take care of yourself, your family and pay your bills right now. 
  • There is never a reason for you to ever feel guilty about doing the things I just mentioned. NEVER.
  • I detail the four simple steps to grow your business and increasing online sales in the episode.

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