Easily Increasing Online Sales During Tough Times

You may be surprised by what you hear in today's episode--and it's exactly what to do to increase your online sales NOW.

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In this week's episode:

  • After analyzing the online landscape as a consumer and a producer since the start of Covid-19 (March 2020), I have noticed several trends in terms of what is working right now in online sales.
  • "Producer" means someone who is selling products, programs, or services.
  • "Consumer" means the person buying.
  • It is 100% appropriate to sell anything at anytime you want to; however, if you do not feel comfortable about sales at a particular time, you will likely not experience the level of sales you'd like.
  • Your "list" typically means people who have already signed up to receive emails from you--they are on your email list.
  • If you click on the blue button at this link and enter your email...
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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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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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This week's challenge:

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Two strategies that increase organic reach on social media

These two strategies are the most crucial to reach more of your target audience organically on social media.

 In this week's episode:

  • Now, more than ever before is the time to KNOW and SERVE your audience!
  • People buy FROM you because OF you!    ~ Bonnie L Frank
  • Give your audience what they want.
  • I detail five types of social media posts in the episode.
  • The 80/20 rule (detailed in the episode) is key to reaching your target audience online and having them engage with your content.
  • The 80/20 rule builds your know, like, and trust factor with your audience.
  • 80% of my social media content includes inspiration, motivation, healthy recipes, self care, gratitude journal writing, morning routine, books I'm reading, etc.

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This week's challenge:

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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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This week's challenge:

Get in on the Business Fabulous Social Media Cafe and gain access to hundreds of social media strategies, video tutorials, step-by-step pdfs and much more! 

Have you joined my free Facebook group yet? If you want free, proven strategies to get your audience finding you online and buying from you and really grow your business by leaps and bounds, you want to be here!...

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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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Three things social media accounts need to attract, compel and covert followers and increase online business sales

There are three crucial things that your social media accounts must have in order to attract, compel and convert your online followers and increase online business sales.

In this week's episode:

  • Your social media profile (both on personal accounts and business accounts!) must have a current profile photo.
  • Your profile does not have to include a professional headshot--but it needs to be professional enough.
  • Lead with whatever you're known for and make sure the info. is current.
  • Make sure that all of your content (text, image, video, livestream, story, etc.) is valuable information that your audience wants.
  • To identify your target audience, feel free to reach out with a DM on social media or email me at [email protected].
  • You must know your Ideal Client Avatar in order to know your target audience.
  • The more you engage on social media, the more you're training the algorithm that you want to see more of that person's content.
  • Poll your audience in a Facebook post or Facebook...
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