Instagram Challenge

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Instagram Challenge – FREE

I just started running a Free Instagram Challenge over in my Facebook Group.

I wanted to help more businesses get more consistent with posting on their social media and get more comfortable with it. Instagram can be a fabulous place to build new relationships and get more eyes on your products or services.

Instagram is a very visual platform, so your images on there will need to stand out.

When is the best time to post on Instagram?

There isn’t a best time really, it depends on your audience and what times you think they’re most likely to be hanging out on Instagram. For me, it’s during school hours when mums are busy working on their business and then again in the evenings when the children are in bed. But I also post at other times, to catch other audiences.

As long as you are posting on Instagram consistently, then you’ll start attracting new people.

Do hashtags really make a difference?

Errrrrm YEAH! If you’re not using hashtags in every single post, then you’re missing out on your posts showing up in peoples feeds.

You will want to vary your hashtags and use them daily. I generally spend a bit of time every couple of weeks (or so) doing a little hashtag research. I will show people how to do this in my Facebook Group where the Free Instagram Challenge is taking place. It’s really pretty simple. You can join the group HERE.

How do I help businesses with their social media?

I probably don’t advertise enough, i am generally posting tips for other businesses to make use of. So here is a little information on how i help businesses grow on social media.

I provide various services, anything from a social media review at just £49, to content packages for your chosen social media platforms right through to running your social media. I also provide a blogging service.

Every business has a different budget and I try and accommodate their budget. As with anything, you get what you pay for. If you pay me a review, that’s what you get – a review. You won’t get a marketing calendar for that.

If you pay me hundreds of pounds, i will make sure your social media is consistent, spot on, marketed to your target audience and answer all comments and queries.

If you’d like to work with me, add me on Linkedin Here and then message me once I accept our request.

JOIN MY FACEBOOK GROUP HERE

Successful People and their Habits

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Successful People and their Habits

Successful people generally have daily habits that contribute to their success. It’s easy to be jealous of successful people and their achievements. However, they have worked very hard to get to where they are.

There are certain things that many outrageously successful people tend to have in common – and these things have nothing to do with luck. They are habits that have helped them to success.

In fact, these habits are things you can replicate in your own life, giving YOU the best chance of success in life and business.

Here are some of the habits that successful people follow regularly, if not daily.

  • They get up early – Now don’t be put off by this. However, how often do you see successful people getting out of bed at 11am? Not many. Sure, there are exceptions, but as a rule, you’ll find many are up early and starting their day as they mean to go on. Try it.
  • Meditation or Prayer – This is not something i do regularly, but i know 100% it works. I know a bunch of successful people and they do one or the other, sometimes even both! I find my brain can’t switch off for long enough to meditate.
  • They exercise! – This is so important for mind AND body. This is something i do regularly, 3 times a week. We just got a dog on Sunday and i am Loving all the walking. I feel energised and ready to crack on with the rest of my day.
  • They set goals – Tony Robbins says, “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” Set clear and consider goals and refer back to them regularly. I do love setting goals and stocking to them.

A few more successful habits:

  • They network – successful people get out there and network online and offline. They get their name out there and are consistent about it.
  • Consistent – YEP, it’s true (shocker), successful people are consistent and they have a daily schedule. they write out what they need to achieve that day and get it done. Successful people certainly don’t make excuses.
  • They set boundaries: Successful people aren’t afraid to say no. They set boundaries and are strict with them. I set boundaries in my business world 4-5 years ago and i have never looked back.
  • They read – They read a lot, stay up to date and own many many business books. Novels help with storytelling too. This post Here will tell you more about storytelling and being human in business.

Which habits do you think you could start making?

Which habits from the list above could you start adding to your daily routine? There are more you can add, like positive self talk, helping others, giving back etc. Also learning from mistakes rather than beating yourself up over ‘failures’. They’re not failures if you learn from them.

Let me know which ones you could start doing today.

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Linkedln Success For Your Business

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LinkedIn Success For Your Business

Just yesterday I had some Linkedln success that I just have to share with you. I’ve always has success with other platforms, but didn’t put much effort into Linkedln. So I did my homework, paid for a course and 2 weeks ago I started putting some effort in.

Of course I got ‘sold at’ a couple of times, i just ignored those messages. But I have also had some warm leads land directly in my inbox WITHOUT me having to do a thing! linkedln success

How did i get this Linkedln Success?

Almost every day I reached out and connected with people in the industries i’d like to potentially work with. Most accepted and boy have I grown my list by 100’s in just 2 weeks.

I admit, I have sat there thinking several times that my posts weren’t getting much traction. Then BOOM baby, people started messaging me! They had never engaged in my posts, but liked what i was doing. I had a chat with someone on Monday about what I could do for his business. I had planned on following up with him towards the end of the week. He rang Me yesterday and said he’d like to go ahead – just like that. He even paid his invoice within half an hour – a dream client right? I was of course buzzing.

Do you think you could have some Linkedln success if you put some time and effort in? Or maybe you could outsource it to me and let me do it for you? You too can have Linkedln Success.

What I Can Do For Your Linkedln

With the client I just signed, here is what I will be doing to help him grow his network.

  • I’m going to completely re-write his headline and summary, not only to make it more appealing, but so that he starts showing up in the Linkedln search engine too.
  • I’m will write an article a month for him.
  • I have also guaranteed 300+ new connects every month.

Not to be argued with right? If you are ready to invest in your business and GROW it, sign up HERE and let’s get working on making you my next Linkedln Success Story.

Being Human in Business

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Being Human in Business

Being human in business is a given if you know what you’re doing. However, there are many out there who have no clue, they’re still advertising like it was 10 years ago OR all they’re doing is selling their products and boring the hell out of everyone. Is that you? I hope not!

How to be human in business

It’s easy really, just be yourself. Be the person your friends and family see, let your audience see a real person behind the business. There is no more B2B or B2C anymore, it’s B2H (business to human).

Social media is packed full of businesses now, so it’s become harder and harder to get in front of your audience, never mind stay in front of them. It’s time to stand out and jazz things up. Ready?

Tips on how to be human in business

  • Show a behind the scenes picture. It could be what you’re working on or even your office space.
  • How about a Facebook Live? These can be real game changers and it’s a great way to build report with your audience. Make a list of things you could talk about, then just go for it. Don’t worry if you make mistakes, it just makes you more human!
  • Reply to every comment on your social media platforms. Don’t just ‘Like’ it, actually converse.
  • Post relatable content to your audience that has nothing to do with what you sell. Example: If your audience is predominantly mothers, post a coffee post that says’ i will mostly be living on coffee today – the baby didn’t sleep a wink’. You get the picture. There a ton of ideas out there.

If you are stuck for ideas, Contact Me, i will gladly generate some content for your social media platforms that will start to get you noticed more. This is great for those busy entrepreneurs too.

Let’s make 2018 an amazing year for our businesses and start doing things different;y. Are you in?

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Networking For Your Business

Networking For Your Business

Networking for your business whether it’s online or offline, is a crucial part of your marketing. If it hasn’t been, it ought to be. It’s another marketing strategy that doesn’t have to cost a lot of money (free if you’re online marketing) Networking for your business can be time consuming, but so beneficial. Here’s why:

Networking for your business offline:

I attended a networking event last night in Cambridge that was centred around social media help, so naturally this is my target audience. I came away buzzing and with 2 new leads to follow up with next week.

Last Friday i attended a networking event in Peterborough and met a great guy and we are chatting tomorrow about me potentially helping him with Instagram.

Last month i attended a local networking event in my small home town and i got 2 meetings from it and i am going to the next one tomorrow. It’s leading to great things already, imagine where or what it could lead to 6 months from now?networking for your business

Networking offline has already shown me why it is so beneficial for me to be doing this weekly. My target audience is obviously businesses that need help with their social media, so me finding them online hasn’t been very easy. Why? Because they’re not really hanging out on social media. They don’t feel confident hanging out there daily and therefore i am not finding them or making the connections.

I spent a lot of 2017 networking in the wrong places. 2018 is going to be very different. I have already be shown the difference it can make by doing what i was too lazy to do last year.

Networking for your business online:

Dependent on what your niche, service or product is, this can be hugely beneficial for your business. Facebook groups are great places to meet new and interesting people. However, remember you are there to network, meet new people – NOT sell to them. Networking can feel tedious, put the effort in and it will work.

I am part of a few great groups and every week i post 1-2 posts of valuable content and answer peoples questions etc and have made new contacts just by providing value. I am not there to sell (not to mention that selling is prohibited in almost all these groups)

How could you ramp up networking for your business? Could you do more online? Or could you get offline and attend some meetings yourself and see how you get on? Give the meetings a chance, it’s not an overnight thing. You will find which ones work for you and which don’t. Chalk them up as experience and learn from them.

The great thing about effective networking, is that you meet one person, which can then lead to 2 more and then several more connections. Word of mouth is a powerful thing.

Try the free MeetUp app, it’s great for local meet ups on just about anything.

 

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Building Relationships on Social Media

Building Relationships on Social Media

Building relationships on social media – if you’re not doing, just go home! Seriously, if all you’re doing is posting product post after product post, then you’re wasting your time. You’re not using social media how you should be and if you’re not using it correctly, then you need to read this post.

Recently i finished a contract working with a transgender page. They needed help reaching a wider audience and reaching more male to female transgenders. Their goal was to spread their message of support far and wide and provide make up tips and motivational posts to inspire others. building relationships on social media

What my contract involved

I was contracted to write some original content for their Facebook page and post 3 times a day for them And engage with their audience when they had questions or they simply commented on a post. I also designed some graphics for them. The page had original content and it was looking great. It took people time to start engaging, why? It’s simple, the page was getting used to having more content and the audience weren’t used to seeing posts they could engage with. I only posted ONE sales post out of the 3 posts a day. The rest of the posts through the week were inspirational, motivational, hints and tips etc.

Here’s what worked

An example: At Halloween i’d post a silly meme with ‘pick the first letter of your name and the month you were born, what’s your witch name’ type of post. The results were outstanding. People loved the fun post and enjoyed getting involved. In addition I replied to every single comment and people enjoyed the personal touch. As a result, people started getting more involved with posts. They were not ignored. That is building relationships on social media right there. It works. You’ll notice my FB page doesn’t do much for this business, simply because i concentrate on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, as that’s where my audience is. How can you start building relationships on social media?

First of all, stop making excuses as to why you can’t post. Secondly, stop constantly selling your products. Let me tell you now, it’s BORING!!! NOBODY in this day and age on social media wants to see it or read it. It just doesn’t work like that anymore and you can’t expect to be successful (let alone pay your mortgage) if that’s all you do on social media day in, day out.

Go and look at popular pages that sell what you sell and see how they’re doing it. Are they posting fun posts? Are they posting tips? Or Are they posting snippets from their blog posts?

YOU have to take notice of what they’re doing. You are losing money every day that you don’t do your homework.

Building relationships on social media is the only way to do business on social media these days and if you’re not doing it, you have no place being on social media. Simples.

Instagram Tips That Are Easy to Follow

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Instagram Tips That Are Easy to Follow

Instagram tips that will help you grow your Instagram by making a few tweaks to your profile. This social media platform is a very visual platform, the picture needs to say it all and Then the text.

Instagram Tips 101

  • Ensure your bio says what you do – bullet point format works well. It makes it easy to read. At the bottom you have the option to add a link, pop a link to your website there.
  • Post often, not when you remember. Instagram is such a busy place (as are all social networking platforms now) that it’s imperative that you’re super consistent. I post on Instagram at least 3 times a day, 4 if i’m on a roll. The minimum is 2 a day if i’m swamped. But i don’t miss a day.
  • Size is everything they say! In the case of social media, you’re damn right it is! Your images must be the right size for Instagram, otherwise the text will run off the page etc. You want your profile to look professional.
  • Use catchy images that will stop people scrolling to read what you’ve got to say. The best way to do this is either design your own or get someone like myself to design them for you. Do the best for your social media as soon form the start. Don’t dabble, get straight in there. Contact Me Here if you’d like to work together on this.

Hashtag Instagram Tips

My final BIG Instagram tip is hashtags. Instagram is ALL about the hashtags. That’s how we get seen, that’s how we show up in peoples time lines. You can link your Twitter and Facebook profiles to your Instagram account too. I generally don’t post to twitter from there, simply because the image is far too big for twitter. I do post to Facebook though. Instagram hashtag tips

If you’re going to post to Facebook through Instagram, then leave out the hashtags in your post and post them in the comments section of your Instagram post. There is nothing worse than seeing 10+ hashtags on a Facebook post!

Here’s how to research #hashtags!

That little icon at the bottom that looks like a magnifing glass, click on that. Type in hashtags that are relevant to your niche and then click Tags. You’ll get a drop down of hashtags used with those words in. Click the first few. You’ll arrive at the top images for those hashtags.

Next: Click on the images and look at the hashtags used on that post. This bit of research will provide a bunch of new hashtags for you to use. You’ll want to use a few high rolling hashtags, but also smaller ones in order to get seen. When you mix up popular hashtags and less popular hashtags, magic starts to happen.

Consistency Tip

As with anything social media, consistency is always going to be key and secondly what you put out there. Because i do social media in my sleep, i have no trouble getting all these things done regularly. For some it may feel a bit daunting.

Here’s what you do: You pick 2 platforms where you think your audience is hanging out and you get really good at those. You absolutely do not have to be on every social media platform!

Make 2018 the year you do better on Instagram with these few essential Instagram Tips. Good luck.

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Content Course

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Content Course – ‘Donate What You Can’

Content course – donate what you can? Seriously? YES! I am creating a LIVE content course in January and i am not charging a whopping great fee for it, i am simply asking for people to donate what they can afford. I have sent a minimum of £10 donation, but i am open to bigger donations. This will help start up businesses and smaller businesses with little to no budget.

Content courses are generally rather expensive, but with this it doesn’t have to break the bank.

What you will get in my content course

  1. You’ll learn who your actual audience is.
  2. Create content that they want to see.
  3. Create engaging content that people will engage with.
  4. This Content Training is a Live training, step-by-step, that shows you how to get the results you want. No worries if you can’t attend at the time, the video will be available to you for the rest of January.I’m going to have you stratgeizing content like you never knew you would do before now.
  5. Start 2018 with the right mindset and with the right tools.
  6. By the time you’re done, you’ll have an engaged audience and you’ll be vying for the dominant position in your market.

  7. I’m going to change the way you post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter FOREVER!
  8. It’s a 1+ hour of pure content on how to create better content and when to post it and why you should be doing what i am going to teach you.

    Why am i doing this crazy thing? Because i was a a business that couldn’t afford much once and i remember it well. I want to help as many busiensses succeed as i can.

    How will it work?

    I will do the 1+ hour training via a Facebook Live. I will do this through a private group which i will add you to via email. The group will stay open until the end of January so that you can access the training for the rest of the month.

    BONUS: I will also pop in the group daily to answer any questions you may have. This content course will change how you look at social media.

    This training is worth £400 AT LEAST!

    I’m going to show you how to sell through good content. Check out This Page and you’ll see i know what i’m talking about.

  9. SIGN UP HERE

Why is this content course so cheap?

I have been in business for 7 years now and grew This Page from scratch with pure content. It’s still growing today.

Why so cheap? I was a small business once with a small budget and couldn’t afford all the courses that were available. So I decided I wanted to make an incredible offer to people over Christmas and New Year.

I’m a single mum and who hasn’t quite ‘made it’ but i’m doing well and want to share how I have done it. If all you can really afford is £10, then that’s cool. If you can afford more, please donate a little more.

Let’s start 2018 with the right mindset and get your social media doing more for you. There is nothing more satisfying than that sale right? Let’s get you some more of that feeling.

Let’s start 2018 together. Sign Up And Donate Here

After Christmas Sales – Is your business ready?

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After Christmas Sales – Is your business ready?

After Christmas Sales, the sales many businesses rely on to end the year stronger and start the new year on a good footing. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to make as much money as you can before and after Christmas. You’re in business to make money correct?

After Christmas Sales Strategy

After Christmas sales should be an important part of your marketing strategy. Don’t just wing it, put together a plan as to how you’re going to achieve the best sales.

I’m hoping you’re taking Christmas off to enjoy with your family? I now i certainly am. Just me and my 2 children this year, all day in PJ’s, eating what we want and i might have a glass or two of wine too. You don’t have to take the whole week off, but at least have a day or two with your family and be present.

I have been planning clients Christmas sales already and it’s coming together nicely. Having a strategy in place is key. Don’t ‘make the best of it’ or ‘fudge it’ Sit down and plan.

  • What discount will you be offering?
  • When will it start?
  • When will it end?
  • How many emails will you send to your list?
  • Do you have a marketing budget?

These simple things will not only get you prepared, but they’ll be making you money whilst you go out and enjoy the after christmas sales yourself. Win Win! I’m personally going to be on the look out for new light fittings, boring maybe, but the house will look pretty.

Let me know in the comments what you’d like to offer and how are you going to break down your goal?

Breaking down your goal

Your goal is to turn over £1000 over the christmas sale period? Great! But how are you going to break down your goal and make them into actionable steps? The steps i pointed out earlier will help you there and get you on the right footing.

Now go and make some plans and make some money after Christmas.