Facebook groups have gained tremendous popularity over the last few years. There are groups for just about every topic you can think of and there are a ton of groups designed to help and support entrepreneurs.
There is an excuse that is used FAR too often when thinking about starting a business venture in a niche market. You’ve probably heard it before, you may have even used it before. It’s the classic “oh no, I can’t. Too many people are already doing that” excuse.
For the record – that excuse is a lie.
Instagram is often an untouched resource for business owners. You’re able to show your personality and creativity through visual storytelling. Whether you sell clothing, bath and beauty products, stationery or anything else in between, Instagram can be an incredible way to reach more people and start generating income for your business.
Diana, who is a member of my team, said Instagram is by far her favourite Social Media channel. She’s 20-years-old and that really got me thinking – what makes Instagram so appealing to Millennials?
There is a trend that is potentially risky for you and your business and it has everything to do with social media manners.
How important is integrity and respect in the relationship between yourself and the person you do business with? When you invest your money in someone, you should expect consideration for the privacy of your relationship.
Usually when a social network makes changes, there is a lot of push back and outrage from it’s users. This past week, Twitter made some changes that you’ll most likely happily embrace.
Tweeting started out as a simple 140-character text message that allowed you to connect with a broad audience in real time provided you didn’t run into a Fail Whale which you’ll remember if you were an early adopter.
Much has changed in the twitterverse – with links, hashtags, photos, videos and more, it was time for Twitter to adapt the character count restrictions…or run the risk of falling behind other social networks. This is what they have done to improve your user experience:
How much thought did you put into choosing your channel when you dove into the social media scene?
I’ve been thinking about all the social media noise, and all the different places that you can go to use social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, WhatsApp, YouTube, Periscope, Meerkat, and Facebook Live. Or you can blog, or write for the Huffington Post, Medium, Entrepreneur.com, BusinessInsider.com, Tumblr…you name it!
There are so many different ways to market your content, it raises the question…
How do you go about choosing your channel?
Are you missing your Facebook page invites? What’s happened to the content from all those pages you’ve chosen to follow?
Facebook is constantly changing things up and making it difficult for us to find the things that matter.
It can leave you wondering how to find and reconnect with the pages that matter to you.
There are plenty of things about social media to be mystified about, but hashtags are not one of those things.
They might make you crazy, and you might not get what all the fuss is about, but they can make a world of difference to you on some social networks. They can open up new connections for you, or group together existing conversations, or get your content out in front of more people.
So, what the heck is a hashtag and how can you use it in your business? Let’s find out…