Posted on August 31st, 2014 No comments
This post is part of my series. A Day In The Life Of A Social Media Manager.
5 Signs You Are Experiencing Burnout And What To Do About It.
Sometimes life can get so crazy busy we forget to slow down. When we keep going we eventually burn out.
Here are five tell-tell signs i’ve reached my limit. Maybe you recognize the same symptoms within yourself.
I’m a giver. What can I say I come by it naturally. I tend to do everything else then take care of myself. Since I turned 40, I’m 45 now … I’ve felt my inner self calling to me more and more to put myself first.
I’ve learned it’s ok to say no. I’ve become real selective with how I spend my time and who I spend it with.
Time is precious and very valuable.
#1. I can’t sleep.
When I’m overly exhausted I start to feel like I can’t get enough sleep. My mind won’t shut up at night and distracting thoughts rumble through my head keeping me awake. This is a sure sign there is something deeper bothering me. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on August 30th, 2014 No comments
10 Tips For Reaching New Customers On Facebook
1. Post a sign in your store. Place by the cash register or on the door so your customers know you are on Facebook.
2. Customize your receipts to invite your customers to like your page on Facebook.
3. Email your current customer list. Invite them to like your Facebook page.
4. Sign into your Facebook Business/Fan page and like other pages from your page. Do this on your computer or laptop.
5. Make sure your link is on all your print advertising. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on August 24th, 2014 No comments
Social Media Business Taboo #1 – Setting up too many social media accounts. Your business doesn’t need multiple Facebook pages or Twitter pages. Keep it simple. Less confusion for your customers the better! Give your all to your main pages.
Social Media Business Taboo #2–No Communication! Pages that just sit there are not growing their business, providing excellent customer service or growing their bottom line. Get active. Engage and provide top notch customer service. You built your page for a reason. Don’t just let it sit there.
Social Media Business Taboo #3–Making your social media presence all about you. If all you do is promote and advertise, your audience is going to run away screaming. Alright maybe not screaming but they are going to run away. Share relevant content, fun content, be creative. Use memes, trivia, customer stories, photos, ask questions, share your personal side, etc. Add in products intermittently. Experiment to see what works for “your” audience. What works for one company doesn’t always work for another. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on August 17th, 2014 No comments
Wow, can you believe summer is almost over? I can’t. The summer has flown by. I’m not ready for it to end just yet. After spending the summer taking care of our clients social media platforms, writing multiple social media assessments and numerous consulting calls it has come to our attention we are filling a large need for social media assistance and training. But, you want more! You asked and we listened! After many requests this summer we have created a new package for businesses who are either on a tight budget or need a smaller amount of assistance than our much larger packages provide. We have created an affordable solution to assist busy business owners, keep their content active and engaging but allow room for them to jump in and share the fun stuff. Our special package is limited to the first seven businesses that sign up. We offer detailed top notch service so it’s imperative we never take on more than our team can handle.Package #1 – Due to High Demand. Help Me Get Started Package. For the owner on a tight budget! You asked and we listened.
- 3 Facebook updates per week
- 4 Tweets per week on Twitter or 2 updates per week on Pinterest or Instagram
- Accept friend requests on two networks, follow up on messages.
- Follow up on incoming comments, feedback, questions that require your attention keeping you connected to your audience.
- Follow up on inbox messages.
- Very basic client building.
- Audience building
- Email communication as needed.
By the way we offer multiple other services such as set up of Facebook Business Pages, Twitter and Pinterest accounts to help you get started.
Contact me right away to learn more. Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
No spammers please!
Carol Lawrence is the owner of Social Media Help 4 U , a virtual based business that supports authors and businesses based on integrity. Social Media Help 4 U offers conscious business services, providing intuitive and skill based social media management, product reviews & consulting. Carol and her team manage their clients social media accounts. They assist their clients in building their online presence, engagement and connections with like minded people, customers and clients. They are fully aware that their clients online reputation is at stake. With the values of integrity, honesty and dependability being their top priority. Looking for social media assistance to grow your online presence and provide top notch customer service? Look no further. Multiple packages available. Perfect for the business on a tight budget and for the company who knows the value of a marketing budget and needs help putting their company on the social map!
Posted on August 15th, 2014 No comments
Hey everyone, I hope you are doing well and your businesses are rocking it! I share a lot of memes on Facebook and Twitter and I keep getting asked how I create my own memes. Memes are not only eye catching, shareable on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest but they are a great way to get your name out there. Authors like Annie Kagan and James Van Praagh are really creating buzz with their eye catching memes. Memes can be made with Photo Shop or by a graphic artist. But let’s be honest. Some people are on a tight budget or enjoy the creativity of making their own memes. If you like being creative then you need to check out the places I’ve listed below.
There are multiple places to go on your desktop and apps to choose from on your smart device.
Here’s a quick list of my favorites.
Canva.com - There are a variety of free backgrounds to pick from and a larger list of paid backgrounds that cost $1.00. You can also pick 11 backgrounds for $10.00
UseChisel.com - UseChisel is free. It supplies a variety of photos and automatically adds attribution to the photographer in the bottom right corner of the picture. You can upload your own photos as well to use in your memes or submit for others to use. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on July 27th, 2014 No comments
Build Your Brand – Expand Your Reach – Engage With Your Audience – Be Authentic – Gain Customers Trust – Then Share Your Product.
In today’s fast paced world people want results and they want them quickly. There’s not much patience anymore. There’s a new addiction. The need for instant gratification!
When it comes to growing your business, especially an online only business your going to have to pace yourself and prepare for the long haul. Success marketing is all over the internet. “Look at my new car!” “See me vacationing in Hawaii.” “Look at all the cash I made this month.” There is tremendous success taking place right now. Heck, I’m having success in my own business. I celebrate those have found a way to make it all work, but for those struggling or just getting started there are a few things I encourage you to think about.
You will need to build up your brand. Set it all up and put everything in place first. Your website with logo, Facebook page, Twitter page. etc. Put together your social profiles. Have your website technician add social follow buttons to your website so your new website visitors, clients and customers can easily follow you on social media. Be sure to have sharing buttons added as well so people can easily share your content with their friends on social media. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on July 20th, 2014 No comments
Recently my writing partner and best friend of 28 years Stacy Toten and I reviewed the book “The Afterlife Of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved To Me There’s Life After Death.” Today we bring you a short interview with the author of The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, Annie Kagan.
“A real life, inspiring, engaging, emotionally involved, deliberate, well-informed-highly intuitive book.” ~ Stacy Toten and Carol Lawrence
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers will draw you in and keep you engaged until the very last word.
A real life, inspiring, engaging, emotionally involved, deliberate, well-informed-highly intuitive book. This book will expand your minds and take you to places some of you may have never gone before. And this is a good thing. Annie Kagan will illuminate life and death by taking you on a vivid, colorful ride of her life through the impactful messages received from her brother in the after life.
Carol and Stacy: What is your book “The Afterlife of Billy Fingers” about?
Annie: It’s the story of how my brother Billy began visiting me after he died and convinced me to accompany him on his journey through the mysteries of the afterlife. That experience changed the way I thought and felt about everything.
Carol and Stacy: How did your brother Billy first appear to you? Did you physically see him or hear him or both?
Annie: A few weeks after his death Billy woke me at dawn. I was in bed and heard him call my name from above me. It was my brother’s unmistakable voice calling to me like he was at the top of a long stairway and I was at the bottom. I didn’t see him then, but I did later on. How he communicated changed, as he changed.
Carol and Stacy: How did hearing from your brother make you feel? Was it scary?
Annie: It was the opposite of scary. Billy was my bad-boy brother so when he told me he was drifting through the universe and all his pain was gone I was relieved. And while Billy spoke, the bliss of his world flowed into me and made me feel almost euphoric.
Carol and Stacy: Why do you call Billy your “bad-boy” brother?
Annie: All his life, Billy had a romance with the dark side. He was in and out of drug problems until finally, his addiction brought him to an addict’s death. But Billy was also fun and adventurous and charismatic. His favorite thing was helping people and that’s what he’s doing now; helping. In a way being a drug addict gave him a different understanding of life. He didn’t do well at life but he sure learned a lot about life’s difficulties.
Carol and Stacy: Your book has become an international bestseller and has now been translated into many different languages. Over 120,000 people from more than 50 countries are following you on Facebook. Why do you think Billy’s message has resonated with so many people?
Annie: I think it’s because Billy’s giving us spiritual knowledge in a street-cred kind of way. Billy wakes up what we knew in the higher realms, before we were born. That knowledge empowers us to be ourselves and live by our truth, not by society’s rules.
Annie Kagan began writing songs at the age of fifteen and began performing in New York City cafes and clubs. After ten years as a songwriter and performer, Annie became a Doctor of Chiropractic and opened a successful private practice on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Attracted to Eastern spiritual traditions, Annie studied yoga and pursued an intense meditation practice. Following her inner voice, she left her career as a doctor and abandoned her hectic city life in search of serenity in a small house by the bay on the tip of Long Island. Soon, her brother Billy died unexpectedly and began speaking to her from the afterlife. She brings together her talents as a lyricist, performer and healer in order to touch the lives of others with Billy’s communications from the other side. www.anniekagan.com.Billy had a romance with the dark side. He was in and out of drug problems until finally addiction...Click To Tweet
Together intuitively Carol and Stacy are fulfilling a calling and a passion to write children’s picture books. They are assistant editors for the family and parenting community at All Things Healing. They provide nurturing tips and encouragement for parents walking an intentional spiritual conscious parenting path by supplying an inviting platform for their established parenting community. Visit Intentional Conscious Parenting for author interviews, book reviews, and conscious parenting articles.
Posted on July 13th, 2014 No comments
“Conscious Business.” Companies that build trust with their customers and align with their customers values are going to way out succeed their competition. People are becoming more choosy with how they spend their money. Does the company care about the environment? Give back to humanity? Make me feel a connection to them? Show me the real side of them? Are they real or just fluff? How was the purchasing experience for my friends?
The more real you are and the more you share the inside of how things run at your business the better! I know if you have a large company it can be really confusing on what employees can and cannot share on social media. Social Media Examiner recently wrote a really superb article explaining how to break through the confusion and write a social media policy to empower your employees. I particularly liked tip #6. Address professional and personal use. The clearer your policy is the easier it will be for your employees to help your company grow online. Do you have a small business? Are so busy the thought of breaking out on social media sounds daunting? Have you created a Facebook page, Twitter page or Pinterest page and it’s just sitting there looking vacant? No worries, my team and I have you covered. Contact Carol today to learn more!Social Media Help 4 U is a virtual based business that supports authors and businesses based on integrity. Social Media Help 4 U offers conscious based business services, providing intuitive and skill based social media management, product reviews & consulting. Carol and her team manage social media accounts. They assist their clients in building their online presence, engagement and connections with like minded people, customers and clients. They are fully aware that their clients online reputation is at stake. With the values of integrity, honesty and dependability being their top priority.
Posted on July 3rd, 2014 No comments
Recently a client of mine sent me this interesting video on a Gallup poll done recently showing social media has little influence on most shoppers decisions. I do agree that when it comes to the amount of followers a company has, “quality” is always more important than “quantity”, but I disagree on the stats showing social media doesn’t influence purchasing. I think it’s really hard to track word of mouth recommendations. People talk to each other all day long on social media. They share what they are doing, what they like and what they don’t like.
The average person has multitudes of content thrown at them daily all day long. So the company that stays front and center is going to stand out. The company that provides top notch service is going to stand out. This includes being available on social media. Any business that doesn’t stay front and center is going to fade into the background and be forgotten until they reappear again in front of their customers.
More than anything, it’s about building a trustworthy relationship between companies and their customers. I know I’d rather purchase from a company that is aligned with my values, provides me what I need and cares! One other note I’d like to add. Social media moves so fast. You can’t rely on a poll that takes months to complete.
Social Media Fail to Live Up to Early Marketing Hype.
Companies Refine Strategies to Stress Quality Over Quantity of Fans.Click To Tweet
Social Media Help 4 U is a virtual based business that supports authors and businesses based on integrity. Social Media Help 4 U offers conscious based business services, providing intuitive and skill based social media management, product reviews & consulting. Carol and her team manage social media accounts. They assist their clients in building their online presence, engagement and connections with like minded people, customers and clients. They are fully aware that their clients online reputation is at stake. With the values of integrity, honesty and dependability being their top priority.
Posted on July 1st, 2014 No comments
If you have WordPress you are going to want to add this handy Twitter plug-in to your blog.
Click to Tweet makes it super simple for your visitors to share your latest blog post. See below for an example.
Short video tutorial I created just for you on how to add the Click To Tweet plug-in to your WordPress blog.
Carol Lawrence is an energetic practitioner, blogger, children’s author, social media manager,author interviewer and co-editor of All Things Healing.Com. She has been happily married for twenty-eight years, a mother of two adoring sons, has several animals and loves nature, exploring the human mind, spirituality, reading, writing, mother earth, walking around in the forests of Montana and doing her part to make the world a better place.Click To Tweet