Posted on November 9th, 2015 No comments
Hi everyone, not to long ago I shared with you my favorit resource for making your own graphics. It’s getting easier and easier to design awesome graphics without owning Photo Shop. I was recently introduced to another resource called Visme.
Visme is a simple, drag-and-drop, presentation and data visualization software that’s completely online and free to use. Visme has over 200,000 active users utilizing it to communicate better in form of interactive Presentations, Infographics and forms of digital content. Add Visme to your graphic creation resource list.
No time to create content for your social media profiles? Overwhelmed with posting, engaging and keeping up with your online social media pages?
Posted on November 4th, 2015 No comments
Hi everyone, sorry for a delay in posting. I’ve been super busy. Pheww October is over but here comes November. I filmed a short hello video with the backdrop of the mountains. Did you see it on my Facebook page?
There are three Twitter changes you may have missed.
#1. Favorites are now hearts. You can now heart a tweet you like. Everybody loves hearts… right??!!
#2. With the hootlet from Hootsuite you can now schedule retweets right from your Twitter feed. It’s ok to schedule content but remember to hop on all your social media sites and engage live when you can for optimal engagement.
#3. When you are setting up a tweet you have the option of making it a poll, asking a question and providing two multiple choice answers.
Sign into Twitter to learn more and see these features in action.
Posted on October 13th, 2015 1 comment
Tips To Amplify Your Business/Brand On Social Media
1. Post consistently
2. Use high quality photos
3. Try and tell a story – great for throwbacks
4. Add humor when you can
5. Pass on useful information. How-to’s work well
6. Use hashtags on Twitter and Instagram and occasionally on Facebook
7. Engage, engage, engage
8. Intermix videos into your content strategy
9. Say thank you! When someone responds to a post by comment, liking or sharing your content, let them know you appreciate it.
10. Listen….monitor your brand. Listen to what are people saying about you, your company and products.
11. Don’t sell constantly. What would you do if every time you saw your neighbor they tried to sell you something? You’d RUN AWAY!
12. Be authentic, loyal and trustworthy. #consciousbusiness
Thanks for visiting my website. I have two free gifts for you. In my short guide: Carol Lawrence’s Content Map Ideas you will learn why Facebook is so important for your business, a look at the benefits of ads, multiple content ideas and the app you need to use to monitor your page. My second gift is my guide: How To Create A Social Media Strategy. People pay me money all the time for the information you are about to read. This is my thank you to you for being a part of my online community. I want to see you succeed!!
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 & consulting. Looking for social media assistance to grow your online presence and provide top notch customer service? Have a marketing budget? Look no further. Multiple packages available. Perfect for for the company who knows the value of a marketing budget and needs help putting their company on the social map! Contact her today!Social Media Tips Business, Digital marketing, Facebook, Instagram, Social media, Social Media Help l Social media manager l social media services l virtual assistant, Social media marketing l brand amplification, Social Media Tips For Small Businesses, Social Media Tips l Carol Lawrence l Social Media Help 4 U l Engage your audience
Posted on October 8th, 2015 No comments
How To Use Facebook Notes
Did you hear the news about Facebook Notes?
You can use the newest feature to share all kinds of things such as your latest blog post, article, share information about your latest trip from a recent family vacation or even post a recipe. You can even add links. They are not embedded but they are clickable.
The new changes have only rolled out so far on personal profiles but will be rolling out on business pages shortly. Now is a great time to start adding your blog posts to your Facebook notes tab. In my short video tutorial I show you exactly how to do this.
What’s New In Notes?
The cover photo for each ideal size is 1200 x 445. Cosmetically this looks really nice.
Photos can have a “caption”.
You can have photos in the note that vary in sizes.
You can add links to your text.
You can tag people, pages or groups right inside the note itself.
A few other benefits to adding a note to your pages.
Notes have their own area on your page so are more accessible and easier to find than posts.
You can create drafts and publish them when you are ready.
Notes appear in Google searches.
This is another great way to re purpose your content! Anyone who has spent time with me in a consulting session knows I’m a huge fan of re purposing content!
Be sure to add keywords so your notes are easily found in the search engines. Posting on your Facebook page consistently is great for SEO so using notes should end up being another useful way to get your content seen/found online. No time to add your notes (blog posts) to your Facebook business page? No worries, I offer blog scheduling. Contact me for more details.
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 & consulting. Looking for social media assistance to grow your online presence and provide top notch customer service? Have a marketing budget? Look no further. Multiple packages available. Perfect for for the company who knows the value of a marketing budget and needs help putting their company on the social map! Contact her today!
Posted on October 2nd, 2015 No comments
You’re probably wondering why the heck I have a photo with Christmas presents on my blog in October. Well here’s why.
When you are a small business owner and you rely on your sales and networking for a living you can’t wait to the last minute to create a holiday strategy.
Begin by having a full assessment done on all your social media platforms. This will tell you if you need to have work done on your social media pages before you begin driving traffic and using them to share your holiday strategy.
Once your assessment is complete you need to create a strategy. What platforms are you on currently?
The social landscape of Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are all different. You have different kinds of viewers on each platform. Just because someone follows you on Facebook doesn’t mean they’ll follow you anywhere else or vice versa. After you have your assessment done you should know exactly where your audience is. You’ll be able to determine which platforms you need to put the most time and energy into. Read the rest of this entry »Business, Carol Lawrence, Conscious Business, Entrepenuers, Facebook, Facebook FanPage, LinkedIn, Live Streaming, Marketing, Pinterest, Sales Funnel, Services, Social Media Management, Social Media Tips, Twitter, Video Marketing Facebook, Holiday Social Media Strategy l Creating A Social Media Strategy l Carol Lawrence l Social Media Help 4 U l Social media help for small businesses l Brand amplification l, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Social media, Social media marketing, Target market, Twitter
Posted on September 29th, 2015 No comments
Some people start stressing out the closer they get to 50. To be honest I’m not that worried about it. Here’s why. Before I transitioned into becoming a social media manager and coach I used to be a caregiver. I was lucky enough to take care of the most wonderful lady named Ruth. She was the most positive amazing lady. She lived to be 100! Yes, you read that right. She even drove her car until her late 90’s. So now I look at age differently. I could live to be in my 90’s or even to a hundred. No one really knows how long they will live. It doesn’t matter. I choose to live each day fully and as present as possible. I wear my heart on my sleeve. Everyone in my life knows how much I love and appreciate them. Anyone can drop dead at any moment. We are all born to die, that’s just part of the deal getting to experience life on planet earth. It’s not how long you live it’s all about how you live.
Here’s a few tips I learned from Ruth.
* Limit your exposure to news, negative stories and commercials. She thought pharmaceutical commercials were hilarious. I don’t think she realized they were serious. It was like watching cartoons to her. See, she was a dietitian, she ate very healthy and limited her amount of medications. She took vitamins daily. She couldn’t get over the notion people had all those problems and were willing to take pills to try and solve them. It’s not that she didn’t respect the advances in medicine, she knew the value and used it when needed but just didn’t buy into the myth we all have something wrong with us that needs constant fixing. Read the rest of this entry »A day in the life of a social media manager, Carol Lawrence #Smbs, #socialmediahelp, #socialmediahelp4u, #socialmediamanager, Business, Carol Lawrence l Social Media Help 4 U l Social Media Help l Consulting l Social Media Training l Growing older l Aging Graciously l Wisdom from a 100 year old l Embracing Life
Posted on September 15th, 2015 No comments
MY FIRST BLAB.
What the heck is Blab? It is a live streaming platform sort of like Periscope and Meerkat except for right now you can only access it on your computer, through an ios app or watch it in Chrome on your Android. It allows four people at a time to chat. It’s a video chat.
I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. I’ve always sort of avoided video but since I advise my clients on video all the time I had to put my own tips to work this year and embrace video. I absolutely loved Blab. It was fun and engaging. I’ve got to tell you learning how to use Blab with your business will be a game changer for expanding your audience.
We had a few random business owners pop in and say hello, talk about their experience with Blab and share their businesses. You can meet them as well by watching the video replay.
If you are wondering how to expand your audience, share your authenticity then this is it!
There’s a rumor going around that Blab will soon be available to watch on your smart T.V. Just imagine how many people you’ll be able to reach!
Don’t worry I’ll let you know as soon as I hear the latest updates. Follow me on Facebook to stay connected!
I hope you enjoy our Blab. Don’t make fun of me, i’m learning all about it just like you! Follow me on Blab and let’s start talking.
P.S. In the video we talk about how you can repurpose your Blab recording.
Are you tired of doing it all yourself? Ready to expand your business with social media? Let’s chat!
Posted on August 26th, 2015 No comments
Competition is stiff these days. If you want to stay “top of mind” you have to be very active and visible online. You can’t sway back and forth from being active to passive. If you are not in front of your target audience, your competition will be. The cool thing about social media is it’s an equal opportunity playground. No matter if you are a giant in the business or the little guy starting out. You have the ability to get in front of your desired audience.
You probably already understand the importance of getting your business active on social media but you may not quite understand exactly how to utilize social media or how to create your own social media marketing strategy.
My simple how-to-guide will provide you with the information and tools you need to get you started.
My free guide will walk you through all of these steps.
* Auditing Your Online Presence
* Learn How To Monitor Your Competition
* Monitoring Your Business Online Reputation
* Creating A Content Plan
* Goal Setting
* Tracking Your Results
* How To Set Up Your Facebook Business Page
If you get stuck you can always contact me for more details.
Wishing you success with your social media. ~ Carol LawrenceAuthors, Becoming An Author, Blogging, Book PR, Business, Conscious Business, Entrepenuers, Facebook, Facebook FanPage, Google Plus Pages, LinkedIn, Marketing, Online Training, Sales Funnel, Social Media Tips, Video Marketing Business, Marketing, Social media marketing, Social Media Strategy l Carol Lawrence l Social Media Help 4 U l Facebook l Sales Funnel l Brand Amplification, Twitter
Posted on August 24th, 2015 No comments
As some of you know, I’m a huge supporter of Sharon Broughton’s work and her awesome training programs.
Well, she’s got a brand new training program starting soon. And quite frankly, I think she’s hit it out of the park with this one!
It’s all about gaining the skills you need to super-size your VA practice by becoming a SuperVA.
You see, Sharon has actually spent an enormous amount of time tapping the 6+ figure entrepreneur market to find out exactly what they want in a VA.
And what they want is someone who is highly-technical but who brings a whole lot more to the table.
These are just some of the in-demand skills they’re looking for:
a major techie who’s great at learning new tools for marketing businesses online
proactive and knows more than the client about online marketing
over delivers and goes the extra mile
has a team who have multiple skills and is a one-stop service shop
has experience working with clients making 6 figures or higher
knows Infusionsoft, Leadpages, OptimizePress2.0, Click Funnels, and more… these services are high in demand!
I heard it straight from Sharon that you can learn this stuff, no matter what level of skill you’re at. Plus, you won’t be working on your own to deliver services.
And that means you’ll be re-structuring your business in such a way that you will offer a one-stop shop of services by building a team of specialists who can work hand-in-hand with you to make your client’s business really hum.
It also means that you’ll be charging some of the highest rates in the industry for the expertise you bring. No more $25 or $50/hour. Think $85, $95, $100 and up! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on August 22nd, 2015 No comments
One of the perks of owning my own business is sometimes being able to sample products. In this case my fur babies get to try out some nutritious organic, GMO free dog treats. I always enjoy receiving lovely messages from my clients. Thank you Veronica, you are so sweet! If you have a four legged fur baby be sure to check out One Dog Organic Bakery LLC. A portion of their proceeds goes to an animal rescue every month.
My doggies deserve the best. These treats are full of healthy human grade ingredients. Thanks again One Dog Organic Bakery.
Marv and Goldie waiting for a treat. Can you believe they are brother and sister? They give 100% approval! They can’t wait until tomorrow for another treat.
Customer Testimonial For Social Media Help 4 U
One Dog Organics presentation is perfect from the minute your order arrives in the mail, all the way from the tissue paper, card and products to the packaging label. Even the message on the outside of the box screams brilliant marketing. You can tell Veronica and Dale truly care about their customers. The two-legged humans and especially the four-legged furry ones. Health matters very much to them. I encourage you to take a minute and visit their website and order up some healthy, GMO free organic dog treats for your pets or a friends dog. Be sure to enter their monthly contest to win a free raffle basket.
Are your ready to stop trying to do all your social media yourself? Are you ready to hire some help?
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 & consulting. Looking for social media assistance to grow your online presence and provide top notch customer service? Have a marketing budget? Look no further. Multiple packages available. Perfect for for the company who knows the value of a marketing budget and needs help putting their company on the social map!
Fill out my contact form today. Let me know your name, website url and social media sites you are on. Are you looking for social media management, a consulting call about social media or Facebook especially or are you in need of set up or an assessment? Be specific. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to receive my free guide: How To Create A Social Media Strategy.