Social Media for Small Business- Part 3- How to Use Twitter For Business Continued

Social Media for Small Business- Part 3- How to Use Twitter For Business Continued

After yesterday’s post intro on How to Use Twitter for Business, I wanted to finish explaining the Twitter platform. I will follow up with adding a custom background, finding people to follow, getting followers, and what to tweet (when, etc) and retweets, where to find hashtags. I sometimes forget how much there is to know about social media platforms, so please ask any questions you have in the comments. So, […]

Social Media for Small Business 101- Part 2- How To Use Twitter for Business Intro

Social Media for Small Business 101- Part 2- How To Use Twitter for Business Intro

Before you can use twitter for business, it will help to fully understand what twitter is, why people use it, and how it can most effectively be used. Micro Blogging You already know it is one of the most popular social media platforms. It is considered what is called micro-blogging. Micro-blogging refers to writing very short posts, in this case 140 characters or less, including links, spaces, punctuation. For example, […]

Social Media for Small Business 101 Part 1 What Is Social Media?

Social Media for Small Business 101 Part 1 What Is Social Media?

Last week I was contacted and asked to be part of a group of experts for different online marketing topics at Online Business Insiders. I was recommended by 2 friends who said I could be the social media expert. I love sharing what I know, and keep learning about social media, so I jumped on the opportunity. But during the last week as I am suppose to be building my […]

My Favorite Social Media Monitoring Tools

To make the most of my time on social media, I really have to use and explore social media monitoring tools that help me save time, and get results. Today I just wanted to share some of my favorite social media tools for this. BufferApp– One of the fastest ways to share links across multiple platforms. You can add three free platforms, and easily schedule out posts. I don’t use […]

I’m So Embarrassed- I Don’t Love Hootsuite for Social Media

I’m So Embarrassed- I Don’t Love Hootsuite for Social Media

Caution, this is a Rant on Hootsuite for Social Media! As a fairly technical person I am comfortable going to a web app, logging in, playing around and finding the functionality I need. It doesn’t usually take me long and I get the results without spending a lot of time. For years I’ve played with my computer, completely deleting half of my operating system and needing to re-install it, and […]

Use TweetWally to Monitor Twitter for Opportunities

Use TweetWally to Monitor Twitter for Opportunities

No matter what industry you are in, you can find tweets from people who are likely to be interested in your products and services. If your business is about dog training you can find people tweeting about their dogs potty training, or chewing up their shoes. A dentist can find people complaining about mouth problems, everyone should be able to find something. The important part is knowing what to look […]

Inside the Costs of Social Media

Inside the Costs of Social Media

I’m sure you’ve seen the costs of social media management or consulting vary from a couple hundred dollars for a fanpage set up to several thousand dollars a month for regular maintenance. The problem is social media is relatively new for a lot of companies, so knowing what services to pay for, and what costs are legitimate can be difficult at best. The vast range of prices, at best is […]