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5 Common Facebook Live Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

Common Facebook Live Mistakes and how to avoid them

Common Facebook Live Mistakes – and how to avoid them

Most people who do Facebook Live, or other live video, are afraid they’re going to make a mistake. Let me just tell you flat out – You Will Make Mistakes. But, you know what?

It’s OK!

Everybody makes mistakes. The fact that our live broadcasts are not normally totally scripted is just one of the many reasons we’re drawn to it. There’s always a chance of making live mistakes, which is part of being real and being vulnerable with our viewers, making us more relatable. So instead of getting hung up on the times when you goof up, embrace them and look at them as a chance to learn some new skills to become a better broadcaster.… [Click to Continue Reading]


How To Find New Clients On Social Media

how to find new clients on social media

How to Find New Clients on Social Media


In my last blog post, I talked about how to get started with social media. One of the points I mentioned was to find out where your clients spend their time online, and then go there. In this post, I’ll give you some ideas on how to find your people on social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or another social networking site, take these ideas and run with them. Find out where your people hang out online, get to know them, and build your tribe!

Find out where your clients spend their time online, and then go there.[Click to Continue Reading]

How to ask for, and get, more reviews for your business

How to get more reviews for your business

Everybody knows how important customer reviews are!

As a consumer, how often do you check with friends and family before buying something or hiring someone to perform a service for you. Those referrals are important! So are online reviews. Many of us turn to Angie’s List, Yelp, Facebook, Google, and many other review websites before deciding to plunk down money for products or services. Most people will also look for reviews on a company’s website too! We expect to see reviews (aka testimonials) to help us make up our mind about a particular company.

As a business owner, it’s in your best interest to ask your customers for reviews.… [Click to Continue Reading]


Twitter automated direct messages – Good idea or not?

Twitter automated direct messages


Direct Messages (aka DMs) on Twitter can be a great way to connect with people. They can also be super annoying and do the exact opposite of what you’re hoping for! I’m especially talking about the automated DMs. If you’ve been on Twitter any length of time, you know the ones I’m talking about. You find somebody interesting, click ‘Follow” and . . . WHAM! You’re hit with an automated message.

Many of them go something like this:

  • Thanks for the follow. I need your help on my Kickstarter / GoFundMe / patreon  Indiegogo  . . . (or some other fundraising website)
  • Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or _____   (fill in the blank)
  • Hi, can you donate to my charity, _____?   
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3 ways to get great new followers on Periscope

how to get new followers on Periscope

Whether you’re using Periscope to promote your pet business, retail products, consulting service, or some other type of business there are many ways to grow your following. Perhaps the most important thing to remember though is the interactive nature of Periscope. The fact that it is based on real time interaction means that we must take time to get to know one another, and connect with our viewers if we’re going to succeed. With that in mind, here are three things ways you can get noticed, and building your Periscope following.

1. Broadcast regularly

Periscope is different than any other social media platform.… [Click to Continue Reading]