social media

What is the point of instagram for my business?

What is the point of instagram for my business?

Instagram has been around for a while now and while some businesses have leapt on the Instagram bandwagon, some of you are still a little baffled and left thinking what is the point – if that’s you, this blog is for you and if not, you might still get some useful tips!Is Instagram right for your business?

Are you scared of Going Live on Social?

Are you scared of Going Live on Social?

Going live on social media is a scary prospect for most people. You are at your most vulnerable point, talking straight to the camera, beaming across the internet.

We all know that live can go wrong even for the most experienced presenters. There are been 2 boob out scenarios on live tv that I can think of Janet Jackson on the Super Bowl and our very own Judy Finnigan from Good Morning Britain.

92 popular instagram hashtags for creative women in business

92 popular instagram hashtags for creative women in business

(scroll down if you just want to get to the juicy hashtags!!)

Should you be using hashtags in Instagram?

The resounding answer is yes!

Hashtags make your posts more searchable - it means that your ideal paying customer can find you - that means more followers, more likes and hopefully more sales!

The real basics of a good social media strategy

The real basics of a good social media strategy

I’m off to Edinburgh this weekend to run a workshop on Facebook and how best to use it, and while I was writing this new workshop specific to the client it occurred to me I could do this stuff in my sleep, so why don’t I share it with you.

Here are the basics you need to create your own social media strategy!

11 things to do with your blog once it’s written

11 things to do with your blog once it’s written

So we all know that writing blog are a good idea for our business.

They help your ideal customer understand what we can offer them. You can give them answers to the problems they are having. You can flex your expertise muscles. You can let them know the type of person you are, what it would be like to work with you and how you can help them.

And as a nice plus it helps with SEO (that’s getting found on google) and it gives you things to share on social media.

18 ways to help you improve your LinkedIn game

18 ways to help you improve your LinkedIn game

Last week I spoke about the changes taking a foot in LinkedIn and how it’s looking to freshen up and shake off the corporate image that it’s held for some time.

If you didn’t see it, you can read ‘Could LinkedIn be the next big thing in social?’

So if you’re on LinkedIn or thinking about giving it a go here are 18 tips to help you improve your LinkedIn game

Could Linkedin be the next big thing in social?

Could Linkedin be the next big thing in social?

So LinkedIn! Are you loving it? Hating it? Trying to make sense of it? Or just not sure it’s for you?

It’s had a bit of a transformation of late. LinkedIn is literally trying to reinvent itself. From the corporate bore in the blue colours of Microsoft, IBM and Dell (yawn) to the pale, male and stale stereotype of its users. I’ve heard of people being told in the comments their posts aren’t welcome there, no fluff, no cats, no what did you eat for lunch and certainly no personality.

Your social media likes don't pay the bills

Your social media likes don't pay the bills

Last week I attended the fabulous Social Day Conference and one of the things that emerged from the talks is that likes don’t pay the bills. Those vanity metrics that we love so much, likes on our posts, comments and shares essentially don’t pay our bills. It’s clients and customer that pay our bills.

So how do we turn those likers in payers? How do we convert people who love us on Facebook and Instagram into people who help us put food on the table and pay our bills?

Why you should be creating 10 instagram stories a day

Why you should be creating 10 instagram stories a day

I’ve been doing some testing of Instagram stories for you over the past week and a half to see what effect it has on my followers and reach.

I was told that if I created at least 10 Instagram stories a day I would see a massive difference in my stats. So never one to shy away from a challenge, I went for it!