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5 Easy Marketing Wins For Small Businesses

Are you running a small business? If you are, my guess is your marketing budget is pretty small. Most of your cash will go into producing the product you create, or crafting content for the service you sell. With that in mind, I thought a blog post about some easy marketing activities you can do that don’t cost the earth would be a good idea. Here you go…

5 Easy Marketing Wins For Small Businesses

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The role of social media in a balanced life

Social media is still relatively new, in historical terms, and how it affects our lives has not been researched thoroughly to date. However, I think most people can intuitively feel when their social media use is getting beyond their control, and endeavour to use social media as part of a balanced life. In business, as in life, it’s important to have balance. Here are some ideas on how to use social media in a way that enhances rather than takes away from your real life…

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How to avoid social media burnout

Managing the social media for your business can be overwhelming to say the least – the pressure to post regularly, post relevant content and engage your audience is intense. As is the feeling that you need to respond to people’s queries, comments or posts as soon as they’ve posted them. However, if you’re a one-man band or a small business, it may be just you who has the responsibility to manage all this communication, which can be difficult and time-consuming to manage.

Of course the best way to avoid social media burnout from a business perspective is to outsource social media management, and I can help you with that (obvious business plug there haha!) But don’t panic – if you don’t have the budget right now to outsource your social media management, there are ways to chunk your work into manageable pieces while still ensuring you don’t burnout.

How to avoid social media burnout

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5 Questions to Ask Before Creating Another Social Media Account

Once you’re in business, it can be tempting to think you need to create a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and Snapchat account ASAP, just because you think that’s what you need to do to promote your business. But no one has all the time in the world to manage social media – it can be a full time job – and realistically, you won’t reach your desired target market through all those channels anyway. Here are five questions you need to ask yourself before you leap into the world of social media…

5 Questions to Ask Before Creating Another Social Media Account

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2016 Sensis Social Media Report

The Sensis Social Media Report for 2016 was published last week, to much relief from Social Media and Community Managers around Australia. This report is an annual survey of 800 consumers, 1,000 small & midsize businesses and 100 large businesses on how they use social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in Australia, and there are some hugely useful learnings from this year’s report. Here are my highlights from the report…

Sensis social media report 2016

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My favourite social media scheduling tools

I’ve mentioned in other blog posts that I use social media scheduling tools – if I didn’t, it would be a hell of a lot harder to do my job! I am a big fan of a couple of the more well-known scheduling platforms, and I wanted to share my thoughts on my favourites, and give you some knowledge of other platforms out there too.

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6 Reasons To Get On The Social Media Bandwagon

If you’re in business today, whether large or small, it’s not enough just to have a website. You need to be on social media platforms, and you need to be on them ASAP. Here’s why:

  • Your competitors are already there – Whatever industry you’re in, I can guarantee you that your competition is already on social media, and is reaping the rewards as a result.
  • It’s the best way to connect with your customers – Customers are online more than ever. If they have a question, a query, or just want to show their high regard for you business by liking your Facebook page, you should give them the chance to do so.
  • You can respond to problems quickly – As soon as an issue is flagged by a complaint on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media platform, you can jump on it and respond online. Better to deal with issues that customers bring up, than have them badmouthing your company online somewhere else.
Social media is word of mouth

Social media is word of mouth

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