Organizing and Social Media – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

What’s social media got to do with organizing? Quite a lot, if you think about it. Consider these examples: You can use Pinterest to organize ideas and projects. You can organize your contacts on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms by making use of the list feature. Social media is often seen as a productivity killer. And that’s just off the…

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What to Know When Starting Your Facebook Marketing Efforts

With it becoming increasingly difficult to reach your target market on Facebook organically, more and more clients have been asking me for advice about Facebook advertising. Since my experience in this area is very limited, I’m pleased to share this guest post from Taktical Digital. An effective marketing campaign doesn’t just need to reach a large number of potential customers; it…

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How to improve your Facebook ads using the right typography

Social media has radically changed the way we do business, and in many ways, it has been in favor of small businesses. Back in the day, even the most tech-savvy business owners had a tough job getting one over big businesses because they have the resources to pull all the stops in making their online business presence felt. Today, a…

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The Best Social Media Platforms for Building Your Business

Developing a social media marketing strategy is an important step that many of us just skip over in our haste to get started. Instead of identifying the best social media platforms for our business, we just dive in. “People are in such a hurry to launch their product or business that they seldom look at marketing from a bird’s eye…

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How to Use Facebook Groups for Business

Today’s guest blogger has been featured here twice before, and I’m pleased to welcome her back. If you don’t know Deb Bixler, she helps people with direct sales businesses to create a consistent cash flow. Although Deb’s tips about networking in Facebook groups will be most beneficial if you’re a consultant for Creative Memories, Thirty-One Gifts, or another direct sales company, the basic…

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The Price of Popularity

I became a big fan of social media long before I even knew that’s what it was called. Twitter and Facebook in particular have allowed me to grow my network and stay connected to a much larger group of people than would have been possible when I first started my business in 2002. Every week I discover interesting new people…

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5 recent social media changes that you might have missed

A series on Content Marketing wouldn’t be complete without looking at social media, and I’m very excited to introduce today’s guest blogger, Nicky Kriel, author of How to Twitter for Business Success. I met her in a LinkedIn group several years ago, where we quickly discovered that we shared similar views about automation and other aspects of social media usage, and we’ve stayed…

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What can we learn from Jell-O?

Last week, Margarita Ibbott posted her February editorial calendar on her blog, and it was a brilliant demonstration of how you can get blogging ideas out of everyday and special events. It reminded me of a post I wrote for From the Desk of Janet Barclay in 2011, and since it happens to be very timely, I’ve updated it a…

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