The G Word — Social Media

Can I be successful without social media?

Can I be successful without social media?

It is understandable that some people do not want to promote their businesses on social media. You might not want your school to know about your side business, you might be uncomfortable with selling to your friends or you might just not like the idea of it.  It is possible to sell without promotion. The reason we pay a percentage of our sales to TES and TPT is to be on their platform. People search on the site and can find your resources. If you are happy with this then great! It is fine to have a small side business...

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Using Social Media Stories

Using Social Media Stories

Social media stories are everywhere now! They started out on Snap Chat, moved to Instagram and Facebook and now even YouTube and Whatsapp have the option. If you aren't sure what stories are, they are pictures or videos which usually live at the top of your normal feed and have an expiry period, typically 24 hours.    When they first started I really did not understand the point of them at all. They disappear after 24 hours, why would you bother putting energy and effort into creating posts that then disappear? But that is actually the point, unlike your actual...

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Instagram Stories - My New Adventure

Instagram Stories - My New Adventure

I love Instagram, it is such a fun social media platform and there are ways to use it to your advantage in your business.  The one area which i really need help in however, is Instagram stories. I never know what to say, I don't know what to post, should I do a video? Put up a picture? Do a Boomerang? I really struggle with this.  If you read my blog often, you will know how much I love learning new things and developing my knowledge to help my business. This week I decided I needed to do something to...

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Comment Pods, Sharing Thread, Follow for Follows and Pinning Parties

Comment Pods, Sharing Thread, Follow for Follows and Pinning Parties

Getting engagement on social media can be hard. That is why it can be tempting to join in some of these types of promotional groups. In case you don't know, comment pods are usually Instagram related, people comment on each other's posts and get comments back on their own. Sharing threads are usually found on Facebook, they can be for any platform, people add a link to a SM post they want interaction with, then they interact with all the other links in the post and the other people do the same for them. Finally Pinning parties are the same...

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What Tools Does My Business Need?

What Tools Does My Business Need?

  I have written before about some of the tools I use for my business and also the types of things I believe it is worth investing in (and those that it is not).  To grow your business you will need to use certain tools, I have listed the ones I find most valuable in this post. most are free but some have to be paid for. This is your business and to grow you will need to invest in some areas. If they are out of your price range for now I will do my best to offer you...

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