The G Word — Social Media

What can I talk about on social media?

What can I talk about on social media?

A great question today: Hi Charlee, I want to follow your advice to put myself out there and post on social media a lot, particularly stories. The problem I have is I don't know what to say. If I just talk about my products I feel like I'm just saying my description again. What should I talk about? Thanks I think this is a problem we all struggle with, you don't want to be too pushy and just sound like a sales person but you need to talk about your products. Here are my tips: 1 - Your products rock!...

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Tips Round Up #1 - Top 20 Teacher/Author Tips

Tips Round Up #1 - Top 20 Teacher/Author Tips

  I recently attended a teacher/ author workshop. During this workshop there was a portion of the day which was called author speed dating, where people had 5 minutes with each other to share their ideas and tips on being a teacher author. It was a fun event and I found that 5 minutes went so quickly. By the end of the session I had gotten pretty good at boiling my best tips down to 5 minutes. This blog post is a bit random, but I think sometimes I overlook the things which I just assume other teacher/ authors already...

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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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