Social media Tip of the week
Social Media Tip Time with Gwen Forsey, The Socialite!
Let’s chat Facebook for a moment...because, of course, you’re using photos and graphics on your Instagram profile, but what about over in the Facebook world? I’m not talking about sharing other peoples graphics and images, I’m talking about sharing YOUR own photos with your watermark and theme!
Did you know...
~Visual content is 40 times more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content
~Customers begin to recognize your brand through your images
~Facebook posts with images see 2.3 times more engagement
So why would you ever do just a text post ever again?? Seriously, just don’t, ok?
And I have to ask...why, oh why would you share someone else’s graphic instead of your own BRANDED graphic?? There are so many awesome graphic creation apps, many of them free! With just a little time and creativity you can start to use your own photos and graphics!
Not so creative when it comes to graphics and displaying your personal brand in its best light?? It’s ok, that’s when you call in a professional! You do the things that are you highest and best use of time and get help for all the other stuff!!
So that’s why I created a new service for my clients! I’m now offering Custom Branded Graphics Packages!! The packages are super affordable, and the graphics look amazing! Check out a sample package I put together for “pretend” client Shannon Smith HERE.
BONUS…I have a 5-Day Custom Content Workshop available in The Social Experience -Elite Coaching, join for the workshop, stay for all the other great training and resources!
Handling the Social media creepers
Using live videos on Facebook and other social media platforms to promote and market your small business and personal brand can bring out the creepers, haters and the fake friend requests. It's just how it works when you start marketing and developing your personal brand on social media. We're not just picking on Facebook; all the other social media platforms have the same issues too.
The best plan of action is to have a clear vetting process, anyone that looks fishy....just push delete and don't give it another thought! If I get a friend request from an obvious fake account I always mark it as spam to help Facebook filter out the fake account. Don't rely on your friends to do vet for you. For example you get a request from a new account, out of your area and 6 of your friends are already friends with them, they didn't take a close look before accepting the request, this is what I mean by not relying on your friends to have the same social media security and diligence that you do!
It's a jungle out there, I want all of you to be safe, follow these 2 simple rules!!
Rule #1: Don't give the creepers any attention, because you know that's what they want!
Rule #2: Don't accept friend request from just anyone, do your due diligence! Are they real, why would they be sending me a request? If it's spam, notify Facebook and I completely empower you to just say NO!
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