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Let's make this conversation caffeinated shall we? Social Media can be overwhelming but it works. I market using Facebook mainly
Hi everyone! I'm ready to chat about social media! (while on social media!)
Good news! has become so popular that others r using it! if u need help filtering for our chats.
i luv Facebook! it's sooo fun!
Hey there! Let's chat shall we? I love this hour each week.
Hey Missy! RT : Hi everyone! Im ready to chat about social media! (while on social media!)
RT : Hey there! Lets chat shall we? I love this hour each week.
How did you first come across Facebook? I was playing Farmville at a Life Insurance Convention.
Yes, I love Twitter Chats, as well, I usually walk away with new ideas, new inspiration, and new friends :)
Q1 Which Social Media platforms/sites do you use the most?
That is interesting! MT : How did u first come across FB? I was playing Farmville at a Life Insurance Convention.
Plus it's eyebrow raising and starting to trend. The more I am here the more I "get it"
I use and most. Pinterest has become a vision board of sorts.
A2: My first Choice is Facebook.
Social Media Maven recommends FB Twitter Instagram Youtube for musicians to work smart http://ht.ly/hh0sO
A1 Facebook and Twitter, and G+
With that advice for musicians, makes me wonder about working smart with social media in other niches ...
A1: But.... i also luv and use Pinterest, and Twitter (of course!)
I pin all sorts of weird things but the ability to seamlessly integrate with is key
Of course Youtube is a great launch pad for musicians.
I still don't believe businesses have fully taken advantage of the cost savings of social media...
How do you prevent information overload when using Social Media? My mantra is to be a producer and not a consumer to keep clear
I hear you. I too luv to pin all kinds of stuff on Pintrest.
I also found something great called scoop.it? Have you all used it yet?
RT : I still dont believe businesses have fully taken advantage of the cost savings of social media...
When we start to educate the masses on the power of social media, I am sure growth will occur..
No i haven't hear of scoop.it it until now, but... it sounds interesting!
It is that integration that is priceless for efficiency MT : http://bit.ly/WRdhI6
seamlessly integrate with FB
Heard of it, but haven't used it. What r ur thoughts on it? re:scoop.it
From first glance of scoop.it it seams awesome for sharing longer articles.
TIP: Sign up for all the social media sites (helps pageRank, too), to get the username, then focus on a few daily.
Back to my Favorite though. takes the award. To me it's great for relationship building
Q2 How do you manage time on social media sites? (i.e. automation?)
I just watched the video on the scoop.it site! very cool! It looks like a really great site !
A2 I have some automation (FB page to tweet), but try to engage, personally, as much as possible.
I manage time on Social Media by automating 65% of my posts on Hootsuite, 35% in am and pm.
I am a self proclaimed Social Media junkie however, simply because it's so easy to find prospects needing my services.
Do you feed other sites' RSS feeds into Hootsuite?
Yes i agree it's great for keeping in contact with everyone, no matter where they live! Wonderful!
I mainly use it for my personal posts, but am open to adding services for others..
MT : I am a self proclaimed Social Media junkie, simply because its so easy to find prospects needing my services.
RT : Yes i agree it's great for keeping in contact with everyone, no matter where they live! Wonderful!
That is a great point. When in history have we been able to connect with other countries free?
A good word of advice for managing time is to have a marketing calender and scedule your posts.
A2: I manage my time, on fb, by putting friends in groups. So I dnt wait time scrolling! Just click on the group page!
Good idea! MT : A2: I manage my time, on fb, by using groups. So I just click on the group page!
Yes fb is wonderful for keeping touch with those who live far away. FB knows no borders!
Have any of you tried the G+ communities? I really like how compartmentalized the group is, for easy navigation.
ROI is a great term that could mean money or prospects. Facebook still takes the cake for me.
I am starting to use G+ for more interaction. It has a better mobile platform too. Which is another great topic!
I use LInkedIn more on my cell phone for making phone contacts.
Me, too. RT : I am starting to use G+ for more interaction. It has a better mobile platform too.
I do that too! Love that it saves time bringing in the photos for my address bk! RT re: LinkedIn Contacts
I grossed over $40k last year from web design clients I found on Facebook. They were just right there.
I have a G+ account, but i have explored very little of the community/groups yet...
The truth is the Social Media is WONDERFUL! And so fun! and so profitable.
G+Hangouts! Luv watching them!
RT : I grossed over $40k last year from web design clients I found on Facebook. They were just right there.
Q3 Which sites give you the best ROI and most viral for your content?
RT : The truth is the Social Media is WONDERFUL! And so fun! and so profitable.
I want to utlize instagram more. Tell me more about it.
I think the balance is not having so much fun that we forget to work. But, that is the beauty... work is fun!
It seems the instagram might have an easier opp to network. Also, when out, it is easy to send photo to all...
On "working" using Social Media yes it's easy to play and get caught up following pictures and old friend.
I used to think I could only send photos from phone in instagram, but I have been enjoying...
I just download the APp from the play store.
... grabbing photos I post on FB, & then saving to phone & posting to instagram. Then, I can access the hi-qual.
Yes think it can be really difficult, having tooo much fun w/ social media. especially w/ Pintrest. Why toooo much fun!
How do you monetize your social strategy with ease? I use an intuitive approach to relationships.
To me Pinterest is better for the Right Brainer like myself. Using links and cross references and repins
Chk it out! I use Pinterest to promote myself as a person so that I deepen a rapport. Plus it's relaxing.
Good point on right brain versus left brain... Yes, that makes sense that Pinterest works well right brain
RT : How do you monetize your social strategy with ease? I use an intuitive approach to relationships.
The numbers are astonishing with over 1 billion global contacts to connect with. Biz or Pleasure it's a plus.
I have to "close" FB and Pinterest, to ensure time management. LOL
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I use it for visualizing projects, dreams, growth and more.
Which projects do you start with in the morning?
MT : To me Pinterest is better for the Right Brainer.
Q4 Which sites do you want to try out or utilize more?
Babysitting time! I will try to keep posting but in between baby stuff. My 9 month old GD is so cute.
I write in a journal for 5 successes from day before and 6 tasks to do that day... keeps me on track.
I want to get deeper into the G+ Hangouts and learn more about this tool. Plus instagram.
MT : I write in a journal for 5 successes from day before and 6 tasks to do that day... keeps me on track.
A4 IÕve been looking at using Instagram more...
Ok Peep! I must run.. Thank you for doing this everyweek.
Your baby sounds so adorable!
Hangouts r a great networking tool! RT : I want to get deeper into the G+ Hangouts & learn more about this tool.
I know who u can ask :) RT : A4: Learn more about G+
Have a good one ! RT : Ok Peep! I must run.. Thank you for doing this everyweek.
Yes I know who i can ask.. ;)
Thank you for all the wonderful tips!
YVW RT : Thank you for all the wonderful tips!
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