Useful bits

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Much more useful than a chocolate teapot!

I thought I’d pop some resources together to help you find your way around the social media platforms yourself.  Let me know if there is anything else that you would like me to add here and I’ll get on it right away!

Now, I wonder where my secret stash of chocolate is?  Hmmm…

First things first, this Social Media Blueprint for Business will get you off to a flying start with using this awesome tool to grow your business! Check out the video below for some more information. I’ve also detailed an overview of the modules underneath it for you too :)

What you get…
The Blueprints are all delivered online via a secure member-only website. Once you’ve invested in the package you’ll be assigned your own private log-in so you can dip in and out of the training in your own time and at your own pace. The modules are available 24/7.  Both Single-user and Multiple-user licenses are available so different people within a company or organisation can all benefit from it.

Module 1  - Why social media matters so much to your business and how it’s changing everything that you thought you knew…

- crystal clear, simple explanations

Module 2  - How to use Twitter effectively to grow your business
- includes step-by-step instructions from setting up accounts to becoming a Twitter Master

Module 3  - How to use your Facebook profile AND your Facebook Fan Pages to grow your business
- includes step-by-step instructions on everything your business needs to benefit from Facebook – the most used website on the planet.

Module 4 Linked In – includes step-by-step instructions on what to do and how to do it effectively to build your business using the world’s premier B2B networking tool. Linked In is brilliant and it can transform your business if you sell B2B.

Module 5 You Tube – the most under-used social media by businesses. On its own it can skyrocket your leads and web traffic and explode your conversion rates. The module includes everything you need to know about using video and You Tube to drive traffic to your website and boost your organic rankings

Module 6 Foursquare – the new kid on the block – absolutely essential if you’re in retail or have a restaurant or bar – includes step-by-step instructions that will guide you through every step of the way.

Module 7 Your Blog – It’s the centre of your world online. Why it matters, how to do it, what to blog about and the best software to use are all covered.

Module 8 – 10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Social Media Manager…

If you’re interested in getting your hands on the Blueprint for Business – give me a call on 01726 851882 or email michellejaneholmes@hotmail.com.  Let me know if you are a registered charity when you get in touch! :)

Getting Started with Social Media

Facebook

Facebook 101 Business Guide – This guide will help you get off to a cracking start with Facebook!

Designing and Building out your Facebook Page – visit Facebook Guru Mari Smith here to really get things moving along for you!

Optimizing your Facebook Page for Visual branding – really useful after all the recent changes!

Growing and Engaging with your Facebook Fans! – Check out Mari Smith’s great advice on connecting with the people that matter!

Design your own landing page! – Even if you’re not a programmer, socialmouths fantastic tutorial will give you all the info you need to make your very own “Welcome” page on Facebook

Did you create your ‘business page’ as a Profile on Facebook? Good news!  You can now convert it into the correct format!  Hopefully this will save a few people from waking up one morning only to find that their ‘page’ has been taken down by Facebook!

Twitter

Grow your Twitter following – Great article by Social Media Examiner.

9 Ways to get more from Twitter – another useful article packed full of tips from Social Media Examiner.

Linked In

Everything you need to know about Linked In – what it says on the tin!

6 Tips for using LinkedIn Effectively – really useful article by Banksy

Blogging

Top 10 Easy Steps to Start a business blog

Business Mums

I LOVE Mumpreneurs (might have something to do with being one myself I guess) and if you are a mum in business I’d highly recommend you check out www.mumsclub.co.uk – it’s a great resource… sort of feels like having the girls over for coffee… only the girls are all fantastic business owners too!  Brilliant!