Hello, People! This month, I’m showcasing the advice and talents of Social Media Master, Liz Evangelatos Barney ツ @AskForLiz. ♥ My Tweep, Liz, has 78.3K Twitter followers, and she follows me, too! ♥ I’ve invited her to share her expertise on effectively using social media (Twitter, in particular), blogs, branding, and hashtags (#) to attract and maintain an audience for your business or project.
Liz lives by this famous quote:
“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Mark Twain
Liz Evangelatos Barney ツ @AskForLiz Encourages You to Go For It!
She says, “You don’t need to be a business genius or have a wall of degrees to be the CEO of your own profitable business. You just have to decide to do it. Yep, Nike was right.
Decide you’re going to create a life that makes you happy to get out of bed every morning. You bring the passion and I’ll be your virtual mentor.
I’ll always offer tips and processes to make you more of an asset to your community, but I have no get-rich-quick schemes up my sleeves. I can show you how to make money from home because I’ve been doing it for years.”
Liz Can Train You: Blogs, Twitter, Websites, Hashtags, and More
Liz offers full training classes on these subjects. She’s a Master. so I’m going to share some of her Tweets to give you examples. You’ll see how to get her free ebook and her training book. We’ll also glimpse part of an article she wrote. Then, I encourage you to contact her directly to see how she can meet your needs.
Ya Gotta Blog! It’s Easy!
Liz: “If you’re sincere in this whole online business thing, I’ll show you how to make your website, your blog, and your social media all work together to bring customers to your door. Regardless of what type of product or service you’re selling, you should start blogging right away.
Need help starting your new blog? Download my free ebook at askforliz.com/#blogGuide which takes you through the 5 steps to get started – in under an hour. What are you waiting for? Get #blogging!”
NO TECH SKILLS? NOT SURE HOW TO START?
I’ve put together the Ultimate Guide For Starting A Blog for Non-Techy people. It’s a step-by-step guide that covers the 5 basic steps you need with a couple of short videos thrown in. No technical skills required.
Download it at askforliz.com.
If you follow Liz on Twitter, here are the kinds of posts you will see.
Follow Liz Evangelatos Barney ツ @AskForLiz on Twitter and Here’s What You’ll Learn!
Need help starting your new blog? Download my free ebook at https://askforliz.com/#blogGuide which takes you through the 5 steps to get started – in under an hour. What are you waiting for? Get #blogging!
Liz says, “I’ve been working from home creating business websites, managing business social media accounts & training others for over a decade. Now I’m ready to teach you!”
Liz Gives Simple Advice, Like These Samples for Twitter and Other Social Media:
Make sure that you respond to everyone, positive or negative. #Twitter4Business
Doing your own social? Are you posting/tweeting consistently? It makes ALL the difference. Using a scheduler keep your messaging on track and social more effective #TwitterTips
Don’t auto-send DMs (Direct Messages) Save DM for special connections #Twitter4Business
Have an important tweet? Send it out at least 4 times in a 24hr period if you want to get it in multiple time zones #Twitter4Business
Does your website have a home page that explains clearly what you have to offer? If not, don’t use your link to take tweeps there. They’ll end up confused.
People Don’t Have to Know That You Have NO Budget!
Branding and Color Schemes Identify You
Where Can You Get Images That Are Legal to Use In Your Posts?
Hashtags Are The New Chocolate
Liz shares straight talk about why to use hashtags when you want people to see and interact with your posts. To contact her directly and to learn more, go to her website https://askforliz.com/.
Note: again, she has an especially successful track record in helping realtors!
Here is where we combine brains and beauty. The rest of this article is hers.
Increase Your Following and Use Hashtags Correctly!
Do you use a hashtag generator app? Do you search for the most popular trending hashtag and use it as often as you can? You may very well be destroying the possibility anyone will ever see your post besides you and your fur baby, Rover. http://ow.ly/KkyT30ro29c
AskLizAboutHashtags – Excerpt from Liz’s Website:
Go from novice to ninja!
You’ll start seeing amazing results within an hour of implementing these simple tactics
Before I understood how to use hashtags, I was lucky to get 10 likes on any of my posts! After I started using them the right way, my followers increased, my likes increased, the number of clients I had increased — and cha-ching! More money in the bank!
Let me teach you how to do the same stop leaving money on the table!
I remember the days where I would go to a bookstore and take my time going through different books, flipping the pages just to smell that new-book smell. Unfortunately, I don’t do that as often anymore. On the upside, having my books on my phone or laptop makes packing for a trip a lot easier. I can’t give you that new-book smell, but I can give you a peek into a few pages of my book that will help you decide if I’m the right author/trainer for you. I hope you enjoy the excerpt I chose for you ….
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SO WHAT’S A HASHTAG ANYWAY?
(on social media sites such as Twitter) a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic.
Wow. Pretty dry stuff.
While the definition above is true, it didn’t mention that hashtags are used to draw attention to or promote something. That when you click on them they respond like tiny little search engines, retrieving a page full of posts using that hashtag. Hashtags bring people together in a common cause or goal, who would have otherwise forever remained strangers….
Everyone’s heard of them but it’s pretty difficult to find anyone that doesn’t use them haphazardly at best and even harder to find anyone that uses them powerfully. You’re about to change all that.
Every single time you tweet, post on Instagram, Pinterest, or create a blog post, you have the option of adding a hashtag to attract the attention of a potential customer.
Whether you realize it or not, every time you use a hashtag, you are joining a community of others that have also used that same hashtag. So use them wisely and make sure your post belongs in that hashtag community. Get used to me saying you need to use as many pertinent hashtags as you can on each of your posts.
Ready to Get Your Copy of #HashtagBible?
Can you imagine …
Having customers looking for you? Getting leads and increasing your sales ... in minutes? Here is her info again.
Follow Liz on Twitter to keep up with all her tips and tricks! https://twitter.com/AskForLiz
Nancy speaking again – I hope you learned a lot from Liz and that you’ll contact her for help if you need it. She’s very approachable!
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