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Facebook: You Just Reached 500 Page Likes!

I just received this message from Facebook. “You just reached 500 Page likes. Nice work! Create a post thanking the people who like your Page.”

 

 

I’m taking Facebook’s advice and sending a big THANK YOU to each one of you who have liked my Facebook Business Page, and have been following my social media journey — and since Facebook has been the hardest network to build up a following, I’m going to show my appreciation to you by giving the biggest discount I think I’ve ever given on any of my workshops! So here it goes …

Schedule a 3-hour one-on-one Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter training and GET 50% off. This is only available for the next five hours (until midnight). So, be sure to use this link to register now >> http://bit.ly/2tDwOS8

(Now: $64.50; Reg: $129)

 

Register for Get Your Business Facebook Fit Workshop!

Join Me for this Super Fun …
GET YOUR BUSINESS FACEBOOK FIT WORKSHOP!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

One Metro Center
700 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005

Fee: $99

*This is a hands-on class. Please bring your laptop and other info below.

(Garage Parking Available | Metro Center Station in Building)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW >>

I’d like to invite you to register for my next Facebook workshop for small businesses. This workshop will be very different from the other Facebook workshops that I have done in the past. Normally, I show small businesses how to setup their Facebook pages, but this time, we are going to dive deeper–and “Make Your Business Stronger!” We’re going to get Your Facebook Business Page fit and healthy!

Now, this is a WORK-SHOP, so we are going to do a lot of work!

During this workshop you will learn:

> Content posting – how to post, what you should be posting and where to find great content for your business
> Uploading – photos and videos
> Boosting – why you should be boosting your posts. (I know a lot of people will tell you it is a waste of money to boost posts, but I’m going to tell you why I recommend you boost and I’ll show you some things you can do with it.)
> How to get people to like your page
> How to get people to call you directly from your page
> How to get people to book appointments directly from your page
> How to create events
> How to blog from your page
> How to get Facebook to suggest your page to people who are interested in what you offer

Some of the things I’d like you to bring with you include:

> Your Facebook email address and password (and yes, you must have a Facebook Business Page to attend)
> Know your email address password just in case you need to get in it
> A laptop
> Your mobile phone
> Photos of your products and/or your services (this of course, is optional)
> A spreadsheet of your customers or prospective customers email addresses only
> And if you want to actually boost a post right in class, you’ll need to link either a credit card or PayPal account to your Facebook Page (Boosts can cost as little as $5)

Whew! I think that’s enough! Now, go ahead and click on the registration button in this email–and I’ll see you on July 25th!

*Note: One-On-One sessions are $129 per person. Save $30 now by registering for this Group training! Only 12 seats available.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW >>

ABC’s of Social Media and How to Utilize it for Your Business Webinar

Encore entrepreneurs as they are known, bring diverse life experiences and skills that are ideally suited for business ownership as a second or perhaps third career. Roughly one in four individuals in the 50+ demographic are interested business ownership and it remains the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States.

In association with AARP and hosted by ACT-IAC, join the Washington Metro Area District Office, SCORE Mentor, Mr. Walter Abbott, and Romona Foster, a social media trainer and consultant, as they discuss the basics of social media and how to maximize it for your business.

 

Facebook Isn’t Twitter (And It Sure Ain’t Instagram)

Hey, people! Please stop posting on Facebook like it’s Twitter or worse yet, Instagram.

More and more I am seeing people posting on their Facebook Business pages as if they were on Twitter or Instagram. Now, I’m not talking about those who have their tweets or Instagram posts sent to their Facebook Business page. That I get (I don’t agree with it 100%, but I get it.) Those I am speaking of are those who are posting using the @mention feature – you will find on Twitter – instead of tagging other businesses on Facebook. I also notice these same people are also going hashtag crazy!

At first, I thought maybe they were mentioning the other businesses using their Twitter handles with the hope people would rush over to Twitter to follow these businesses. But, after I did some research, I noticed that it looks like they began the tagging process with the @businessname, but they didn’t follow through to continue tagging. How do I know this? Because, when I put the @businessesnames in a post, Facebook actually prompts me to tag the businesses that are being referenced.

Are you confused yet? Well, you are not alone.

If you are not sure if you are using hashtags correctly, be sure to read this >>

How to Remove An Amazon Instant Video From Your Video Library

This blog post was inspired by a previous post that I wrote, entitled “How To Remove An Amazon Instant Video From Your Kindle Fire.”
While attempting to remove an Amazon Instant Video from my Kindle Fire, I accidentally removed it from my Amazon Video Library (which is located in your Amazon account). As most mistakes do, it taught me another lesson, which I will be sharing with you.

I actually learned How To Remove An Amazon Instant Video From My Video Library from a Google search on removing an Amazon Instant Video. It returned an Amazon forum thread, which at first seemed useless because the thread is so old. Most of the link names have changed on Amazon, so I had to read through and piece together how to do it using Amazon’s newly named “Your Account” and other links.

Here’s what I learned, and how you can Remove An Instant Video From your Amazon Video Library >>

How To Remove An Amazon Instant Video From Your Kindle Fire

Recently, I was playing around with Amazon’s Instant Video feature and came across one of my most favorite aerobics videos by Jane Fonda. I was so excited, I purchased it immediately.

After I made the purchase, I was given the option to download the Instant Video to my Kindle Fire. So, being the curious human being that I am, I did. That was a big mistake. It took up all of my storage space – giving me a message that said,

Critically Low Storage: Your Fire is out of storage space. In order to continue to download or copy content to your Fire, please remove some apps or content files. Wireless functionality and USB file transfers have been turned off until there is more storage space available.”

Learn how to remove an Amazon Instant Video here >>

What To Do When Facebook Locks You Out

Whew! I just had a heck of a time trying to get back into my Facebook account – and had been trying to get in it for about two days.

You see, what happened was…

I went to login into my Facebook account. Sounds easy right? Not on this particular day.

I received this ‘horrifying’ message: (It was awful, just awful!)

Your Computer Needs to Be Cleaned. It looks like your computer is being affected by malware. We’ll help you fix the problem to keep your account secure and prevent malware from spreading to friends.

Malware is software that tries to steal personal information and causes problems when you use Facebook. Clicking or sharing links that contain spam can give your computer malware.

Find out what to do should you receive this message from Facebook >>

When You’re Not At Peace With A Client, Is It Okay To Walk Away?

Recently, I had a situation in which I was not at peace with the client that I was working with.

I worked with this client for about one year. The client came to me with no marketing strategy. He said he had a website and that was it. I put together an online marketing strategy for him. I designed a new website for the client, set up and managed a Facebook page, Twitter account, Google+ page, and a LinkedIn profile.

I explained to him how he needed to focus on his niche, which was in a very reputable industry – one in which he could succeed in if he followed the plan.

Without getting into all of the details, click here to see a few things this client did after we agreed on the marketing strategy >>

Why Are People Posting On My Facebook Page?

“I saw some things on Facebook. I’m so confused about my Facebook. I don’t know how to use it, how to look at it. I get all these photos from all these different people. How do they get on my Facebook? There’s just all this trash. It’s just unbelievable. They go on and on about who and what’s happening in their lives. I’m confused if I’m looking at the wrong page or if this is it. Please advise me more!”
No, this is not a scene from the movie, The Sixth Sense. It is actually from an email that I received from a social media client that is new to Facebook. I can assure you, this client is not seeing ghosts nor is she alone in expressing these concerns. Read why she was freaking out >>

DC Web Women’s Code(Her) Conference

View highlights from the 2014 DC Web Women’s Code(Her) Conference