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7 steps for connecting and engaging journalists on social media

7 steps for connecting and engaging journalists on social media

[guest post by Debbie Leven] You want to get the word out about your business. I get it. That’s exactly why you are reading this blog. And, you know that social media is an incredibly powerful tool for connecting and engaging with exactly those people you want to get in front of.
But, if you’re not using social media to connect and engage with the media too then you could be missing a trick. Why? Because, journalists are using social media just like you and they want to hear from people who have ideas and views that will help them to do their jobs.
But, thinking about finding those opportunities to connect and engage with journalists can feel a bit daunting, and even overwhelming, especially when you have a hundred and one other things to think about with running your business. But, it doesn’t need to feel that way. So, how do you get started?

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Think Outside the Social Media Systems Box

Think Outside the Social Media Systems Box

[guest post by Mallie Rydzik]

Hootsuite, Buffer, Edgar, Latergramme…they’re all great tools, but they’re also old news.

By now, you already know how to schedule your social media “conversation starters” ahead of time on various platforms. You’ve got Twitter chat tools down to a science.

But how are you systematizing…you?

When people think about “social media systems,” they tend to think in terms of the tools above. But systems are more than just tools. They’re the ways you successfully repeat processes every day, week, or month.

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Does Your Social Media Flop or Pop

Does Your Social Media Flop or Pop?

[guest post by Sarah Liddle]

An original thought or idea is most certainly a rare find.
On the internet I feel bombarded with noise. So. Much. Noise.
Everyone is competing for their place in the social media market.
I think we can all agree there is a lot happening at a pace much faster than we can keep up with.

But a lot of noise doesn’t necessarily mean quality noise.

What happened to original ideas?

When did creativity leave us or did we leave creativity behind in search of more only to find less?

To be an online business owner, a six-figure, successful business owner you need to stand out.

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5 Simple Steps to Move from Procrastination to Action

5 Simple Steps to Move From Procrastination to Action

[guest post by Vanessa Soto]

The fact is, while we may have chosen an entrepreneurial path, it can still be darn scary to put ourselves out there.

And time suck that it is, scrolling mindlessly through Pinterest can feel a whole lot safer than risking it.

But here’s the deal.

Fear of the unknown (showing up as, hello! procrastination) is 100% normal whenever you are stretching yourself to do something new or different and especially when it feels really important to you!

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How to Create an Editorial Calendar For More Effective Content

[guest post by Lacy Boggs]

You know that saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”? Well, it’s true of content marketing, too. As you know, just throwing content out onto social media without a strategy isn’t a good way to build your business. It’s a waste of time and effort.

The same can be said for blogging without a strategy. Crafting a valuable, thoughtful blog post takes time and effort — and that time and effort is wasted if you’re not following a strategy to make those blog posts convert for you.

I like to think of an editorial calendar as your way of zooming out on your content strategy. Done correctly, it’s your big picture and your roadmap to success.

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