Whether you’re blogging for fun, as a part-time side income, or as a full-time business - participating in social media can boost your efforts by helping more of your ideal readers find you. Unfortunately, many bloggers fear that using social media for marketing will consume too much of their time. Though there is some truth to the fear that social media can become very time-consuming if not properly managed … THERE IS AN EASIER WAY: There are many options and strategies that can be ... Continue Reading
Manage your social media marketing with these top tools for automation.
Learn how and where to best maximize your social media efforts.
The best thing about the Internet, despite the fact that one person can Google anything in the world and become an instant expert, is that you can connect with anyone you want through social media. Social media is “web based technology and applications that turn communication into interactive dialogue” - the perfect place for bloggers and social butterflies to flourish. As a blogger, using social media is a great way to bring new readers to your website and spread the word about new blog ... Continue Reading
There are many home business ventures you can start. Here are a few that may be worth your effort and time.
A growing number of men and women are turning their backs on the corporate 9–5 positions and are opting instead to work from home. In making this change, doing your homework is a must. Assessing the skills you possess that may be used in a work from home business is a good first start, followed with tailoring those skills to meet the needs of your chosen home business. But what do you do if you're not sure which home business is meant for you? Here are five ideas for turning your ... Continue Reading
Tips and tricks to create great vlogging content.
Blogging and social media has expanded further than anyone could have imagined. We all know the power of the written word, but it may be time to start thinking about the power of the spoken and visual word. Many bloggers and social media enthusiasts have started to transition to vlogging, or creating videos, that they highlight on their blogs. Gone are the days of hiding behind the comfort of the glowing computer screen - and fast arriving are bloggers who have now given us a better view ... Continue Reading
Learn more about Pinterest and why you should be pinning.
Every now and again a new online craze seems to come out of nowhere and grab a hold of us. First it was Facebook and Myspace, then Twitter, and now we have Pinterest. Pinterest is more than just an online social media outlet - it is a virtual pin board that has turned into quite the phenomenon declaring Pin-aholics everywhere. (We even have boards set up for Social Moms). Pinterest gives you the ability to "pin" any and every photo/image you want, by saving and organizing all your favorites ... Continue Reading
Organize your digital life to create amazing content and get the most out of your digital experience.
When you started blogging, it was a great outlet to let loose and connect with amazing, new friends. You blogged about daily life and your favorite subjects as you watched your subscriber list grow. Soon after blogging, social media followed. You created your social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook, and your blog subscribers started to follow you there. You started building more connections, creating more opportunities, and having fun meeting new people. After that, you may have ... Continue Reading
Create the effective email and social media marketing content by leveraging your status as a mom.
You have an almost unfair advantage over the big brands even with their zillion dollar promotional budgets: You're a mom and you are able to speak directly to other parents with a wisdom borne of experience. You can come off sounding real and natural while the copy generated by the big Madison Avenue agencies reads as faked and insincere. Follow these tips to leverage this very special status by crafting the most effective email and social media marketing content ... and always communicating ... Continue Reading
Learn more about today’s social moms and what’s important to women who are active in social media.
A few weeks back, SocialMoms.com and The Lipstick Economy conducted a survey of its members, Facebook fans, and Twitter followers. The goal was to learn more about what’s important to women who are active in social media: the tools they use, where they spend their time, how they view their social media activities, and what’s most important to them. In a finding that should shock nobody on SocialMoms.com, more than half of the moms surveyed -- 51% -- said a full night’s sleep was the ... Continue Reading
Several social media updates were announced this past week. Here are a few that caught Social Moms’ attention.
With social media updates from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Foursquare, this past week was a big week in social media. Here are the developments that caught Social Moms’ attention: Facebook Following its f8 developers conference last week, Facebook hit a major milestone and rolled out several new features. Facebook has now surpassed 800 million active users with another 350 million people using Facebook via a mobile device. With this achievement under its belt, the industry giant has ... Continue Reading
With f8, just around the corner, Facebook introduces major enhancements and innovations.
With its annual developers conference, f8, just around the corner, Facebook introduces major enhancements that are sure to capture the attention of fellow industry giants: Google, Twitter and Blackberry. In the past week, Facebook has released several major innovations, positioning the company to become more than just another website on the internet. To help you stay up-to-date on these social media changes, here are some of the news items that caught Social Moms’ attention: Facebook has ... Continue Reading