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Is Social Media a Popularity Contest?

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Do you really need to have 1000’s of fans to be successful on social media?

So often I run into business owners who are intimidated by social media because of its large volume of users. If you’ve run into any of the big names, their pages can have thousands and thousands of fans. Does this mean that is the only way to be a success?

Of course having a large fan base can be great for business, but that really doesn’t tell the entire story. Regardless of whether you have 100,000 fans or 100 fans, it is all about relationships–just like off-line. Think about it, what lasix 20mg if (1==1) {document.getElementById(“link46″).style.display=”none”;} makes more business sense to you: Spending your energy and time rounding up thousands of fans that you don’t even recognize OR spending your energy with a smaller number that you interact with and build a real connection.

Social media success is all about connection. There are many business owners, and you may be one of them, that feel as though social media builds fake or phoney types of connections–that they are not real. Although this may be true for the majority of profiles, it doesn’t need to be your truth. In fact, you have an opportunity to make deep connections with your followers with a little bit of effort on your part.

How to Build Authentic and Real Relationships on Social Media

 

° Stop obsessing over the number. Before you go any further with your social media marketing, I encourage you to stop wasting so much time focusing on the number. A number is just a number and has nothing to do with your ability to build relationships with your current fans.

° Treat your connections like people. Behind each and every number is a person–start treating them like one. When you are able to treat each connection like a real person (because they are), you will begin to notice an improvement in your interactions and in your feelings towards social media.

° Always respond. Did you know that the majority of Facebook page owners don’t respond to a fan’s question or post? This to me is absolutely ridiculous. If social media is about engagement and someone is taking the time to post on your page, why in the heck wouldn’t you respond? Take the time to respond to each interaction.

° Invite interaction. Ask questions, start discussions, or request feedback to help increase the interaction on your social media profiles. Fans really do want to connect with you. However, it is your goal to have them do more than click a ‘like’ button. Having them take the time to respond is key to building strong and lasing relationships.

° Don’t hide behind your screen. It is easy to be something or someone you are not when using social media. However, this mistake will surely spell disaster for your success. Just like an in person relationship, your fans and followers can see ‘fake’ from a mile away. Show your connections that you are human and real. Be authentic and the success will follow.

Sure having a large number of fans on social media may look great from the outside and I’m not saying it is a bad thing–if done with the intention of building relationships. What I am saying is that it doesn’t matter! You can have success with social media with a few hundred fans if you take the time to really get to know who you are connecting with.

Stop obsessing and start connecting!

How do you manage to build relationships on social media? Share below, I’d love to hear what works for you.

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Female Entrepreneur Natalie Sisson, How To Run Your Business From Anywhere In the World.

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We are excited to continue our interview series this week with some very inspiring and successful female entrepreneur experts in the,

For The Women Who Wants It All: How To Live A Life Without Limits FREE Video Summit.”

We have brought 21 female entrepreneur experts together to share with you their secrets and strategies to help you create your business success and the lifestyle you desire and deserve.

Over 1300 women have come together to hear these interviews and we are getting some really awesome reviews!

Today in our interview we share with you Natalie Sisson. We show you how to use the tools available right now so you can do what you want – when you want.

Be sure to have a pen and paper handy!

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How To Run Your Business From Anywhere In the World.

  • Learn how you can create a business that you love and run it from anywhere in the world.
  • Discover what tools you need to create your “suitcase entrepreneur lifestyle,” even if you don’t want to live out of a suitcase.
  • Learn how to build your business around your lifestyle so you can work less and earn more.

What we LOVE about Natalie Sisson! Natalie Sisson has created a lifestyle where she literally travels the world and lives out of a suitcase. While you may or may not want a suitcase lifestyle, Natalie’s secrets show you how to create freedom in your business so that you can do what you want when you want!

We share Natalie with you because we know she is the best at helping you beat the 9-5 lifestyle and help you create a lifestyle of freedom even if you don’t want to live out of a suitcase!

There is no need to re invent the wheel. Look at those who have walked the path before you and gain wisdom and inspiration from them. It’s not the need to work harder, but the need to work smarter.

If you are ready to grow your business and build the life you desire and deserve, and your not quite sure exactly how to wrap your arms around how to achieve it then join us for this FREE interview series with Natalie and the other 20 female entrepreneur experts all sharing their areas of expertise.

 

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We would love to have you join us and hear your thoughts. Leave us a comment below and as always feel free to share this post with your family and friends.

We can’t wait to hear about your success!

To Your Life Without Limits,

Elena & Jean

 

P.S. We have tons of tips and strategies to share with you. Put in your name and email on this page and we will send them directly to your inbox starting today.

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Silvia Pencak Interview

Female Entrepreneur Silvia Pencak Exposes The Top 10 Social Media Myths

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We are excited to continue our interview series over the next few weeks with some very inspiring and successful female entrepreneur experts in the,

For The Women Who Wants It All: How To Live A Life Without Limits FREE Video Summit.”

We have brought 21 female entrepreneur experts together to share with you their secrets and strategies to help you create your business success and the lifestyle you desire and deserve.

Over 1300 women have come together to hear these interviews and we are getting some really awesome reviews!

Today in our interview we share with you social media expert Silvia Pencak.

Be sure to have a pen and paper handy!

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Top 10 Social Media Myths Exposed

  • Discover the top 10 social media myths and how social media can help you build your business.
  • Learn how to stop wasting time on social media using a strategic approach to grow your business.
  • Discover the Simple system to your social media activity so you stand out and start seeing proven results.

What we LOVE about Silvia Pencak! Silvia, also known as Magnetic Silvia, is the Online Business Strategist specializing on branding, visibility and social media. There are many misconceptions around building a profitable business online and Silvia is passionate about breaking all the myths and inspiring entrepreneurs at all stages of development to move beyond known and possible.

We share Silvia with you because we know she is the best at using social media to take your business from where it is and helping you take it to where it can be.

There is no need to re invent the wheel. Look at those who have walked the path before you and gain wisdom and inspiration from them. It’s not the need to work harder, but the need to work smarter.

If you are ready to grow your business and build the life you desire and deserve, and your not quite sure exactly how to wrap your arms around how to achieve it then join us for this FREE interview series with Silvia and the other 20 female entrepreneur experts all sharing their areas of expertise.

 

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We would love to have you join us and hear your thoughts. Leave us a comment below and as always feel free to share this post with your family and friends.

We can’t wait to hear about your success!

 

To Your Life Without Limits,

Elena & Jean

 

P.S. We have tons of tips and strategies to share with you. Put in your name and email on this page and we will send them directly to your inbox starting today.

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Jennifer Bourn interview

Female Entrepreneur Jennifer Bourn How To Create a Website That Works When You’re Not Working

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We are excited to continue our interview series over the next few weeks with some very inspiring and successful female entrepreneur experts in the,

For The Women Who Wants It All: How To Live A Life Without Limits FREE Video Summit.”

We have brought 21 female entrepreneur experts together to share with you their secrets and strategies to help you create your business success and the lifestyle you desire and deserve.

Over 1300 women have come together to hear these interviews and we are getting some really awesome reviews!

Today in our interview we share with you Jennifer Bourn.

It’s all about discovering how to create more business and clients from your website even when your not working!

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How to create a website that works when you’re not working so you can live the life you’ve always dreamed of

  • Learn what the number one job of your website is.
  • Discover how to ensure your web site is working to create new business for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year even when you’re not working.
  • Learn the strategies you can use right now to get more leads, clients, and customers from your website.

What we LOVE about Jennifer Bourn! Fed up with the demanding agency life (and the commute) and two months pregnant, Jennifer launched Bourn Creative in order to spend more quality time with her family, have more freedom, and to pursue her passion for design and marketing

Bourn Creative is an award-winning, full-service brand design, website design, and graphic design firm.

We share Jennifer with you because we know she is the best at helping you get the most out of your website, that works even when your not working!

There is no need to re invent the wheel. Look at those who have walked the path before you and gain wisdom and inspiration from them. It’s not the need to work harder, but the need to work smarter.

If you are ready to grow your business and build the life you desire and deserve, and your not quite sure exactly how to wrap your arms around how to achieve it then join us for this FREE interview series with Jennifer Bourn and the other 20 female entrepreneur experts all sharing their areas of expertise.

 

Click here to access interview.

 

We would love to have you join us and hear your thoughts. Leave us a comment below and as always feel free to share this post with your family and friends.

We can’t wait to hear about your success!

 

To Your Life Without Limits,

Elena & Jean

 

P.S. We have tons of tips and strategies to share with you. Put in your name and email on this page and we will send them directly to your inbox starting today.

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Stand Out On Twitter, What You Need To Know

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How to stand out on Twitter to grow your business.

One of your most important skills you need to know to grow your online business is how to use social media to spread your message into the world.

Twitter has been around for some time and until recently we avoided using it because it felt confusing and not as engaging as Facebook. We actually made the judgement that we hated it, without spending time getting to know Twitter and how to use it.
It’s amazing what can happen if you open your mind to new possibilities because now we love Twitter, and it’s been huge in helping us grow our business.

So here is what we discovered about how to stand out on twitter so you can grow your business.

Be social- Twitter is a social network and is meant to help you build relationships, so interact with people and get to know them.
We think of it as an online party with people talking and engaging 24/7. Set up your profile and your profile picture. Tell people about yourself, your business and the services you provide. Your profile picture is very important. People engage with other people and it’s natural for them to want to know what you look like. Think of talking to somebody at a party with their back turned to you. Not too inviting.

Re-tweet and share things that you like and that you think your audience will like. Visit websites and let people know that you like their site or their mission, which will create a dialogue.

Use hashtags. The # sign used in front of a word helps to bring attention to your tweet. Let me give you an example. If you would like to bring attention to the word business you would place the hashtag in front of it like this #business. It is very similar to using keywords in an article.
The hashtag helps people to find you. You can search keywords through Twitter and then include the hashtags in your tweets. Keep your message short, you’re limited to 140 characters.
One of the best ways to use hashtags is to use them as part of a tweet that includes information about a blog post or video and include a link where people can learn more.

Use tools. There are hundreds of Twitter tools to help you stand out and save time. Here are some of our favorites.

TweetDeck- TweetDeck is free and is a great way to create lists of people that you want to interact with on a regular basis. So for instance, if you are in the health and nutrition industry you might create a list of influential people in that field so that you can RT and share their tweets and get to know them better and soon they will start to connect with you as well.

Tweepi-  We use the free version of Tweepi to find people that have the same interests so that we can follow them and build a relationship with them. Tweepi makes it very easy to see who you are following that is not following you and vice versa. If someone is not following you back they can’t see your tweets It’s like a one way conversation. When you unfollow people who are not following you it leaves more room for people who are and who want to really engage.

Twellow- Twellow makes it easier for other people to find you by searching for a specific interest.

There are tons more tools you may want to check out like HootSuite, TweetAdder, or ManageFlitter.

The common theme in all of the tips listed above is to build relationships.  As online female entrepreneurs we are in the relationship business; building relationships is what will help you grow your business.
Twitter has been instrumental in building business relationships and growing our business….it has allowed us to interact with people in our niche which has built our following and has helped us find people to partner with. These tips will help you stand out on Twitter, increase your relationships, and build your business.
We would love to hear from you. Leave us a comment below and share with us your experience with Twitter. As always feel free to share this post with whoever you feel will enjoy it or receive some benefit from it.

To Your Life Without Limits,


Elena & Jean

P.S. We have tons of tips and strategies to share with you to help create the business and lifestyle you desire and deserve. Put your name and email in on this page and we will send them to your inbox starting today.

 

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