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Have you been to my services link yet? If not, great because I just added several new services to what I was already offering.
*What is it you do again?*
I train business owners how to use social media effectively to market their business.
*How do you do that?*
I was asked this question on my Facebook page no too long ago. Felicia Follum asked, “Just out of curiosity how do you make a living being a social media pro? I used to teach artists about social media marketing at my old job, but that was through lessons. How do you do it online? Thanks!!!”
I teach by way of classes, seminars, one-on-one training, public speaking and consulting.
I have also been asked if I can do the following…
Website design, graphic design, email marketing, press releases, PR, reputation management, event planning services, article writing, etc.
I will now be offering several new services, including corporate on-site training for employees, custom graphic design for Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, website design, event planning, press release creation and distribution, PR and reputation management services. Check it all out here.
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I spend a lot of time on Facebook and I have heard many stories from friends of how Facebook has caused problems with friends and family relating to arguments or offending others on Facebook. I personally have never had a problem like this ever. Until now.
Without going into too much detail and making the situation worse than it already is, I have certain people (extended “family” you could say) blocked from my Facebook profile, meaning I may as well not exist to them because they can’t find me and for good reason. Let’s call them “person A“. I don’t want “person A” to know anything about my personal life and want to keep it as private as I possibly can. However, their extended family members, “person B” saw something on my page, passes on the info, and “person A” got upset about it. So I blocked “person B” which I would have blocked in the beginning anyways if I had though about it.
Anyways…. Ugh, so high school-ish, right?
“Person A” is now upset that I blocked “person B” because they “did nothing wrong”. So now I look petty, immature, and like the bad guy all because I wanted to keep my privacy so it wouldn’t cause problems in the first place. I can’t win. So what do I do? Do I act as the better person, unblock these people (even though we still are not Facebook friends and they still won’t have access to very much anyways), or do I keep them blocked and continue minding my own business and hope they mind their own business (ha ha)?
What is the correct etiquette for blocking people?
If I would not invite you to my house, show you my photo album, and tell you the latest going on in my life, why would I share it with you on Facebook? I wouldn’t, you would be blocked.
That’s what’s so great about Facebook, you can control who sees what!
Click here to learn how to block certain posts from being seen, control your privacy, block people all together, etc!!!
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I have 4 teenagers and I most likely spend more time on Facebook than the four of them combined, all work related of course *cough cough* So I find it extremely amusing when they try to get away with something on Facebook. For example… I noticed one of my wonderful teens had posted mid-day on a school day. How did they do that, I asked? Their response was something to the effect of “Mom, my friend must have hacked my account” or “Facebook doesn’t always get the time right when I post, that was from this morning”. Weak, I know.
Well parents, I am going to teach you how to spy on your kids (or anyone else for that matter). Now obviously you could set up a secondary account under a different name which I would encourage, however Facebook is really pretty smart and sometimes won’t let you get away with it. Back in the day I created a MySpace account of a girl about my kids age and friended them and all their friends so I could keep an eye on them. That’s actually how I got myself wrapped up in social media to begin with!
So here are a few tips:
#1 Check their “recent activity”. This information is posted right on their Facebook page, is probably the most valuable info you will find, and is usually showing their comments on others statuses, new friendships, videos watched, and pages liked. If you notice, everything is hyperlinked in blue meaning they are clickable. If they commented on a status, click the “status” and you will see all comments for that status, along with date and time of day.
#2 If your teen RSVP’s to any Facebook invitation, it will show up on their profile like the the picture below. The invitation is clickable which will give you all the details of the event/party, including address (if given), who is invited, who else RSVP’d (who your kids will be hanging out with), and any comments or chatting about the party. Lots of valuable information!
#3 Curious about when your teen is online? You can always check the “chat section” to see if they are currently online. If they are you will see a green dot next to their name, unless of course they know how to turn off chat which means nobody will see if they are available online or not. You can also see this on the iPhone Facebook app as well.
#4 While looking at an actual post you will see the date and time of the post. This is helpful especially if they were suppose to be in school, in bed at the time
#5 A picture speaks a thousand words and on Facebook, teens love to discuss their pics. First, find out who posted the pic, second, who all is tagged in the pic, third check the time and date it was posted (was it 3am?), and finally click on the actual picture to see all the wonderful comments from their friends who probably are clueless to the fact that a parent may stumble across the picture and read about the wild and crazy night they had.
Don’t forget to check the tags!
#6 Check their friends list. You can actually hide your friends lists but most teens either don’t know this or don’t care, so get snooping! The 2 pictures below show the friends list on the old profile page and the new timeline pages. Click them and you will see any mutual friends you have with them, as well as their entire friends list. You can scroll through all of them, checking what town they live in, high school or college they attend, and even workplace if it’s posted. You can also search their friends list for a specific person shown in the 3rd picture below.
OR on the new timeline
Search the friends list
Hover over a name to get a little more info
If you dig deep enough, you can find lots of information about anyone on Facebook. A little scary actually but you can also secure your Facebook so that pretty much everything is hidden through your security settings. Is this an invasion of your teens privacy? No, it’s out there for all to see it. Keep in mind that many teens lie about their age on Facebook because you have to be at least 13 to have an account, so it may look like your kids are hanging out with 20 year olds. That may not be the case at all so check the about section for graduation year to confirm.
Parents of teenagers need to be proactive instead of just reactive to a situation at hand. Stop the behavior before it starts. Know who your kids are hanging out with. And don’t feel guilty about spying on them…just don’t get caught or they will de-friend you or worse…block you. Then of course you change the wi-fi password and/or take away the computer
Alright, so yes I’m on Pinterest but honestly just not that interested. However, it has now become the 3rd largest social network out there just behind Facebook and Twitter respectfully. So to stay on top of things I must learn to at least tolerate it, right? Maybe because I’m not much of a girly-girl and it seems that all that’s posted are “girly” pictures. I do understand it’s a great way to drive business, especially if your business includes products and/or is visual. I do like the idea of Pinterest but I just can’t get my brain around it yet. Of course I said the same thing about Facebook several years ago too.
So help me out, what is your opinion about Pinterest? What do you love most about it? Do you have any secret tips or tricks to using it effectively?
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I thought I would take some time to discuss iPhone apps. I am always looking for new cool apps to use and I tend to download a bunch, then never use them. A friend said to me the other day (after scrolling through my many pages of apps), “Why don’t you group them together?”, I replied “Because I’ll forget what apps I have”. Am I the only one who worries about this?
I have compiled a list of the coolest apps I use on a frequent basis and made them clickable so you can go right to the iTunes store to get them, but I highly encourage you to tell me what your favorite apps are (so I can download them too!). Enjoy!
Draw Something (Free) – I am so addicted to this game right now! You draw a picture, the other person guesses. Great entertainment!
Facebook Messenger – This Facebook feature is great by itself because now I can message and reply without opening my Facebook app and going through all the steps to get to my messages. Yes, I’m lazy.
Skype - This one is a lifesaver for me! My husband spent the last 2 years working in Afghanistan and of course I can Skype him at home but this is great for on the go. Plus, I don’t have to video call him, I can use it as a regular telephone call!
Instagram – Editing pictures before posting to Facebook is an amazing thing!
Shazam – Coolest app ever! Have you ever been listening to the radio and can’t remember the name of a song or artist? Click “Shazam” and it “listens” to the song, tells you the name and artist, and allows you to download it from iTunes!
5-0 Radio - Police scanner anywhere, anytime. Yes, I’m nosy!
Domino’s Pizza – I order pizza directly off my iPhone on a regular basis and NEVER have to talk to a person. So cool.
Ghost Radar - Friday night fun! This app picks up signals of “ghosts” and sends you messages. Creepy but fun!!!
TuneIn Radio – Any radio station, anywhere, anytime. Even better that iHeartRadio because you don’t have to share your Facebook info
Gas Buddy – Location based and tells you were the lowest gas is near you. Priceless!
Waze – Your traffic buddy. Tells you where there is traffic, police, construction, accidents, etc near you. Awesome tool!
ScoreCenter (ESPN) – Updates you on YOUR teams as it happens. Makes football season even more awesome!
Square – Accept credit cards with your iPhone…too awesomely convenient. (Paypal is coming out with this as well so stay tuned).
What are your favorite iPhone apps?
Did you hear about the upcoming Social Media Seminar?
Did you know I’m hiring?
Have you been to my Facebook page?
I will be expanding my Facebook classes and social media seminars to multiple cities throughout the U.S. and I’m looking to hire several people in various locations.
Find and book venues for seminars and classes
Manage all logistics for the event
Market the events through social media, blogging, word of mouth, biz2biz, press releases, etc
Direct attendees to register for the seminars online.
How it works:
I’ll give you a schedule and budget to work with to book the venues and and what type of venue and you go from there. I, of course will also market the event so it’s a win-win.
Pay is based on paid attendees. The more people who show, the more you make. The more seminars you book, the more you make. You will be paid on a percentage structure. If there are 15 paid attendees, you receive 15% of the fee amount. If there are 25 paid attendees, you receive 25%. Bonuses are paid for staying below a budgeted amount on venue and event costs.
Book as many seminars as you can and I can fly to wherever so it has endless potential.
The seminars are a 7 hour day long seminar usually from 8am-4pm that are primarily for business owners or their employees and teaches them everything they need to know about marketing their business via social media. They will learn Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, blogging, Google +, tools, resources, tips and tricks and so much more.
Must be proficient in social media
Must have sales and marketing experience
Must be a people person and actively network in the business community
Must excel in organization
Heavily connected in business community a plus
Social media skills, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn, is a major plus.
This is a part-time, contracted position.
All the info for classes and seminars is here on my website http://ChandaGunter.com under the “services” tab.
Let me know if you have any questions and if your interested.
So I’m getting ready to move back to my home state of TEXAS (can you tell I’m excited?) and couldn’t be happier! Because of this move I decided to send out my resume to see what and who bites. It’s been pretty exciting to see my prospects but one problem I keep seeing are companies out there that seem to think website developers, graphic designers, and social media experts are all the same person. No doubt there are some extremely talented folks out there who can do all 3 but it is not the majority.
Let me clarify that…anyone can post on Facebook and Twitter, even the best web guy/graphic guy but that doesn’t mean they know how to market your business.
Social media is best used as a team effort between the marketing department and the web media department because they really are 2 different jobs. No disrespect here for the web guys as they are truly a valuable asset. If I ever go back to school I would no doubt focus my efforts on graphic design or web design just to make myself that much more valuable but for now, good content is key and a creative mind can always outsource a web guy.