This is me

I’m with my son, Dominic, in this picture.

I am a blogger learning about social media marketing.  The main theme is to be able to make relationships with people.  Also, help solve a problem your friends have. 

This is the link to my blog https://lindaraesramblings.com.  I’m on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  My blog is on WordPress.

Some People I Follow

I’m sure you have favorite people that you follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. So do I. The first person I am going to tell you about is Gillian Perkins. I found her on YouTube when I started this blog. She is a very wise young lady. Her videos are about living, entrepreneurship and success. She teaches about starting a business, making money with a blog and posting on social media. And she helps everyone who watches her YouTube videos to learn how she makes money on YouTube. Go and watch her so you can get her wisdom too.

The next person I follow is Afra. Her blog is at https://shemeansblogging.com/. She teaches about making money with a blog and getting your blog more visitors through social media. She put a couple of her blog posts on Pinterest and I read them. Then I started to follow her. And now I am in a group she runs on Facebook. Cool. Right?

The next two people that I follow are family. My sister Patty Lee and her daughter Crystal. My sister and I sell cosmetics and my niece sells Lularoe. They both do live presentations on Facebook to show the newest items. It’s fun to watch them and sometimes I buy something from my niece.

Now back to YouTube, I just started watching “The Sunny Show”. She teaches how to have a YouTube channel and get subscribers.

And another person on YouTube is T Bone who teaches about a game I like called Legendary Game of Heroes.

There are shows about life hacks that are interesting and I always watch the How-to videos if I have a new gadget or need help with repairs around the house.

I said all of this to show you that everyone can use social media for sales. Looking back at the people I follow and what they do to help their community helps me understand that we can all find a way to help others on social media and make money at the same time.

If you have tried some of these things, let me know what you tried and how it worked for you.

More About Facebook

These are closed groups that my sister and niece have on Facebook. They both do live videos to sell their products in these groups.  The groups are private and only the administrators can admit someone in.  The members have exclusive access to the live videos. This affords first pick of the products shown.

The reason this is so appealing to potential customers is not only because they are invited into a private group but also because they can see the person who is selling the products.

Facebook for Marketing

This is a huge subject so we will take it apart.  We all know that Facebook is the most familiar social media.  It is great for keeping in touch with family and friends and to play games with many other gamers on Facebook.  It is a great platform for all of our personal relationships.  But there are other things we can do. We can use it to invite people to events, to set up a group page and have a business page.  The blogs we post can be sent to our personal page and our other pages.

One of the ways to use a group for a business is to set it up for invited potential customers only. This way you can be pretty sure they are interested in your business. Some of these groups have games and live videos. It is a great way to build a relationship with people interested in what you have to offer. Speaking of live videos, this is the best way to catch your audience’s attention. It is why we see so many videos on all social media. People love them and when they see someone they know it is even more attractive. So think about it. You might find live videos to be the best way to start that relationship with your customers.

There is one important thought to keep in mind. Always keep interacting with those that show interest. If someone asks about something you are showing on a video, personal message (PM) them. You may find this the best way to close the sale.

That’s all for now. Go try these ideas. Next time I will have more about Facebook.