Instagram is Great

Here we are and it’s time to show you something about Instagram. This is so much fun and I know you will love it too.

First of all, the pictures are beautiful and everything is so different. As you may know, I’m an older woman and thought Instagram was only for young people. Wrong, wrong, wrong! Just like life and the internet, it’s for everyone. Check out my Instagram page here. https://www.instagram.com/lindarae7755/

Did you know that Instagram has a video platform called IGTV? It is very addicting. Also, it is a great way to get people to see who you are and to want to follow you. Which in turn grows your audience. Then more customers will click the links to your websites.

This is the best thing about social media, having the ability to have your website link everywhere. Right now I think 💭 Instagram is so fantastic! Try it if you haven’t and see for yourself.

If you like this post, please hit like. I appreciate you very much. I’ll be back soon with more information about social media marketing and how I’m doing in the process. 😊🌺💕

On A Side Note

I have been learning so much about social media and the ways it helps with marketing. There are many reasons to have a web page with links to your social media. The first and most important reason is that by doing so we make a connection with our visitors in a more personal way.

So, all of the social media sites that are linked on the website must be professional and show who is behind the website. Be yourself and let your followers know you. Use lots of pictures and stories. Interact with as many people as possible by liking their content and commenting. In other words be friendly. Something great might happen, you could make a new friend.

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.

Exploring Twitter for Marketing

Twitter is a very popular social networking tool. We re tweet the articles the president to be so vocal and public on Twitter. Now I think everyone knows about Twitter ads, but did you know that you can re share your blog on Twitter and increase your number of readers? This is a free way to advertise your blog. And Twitter allows it as long as you stay within their teat are meaningful to us. We want to share these thoughts with others. Even President Trump uses Twitter. I believe he is the first president to be so vocal and public on Twitter.

Now I think everyone knows about Twitter ads, but did you know that you can re share your blog on Twitter and increase your number of readers? This is a free way to advertise your blog. And Twitter allows it as long as you stay within their terms of service.

How fantastic is that?! We are able to have our voice heard by even more people.

My Twitter profile page

Now, why is it so important that we bloggers get so many people to read our blog and ultimately to follow us? Because we can then begin to put ads on our blog in order to make some money. This also helps the advertisers get new potential customers.

So, I hope this will help you to share your blog on Twitter.

YouTube for Social Media Marketing

Think about how fun it is to watch a short video with interesting colors and antics.  YouTube is so popular and fun.  It is perfect for displaying your products. You will need to get a Channel for that.  I don’t have one yet. 

There is a way to make money by making your own videos or making a compilation of someone else’s videos (you must show credit for the maker of the original video).

 I just found out that 5 Minute Crafts makes these compilations.  They have a huge following and I am one of their subscribers. Here is a link to a video.

 It is mind-boggling to think of all the possibilities pertaining to this particular social media platform in regard to marketing.