Attending conferences are much like Facebook Advertising, a paid amplification tool. There’s no point to attending unless you are clear on why you are there and who you want to connect with. Otherwise it is a waste of your time.Continue Reading →
It’s getting close to that time again, also known as the silly season, it’s a time for lots of celebrating which means lots of food, drinks and socialising with family, friends and business associates. It can be amazing, but can also be a headache if a few things are not fully considered.
Growing your online presence doesn’t have to mean that you have to jump to spending money.
In fact if you maximise your online presence organically first, before doing paid advertising, you will actually maximise your paid advertising budget. It’s important for these reasons to build your presence organically with who you know first so you don’t waste your marketing budget unnecessarily.
Social media management is about achieving your business goals.
I started working with Serena Dot Ryan in June 2017. As the first employee, it took 4 months for the hiring process. It’s fantastic that I’m sitting here, but that’s not what makes me valuable. It’s my ability to network, learn fast and contribute to the success of our business goals. Just like your social media presence.Continue Reading →
You should not do anything online unless it’s adding value to your business. Hashtags are thrown around as an essential part of being online. But when it comes to business are they helpful or a hazard? The simple answer is they can be both. I don’t always use hashtags because of this. Despite popular belief, you don’t need to always use hashtags. So with this in mind, here is a brief explanation of hashtags and 4 ways I use hashtags to support my business.
I get it. When you start in business, the challenge is to get business. 2 ½ years ago I started Serena Dot Ryan. I started from scratch in the business sense. I had 25 years working experience as an employee, but I was a complete beginner as a business owner. Continue Reading →
25 years ago when I was asked what I wanted to be when I left school, I said a fighter pilot. When I actually left school 2 year later I took on a traineeship as a florist. 25 years ago the job (read company) I have now, didn’t exist.
I love teaching others. This love of teaching comes from loving learning. When you approach life as a learner regardless of experience or knowledge, you’re in the box seat to win. Attending the 2017 Social Media Marketing World was a perfect opportunity to learn.
As a business owner, you go to business meetings, networking events and conferences. You meet new people all the time. You end up with pockets full of business cards. Every single one of these business cards is an opportunity. Rather than just add them to your email database and automatically send them emails (I do not recommend this!), use digital to enhance the initial connection and create opportunities.