Myths & Misconceptions: Is Social Media Necessary for My Online Business?

By Jennie Lyon / September 26, 2023
Is Social Media Necessary for My Online Business?

Hey there, friends! Today, we’re diving into a topic near and dear to my heart – social media and the myths and misconceptions surrounding it. It’s hard to imagine a world without it now, as social media has transformed how we connect and share information in our personal lives and reshaped the landscape of online business. By seamlessly fitting it into your digital marketing strategy, social media is a game-changer for achieving online success. So, let’s delve deeper to help you unlock its incredible potential and debunk some myths and misconceptions. Overview: Debunking Common Social Media Misconceptions Before diving headfirst…

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TikTok Reels vs. YouTube Shorts: Unique Short-Form Videos!

By Jennie Lyon / August 8, 2023
The Ultimate Showdown: TikTok Reels vs. YouTube Shorts - Unraveling the World of Short-Form Videos!

Hey there, my fellow digital creators! I’m thrilled to dive into the exciting world of short-form videos with you. As entrepreneurs, we know that grabbing our audience’s attention in a heartbeat is the name of the game. Today, we’re embarking on an epic journey to utilize the unique powers of two short-form video giants: TikTok Reels and YouTube Shorts. So, grab your favorite cup of coffee, get cozy, and let’s immerse ourselves in the captivating realm of bite-sized content with short-form videos! Content Overview Understanding TikTok Reels and YouTube Shorts: Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to know our…

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How to Create a Strategic Social Media Monthly Content Plan

By Jennie Lyon / January 24, 2023
How To Create A Strategic Social Media Monthly Content Plan

Creating a strategic social media monthly content plan is essential to achieving your business objectives and engaging your target audience. With the ever-changing landscape of social media, it can be difficult to know where to start. We get that. That’s why in today’s episode, I will walk you through the steps of creating a plan that will help you to increase brand awareness, drive website traffic, and generate leads.  Blog Overview:  Define Your Social Media Goals Before creating any content, it is important to define your social media plan’s objectives clearly. This will help to ensure that all of your…

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How to Create and Schedule a Year’s Worth of Instagram Stories in One Morning

By Jennie Lyon / May 25, 2021
JLVAS Blog Images-Schedule a year's worth of Instagram stories in one morning

How often do you check out the Instagram Stories that show up at the top of your account? As a digital marketing expert, I think that Instagram Stories are a brilliant addition to Instagram (and the other platforms like Twitter that are introducing similar features). Instagram Stories are a limited-time form of social media: short-form videos only available for 24 hours. While this might seem like a downside, it’s actually a big plus! People rush to watch the Stories while available, boosting the number of eyes on your posts! As videos tend to have a well, video component to them,…

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How to Create a 3-Month Content Marketing Calendar in 1 Hour (Free Template!)

By Jennie Lyon / August 4, 2020
How to Create a 3-Month Content Calendar in 1 Hour + Free Template

Want to know an online business secret? Content equals growth!  It’s true! Content creation has been the core of everything I’ve done with my businesses for the past 20 years. However, when I took my content creation to the next level that is when my business really took off.  Take my green lifestyle blog, Sweet Greens. Haha! Are you thinking, What? She has a green lifestyle blog too? Sweet Greens was born of my passion for environmental causes and green products. It started as a simple blog (I thought it would be a fun way to document the fun eco-friendly…

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How to Grow Your Email List with Social Media Marketing

By Jennie Lyon / July 7, 2020
How to Grow Your Email List with Social Media Marketing

So let me ask, how many years have you been building your email list? Time and time again on consultation calls, I hear from potential clients who want to focus ALL of their marketing efforts on social media. But here’s the thing: you don’t “own” your social media followers. I’ve tragically seen clients’ accounts closed down by Facebook & Instagram (sometimes for no reason, just a simple mistake), meaning that they lose those followers forever or at least until they can get a hold of someone who can help! Plus, as you know, Facebook likes to choose who sees your…

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How to Create a Month’s Worth of Social Media in 1 Day

By Jennie Lyon / June 23, 2020

Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? That’s usually what I hear from most small business owners. They start the day ready to blow through their to-do lists, but still have half the list left at the end of hours. That’s usually because their time gets used up by small, time-consuming tasks like creating and scheduling social media as part of their digital marketing strategy. Personally, I write/design/schedule a month’s worth of social media content on Saturday or Sunday morning. I’ve developed a system over the years where I get up early and have it…

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How Facebook Makes it Easy for Small Businesses to Advertise to their Audience

By Jennie Lyon / September 24, 2019

How much time do you spend on Facebook every day? I’m not just talking about your personal account, but also your professional one. If you’re a small business owner, then you should absolutely have a significant professional presence on Facebook (and other social media networks). Facebook is one of the most popular social media channels in the world, with over 2.4 billion users and over 1.56 billion daily users. There are 9.3 million in Florida alone! That’s a lot of horn honking Floridians! Those kinds of numbers can give you a massive reach to connect with both current and potential…

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Watch Out Facebook! New Social Media Kids on the Block!

By Jennie Lyon / September 16, 2019
New Social Media kids on the block

Do you remember MySpace? How about Friendster? Or a more recent example, Google Plus? These were some major players in the social media scene but today? They’re gone, replaced with newer, better social networks. It’s incredible how even giants can be worn down by time and innovation. Perhaps even… Facebook? Facebook is still the king of social media and should be a key component of every small business’s social media strategy, but it isn’t the only one out there. Other social media networks are popping up every year, looking to dethrone the king. As a marketer, I need to be…

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Adapt Your Social Media Content Across Every Social Media Channel

By Jennie Lyon / September 10, 2019
JLVAS How to adapt your social media content across every social media channel

Cross-country marketing can be a fascinating thing. Companies can take the exact same product but market it entirely differently depending on the country they are in. For example, there might be completely different advertising campaigns for a product like Pepsi in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. This is despite the fact that they’re all located on the same continent, two of them primarily speak English, and it’s the same product. It all has to do with local conventions of the media, cultural differences, and values when it comes to marketing. Marketing on social media is a little bit like…

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