Today’s quick questions and Answers About Marketing come via Facebook
Question 1 via a Facebook business group:
On one of my business groups, a business owner posted this request:
I have a fast-growing, highly engaged natural hair community. By *natural hair* I mean ethnic women who choose not to use chemical hair straighteners.
Think of it like this: “I’ve got big hair and I don’t care!”! I started the group as a hobby, but would love ideas for how to monetize it. They want healthy, long hair and ideas for styling it. They are addicted to hair products and how-to videos. There are a TON of free hair tutorials online. It’s ridiculous. I don’t want to make hair products or start a magazine.
Here is a DEMO video created based on info on a website, to give an idea of the type of “marketing video” which can be used for local business owners:
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Podcast Episode 015
Today’s podcast is “Facebook Questions & Answers” with questions from Darryl and Mary-Louise. We cover the difference between Personal Profiles and Pages, as well as whether it’s a good idea to allow Facebook to import all your email contacts. Mary-Louise also asks about her strategy for creating banner images to use in Facebook – which I definitely agree with.
Let me know if you have any questions or anything to share about your Facebook experiences.
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Can an Editorial Calendar really work? I hear this question a lot and the short answer is, “Yes, it can!”. The long answer is, “Yes, it can if you set it up properly and use it consistently.”. I know people who use all types of ways to remind themselves when to write on their blog, here are just a few:
- To Do Lists (paper and online)
- Spreadsheets (printed and online)
- Marketing Websites where you may or may not pay a monthly fee to schedule all your tasks
- Task Scheduling software (again you may or may not have to pay, depending on the brand)
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How to Schedule Your Posts on an Editorial Calendar inside your Website
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I often receive questions about which business licences and registration forms are absolutely necessary for small businesses, and today I’d like to share a link with you to provide everything you need:
Vic Govt Business Requirements
The main licences and forms are:
- Australian Business Number (ABN) Registration form
- Tax File Number (TFN) Registration form
- Goods & Services Tax (GST) Registration form
- Pay As You Go Taxation (PAYG) Registration form
- Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) Registration form
If you’re not sure what you need, don’t forget to pop over to the Victorian Government Website:
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Which business licences and registration forms do I need for my business in Victoria, Australia?
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I’ve just published my first Kindle book, “50 Quick and Easy Website Tips” and it’s very exciting!
For years I’ve been saying, “I’ve got a couple of books in me waiting to come out!” and in the past 12 months I’ve actually written a few (finally got them out of my head) and they’re now sitting on my computer, ready and waiting to see the light of day.
Now I’ve gone through the learning curve of creating a Kindle book, publishing it on Amazon and feeling like a “published Author”, I’ll be able to put some of my other book projects through the same process — and I can’t wait!
I did it — I’ve been talking about it for a long time, just never took the plunge … until today when I decided to learn how to use Google Hangouts for the first time!
I contacted two colleagues in Melbourne and we agreed on a time – one had tried a Hangout with her grandmother, but other than that, none of us had a clue.
It was a good chuckle after I added them to my first Hangout, and then we spent a few minutes trying to work out what the cameras were doing (jumping from who’s speaking now, to who’s speaking next!).
Have you been seeing some great Kindle books for free or at very little cost, but because you don’t have a Kindle you thought you couldn’t read them?
Well I’m about to open up a whole new world for you – YES you can read Kindle books, and it’s very easy to set up.
Step 1 – Sign up for an amazon account
The first step is to sign up for an Amazon.com account if you don’t already have one (and at no cost, it’s a no-brainer):
pop over to http://amazon.com
Join me for this wonderful occasion!
On the 7th March, 2014 my regular Friday local business-owners’ meet-up will be dedicated to INTERNATIONAL WOMENS’ DAY.
- Friday 7th March, 2014
- 8:00am to 9:30am
- The Beach Shack Cafe
- 818 Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach Qld
- Wear PURPLE & GREEN if you can 🙂
Please contact me via phone or text message to confirm your attendance:
- Teena Hughes on 0408-801-808
- Each attendee pays for their own breakfast and drinks.
I look forward to meeting you, and hearing your stories about your journeys and triumphs.