I went through the most amazing social media course this past week. It’s called Social Marketing Results.
I don’t usually get through a course in a week but this one kept my attention.
It has actionable ideas and focused strategies for getting results. But it also addresses ALL the problems I hate when it comes to social marketing.
- Poor engagement. I’ve work hard at engaging on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ with comments and sharing but I don’t always get the engagement and participation I expect.
- Too Few Likes & Shares. My biggest frustrations is getting new “Likes” for my Facebook Page. I’ve had good luck with getting comments on my blog but people weren’t necessarily liking my FB page or sharing my posts across my favorite networks like I’d hoped.
- Not the right connections. New followers on Twitter are OK but my followers aren’t necessarily people that I want to connect with. They simply want me to follow them back. You know, the ‘You follow me I’ll follow you‘ syndrome. That’s pointless to me.
‘Social Media Results’ absolutely got my attention.
But there’s also a little more to the story than that.
The course was created by Lynn Terry of Clicknewz.
Lynn is a creative person. She thinks outside the box and those traits come through in everything she does, so taking her course was a no brainer for me.
But what qualifies Lynn to be an expert in Social media marketing?
Rather than hearing from me what I think, I’m going to let you hear it for yourself right from Lynn.
Can you tell that Lynn loves what she does? And she’s an awesome teacher.
But more than that she’s someone who freely shares the strategies, tips and advice that she developed herself. These aren’t just repeated strategies, they’re the very things she does to get more leads, traffic advertisers, and sales herself, and if you follow Lynn at all you know how successful she is.
Here’s also an interview I did with Lynn To show you what sets Lynn apart from the rest
Liz: Why is social media so important to online business today and how does someone new to the web know what’s the best channel to reach their audience?
Lynn: Social Media is not only a huge source of traffic but it’s also great for brand recognition & reputation, market feedback, direct promotions (meaning: sales), and even affects your rankings in the major search engines. To say it’s important to online business today would be an understatement – it’s practically required to achieve the level of success online business owners want to see.
Social Media is also important for offline businesses, retailers and even major brands as you can see from the promotion via mainstream media and how active they are online via social channels.
As for the best channel to reach your audience, the short answer is to go where they are. For service based businesses and those that target professionals, LinkedIn is ideal. If you’re looking to work with Brands, you’ll find them most active on Twitter. Google+ is heavily populated by a tech savvy male market, while Pinterest is primarily female users.
Liz: I’ve been following you for years as a super affiliate so why did you choose social marketing to be your first big signature product?
Lynn: Social Marketing Results was ideal as my first “Signature Product” because it’s the perfect combination of all the topics I’m best known for on my blog and in my tutorials.
I teach very organic, very focused marketing strategies. I’ve been saying for years that “Social Media Rank” will be bigger than PageRank ever was. So teaching this topic was a perfect fit for me and a perfect combination of the variety of sub-topics I often teach like: creating unique and interesting content, content optimization, building a solid (FUN) business with long-term profit potential, etc.
This is actually the first in a micro-topical training series I’m releasing, but it got such amazing feedback that I sat down and fleshed it out into a more detailed training course – complete with worksheets, checklists, and a private group for ongoing help & creative ideas.
Liz: What’s your advice for people with limited time and resources for social media?
Lynn: I teach a very efficient method for using Social Media, with the fastest results.
I’m a big believer in using Time Blocks for productivity. I recommend investing a mere 15-30 minutes a day. Having a consistent presence is much more important than the amount of time you spend in one sitting. Fortunately, having a clear objective and a focused strategy seriously cuts down the amount of time you *need* to spend, which is exactly what I teach in Social Marketing Results.
Liz: I know you’ve never been a big fan of automation but there’s so much of it available. What do you think about automation in social marketing?
Lynn: There are very few instances where I recommend automation. I cover this in my guide, along with resources for those that do want to use such tools. But in most cases, you want to post updates to each social channel manually, to get the most out of it. It literally only takes a few seconds to do, which I demonstrate in my training video and the live examples in the PDF guide. The tools exist because there is a market for doing things quicker and easier. I teach quick and easy methods that actually get better results.
Liz: What are some of the common mistakes you see people making when it comes to social marketing?
Lynn: Most of the “mistakes” I see boil down to a lack of understanding – or not knowing how to properly use social media for the best results. One of the more common of those “mistakes” is simply posting your links across multiple channels, or using it as a one-way broadcasting system, without taking full advantage of all the amazing ways social media can give your business a serious boost!
Liz: What is the one thing that sets you and your Social Marketing results course apart from all the other social marketing training out there?
Lynn: There are three things that really set this product apart from the rest: 1) I focus on free, easy, organic social marketing strategies. Meaning there’s no major financial investment or complicating advertising systems to master. 2) I use live examples from my own niche site, and show how these strategies can be used in any niche, and in any business model.
And 3) I actually help people implement what they learn from me! Unlike most guides or courses where you’re left to implement on your own, I have set up a Private Facebook Group to continue to share live examples and offer feedback. We have a really great group actively working on implementing the steps, modeling the examples, and showing off results.
Liz: There are still quite a few online marketers that feel social marketing is a waste of time and provides very little value as compared to advertising or focusing completely on search engine optimization. What do you have to say to those individuals?
Lynn: If you’re not leveraging Social Media to the max, you’re really missing out! Not just in terms of marketing, traffic, sales and conversions. But also in connections and opportunities, which I illustrate throughout my guide and in our private group.
Now that we have the mainstream media and the general public on board and incredibly active on Social Media, it would be a mistake to ignore or avoid it.
After more than 16 years in business online, I have more of a historical view of the internet and it’s evolution from start to present. One thing I would advise against is “having all of your eggs in too few baskets” – and ignoring the obvious.
Liz: Looking ahead from today Lynn, where do you see social media headed?
Lynn: From this point forward, and with the continued growth of the mobile industry, social will continue to be more and more integrated into our daily lives and our communications & shopping experiences. Now is definitely the time to take it seriously!
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What I love most about Lynn is that she freely shares what she knows and her course clearly demonstrates her own live case studies and strategies that you can study and apply to your own business.
The course is FULL of these types of creative examples. In fact the guide has 63 pages of examples, actionable ideas and tips that will put your social marketing into high gear.
In a recent podcast that featured Lynn I heard her say that when she created this course she put it together with the intention of offering at least one great idea or tip on every page of the guide.
She absolutely accomplished that. In fact the idea I used from page 19 of the guide was just one tip that has already generated potential income for my blog.
I’m so excited! Talk about an AH-HA moment
Who Needs This Social Marketing Results Course?
Anyone who needs more leads, traffic, advertisers, and sales using social media but who is spending hours at social marketing with less than stellar results.
The course isn’t about how to get more blog comments, or more twitter and Facebook followers. And it’s certainly not about sitting at your computer all hours of the day making blog comments, re-tweeting, liking and sharing.
It’s about finding a strategy that works for you while also gaining the focus you need to see BIG RESULTS in a shorter period of time.
With the strategies that Lynn demonstrates you’ll get far better results with your efforts in a much shorter time. In fact Lynn advocates that effective social marketing should only take only about 15- 20 minutes a day, maybe 30 minutes at the most.
Yes that’s right! No more than 30 minutes a day!
It’s about working smarter with your social media, not harder. Very good stuff!
And if you’re someone that needs personal help with something, Lynn’s course includes a Private Facebook social marketing community that you’ll become a part of. Just ask a question, it doesn’t matter how trivial, and you’ll get a response.
It’s an amazing group of individuals that’s growing as we speak
Here’s just some of what you can expect to get out of this course.
- How to use shareable content to promote
- How to leverage the success of market leaders, bloggers and merchants in your niche.
- How to create attention getting social media posts.
- How to make sales with social media
- How to get well respected market leaders to promote ‘small potatoes’ (like me
- How to use ‘share bait’ to boost your engagement levels.
- Live links and examples, webinars, work sheets, videos and one-on-one Facebook group connections.
So there you have it my friends.
If you’ve been frustrated with social media marketing, and who hasn’t, this is your chance to get a big leg up on how to use simple, creative (FREE) social marketing strategies that will give your online business the boost it needs.
Lynn is offering her course for $77 which I think is a bargain. There’s so much bang for your buck here, and with all the rave reviews Lynn gets on a daily basis I expect the price will go up any day now so you don’t want to delay.
I’m confident you’ll love Social Marketing Results as much as I do. In fact I’d be very surprised if you didn’t …but just it case you don’t you have nothing to lose with Lynn’s 30 day money back guarantee.
So let me ask you, how are your social marketing results coming along?
P.S. BTW, the link to find out more about Social Marketing Results is my affiliate link. If you purchase I will get a commission, however commission is paid by product owners, not by you. But also I only endorse products I use and more importantly they come from authors I trust and respect, and Lynn is one of my most trusted. Your patronage is always appreciated as it helps me continue my work here at Homenotion.
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