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Mall math connect conversion engagement instagram mall math sales small business Nov 22, 2022

When was the last time you visited a mall?

The malls of my childhood are long gone, but let's pretend we are back in a bustling mall in...

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We don't want to hear about it Nov 21, 2022

Prices are going up.

WE KNOW!

We hear about it all of the time.

We have heard about inflation and price increases and that everyone...

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You hire house cleaners? Part THREE hiring house loyalty reciprocity sticky Nov 18, 2022

The funny thing is, I started writing about house cleaners a couple days ago because something happened last week that made me think, "I...

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You hire house cleaners? Part TWO advertising hiring house should story storytelling Nov 17, 2022

I "SHOULD" be able to do this on my own.

Have you heard the phrase "stop shoulding on yourself"?

It's so ridiculous and I love it....

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You hire house cleaners? part ONE help hiring service small business Nov 16, 2022

I employed house cleaners about 5 years ago. At first, they came once a month to help with some deeper cleaning in my house. I was...

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Share until you care care content email experience instagram lightning share share easy Nov 15, 2022

Remember the old phrase "sharing is caring"?

In my 2 minutes of research, I couldn't find where it originated, but it is fun to see how...

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I made you look content music social media Nov 15, 2022

If you haven't been online for more than a week, then maybe you haven't heard the new Meghan Trainor song "I made you look"!

But if you...

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Finally we can pre-share!! instagram news schedule share easy Nov 13, 2022

You can now SCHEDULE your shares on Instagram!! FINALLY!!

Just like all new features, this will take some time to roll out for all...

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98% of people on social say this connect face fame social media Nov 10, 2022

That could be a SLIGHT exaggeration, but not much.

I would say about 98% of people I talk to about social media tell me this: "I don't...

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Excuses excuses audience excuses social media Nov 09, 2022

"Sorry I didn't post yesterday..."

"I know it's been a while..."

"So many of you have asked where I've been..."

"We've been so slammed...

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Accident-al good problems family problems rambling Nov 09, 2022

My son got in a car accident last night.

He is ok. The other driver is ok. 

We are thanking our stars for all involved being...

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Sweating holidays algorithm holidays reels small business social media tiktok Nov 07, 2022

Every year.

Every single year there are posts and memes and articles and complaints about how the holidays creep in earlier and earlier.

...
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Deleted? Disappeared? content creation delete disappeared disappointment Nov 05, 2022

Yesterday I wrote a blog post that I thought nailed it!

It was gone today.

Last week I created a Reel I worked on for WAY...

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Reels are trendy connect instagram reels tiktok trends Nov 03, 2022

TikTok videos are trendy.

Trends are great for a few minutes of fun. And to get new eyeballs on your content and offers.

But the very...

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No time to create content content system instagram small business Nov 03, 2022

Listen, I get it.

Sometimes it feels like there just isn't enough time in the day. Especially when running a business.

Especially when...

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Not for you marketing social media Nov 02, 2022

The most difficult thing to learn in marketing is also one of the most generous.

That is this phrase:

This is not for you.

But we want...

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Halloween IG glitches glitches instagram instagramdown Oct 31, 2022

Holy Instagram Glitches, Bat-friend!

Did you see all of the glitches on Instagram this morning?

Millions of accounts were “kicked...

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Miss a Day writing Oct 29, 2022

What happens when you miss a day?

Sharing on social media or your blog or email?

I set a goal to write every day, M–F on this blog....

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If you think you're the hero... audience marketing Oct 27, 2022

You might be the villain.

WHOA!

Hear me out. In messaging and marketing, we often talk about making the customer the hero.

The buyer is...

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Trending audio is OUT instagram trends Oct 26, 2022

A trend is out?

Say it isn't so.

Trending audio has been on the lips and minds of Instagram creators and coaches for over a year. And I...

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What's for dinner? content content system instagram social media Oct 25, 2022

Does that question send chills down your spine like it does for me?

When you answer the "What's for dinner?" how often are you met with...

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Want to learn more? Teach. learn sprint teach Oct 24, 2022

There is this quote from Napoleon Hill I came across recently:

"The more one tries to teach a subject, the more one learns about it."

...

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Trolls never buy attention connect instagram social media Oct 21, 2022

Have you ever had a "troll" comment on your posts or videos?

If you had a brick and mortar store and someone came in and asked to use...

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Hooks without words attention hook instagram reels social media tiktok Oct 20, 2022

Someone recently said they hate the term "hook" because it makes people sound like fish.

And that we just want to catch them.

I mean, I...

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