You know how you have approximately a bazillion different social media links you want to share with your customers and no easy way to share them? Or you have an Instagram account and want to easily share multiple links with your followers to find you on other platforms or how to shop with you? You know what I am talking about, right?
What if I told you that there is now a way to have all of your links in one spot? One link to share with followers, customers, and friends. Sounds too good to be true, right? It’s not! Enter Campsite. Campsite is this magical website that allows you to link you social media accounts (they even have the icons for you!), your shopping link, blog articles, Facebook group, and more… all in one spot. It also gives you the ability to customize it with custom color options, font selection, and more. You can make it look like you and your branding! Pretty awesome, right?
Now that you have magically created this amazing Campsite link with all your info, you have a “funky” link to share with people and hope they remember it. What if I told you that you could now set up a domain redirect to be able to share a custom link with your followers and fans?
Domain redirect?! What are you talking about? Instead of trying to explain it, let me show you! I have two. You can check them both out… www.mamaneedsamani.com. See how it took you to my Tap.Bio link? Check out the link in your browser, it no longer has my domains listed.
That’s it! Now you have one pretty link to share far and wide. You can use the link on your business cards (my card says “connect with me” and my link), list it on your Facebook profile, share it when you are out and about, and I am sure there are other places I am not even thinking about.
How excited are you? What links are you going to include on your social tree link?
In direct sales or social selling, a question that comes up often is, “what kind of presence do I need on Facebook?” Do you need a Facebook Business Page? What about a Facebook group? Do you need both? Why or why not? I know it’s something I questioned when I switched direct sales brands late last year. Do I still need all the things?
The first question you truly need to ask yourself is if Facebook is a platform you want to be on and if your ideal client is on this platform. If it is, then continue on.
Your Facebook Business Page is designed to be the store front of your business online.
Fun fact: Did you know that a Facebook Business Page has SEO and is searchable and found on Google? That means that when someone goes online to search for something, you have the potential to show up. Making sure you complete your Business Page in it’s entirety will help to give you maximum visibility.
Facebook has updated their focus to be very community-centric. And the best place to build community on Facebook is in a Facebook group. Why? Because people feel a sense of belonging and security when they are in a group with other like-minded individuals. Your people will find their tribe in your group.
So now we know what a Facebook Business Page and a Facebook group are, but how do they work together?
Great question! Imagine your business as a brick & mortar storefront. Your business page is equivalent to what customers see when they are on the street deciding if they want to come in your shop or not. So, post things on your page that intrigue them, draw them in.
Your Facebook group is inside your shop where they get to know you. You get to dictate how much they know you, but building community and friendships will keep it going in the right direction. You want to make them feel comfortable and to keep coming back.
I was chatting with a friend about this recently and made a comment about how it could look like anything you want… and my first thought was of Central Perk (Friends reference, y’all). It looked like a warm, inviting place from the outside and I sure felt like I was sitting on those couches with the Friends once we were on the inside. I know not everyone wants a Central Perk, but think about what it is you do want and then work to create that atmosphere online.
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“Take the high road. It’s less crowded and has the best views.” A wise woman that I admire says this often. To me this statement means to always lead with value. To always follow your moral compass. It may be lonelier, it may be harder, but it will always be worth it.
Today has been an interesting day in the direct sales world. One brand is in transition (some would call this brand my competition) and another brand is making an attempt to extend a hand to those consultants that are unsure about the transition. This type of thing doesn’t happen a lot, so when it does, the direct sales world goes a little crazy trying to figure out what to do, how to handle it, and so forth.
The consultants of the brand in transition have had a rough few weeks during this transition and yesterday they thought that it was finally starting to settle and they would be able to focus on going forward. Then today, brand #2, tried to show they support those consultants with an offer, but due to how some have handled sharing the offer, brand #2’s message is feeling spammy, yucky, and less than what anyone wants.
If you know me at all, then you know that all I have wanted to do the last few weeks is reach out to anyone I have ever even gotten to know a little bit and offer them a hug once I learned about the crazy that was going on. However, I have been so hesitant to do so because I never wanted them to think I was doing it in any way that was less than genuine and authentic. I did reach out to a few just to see how they were doing and hoped that the others I knew had close friends they were relying on for support. Oh, and p.s. I am a consultant for brand #2.
Then today happened. I have chosen to take that high road that I mentioned above and lead from a place of abundance. I am supporting my direct sales sisters that come to me. I am supporting them the best I can in Suitelandia. I am supporting my team by leading by example. I am not reaching out to any of my friends to tell them about an “amazing” deal because it feels icky to me. In attraction marketing, leading from the front, coming from a place of abundance, and sharing value is what it’s all about. To me, it also means that being in integrity starts with me. It may be harder, it may be frustrating, but at the end of the day, I know I have done my part. Staying in my own lane and helping those around me is what I do best.
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We live very sheltered lives. I mean we have internet, HVAC in our homes, vehicles, TV, cell phones, and all the main first world conveniences. We also have all of the #firstworldproblems - those little annoyances that nag us, annoy us, and RUIN our WHOLE day!! But do they though? Really?
They steal our joy.
We need to remember that those aren't real problems. Yes people in first world countries have problems, real problems, but those first world problems aren't it. Yet, we give them power to control our moods and mental energy.
When we give these small problems power, we can no longer focus on serving others, loving others, praying, and simply being kind. Focusing on first world problems can and will consume our days. They turn our attention inward, to ourselves, instead of letting our minds see, experience, and move through the world looking for little joys all around us. When they have the power we can no longer see others we can help, or pray for. We no longer have time to stop and see what our kids want to share with us. We can no longer simply sit on the couch with our partner and be with them.
If we can reduce our obsession with our personal little annoyances and focus on those around us, with kindness, can you imagine the difference it would make in our world?
I'm also not suggesting we focus on others so much that we forget about ourselves and over-spend our emotional and spiritual tanks. Not suggesting that at all. I'm just trying to help spread a little joy and kindness to those around by looking up from my phone, my work, my unfocused frustrated tirade I'm letting loose inside my brain. If we can all look up from ourselves and observe the people around us. Look for chances to help spread a little kindness. If we can try to pay-it-forward whenever we can. Can you just imagine the difference it will make?
Have you ever closed 279,435 tabs on your web browser? Or refused to close them because you're afraid you'll close something important?
Yeah. Me neither.
For real though. I know if my computer had half as much RAM as it did, and my internet was faster than 5mbps I'd probably leave all of my tabs open on the regular. As it stands though, I cannot. So, what's a girl to do?
I don't know about everyone, but I'll gladly tell you what I do.
First, I will note that I use Chrome. I use it on my laptop, my iPad mini, and my Google Pixel 3 phone. I like Chrome because it's easy, it's convenient, it's usually optimized, and it allows me to access the same saved info across all of my devices.
How do I save thing across devices? Bookmarks.
Bookmarks are my life-saving web tools. They help me organize data research, affiliate link locations from various brands, favorite websites, and so much more. I also love that, with a little thought, I can set up my bookmarks bar to work with me through folders and shortcuts. I can custom label them to keep the names short so I can squeeze more in to my favorites area below my URL bar.
I mentioned the folders. These are currently my favorite pieces of the bookmarks. At the moment, I have 12 (let's call them) "things" pinned to my bookmarks bar. Five of these "things" are folders. Between these 5 folders I have 35 different websites pinned with one click, no tab or window changes to search for anything, and minimal effort to find whatever website I need to open next. So, in reality, I have 42 websites/pages pinned under the URL bar in the area of 12.
Go try this! Save this page as a bookmark! I'll wait.
pssst! If you're in Chrome, just click on the little star in the URL bar. It will autosave to bookmarks bar, but you're welcome to add or change the folder or folder name.
Did you do it?
What do you think?
Pretty nifty, right?