So recently a few bloggers that I enjoy have started doing a weekly roundup of the top posts they read during the week that they thought were valuable. I thought it was a great idea, so I decided to do something similar, with a direct selling angle. So today starts my “Fabulous Friday Five” (working title…if you’ve got a better idea please share it in the comments!) Here are five posts I read this week that I think you’ll enjoy.
- Five Twitter Tips to Legally Promote Your Mary Kay Business – Even if your business ISN’T Mary Kay, this is a great overview of some ways you can use social networking to promote your business, even if you’re with a company that doesn’t allow much in the way of social networking.
- Three Collaborative Tools that Make Virtual Meetings Rock – If you run any kind of meetings online, be they team meetings, opportunity events, or virtual parties, you know that inexpensive options are few and far between when it comes to virtual meeting technology. This post highlights some options you may want to check out.
- BREAKING: Facebook’s Page Update and What it Means for You – Likeable Media’s Jenna Lebel takes us through the new Facebook Page layout and features that Facebook rolled out yesterday. If you’ve got a Facebook Page, this is an important read. As of March 10, you’ll be forced to upgrade. (And although I hesitate to admit this, I kinda like the changes!)
- The New ROI – Return on Interaction – Karen Clark writes a compelling piece about how you should measure your efforts on social media tools, and some tools you should consider using to measure. What I like to say about ROI is this: Your main goal for social media is CONVERSION. You want people who visit your online presence to DO something. The first conversion is typically subscription to a newsletter or other vehicle that gives you their email address. The most meaningful conversion is the sale or recruit.
- 5 Creative Ideas to Generate Additional Product Sales – Shelly Hill shares some great ideas to sell more product. From creating your own aut0-ship program to teaching a class, you may find some new ways to grow sales for your business.
Did you enjoy finding new posts to help your business? Will this feature help you? What should we call it? Would love to read your thoughts in the comments below!