Are You Sharing Content on Facebook the Wrong Way?

There are few things regarding they way sharing on Facebook works that I want to make sure you are aware of.  Have you ever seen this message?

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This is usually seen in Group posts and the reason is that when you "share“ (using the Share button/link on Facebook) from a Closed or Secret Group or from a status that is not set to public, most people will not be able to see the attachment, unless they are part of the original group you shared it from or friends with the person who originally posted the status update.  If it is a link or photo you want to “share”, it is best to copy the link/text or download the photo first, then create a new post.  Be sure you have consent from the person who originally posted the content.  If they did not share it publicly in the first place, there could be a reason.

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Another important mistake I see people making when they share content on Facebook, especially in Direct Sales, is sharing using the share button/link instead of recreating the post themselves.

When you see something on your Corporate Page or another Consultant’s Page (perhaps your upline) that you would like to share, and have permission to share, make sure you are downloading the content first, then uploading it as a new post from your Page or Profile with YOUR website and contact info in the description.  If you just hit Share, you are sharing it with THEIR info. Continue reading

Things You Should Know When Setting Up Your Faceboook Business Page

There are many things to consider when creating your Facebook Business Page.  In this blog post I will go over Category, Name, and Web Address (your Page's URL).  For additional tips on using Facebook for Business, especially if you are in Direct sales, check out my E-book: Top 25 Facebook Tips for Direct Sellers (recently updated in Jan. 2015).  This post below is taken from Tip #1.  Check out the other 24 tips by getting my e-book here.

To create a brand new page, go to www.facebook.com/pages/create.  You can also just click on the green “Create Page” button located at the top left of every Page (except yours - you will not see this option when you are visiting a page you are an admin of). Continue reading

Facebook Group Settings Explained

There are 3 privacy options for Facebook Groups: Public, Closed, or Secret.  When choosing your Group's Privacy Setting, consider these points:  Once a Group reaches 250 members, you cannot decrease the Privacy Setting.   For example, you can increase the Privacy from Public to Closed or from Closed to Secret but you can't go from Secret back to Closed.  You also cannot change the name of the Group once there are 250 members.  Here's a chart from Facebook's Help Center to help you decide which option is best: Continue reading

Google Voice For Your Home Business

Google Voice SetupGoogle Voice is a great option for a business line.  It offers you a FREE phone number in any area code.  The phone number can be forwarded to any phone (even multiple phones) and if you do not answer the call goes to your Google Voice Mailbox you set up.  The best thing about Google Voice is that it is free!  This allows you to have a "business line" without giving out your actual mobile or home number.  This is great for marketing materials, business cards, display banners, car decals, and public directories.  You can set up your Google number to forward to your Continue reading

How to Stop Auto Play Videos on Facebook From Eating Up Your Data

I wanted to confirm this with my carrier before making this post, and it is true--auto play videos in your Facebook News Feed do affect data usage.  If you have noticed your usage has doubled, auto play videos are most likely the cause.  Below are instructions on how to fix this problem from Facebook's Help Center:

 

I see videos playing silently when I scroll through News Feed. How does this work with my data plan?

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