Twitter Management Tool: Manage Flitter

Twitter Management Tool: Manage Flitter

Twitter Management Tool: Manage Flitter

One of the biggest hurdles people have when trying to get past the Twitter follow limit is actually knowing how to unfollow the number they need to unfollow so they can follow more people.

If you aren’t familiar with the follow limits you cannot follow more than 5000 people without having near to that number following you back.  There isn’t an exact number as it is different for each account.

The other follow limit is that you can’t follow more than 1000 accounts per day. This is a limit from Twitter but if you don’t have a large account I wouldn’t be following more than 50 to 100 people each day as you don’t want Twitter to suspend your account for following too many people at once.

I use the Manage Flitter app to:

  • Clean up and manage who I follow – to make sure I am following people that are active, have profile images and speak English.
  • Find out who isn't following me back.
  • Find out which inactive accounts I follow.

In this video I teach you how to use Manage Flitter to help you get past the Twitter limit. It is one of the main Twitter tools I use to manage Twitter followers.

What other tools are you using to manage your social media? I would love to hear about them.

Canva Tutorial: How to Use Canva to Make Reports and Checklists

Canva Tutorial: How to Use Canva to Make Reports and Checklists

Canva is such a great tool for creating graphics.  When I first started my business I had no idea how to create graphics.  After many hours of trial and error and a few courses, I am pleased to say I have more of an eye for it now. (Full disclosure: I had someone help me with the lovely graphic you see above). I'm no designer but I can put something half decent together.

In this Canva tutorial I teach you how to use Canva to create reports and checklists.  There are many reasons to create reports and checklists in your businesses. One of the main reasons I use them is for lead magnets or free opt in offers.

What tool are you using for your business? I'd love to hear in the comments below!

How to Set Up Rich Pins on Pinterest

How to Set Up Rich Pins on Pinterest

What the heck are rich pins anyway? Well… rich pins add extra detail to the pins from your website.  It is a great way to increase shares and traffic from Pinterest to your website.

Here is an example from my friend Louise's Pinterest account of what a rich pin looks like. See the additional information that is automatically pulled from her website when someone pins one of her blog posts.

There are four different types of rich pins: product, article, app install and recipe. For most bloggers the article one is going to be of most interest. The rich pin will show the title, description and author of the article.

In this video I show you how to use a plugin for your WordPress website that makes the whole thing super simple.

Let me know in the comments when you have set up your rich pins for Pinterest.

Quit your Job and Follow your Dream! Not so Fast!

Quit your Job and Follow your Dream! Not so Fast!

Quit your job and follow your dream! Work from the beach! Be your own boss! Travel the world!

Time freedom. Location independence.

These seem to be the measures of entrepreneurial success.

The ultimate expression of ‘Making It’!

But what if you are building your business while still working a day job?

Does that mean you’re not an entrepreneur?

Apparently, not.

Some might consider you a hybrid entrepreneur, or an aspiring entrepreneur, you could even be a wannapreneur or a budding entrepreneur.

If you ask Gary V, you’re not an entrepreneur at all!

I KNOW, right! What does he know?

So, what they are saying is, that you aren’t successful – a true entrepreneur – until you have managed to ditch the 9-5.

What a load of rubbish!!

Entrepreneur – a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.

Have you spent any money on your business? Did you risk losing that money in the hope of making a profit?

Well, then! GUESS WHAT?!?

YOU ARE AN ENTREPRENEUR!

Even if you have a job!

What if keeping your job, while you build your business, is actually the smart way to do it?Click To Tweet
According to The Academy of Management Journal, business owners that stay in their jobs and build a business on the side are one-third less likely to fail.Click To Tweet

I can think of a few reasons why:

  • You know that you have money coming in so that at least your basic needs are covered.
  • You won’t make bad decisions based on desperation, because you need money to pay your bills.
  • You have more money to invest in yourself and your business.
  • You can safely decide if entrepreneurship is even for you.

The ones that jump too soon have so many regrets:

  • Giving up a stable income, only to find themselves having to pick up another job because it took longer than they thought to build their business.
  • Finding out the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
  • Losing confidence in their ability, and who they are, because even though they are smart they can’t quite work out how all the pieces of running a profitable business fit together.

And the scariest one of all –

  • It took them longer than they thought it would to make any consistent money so have now given up on the dream of ever having a business.  Have gone back to a day job with more debt than they left with. Feeling like they are failures and don’t have what it takes.

When all they really needed to do was be a bit more patient – not buy into the ‘make it in a minute marketing’ that is out there.

If you can’t run a business part time, what makes you think you will be able run it full time? Wise words about staying in your job from Ray Higdon.

If only they had stayed in their jobs a little longer, perfected their skills, started generating a consistent income and only then, made the decision, to take on entrepreneurship full time.

Their business wouldn’t have ended up where so many do…

The business graveyard! Where too many good businesses go to die.

Don’t let this happen to you!

You aren’t any less of an entrepreneur if you have a job and run your business on the side.

I’d love to hear about your experience of this in the comments below.