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Should I outsource my social media?

My old views

I used to adamantly believe that everyone can learn how to do social media themselves, and should do some of it themselves for at least a month so that they can be more responsible if they outsource it. By doing so, they will be able to understand better what works and what doesn’t. I’d seen so many people hiring in interns and their teenage relatives, and with very little information imparted about their business, handing over the keys and the passwords to their social profiles.

5 ways to market an event

Make a page for your event

This is the landing page that can describe the event and allows people to sign up. I like Eventbrite, though it takes a  commission it’s really easy to use and people can book themselves in. You don’t have to manage a spreadsheet of attendees, it takes care of payment online, and it sends reminders a day before the event to those who have signed up. It also lets you modify the URL of the event so you can use this when sharing the event on social media, in emails, and in your email signature.

Should I be on Twitter? Pros and cons of using Twitter for business

I asked a new contact of mine if he uses Twitter! I like to keep in touch with nice people I meet in different ways, and Twitter is a great way to do so.

Regardless of what you have heard about Twitter, it’s still used by millions of people daily, and it’s a go to place for breaking news and celebrity rants. But I love Twitter for business. And in the context of business, I came up with a pros and cons list.

Twitter new Safety Center

I love Twitter for its openness and potential and all the crazy and wonderful stories of people connecting on Twitter. And of life experiences that happen because of Twitter. And of course the speed of information sharing and opinion/sentiment airing. But there are often concerns about people using it for evil purposes, like abuse and spam.