Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg

The other time, I came across a post on LinkedIn from someone who was criticizing Facebook in a very negative way. He ended his post with:

“Thank you for ruining our lives, Mark Zuckerberg.”

I was taken aback for a while & I thought how and why on earth, I connected with such an idiot!

Now, some of you are gonna tell me that Facebook has indeed changed lives and it’s a very bad thing. We hear many negative comments about Facebook; how people are now hooked up on this social media, how quality family time has decreased or the fact that our children are growing too fast because of this and the list just goes on and on..

I’m sorry, how is this Mark’s fault again? O.o

But then, we should lashed out on the Father of the Computer as well or the key inventors of the internet.
Because if the PC didn’t exist , the internet wouldn’t be here and hackers wouldn’t exist, and the word pornography would have been non-existent.

Mark had a vision, which he made come true. He is a successful entrepreneur and I believe that all the struggling entrepreneurs out there should look up to him. It is not easy to get a successful business going.

Facebook has never had a negative impact on me. And, I know people who aren’t at all affected by social media.

It’s all in people’s mentality. How you used something depends on you only. How people used Facebook depends on their mentality ONLY. It’s their sole choice to use the social media in that negative way.
If Facebook is having a negative impact on you, the person you should blame is YOU only. You can’t hold Mark Zuckerberg for your choices & your decisions.
How is this logical? Where is the fucking logic?

Let me share with you how Facebook has helped me:

1) I have a Facebook page for TEG which helps to connect to a large audience.

2) There are so many blogging groups on Facebook which gets me the feedback, help that I need for my business.

3)The Facebook Live is awesome!

4) If I need an information about a company’s services/products, I just msg them on their Facebook pages, it is so quick and helpful!

After Instagram & Pinterest, Facebook plays a massive role in marketing and communication with my audience. And, I’m sure that all entrepreneurs out there will agree with that!

It’s all about knowing how to use something effetively and wisely.

My mentors & coaches, people who inspire me , motivate me, I connect to them via Facebook video/ live.
They are all using this social media to get a message out and make a difference to the world.

If they can, so why can’t you?

I know, most people are going to disagree with this post.
But, social media can bring out many positive vibes.

#think

 

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Canva ~ A blogger's Life Saver

Canva: Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software

As its tagline goes by, Canva lets you create wonderful graphics on a platform within minutes and..the best part? It’s free!
Okay… not every graphic is free, but most of them are.. and those who are not , well.. they are just $1..

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This is pretty awesome right?
As a blogger/ designer , we need graphics, templates and lots of visuals.. I used to struggle to find a platform where I could design my own stuffs… until I found canva!
I really love using canva. You have templates and layouts for everything; social media (Facebook, Instagram etc), newsletter, magazine , brochure, kindle cover, business card and the list goes on.
You can also create your designs as per custom dimensions and upload your own images.

Canva really comes in handy as it’s quick, so easy-friendly and simple to use!

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I would recommend Canva especially if you are a startup blogger 🙂
I have been using Canva since I started using WordPress and, I’ve had no complaints since then.

The reason why I wanted to dedicate a blog post to Canva as, it is indeed awesome!

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What 6-Months on Instagram Taught Me

As an entrepreneur or a blogger, I am assuming that you are definitely on Instagram. It has become a must to be on almost every social media sites, so as to reach a wider audience. I associated my site to Instagram a long time ago, but was not using it correctly.
Six-months ago, I realised that if I wanted more traffic to my blog, I needed to use Instagram to my benefit.
Let me share the top six tips that I learned after six-months on Instagram!

The More you Post, the More your Followers Increase

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This is a true fact! If you remain dormant on your instagram, no one will know that you exist. I started posting almost everyday, and each time I posted something on Instagram, I gained followers.
Like, I didn’t need to do much, people just followed.
Be very active on Instagram – According to the latest chart from Statista, right now there are 700 million users on Instagram.

Grab the opportunity to make your business known!

Hashtags Are Important

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They sure are crucial when you post on Instagram. You cannot post without using the right hashtags.
Use Websta , the online Instagram Viewer to know what are the top hashtags trending. 
#love #life #photooftheday #likeforlike #happy 

I always use those in every post, they are always trending.

Also, every day has it’s own #hashtag that you can use.

#motivationalmonday #fridayfeeling #tgif #throwbackthursday #wednesdaywisdom

Don’t just use hashtags that you want, make a quick search on what are those that you could use to boost the engagement.

Time Posting Matters

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According to analysis made, the correct time to post on Instagram is between 5pm and 7pm; on Wednesday & Thursday. Around 3pm and on Sundays, do not generate much engagement.
However, it is important to know when your audience is more active, depending on your time zone.
When I started using Instagram, I did some trials & errors to establish the best posting time.
My time zone is UTC +04 00 and, it turned out that the best time to post was after 5pm (Mauritian Time) and, the mornings weren’t a good time to post.

Repost Attract Followers 

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Yep! Another true fact on how to gain more followers is to repost popular insta posts.
For example, as DC Comics fan, I was always re-posting pictures from CW for The Flash, Arrow among others. And, using the #repost #regram #cw hashtags and, this increased my followers.
This is so as you connect with people who share the same interests as yours and they feel a connection.

Join IGPods

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I had no idea what IGPods are until, I was added in one and got connected with so many bloggers. IGPods are new but, they are an awesome way to get visibility for your posts.
They are like Facebook groups.
Each time you post something on your profile, you notify in the IGPod, which increases the engagement and visibility of your post.

SIX-Months & Six Tips on Joining Instagram!
Before I end this post, am sharing an article : Why Mark Zuckerberg Is Invested in Instagram (and So Should You!

https://www.inc.com/dakota-shane/why-mark-zuckerberg-is-invested-in-instagram-and-so-should-you.html?cid=sf01002&sr_share=facebook

 

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Top 6 Reasons why you should Blog! (The Ultimate Bloggers Course Inside)

I have been blogging since 2013 now, and blogging has now become a part of my everyday life. It started with a simple hobby, I used to write here and there whenever I feel like. I didn’t care about how many views my blog posts were getting or if there were visitors or not.
It was only a hobby.

Little did I know that blogging would play a big role in finding my passion.
Blogging isn’t just a hobby today or a simple thing. In today’s world. you’re going to find endless of bloggers around the world and, you may find it difficult or fear to start a blog and write to strangers.
Or, you may simply say that there are so many blogs out there, how can you compete with that?

I am going to provide you with 6-awesome reasons of why you should start a blog.
And, that’s not it… The Elysian Geek is bringing you “The Ultimate Bloggers Course” which will give you steps for your blogging path.

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Why you should blog?

Showcase your Skills

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A blog is an excellent way to showcase your unique skills that you have. It can be photography, writing, or languages. Seriously, it can be anything.  I believe that everyone is multi talented. You can be an investor and, have awesome photography skills.
You would be surprised how your blog can be used as a portfolio for your resumé.

A blog makes you stand out from other candidates for a job interview. Recruiters google you before proposing a job interview. I’ve had recruiters asking what is it, that I have apart from academic stuffs.
A blog is an excellent way to demonstrate the creative side of yours.
#Self_Branding

Promote your Services & Products

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You could be a stay-at-home mum and creating craftswork or you have a love for cooking. You are good at something and you know, that you can offer the best to your clients. Create a blog!
Write…and tell your potential clients why they should buy your products, what are you offering?
Blogging is a great platform to demonstrate your services and products. It expands your presence on the internet over a wide audience.

Blogging will get out of your Comfort Zone

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Blogging is big step. Most people would just stay where they are, instead of getting out there. There is fear of rejection, of “what would people think”, of “what if it turned out to be a mockery”. It takes courage to get out of your comfort zone and blogging, is a way to do it. When you put yourself, your words out there in a the vast ocean of internet, you are showing the universe that you indeed have the guts to do something different.

To keep up with the pace of the blogging world, it will force you to learn new stuffs and strategies.

And, it gets you closer to being extraordinary.

Connect with other Bloggers

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Networking! I cannot tell you how many bloggers & entrepreneurs I have talked and connected with. It is so amazing to meet other people who are in the same path as yours; to share your blogging goals and raise up the vibes. You learn so many things and it contributes to growth. Listening to their success stories and collaborating is a wonderful feeling. And, it’s all around the world!
You get help, advices and you learn from people who are smarter than you.

Land your first freelance work

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Yes, you can land up your first freelance work through blogging. Yes, you can earn through blogging. This is real 🙂
Freelancing is rising so much in the job market so, why not go with the trend?
Of no doubt, it is going to take time.
But, once you build an audience and your brand name is out there, you are going to get freelance work in no time.
Blogging is definitely a start !

Turn your Passion into a Business

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I love this one – Turn Your Passion into Your Business.
How many bloggers have turned into entrepreneurs? And, they have been successful in it.
You may not have the intention to turn your hobby into a business. But, it can come.
The potential is in here.
Once you have self-branded yourself out there, have a wide range of followers, establish the basis of what services you want to offer & gain experiences, testimonials from being freelancers, you can do it.

Wow! It seems lot of work, doesn’t it?

Overwhelming? Where should you start? How to start? Or, you don’t know the A of Blogging?

Eva Ron brings you The Ultimate Blogger Blueprint to Success!

This course was designed to take you step by step and show you the way to create a successful and profitable blog.

What will you get from this?

  • How to plan to success!
  • Create Pillar Posts
  • Create your 1st Freebie
  • What is an Auto Responders and why it’s very IMPORTANT to have one before your blog gets any traffic
  • and much much more!!!

Who Is This Course For:

Beginner blogger: If you just created your blog and you created it in order to earn a living from it, but everything is new to you, this course will explain to you everything you need to know.

Overwhelmed: If you feel lost and overwhelmed and you feel like your head is spinning because you don’t know what steps you need to take to create a successful and profitable blog.

Just busy: If you have plenty on your plate at the moment, and you don’t have time to figure everything out by yourself (by doing research online).

Want a short cut: If you want to save yourself time and headaches by guessing the work.

BONUSES

    • Bonus #1 – Access to the private Facebook Mastermind group
      By purchasing this course, you will receive access to the Grow Your Blog Marketing Facebook Mastermind group. This exclusive group will help you connect with others who have taken the course so that you can learn from others, ask questions, get feedback, and my personal help.

    • Bonus #2 – 21 days 10 posts
      This helpful worksheet will guide you everything you need to do in 21 days in order for you to create 10 new blog post.
    • Bonus #3 – Facebook Promo Days list
      A list of more than 20 Facebook groups and their promo days. This will help you save a lot of time and trying to find relevant bloggers facebook groups!
  • Bonus #4 – 86 Freebie Ideas!
    Don’t know which freebies you can offer to your readers?! This list will make your life a whole lot easier! 🙂 All you need to do is choose your niche and pick the freebie that you would like to offer to your readers! 😉

What are you waiting for? Take the leap!

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4 Things to keep in Mind on your Entrepreneurship Journey

Don’t tell people everything

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When you start getting the vibes for your business, the strategies and ideas just keep dropping down from the sky, and you start burning with that passionate Desire (yeah! You definitely know what i’m talking about) , you would want to share with other people or maybe, people will start noticing a change in you and ask what’s going on.

Know to whom you’re sharing your business stuffs, especially if you’re at the start.

It kinda sucks, but there’s always going to be people who will envy your success or even your will to get your dreams into reality.

Most people do not have the courage to follow their passion. Since, they have the fear of rejection or can’t get out of their comfort zone. And, when they see others moving up they will try to push them down. These are negative and toxic people. Stay away from negative vibes. Set your boundaries.

“Work in silence and, let your success be the noise.”

 Try. Fail. Learn. Try again. 

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Maybe your first idea will fail. Or maybe, it will be freaking awesome. No matter what, you need to atleast try. And, learn from the mistakes. It’s okay to fail the first time. Take it as a lesson or an experience. People like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg or the owner of PayPal didn’t became millionaire over their first try. Though you may hate those peeps or criticism, but they had the courage to not give up.
Someone who has a dream, and the courage to make it a reality is worth applauding.

“Just because it’s never been done doesn’t mean it can’t be done.”

Be grateful

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Your entrepreneurship journey may not be a smooth line. Let’s be realistic – if it’s worth it, it will not come in an easy way. It will involve many unexpected obstacles or other things which will crop up unplanned. Or, you could still be in your 9-5 job and setting up your freelance business after office hours and during the weekends. This isn’t easy.

It is important to be grateful for every little things that you accomplished. It could be anything; you bought your domain, you bagged your first client. At the end of the day, do your small ritual : 

“What am I grateful for today”

This will keep your mind at ease and in peace. 

Celebrate your wins

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Ahaaa.. why celebrate when we haven’t accomplish something big yet?
We should!

The small wins during your path are important. Give yourself a pat in the shoulder. Acknowledging your little wins will create a positive energy around you. And, your wins do not have to be material-based or money-based only.
You were having a hard time dealing with fears of rejection or procrastination, and you finally stopped doing that – yep, that’s a win!

 

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