Social Media Content Ideas To Keep Your Pages Fresh!

Do you ever feel like you’re getting yourself stuck in a rut when it comes to posting on social media? Do you feel like you are regurgitating the same old ideas? Well if this is the case then It’s likely your audience will soon grow tired of it too, if they haven’t already. The best thing you can do is mix things up a bit. Keep your content varied and exciting. But how would one do such a thing I hear you ask? Well social media is such a creative world screaming to be explored so why not take full advantage of all of its features. 

Turn a blog into a video. 

Do you have a work related blog to compliment your social media pages? If so then before you go ahead and begin typing up your next blog post, why not stop and think to yourself, could this be made into a video

? It doesn’t need to be a super professional looking video, just something filmed on your phone would be more authentic and relatable for your audience. The likelihood is, your audience would be more engaged and certain to stop scrolling for a second to watch. It might just add a nice unique touch to your page.

Facebook Lives.

Have you dabbled in the world of Facebook lives yet? They can be a great way of capturing your audiences attention. And rumour has it, the Facebook algorithm favours Facebook lives over any other forms of video and images these days meaning you could even be onto a winner if you’re trying to reach out to more customers on your business page. There is so much that could be done with Facebook lives. Giveaways, interviews, events, meet the teams. The possibilities are endless so don’t hold back from trying something new

Milestones and good feedback.

Has your company reached some amazing milestones big or small? Company birthdays? Special achievements? Social media is the place to shout about it. People have liked your page because they are interested in your business after all, so of course they are going to enjoy hearing about all of those things. Don’t be afraid to boast because you’re there to promote yourself after all. All of these things should be plastered on all of your social media channels. We also like to shout about our amazing reviews. They make us happy so why not?

Recycling old blog posts.

Are you worrying because you don’t have any new or exciting blogs in the pipeline? There’s no harm in recycling old blog posts. Especially if you know that it received lots of engagement the first time round. It will add value to your social media pages and is a great tip for those of you who want to start posting more regularly too. That’s why evergreen content  on blogs is so useful. It never goes out of date and readers will benefit from it time and time again, unlike time sensitive blog posts which don’t have a very long life span in terms of relevance.

Photos not strictly of your brand but portray the feeling behind it.

We say this time and time again, but posting out lots of promotional material on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can get boring. Posting out photos from behind the scenes will give your audience an insight to your office culture which is just as valuable. It makes your page more interesting and relatable. If you’re struggling for things to post don’t just post things for the sake of it. It’s absolutely fine to re-post content that isn’t your own. Even if it doesn’t have much to do with your brand but portrays the feeling behind it well. Just make sure you give credit where credit is due and you should be fine. We often share memes, videos and articles from other pages which we think would relate well to our own audiences.

So what are you waiting for? Experiment!

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How To Make Money From Blogging

Are you a keen blogger of any description? If writing is your passion then there are ways you can turn that passion into a profession. It can take time and hard work to grow your blog until it reaches a point where you are able to make a steady amount of revenue from it, but it is definitely achievable. 

There are a number of different techniques bloggers use to help them earn a crust from their blogs. It would be a good starting point for you to do some extensive research into the world of monetised blogging to make sure there’s a niche for your blog. And remember, don’t be shy with your content, be proud! Share it everywhere,  share it on  your social media channels, share it in blogging groups, share it everywhere you possibly can. This is the best way to grow your audience. And the bigger your audience, the more money you are likely to make.

Get paid from Ads.

Adsense is a plug in that can be added to your blog. Setting up an Adsense account is one of the most common ways to begin making money from your website. In order to get AdSense accepted onto your website there are a few checks you can do. Firstly ensure your website is clean and professional looking. Secondly, have at LEAST ten well written and detailed blogs already on your site before applying. And finally try and use as many of your own images on your blog as you can where possible. There are lots of free images you can use on websites like Pixabay too.

It works by providing a HTML code for you to insert into your blog post which will show up to the reader as a little ad when they land on your page. You’ll then get commission for every reader that clicks onto it. Simple!

Get paid to promote products or services on your blog.

Getting paid to use your favourite products? Now isn’t this just the dream? Yes you really can get paid to use and feature products on your website! Here’s how I would suggest you do it. If there are any particular services or products out there that you think compliment your blog particularly well, or things you think your audience would be especially interested in. You can pitch to the company you are writing about and they may send you out freebies to use! Who doesn’t love a freebie? And even better, they may even pay you if you choose to review for them again following the success of your first blog post.

Use affiliate links.

You can even start to add some affiliate links in your posts to monetise further. For example, say if you are writing a blog post called ‘Christmas Gift Guide’ use affiliate programs (e,g Amazon affiliate programme, Webgains or Affiliate Window) to link to the products within the post. This way you’ll make commission from any sales that are made from your website visitors. For more information on this, read our Guide To Affiliate marketing here.

Making a decent amount of money from your blog won’t happen over night so lets not get ahead of ourselves. HOWEVER, all of these tips combined should get you well on your way. Remember the more traffic you drive to your blog and the bigger your brand, the more money you’re likely to make. Once your blog gets to a stage where It’s driving huge volumes of traffic, It’s likely retailers will even approach you to be featured. Bloggers often sell tenancy posts to companies in order for them to be featured if they appeal to a particular target audience.

It definitely wouldn’t be a bad idea to set up complimentary social media channels alongside your blog to compliment the website. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start shouting about your baby! Don’t forget to join our closed blogging group too for all bloggers, vloggers and social media influencers!