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Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a social media scheduling tool and can be used on desktop or comes with a mobile app. 

Cost: Free to Premium Plans available 

Boardbooster

Boardbooster is a scheduling tool for Pinterest that allows you to automate your account.  This is a great way to bring in free traffic from Pinterest to your website without having to touch your account. 

Cost – $5 per month – $50 per month

Canva 

Canva is one of the best free platforms online that allows you to create beautiful social media images. Not only does it provide custom layouts for all social platforms it has free stock images and icons included. 

Ripl

Ripl is a fantastic app that allow you to use images and text to create short videos for social media. 

Web Design & Development

Wordpress

Wordpress is my recommend choice of website platform. Not only can you maintain a fully functioning website or blog easily, the endless amount of plugins and coding options allow room for growth should you decide to expand your website or business. 

Bluehost

If you are looking fora hosting provider to get your site up and running Bluehost offers plans starting at $3.95 a month and has a great service behind it. 

Yoast SEO Plugin

Yoast SEO is a plugin that allows you to optimize all your posts and pages for the keywords that you want to rank for.  Add your descriptions easily, no code required.

Behind every tweet, share and purchase, there is a person. Care more about the person and less about the share.

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Legal Website Requirements – Templates For Your Website

Having the proper legal structure for your blog or website is extremely important to protect yourself and your audience. When you create a website or a blog there is a legal obligation to protect those who visit your site. A website should have the following considered: Privacy Policy – If you are collecting personal information...
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Social Media Update 2019

Social media updates we’ve seen so far in 2019 relevant to small businesses Small companies are often at the mercy of third-party platforms and websites. This is especially true when it comes to social media. Many businesses are dependent on social media for acquiring new clients, small changes to their algorithms or policies can have...
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Holiday Marketing Ideas – Social Media Guide and More

If you haven’t started it’s time to get started on your holiday marketing ideas! This is your Social Media Holiday Marketing Guide and More. What should you post on social media during the Christmas Season? What do you do on social media for the holidays?   How do you get people spending that hard earned...
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Why You Should Stop Focusing on Your Social Media Numbers

Do You Really Need To Focus on Your Social Media Numbers? Its a struggle that many business owners deal with….I need to get more likes, I need more followers. But really you don’t need to worry about it! One of the biggest concerns from my clients I find they ask how they can I get more...
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Social Media Strategies For Restaurants

Most restaurant owners know in today’s world that being digital is critical.  In fact  88% of people are influenced by reviews and online comments when it comes to making a decision on where they will eat. But what can you do besides post photos of your dishes? There are many different social media strategies for restaurants. If...
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5 key factors to a winning social media proposal

5 Key Factors To a Winning Social Media Proposal

  What To Include In Your Social Media Proposal Writing a great social media management proposal is necessary to lock in a great client and a continued working relationship. A great proposal can also land you clients that may launch you into a new level of revenue so that you can grow your business even...
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The Cost Of Starting a Social Media Management Business

As the shift has grown in the past five years from optional to mandatory for businesses to be on social media if they want to reach their audience, there is a new market that has opened up.  That market is the social media and online marketing space.  A social media management business can be run...
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Smart Speakers – Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Time is one of the most valuable assets for most human beings. The concept of saving time sells and boy Amazon and Google sure hit the nail on the head when it comes to their smart speakers.  Put on your favourite music, order those items you need, make phone calls,  control other devices in your...
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Posting To Social Media In Other Time Zones

Managing Social Media In Other Time Zones So your scheduling for a prominent business client and send a “Good Morning” message out at 11pm! Yikes…. What just happened? What is my audience thinking? There are ways to avoid these situations and we are gonna talk about them. Also, another fabulous thing about social media management...
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About Annelise

Hey there I’m Annelise. I am a digital guru and lover of all things social! I work with businesses and other social managers to create strategies that convert online.  At the end of the day I am passionate about connecting with more than just accounts – but people!

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