What to post on social media during the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus crisis is a difficult time for all of us and normal life has been hugely disrupted. The lockdown measures may mean you’re unable to run your business at all, you may be limited by the products or services you can offer or you might be struggling with anxiety or having to home school your kids.

Whatever you’re going through, you can take some comfort from the fact that we’re all in this together and social media can help bring us together at a time when we can’t do that in real life.

But we know that many small businesses are struggling with what to post to their social media platforms right now, so we have 8 tips to help you with content ideas at this sensitive time.

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How to join a Twitter Chat

Twitter is a great platform for small businesses to connect with a relevant engaged audience. It’s an incredibly social platform and the perfect place to network in your pyjamas!

So what is a Twitter chat?

A Twitter chat is a public conversation on Twitter that uses one unique hashtag which allows you to follow the discussion and participate in it.

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How to schedule and post to Instagram from a desktop computer

Scheduling posts and posting from a desktop computer has been possible for a little while using one of the Instagram partner third-party tools, such as Planoly or Later.

But the exciting news is you can now publish and schedule posts to your Instagram feed and IGTV from Facebook Creator Studio. You also get access to Insights and for anyone that struggles to keep up with Instagram direct messages you can see and respond to these too. Continue reading

Join our free 5 day Live Challenge

We’re excited to announce we’re going to be running a free 5 day challenge from Monday 24th June that will teach you how to use Facebook Live for your business.

We know how nerve racking it can be going Live, so we want to teach you how to use this useful way of reaching your audience effectively. Plus, we’ll give you a safe and supportive place to practice your Lives in a closed Facebook group. Continue reading

How Instagram can improve your body image

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and this year’s theme is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

We all know that how we feel about our bodies can have a huge impact on our well being and mental health. Recent research by the Mental Health Foundation found that one in ten women have self-harmed because of their body image and worryingly for the next generation almost half of 18-25 year olds said images on social media had caused them to worry about their body image. Continue reading