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Social Media Fresh Start For Twitter Posting Tips

A Hard Act To Follow

After my fortnight giving solid support to the new installation for the biggest client in my offline business, I’m back on my blog and happy to report that, apart from the occasional glitch, the offline job is going well.

A BIG thank-you to James McAllister who so expertly managed my blog and wrote his interview while I was stuck in the offline world. I may still be a little behind on replying to comments there – but I’ll get to it. I can tell from your comments how much you all enjoyed meeting James. His post will indeed be a hard act to follow.

But here goes ๐Ÿ™‚

2014 was a packed year for me – challenges with my parents’ health, launching my first online product, the busiest year for a long time in my offline business and finally getting this blog set up as I want it. So I have a confession to make…

Twitter Strategy Confession

You’ve heard about the plumber with the leaky bath? Or the house painter whose partner is furious because the living-room hasn’t been decorated for years? Well, while I was so busy with everything above, I neglected my own social media platforms.

To be more accurate they got out of control from overwhelm. I had a several old accounts from my complementary health business, which I’ve stopped promoting after my supplier restricted us from world-wide trading. The vast majority of my customers WERE from over-seas.

And to be honest, I enjoy this blog much more.

But instead of making a clean break, I left everything up there. It represents a lot of hard work and I’m still loath to take the blogs down, but I have to face facts that I can’t manage everything.

Joy Healey on Twitter

Follow me on Twitter @Joy_Healey

The first stage in my clean-up procedure has been to deactivate my old complementary health Twitter accounts because all that was happening was an overwhelm of notifications I hardly ever responded to. And that just won’t cut it.

Even worse, I had followers from one niche following me in the “wrong” niche – which must have been confusing for everyone. I know it was for me! So if you followed me on a complementary health site, please follow me below instead.

Now the old Twitter accounts have been severely pruned I can focus on my main account: Twitter.com/Joy_Healey

If you’re not already following me there on Twitter, I hope you’ll use the link above to connect with me.

Social Media Plan

Last year, I was posting to Twitter inconsistently because I didnโ€™t have the time to do everything. Then just as I had resolved to focus on my Social Media plan, I was delighted to see exactly the course to keep me on the straight and narrow – and I bought it.

Social Fresh Start is the next in a series of excellent offerings from Sue and Dan Worthington, and it will set you up for Social Media Success in the year of 2015 and beyond. Here’s my review.

Social Fresh Start Review

fresh-start250x250This course is the perfect partner to the eBook I released recently and I promote it as a great resource to complement my own product, OR as a course that will stand you in good stead when bought alone.

Sue and Dan have been my social media mentors for a couple of years now, so I can personally vouch for their training methods (when I don’t get side-tracked LOL).

What I love is Sue’s bite-sized training videos. Don’t you just groan when you’re presented with a hugely long training video, and you KNOW that if you don’t keep careful notes of where every useful tip is, you’ll have to hunt through a mammoth production to find it again. Keep them this size Sue – it’s perfect.

I like reading my courses and making notes on paper (just an old-fashioned girl) so I’m delighted to see that Sue provides PDF downloads and an eBook too.

The course is well-structured so that you are literally walked through each of the modules step by step.Youโ€™ll learn how to:

  • Assess and record your online presence, with audit templates to help set your goals too.
  • Get the foundation of your marketing plan correct.
  • Identify the steps needed to perfect your social media presence.
  • Build strong and loyal communities on all the main social sites.

Social expert and product creator, Sue Worthington, will also talk you through:

  • The step by step 20 minutes a day community building plan.
  • The 7 step formula for setting the perfect social media goals.
  • The 6 stages to perfect content creation.
  • Where and how to get a never ending supply of quality social content.
  • How to plan your content calendar.
  • How to create a week’s worth of social content in just 2 hours per week.

Problems Solved By Social Fresh Start

Sue and Dan wrote the course in direct response to market research that found people felt were their social media problems:

  • Spending too long on social media sites for the return on time spent
  • Not getting the engagement they wanted
  • Not getting the returns they hoped for
  • How to get followers
  • What to post
  • How to automate
  • All the above!

So if you have any of the above social media problems, you’ll find answers below.

How I Am Using The Course

Time management was/is my biggest challenge and that helped me define my chosen strategy. stress-fot-web

Because I tend to suffer from “Spinning Plate Syndrome”, i.e. taking on too much at once, I’ve decided to focus first on the Twitter modules, to get my Twitter accounts pruned and into a good shape.

Another reason is that at the time of writing, January 2015, according to eBiz MBA, Twitter is the second most popular social networking site – after Facebook – with an estimated 310,000,000 unique monthly visitors.

So, given this statistic, combined with the fact that my Twitter presence was the most neglected, I decided to focus my efforts and TLC there first.

How YOU Can Use Social Fresh Start

But that’s just what I decided to do. The course is structured so that if you prefer a different approach, you don’t have to follow my strategy. You can just as easily work on all the sites in parallel.

If you’re new to social media, that’s probably the best way to do it, and concentrate on getting your profiles correct on each platform. I already had presences on all 6, so with my already erratic working style it makes more sense for me to focus on one at a time.

Depending on your goals (which you will be helped to set right at the beginning of the course) you may prefer to start with one or all of the platforms. You have a choice of 6:

  • Twitter – 2nd most popular social networking site
  • LinkedIn – especially good if your focus is “Business to Business”
  • Facebook – the most popular site
  • GooglePlus – 5th most popular according to the resource above, but it’s a force to reckon with
  • Pinterest – superb for visual products, such as craft and fashion and food
  • YouTube – owned by Google, so…..

Give it some thought, especially bearing in mind how much time you’re able to commit. This course is packed full of information, so be sure to allocate the time it deserves in the planning stage, then you’ll reap the rewards when everything is running well.

Twitter Resources In Social Fresh Start

First off let me say that this course isn’t just a list of resources. The most important part of it is helping you device an overall social media strategy and set your goals.

But of course it DOES introduce you to some great resources. Obviously I’m not going to spoil Sue’s thunder and tell you what they are ๐Ÿ™‚

Depending on your experience with social media, some you may have heard of, but newcomers probably won’t have. However I must tell you about one absolutely brilliant one that was completely new to me.

As Sue was walking us through it, having warned us there was a free and a pro version ($12pcm at the time of writing) I kept thinking, “Yeah Sue – but that must be the pro version, what about the free version?”. Only to be amazed when Sue said something like, “I won’t go into the additional features from the Pro version, in case you want to stick with free.” I just couldn’t believe that so much was available in the free version – which I have started using already.

There are also the standard resources you’d expect, such as twitter posting tips, optimising your profile and building engagement.

As with any life or business skill, it’s very easy to do things inefficiently then wonder why you didn’t get the results you wanted. Far better to spend a little time planning and learning, then put in the same amount of time to do the job well.

Additional Support For Your Social Media Sites

Most of my regular readers are already familiar with the idea of engaging within a community, and we know what great support we get within our own blogging community.

Sue and Dan have a similar social media community where we can interact and help each other on the various social media sites – and there’s a day for bloggers too! (Probably still my favorite day of the social media week because of the friends I’ve made over there.)

When you buy Sue and Dan’s course you’ll be able to join us, and be supported by other like-minded entrepreneurs to help you build your social media presence. So my advice to you is……

Click Here To Buy Social Fresh Start

 

Now – Over To You…

  • Are you getting the best out of the time you spend on Social Media?
  • If you’re not getting the results you hoped for, what are you going to do about it?
  • Do you have a Social Media Plan?
  • Which of the above platforms will you focus on in 2015?
  • How will a Social Fresh Start help your business?

I’d love to hear your thoughts….

Please share
Joy
 

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Sue Worthington - January 26, 2015

Hi Joy

That was a lovely review Joy thank you so much.

I am so appreciative of the people in my community and love to hear that my efforts help them
I love my Facebook group and the interaction and support that is given and received there and am so glad you are an active participant there.

Your blog is becoming pretty amazing now and I have learned a lot of new tips and tools from visiting you so thank you for that.

Just keep doing what you are are doing and being your lovely self ๐Ÿ™‚

Sue
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    Joy Healey - January 26, 2015

    Hi Sue,

    Glad you like the review:-)

    I’m really enjoying the course and learned a lot from it – as I did from my earlier courses with you.

    The community is great too; the way all the other members are ready to help each other out.

    I remember when we spoke on Skype the other day, I couldn’t believe it was the first time we’d actually spoken because I felt we knew each other so well from the group. I guess that’s what social networking is supposed to be about.

    Likewise – look forward to many more years in your group, and thanks for the support you give us. (I think we share the same night-owl tendencies too!)

    Joy x

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James McAllister - January 27, 2015

Hi Joy!

I’m loving Sue’s Facebook group so I know the other stuff she offers has got to be top-notch as well.

I’ll definitely have to look into this further as I’m always looking to improve and social media is definitely going to be really important this year. Time management is another big issue of mine and something I need to work on this year.

Strangely my best network behind YouTube has been Google+. I haven’t focused on Facebook at all other than for pay per click advertising so perhaps it’s time to tap into Facebook’s potential.

In any case I’m looking forward to learning a lot this year!

Thanks Joy!

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    Joy Healey - January 27, 2015

    Hi James

    I’m glad you’re getting benefit from Sue’s group. Those, like you, who take action always will. I have followed Sue’s training for some years now and she’s great.

    YouTube/Google+ are areas I’ve yet to work on – other than a rudimentary presence, but it’s those two horrid words “time management”. I just need more hours in the day.

    We’ll keep in touch ๐Ÿ™‚

    Joy

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Sandy - January 27, 2015

Very comprehensive review, Joy. Always impressed by how you planned and wrote your post. Something to learn from! As for social media, I will be putting in more efforts in LinkedIn and G+ this year, besides FB n Pinterest. Yes, Sue’s group is fantastic and yes, it’s as if we have known each other for quite some time! Glad to be connected, Joy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Joy Healey - January 27, 2015

    Hi Sandy

    Thanks for your kind words.

    Pinterest would be absolutely fantastic for you because you’re so artistic. I’m afraid my time on Pinterest tends to be spent pinning cure dogs and recipes that I pretend to myself I will cook one day.

    But for someone with such visual content and yourself, it’s fabulous.

    Thanks for visiting, Joy

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Una Doyle - January 27, 2015

Hi Joy, like you I had challenges last year and it’s great to be making a fresh start in 2015!

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    Joy Healey - January 28, 2015

    It’s good to see you back again Una, and we’ll both make a fresh start.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy

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Amaia - January 28, 2015

Thanks for all the tips. Lately I have been enjoying Instagram very much. And I believe that social media growing is about enjoying what you are doing, if you get boring, people won\’t follow you.Thanks again!

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    Joy Healey - January 28, 2015

    Hi Amaia,

    You’ve reminded me I really need to have a look at Instagram too. I know people are loving images. I need to make better use of them!

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy

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Mustafa Gaziani - January 28, 2015

Hey Joy,

Great review post as expected. I never heard about social fresh start before. It seems something more what I’m assuming. I’ll gonna learn more about it to know more advantage of fresh start.

-Mustafa

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    Joy Healey - January 28, 2015

    Hi Mustafa,

    Glad you found it interesting. The course is great value, so I hope you decide to give it a try. You won’t regret it.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy

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Steve Thomas - January 29, 2015

Great post Joy!
A solid review of a really great product that I got my hands on as well and have already taken a lot from it and am currently planning out a solid strategy that my business will follow and all this has come from the Social Fresh Start training.

I can totally relate to the overwhelm of multiple accounts within multiple social media networks and instead am solely going to focus on just 2 platforms and work to perfect both of those before even considering diving into another platform.
I do have some help on board now as well which might alleviate me of some time to concentrate on other things like a solid social media presence.

Good to see that you too are going to focus on Twitter as it’s a great platform and when used properly for business can be super powerful.

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    Joy Healey - January 29, 2015

    Hi Steve

    Glad you enjoyed the review, and that you’re also finding Social Fresh start a valuable course.

    Now that I’ve started to look after my Twitter account properly, I can see why I’d lost control trying to do several of them LOL.

    And as for the rest – well, I’m working on my Facebook account, but I think the rest will have to take their turn.

    I hope it works out for you having help on board. One day I ought to do that, but I’m a bit too much of a control freak!

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy

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zora - January 29, 2015

Hi , Joy Thanks for the reviews and good tips . Your blog is well laid out and i like the colors .
Your post looks really good with the nice graphisc.

Thanks for the tips
Zora Blume

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    Joy Healey - January 31, 2015

    Thanks Zora,

    Glad you like it. I did a revamp recently and must admit I’m quite pleased with my results.

    Have a great weekend. Joy

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David Lee - January 29, 2015

Thanks for sharing your review about this course. Social media is one of the hardest marketing tools for me and it’s so vital to our business and getting clients. I will look into this further. Thanks again!

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    Joy Healey - January 31, 2015

    Hi David,

    I find Social Media the hardest marketing tool too, because it’s so very easy to lose track of time and slip from business into entertainment!

    Sue’s course will help you and I hope you decide to buy it.

    Have a great weekend. Joy

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Edward - January 30, 2015

Wow wow wow Joy what a great review!!! I really enjoyed reading your review.
I know that sues social fresh start course is top notch. It is the best I have seen so far.

All The Best
Edward Haberthur

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    Joy Healey - January 31, 2015

    Hi Edward

    Glad you liked the review. It was easy to write because it’s such a good product.

    Have a great weekend. Joy

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Deborah Tutnauer - January 31, 2015

Ah.. the Spinning Plate Syndrome. Lovely choice of words Joy!

I tend to see the image of spinning plates as a positive one, as opposed to the image of “balance” that no one can ever achieve. I even wrote a blog post awhile back, all about spinning plates in a manner that keeps you sane!

But I completely understand what was going on for you… Too many balls (plates) in their air and a struggle to pay good attention to the most important ones. Starting with Twitter in the way you did, seems pretty smart!

Though Facebook has more users, their heavy handed algorithms tend to thwart many of the best laid social media marketing plans these days, unless you plan to pay to play!I like the real time flow of twitter and the way engagement can grow not limited by anything other than one’s own efforts and skill. I have even played a bit with target twitter ads and must say I love the CPC and CTR in a way that I haven\’t loved pay per click since the very early days of Google!

Thanks for this informative article and the course recommendation Joy!
Warmly,
Deborah

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    Joy - February 2, 2015

    Welcome to my blog, Deborah, I am so pleased to see you here and I hope you will find plenty of helpful information ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve continued my “slash and burn” policy to focus on the more important things in my business and clear the clutter. It’s starting to feel better, but there’s more to do!

    Yes, I’ve rather “gone off” Facebook because of their recent changes, which is why I chose Twitter to be the first topic in the Social Fresh Start course. I haven’t yet tried Twitter adverts, but that’s probably something to try soon.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts – it helps to know other people are thinking in the same way.

    Have a great week, Joy

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Edward Thorpe - February 17, 2015

Hi Joy,

Super review of Sue & Dan’s Social Fresh Start, which I also have. You’re right, it’s a excellent guide to take back control of our social media presence. Which I’m in dire need of doing!

Not a fan of vids over 7 – 8 minutes. Also, prefer study materials on paper with audio backup.
Edward

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    Joy - February 17, 2015

    Hi Edward

    Glad you like the review – and the course.

    I much prefer my learning in bite-sized chunks, otherwise I have been known to doze off – shameful, but I’m not used to sitting around. That’s my excuse.

    Anyway – Sue’s videos are the perfect length.

    Joy

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      Edward Thorpe - February 17, 2015

      Joy,

      It’s getting a little eerie, because I’ve the exact same problem with sittin’ around. I’ve a very slim threshold of boredom, as I’m going to now assume you do, as well ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Edward

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        Joy - February 20, 2015

        Dead right Edward!

        Although sometimes it gets me into trouble, I’m far better kept busy.

        Got it from my Dad – but you knew that didn’t you? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mark - February 26, 2015

What an excellent review Joy!

Thanks! It certainly appears that Sue & Dan really have created an
extremely worthwhile information product.

Like you, my entire social media presence could really use some serious revamping!LOL!

So this could turn out to be the perfect resource to help me accomplish that.

As you are well aware, if you’re not careful you can spend quite a bit
on non productive time on social media.

So my thoughts are, if you’re going to be there, why not make the most effective
use of your time!

Thanks for sharing this proven source!

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    Joy - February 27, 2015

    Hi Mark,

    I’m glad you liked the review of Social Media Fresh Start. Sue and Dan Worthington are in a small group of trusted product creators whose products always over-deliver. And it’s not just the courses that are great, their after-sales support is great too.

    I dread to think how much time I would waste on social media without following their structured advice, and using the tools they recommend – plenty of their recommendations are completely free, so the course isn’t just promoting their affiliate links!

    Time is money!

    Joy

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