5 Tips for Building Engagement

5 Tips for Building Engagement

What’s up bloggers and bloggetts, it’s your girl you know who with another you know what for your reading pleasure.

Question..Do you have over 1000 friends on Facebook but when you post you hear crickets?

 

I know I did but I discovered one major problem and it had nothing to do with me. You wouldn’t believe who the culprit was. Are you ready…..FACEBOOK. Yep, Facebook. Because of it’s algorthims Facebook will have your post all jacked up. Only a select few actually see what you post.

The second issue I discovered was only posting once or twice but not providing any real value to the marketplace. Sharing fight video’s may get you a lot of engagement but are these the people you want to do business with? Just a little something to think about.

As entreprenuers we understand the importance of building our brand. We understand the Know, Like and Trust factor concept and providing value to the makret place is how we do it however the one thing we need is an audience that is engaged and participates.

So, now that we understand the problem let’s talk about the solution.

 

In today’s blog, I expose 5 simple things you can do. Some will be simple and others might require you to be a little vulnerable but it will help you start to build up that engagement on your post.

Secret Sauce #1

Your first day will be super simple. Ask a simple question that requires a simple answer.

Ex: Do you like coffee or tea? Your favorite color? Do you have sibilings?

I think you get the idea. Now as people start to engage don’t go into the witness proctection program.  Like their response, find a cool sticker, post a comment. Let them know your there.

Secret Sauce #2

Be a little vulnerable. Today you want to create a long post and share something you’ve struggled with but have overcome. It can be business or personal. It is totally up to you. By doing this you are letting people in on who you are and how you could possibly help them. Note: Space out your words (have a little white space)

Secret Sauce #3

You want to offer your friends something and give a call to action or (CTA). Maybe you have a free PDF, an ebook, etc however you want to pose it in a way that requires them to comment and you want to be a specific as possible so that you can inbox them and start to build rapport. Ex: If I could show you how to lose 7lbs in 7 days would you like a sneak peek? Comment 7lbs below or If I could show you how to create amazing graphics for FREE would you like the blueprint. Comment YES.

I hope that makes sense

Secret Sauce #4

Share, Share and Share. Share a few tips that your audience might be looking for. Ex: 3 Tips to help your flowers grow, 3 ways to lose weight, 5 ways to build engagement (hint, hint)

Secret Sauce #5

Here’s another post that might require you to share a little about you. Snap a few pics behind the scenes of your working. Believe it or not people can be a little nosey. Take that photo of your computer, etc. or shoot a video like I did talking about what I do outside the office like going to water aerobics.

 

Well there you have it my friends 5 ways to gain engagement on social media. These are not the only things you can do and it may not work your first go round but trust me keep doing it and tweeking and see your engagement skyrocket.

I hope you got some value from today’s post. If you did could I ask a huge favor of you. Could you Like, Share and most importantly comment.

Wishing you all Peace, Blessings and Prosperity.

Shawne

You, Me And Water Parks: The Truth

  • You, Me And Water Parks: The Truth

Are you and your family water park junkies?

Do you travel the world looking for the next big water park to cross off your list?

Well, if this is you then you will enjoy today’s post.

What’s up bloggers and bloggetts, it’s your girl Shawne here with another you know what for your reading pleasure. I thought I would share this with you today as my son is a water park junkie. He can’t seem to get enough and I thought you might enjoy. So, sit back and be prepared to be SPLASHED!

 

Check out these 9 amazing parks here in the US

1. Disney’s Blizzard Beach in Orlando @ The Walt Disney World Resort

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Dollywood Splash Country in Pigeon Forge Tennesse

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park in North Conway, NH

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Noah’s Ark Water Park in Wisconsin Dells, WI

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Pump House Indoor Water Park in Jay, VT

 

 

 

 

 

7. Roaring Springs Water Park in Meridian, ID

 

 

 

 

 

8. Wet ‘n’ Wild in Kapolei, HI

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Wild Island Family Adventure Park in Sparks Nevada

 

 

 

 

 

Well there you have it my friends 9 amazing water parks to add to your bucket list.

Wishing you Peace, Blessings and Prosperity

Shawne

Are you taking advantage?

Are you taking advantage?

if your anything like me I love to save a few dollars but you’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re not taking advantage of the tax deductions allowed for services we are already paying.

What’s up bloggers and bloggetts, it’s your girl you know who with another you know what for your reading pleasure.

I’m sure your asking yourself what I mean when I asked

Are you taking advantage?

I wrote today’s post because it is very near and dear to me. Let me give you a little background history before we jump into today’s topic.

As a young child I was told to go to school and get a good education, go to college and get a good job and oh yeah stay there until your 65 and then retire. SOUNDS GOOD RIGHT…NOT but for most of us this is not our reality nor can we afford to live off our retirement after giving that company our blood, sweat and tears.

I discovered early on that I hated working for someone else. I didn’t like someone telling me when i could come and go but like many of us we stay because we need to pay the bills. We need to have a roof over our heads, a little food and some clothes on our backs.

I wasn’t really told to explore your passions and turn them into a viable business.

YOUR JOB AND THE 9-5 MENTALITY

For most people they feel that having a 9-5 means a guaranteed check and that one source of income is more than enough for everyday living and retirement. And to most they forget that they can be fired at anytime just because.

Now let me begin by saying that there is nothing wrong with working a 9-5. Some people are truly living out their passion and making the money they desire. They have more than enough money for the rent/mortgage, lights, phone and the list goes on but let me ask you a question?

Do you have the TIME FREEDOM you desire to live a true and fulfilled life? Many will say NO to this important question and that can be a problem.

Are you able to take that trip when you want?

Can you make your child’s event at  school during the day?

A lot of the time we think we are living the life we desire because we have that dream job and making the money but we have NO TIME. This is one major key factor that get’s left out of the equation.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Now for a lot of people this is a scary word…WHY because the thought of doing it all on your own is SCARY AS HELL.

Entrepreneurship means no guarantees, entrepreneurship means it’s all on you. entrepreneurship means there is no one to take the fall but you.

The one difference between your 9-5 and entrepreneurship is that they only one who can fire you is YOU. However if you quit on you, you don’t live or eat so quitting is NEVER AN OPTION!

One of the things I discovered along my journey to entrepreneurship are the many hills and valleys you will encounter. There will be several days you will want to quit and give up however this is never an option if your goal is to live the life you desire with time freedom added into the equation.

As entrepreneurs we are now able to take advantage.

Let me ask you a few questions?

Do you pay rent/mortgage?

How about lights?

Do you pay for heat/gas for your home?

Do you have a cellphone?

Do you own a car?

Do you buy gas for your car?

Do you repair your car?

Do you ever travel?

Have you brought a new computer?

All these expenses and many more can now be a WRITE OFF.

Now, I could go on and on with this list however I think your starting to get the point. Every month we pay these expenses but as an employee we reap none of the benefits.however as a home based business owner you can now take advantage of the benefits. These everyday expenses have now became a tax deduction.

Now understand I’m not a tax consultant but I am a business owner who takes advantages of all the benefits. My question is   WHY AREN’T YOU?

YOUR JOB + ENTREPRENEURSHIP = WIN WIN

You can have the best of both worlds by simply getting yourself a home based business while employed and take advantage of all that is afforded to you. I think this is the best way to fuel your passions. Have that 9-5 to pay your everyday expenses and build your business on the side. As your business grows then you can decide if you wish to stay or walk away and live the lifestyle you desire

Let no one tell you that you can’t have it all because it’s absolutely possible.

I now have the time to drop my son off at school every morning, go to school functions during the day, take vacations when I want and just enjoy family.

 

Me and the boy at a baseball game

 

Me and the boy in NY to see The Color Purple

 

Me and the boy at the scooper bowl today.

 

 

 

 

Well that’s all I have for today my friends. I hope you got some value from today’s post. Don’t forget to L/S/C and remember

It’s time to take advantage

 

Wishing you all Peace, Blessings and Prosperity                                                                                                                                 Shawne

P.S. Discover how I’m able to fuel my passion and live the lifestyle I desire.

IS THE EARTH YOUR FRIEND?

IS THE EARTH YOUR FRIEND?

What’s up bloggers and bloggetts, it’s your girl you know who with another you know what for your reading pleasure.

Today I want to ask my readers IS THE EARTH YOUR FRIEND? I’m sure your saying Shawne what are you talking about so let me explain.

There are many of us in this world who care about mother nature and all that this world and land has to offer and for some of us this plays a big part in our travels around the world. We want to do more than just lay around on the beach sipping cool fruity drinks. We have the need to give back and help our environment.

So, today I thought I would share 3 Eco-Friendly resorts with you.

COSTA RICA

If you’ve always wanted to spend a little time in Costa Rica then check out the El Mangroove Autograph Collection in Guanacaste. It earned the highest ranking of a level 5 in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism program in 2015. It offers:

  • Water efficient faucets
  • Dual flush toilets
  • LED & fluorescent lighting
  • Local & Organic foods
  • and if that’s not enough the wood and trees that were cut down during construction where recycled into furniture and mirror frames.

MEXICO

Let’s spend a little time in Mexico with temperatures hovering around 82 degrees all year long. If luxury and chic are on your list then join us at the Azul Ixtapa in Ixtapa.  This is luxury with an eco-friendly concept. it won EarthChecks Gold Certification in 2016. The highlight of the Azul Ixtapa is EcoGym which offers it’s guest solar powered fitness equipment that power the gym and surrounding communities. How cool is that.

 

MALDIVES

Have you desired to visit this amazing place but didn’t know if it was eco-friendly? Well now you can and stay at the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa. Because of it’s delicate eco-system this resort installed a more efficient water heating system to help reduce the use of fuel, they also have a rainwater retention system and garden beds with Jade trees and Hibiscus as to reduce with the need of daily watering. You can’t get much greener than this.

 

 

Well there you have it my friends. Three amazing resorts in three amazing countries. If your ready to book these or any other amazing and fantabulous trips then let us help you today.

Connect with me via FB and say I WANT TO BOOK MY NEXT TRAVEL EXTRAVANGANZA.

Until we meet on the beaches of the world.

I wish you all Peace, Blessings and Prosperity.

SHAWNE

WHO KNEW?

WHO KNEW?

What’s up bloggers and bloggetts, it’s your girl Shawne here with yet another blog for your reading pleasure.

I can’t believe the month of March is just about over and that we’re already 3 months into the new year…JUST WOW is all I can say.

I’m not sure if your aware of this tid bit or not but March, March 8th to be exact has been coined Woman’s international Day and I didn’t want to let the month end without highlighting some amazing women.

I did a video on some of the woman in my life who have made a serious impact on me. Check it out below.

With that being said I also wanted to introduce you to some other amazing women. So, sit back and enjoy.

Now for some this may not be a surprise however it was for me as it was not on my radar and caused me to say

WHO KNEW?

I was flipping channels the other day and came across an interview with the president of Pepsi Co. to my surprise I was introduced to Indra Nooyi not only is she a woman running the second largest business in the world but she’s from India. How amazing is that. And has been named among the world’s 100 most powerful women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second amazing woman to hit my radar was Ursula Burns once the CEO from 2009-2016 and now the chairman of Xerox was the first black woman to head a fortune 500 company.  To her credit she was the first woman of color to succeed another woman who held that position Anne Mulcahy. She was named the 22nd most powerful woman by Forbes  in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third woman on my list Is Rosalind Brewer the first African American woman to run Sam’s Club. She just retired as of February 2017 and was named the 57th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the last woman on the list is Mary Barra the current CEO and Chairperson of General Motors. She worked her way up the ladder as she had served as the EVP of Global Product Development before her new gig and was named Times 100 most influential people in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well there you have it. Just a few amazing women doing some amazing things. I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did could I ask a huge favor and hit the Share button and don’t forget to give it a like and drop a comment as well.

 

Wishing you

Peace, Blessings and Prosperity

Shawne