Find Your Influence Feature Round-Up

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Over the past few months we’ve been featured in some amazing publications, from The Huffington Post to Entrepreneur Magazine. So today we wanted to share a little link love and point you all in the directions of some amazing articles on Influencer Marketing.

 

We were just thrilled when The Huffington Post mentioned our CEO, Jamie Reardon, in a recent article on ‪Influencer Marketing– Try These 8 Steps to a More Influential Blog. http://huff.to/1yczuaQ

 

Our Co-Founder, Cristine Vieira, shared her expert advice with CMS Wire on Influencer Marketing. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1H4UUs9

 

Jamie was also featured in a great Forbes article - Five Strategies To Influence The Influencers: http://bit.ly/1N57Gfs

 

We were so excited to be featured in Entrepreneur Magazine! Read Jamie’s expert advice on turning influencers into ambassadors for your brand here: http://entm.ag/1GAPAsl

 

Our post on seven reasons to work with online influencers was picked up by Chief Marketer!  Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1LyzA0d

 

Jamie also recently shared three tips for launching a successful and cost-effective Influencer Marketing campaign. Check out our feature on eMarketing and Commerce here: http://bit.ly/1KLamwO

 

Convince & Convert featured our “How to Leverage Celebrity Influencers for Small Business” post on their blog! Check out our feature here: http://bit.ly/1JShlDy
Our article, “Four Reasons Your Next ‪‎Influencer Marketing Campaign Will Fail,” was featured on Ivy Exec!  Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/1LBgd8c

 

Finally, we were just thrilled to see Find Your Influence featured in Inc. Magazine! Read our expert advice on why finding the right influencer for your brand is crucial to your campaign success here: http://bit.ly/1IwmnoI

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Beating The Summer Blogging Blues

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Summer is the season for bathing suits, BBQs, and the…blues? It seems like when summer rolls around the temperature goes up and your blog reach goes down, which may put you in a state of the “summer blues.”  No need to stress, though, look to using the excitement of the summer to connect with your audience. Here are five tips for beating the summer blogging blues:

 

  1. Beat the heat: Everyone is trying to escape the heat during the summer, so use this to your advantage.  Share your go-to spots to visit when it’s just too hot out. This could be a local coffee shop, a favorite book store, or even a few indoor or outdoor evening events that are happening in your area.

 

  1. Beauty Time: During the summer months, many people have a lot more time on their hands. So use this time to your advantage and share something beauty related that you may not have time to indulge in during the other times of the year. Kristina of Mothers Niche recently shared a fun DIY facial, so why not give it a try and share your experience with your readers?  Don’t forget to link back to Kristina’s post, though, because sharing is caring – even in the blog world.

 

  1. Summer Reading List:  Who doesn’t enjoy a good book over the summer? It’s the perfect time to get ahead on your reading, so why not come up with a great list of books that you think your audience would enjoy? The gals over at The Indie Chicks recently shared their summer reads, so read through their post for a bit of inspiration to get you started.

 

  1. Best Road Trip Games: Come up with a list of some fun trivia and mind games for people who are traveling this summer. Create your own game, or search around for a few fun ideas to share!

 

  1. Summer Recipes:  During the summer months, people are looking for recipes that are light and healthy. So why not write a post about your favorite healthy and delicious recipe? Taralynn of Simply Taralynn has shared a lot of healthy recipes that are super easy and fresh, like this yummy looking Avocado Celery Root Salad that would be perfect for a picnic lunch!

 

What are you some of your favorite ways to beat the heat and keep your blog readers engaged during the summer months? Share your ideas with us in the comments below, and don’t forget to sign-up to be a part of the Find Your Influence team if you haven’t already! Big things are happening for us and our influencers this summer, and we would love for you to be a part of it!

 

By: Kailey Loud and Chelsea Goodson for Find Your Influence

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5 Tips for Growing Your Social Media Following

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Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up one day and magically have thousands of people following and engaging with you on social media? Well, while we couldn’t agree more, we do know that there isn’t a magical formula that can do this for you. However, we have five effective tips to share that will not only increase your social media following, but also get you connected with like minded and engaging users.

  1. Make sure you’re utilizing the right social media channels for you. Are photos your passion? Then you should be on Instagram! Are you not into inspiration boards? Then you should probably stay away from Pinterest . Go through this process for every social media channel and confirm which ones really are the best for you (or your brand, style, etc.).
  1. Facebook and Twitter are two very similar, yet very different social media sites. While it’s fine to share the same post on both channels, it’s also very important to tailor your message to the audience you’re speaking to. Keep your tweets sweet and short and save your photos and detailed posts for Facebook.
  1. Using relevant hashtags is very helpful in spreading your post further, and finding  likeminded users. Don’t be afraid to try out different hashtags to find the ones that work best for you.
  1. Follow Twitter accounts and like Facebook pages that are relevant to your interests, focuses or business to further build your social media community.
  1. Lastly, don’t forget that when it comes down to it, social media is social. Utilize your Facebook page to like and share other people’s posts, along with favoriting and retweeting tweets on Twitter. Be a good social media neighbor, because everyone likes feeling recognized and appreciated – even if it is only online.

 

By: Kailey Loud and Chelsea Goodson for Find Your Influence

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