December Social Media Prompts

This article includes 31 December Social Media prompts to help you consistently show up for your community.

Do you have a business page and struggle with what to post each day? While building your community it is important to post engaging content consistently on your social media channels. Each month I share a social media calendar to get you started with engaging content to connect with your followers and build a community of supporters and customers.

When posting on social media, it is important to remember to:

  • be your authentic self
  • switch up your content type – images, quotes, etc
  • cross-promote what you share on your various platforms
  • focus on the social media platforms you are most comfortable using first
  • And remember – planning is good but in the moment shares is great!

December Daily Social Media Prompts

Below is a graphic you can save to for easy access or you can bookmark this article to refer to each day. The great thing about these prompts is that you can use them to post consistently on your social media channels – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Snapchat, the list is endless. You can create images, live-streams and even quick video snippets to answer each prompt and encourage your followers to respond back to you with their answers or ideas.

I would love to support you on social media – feel free to use the hashtag #MDGBizBoost so I can easily find your posts to like, comment, heart and share.

December Social Media Calendar

For 2019, I have released an eBook that includes a prompt for every single day of the year. You can get a head-start on planning how you’re going to show up for your community. Get all the details and purchase your copy here.

  1. #BizGoals: Share your December goals and focus.
  2. Good Morning: Share how you’re starting your day.
  3. #MotivationMonday: Share a favorite motivational quote to kickstart the week
  4. Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day: Publicly thank those who help you within your business. #ExtraordinaryWorkTeamRecognitionDay
  5. Read a New Book Month: Promote a book or eBook you’ve written. #ReadANewBookMonth
  6. #OneWord2019: Review how your #OneWord for the year has impacted you and your business.
  7. #FridayIntroductions: Introduce yourself and share three facts about you and/or your business
  8. #WeekendVibes: Showcase your happy moments from the weekend.
  9. #SelfcareSunday: How will you make self care a priority this week?
  10. MondayMorning: How do you start your week on a positive note?
  11. National App Day: What are your favorite apps to use within your daily routine?
  12. Read a New Book Month: What new book are you reading this month?
  13. #Gratitude: Share moments that made you thankful this week?
  14. #FreebieFriday: Share a free resource you have
  15. National Wear Your Pearls Day: Today reminds us that when life throws dirt our way, we all have value in the end. Share how you’ve cultivated self-love and confidence during tough times.
  16. #SelfieSunday: Share a selfie and what you’re looking forward to this week. Encourage you community to reply and do the same.
  17. #GoodMorning: Share your morning view and what you are making happen this week.
  18. Tip Tuesday: Share how you encourage yourself within your business.
  19. National Write a Business Plan Month: Share how you’re finishing this year strong and preparing for a successful 2020.
  20. Gratitude2018: Share moments from 2018 that you’re thankful for.
  21. National Look at the Bright Side Day: Share how you strive to stay positive and upbeat within your business.
  22. Quarter 4 Successes: Share your highlights from Quarter 4.
  23. #SundayRead: Share a recent article you have written; been featured in; or have learned from.
  24. Last-Minute Shopper’s Day: Share tips for last minute shoppers and any gift card / certificate specials you may have.
  25. Christmas Day: Share the best gifts you’ve received from your business this year
  26. National Thank You Note Day: Share a thank you note to your community for their support this year.
  27. Life of An Entrepreneur: Share 3 Ways Entrepreneurship has changed / impacted you this year
  28. #FridayIntroductions: Introduce yourself to your community.
  29. Still Need to Do Day: What is something you still need to do before this year is out.
  30. December 2018: Share your favorite moments from this month
  31. No Interruptions Day: Share ways one can spend time in quiet thought on this last day of the year.

 

November Social Media Prompts

How consistent are you with posting on your social media pages? While building your community it is important to post engaging content on a regular basis to connect with your community. This is how you build a relationship that ties into the like, know and trust factor with those connected to your page.

Each month I share a social media calendar to get you started with engaging content to connect with your followers and build a community of supporters and customers.

When posting on social media, it is important to remember to:

  • be your authentic self
  • switch up your content type – images, quotes, etc
  • cross-promote what you share on your various platforms
  • focus on the social media platforms you are most comfortable using first
  • planning is good but in the moment shares is great!

November Social Media Prompts

Below is a graphic you can save to for easy access or you can bookmark this article to refer to each day. The great thing about these prompts is that you can use them to post consistently on your social media channels – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Snapchat, the list is endless. You can create images, live-streams and even quick video snippets to answer each prompt and encourage your followers to respond back to you with their answers or ideas.

I would love to support you on social media – feel free to use the hashtag #MDGBizBoost so I can easily find your posts to like, comment, heart and share.

November Social Media Calendar

  1. Give Up Your Shoulds Day: What “shoulds” are holding you back within your business? Share how you’re releasing them or moving forward with action as you start a new month
  2. #FridayIntroductions: Introduce yourself to your community. Ask a getting to know you question that ties in with your focus.
  3. Book Lovers Day: Share your favorite book(s) and why you love them
  4. Zero Tasking Day: Rather than filling your “extra” hour with another task, encourage your community to rest and relax. You do the same!
  5. #BizGoals: Share your November goals and focus.
  6. Election Day: Encourage your community to exercise their right to vote. Share a photo that signifies what you’re doing this Election Day.
  7. International Stress Awareness Day: How do you alleviate stress in your daily life?
  8. National Gratitude Month: Share 5 things your thankful for as it relates to your business for 2018.
  9. #FollowFriday: Share 3-5 people that your community should connect with and why.
  10. Promote You: Share a testimonial from a client or customer.
  11. Veterans Day: Show honor to the veterans in your field or community.
  12. Motivation Monday: Share a motivational quote or tip to kickstart the week.
  13. World Kindness Day: Share ideas for random acts of kindness.
  14. #OneWord2018: Share how you’re incorporating your One Word into your actions this month.
  15. Use Less Stuff Day: Share how you are or can declutter your workspace.
  16. Healthy Lifestyles Month: What healthy habits are you incorporating in your daily routine?
  17. National Take a Hike Day: Take a hike or walk. Share the importance of getting fresh air and exercise as an entrepreneur.
  18. #SelfieSunday: Share a selfie and what you’re looking forward to this week
  19. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day: Share about your entrepreneurship journey and how it has empowered you.
  20. #TipTuesday: Share a quick video with a tip that will benefit your community
  21. Better Conversation Week: Share effective communication tips.
  22. Thanksgiving: Share a Thanksgiving greeting with your community – include why you’re thankful for their support.
  23. National Family Week: Share how you’re spending quality time with your family.
  24. Small Business Saturday: Spotlight local small businesses in your community that you support.
  25. Healthy Lifestyles Month: Share how you strive to be healthy as an entrepreneur.
  26. Cyber Monday: Promote a special for your business.
  27. Giving Tuesday: Highlight a non-profit that you support and share why it’s important to you.
  28. Good Morning: Share how you’re starting your day.
  29. National Gratitude Month: Share how you incorporate gratitude into your daily routine.
  30. November 2018: Share your favorite moments from this month

     

October Social Media Prompts

This article shares 31 October Social Media Prompts to help you show up consistently prepare your social media content calendar for the month.

Fall is in the air. Quarter 4 is here and it is time for YOU to show up for your community consistently on social media. This monthly calendar will help you do just that.

Each month I strive to share a social media calendar to get you started with engaging content to connect with your followers and build a community of supporters and customers. Community building has been a game-changer for my business and social media presence. When you are in the process of building your community it is important to post consistently on your social media channels, engage and be your authentic self.

Below is a graphic you can save to for easy access or you can bookmark this article to refer to each day for your October Social Media Prompts. The great thing about these prompts is that you can use them to post on your social media channels – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Snapchat, the list is endless. You can create images, live-streams and even quick video snippets to answer each prompt and encourage your followers to respond back to you with their answers or ideas.
Need more? I invite you to sign up for the #BizBoost Monthly Service I offer.  This monthly subscription includes daily prompts, monthly training and more to provide you with ideas on what to share daily on your social media pages.
October Social Media Calendar
  1. #BizGoals: Share your goals and focus for the new month
  2. I’m Just Me Because … Month: What makes you unique within your business?
  3. Promote YOU: Share a product or service you offer. Keep in mind that the holidays are approaching. Start planning your marketing strategy now.
  4. Improve Your Office Day: Share how you can or will improve your working space. What would make it a space that helps you to be more productive and efficient?
  5. National Diversity Day: Share how you embrace and celebrate diversity within your business.
  6. Frugal Fun Day: Share your favorite frugal and fun activities.
  7. You Matter to Me Day: Share why your community matters to you and encourage them to let others know why they matter to them.
  8. National Kick Butt Day: Share how you will kick butt this week. What productivity tools do you use to keep you focused and on track?
  9. Tip Tuesday: Share a quick video with a tip that will benefit your community. It could be the answer to a FAQ you’re asked or a simple way to accomplish a task within your daily routine.
  10. World Mental Health Day: Educate your community on ways to focus on their mental health.
  11. You Go, Girl! Day: Spotlight a woman who has or is changing history in your field.
  12. National Savings Day: Talk about something you are saving towards within your business.
  13. Eat Better, Eat Together Month: Share your favorite weekend meals you enjoy with your family.
  14. Breast Cancer Awareness: Spotlight a survivor and / or share information to raise awareness for breast cancer.
  15. #GoodMorning: Share your morning view and what you’re making happen this week.
  16. Boss’s Day: Share how you are one of the best bosses you’ve ever had.
  17. Life of an Entrepreneur: Share your Quarter 4 goals and how you want to close out 2018
  18. Get to Know Your Customers Day: Ask your customers a get-to-know you question to engage and connect with them.
  19. New Friends Day: Spotlight a new business friend you’ve made this year.
  20. Work and Family Month: Share tips and resources to balance a business and family.
  21. National Book Month: Share a book you’ve written or one that you’ve enjoyed reading that’s made a difference in your business.
  22. Emotional Wellness Month: Share ways you will make your emotional wellness a priority as an entrepreneur.
  23. Positive Attitude Month: Discuss how you stay positive and upbeat within your business
  24. Take Back Your Time Day: What are ways you can make time for doing the things you love?
  25. #OneWord2018: How are you implementing your One Word this month?
  26. Friday Introductions: Introduce yourself to your community. It’s important to do this on a regular basis as your community grows on social media. It’s also a great way to ask getting-to-know-you questions about your followers.
  27. Make A Difference Day: Share how you and your business makes a difference in your community
  28. #SelfieSunday: Share a selfie and what you’re looking forward to this week. Encourage you community to reply and do the same.
  29. #BizTip: Share how you prepare for a new week and / or month.
  30. Checklist Day: Share a checklist your community can use to be more productive. If you don’t have one, share one from another source.
  31. October 2018: Share your favorite moments from this month.

How to consistently show up on social media

A question I’m often asked by newer (and sometimes not so new) entrepreneurs is just how to consistently show up on social media. There is so much noise and so many aspects to running their business that having a consistent social media presence often gets put on the back burner. Combine that with deciding on what to post every single day – it’s easy to see why many business owners may opt to focus on other areas of their business.

This is what inspired me to start creating my monthly social media calendars. It is a free resource that provides a relevant topic to discuss daily on your social media platforms.  I believe in the importance of showing up consistently on your social media channels, engage with your community and allow them to see your authentic self.

How to show up consistently on social media

In today’s digital age, social media allows you to connect with current and potential customers in innovative and engaging ways.

4 ways to show up consistently on social media

Rather than let social media get the best of you, I believe in jumping in and doing it. You can correct, learn and grow as you go along. It’s so easy to stay stuck in the planning stage and let the many excuses of waiting for the “perfect time or plan” to keep you from connecting with your community. The longer you wait, the more you give others the opportunity to connect with those waiting on you and your awesomeness.

Plan ahead.

Putting some thought into what you are going to share on social media can save you a lot of time and energy in the long-run. Yes, it is important to post some timely and in-the-moment content, but the bulk of your social media engagement can be pre-scheduled. This, also, allows you to see what relevant dates and events are coming up that you can implement in your social media strategy. There are so many fun and engaging “holidays” that can help to inspire your content and connect you with your community.

woman planning out how to show up consistently on social media

Be personable.

Let your personality shine through and be yourself. When you’re posting on social media, think about how your content will relate to your community and business. The easiest person for me to be is ME. I’ve found that it is not worth the time and energy to put forth a personality that does not mesh with who I am. It doesn’t bring me joy and those that work with me will quickly find out which can tarnish my reputation.

Engage and connect.

Remember that on social media you have to be social. Respond to comments, ask questions, support others on social media and use the different tools available on social media platforms to connect and communicate with your community. In the video below I share how much I love InstaStories – especially using the engagement tools they’ve added: ask a question, polls, sliding scales, etc. These are great ways to get instant feedback and learn more about those that are connected with you.

Livestream. Be in the moment.

It is no secret that I absolutely love live-streaming. I admit that I fought tooth and nail against embracing it at first, but once I got started … Oh EM GEE!!! This is such a great way to truly connect and engage with your community. Don’t overthink it or stress over hitting the broadcast button. The more you do that the harder it will be. My suggestions are to go recruit a few friends and fellow entrepreneurs to support you and just do it. Jump on and share who you are and what you do. Once you finish and realize you didn’t die, you can make a plan to go live at least once a week on your preferred social media platform.

Incorporating livestreams while you’re out and about is a great way for your community to connect with you. You can bring them along as you shop for your business or on your travels to speak or teach. Let them see you in action and why they want to stay connected with you to learn more.

Securing Sponsors For Your Next Project

As a small business owner, the support of sponsors for my events and projects has been a huge help with off-setting my costs, reaching a broader demographic and providing a platform for other entrepreneurs and small business owners when I host events – both virtually and face-to-face.

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10 Female Entrepreneurs to Learn From

Learning is a continuous process. Throughout my entrepreneurial journey I have had the opportunity to connect with some amazing female entrepreneurs who have shared a plethora of knowledge with me directly and indirectly.

One of the greatest things about the Internet is the accessibility of information and being able to learn from others anytime from any place.

Below is a list of 10 women who I have learned from over the years as a blogger, entrepreneur, social media consultant and, even, from my days as a direct sales consultant.

(Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links.)

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Making The Most of Your Online Communities

The nitty gritty of this article are specific actions to take to make the most out of your online communities – especially Facebook groups which are very popular and can cultivate wonderful collaborations.

As the popularity of Facebook groups grew, groups began popping up about anything and everything. And that is fantastic. I love that I can join groups and connect with people that are passionate about my many different interests and ideas – from entrepreneurs, bloggers, motherhood, direct sales and even quick and easy meal ideas for busy families. It’s awesome, I know!

Side Note: Please do not automatically add people to your groups. Send them a quick note or invite and give them the option to join or request that you add them. It is a pet peeve of many.

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Building Your Success Team

Think about anyone you know who is incredibly successful.

Do these people do everything themselves? Do they do it all themselves?

Think of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books. She writes the books, but does she do all the legal work, all the marketing, distribution, printing, advertising and public relations?

No of course she does not.

She has a “success team” around her.

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Goal setting is important for any business – without the proper establishment of goals based on a business’ mission, there is no direction for the business itself or its employees. However, goal setting alone is not enough. Here’s what you need to do if you’re going to turn those goals into reality.

Define Success

Before goals can be set, the definition of success needs to be established. Will it be an increase in sales by five percent, opening of more branches of the business, or opening of a new division within the business? Your goals should all be focused around what you consider to be success for your business. Read more

Goals In Your Business

Goal setting is crucial for attaining what you want in your personal and professional life. Think about the times you’ve created long-lasting changes in your life.  Examine what you’ve achieved and you’ll discover that there was most likely a planned and well executed goal behind it. Goal setting is very important and something that I am passionate about and attribute much of my success in my home-based business. Read more