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Hashtags – A Basic Understanding

Hashtags – A Basic Understanding

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Are you using hashtags to expand your reach on social media? If not, you might should start!

 

Hashtag? What the heck is a hashtag? You’ve seen it before… maybe as what most of us think of as a pound sign, the symbol that comes in front a number, the symbol we all use to use (many still do, including me! lol) instead of the word number, or literally as what comes behind a number to tell you how many pounds something weighs! That’s right… this “#”. If you’re not using hashtags in your social media posts yet, or if you are new, here’s a little bit about them I hope helps you! This is by NO MEANS advanced expert advice – just information for a basic understanding of what they are and how to get started with them!

 

Hashtags are searchable topics on social media. They are a word or group of words with no spaces in-between them, no special characters, no punctuation, and the # symbol in front of it. Using relevant and authentic #Hashtags strategically will bring people to you and your brand who may not already be following you or even be aware of you yet.

 

Hashtags actually started on Twitter but then expanded to Facebook, Google+, even more so on Instagram, and now LinkedIn and Pinterest are coming on board. When someone searches a topic, they can see any post you’ve used that hashtag in. Since they’re usually listed with the newest at the top, if yours is a highly competitive hashtag (which is not necessarily a bad thing), it can sometimes be hard to spot.

 

Hashtag subjects can be broad such as #Shopping, #Business, #SelfEmployed, or #Entrepreneur, or they may be more on-point like #FacebookBusinessTips, #AvonRep, #BloggerMom, or #HowToHashtag. You can also create your own that represent your very own brand or even a cause that you may want to raise funds or awareness for. When creating a post you’re using hashtags in, I’ve found it’s usually best to use a combination of broad and specific so that you can reach audiences that are new to you and your brand as well as those who already specifically looking for the kinds of products and/or services you have to offer. And remember, every.single.post you put out could be someone’s first impression of you.

 

The only platforms I use and my personal experience with hashtags has been…

 

  • On Facebook, I’ve seen I can use up to about 5 hashtags before the algorithm starts dropping me. I keep reading “reports” that say Facebook penalizes hashtags but my experience has not reflected that. For example, I may have a post with zero hashtags that reach very few or a good bit and the same is said for some of mine that have 5 or 6 hashtags. I’ve come to think it’s not necessarily the number of hashtags I have in it, but maybe a combination in the number of people looking for the content and people looking for the hashtag. Hashtags here must exactly match the search terms people are looking for. If you use them on your personal profile, your post audience setting determines who on Facebook can see it (Friends means only your Friends ca find them and Public means everyone can). In a Closed Group, only those belonging to the Group can search and find them, while anyone can see them in a Public Group. Since all posts on a business Page are public, all of your hashtagged posts there can be found.

 

  • On Google+, I usually just stick with the same ones I post on Facebook, although there isn’t really a limit to the number of hashtags you can use. Hashtags here don’t have to exactly match how people are searching and their ranking is based on how popular the hashtag is instead of how recent it is. Also, search results will also show topics *related* to your hashtag. With Google+ hashtags, do try to stick with telling Google what your post is about (ex: #BusinessTips) rather than a location you are at, as those don’t seem to work as well.

 

  • On Instagram, you can use up to 30 hashtags in the post and per comment! Instagram can greatly expand your network because of that. If you use your maximum number of hashtags on Instagram, it’s better to either do them at the bottom of the post with a lot of space between your content and the hashtags or for an even cleaner post look, to put them in the comments.

 

  • On LinkedIn, hashtags only really became “clickable” this year and are catching the kind of attraction here that they have on other platforms. It’s still not clear how many hashtags to use in a LinkedIn post, so I’ll be sticking with 1-3.

 

  • Until VERY recently, Pinterest (which is actually not a social media platform but a search engine) has totally discouraged users from using hashtags unless it was one that was brand-specific. Now, Pinterest seems to finally be gearing up for hashtags! They are beginning to not only have clickable hashtags in Pin descriptions but also pulling up a list of other similar hashtags while you are keying in your hashtag. It is still unclear exactly how we will see them on this platform or how many are recommended, so I’d say for now, start with about 3-5 hashtags. Their algorithm penalizes any Pin it considers spammy, hence a Pin with keyword-stuff hashtags will be down on the totem pole, so to speak so don’t go crazy.

 

With hashtags and these platforms, experiment for yourself and you’ll start seeing how useful they are! I hope that I’ve at least given you a basic understanding of what hashtags are and how to start using them.

 

 

Have a great day! đź’‹

Beth Bailey

Wife, Mama, Avon Representative, Mentor, and Fundraiser Specialist

 

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Feeling Lucky? Here’s Your Chance to Win 1 of 4 Special Edition Mini Coopers & Have the Taxes Paid for You!

Here’s Your Chance to Win 1 of 4 Special Edition Mini Coopers!

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How does winning a car sound? You have that chance right now with New Avon! How about also having the taxes paid for you? That’ll happen for four lucky winners!

A few years ago, Avon gave a away four Ford Mustangs. Last year, New Avon gave away a Mercedes (ya heard me). And now… New Avon’s newest car incentive is for the Mini Cooper, four of them to be exact! Avon will be giving away four Special Edition Mini Coopers, one in each of New Avon’s four Regions.

 

They’re special edition because each car is painted to match a color in Avon’s makeup line! How cute is that? Wait – There’s more! What’s better than winning a car? Winning a car AND the funds to pay the taxes! The four winners of these Mini Coopers will each receive $10,000 to go toward paying the vehicle taxes! I don’t know about you, but that just blows my mind, y’all!

 

Click here to become an Avon Representative now!

 

Here’s how you do it and earn those sweepstakes entries

For an Avon Representative in the United States who is in good standing to be eligible to enter this sweepstakes and earn your first entry, all you need to do is one of two things: either attend one of the upcoming Drive Like a Boss training workshops OR complete all Avon University online training courses that are available during the incentive period. (All classes must be completed by December 4, 2017.)

 

Avon U is actually currently getting an awesome makeover and the new setup will be unveiled this Fall. I’m personally excited about it! Anyway, Avon U and any workshops Avon brings us are all part of our free Representative training that is designed to help us build our Avon business! It’s a win-win, really, because we get to learn more about our business and earn entries at the same time!

 

You can earn up 11 entries in all regardless of how they’re earned and since this incentive runs C20-C25, 2017 (September 6 – December 4, 2017), you have SIX campaigns to earn them! The other 10 entries will be earned through sales and team building.

 

Get Entries for Customer Sales…

For each Campaign when you increase your sales over the same Campaign from last year by at least $100. Your current sales must be at least $300, so $300 or $100+, whichever is higher. Each Campaign is independent of each other, meaning you don’t have to get all of them for your sales increase to count in a Campaign!

If you are a new Representative, don’t worry… your minimum sales goal will automatically be $300 to qualify in this area.

 

Get Entries for Team Building…

You will get one entry for each Qualified New Recruit! Of course, that’s only until you meet the maximum number of entries allowed per Avon Rep. New Recruit qualifies when they place a $150 order in their 1st or 2nd Campaign AND pays for it on time (by Campaign closing).

Both Avon Leads who sign up (if you qualify to receive leads from Avon) and those who sign up that you get on your own will all be able to count towards this incentive for your entries. Since this incentive ends in Campaign 25, recruits must qualify before Campaign 25 closing to count. So, if they come in in Campaign 25, they must qualify in Campaign 25 to count.

 

The Drawings

The drawings for the cars will happen on or around December 12, 2017 and winners will be notified by New Year’s Eve!

 

All full details can be found through your Rep account on youravon.com

 

Becoming an Avon Representative is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. When you first land on the Avon Opportunity Page, your first step is filling out your information. (If you’re asked for a Reference Code, mine is bethbailey)

  2. Choose your Starter Kit. (** The choice of Starter Kits is given only once. New Reps will not have the opportunity to change kits once enrollment is submitted. **)

  3. Review your information for accuracy & choice of Starter Kit, pay for the kit, and click Submit!

 

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I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Have a great day! đź’‹

Beth Bailey

 

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To everyone who has subscribed to my blog or has just visited me from the beginning, I want to give a huge & quick THANK YOU!

 

While I was putting together my post for an upcoming Avon Campaign, Beth Bailey’s Avon Blog went from 9,997 to above 10,000 mark! Even though I saw it coming, I am still floored and I grateful! If you haven’t already subscribed to my blog, I invite you to do so and have new posts sent right to your inbox! (It’s the little subscription box to the right of this post 🙂 )

 

For additional content from me, follow me on social Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, & Google+ and subscribe to my Avon eRep emails.

 

If you ever think about Avon and want to Buy Avon or Sell Avon, need a Fundraiser or Gift Basket, or know of anyone who does, remember I’m here and I’m here to help.

 

 

Have a great day! đź’‹

Your Avon Lady,

Beth Bailey

 

 

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How Much Does it Cost to Sell Avon?

How much does it cost to sell Avon?

How Much Does It Cost to Sell Avon

 

As with any business, there are some costs to selling Avon, but it’s not as much as you might think!

 

I believe everyone should have as much information as they can get to be able make an informed decision and that includes being up front about the costs with anyone who is interested in selling Avon. I will do my best to cover that here!

 

Avon is one of the lowest (if not *the* lowest) start-ups in direct sales. Avon Reps have a free website we can sell from 24/7. We have access to free training on our Representative website and at sales meetings. We don’t have to order every campaign. As long as your order is at least $50 before taxes & shipping, you earn money. There are no quotas to make or inventory to keep.

 

You will be responsible for paying for your starter kit, brochures, rep order shipping, and other business tools such as samples and product delivery bags.

 

 

Starter Kits

There are three starter kits to choose from and each is shipped to you for free. While you can purchase whichever one you want, each is designed to help you depending on what your goals are. The Quick Starter is $25, the Advanced is $50, and the Premium is $100.

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Brochures

Avon Brochures are our store. You don’t have to buy any, but without them, your store is essentially closed. Brochures are bought in packs of 10 in your choice of English or Spanish. You can certainly buy 1 pack of each if you want or need to. The cost of brochures depends on how many packs of 10 you buy and the more you buy, the less each brochure costs.

 

They currently start out at about $6.50 for the first pack. You can also order mark. magalogs, Avon Living magalogs, Outlet brochures, and other seasonal brochures all by packs of 5 or 10. It’s okay to start out with what you can afford. Just try to increase a little each campaign. (Avon adjusts the costs of brochures once every 2 or 3 years, so the amount seen above may no longer be accurate.)

 

 

Shipping

Another thing we as Avon Reps pay for is the shipping for our bulk orders. Our shipping cost doesn’t depend on how many boxes there are or how much the order weighs – just on whether or not it is a late order or an additional order, meaning you are ordering past your Representative order due date or you have already placed a campaign order and then go back and place a second order.

 

For on-time orders up to $399.99, shipping is $6. If your order is late or an additional order, shipping is $10. For all on-time orders of $400 and up, shipping is $9. If that order is either an additional or late order, shipping is $13.

 

Each time you place an order, shipping will be charged so make sure everything you need is in that regular order. Also, if you are ordering only brochures and/or other sales tools such as samples or product delivery bags, you can call Avon customer service and may get the shipping cost waived.

 

 

Demos, Samples, and other Sales Tools

Samples are another staple of an Avon business and are strongly recommended because they give your customers a way to try certain products before they buy. Avon has many samples at a nominal cost, so you. For example, most of our perfume/cologne samples are $1.25 for a pack of 12.

 

Demos definitely aren’t a must. However, demos are full-size products and give an added experience for the customer, since they get to also see & handle the product packaging such as the pretty perfume bottle. There’s an exclusive Avon Reps catalog we can buy demos from for an even bigger discount than if we buy from the brochure at whatever order level we’re at that campaign.

 

Don’t go overboard and try to buy all the samples and demos you see! Just like the brochures, it’s okay to start out buying what you can afford while working up a little more when you can!

 

 

Tip: You can use full-size products to create samples that aren’t available through Avon!

 

 

Other sales tools you will be responsible for yourself are your product delivery bags and clear literature bags you may find you want.

 

 

Click here to sign up to become an Avon Representative.

 

 

Other things you might want to invest in to help your business are tools like business cards. You can get deals on business cards at affordable prices and are a good investment to start with. Other things you can work up to are maybe a name badge, customized shirt, or even signage. None of these are a must to start out with. They can wait unless & until you have the funds to spend on them without sacrificing the business tools you DO need, like brochures!

 

 

Have a great day and I look forward to a successful partnership!

Beth Bailey

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