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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!

Avon Drive Like a Boss incentive. Win 1 of 4 Mini Coopers. Become an Avon Representative at BossLifeForMe.com

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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đź‘   Remember! If you would like for me to be your Avon Lady, check your Avon account settings if you haven’t already, to make sure you are registered as an eCustomer with me serving as your Avon Representative. Here’s how to do that.

 

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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 🙂 )

 

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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’‹

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Beth Bailey

 

 

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FAQs About Selling Avon

15 most commonly asked questions about selling Avon

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It’s normal for those interested in becoming a direct sales representative to have questions about what it is like to be with that company. This is a list of 15 commonly asked questions about becoming and being an Avon Representative. Click here to join Avon now.

1. How much does it cost to get started? When enrolling, you will have a choice of 3 starter kits and each is designed to help you accomplish the goals you have. It costs just $25 to join Avon and there kit upgrades available at the time of enrollment.

 

2. What materials will I receive when I sign up? With the $25 starter kit, you will receive 44 Avon brochures & magalogs, 4 full-size products, and 10 samples, and sales tools. If you choose to upgrade to the $50 or $100 starter kits, you will more products and samples. The $100 starter kit also includes more brochures & magalogs. Of course, you will also receive sales training.

 

3. What is a selling campaign? One selling campaign is the two-week period during which a customer can order and there are 26 Campaigns. Your award sales accumulate all year Campaign to Campaign.

 

4. How much can I make selling Avon? You earn 40% commission on beauty products in your orders for your first 7 campaigns when you meet your New Rep Sales Goals. After that initial introduction period, you’ll earn on the regular 20%-40% commission scale, depending on your order amount. Avon’s new representative program is updated once or twice a year and includes different benefits. If and when you reach President’s Club, you will then earn 40%-50% on all sales for the rest of that sales cycle and for the whole next sales cycle.

 

5. Do I have to keep products on hand? With Avon, you’re never required to keep product inventory. Although many find it beneficial to keep some on hand.

 

6. How often do I place an order? Representative regular order dates are once every two weeks, according to your zip code. Additional orders are okay but will acquire additional shipping. Your Rep account will still remain active with no orders for 4 Campaigns but then you won’t have brochures. Any eStore sales you receive will keep your account active, even if you are unable to make an order from your back office (rep account site).

 

7. How long does it take to receive my order once its placed? Generally, you’ll receive your order within 2-3 business days after the order is submitted. Avon Representatives can track our order shipments through the My Orders page on our Rep websites.

 

8. How do I receive future brochures? After receiving your starter kit, you will be responsible for ordering your books. Every two weeks, when you place a product order, you need to also purchase your future brochures. We buy the brochures two campaigns ahead, so if you’re in Campaign 15, you’ll be buying Campaign 17. If you missed your last regular order, you can backorder brochures to cover the campaign order you missed.

 

9. Do I have to pay for shipping, or do my customers pay a shipping fee? As long as you place your order on-time, you will pay one shipping fee regardless of number of boxes or weight. If you place more than one order per campaign, you will pay additional shipping for the extra order. If you order only selling tools such as brochures, you can call the Avon Representative customer service and the shipping fee may be waived. You also have the option of charging your customers a nominal fee which will help you cover your shipping. Some reps charge, $0.75, some $1,50, some anything in-between or nothing at all.

 

10. How do I pay for my order? You can pay by check, money order, credit card, or enroll online in our “one-click” payment system Avon QuickPay which takes the payment directly from your checking account. Please note that paying via check or money order will take much longer than by credit card or QuickPay.

 

11. Am I required to attend meetings? No, meeting attendance is not required but they can assist you in making connections and building your business.

 

12. Do I have to have parties? You can if you want to, but no, you’re not required to have any parties. Many Avon Reps choose to have parties. It is all about how you choose to manage your business.

 

13. Will I be restricted to a territory? No, Avon USA Representatives do not have territories, can sell to anyone within the United States, and with the internet, selling Avon is easier than ever.

 

14. What happens after I sign up? Soon after you sign up, you will receive a welcome email and a phone call from me. We can set up a time for a meeting to coach you through the following steps. You will need to go to www.youravon.com to register your representative account. After that, you can then sign in, opt-in as an e-representative, place your first order, begin the online training provided by Avon, and customize your website to sell products online, and choose other ways to manage your business. I’ll be available to answer questions you may have.

 

15. How do I sign up? Sign up is an easy and secure online process that takes about 5 minutes to complete. You will need to sign up online at BossLifeForMe.com, where you will be prompted for your name and information. You should be able to register your brand new Avon Representative account online within approximately 24 hours. To register your Rep account, you’ll need your Representative account number and District number, which will be included in your initial email from Avon upon joining.

 

 

If you are interested in selling Avon and have a question about selling Avon that I haven’t answered here, feel free to ask.

 

 

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

Beth Bailey đź’‹

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If you prefer to just shop:

Three Ways to Shop

  • Shop my Avon eStore – Browse my entire online Avon store, shop by departments, and add items to your shopping bag along the way.

  • Shop my online Avon brochure – Browse the current Avon brochure and add items to your shopping bag as you go. You can also shop this option by departments.

  • Shop by product number – If you already know the product numbers for what you want (maybe with an Avon brochure in front of you), you can quickly enter the product numbers. This also allows you to backorder from my previous two Avon campaigns by selecting which campaign number you want.

 

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