Awesome and Free Photo Editor for Social Marketing

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love editing photos. I was lucky enough to find an awesome and FREE photo editor, thanks to Melanie Duncan of Entrepreneuress Academy. She gave a webinar on using Pinterest for business, and gave a quick tutorial on PicMonkey.

Here are some basic things you can do on PicMonkey:

  • Crop
  • Rotate
  • Exposure
  • Change colors
  • Sharpen
  • Resize

And here are some of the more fun things you can do:

  • Photo editing effects, similar to Instagram
  • Enhancements such as teeth whitening, blemish-removal, makeup adding, etc.
  • Text (with cute fonts!)
  • Cute and fun clip art
  • Framing
  • Textures
  • Seasonal add-ons (like Halloween fonts)

This is great for creating dynamic photo content for Facebook, Pinterest, etc. Remember, photos are one of the best ways to drive engagement on your social profiles!

 

Facebook Best Practices

I’ve collected and curated a list of tips to use when marketing on Facebook. Enjoy!

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1. Connect With Other Page Managers
If you’re a local business, try connecting with a similar business to cross promote. For example, you own a sushi bar and you’re good friends with the ice cream shop next door. Partner up and talk about each other!

2. Share Original Content
This should be a given. Post interesting, engaging, and original content. Heck, post curated content. Just make sure it’s shareable. Here’s what to post:

  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Links
  • Questions
  • Fill-in-the-blank questions

3. Tag Your Page From Your Personal Profile
If you tag your Business Page (type “@” and then start typing your Page name until you can select it from the drop-down menu that appears) rather than share the status, people who mouse over your Page name in your post can easily like the Page right from your update.

4. Link Your Profile to Your Page
Delete the Community Page from your Work and Education section in your About area (click Edit in the About section), then add in the correct Facebook Page.

5. Add Facebook in Your Email Signature

6. Comment (Thoughtfully) on Other Pages as Your Page

7. Run a Contest
This will help you grow your profile. Apps like Wildfire have been very successful for me in the past, and are sure to give you a mega-boost in followers. Just be sure you have something to give away!

8. Advertise!
Try using Sponsored Like Stories. This will advertise your Page to friends of your current fans and give social proof in the ad by showcasing that the user’s friend likes your Page.

9. Add a Like Box to Your Website
This is a MUST. If you are going to be social, make sure your site is too.