The Real Reason You Need To Join A Facebook Group

Facebook isn’t in some random, tiny corner of the Internet anymore. It is a huge part of not just the Internet but across most countries and cultures around the globe.

And because of that you need to be in a Facebook Group.

Yes, I’m being dead serious.

But why, Ryan? Why do I need to do another thing on Facebook?  Read more

Want to make $1,000? Start using Facebook for business

If you’ve ever wondered, how can businesses make money on Facebook? Well first off you need to start using Facebook for business, but you need to have a concrete strategy to execute. See just how we generated $1,000 for a client in just a couple hours of work, all on Facebook.

In today’s age there really is something for everyone on the Internet. Just head over to Google and you can find anything (like a woman smashing her face on different types of bread).

The bad part about this – saturation. There’s a lot of junk to weed through to find what you actually need.

The good part – opportunity. There is a place for every type of business to not just exist, but THRIVE.

Especially with social media.

Your business, regardless of size, can find it’s spot to succeed with social media.

Even brick and mortar businesses.
Even if you’re Generation X.
Despite the fact you don’t think you have a “sexy” product or service to sell.

Want proof? Alright, let’s take a look. Read more

Why You Need to Start Scheduling Your Social Media Posts

Let’s face it. You’re overwhelmed, fed up, and just plain sick of your social media routine. Not only do you want to create better social media posts, you want to be better at social media overall. You don’t, however, have a clue how to do that. You know it’s supposed to be fun, relational, and focused on making better connections with people.

Unfortunately, that’s not what’s happening.

So what do you do?

Do you throw in the towel? Do you nix it from the budget, cut it out of your (or your staff’s) job responsibilities?

To make sure I’m understanding you and the current state of your social, let me highlight some of the pain points you have;

  • It takes too too much time to create posts for social media
  • You can’t see results or ROI from your time and efforts
  • You’re uncertain what to share on social media
  • You don’t know when to share it on social media
  • You don’t know what social media network to share it on
  • Few, if any, people respond to what you share on social media

All of this makes you absolutely dread spending time on social media which reminds you that using social media isn’t something you’re passionate about nor is it energizing for you.

It makes perfect sense why you want to give social media a swift kick in the pants. I’d completely understand if you shutdown and deactivated your social media accounts.

No sane person can continue to invest in social media if they’re feeling just a few of the points above, let alone all of them.

Don’t Lose Hope

But what if I could offer you a solution? Read more


How to Use Instagram Stories

In August 2016 Instagram Stories was released, a feature not all too different from Snapchat. In short, it’s a quick and easy way to upload photos or video and followers can view them as a video or slideshow.

If you’re looking for an overview on how to use Instagram Stories then you’ve come to the right place. The video and article will list all the things you can do with Instagram Stories.

If you already know how Instagram Stories works, but need more help with effective tips and training then you need to join the Succeed with Social community where we (business owners and entrepreneurs from a variety of industries) discuss effective and creative ways to using not only Instagram Stories but how it (and other social media networks) fit in your social media strategy. Read more

HOW TO: Create an Effective Call to Action on Snapchat

One of the tricky things about Snapchat is the figurative box it requires you to work within. There are a limitations it has that don’t exist on other networks. Trying to add a call to action into the mix creates another level complexity.

And that’s a big reason why a lot of people avoid it.

This article is based on my philosophy that creativity inspires action. You can click here to read it.

One of the biggest limitations, is creating an effective call to action. There is no easy way to get your followers (Snapchat calls them friends) to leave app and go somewhere else, like your website. So, if you’re running a business or building a brand, how do you get people to go from Snapchat friends to email subscriber, or first time customer?

You have to be creative, and you have to put in the work. Read more

Instagram Posts: 7 Tools To Spice Them Up

When Instagram launched in 2010, the mobile-only app was the place for photographers to display amazing Instagram posts. In just a couple of short years, it had amassed approximately 30 million users. This was impressive enough for Facebook to buy it for $1billion in 2012.

Fast forward to 2016 and not only has Instagram grown to 500 million users, but the options for your Instagram posts have too.

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Instagram Posts You Can Be Proud Of

Here are 7 different tools you can begin using today, to help add some variety to your Instagram posts. While an extraordinary photo of a sunset is great to see, there’s much more you can do with an Instagram post. Below the name of each app will be links to download the iOS and/or Android version of the app. Read more

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How TO Add Bitmoji to Snapchat

If you want to know how to add Bitmoji to your Snapchat account, then this 80 second video will show you, step-by-step, just how it’s done on an iOS device (iPhone, iPad).


How to Add Bitmoji to Snapchat

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Have we connected on Snapchat? Scan the code above or if you’re on a mobile device, just tap it.

  1. Download the Bitmoji app (iOS | Android)
  2. Login to the Bitmoji app with your Snapchat account (if you’re not already using Bitmoji)
  3. Create your own, unique, custom Bitmoji (depending on how close you want it resemble yourself, this might take a few minutes)
  4. Go to Settings on your iOS device
  5. Go to General > Keyboard > Keyboards
  6. Select the Bitmoji keyboard and Allow Full Access (a pop window will show up, tap on Allow)
  7. Go to Settings in the Snapchat app
  8. Select Bitmoji
  9. Tap the Link Bitmoji button

Create your own custom snapcode like mine, in less than 60 seconds.

You should now see your custom Bitmojis in the stickers part of the app either below the text window in one-to-one chats OR by tapping the sticker button in the upper right corner of your screen AFTER you take a snap.


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Social Networking: 5 Sources To Connect With Industry Leaders

Before we dig into social networking let me ask you one question…

…who is that one famous person you’ve always wanted to meet? You know, the one who has inspired your imagination and gives you the feels when you enjoy what they’ve created. Growing up with a father who loved Star Wars and Indiana Jones I’v always wanted to meet Harrison Ford.

You probably feel a similar vibe when you look at an influencer or leader in your industry. They’ve put in the work, maintained consistency in the value they provide, and they engage with their community.

Social media is a great place to anonymously find out what a person is all about. You can learn a lot just by reading what someone posts across the various networks they use. Social networking is also a great way to reach out and participate in the conversation the influencer or leader is already having.

For most of the people I help, the hardest part for them in connecting with an influencer or industry leader is answering the WHAT. Read more

Being Creative Makes Your Customer Act

For your convenience there are 3 ways to learn. If you’re not into reading, there is an option to watch (via Periscope). There will be moments when I engage with the viewers. This is the fun an unique part of Periscope. If you’re interested in getting started, I have a complete tutorial for you on how to use Periscope.

Below the video there is also an option to listen (via Anchor).

In the world of social media, especially those using it for a business or brand, our goal is to get people to take action. Whether that’s clicking a link, sharing an email address, or buying a product, we create content with the goal of creating action.

Sometimes, however, in the name of efficiency we get quick, sloppy, and inconsiderate. Read more

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HOW TO: Create a Custom Snapcode for Snapchat

The following is a brief tutorial on how you can create a custom snapcode. Specifically it will show you how you can place your snapcode over any image or photo you want. Below the video are the websites mentioned, and if needed more detail on how to do this.

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You can do everything from one website. It also gives you the ability to change the color of your snapcode. To create your own, visit

1. Enter Your Username

Enter your Snapchat username and then hit the tab button. (you should see the snapcode change to yours)

2. Choose A Color

You can click and drag the button to find a color that is best for you. Unfortunately this website does not yet let you enter in color codes.

Over 20,000 people have learned how to add Bitmoji to Snapchat with this 80 second video.

3. Upload Your Image

Upload any image or photo you want and it will be automatically placed inside the white ghost of your snapcode.

4. Adjust Size

Click and drag to change the size of your uploaded image. It will automatically recenter itself inside of the ghost. (Unfortunately they removed the option to click and drag the image like you see in this video)

Here’s how you can create an effective call-to-action with Snapchat

5. Download Custom Snapcode

You will need to make sure your browser is set to “allow popups” from this website in order to download your new snapcode. (Once you do, a new tab will open with your custom snapcode and you can then “right click” and Save Image)