This is one question I’ve gotten asked A LOT.

“When is the best time for me to post on my Facebook fan page?”

Find the best time to post on Facebook.jpgI must admit a few years ago there was no surefire way to find out this info, but luckily times have changed.

Thanks to Facebook Insights the days of guessing when the best time to post on Facebook are o-v-e-r!

That means now you can know when your fans are hanging out online.

I've created a 4 step visual guide that will show you how to find out when the best time to post on Facebook for your page. Be sure to read till the end because I share a sweet bonus tip with you! [click to continue…]

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The phrase “think outside the box” has become a sort of catch phrase.

Many people talk about it, but what does thinking outside the box really mean?

This is exactly why I invited one of my clients, the gorgeous and talented

Christina DeRosa, to share how she’s thinking and doing bigger after our work together.

Christina has appeared on shows like Sam & Cat, Hart of Dixie (to name just two) and most recently she became a member of  the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

And yes, that's Christina in the photo. Here she's accepting the Artists in Cinema award! Congrats Christina!

In this interview she shares some of the mindset shifts she's made and how these changes have affected the growth of her fanbase, and the opportunities she’s getting in her career.

What I love most about what Christina shares, is how she has built relationships with key decision makers in her industry. By doing this, she has essentially bypassed gatekeepers.

And guess what? That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

I know you’re going to enjoy this interview so grab your favorite drink and dive in.

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Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 1.22.23 PM.pngWhat would it feel like to bring in an extra 25% or more of income into your business?

Pretty darn good right?!

If you’re picturing yourself on the beach right now with a little umbrella in your yummy drink, stay with me for a moment.

Let me introduce you to one of my clients Ela Thier, an award-winning filmmaker with dozens of film projects under her belt. She’s also the founder of The Independent Film School which hosts workshops for indie filmmakers.

Did I mention that she’s in the midst of shooting a feature this Spring? So that means, she’s one busy lady!

Since working with me, Ela has implemented the online and social media strategies I suggested and got some pretty major results i.e. increasing her sales by OVER 25% and her FANBASE.

But it’s not all about the money…

I’m super excited for you to meet Ela because she’s an artist who’s passionate about making films that impact the world in a positive way. Her business not only supports her passion for filmmaking but also supports other artists aspiring to tell stories with meaning.

So if you’ve ever wondered what’s possible when it comes to marketing what you do online this is a MUST watch interview. Ela is a gem and her wisdom on approach to marketing is refreshing.

So grab your favorite cocktail or latte and soak in some juicy marketing tips. [click to continue…]

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Social Media Game Changer Sneak Peek We've gotten several messages asking us about Social Media Game Changer since after doing this juicy interview!

The basic idea behind #SMGC is that social media is A-L-W-A-Y-S changing. If you're growing your business or brand you know you've got to use social media, but you can't spend all day on countless social media news sites figuring out what's the latest and how it applies to you.

So, I decided that you shouldn't have to do that! Why spend time on social media research when you can be focusing on what you L-O-V-E to do. While you're doing that my team and I stay on top on social media for you!

Inside of Social Media Game Changer, you only learn what's important for growing your business and we chuck the rest (#aintnobodygottimeforthat). It's all video based and accessible 24/7 so it works with your schedule.

Our members include both artists and entrepreneurs: coaches, actors, musicians, writers, bloggers, visual artists, filmmakers, designers to name a few! Really cool peeps!

Instead of an even more lengthy explanation I figured why not show you?

So, (drum roll please) here's your exclusive look inside of Social Media Game Changer! [click to continue…]

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Have you fully committed to really growing your business using social media?

Whether you're a social media newbie or are more experienced but haven't quite seen the results you'd like, you'll want to watch this interview I did with the fabulous Carla Renata.

Carla has been on Broadway (The Lion King, Avenue Q, Smokey Joe's Cafe and more), she's a regular face on TV in recurring and guest starring roles (Hart of Dixie, Shake it Up, New Girl, Modern Family), and she's also an entrepreneur. Yeah, I know she's fierce!

What's even more fierce? Well, a few years back Carla was a complete social media newbie and now she's a full blown social media rockstar aka social media game changer. I've worked with Carla for a few years, and in that time she's grown her following to over 55,000 followers on Twitter alone. However, what's more important than numbers is that she empowered herself when she wasn't booking roles and now she has a fanbase that she can continue to grow.

Watch our hilarious and inspiring interview and hear her story.

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How To Have As Many Hours In Your Day As Beyonce I recently saw the quote, “You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyoncé.” floating around the web. When I first saw it, I chuckled, and thought "We sure do."

A few days later, I thought about that quote again and there was something that didn’t feel right about it. I’ve worked with thousands of artists and entrepreneurs and one thing they tell me over and over again is that they don’t feel they have enough time to accomplish their goals.

They wake up, have their coffee, tea, or green juice or what have you and after what seems like a few blinks the day is over. And at the end of it all, they only have the energy to watch some reality TV, have a half-hearted conversation with their spouse or just hit the hay and start all over again the next day. Does this sound familiar? If so, you're not alone!

When I got to really thinking about it, I realized that although we technically all do have the same amount of hours as Beyoncé the majority of us aren’t optimizing those hours.

That's why I felt it was important to come up with some what I call "#BeLikeBey Rules" that will actually make you start feeling like you have the hours you need to accomplish and achieve what you truly desire. So go ahead grab your favorite drink and find out how you too can #BeLikeBey. [click to continue…]

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hate promoting yourself I really wanted to write this post because, I work with some talented and amazing clients who absolutely despise promoting themselves!

And I get it because I used to hate promoting myself too!

However, it was when I started changing my perspective on the topic that I actually started to see the results that I wanted in my business.

If you’re anything like I was, you may think that promoting yourself makes you selfish or unlikeable.

That voice in your head may say things like:

“Here I go talking about myself AGAIN.”

“No one wants to hear about my product/service/event/show/appearance/kickstarter etc.”

“I shared this already so my fanbase should know about this by now.”

If any of these sounds familiar, find out how you can promote yourself and actually feel good about it. Hey, if we're lucky by the end of this you might actually start to like the process.

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5 steps post Are you using a Facebook page to grow your acting, filmmaking, or screenwriting career?

Unfortunately, too many artistic folks make the mistake and don’t incorporate Facebook into their marketing plan.

With Facebook surpassing the billion active user mark, it’s a safe assumption to say that the people who will hire you and your fans are hanging out there, too.

But how exactly do you tap into this unlimited opportunity?

Here are the 5 essential steps you can use to get started. [click to continue…]

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win a smgc subscription Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means summer is officially coming to a close!

But here at CSM, we're going to give the Summer of 2013 the best send off ever and kick off the fall the right way!

That's why our final summer giveaway is a good one!

And speaking of good one congrats to Julian Conrad who won a customized blog strategy (last week's giveaway)! Woo-hoo!

Fall isn't time to slow down, au contraire it's the perfect time to kick up your marketing strategy into high gear.  So our final giveaway is a 3 month subscription inside of Social Media Game Changer! Social Media Game Changer was designed for artists and entrepreneurs alike who want to learn how to use social media to promote what they do. Here's what else is included.

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Week 3 of the August giveaway continues! Including this week there’s only 2 chances left to win.

And speaking of winner, congratulations to Gia Mora who won the Facebook Fan Page Audit! I can’t wait to dive deep and give you strategies about your fan page.

If you weren’t the big winner don’t worry because now’s your chance to win a totally personal and customized Blog Strategy on video!

Blogging is a SUPER important part of growing your brand or business online! Whether you’re an artist or entrepreneur, blogging is a great way to connect with your audience.

Here’s what I’m going to do if you win this week's giveaway. [click to continue…]

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