Motivational Monday Quote From Rocky Balboa

Heading back to work on a Monday stinks, but it’s even tougher after a long holiday weekend. It’s officially December, meaning Christmas is less than a month away and 2015 is one flip of the calendar from being a reality.

Whether you’re making progress on certain goals or things aren’t moving as quickly as originally anticipated, now is no time to stop. There are only so many hours in a day to accomplish tasks, but don’t let negative thoughts stand in the way of being productive.

Rocky Balboa wasn’t known for being the most intelligent person, but he had a number of quotes that can motivate anybody to keep working hard.

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Social Media Productivity: Businesses Don’t Respond to 95% of Facebook Posts


That seems pretty ridiculous, doesn’t it? Businesses create social media pages to connect with customers in more ways than before, not ignore them. However, that’s what Scott Ayres of Post Planner has found out.

What’s behind this shocking statistic? Facebook page administrators aren’t responding to messages posted on their wall for a number of reasons. Managing pages with a large following makes spammy posts virtually inevitable — others will always want to use your page as leverage for their own initiative.

Small business owners simply don’t have enough time to give everyone the attention they deserve. While that’s understandable, it’s still not OK. Each interaction is a potential lead, and should be treated with the utmost attention.

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Managing Facebook Pages: Not as Easy as People Make it Sound


Managing the Facebook page for your business has changed drastically in recent years. The layout and language has changed, but so has the organic reach. That in itself has made it very difficult to use Facebook as an advertising vehicle without paying to promote posts and/or pages.

But that hasn’t stopped plenty of social media sites and blogs from convincing people they can command a large audience by solely being active.

If you have a Facebook page for your business or blog, it’s important to stay consistently active. However, getting the type of engagement you were accustomed to getting a few years ago is a thing of the past — unless you’re willing to make some concessions.

I read an article on Post Planner recently about how people can crush it on Facebook by sacrificing just five minutes a day throughout the course of a week. Sounds too good to be true, right? With that type of enticing title, I had no choice but to see what these tips were.

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7 Infographics Explaining the Importance of Social Media

We’ve already talked about why being active on social media is important to the overall health of your business. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how often you hear it, though. You want the facts to explain why spending precious time throughout the day on things like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is actually useful.

Is there any better way to display that than with infographics? Probably not. Such is life in social media, infographics are a wonderful way to consume a lot of data in a short amount of time.

So, why should you be exerting effort on social media strategies? Let these seven infographics do all the explaining.

1. A lot of information is shared daily on the internet

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Don’t Give up on Your Side Business Just Yet

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Having professional and financial freedom is attractive to virtually everyone. Who doesn’t want to be free and work for themselves? That’s why starting a side business, side gig, side hustle — whatever you want to call it — is so popular.

The advances of modern technology and social media allows people to run countless types of businesses from the comfort of a person’s home. If starting a side hustle now eventually brings that freedom many desire, why isn’t everyone doing it?

Because it’s hard work.

Being a full-time entrepreneur is what everyone with an idea would like to do, but it’s risky if you must start making money right away — especially if there are other responsibilities (student or car loan debt, a family to support, etc).

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