5 Essential Social Media Trends for Micro Businesses

Learn what's hot in social media marketing and how to tap into these trends in your micro business (0-9 employees)
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

"I wish I had seen this video before I put my advert out of Facebook as she would have saved me money, which when you are a small business every penny counts" - Joan W

Too busy running your micro business to keep up with what's working now in social media marketing?

As a micro business owner you're responsible for everything in your business so it's hard to keep up with what works in social media marketing. It really is crucial that you keep up to date so that you don't waste precious time on strategies that no longer work.

That's why I've put together five quick videos explaining what you need to know about these trends, plus a handy PDF that you can print off and use as you implement what you've learned in the course.

In this quick course you'll discover:

  • The 5 essential trends in social media
  • The reasons why you must to stay on top of these trends
  • 12 quick and easy tactics for implementing them in your business

Take this course now and start implementing these strategies today!

(Last updated December 2015)

What are the requirements?

  • No particular software is required although this course suggests some free and inexpensive tools that you may wish to explore.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be able to implement the five key trends in your micro business quickly and easily
  • Know the five key trends in social media marketing for micro businesses and understand why they are important

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for micro business owners (businesses with 0-9 employees) who know how to use at least one social media platform, for example Twitter or Facebook.
  • Some experience or knowledge of using social media marketing in your business is an advantage, but not essential.
  • This course is probably not for you if you work in a digital marketing agency or a company with ten or more employees.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Why social media is different for micro businesses (and why I love them so much!)

Introducing your instructor, Helen Lindop

Some suggestions on how to get the most from this course

Section 2: The five essential social media trends

Understand why visual marketing is such a big trend right now and discover some tactics for tap into it in your microbusiness


Find out why you should be using video marketing and discover some tactics for tap into it in your microbusiness


Find out just how big mobile marketing really is and how your microbusiness can tap into this trend.


Understand why social media advertising is so important right now and discover the secret to getting a return on your ad budget


Email marketing works! Discover why it should be the hub of your social media marketing and what you need to do next to make that happen.

Section 3: Conclusion and extra material
Review of the five essential social media trends
Video slides in PDF format
21 pages

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Instructor Biography

Helen Lindop, Online business trainer and author

Hi there, I help small businesses teach what they know with video!

I've been a trainer for over fifteen years. For most of that time I created and delivered software training in education, health and customer relationship management - both face to face and online.

In 2009 I created Business Plus Baby, a website for ambitious mothers of young children who own businesses so they can balance career and motherhood on their own terms. I also co-wrote the book 'Start a Family Friendly Business: 129 Brilliant Business Ideas For Mums'.

I learned a lot about blogging, social media, SEO, email marketing and everything else I needed to understand to run a successful website. A few years later, creating online courses and tutorials really took off so I was able to use my training skills and experience to help small business share what they know in content videos, courses and memberships.

I also produce done-for-you courses and record voiceovers for those people who don't want to make their own content.

I have a postgraduate certificate in education plus a postgraduate diploma in training and development as well as a bachelor's degree in physics.

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