New Facebook Status Update Feature: Lists

Check out the new Facebook feature called Lists. It helps your audience get to know you better but learn how you can use this feature to grow your business.

New Facebook Feature: Lists

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How to Use New Lists Feature for Your Business and Personal Brand

Hello! Happy Friday!

So today, we have a little Facebook tip. It’s actually a new feature that they just rolled out. Personally, I noticed it last night (2/15/18). I think they rolled it out about two or three days ago. And of course, people are like “oh my goodness! Another way for Facebook to be intrusive.”

However, if you are using Facebook to build a business or a personal brand, I think that this could be genius! So the new feature is called Facebook List.

How to Find It

Now, this should not be confused with your friends list or even that list inside of your friends list. This is completely different.

So let’s talk about how to find it.

If you are creating a new post, it says “what’s on your mind” — click that box.

Note: Now one thing that I have noticed is that depending on the mobile device, you may not have it. However, it is on the web. If you are using a computer/tablet, you should be able to find it. They are rolling it out slowly. I noticed that I’ve been able to use or create a list on my personal profile as well as my fan page. But I have not been able to do so in a group so I don’t know if it’s going to roll out to groups or not.

If you do have access to this new feature, I highly suggest that you use it.

Click the “what’s on your mind” as if you were creating a new post. You should see the drop down like you’ve been seeing lately with options such as “how are you feeling/ activity/sticker” or if you want to go live or create a background color.

Scroll down and you’ll see list. Now that’s right below the new feature of tag event. We’ll cover that in another post.

Facebook Status Update Options
Where to Find Facebook Lists

New Facebook Feature “List” Explained

Once you click to create a list, it’s going to give you sample lists that you can use. The idea is to make things a little bit more personal and help your friends, family and new friends get to know you a little bit better. So some common examples that they use here are:

  • things most people don’t know about me
  • reasons I love my friends
  • friends who can always make me laugh
  • my biggest pet peeves
  • my plans for the weekend
  • what I love about my best friend
  • items I never leave home without
  • moments I wish I could relive
  • bucket list
  • places I want to travel

I believe there’s a long list.

You are looking at my screen shot so it will probably change over the course of time.

This is a great way for your friends and family to get to know you. Yes and it may seem a little bit intrusive; however, one of the complaints that I’ve heard about Facebook is the fact that it has become so antisocial — which is crazy for a social media platform, right?

But some people really don’t know who their friends are and a lot of it has to do with the common advertisements from businesses or people that have small home based businesses. It just seems like one ad after the next and there is really no connection there between friends.

This new tool —List— can help people get to know you better. Now if you’re thinking to yourself: “I am not about to open up and share my deepest, darkest secrets.” That is great! I am not advising that you do that!

Facebook Lists Options
Facebook Lists Examples

How to Use Facebook Lists for Your Business

When I first noticed this feature yesterday, it said “little things that make me smile.”

Now you know I love makeup and skincare. When I tested it out, the first thing that I put was all about makeup such as when I don’t stab myself applying eyeliner, when my eyebrows look more like sisters (all makeup humor). It’s about my personal brand —being in the cosmetics industry.

Here is how you can actually use it for your business:

If you look again, at the top of the Create List feature, you’ll see that it says “create a list with your own title.”

You can use this regardless of the industry that you are in.

Examples:

  • If you are in event planning, you can make up a little list of things that you’ve noticed that can make an event more successful or things to look for when you are looking for an event planner.

  • If you are in real estate, you can start giving tips about how to pick the perfect home, how to make your home winter ready or how to prepare it for the summer.

  • If you are in skincare, you can give quick skincare tips.

I personally love this feature!

I included a personal example that I used and of course, it has a call-to-action to bring them back to my blog.

The list was about how to make your eye shadow pop.

The reason why I love this is because one way to stand out when you’re creating your personal brand is to create value.

Now the thing is with Facebook or any social media, people like quick reads.

Of course, sometimes when you give out value, it can get very lengthy but a short list or checklist is so much easier and quicker to read BUT it could also be very action-packed.

It can also open up the doors to establish you as an authority in your field and have people reaching out to you for your assistance.

You don’t have to use it on a personal note and open up about your deepest darkest secrets but you can use this to build your personal brand, establish yourself as an authority and provide valuable content to your target market.

So I hope you guys enjoyed this. If you do have this feature, share with me your thoughts and how it’s helped your business or maybe if it hasn’t. I would still love to hear your feedback.

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Actual Facebook List Post

Facebook Business Tip: Stop Threatening to Delete People 🐸☕️

I know you’ve seen those messages or you probably even posted it yourself?
“Cleaning out my friends list, drop an emoji if you’re interested in staying or purchasing from me…”

Those👆🏽 type of messages can actually hurt your business.

We are in a relationship business. Our business does not thrive without relationships.

Threatening to cut off relationships only has the potential to hurt you.

How would you feel if you stepped in store and the owner said “purchase now or leave.”

Would you shop there again? If not, imagine how these messages make potential customers or team members feel. This is not a one-time transaction type of business. This business is about building trust and helping others.

 

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Las Vegas: Making Money Never Felt So Good

While most people were in Vegas losing money, I was in Vegas MAKING money. Does your job allow you to take a vacation whenever you want? Wanna know how you can do the same? Got a cell phone/tablet? What’s stopping you?

I’m officially back home in Chicago and OMG!!! What was I thinking?!?!? It’s going to be an average of 85 degrees all week in Las Vegas and here I am — 50 degrees! I can’t believe I left such beautiful weather. Smh…what was I thinking? As you can imagine, I had a wonderful time in Vegas and made sure to try to take as many G-rated pictures as possible lol. If you want to see, check them out below!

Though I’m physically tired from travelling, partying and time zone changes, I’m emotionally and even spiritually charged! I woke up yesterday with a big smile on my face. I am so blessed!

You see while most people were probably in Vegas losing money, I was actually in Vegas making money. No, not by gambling BUT I did win $1.10 lol I’m not the most traditional Avon rep. I’ll tell you that right now. Yes, I do have customers that I visit in-person but not frequently. I service mainly businesses and for my face-to-face customers, I don’t do anything extraordinary — sorry, I find a way to work my business into my regular life. Majority of my business is ran from these two babies here:

I take my cell phone and tablet just about anywhere I go so I can work everywhere I go! Don’t let that whole “work from home” title fool you. Your office is wherever YOU want it to be. Do you have your e-mail account linked to your phone? E-mail these days are just like text messages. So if you don’t, I don’t know why not. All it takes is a couple of minutes to reply and BOOM, you’re done!

While in Vegas, we walked the Strip, went down to Fremont St, watched a magic show, danced with the Jabbawockeez, visited the Mob Museum, rode the On and Off Bus tour, played along with the Virtual Reality tour, visited a few clubs and of course — dinner and drinks (lots of ’em)! No wonder, I was able to take over 200 pictures and even videos! BUT even with all of that, I still gained 6 new team members and received online customer orders!

This is how I MADE money! Yes! I was still enjoying myself. Actually, I was enjoying myself MORE when I realized I was making money.

Realistically speaking, I probably work my business one hour each day and if I’m feeling very risque or took a break the previous day, I may work up to 3 hours! For those of you just thinking that I sit in front of my tablet all day —- noooooo, sorry :/ I don’t but I always make myself available to my team. With technology, it’s so easy. I’m only a call, text, e-mail, Zoom meeting or even Facebook message away 🙂 When you have all of this technology, what is really your excuse? How much did or are you paying for your cell phone? Is it making money for you?

It doesn’t seem like much but every small action leads up to a big reaction. One hour a day adds up. Consistency is key.

I am so thankful for my business. Just recapping, I was able to visit Jamaica, Alabama and New York (August) last year. My business was still in the “baby” stage and was growing. I never missed a beat with my business. Because of this, look at what’s in store this year:

 

  • March – trip to New York
  • April – trip to Las Vegas
  • June – trip to the Bahamas
  • August – trips to Nashville and New Orleans (separate trips)
Now I have to schedule another trip before the year is out 🙂 Hmmm…where should I go? Miami? Los Angeles? Puerto Rico? We’ll see 🙂
Las Vegas pictures:
(Disclaimer: excuse the hair. A little experiment gone wrong lol)
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Dinner at the Rooftop
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Dinner at the Rooftop

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Looking to build your Avon business online? Are you focusing on Facebook? Not getting anywhere? Let’s figure out why!

Argh! Can we be real for a second? Facebook is deleting posts from the social media center and the Avon community is going crazy! Why?

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Back Home from New York!

Everything has been moving so fast, I didn’t even get the chance to say that I was going to New York (again)! Back in January, I was asked to serve on the 2017 Digital and Social Media Advisory Council. First, I’ve never served in any advisory board so this was just insane to me! I was so excited but then again, I didn’t want to jinx myself lol. Other than my one post I made when I first learned of the role, I haven’t said too much about it.

The life of a beauty boss

Everything has been moving so fast, I didn’t even get the chance to say that I was going to New York (again)! Back in January, I was asked to serve on the 2017 Digital and Social Media Advisory Council. First, I’ve never served in any advisory board so this was just insane to me! I was so excited but then again, I didn’t want to jinx myself lol. Other than my one post I made when I first learned of the role, I haven’t said too much about it. Now that I’m back home from New York, let me explain a bit.

Avon corporate employees and those that oversee the Digital and Social Media Advisory Council invited us to New York for a meet and greet. Of course, everything discussed is confidential so I can’t go into the specifics 😦 — but just be prepared to see some great things coming from New Avon, LLC. I don’t want to sound cheesy and scripted but it is truly an honor to be able to say that my company values our input and is striving to make our experience better.

What happened in NY:

I left for New York on Wednesday. The company had a black car pick me up from LaGuardia airport. He then took me to the DoubleTree Hotel which is literally, right around the corner from corporate headquarters. On the ride there, I was deep in thought. My husband used to travel frequently due to his job. Of course, I never said anything because I didn’t want to discourage him but I always thought to myself: “he must be important”, “this company must be really big” and then at one point, I questioned my own job and level of importance and ability to get to that level. I thought travelling would be out of the question and I’d never have a career that would allow me to see the world. As I rode in the car, I hit the moment of realization. I’ve been on two company-sponsored trips in less than 8 months AND I’m pushing for the trip to the Bahamas. Don’t be blinded by this little ol’ makeup company is all I can say.

I approached the hotel and a nice gentleman met me at the car to open the door. I felt like royalty. I was one of the first to arrive and my room wasn’t ready so I sat at the bar and worked for a little while. This was actually pretty cool. I had four new team members join the team while I was on the plane so this gave me the opportunity to send welcome e-mails.

Once I finished my e-mails, I looked down at my nails and I couldn’t believe I let them go that long! Like seriously — ugh!!! The last time I had my nails done was before Valentine’s Day…smh…I’m so embarrassed. Just reading that makes my soul cringe. Then I realized it was the perfect opportunity. The rest of the team hadn’t arrived yet. I went to Facebook for nail salon recommendations but everyone suggested a place that wasn’t in Uptown. First, I don’t even know what Uptown is but I digress. I guess I was dressed normal because I fit right in. Whenever I asked for directions, they all talked to me with precise directions with exact street names and no turning directions. They’d say something like “oh yea, it’s over on 8th Avenue” or “go to 15th”. I realized I’d never find the nail salon so I opted for a taxi lol

I went to Fresh Nails on 15th but they couldn’t do my nails because I have a protective gel coat on top so one of their patrons suggested a salon on 14th. Once again, completely lost but thank goodness for Google Maps. It was a couple of minutes walking distance so I decided to get in the well-needed exercise. I actually walked right by the nail salon. There’s a pizzeria on the side of it that smelled like heaven! It made me think of my first and only slice of New York style pizza and I got lost in the aroma BUT I didn’t cave in to temptation. Not this time.

I headed upstairs and was greeted by a lady named May. I’m not sure if it was her salon or pure coincidence. She looked at my nails and was surprised to say the least. She was very nice and conversational, explaining that many New York shops do not add anything to the nail because it’s too time consuming. She said New Yorkers like to get in and get out, leaving if the wait is longer than 5 minutes. And I thought Chicagoans were impatient lol Of course, she couldn’t let this Chicago girl off the leash without saying our nail salons and how they do nails are weird lol

My first experience with a New York salon was pretty good. I headed back down to the street and decided that I’d just walk back to the hotel UNTIL I put in the address to DoubleTree and realized it was 2.5 miles away! I called another taxi lol I would’ve walked but the team had finally arrived and I didn’t want to keep them waiting (or at least that’s the story I’ll be telling from here on out). I got to meet some of Avon’s more seasoned representatives and some that I had met from my last trip to New York.

Once again, I was the baby. Each person had been with Avon for over 6 years! I couldn’t believe I got to sit at the table, let alone work with these beautiful, talented women. At 6 o’clock, Avon took us to dinner at the Aperitivo which is right across the street from Avon’s headquarters. The food was delicious and the dinner conversations were amazing. We then headed back to our hotel but we couldn’t pass up the lighting on the building (pictures below).

It was only about 9 p.m. when we made it back to the hotel so we decided to hang out downstairs and chat. We didn’t get to bed until after 1 a.m. and had to be up at 6 a.m. I was so excited that I didn’t think about the meeting — you know, the reason why we were there in the first place lol The meeting ran from about 8:30-3:30, don’t worry, they didn’t starve us. Unfortunately, the end of the meeting meant we all had to go back home 😦 Once again, we had cars pick us up to drop us off at the airport.

My flight back to Chicago was delayed by nearly 3 hours *sigh* so I was stuck at the airport. I was finally able to connect to WiFi and realized two more people joined my team! At least this gave me something to do while at the airport 🙂 One of my team members learned of the delay and offered to keep me telephone company 🙂

Pictures:  I didn’t really get to take awesome pictures like last time but then again, that’s because I was too busy having fun lol. Of course, the others took plenty of pictures but I was just too excited for all of that lol I’ll get better pictures next time *wink*

Here are a few pictures:

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New York nail trip, nails done at May’s Nail Salon
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Just arrived and headed to my hotel
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Julie
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At the DoubleTree Hotel sending welcome emails

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Lunch time!

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Nightcap!
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At LaGuardia sending welcome e-mails

I Don't Want People Making Money Off Of Me

Have you reviewed the KickStart information? If not, check it out! You don’t want to miss it. This is why Avon mentors say we “don’t make money off of you but make money with you.” Learn how to make money with Avon.

Have you reviewed the KickStart information? If not, check it out! You don’t want to miss it. This is why Avon mentors say we “don’t make money off of you but make money with you.”

Become an Avon representative today!

Earnings when you promote in Avon’s Advanced Leadership Program:

  • When you promote to Bronze Ambassador, you receive a bonus of $500. Your mentor receives $250.
  • When you promote to Silver Ambassador, you receive a bonus of $750. Your mentor receives $375.
  • When you promote to Gold Ambassador, you receive a bonus of $1000. Your mentor receives $500.
  • When you promote to Bronze Leader, you receive a bonus of $1500. Your mentor receives $750.
  • When you promote to Silver Leader, you receive a bonus of $2000. Your mentor receives $1000.
  • When you promote to Gold Leader, you receive a bonus of $2500. Your mentor receives $1250.
  • When you promote to Bronze Executive Leader, you receive a bonus of $3000. Your mentor receives $1500.
  • When you promote to Silver Executive Leader, you receive a bonus of $5000. Your mentor receives $2500.
  • When you promote to Gold Executive Leader, you receive a bonus of $10000. Your mentor receives $5000.
  • When you promote to Platinum Executive Leader, you receive a bonus of $20000. Your mentor receives $10000.

Wow! Look at that money! Yes, you see? Everyone wins! So my question is: do you want to? What could you do with that extra money? Remember, these are bonuses! You’ll still receive commission from your personal and team sales to add to it. If you haven’t already, reach out to your mentor to form a relationship so you can earn together. Mentors are in this “game” and able to offer a wealth of knowledge. Never think that you are alone.

Once you reach star promoter, we can help you grow your team. Once you reach Bronze Ambassador level, you can begin to purchase leads from Avon to grow your team even faster! What’s your goal? Quit your job? Help pay household bills? College/tuition? Child care? New car? Vacation? Pay off debt?
Know that Avon can help you reach it. Look at Avon’s Advanced Leadership Earnings Chart.

Avon Incentives:

New Avon Representatives Earn at Least $1,000 in First 90 Days with the New KickStart Program (September 2016)

Avon Rise Up Incentive for Leaders – Cash Bonuses up to $38,500!

Avon All Abroad with Onboarding Incentive for Sales Leaders

Avon Incentive: Vacation Like a Boss 2017

I Don’t Want People Making Money Off Of Me

Have you reviewed the KickStart information? If not, check it out! You don’t want to miss it. This is why Avon mentors say we “don’t make money off of you but make money with you.” Learn how to make money with Avon.

Have you reviewed the KickStart information? If not, check it out! You don’t want to miss it. This is why Avon mentors say we “don’t make money off of you but make money with you.”

Become an Avon representative today!

Earnings when you promote in Avon’s Advanced Leadership Program:

  • When you promote to Bronze Ambassador, you receive a bonus of $500. Your mentor receives $250.
  • When you promote to Silver Ambassador, you receive a bonus of $750. Your mentor receives $375.
  • When you promote to Gold Ambassador, you receive a bonus of $1000. Your mentor receives $500.
  • When you promote to Bronze Leader, you receive a bonus of $1500. Your mentor receives $750.
  • When you promote to Silver Leader, you receive a bonus of $2000. Your mentor receives $1000.
  • When you promote to Gold Leader, you receive a bonus of $2500. Your mentor receives $1250.
  • When you promote to Bronze Executive Leader, you receive a bonus of $3000. Your mentor receives $1500.
  • When you promote to Silver Executive Leader, you receive a bonus of $5000. Your mentor receives $2500.
  • When you promote to Gold Executive Leader, you receive a bonus of $10000. Your mentor receives $5000.
  • When you promote to Platinum Executive Leader, you receive a bonus of $20000. Your mentor receives $10000.

Wow! Look at that money! Yes, you see? Everyone wins! So my question is: do you want to? What could you do with that extra money? Remember, these are bonuses! You’ll still receive commission from your personal and team sales to add to it. If you haven’t already, reach out to your mentor to form a relationship so you can earn together. Mentors are in this “game” and able to offer a wealth of knowledge. Never think that you are alone.

Once you reach star promoter, we can help you grow your team. Once you reach Bronze Ambassador level, you can begin to purchase leads from Avon to grow your team even faster! What’s your goal? Quit your job? Help pay household bills? College/tuition? Child care? New car? Vacation? Pay off debt?
Know that Avon can help you reach it. Look at Avon’s Advanced Leadership Earnings Chart.

Avon Incentives:

New Avon Representatives Earn at Least $1,000 in First 90 Days with the New KickStart Program (September 2016)

Avon Rise Up Incentive for Leaders – Cash Bonuses up to $38,500!

Avon All Abroad with Onboarding Incentive for Sales Leaders

Avon Incentive: Vacation Like a Boss 2017

Avon Reps: How to Create Excitement and Generate Sales

Avon Reps: How to Create Excitement and Generate Sales – new to Avon? Looking for ways to grow sales? Or are you considering joining to Avon team? Check out this quick tip to help you earn more money with your Avon business.

Avon Reps: How to Create Excitement and Generate Sales – new to Avon? Looking for ways to grow sales? Or are you considering joining to Avon team? Check out this quick tip to help you earn more money with your Avon business.

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