September is here! Fall is coming pumpkin spice lattes are back and some of us (me) has already broken out the fun fall boots. I have been seriously struggling in practicing what I preach about consistently. Even I type this I realize it is September and I have not shared the September social challenge or the first week of national (HOLI-) Days. Ass you can see I understand, being consistent on social media can be a real challenge, but it doesn't have to be if you have a plan and stick to it.
This month participate in the Simple & Savvy Social Media Challenge (#S&SChallenge) and not only will you have an idea for what to post every day you may even find it to be easier than ever!
To start off I have a generic theme by day of the week. The reason I choose a generic theme by day of the week is to have a jumping-off point in case I don't already have a specific idea in mind for that date. Doing this helps me share my brand touchstones and ensure I am posting content that my dream client will find valuable. It may take you some time to determine what you want yours should be, here are my suggestions for September:
Monday: Motivational Quote- Think about your dream client, what do you think would help motivate them on a Monday? Do a simple google search and you will find so many to choose from.
Tuesday: Tip Tuesday - Industry related tips. Your advice on subjects that pertain to what you do. Have fun with it. You could make is pertain to the current season for example September is back to school, leaves changing & cooler weather. Or if a Nation month theme appeals to you there are nine options, currently, to choose from for example National Preparedness Month. Now I think many of us could use that to our advantage somehow. It is also National California Wine Month, just saying.
Wednesday: What we do Wednesday- share a product or service. This could be a detailed post on why your product or service is beneficial, how to use it, who needs it, or even a demo. Try creating a slide show video on Canva.
Thursday: This is how we roll Thursday- Behind the scenes post. Don’t overthink this one, if you have got nothing going on worth sharing, share something anyway. Coffee break, I see a selfie opportunity. Writing a report, desk shot. Wishing you had a better idea for lunch then tuna again? Create a post and ask for ideas for tomorrow.
Friday: Fri-YAY! Client testimonials. Share the love you receive with the rest of your followers; nothing works better than social proof to show others all the awesomeness you have to offer. You can do this easily with a pretty graphic, a simple screenshot, or even just repost it. It is a good idea to ask permission if they sent it to you privately.
Saturday: Saturday Selfie - post a selfie and share a little bit about you. Personalizing what you do helps create connections and build trust! #saturdayselfie
Sunday: Sell me something Sunday- post your current offer, promotion, or deal.
I love fun, weird, and offbeat "holidays," too, so you will me use those often as well. I recommend choosing ones that give you a chance to express your personality or relate directly to your business. If it doesn't play to one of those two things, I would avoid it. There are so many, and you can find them all over the internet. I have found that the team at National Day Calendar does a fantastic job at sharing these, and you can sign up for regular reminders if you love them. You can also join my Facebook group where I share once I think will work well for business and many other social media tips. Just look for "Social is not a four-letter word" under groups.
Download the September challenge and play along. Here are the challenge details by day and a sprinkle of other post ideas to keep you on your toes. Be sure to hashtag your posts so I can see you and engage. #s&schallenge
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9/1/20 Tuesday: Tip Tuesday - Industry related tips.
9/2 /20 Wednesday: What we do Wednesday
Update your profile picture
National Day: National V-J Day
9/3/20 Thursday: This is how we roll Thursday- Behind the scenes post.
National Day: U.S. Bowling League Day
9/4/20 Friday: Fri-YAY! Client Testimonial Video
Share something that made you laugh today
National Day: Wildlife Day & National Lazy Mom Day (first Friday in September)
9/5/20 Saturday: Selfie Saturday
National Day: National Cheese Pizza Day- Um yes please! or World Beard day.
9/6/20 Sunday: Sell me something Sunday
Labor Day weekend flash sale
National Day: National Read a Book Day
9/7/20 Monday: Motivational Quote
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
National Day: National Beer Lovers Day
9/8/20 Tuesday: Tip Tuesday - Industry related tips-in video form.
National Day: National Another look unlimited day. Ok I had to look this one up but basically it is like spring cleaning but in the fall. Clean out those closets, purge your unwanted but usable stuff. "Just because people throw it out and don’t have any use for it, doesn’t mean it’s garbage."~ Andy Warhol
9/9/20 Share your WHY. What makes what you do so important?
Wednesday: What we do Wednesday
National Day: National Care Bears share your care day
9/10/20 Thursday: This is how we roll Thursday- Behind the scenes post.
National Day: National swap ideas day and National TV Dinner day
9/11/20 Patriot’s Day
9/11 Remembrance Post
Friday: Fri-YAY! Client testimonials.
National Day: National Make your bed day
9/12/20 Saturday: Selfie-Saturday
National Day: National Day of Encouragement
9/13/20 Sunday: Sell me something Sunday
National Grandparent’s Day- share a video
National Day: National Peanut day
9/14/20 Monday: Motivational Quote
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
National Day: National Live Creative Day
9/15/20 Re-Share opportunity – Share something from a co-worker, vendor, marketing partner, industry leader, etc. Be sure to give proper credit and tag them.
Tuesday: Tip Tuesday - Industry related tips.
National Day: National Online Learning day & National IT professionals Day
9/16/20 Wednesday: What we do Wednesday
National Day: National Working Parents Day
9/17/20 Thursday: This is how we roll Thursday- Behind the scenes post.
Create A FAQ graphic
National Day: National Professional House Cleaners Day
9/18/20 Friday: Fri-YAY! Client testimonials.
National Day: National Hug Your Boss Day
9/19/20 Re-Share opportunity – Share something from a co-worker, vendor, marketing partner, industry leader etc. Be sure to give proper credit and tag them.
Saturday: Saturday Selfie
National Day: National Talk Like a Pirate day (I predict a video Challenge) Or if you don't feel like having fun it is also National CleanUp day
9/20/20 Sunday: Sell me something Sunday using a video
National Day: National Wife appreciation day
9/21/20 Monday: Motivational Quote
“When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it’s Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions.” - Edmond Mbiaka
National Day: National Chai Day
9/22/20 Tuesday: Tip Tuesday - Industry related tips.
Autumn Begins today! Think falling leaves, warm sweaters and pumpkin spice (unless you are a
National Day: National Girl's Night Or National Car Free Day
9/23/20 Wednesday: What we do Wednesday
National Day: National Innergize Day
9/24/20 Thursday: This is how we roll Thursday- Behind the scenes post.
National Day: National Punctuation day. Ok- not one I would celebrate, obviously but hey still a good one.
9/25/20 Friday: Fri-YAY! Client testimonials.
Share an old post of yours- Flashback Friday.
National Day: National Brave day & National Comic book day.
9/26/20 Saturday: Saturday
National Day: National pancake day. National save your photos day. National Ghost Hunting Day.
9/27/20 Re-Share opportunity – Share something from a co-worker, vendor, marketing partner, industry leader, etc. Be sure to give proper credit and tag them.
Sunday: Sell me something Sunday
National Day: National Scarf Day. - Ok there are a few you may like better but it is September and I am craving some cooler weather. If you are craving chocolate it is also National Chocolate milk day.
9/28/20 Monday: Motivational Quote
“Hey, I know it’s Monday. But it’s also a new day and a new week. And in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen.” - Michael Ely
National Day: National Family Day
9/29/20 Tuesday: Tip Tuesday - Industry related tips.
National Day: National Coffee day! What? Best day ever!
9/30/20 Wednesday: What we do Wednesday
National Day: National Love People Day.
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