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Not technical? I’m not either. Not at all, but don’t ever let it stop you. Don’t be a technophobe.

Yesterday, a lady asked how to get more reach for her Facebook page. I spent the time to answer her question at length.  Her response was “Sounds complicated; I’m not technical.”

(NOTE: That post is pasted below at the bottom of this article, for anyone who may have that same question).

At this point I’ll make a slight diversion into some of the opportunities for creators, that many often don’t do because they’re a technophobe. But first…

Are You a Technophobe?

Now you may not be a full on technophobe, but I’m using that term because it keywords well and keywords are a technical SEO thing (Search Engine Optimization) that writers and content creators need to heed to grow your blog. Plus it’s close enough for the purpose here.

If you’ve ever said, “I’m not technical”, or “I’m not a techie”, this could apply to you as well. And if you’ve ever NOT done something you’ve wanted to do because of technology, then you might be a technophobe.

Hey… we should come up with a version of, “You might be a technophobe if…..” 😊

Why Create a Business or Sell Your Art? 

Supplemental Income

It’s another way to supplement your present and future income and retirement while doing work you love to do.

Stay Younger

Creating and exploring new territories of endeavor keeps our brains active, agile and adaptive, which is another way to stay younger. 

Not Born That Way

Well, none of us were (anything skill related) until we learned it… often in the process, such as at school, on the job training, driving, parenting.

We don’t start out knowing a new thing, we learn it.

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Top feature Image by chenspec from Pixabay

Tech is Here to Stay

Technology isn’t going away and it is becoming increasingly integrated into our lives. Not learning it because it’s like a foreign language won’t reduce our need for it. Rather, it will only increase our frustration over not knowing or understanding it.

We can reframe our resistance to learning this new language in this new world to one of gratitude. There’ve been times in civilization when books were only available to a few.

“It’s okay not to know how. You can learn.”
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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Image by chenspec from Pixabay

Image by chenspec from Pixabay

When in Rome

When moving to a new country, it’s vastly better to learn the language. This earthship is moving to a new world called TECH. Humanity is collectively heading there… It is our present and our future. 

Vastly better to learn enough of the language to get by. The more we learn and understand, the more we enjoy it and the more easily we learn more.

Not Mechanical Either

Most of us drive cars without knowing how to fix a car, or even how it all works, other than a vague idea. It’s the same with technology. We don’t have to be a techie to “drive” an online business or tool, any more than we have to be a mechanic to drive a car. We just need to learn how to drive and then practice regularly.

Don’t let “not technical” stop you. It didn’t stop you from driving or doing anything else that you now know how to do.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

How to Get More Reach on Facebook

The Question (a lady asked in her Facebook Post)

Wondering what to do so more can read my Facebook posts each day?

My Reply:

The best ways to get more reach on Facebook:

1. ADVERTISE ON FACEBOOK :

They’re providing a free platform from which to share our work and connect. However, they’re not a NPO, so they have to prioritize the FB “roadways” for that which sustains their business.

1a. Boosted posts is a good way to reach more of your people, (new and/or existing fans), while also growing your page. You can do this for as little as $5 for a 5 day period (I think that is still an option).

1b. You can boost posts to send traffic to your articles on your website (or other mediums) as well

1c. If you’re selling products or services, this would be a great option for you. As you can reach a very targeted audience for a very small weekly budget. E.g. You can select those interested in your specific subject and within a certain age range. If you are hosting local events, you can target your specific area only.

2. COMMENTS, INTERACTION & SHARING:

2a.The more interaction from your friends and “fans”, via comments, likes and shares, the more FB will also share it. One way is to ask questions of your audience so that more are apt to comment and share.

2b. Also sharing from others periodically, such as a couple times/wk.

3. CREATE POTENTIAL VIRAL CONTENT

When it comes to your own content, one way for it to go more viral would be to share an insight of the day as a regular feature. Consider what would most appeal to the audience you wish to attract and serve based on conversations you have and questions they ask you.

Never let not knowing stop you from learning how, if that means progress toward your goals.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®


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