Invite All Your Friends To Like Your Facebook Page With This Chrome Extension – Friendors Consultancy

We all want our Facebook pages to have tons of “Likes” but clicking on and inviting every single account on our friends list can be exhausting.

So, we did a little research and found a Google Chrome Extension that will make it suuuuper easy for you.

Download the extension by clicking here.

Once you have the extension installed on Google Chrome, go to your Facebook page and click “Invite Your Friends”.

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After you’ve clicked the link to invite your friends, you will get a pop up with all of your friends list and notice that the new black check mark in your menu bar is now highlighted for you to click on. Click it.

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After you click the black check mark, it will tell you that it’s checking your friends.

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Just wait for the magic to finish and watch the likes roll in! :)

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WALLAH! :)

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Favorite Internet Finds

You know how our Favorite Internet Finds goes so here ya go!

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An Online Review Tip You May Not Know – Friendors Consultancy

With a world where buying decisions about weddings are made mostly off your internet presence, we all know how important reviews are, but have we been doing them wrong?

There are soooo many sites to get reviews on – The Knot, WeddingWire, Facebook, and more. How do you choose which to focus on? Do you do them all?

We used to think “oh, this Facebook review we just got is so sweet! I wonder if they would put this on WeddingWire too?!” and then we’d ask and they always would. They would simply copy and paste. No problem, right?

Well, we’re here with a tip and something you might not know.

Google does not like the same reviews pasted across your different profiles. They look at that as you trying to trick the system, as repetitive content that can’t be trusted, and it actually counts against you with their SEO.

Our tip is to choose one site and focus on it. Your clients will notice that’s where you collect and Google shall reward. ūüėČ

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A Really Cool Instagram Planner – Friendors Consultancy

You may remember when we shared a few Social Media Planning Tools with you all, like Hootsuite and Later, and when we elaborated on How We Make Our Instagram Cohesive, but we’re here with a new app we’ve discovered that we really think tops the cake. (is that a saying?)

If you haven’t heard of this app, you’ll be thanking us from the bottom pits of your heart for forever after you try it out.

It tells you the best hashtags, the best times, allows you to schedule posts, and to even drag and drop your images in a predicted grid view on your phone so you can match them up cohesively before posting. The other apps we’ve blogged about in the past have some of these functionalities as well but this one’s user friendliness and variety won us over.

It’s free up until you¬†meet the number of free grids and free uploads you’re allowed in the free plan. For just 2.99 – ¬†4.99 a month you could be rolling in all of the features. (we are!)

You ready for us to finally tell you the name of it?

It’s called Unum.

Click here to download!

 

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Favorite Internet Finds – SEO Tips, Admiration, + America’s Most Instagrammed Locations – Friendors Consultancy

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Hi, Friendors! Happy Monday! Today, we’re sharing a few of our favorite internet finds from this week.

 

This is the neatest article to us. Time discovered the most geo tagged locations in each state of America and now we can’t wait to visit them each. If they’re Instagram worthy, they have to be good, right? Annnnddd, a lot of these places are venues that clients are getting married at.

Click here for the Most Instagrammed Places in America.

 

We think Wedding Wire is one of the most innovative wedding industry companies out there and we thrive on hearing the owners speak at each conference we attend. Here are 3 tips for improving your SEO from their Pro Blog.

Click here to learn how to improve your SEO.

 

Offbeat Empire, another one of our favorite wedding industry brands, also shares tips on SEO on their vendor blog.

Click here to read tips on improving your SEO.

 

We all know by now that engaged peeps are planning their weddings at work – in their cubicle – but how do we cater to them finding us in this fashion? I don’t know how many times we’ve heard it said or how many more times we’ll have to hear it before it’s no longer a problem, but you should not have automatic music on your website. Like, at all.

Click here to read more about why you shouldn’t have music on your website.

 

We reach out to people that we admire all the time; we’re drawn to some people. But what do you say to someone you’ve admired for months or years when you finally have the chance? Here’s something you might not think about but that could pay off.

Click here for the one question you should ask the person you admire but never thought of.

 

We think those five links should be great reads for your Monday and this week. Enjoy!

 

See you next Monday!

 

xoxo

 

Have an online article or blog you think might help wedding and event professionals?

Email it to us at schellie@faroutgalaxy.com :)

 

 

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Friendor Feature – Vintage English Teacup – Friendor Consultancy

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You guys remember Vintage English Teacup from several of our Inspiration Collaborations, right? If not, refresh your memory by clicking here to view them all. 
We asked Vanessa, the Founder, Owner, and Operator, to tell us some things she’s proud to have accomplished and a bit about her company. ¬†Before you get started, let us just go ahead and tell you that we were thoroughly impressed! ūüėČ She talks to us about overcoming obstacles, learning how to network in the wedding industry, and what true success and pride looks like. Enjoy her insights below.

 

 

 

I started!!!
Getting started is rather like jumping off a cliff, leaving behind all the comfort of stable employment and a normal schedule!  I threw a Tea Party at my home for the Royal wedding of  Prince William and the, almost above perfect, Katherine Middleton. I invited a bunch of people imagining that as televised coverage began at 3 am  very few would arrive. Well my street was full of cars and ladies in hats quickly filled my home all pulled in by the lure of Tea served on Real Fine China. Such Fun!!!
Being raised by a father who was self made, this set off all sorts of bells in my brain. If these people like this, who else would? Does anyone else do this? If not why not?? etc etc as any of you creatives know it’s an obsession that becomes your life.
 
 Overcoming obstacles
Well buying endless luscious pieces of Fine China was not at all hard! Especially as I did most of it in my home, England. I have now found two ladies who own antique shops and through the joy of iphones we are able to shop auctions together! If they find anything that is utterly irresistible I dont resist!!! Then my wonderful shipper Trevor wraps each piece, and then wraps it again and puts it in a magic box and it arrives intact.
 
Networking
for the first time involved hiding in a hotel bathroom and having a long conversation with myself about why I was there!!! Funny now but terrifying at the time. It’s vital to make good face to face contacts and to be able to tell them why you are the best thing since sliced bread in about two sentences! ¬†
Next comes choices, where to advertise and why, also extremely difficult at first. My advise, ask someone who is experienced. Then ask some more. Knowledge is Power. I am still asking and still making mistakes with my budget that makes me weep every time. But you learn from those mistakes and hopefully can help others.
Invest in a good contract! end of story!
Get paid before the event! Also self explanatory! 
Be nice to all, in life and in work!
 
What does success look like?
Deciding what success is …hmmm. For some it’s being “busy” all the time. For me its checks in the bank and a happy client! Oh and zero backache or throbbing headache!¬†
I do not want to launch an empire, I want to earn but not be burdened with more than I can handle. I do my best work when I can focus and not worry about what I am missing.
Spending hours looking at other vendors sites is not productive and often disheartening. Just because they have a million followers does not mean they have a healthy company. Perception is so important in this business, but only if its backed up by substance.
Being who you are is a gift that equals success.
 
Pride!!!
I am proud that I have survived…and did not give up at times when well meaning folks tried to tell me there was no market for a luxury china line. They meant well and perhaps as there was not a market then they were right. However a market now does exist and I am mentoring other start ups doing the same thing because they saw my company! Awesome!¬†
I am proud of the “real” friends that I have made in the industry and for the support that we have for one another. I am further jolly chuffed to have made the choice not to work with those who seek to only elevate themselves to the detriment of others! Enough said! This frees me to enjoy what I do, most of the time.”
So, what does success look like to you? We say it’s good business and good Friendors.
 
PRETTY UP YOUR PHONE,

Pretty Up Your Phone – Watercolor Wallpapers from Friendors

Hiiii, Friendors! We hope you’re having a lovely Monday morning! We sure are. We’re in the Smoky Mountains with Far Out Galaxy¬†at Parkside Resort for a company retreat. Soooooo fun. Don’t worry, we’ve got Six Hearts here taking some killer photos that we can’t wait to share with you all.

Anyways, today’s post is the first of (hopefully) many to come in our new category: Pretty Up Your Phone, Friendor.¬†

When you’re at client meetings or networking events, it’s inevitable that your phone screen is going to be seen – wouldn’t you like something simple and motivational for others to catch a glimpse of?

Okay, fine, we really just wanted a pretty new phone background and you caught us trying to twist it into something to do with the industry. Hey, at least we’re sharing!

We have three smart phone wallpapers for you below. This series is watercolor. The first is inspired by Shia LaBeouf, who has recently quickly found his way into our hearts as an artist. The second is inspired by none other than us and our mantra, and the third is inspired by Far Out Galaxy‘s motto.

Simply screenshot these on your smart phone and set them as your wallpaper. We’ll be back in a few weeks with a different style series. Enjoy!

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