Five Ways Social Media Can Make You Money

There are still some people who are avoiding the whole game of social media.   They don’t quite get Twitter or have no interest in Facebook.  In fact, even if they are in the business community they haven’t added their entire professional summary to LinkedIn.  If the whole idea of social media hasn’t garnered your attention, perhaps the notion of putting some dollars in your pocket would be more intriguing.  Here are my five smart money moves on how social media can help you make some cash. Coupons and Deals- If you “follow” the financial people who are ‘frugal’ or cheap on social media websites like Twitter, you can get great advice on coupons, deals, and savings ideas.   Getting these deals just in time can even give you ideas on weekend events where you can receive discounts to places like fairs and festivals. Job Opportunities- Being in relevant groups and paying attention to discussions may help you land your next greatest ...

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Does Facebook Make You Spend More Money?

Our imagination is the most powerful thing that we all have in our possession.  Seventy-nine percent of smartphone users check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up, and the most popular time of day for using Facebook is in the evening. About half the time is spent on the news feed. (source bizjournals.com).  Every time we look at these pictures and newsfeeds during the morning and evening, pictures conjure up images of our friends having the time of their lives.   It makes us all take quick stock of measuring up our own lives against the visuals we see in Facebook.   So how does Facebook make us spend more money? The Vacation I Always Wanted– Facebookers are obsessed with taking pictures of their vacations by the beach, in another country, or on a cruise with the kids.   Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we often ask ourselves this question.  “How are these people finding the money to enjoy ...

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