Find out how to create brand love online, reach more customers and get them coming through your doors, all through social media!
Congratulations! You've landed on the right place to learn how you can reach thousands of new customers for your catering business, café, bar or resturant, take amazing photos from your smartphone, and find people who will love your brand and share your beautiful content, and do this all effectively and affordably. And you can start now!
You know that all your potential customers are using social media every day but you don't know how to reach them.
You probably already use Facebook for your business, but aren't sure if you are doing it properly, and know you could be getting more out of it. You don't know how to take great photos, you get stuck on which ones to post, whether to create and post videos, and how to create advertising campaigns that target the people you want to come through your doors.
Then, when you gain the followers, you don't know how to convert them to loyal customers!
"A brand is no longer what we tell the customer it is - it is what customers tell each other it is."
Then there's all that devil in the detail.
Social media is not set and forget. First you dive in and create a Facebook account for your business, then another on Instagram, and that's when the real learning begins. So now, when do you post? How often? What hashtags should you use? How do you get people to check-in on Instagram, tag your business and share your photos? And what even is a hashtag?
Don't worry... we'll walk you through all this.
Trust us, we get it! Remember, although we're now expert in using social media, we had to start at the beginning too. And because you're reading this, we know you're ready to take the leap. But you're not alone, we're right here with you, holding your hand until you're a pro!
What if we told you all this was possible and more?
And that it would give you the edge over competitors and take you directly to your potential customers without being just another hospo business using social media badly?
Well it is possible, we will help you and you can give yourself a huge leg up in social media so that you can build a connection with your community online and connect with the right customers who and to come back to you business again and again and again.
Now for the really GREAT news!
"We don't have a choice of whether we DO social media, the question is how WELL will you do it." Erik Qualman
We know you love to share your expertise, insights and stories, and social media is just a bigger, better, supercharged version of your word of mouth. BUT... unlike putting your voice on steroids and driving through your town with a megaphone, social media can connect you with so many more people. Who knows if your next customer is a super foodie on Instagram and your social media channels are how they find you. Plus by using social media well, you'll get great content to share from your current customers. Plus, you'll learn how to deal with online reviews - good or bad. And as a savvy business owner, you'd be a fool to miss out on that.
That, and you will get all our expert tips and tricks that will save you time and money. Yep, there's also that.
"Social Media is the new 0800 number. It's where your customers are and how they contact businesses in 2017, so you need to be there too!" Wendy Thompson, CEO, Socialites Group
90% of Kiwis aged 15+ use social media in New Zealand.
2.1 Billion users worldwide
3.5 Million users in New Zealand | 16 Million users in Australia.
800 Million users worldwide
1.7 Million users in New Zealand | 5 Million users in Australia.
1.5 Billion users worldwide
3.5 Million users in New Zealand | 14.8 Million users in Australia.
500 Million users worldwide
1.5 Million users in New Zealand | 8.1 Million users in Australia.
330 Million users worldwide
1 Million users in New Zealand | 2.8 Million users in Australia.
255 Million users worldwide
1.3 Million users in New Zealand | 4 Million users in Australia.
200 Million users worldwide
1.3 Million users in New Zealand | 300 K users in Australia.
What Start Social will give you today!
- You'll learn how to verify your page, schedule posts, maximise Facebook reviews and start using Facebook Live.
- You'll discover how to create beautiful food content and how to make a great content plan.
- You'll become an expert in Facebook advertising and learn how to get more business by sharing what you do.
- You'll become a pro at taking photos of your products and the easiest photo editing apps to make your images pop.
- You'll discover how to encourage user generated content from the people who enjoy your hospitality and share it on Instagram.
- Learn how to set up successful Instagram advertising campaigns.
- You'll learn all about hospo-specific hashtags - which ones to use and which ones to avoid.
- You'll become a pro at taking photos of your gorgeous food and beverages, and your amazing staff that make them
- You discover the best and the easiest photo editing apps to make your images pop.
- You'll learn how to find the people who love food the most, and how to get them to share your fab content.
PLUS! As a Start Social customer you also get:
- Live online chat support 9am - 9pm with our experienced team of social media experts. If you get stuck, you've got the best in the business to help you out.
- Admission to our exclusive Facebook Group where you can connect and network with other business owners. Our Start Social graduates tell us this group has been invaluable to their success and confidence in using social media!
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"Being part of the Start Social community has been so amazing. On top of the tricks and tips they give you to make you feel like a social media super star, you get access to their amazing team and invited to the closed Facebook Group. I've found this group so support and helpful - it's been an invaluable resource!"
Sarah Alexander, Director, SJ Marketing