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By Blair Kelly Outreach

Five Little Things for Your Monday: October 1, 2018

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As we roll into October, let’s hope that the weather finally starts to cool down some.   Since the seasons are starting to change, maybe it’s time to make a few changes to your weekly Monday morning routine! If you haven’t already, then check out some of our favorite articles of the week on social media, retirement and marketing.

1. 4 Ways You Can Use Interactive Content to Engage Your Audience via Social Media Today

With almost everyone using social media these days, it is getting harder and harder to make your brand really stand out. In order to do this, social media marketers need to be able to create content that really shines compared to competitors.

Just how do you do make sure that your company is really outstanding? Creating interactive content is a great way to do this…and Social Media Today has four ways that you can use interactive content to engage with others.

1. Create a Quiz
2. Ask a Poll Question
3. Host a Live Q&A
4. Make It a Game

To get more in-depth information on the best way to do this, then check out the image below!

2. Your 90-Day Push (Distraction-Proof Advisor Video #108) via Paul Kingsman

As was mentioned in the opening paragraph, it’s hard to believe the we’re already into October! Many people start the year with plans for what they want to accomplish, but as things get busy, this doesn’t always happen and things can change. When you aren’t where you thought you would be, this can get frustrating and you may lose motivation. If you happen to be ahead of schedule, then that’s great, but it’s not time to relax!  Now would be the perfect time to start planning for the first quarter of 2019.

Paul Kingsman shares this video below to help close out your 2018 strong no matter where you are in your planning year. Check it out below!

3. Most Affordable Cities for an Early Retirement via Smart Asset

We work our whole lives so that we can hopefully have a comfortable retirement and who knows…maybe even retire early! Doing this in your fifties and sixties requires a lot of planning, and financial advisors have some tips to make this dream a reality for you!

Something that many suggest is to find an affordable place to retire, somewhere with a lower cost of living that is tax-friendly. So, what are some of the more affordable places where you can retire early? Check out some of the cities below!

4. The secret formula for determining a marketing budget via Search Engine Land

Budgeting can be a stressful process in any realm of planning. When trying to keep a company running and figuring out where best to put your time and effort, it can be difficult to see where marketing fits in.

Read below to see how to download tips on a marketing budget and get more information on how much to invest, how to be the most efficient and how to find out if your marketing plan is working.

5. Automated Investing is Finally Here-In an Unlikely Package via T3 Technology Hub

Artificial Intelligence is the way of the future. There are some people that are already giving their smallest projects to AI. It will save money in the long-run and simplify many of the processes, but for now, there are some disadvantages to using “robot-advisory platforms” for mainstream clients.

It is a complex situation for advisors, so read below to find out more details on working with artificial intelligence!

 

 

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