Centis Launches #BeThere Hashtag, Because, Why Not

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We are totally fans of Karate Kid.

This is officially our first “press release” – ever. Since we launched back in 2017, I do not remember writing any press release about Centis, what we do, why we do it (and who the f$%ck should care).

This time, though, things not only changed but went from 60 to 150 in just a matter of days.

If you are a Karate Kid fan, you will know the above scene already (and the subsequent scene where Daniel kicks a few Ice Hockey athletes (If I am not mistaken, it was ice hockey).

I totally agree with Mr Miyagi – when facing a life-threatening situation, the best line of defence is “no be there”.

So while I was sitting on my porch sipping whiskey and throwing corks to a barrel to pass the time (of course I didn’t. I was busting my a#$%^s off working) I had a realisation.

You should Be There.

The small business owners, the startups, the professionals – they all have to be there. In from of their customers. Have a presence. Be there ( said that already).

According to several sources, including Statista and the U.S. Census Bureau, less than 64% of small businesses have a website. At least in the USA, where everything is monitored closely, people are quitting their jobs and starting new businesses at an alarming rate.

In 2020 alone more businesses were started than in the last 3 prior years combined.

What’s more, because of the gig economy more than one-third of Americans received a benefit last year or basically income outside normal wages.

That’s 3 times the number in the ’80s when just 11% of people owned businesses.

Think about it, every Uber driver is a business owner, every Airbnb host is a business owner, every barber, hairdresser, massage therapist and freelance web designer is a business owner.

In other words, at 36% more than 1 out of 3 people in America are now business owners.  
New industries are being created overnight, out of thin air almost on a daily basis and most of these new business owners are inexperienced and have NO website, no web presence.

So Centis was redesigned from the ground up to be able to support the people that need to show their skills online.

They need to #bethere. You need to be there.

Contrary to Mr Myiagi famous quote, you need to be there for people to find you.

Going forward all our content will have the #bethere hashtag, which we own, and should you need to use it you will need to pay us royalties.

Just joking.

But, if you are providing services or thinking of starting a business and do not have a website – for example you are on these people (just a sample):

  • A lawyer (seriously now?)
  • A real estate agent
  • A plumber
  • A yoga instructor
  • Someone who just lost his job at HSBC and is looking to offer financial auditing to businesses
  • A woman who quit her job because she was pregnant and now is using her skill in photography

you could greatly be benefitted from having a world-class, professional website created just for you, with lead capture forms to get people’s info, a done-for-you monthly newsletter, Lite CRM and Google analytics – all for just €129/mo.

If this hasn’t persuaded you then your best bet is to sign up for our monthly newsletter (hey, check the footer! ):-)

3 Reasons Why You Need Social Media Marketing in 2022 -centis.net

3 Reasons Why You Need Social Media Marketing in 2022

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The world is not the same as before.

The bloody internet has given us so many opportunities and challenges at the same time, that if you sit down and think, you will end up with a headache!

Yet the world has become more distant than before. Say hello to a random person in the street and will look you strange.

Social media has completely changed how society behaves nowadays … It has become a vital component of who we are and how we interact. As long as we have the internet, the world is never going back to a pre-social media world. That means if you haven’t yet, it’s time to embrace it.

Yet, so many people get lost in the very meaning of what this means for their business. At Centis. it has become a major source of new leads and revenue but at the same time, we keep it away from our personal lives (everyone here is very private).

It’s an incredible way to connect with people who need your help in reaching their goals…  Here are a few stats to give you a feel of social media’s broad impact on business:

  • 55% of consumers learn about new brands on social
  • 68% of consumers agree that social media enables them to interact with brands and companies
  • 43% of consumers increased their social media use to discover new products in the last year

Covid has helped social media become more popular and powerful. But with the power of this major platform comes a lot of complications, which can make it overwhelming to try to maximize your social media marketing.

You need to know the basics, like how to set up your profiles and what types of content to share.

But you also need strategies that will help you build a loyal following and convert them into customers. If you don’t have the proper strategies, your social media marketing efforts won’t be as effective as they could be.

In this guide, we’re going to walk you through the steps for creating a social media marketing strategy for your business. We’ll cover each step from planning the strategy to executing it on each platform so that you can start using it right away.

Let’s get started!

Why You Need Social Media Marketing for Your Business ( I mean c’mon, seriously?)

Social media is the new marketing arena, and if you want to compete in today’s market, you simply can’t avoid it. Here are some of the ways social media surpasses traditional methods:

– It can be done at any time or place – You may not have hours free for television ads on TV or radio

– Costs less than other forms of advertising – Social Media ads cost less than other forms of advertising, like search, print ads, or buying ads space in popular online (or offline) magazines.

Here are a few reasons why (I mean if you are not convinced, nothing will, I guess):

1. Maintain & Expand your Sphere of Influence

Social media is one of the best ways to keep your company top of mind. It’s also a great way to become an authority in your target market for people looking for what you offer. Social media can create a richer brand experience where followers are able to learn more about what you do, connect with other things that interest them, and follow along firsthand through direct messaging!

2. Drive traffic to your website or landing page

With the right social media posts, you can drive people to engage more directly with your brand. You will be able to do this by either linking them through your website or a targeted landing page. But beyond using posts, you can also run ads on social media platforms in order to expand and gain new leads while closing more business overall!

3. Social Proof

People want to know that you are credible and reliable before doing business with you. Utilising social media mechanisms like Facebook reviews or posting real customer testimonials, you’ll be able to give people a window into what it’s like working with your company.

This is incredibly important for building a strong network of leads in your business.