Okay, here we go.
Let's end this competition.
In this episode, I am going to show you how to get direct bookings on the back of running a competition.
It is essential you take all of the advice in and then put it into practice.
For the visual training on this, go to www.boostly.co.uk/Facebook.
When you do finish, I would love to get your feedback. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your results.
How did you find the audio training to this?
Did you watch the videos?
Did you discover the training via the Hospitality Community or did you find me via another method?
I would love to know.
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Welcome to October (my birthday month)
We are now in the final stretch.
If you have followed my steps, by now you will have had a great response to your competition.
Top Tip: Comment back when people comment on your post. Facebook loves conversations and by doing so in this thread, you are getting seen by more and more people.
Today is all about keep going, keep sharing, keep getting people to interact.
Short episode today as we are getting ready to end this on Wednesday.
If you are listening to this in the future, you should go back to episode one and get involved from the start.
If you are doing this live, please let me know how you are getting on.
For the visual training around all of this season, go to www.boostly.co.uk/Facebook
Friday 28th September - 5 days into your competition
Normally, you will see a dip in engagement for Facebook posts.
What I am going to show you today is how to prevent that and get people to subscribe to your email and chatbot list.
To get the visual training for this episode, go to www.boostly.co.uk/facebook
We are now on Wednesday 26th September and your competition will be 48 hours old.
By now, it should be getting some decent traction.
What I am going to show you today is how to get more eyes on your prize.
For the visual training with step by step videos, go to www.boostly.co.uk/Facebook
Today is the day - we launch the competition.
We have done the prep, we have the image, the T&C are on our website and we have the prize.
We have warmed up our followers with a prep-post, now we have the launch the thing.
I will walk you through how to structure the post. For the visual training, go to www.boostly.co.uk/facebook
On Monday 24th September 2018 - I am going to show you how to run the perfect Facebook competition that will increase your reach, boost your likes, get you enquiries and direct bookings on the back of it.
If you want to join in go to www.boostly.co.uk/facebook
If you are listening to this in the future, you can still join in by going to the link above.
In this episode I explain why FAILING to PREPARE is PREPARING to FAIL
I finish season 4 with something a little bit different.
I wanted to share with you how I have helped Emma from The Riviera Guesthouse boost her direct bookings.
The blog post is here https://boostly.co.uk/how-emma-increased-her-direct-bookings-with-boostly/
Today I wanted to share with you three tips I have been doing which has had a massive impact on the direct bookings at www.grainary.co.uk
To read the full blog around this, go to:
Lin Mount from Lorien House is a rare bread. She has grown her B&B without having to list on any of the online travel agents
I interviewed Lin for the Boostly Blog and here is the audio version of
We've all been there.
That dreaded one-star review comes in, how do you respond?
Before you do, check out my 7 Golden Rules on how to turn a negative review into new bookings
Full write up here https://boostly.co.uk/the-7-golden-rules-to-turn-negative-reviews-into-new-customers/
We all want to boost our direct bookings. However, if you disregard the online travel agents, you are simply leaving money on the table.
Instead of sulking and bemoaning the fact that the OTAs are so powerful, why not instead make sure that you get set up on their websites to make them work for you and not the other way round.
I put together a very popular blog post on the Boostly website showcasing 3 ways you can make this happen.
Isn’t it exhausting trying to keep up in this world of constant competition? Potential guests are continually looking for top-rated properties, and these are the people you want to attract to your accommodation. Did you know, approximately 95% of your customers will check a reviews website before booking at your property? Where are your guests going to? The answer is Tripadvisor.
Right now, the most popular online review website is TripAdvisor, (but watch out of Google and Facebook as well)
The TripAdvisor Popularity Index is influential because the closer your ranking gets to #1, the more likely you are to be chosen by prospective guests when they search for accommodation in your area. I have put together a Five-Step Guide to boosting your TripAdvisor Ranking.
Full Written Blog at https://boostly.co.uk/tripadvisor-popularity-ranking-5-tips-to-boost-your-tripadvisor-ranking-take-your-business-to-the-next-level/
This is the audio version of one of my most popular blog posts on the website.
✅ How to use Expanded Text
✅ How to Bid on Brand
✅ Why you should be focusing on those long tail keywords
If you want to boost your direct bookings head over to www.boostly.co.uk/training as I have some tutorial videos to show you.
Welcome to Series 4 of the Boost Hospitality Podcast.
This is Episode 1 of a brand new season.
Today I am going to share with you actually what is in your OTA contract.
This is the audio version of the blog I posted here https://boostly.co.uk/what-an-ota-contract-contains-for-your-hospitality-business/