You often overhear people moaning about social media and the way it is ruining their lives, well that is a matter of opinion. Surely if they felt that way, they could just steer well clear of this modern phenomenon? But in some respects, you can kind of feel their pain as social media appears to be popping up absolutely everywhere nowadays. Would you be surprised to learn that these platforms are not only a lot of fun, but that they can also help you to save some cash as well? It is a fact and this article will give you an insight into how you can use social media to boost your finances!
Essentially what you are looking for is promotional postings and offers from small, medium and large companies. They love giving away merchandise on social media as it provides them with the opportunity to get cheap marketing by word of mouth. If you were to get a killer pair of shoes from DKNY, would you keep it to yourself or would you tell all and sundry about this deal? Of course you would be over the moon and DKNY would get a lot of exposure as a result! Let's look at the best ways to find these types of offers on the main social media platforms!
This is the big daddy of social media platforms and it makes sense to start here when it comes to looking for money saving deals. If you simply write down the names of the companies that you usually get your clothes, food and everyday items from, type these names into the Facebook search bar and see what you get back. You should be able to ‘like’ these businesses and you will then be afforded access to future deals and offers. You can also start contributing to the main pages of these shops and department stores to engage directly with them. Keep an eye open for competitions and giveaways and you will soon be in the money, or at least get some nice deals!
Use the Hashtag feature to ‘follow’ your favourite companies on Twitter and you will be able to see if any of them are feeling generous enough to indulge you. Look out for Hashtag ‘coupon’ to see what deals are currently available. Just think of any common keyword that is used when these events kick off and follow these for future savings.
There are plenty of free offers to be had if you check out sites such as Freecycle, Craigslist and Bookmooch to name but a few. Check with your local directory as many of these are set up in physical communities. People simply give away used and unused items rather than taking them to the trash. You may get some rather tasty products if you use your eyes and online ears! Craigslist will tell you about what’s available and you can use the ‘wanted’ section to let everyone know your needs. It will also put you into touch with freelance professionals who charge way less than the big firms do.
Socially Rich Yet?
So there you have it, social media can really help you to save a lot of money and still buy all the things you ever wanted! Just remember to return the favour when you have unwanted gear lying around your house!
This article has been contributed by Nancy Baker, a freelance blogger and an avid reader. She is very passionate about photography and editing. She is currently a part of Benson Mortgages.
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
I love helping others learn how to start working from home on the internet free to supplement their current income.
I also blog at Productreviewmom.com
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