Welcome to the Revved Up Remodeler's Podcast, the show where we work to help our contractor friends make the most of the customers they have and give remodelers the tools they need to grow their businesses. I'm Beth Davis, owner of BD Contractor Services and host of the Revved Up Remodeler's Podcast. As a second generation remodeling industry professional, it is my mission to help contractors build better businesses. Today we are going to be talking about Social Media. One of our new clients, Gary V. with Quality Home Improvement in Illinois, has been maintaining his company’s social media on his own for the past two years with mediocre results. We recently completed a social media report card for Gary this past week and found that he was breaking not one, not two but ALL TEN of BD Contractor Services’ Ten Commandments of Social Media. And he is NOT the only one. Today we are going to lay out the Ten Commandments of Social Media for your remodeling business so that you can be sure to follow them. Commandment #1: Thou Shalt Be Brand Aware Commandment #2: Thou Shalt Set Social Media Goals Commandment #3: Thou Shalt Make Use of Appropriate Tools You can also check out our blog post on The Best Social Media Tools for Remodelers. Bluehost—Easy signup for a Wordpress website Wordpress Plugins: Revive Old Posts Pretty Link HootSuite Buffer App Evernote If This Then That Commandment #4: Thou Shalt Be Consistent With Scheduling Commandment #5: Thou Shalt Re-purpose With Intention Commandment #6: Thou Shalt Post With Positivity Commandment #7: Thou Shalt Get Involved Commandment #8: Thou Shalt Not Discount Analytics Commandment #9: Thou Shalt Exercise Patience Commandment #10: Thou Shalt Remember That Personal Interactions Trump Social Media. Every Time.