What is the #hashtag?

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Ah! The dreaded #HASHTAG 😩

What is a #hashtag and how does it work? How can this help me in my business? Where should I #hashtag and where should I not #hashtag? What are the best #hashtags that suit to what I sell?

hash·tag
ˈhaSHtaɡ/
noun
  1. (on social media sites such as Twitter) a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic.

If you use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook you see them all over the place. Every picture or post has or should have a #hashtag in it. 

Twitter - The #hashtag birthplace denotes special topics "trends". Can you use them in twitter? Absolutely! Will I get the most bang for my buck on twitter #hashtags? Maybe, it depends on what you are using as your #hashtag. If its a holiday most trending topics would be #valentinesday #valentinesforhim #valentinesforher 

FaceBook - Not the best place for using the hashtag, its still new on Facebook and the power just isn't there. Using a generic hashtag like #cups would bring up every single post made publicly on Facebook about cups. The list of posts is not limited to your friends list. If your going to use them in Facebook less is more, too many can make your posts look desperate and unappealing to the eye.

Instagram - IG is for pictures not posts this is the place you should get the most out of your #hashtags. Using #hashtags on IG is to compliment your post and attract new followers. Try complimenting your photos by using the appropriate #hashtags for that day.

I found a list of popular days of the week #hashtags and included some ideas to incorporate those #hashtags into your items.

#MondayFunday - Fun items show office pics or jokes related to a Monday morning

#MondayBlues - Blue Cups, mugs blue monograms blue shirts anything blue

#MotivationMonday - Water bottles and more water bottles, this is your day for those items, inspirational items

#ManCrushMonday or #MCM - Husband, son or any male related items

#MusicMonday - Music note decals - you could even post a finished order and mention your listening to your favorite band finishing up order. Ask your followers who they love to listen to while at work

#IsItFridayYet - any items about being exhausted or snoozing even baby items would work

#TransformationTuesday or #TT - Show a blank shirt then a shirt finished - transformed. 

#TipTuesday - Post a tip on how to care for your items

#TravelTuesday - travel mugs with a monogram

#TuesdayTreat - Treat yourself to this great (insert item name)

#WayBackWednesday or #WBW - Post an item you made last month 

#WisdomWednesday - Graduations items never too early or late to post those, school work items

#WomanCrushWednesday - Wife, daughter wearing a shirt you made

#WellnessWednesday - Health, lifestyle, fitness work out tanks

#HumpDay - Middle of the week post stay neutral or ask them to check back tomorrow for your #throwback post

#ThrowBackThursday or #TBT or #ThrowBack - Post an item that was a hot seller last month

#ThirstyThursday - Water bottles galore

#ThankfulThursday - Thank your customers for their orders ask them to #doubletap your post or give it a like

#Friday #FridayNight #ItsFriday #FridayFunday - Fun items the weeks over - relief, thank goodness, drink some wine. Wine bottle items shirts even beer sells best on Friday.

#FollowFriday #FF - ask your followers to tag a friend and gain more followers.

#FlashBackFriday #FBF - Post an item you made last week or last month

#SocialSaturday - Most popular keeps them busy share any items that are fun, amusing jokester

#SaturdaySwag - The clothing tag shirts and more shirts

#SaturdayNight - Just like your #fridaynight tags beer wine party life items

#SelfieSunday #SS - Your followers want to know who you are post a selfie of yourself wearing one of your items.

#SundayFunday - Just like #MondayFunday fun items, football or other sports depending on the season.

 

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