About Janina Lear

Janina Lear is a social media consultant who specialises in all things Facebook and Pinterest. Janina is the founder of Janina Lear - Be Socially Savvy in Geelong, VIC, Australia. Janina loves to help small businesses understand, navigate and love the wonderful world of social media. Janina also runs Piccadilly Market in Geelong and is co-producer of Pop Planner.

What is it really like working from home?

What is it really like working from home? I never thought I would be one of those people who would and could work from home and love it. I thought I would be so easily distracted by everything around me. This is true to a certain extent but for the most part I am super focused and sitting at my desk. Mind you being a social media consultant and working on social media is like being a kid [...]

By |2018-04-12T10:39:48+00:00June 13th, 2014|General|1 Comment

How fast should you be replying to emails?

How fast should you be replying to emails? There is no right or wrong answer here but if you are running a business, you need to be aware that responding to your emails is as important as answering your phone. If you don’t feel you can manage emails then do not have an email address but then that would make you look pretty unprofessional and behind the 8 ball. So better to master email. Did you know [...]

By |2018-04-12T11:23:25+00:00April 16th, 2014|General|0 Comments

5 tips on how to run a Facebook giveaway

5 tips on how to run a Facebook giveaway As a Facebook Consultant in Geelong I get asked alot about competitions and giveaways to hold on social media. I know there are many reasons why a business would like to run a giveaway. It could be to get more likes on their page, to get more engagement which in turn means a higher reach or it could be to promote a new product. Whatever your reason may be, [...]

By |2018-04-12T11:10:05+00:00March 31st, 2014|General|0 Comments

Help Me Help You

Help Me Help You As a Facebook and Small Business Consultant in Geelong I get asked a lot of questions on all topics to do with social media. When I am out consulting I see that a lot of people are really struggling on many aspects in this modern world that we live in. I get it!!! It can be super overwhelming to know where to begin and when you begin, if you are doing it right. I [...]

By |2018-04-12T11:39:10+00:00March 25th, 2014|General|3 Comments

Want to know how to block annoying Facebook game invites?

Want to know how to block annoying Facebook game invites? Are you sick of getting invites all day to play Facebook games. I want to crush Candy Crush. I have tried blocking straight from the invite but they keep popping back. I made this little video to show you how to make them go away once and for all. Feel free to share with your friends and let me know what other “how to” videos you would like [...]

By |2018-10-05T14:00:20+00:00March 6th, 2014|General|0 Comments

How to extend the battery life on your energy sucking iphone and a giveaway

How to extend the battery life on your energy sucking iphone and a giveaway love my iphone and I it would take a lot for me to consider jumping ship to another brand.I am an apple girl through and through BUT I do want to bang my head against a wall when it comes to the battery life. There is no rhyme or reason to why it drains on some days more than others. Of course it depletes [...]

By |2018-04-12T11:55:43+00:00February 21st, 2014|General|13 Comments

How to schedule a Facebook post

How to schedule a Facebook post It is very important to be posting something up at least once a day on Facebook in order for your page to get the engagement it needs to keep it alive and doing what it is intended to do. Sometimes this is harder than it sounds because we are a little time poor or are away on holidays or stuck in a conference for a few days and it is too hard [...]

By |2018-10-05T14:15:01+00:00February 14th, 2014|General|0 Comments

Rework is a GREAT read for all business owners

Rework is a GREAT read for all business owners I love business books and over the holidays I managed to devour a few and Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hannson is a goodie. Anyone who is in business or wants to go into business should read this little gem. It has been written in small bite size sections, making you go “just one more” and before you know it you are done.   I was happy to [...]

By |2018-04-16T14:50:22+00:00January 2nd, 2014|General|0 Comments

Facebook Scams and Like Farming

Facebook Scams and Like Farming Who knows and/or understands what ‘Like farming’ is? You know all those pictures you see of cute little puppies, sick children with statements such as “help poor little Olivia get 1 million likes”.  What about the ones that say “enter 3 in the comments and see what happens, I could barely believe it” These are all scams. You are not helping anyone except unscrupulous businesses. You can read the real story about Mallory here [...]

By |2018-04-16T15:25:33+00:00October 21st, 2013|General|4 Comments

What is a blog?

What is a blog? I get asked all the time by all kinds of people “so what exactly is a blog?”. Recently my Uncle was very confused about what it was , how you found it and what the point of one was. That of course has prompted this post. The word blog came from weblog, sometimes also written as web log, basically it is a Web site that consists of a series of entries arranged in reverse chronological order, [...]

By |2018-04-16T15:31:48+00:00October 14th, 2013|General|0 Comments