Article by Sara Estabrooks, blogger at To Jesus, Sincerely, co-founder of CSMI
Catholic Social Media Influencers was the dream of founder, Amy Brooks, for years. In 2016, she launched a Facebook group, inviting Catholics in all Social Media niches to band together.
What started as a dream blossomed into an incredible reality. Hundreds of Influencers stand together in this supportive community. They work in a spirit of cooperation, never competition.
It’s not unusual to see questions posted daily, with a wealth of helpful responses from fellow members. Often, someone’s technical question will be answered with an offer to put together a video tutorial – one of the many resources this group is loved for!
These live videos may be posted by anyone in the group who feels they have knowledge to share. We have seasoned bloggers, artisans, and social media experts ready to freely give their time to help out a member in need.
Video topics include:
- Beginning with Mailchimp
- Intro to Canva
- Tutorials on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tailwind
- How to grow your email list with free downloads
- Hashtag Hacks
- Let’s Talk Video
- and more!
Recently, two of our very own social media experts went LIVE for over an hour in our group, to answer any and all social media questions posed by our members. Check out this run-down of the topics they covered:
CSMI Social Media Q&A with Brittany & Tom
Tools & Resources Mentioned:
- General Tools for Scheduling Content
- Facebook Native Scheduling
- Post Schedule (for WordPress)
- Social Report
- Sprout Social Instagram Content Schedulers
- Unum (unum.la)
- Grum (grum.co)
Social Media Tips/Strategy:
- Hootsuite Blog
- Buffer Blog
- Social Fabric University (by collective bias)
- ProChurch Tools with Brady Sheerer
- Social Media Church Podcast
- Facebook Blue Prints
- Social Media Examiner
How can I watch these great videos?
These videos are accessible to all CSMI members, included as one of the perks of our very affordable directory membership (just $20/year).
New CSMI members will be added to our secret Facebook group, which provides a wealth of resources and opportunities for growing your exposure, building great connections, and finding an amazing network of support.
Don’t just take my word for it, read what some of our long-time members have to say:
“CSMI has been been life-changing for me and my blog. My Facebook page views have soared thanks to the regular engagement threads in the group. What’s best about this is that the engagement is genuine, because CSMI is a true community. I’ve made many new friends, grown in my faith, refocused my blogging, and been offered exciting opportunities thanks to CSMI.” ― Leslie Sholly, Life in Every Limb
“I’ve only been a member of the CSMI Facebook Group for a month or two now, but in those few months I have gained dozens of new followers on my social media accounts, as well as a noticeable increase in traffic and “likes” on my posts. CSMI is a great group of talented writers, artists, and small business owners who show a genuine interest in each other’s endeavors. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this special group of individuals! I’m excited to see this group continue to flourish!” ― Lindsay Trezza, Just Love Prints
“Not only has CSMI helped me understand some of the practicals of blogging and marketing, but it has also opened my eyes to the wonderful, supportive community of Catholics who desire to support one another in a common mission to share the love of Christ on social media. God is truly glorified in this community!” ― Becky Roach, Catholic-Link
You can find more praise for CSMI on our testimonials page.
Can I join?
Sure! We’d love to have you. Send in an application today, and we’ll get moving on making you a part of this amazing community.
If you want to learn more about our member benefits, and all the support we strive to offer you, spend some time browsing our join us page. And you can feel free to email us questions any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait for you to join us!
-Amy and Sara, founders of CSMI
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