How to Beat Social Media Overwhelm

By Maria Peagler

Mar 14

Marketing your business is a journey — one that can feel overwhelming at times.  

It helps to have a sherpa to guide you along that path.

Here at SMOC, members get an instant solution to social media overwhelm: Learning Tracks.

What are they?  Your complete guide to a single topic (including content for beginners up to power users). When you're ready to go beyond a class, that's where Learning Tracks come into play.

Let's take a closer look —​

 We have 10 learning tracks, as shown below:

Learning Tracks Conquer Social Media Overwhelm

How are learning tracks different from classes? Excellent question!

Classes are just the start of your learning here at SMOC: they're complemented by webinars, infographics, your mastermind group, coaching, a swipe file and blog posts.

How can you find everything available to you without having to wade through all that? That's what Learning Tracks do for you.

Think of them as digital marketing playlists, making learning accessible.

Let's take a closer look at each one, in alphabetical order:

Blogging Learning Track

SMOC has always offered blog posts & webinars on content marketing, but lately I've been getting a lot of requests for a class on blogging. Late in 2016, I not only developed our brand new Blogging 101 course, but also the Blogging Learning Track.

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Blogging Learning Track at

Why? Because blogging is so much more than installing WordPress and starting to write. 

How do you generate content? Get traffic? Earn revenue? Keep technical headaches to a minimum? 

The SMOC Blogging Learning Track answers those questions and much, much more. It offers infographics, webinars, and more to help you build and maintain a thriving blog.​


perfect social media post all 8 templates

Download these copy-and-paste templates to look like a social media pro (even if you're not)!  

Content Repurposing Learning Track

Where am I going to get all the content I need for marketing?

That's what you'll learn in the Content Repurposing Learning Track.

You learn how to take a single piece of content (a Facebook post, for example), and turn it into 30 days of marketing.  At least. I often get 2 - 5 years from my content.

Yes, really.​

How to get more content, working for you 24/7, in less time:

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Content Repurposing Learning Track at

Email Marketing Learning Track

We don't offer an Email Marketing course at SMOC, but we do have multiple resources on how to do it.

In fact, I recommend SMOC members use both social media & email marketing together. It's the ultimate tag-team combination to generate leads and follow up with them.

Here's our Email Marketing Learning Track:

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Email Marketing Learning Track at

Local Business Learning Track

Local businesses have special needs when it comes to marketing (not a one-size fits all approach).

You get webinars, infographics, and case studies that show you how local brands are rocking their social media (many of them SMOC members).

Here's our Local Business Learning Track:

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Local Business Learning Track at


perfect social media post all 8 templates

Download these copy-and-paste templates to look like a social media pro (even if you're not)!  

SEO Learning Track

Everyone wants their site to rank higher in online search (this is a truth I've learned after years of 1:1 coaching sessions).

While our SEO 101 class is the best way to start, this is a big topic. So I'm continually adding case studies and webinars of additional ways to rank your brand online.

Here's our SEO Learning Track:

seo learning track

Visual Content Marketing Learning Track

The web is a visual place: which begs the question:

"Where do I get all the images I need for marketing? I'm not a graphic designer!"

I get it: you're a small business owner wearing many hats, and now you've got to come up with Pinterest-worthy images too?

There is a simple way to get outstanding designs, using free or low-cost tools. That's what you'll learn how to do in our Visual Content Marketing Learning Track (I call it Visual Storytelling):

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Visual Content Marketing Learning Track at

SEO Learning Track

One of our newest Learning Tracks, the SEO Learning Track helps you get the best results from search engines. Want to get your business to the front page of Google? Use the resources you find here.

Social Media Action Plan Learning Track

What is the best way to start improving your social media? 

Start with a plan.

Figure out what you need to do, why you need to do it, and exactly how you should go about it. That's what is covered in the Social Media Action Plan Learning Track

Measure Marketing Results Learning Track

You're doing all this work with your social media, but you aren't sure what is working but what isn't. That's why you need to be able to measure your marketing results. Figure out what tactics work the best for you and what really speaks to your clients.

What You Should Do Now

If you're serious about growing your business or getting a better career, then take my free Social Media Strategy class.

If you want to dramatically grow your business or your salary, go to my Pricing page to see which membership is the best fit for your needs.

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Founder of, Benjamin Franklin award-winner for independent publishing, award winning author of eight books, wife, mom, quilter and watercolor artist.

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