Bush Social 

Social Media training for Small Businesses affected by the bushfires and drought in Australia

Rural and Country Social Media Courses 2020

Hello there! If you found this way to this page it's because you are a small business outside of the big cities, and you are looking for training and support in social media. Getting back on our feet together, as a community, building relationships and our businesses, offering value to the community. So Welcome!

Facebook for Bush Social

All the tips and tricks, strategies and campaigns for SMALL BUSINESS - cost effective Facebook Ads, getting more engagement, running groups and more! 

Online Q&A Community on Social Media

Need to ask a question? Interested in finding other businesses to share content and promotions with? Start here, in the community forum!

Updates and Changes

Having trouble staying uptodate with all the latest changes in Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, Social Ads, Social Analytics? Stay uptodate here!

SOCIAL MEDIA for Small Business in The Blue Mountains and other Rural Locations in Australia

A Warm welcome to the 80+ small business owners that signed up this first week. You are valued contributors to BushSocial and i am honoured to be working with you. 

Do you run a Tourism Destination Venue in the countryside? Maybe a motel or B&B, a gallery or cafe? This course will help you work with both local and visitor markets. 
Are you interested in using social media, Facebook/Instagram/blogging to encourage visitors to your region? Are you a local winery or restaurant, cheese shop or delicatessen proudly supplying local produce to various groups?
If you have a stall at a farmers market or a display in a local shop, this course provides you with the basics:

Creating and Managing the Account
Creating and Managing Ads
Understanding Analytics and Insights
Creating and Scheduling the right Content
and more

There is a FORUM for you to ask questions - please ask in BushSocial Community

Laurel Papworth
Laurel Papworth aka SilkCharm connects with 6.8 million people through social media each month and has 11,000 online students studying social media with her. A Cert IV in Adult Education and decades of University, College and private teaching has given Laurel a good grasp on how to pass on information in a fun and knowledgeable way.  Laurel was named by Forbes Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally and has taught Facebook, Blogging etc at the University of Sydney for 10 years. Laurel: About 

 "Laurel has been recognised by Forbes Magazine as a Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer globally as well as named Head of Industry, Social Media by Marketing Magazine and Power150 Marketing influencer by AdAge. " 

Global Social Media Influencer
Forbes Magazine, Marketing Magazine, AdAge

Course Summary

Social Media courses for bushfire and drought affected rural businesses.
  1. Video Lectures with walkthroughs and howtos
  2. Step by Step how to boost a post, how to do a full Ad and more
  3. Regular New Videos including YOU ask and I ANSWER!
  4. The Community can choose the topic - nominate your business, your account (Instagram or Facebook for example) and the challenge
  5. Reviews of Free and Paid products and apps to make your social media easier, faster and less resources
  6. Join a community of other small businesses affected across Australia by drought, bushfire and general economic shenanigans! 

Example Social Media Lecture: Firies Facebook Pages

How to add the Fire Brigade Pages into a Facebook List to better monitor Emergency Services situations from the List. Don't forget to add to the List to your Favourites Sidebar if you want to! 

Your Ticket!
In some instances the Chamber of Commerce or Local Council or a Government Department has approached me, and I can give a free coupon for the course. If you have that coupon (it comes from them, not me) please use it at checkout. If you have a BIT.LY link please click SUBSCRIBE NOW and you'll see the price change to $0.00

If I have come to speak at your local hall or club, I might've given you a coupon code then, please email pa@laurelpapworth.com if you are stuck using it.

The $10 a YEAR is to stop spammers from invading the Q&A forum with their rubbish. Trying to manage spam in free groups is very trying so forgive me the 10 bucks. 

Course Pricing

  • 50 Tickets

    $500 AUD


    For Chamber of Commerce, Local Council or Agency

  • Lifetime Access for Members
  • All Updates, Video Lectures, Forum
  • Coupon Will Be Emailed To You
  • Buy Now
  • Single Ticket

    $10 AUD

    per year

    1 year subscription for Small Business

  • Social Media Video Lectures
  • An Online Community Where You Can Ask Questions
  • Updates and Latest Changes
  • Subscribe Now
  • 100 Tickets

    $950 AUD


    For Chamber of Commerce, Local Gov or agency

  • Lifetime Access for Members
  • All Updates, Video Lectures, Forum
  • Coupon Will Be Emailed to You
  • Buy Now