Homesteaders Blog

Get the latest funeral business insights, research and trends that can help grow your business.

Subscribe Here!

Featured Posts

Latest Posts

How Community Funding Can Benefit Your Funeral Home

November 11, 2021 by Melissa Heller
Funeral Home Marketing, Featured, Funeral Home Social Media

It is a story that is all too familiar to funeral professionals – a family experiences the tragic and unexpected death of a loved one. Your funeral home may reduce the cost or even donate services to the family, but still needs to cover cash advance items like the obituary placement, cemetery open and close, death certificate filing and more. In an effort to help the family cover those costs, a friend or relative sets up a fundraiser using a popular online fundraising platform.

Read More

Build a Successful Funeral Home Social Media Strategy

September 10, 2021 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Social Media

At Homesteaders, we survey our policy owners every two years and ask how many funeral homes they considered when they made their prearrangements. In our latest survey, 74% of respondents indicated they considered just one funeral home. This response shows why brand-building funeral marketing efforts are so important for a funeral business. If you aren’t the first call a potential preneed client makes, chances are good you will miss out on that business entirely.

Read More

How to Create Engaging Social Media Videos in 2021

May 21, 2021 by Sarah Loghry
Funeral Home Social Media

When you think of social media videos, you probably think of influencers. The (often) young individuals that post videos of pranks, makeup tutorials, life hacks or politics. Their videos are well-lit, polished, funny and seem almost professionally created. That’s a lot to live up to when you’re considering creating your own video. Fortunately, the pandemic has shifted consumer expectations about video production value for the better. Here are four ways you can create engaging social media videos for your community.

Read More

7 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Funeral Professionals

February 19, 2021 by Sarah Loghry
Featured, Funeral Home Social Media

I’ll be honest, I only recently started taking advantage of LinkedIn as a social media platform. It was never the most “fun” platform to use – I’d much rather spend my time on Instagram or TikToc. But, over the past few years, LinkedIn has built a platform that makes networking and career-building simple, easy and entertaining.

Read More

Free Marketing Resources for Funeral Professionals

April 10, 2020 by Melissa Heller
Funeral Industry Trends, Featured, Funeral Home Business, Funeral Home Social Media

It’s easy to feel alone these days. But while we have been practicing social distancing, I have observed that we are anything but alone – especially in the funeral profession. People are finding new ways to stay connected. Many organizations are coming together to support each other and funeral professionals – sharing ideas for funeral services and providing additional resources for conducting business as usual, as much as possible.

Read More

Creative Funeral Service Ideas During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 03, 2020 by Melissa Heller
Funeral Industry Trends, Featured, Funeral Home Business, Funeral Home Social Media

Over the past few weeks, two friends of my teenage daughter each lost their fathers unexpectedly. Our family has felt the heartbreak on many different levels. We are heartbroken for those families. We are heartbroken that we have lost friends. But most of all, we are heartbroken because we are not able to show our support in person with a hug or a few words of support at their funeral services. Our hearts ache knowing these families are not able to be surrounded by the army of friends and relatives they’ve each had supporting them through other, less painful life events.

Read More

3 Facebook Features to Boost your Funeral Home Social Media

August 08, 2019 by Sarah Loghry
Funeral Home Social Media

Most of the major social media platforms offer many more features than just posting updates and links. Developers at Facebook and many other sites continue to expand their abilities (and their worldwide reach) to include more community- and video-focused components. Funeral homes can easily take advantage these features to increase the number of people they connect with in their surrounding area. Take a look at the add-ons offered by Facebook that could help boost your funeral home social media marketing.

Read More

4 Stats to Know for Your Digital Funeral Home Marketing

June 27, 2019 by Alyssa McNab
Funeral Home Marketing, Funeral Home Social Media

The way client families interact with your firm is changing – but how quickly, and what areas should funeral professionals focus on? Reviewing digital platform usage can help you better understand the opportunities to differentiate your funeral home.

Read More

How to Add Instagram to Your Funeral Home’s Social Media

June 21, 2019 by Sarah Loghry
Funeral Home Social Media

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms today. According to the Pew Research Center, Instagram’s userbase grew 7% between 2016 and 2018 – the largest growth of any social media platform during that time. It’s easy to brush off Instagram’s success, especially if your funeral home just recently started managing a Facebook page. However, you shouldn’t rule Instagram out as an important marketing tool.

Read More

Memorialized Facebook Accounts: A Guide for Funeral Professionals

April 25, 2019 by Alyssa McNab
Funeral Home Social Media

Since its founding more than 15 years ago, Facebook has established itself as a dominant social media platform – and that includes providing a place for users to share and connect over significant events such as the loss of a loved one. Facebook offers several features to help friends and family members memorialize users who have died and recently announced updates to how the platform supports these profiles and posts.

Read More
1 2 3