6 Tips for Using Social Media for Small Business
sociThere are plenty of advantages of social media marketing when compared to traditional advertising, the biggest being that it is totally free! However, if you hire someone to do it for you it would be a whole different case. Almost everyone is on social networking sites these days and therefore, whatever you are trying to promote, having a social media account would surely help. But, you should make sure that you’re not posting ads, people are not on social networks to shop. They are on social networks to interact and if you interact with them, they are more likely to buy from you – which is the whole point! There are plenty of options for you to choose from, not all of them are equally popular and each of them is meant for different things. Some of the prominent ones include: Facebook and Google+ for sharing long posts, videos, pictures or just about anything including playing games. Others are famous as well – Twitter for instance, you can share short posts and URL’s. Through Pinterest you can share pictures and blogs could be used for just about anything.
Tips for making the best use of social media
Interact with your followers – No matter where you plan to begin your marketing, you would need to interact with your followers in a way that they do not get irritated with your posts. Therefore, your posts need to be consistent and at the same time useful and informative.
Keep your business page updated – Update your business page with your logo, a description of your business as well as contact information as people would love to communicate with you before they seek your products or services.
Stick to your niche – All your posts should be related to your niche in order to reach the right audience. Having people interested in ceramics when you deal with fabric is totally useless and you would just be wasting your time.
Be yourself – When you interact with people on social networks, you don’t need to come up with a catchy tagline because you have lots of time to let the people know what you want to say. It’s not an advertisement on TV. However, a nice tagline would work to your benefit.
Build up trust – If you want people to use your services or buy your products, you would need to make sure that they trust you and your business. The best way to do this is by interacting with them and being with them – helping them out when they need it. People are certainly going to have some queries related to something within your niche. You could help them out and suggest the best product that would be able to help them overcome it, it need not be a product that your business sells though; similarly with services. Give them a link to a person who would be able to help them out – this may seem irrational, but trust built this way is trust built forever.
Never spam – People hate spam and you would hate it as well. So, rather than flinging posts across people’s faces’; place it in front of them so that they would be able to pick it up if they’re interested. This is the best way to promote your business through social media.
As a SEO consultant, Abhishek likes to make full utilization of social media for business purpose. He ensures that his client reach their target audience via different social media platforms.
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