So, you’ve got all your social sites set up and are actively posting. Are you wondering what more you can do to gain the attention of awesome clients online? Social media success doesn’t have to be all about guesswork – these simple moves in your marketing plan can help you expand your presence online.
New Social Sites
Tip #1 — Platforms aren’t just shoes
Do you fully understand who’s using each platform and how to interact? Does it make sense for you to be there? When you have a clear path and understand your ‘perfect client’ that will be the guide to whether you jump on board or wait.
Figure 1 – Understand each platform and etiquette.
Tip #2 — Converse & build relationships
Isn’t it fun when you actually meet some of your on-line friends and fans in person? The reverse is also true and that’s the power of social…it’s social! Social marketing gives you the chance to nurture relationships that potentially culminate in new business.
Timing is Everything!
Tip #3 — Tick, Tock
Finding the time to post, tweet, curate, measure, chat and learn can be challenging. Consider these ideas to manage your precious time:
- Work in time blocks
- Allocate a certain time each day
- Understand when to bring in extra help or expertise
Tip #4 – Invest
Imagine spending a few dollars a week to increase your reach thru targeted ads.
Imagine dedicating an hour each week to learning more about social marketing and your own audiences.
Whether you’re investing in learning, advertising or new graphics, social marketing is an investment in your business. Make it count!
Tip #5 — Measure
- Analyze your own audiences
- Study your competition
- Understand the impact of your work in shares, likes, repins, retweets and ‘hearts’.
- Measure your brand against similar brands
- Calibrate your influence
Figure 2 – Measuring may not be sexy, but it’s critical
Transform Your Social Impact
Tip #6 — Tweak & Adjust
Now that you’ve measured and understand your successes and shortcomings, it’s time to tweak your presence so that you optimize your performance. Sometimes making slight changes can have a huge impact. When you leverage your learning and apply it to your goals you’ll find your success sky rockets.
Create Some Excitement!
Tip #7 — Fun!
Social marketing is all about sharing the fun and excitement that’s part of our industry. Adding humor to your posts, tweets and graphics endears and elevates.
When you embrace these habits and best practices your fans, friends and followers will show you their love by rewarding you with the all-important ‘like, comment & share’.
What other habits do you follow to elevate your social presence?