Social Media Marketing Tips That Works

You have probably heard that you can market your products and services through social media, but you probably don’t know how to go about doing so.

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You may be more comfortable with more traditional marketing techniques. Relax! Social media is a simple and effective way to get a message out to a massive audience, and learning how to leverage it is as easy as reading this article. The following methods can help you get started. To make a more friendly site that works with social media, try adding comments, ratings, and a way to sort material. By having these social media tools on your site, your consumers have the ability to participate in what you are trying to promote.

 

Your online storefront can become easier for your customers to use with effective social media tie-ins.

 

Building a Facebook store and making it accessible from your other sites, makes a great addition to your online presence. This makes it easy for avid Facebook users to find your site as they navigate Facebook, and and enable them to buy your product on the spot. By doing this you can draw customers to your brand, without requiring that they ever visit your actual site, or leave their favorite social media site. It takes patience to create a social media network. It is unlikely that you can recruit 15,000 fans in 24 hours. It can happen and has happened, but the chances are slim that your site will go viral right when you set it up.

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Just have patience and cultivate your following in time. When you’re posting new content, tell your audience how well social marketing is working out for you. When you get a thousand Twitter followers, write an article. Thank your readers for following you, and discuss the experience you’ve had with social media. Articles such as these are sure to be shared. You can share the tweets of popular Twitter names by putting their handles after the @ symbol in your own tweets. Your tweet will be highlighted for them, and they’ll be likely to retweet it to their followers or provide you with more information.

Adjust your Twitter profile settings to ensure that all of your business posts are automatically tweeted.

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If you prefer, choose a handful of bloggers trusted to put up good content and link to their material in your own post updates. Not only will the bloggers enjoy the extra exposure, but your followers will appreciate the great content that you share with them. Take the time to do more research about your different options if you are thinking about advertising with social networks. Each one of these social media websites has its own unique set of offerings, and learning what they are can help you get the most benefit from your time spent on them. You might find that there is one particular site that connects with your ideal target audience and to which you should devote a big part of your efforts.

 

 

While marketing through social media can be rewarding, it has it’s own set of challenges that are unique to the forum.

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By implementing these hints and tips into your plan for social media marketing, you’ll soon see firsthand how lucrative and beneficial social media technology can be to your business. It can be enjoyable to use social media marketing if you engage in it the right way.

 

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22 comments

  • I don’t know what I would do without social media! Totally dependent on it for business and personal life! Great post Christine!

  • Great material in this blog! Tips on how to get more traffic, leads, and sales are always welcomed in my book haha. I will try to do some of the tasks that you mentioned. Thank you for sharing!

  • These are great tips and sometimes I even need to be reminded, thanks for putting this out there!

  • Social media marketing can be very effective but as you said it takes time but worth the effort since you now have mass exposure.

    • Thank you Jenni for visiting and sharing your comment. Yes social media do take time and yes it is worth it in the long run. Some people come on and expect an overnight success and they are faced with disappointment. Have a proper understanding of social media makes a huge difference.

  • Hi Christine!

    First, awesome to come here to see your site for the first time!

    Secondly, this article is filled with golden nuggets of wisdom – I will be doing the same as Kyle, I will try to look at incorporating some of the strategies you write of in future marketing missions 🙂

  • Some fine ideas on the use of social media Christine… It is definitely not to be ignored when marketing online…I liked the facebook shop idea.
    Finding groups of bloggers is a great way to work together to expand comments and social shares and as you say, having a plan of action enables one to just get out there….
    We never know who’s watching us!
    Jacs

  • Hi Christine,

    I am not doing much on social media. I had a lot of fun working with my coach to create a social media plan; however, I did not stick to it long, other than a bit of automated updates. Although I’d like to be online more, my offline business keeps me too busy and I feel that having someone else do it for me defeats the purpose.

    Rachel recently wrote You Can Now Tweet-a-Coffee

    • Hi! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. If you like connect with me so I can show you what I do with social media. So you can check it out for your offline business. We know how to connect both without have you stay away from what you do best run your business. Have a good day!

  • An excellent post, Christina and I love your images. They are so good for pinning on Pinterest, another social media site that is growing in importance for selling.

    I have been a social media fan for many years and think it’s now vital to have a strong presence on at least one of the sites when developing a business. It does take time and patience to get known there and your tips will help those who are trying to grow their presence.

  • Hello Christine! Great advice here my friend and your pictures are Awesome! Social Media Rocks! I do see your connect buttons and did add you but your FB one is taking me to a 404 page HUM??

    Looking forward to being Social with you LOL

    Have a Great Weekend
    Chery :))

  • I really like this post. I like how you broke it down to the three major categories and tactics to show how you can get more followers and likes. The added information about writing posts to acknowledge your followers and thank them for following your social media sites is a great idea. If you do that, it lets them know that you truly appreciate them being there and that you want to help them. Thanks again for sharing this!

  • Hi Christine,
    Your blog is looking good! Your suggestions are sound and the one I like the best is – patience. Nothing happens over night, so having patience and knowing that over time, your blog will increase in visitors and traffic – it will happen as you focus on building an online presence…

  • These are great strategies and from time to time we need to be reminded. You have given me ideas that I had not thought about on how to be more effective with my social media campaign. Thanks for sharing. Great blog as well

  • You’ve really shared a few innovative tips Christine. I agree with other commenters, I think social media long ago passed the “optional” point when it comes to doing business online. I do believe that there are some interesting albeit subtle transitions underway as entrepreneurs in particular grow weary of long standing challenges with Facebook. Personally I’m delighted because we may see some really interesting creative thinking and new opportunities as a result. Thanks for the inspiration!

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