I spend much of my time giving social media advice. During our free consultation, I do everything in my power to give definitive answers to every question I’m asked. No vague “it depends” stuff here. Every business, big or small, has questions about how to market on social media. Here are the top ten answers to the most-asked questions.
I’ll let you in on a little secret: DIY social media marketing is not productive. You may be doing a great job. But you also may be wasting time (or money!). In short, we business owners are often too busy to realize that self-service jobs are likely stealing from our bottom line (rather than saving us money). Here are the reasons your DIY social media marketing may be costing you.
Is your social media strategy 2018 proof? The Pew Research Center reports social media traffic increased from 5% in 2005 to 69% by 2011 — and that number has likely increased since then. If you own a business, the stat might not impress you much. But it should. Use the following information to help you decide where and how to spend your time on social media.
Every major social media channel now offers video as a built-in feature of their platform – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & (just recently) Linkedin. HubSpot found that 43% of people want to see more video content from marketers & almost 52% of marketing professionals worldwide name video as the type of content with the best ROI. “But a video is so expensive, and I don’t know how to make it look good! I’ll have to hire a professional and it’s going to take so long,” you might be thinking. Yet, the majority of successful, viral videos were filmed on a cell phone & required zero prep time. It’s time to shift your mindset when it comes to using video in your professional marketing efforts. So, get out your cell phone or webcam – let’s walk through some ways to use video with social.
Social selling is nothing new. Successful social selling, well, that’s another story! How many times have you connected to someone on Twitter or LinkedIn only for them to immediately send you a message selling something? That is not social selling! That’s social spam! If you want to use social media to sell your products or services, here are ten tips for doing it right.