Tips on How to Get Started with Social Media Marketing

Social Media is without a doubt the best way of promoting an online business, blog, or store. It is a great tool for internet users, because it gives them an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, and it is also great for internet geeks because it can become a great business accelerator. However, in order to become successful on social media sites , you have to understand the backbone of all lucrative strategies. The following five (5) tips on how to get started with social media marketing should be able to keep you on track:

Tip #1:   Decide which Social Media Platform is Best Suited for Your Needs

There are a lot of social media sites to choose from, some would say too many. We have the Titans: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Google+, and then we have smaller, influential networks which can become a prolific medium. Depending on your business, and according to relevant studies, you should decide which platform is best suited for your content. Of course, you can always promote yourself on numerous networks at the same time, but this takes time. If you aren’t willing to make this effort, you can always hire a digital agency and contact their social media expert to carry out the job for you so that you will be able to achieve the desired goals.

Tip  #2:  Build a Group of Followers or Community

Obviously, there is no way to promote your business if you have no followers. There is an old saying that goes something like “Rome wasn’t build in a day”, and it is also applicable to social media networks. I read about success recipes all the time. How to get 1000 followers on Twitter in one week. But these advertisements are nothing but a load of crap. The point of social media is to truly connect with your audience, not buy your followers on the black market. If you are new to these networks, you should prepare yourself, because you have a long road ahead of you.

Tip  #3:  Engage with Your Community

Nobody likes to talk to robots. Moreover, nobody likes to be talked to without being given the opportunity to voice an opinion. The best way to attract people to your social media account is by directly implicating them in your conversation, or asking for their advice. This way they will feel much more connected. A professional digital net agency once said that it is essential to reach out to your customer.

Tip  #4:   Netiquette and Response Time

Many companies have turned their social media accounts into customer service mini-centers, and this isn’t wrong. It is much easier for the retailer and client to communicate on Facebook. There is a certain netiquette that one has to follow. For example, for each comment, question or message you receive on Facebook, you should respond within 2 days.

Tip  #5: Stay Faithful to Your Niche

There are a lot of companies which forget about the true nature of social media. There is nothing wrong in promoting your content or products, but you should do so in an intelligent way. According to recent studies, 80% of what you post should not be related to your business.

Conclusion on Tips on How to Get Started with Social Media Marketing:

With the five tips that have been highlighted above, i would like you to give your own quota of the tips you usually make use of in your social media marketing tactics. Please do share them with us and our readers by commenting below. Thanks for reading.

Comments

  1. The real value of social media websites is not getting more customers. It is actually connecting with your audience on a personal level and sharing information that your audience will find useful. You can share tips about your products, facts about the history of products that are similar to yours or information that you feel is relevant and useful to your audience. For example, if you sell a skin care product, then you might offer information about ways to fight acne or address dry skin.

    Thank you for the nice article !
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  2. thanks Oloyede for informing us that “How to get 1000 followers on Twitter within a week is only full of crap.”
    fiverr offers various services that gives you around 1000 to 2000 followers for only five dollars. i did not avail the services though because it sounds fishy to me. and i am right..thank u for confirming my doubts..
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  3. #3 is the social media Golden Rule Oloyede.
    Engage frequently to see the best results. Once you chat people up on multiple social networks your job becomes easier, because your network grows like wild fire.
    I like engaging with as many people as possible to expand my presence. Such an easy way to grow your business.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ryan
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  4. Nice post related to social media.

    Agreed with your views and hope it is a powerful tool for bloggers to form communities, increase presence and to get traffic.

    It should be used efficiently without spoiling its status with irrelevant and meaningless stuffs.

    Thanks for presenting an unique piece of information.
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  5. Hi oloyede jamiu,

    Nice tips on social media marketing. I believe if one start building his own social media community then he would get more organic traffic and readers.
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  6. Hey Oloyede Jamiu,
    Social Media the trending source which helps to drive great traffic and relationship with other bloggers.If we use them in right way sure will get more benefits i enjoyed yours points
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    nice post abt social media
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  8. hi..Oloyede
    thanks for sharing this post and tips. I will used it for my social media sites and other thins and will its best for me…nice post..thanks again…!!!

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