Are you a business owner who is struggling to write compelling social media posts for your business? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many business owners find themselves spending hours crafting posts that end up with no engagement or comments. It can be frustrating and disheartening, especially when you’re already juggling the demands of running a business.
But here’s the good news: writing compelling social media posts is a skill that can be learned and refined. In this blog post, we’ll share practical tips, strategies, and techniques to help you captivate your audience, increase engagement, and achieve tangible results.
Use your casual voice
Social media offers a fun and relaxed environment. It’s all about connecting with your audience on a personal level. People visit different social media sites in their free time to communicate with family and friends or simply for entertainment purposes. Using a friendly and conversational tone can make a world of difference in capturing their attention and keeping them engaged.
Gone are the days of stiff and boring corporate jargon. Today’s social media users crave authenticity and relatability. They want to feel like they’re interacting with a real person, not a faceless entity. By infusing your posts with a casual tone, you can create a sense of familiarity and build stronger connections with your audience.
Think about it: when you’re scrolling through your social media feed, what catches your eye? It’s likely posts that sound like they’re coming from a friend or someone you can relate to. Using a conversational tone allows you to break down barriers and establish a sense of trust and rapport with your followers.
Craft share-worthy posts
Getting as many likes, comments, or shares on your posts is a goal for a lot of business owners. After all, the more engagement the post gets, the wider the reach is. However, you can’t expect people to do that if your posts are boring and uninteresting.
Relatability is a key ingredient in crafting share-worthy posts. People love to connect with content that resonates with their own experiences, emotions, and aspirations. By understanding your target audience and tapping into their needs, desires, or pain points, you can create content that strikes a chord with them.
Make sure that the information you offer is worth passing along. Offer some valuable information. Also, think about your audience when creating social media posts. Know what their questions and concerns are and provide the answers. Remember, the goal is not just to create great content but to make it shareable. Put yourself in your audience’s shoes and ask yourself, “Would I share this with my friends or followers?” If the answer is a resounding yes, then you’re on the right track.
Crafting share-worthy posts takes time, research, and a deep understanding of your audience, but the rewards in terms of increased reach, brand visibility, and engagement are well worth the effort.
Use images, animated images, infographics, and videos
Visual appeal is also crucial in capturing attention and encouraging sharing. Humans are highly visual beings, and eye-catching images or videos can be the driving force behind the decision to share a post. Invest in high-quality visuals that align with your brand and are visually appealing to your target audience.
A striking image or a well-crafted video thumbnail can make a significant difference in attracting attention and enticing others to share your content. In fact, one study revealed that Facebook posts with images have an increase of 104% in comments and a 53% increase in shares than the average posts. Make sure that the images are of high quality and relevant to your post.
The ideal length for social media posts can vary depending on the platform and the content you’re sharing. For instance, shorter posts (around 40-80 characters) tend to receive higher engagement. Concise and attention-grabbing posts can capture users’ interest quickly. However, longer posts (up to 80-120 characters) can also perform well, especially if they provide valuable or intriguing information that encourages users to read more.
For Instagram, users tend to prefer shorter, visually-driven content. Captions that are around 125 to 150 characters tend to work well since they’re easily digestible without overshadowing the visual content. However, there may be instances where longer captions are necessary for storytelling or conveying detailed information.
So try to test out longer and shorter content on each platform. Monitor engagement metrics and gather feedback from your audience to refine your approach. Strive to provide valuable, engaging content that aligns with the platform’s dynamics and your audience’s expectations.
While it’s a good idea to write about things your followers are interested in, you also need to make sure that the posts are relevant to your business. Remember, people, followed you because they are interested in the products, services, and information you provide.
By crafting content that speaks directly to your audience’s pain points, challenges, or desires, you demonstrate that you genuinely understand and care about their needs. When your posts address their specific concerns or offer solutions to their problems, you position yourself as a trusted resource and valuable partner.
Asking questions on social media is a powerful way to increase engagement with your audience. Questions spark conversations, encourage interaction, and make your audience feel valued and involved. So don’t hesitate to ask questions in your social media posts and watch as engagement levels soar.
Writing social media posts that captivate your audience and drive engagement doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By following the tips and strategies shared in this blog post, you can simplify the process and achieve tangible results. Remember to use a casual and conversational tone, craft share-worthy content that resonates with your audience, and leverage high-quality visuals to enhance the appeal of your posts
If you still find the task of writing social media posts frustrating or overwhelming, don’t worry. We’re here to help! Our team specializes in creating compelling content tailored to your audience and business goals. Let us handle the task of crafting engaging social media posts for you, so you can focus on more important aspects of your business.
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Having a content calendar in place for your overall marketing strategy is key, having a plan will allow you to stay consistent and top of your content. In this video, we go over 4 different types of content calendars, the key here is to find one or pull components from each that you like and would work best for you and your team.
00:00 Amber Irwin: Hello. I am Amber Irwin and co-founder of Social Speak Network. I’m your host today on the Social Speak podcast. It is January of 2020, and we’re almost to the middle of the month already. So, you’re either in one of two positions. Number one, you have all your content planned out for the year, you are on track and have your content strategy put together. Woo-hoo. Number two, not there quite yet. This video and podcast are for the people that are number two that are still struggling to put together that content calendar. I want to talk about content calendars today, because it is the most important piece of your digital marketing strategy, and it is something… Usually, we have our clients do these content calendars beginning of December, planning out for the new year because once the holidays come, it’s just crazy. Time goes by so fast, and then it’s the new year, back to business, and it gets crazy.
01:07 AI: So having a content calendar is really about being able to have a really good overview of what your year looks like. What are the national observance days that you need to pay attention to? What are the seasons? So for medical practices, if you are a pediatrician, you need to pay attention to flu season, summertime, back to school. What are the other sicknesses that kids are dealing with? You may wanna be talking about just tips of handwashing and nutrition. So looking at what you are talking to your patients about. And that’s really the biggest thing is it’s changing that mindset from having these conversations in the office with your patients and taking that… Those conversations and turning them into content and implementing them into your content calendar.
02:04 AI: So, I always recommend having a sticky note, a pad of paper, your phone. Something where, you know, once that patient’s done taking a few minutes and either jotting down questions they had or giving it to a nurse to write down and then being able to take those questions and incorporate them into your content strategy. Because if this patient had that client like’s are, you’re gonna have more patients that have that question, and you wanna be able to be a resource for them. So, I’m gonna give you four different examples of content calendars. There’s no right or wrong way to a content calendar. It’s really what works for you and your team. So if you have a marketing team in-house that’s doing all of your social media, great. You guys are gonna figure out a plan together of what works, what works for them, what’s easy for… Maybe it’s the office manager, the practice manager that’s looking over everything, maybe it’s the head doctor. Whoever that person in charge is that wants to see the overview of everything, what format works for them?
03:13 AI: If you’re working with a marketing team, such as Social Speak, we have an intro call with you. We show you the different content calendars. And then, the last one I’m gonna show you today that we’re gonna talk about is the one that we put together. And we’ve taken bits and pieces from content calendars that we’ve used and the pieces that work for us. So, we have one with everything on there. So, the first two I’m gonna talk to you about are from CoSchedule and HubSpot. And these are more focused around your social media, which is great because a lot of your content that you’re doing for digital marketing is going to be social media, blog posts video marketing. So, these are a great way to just keep everything organized.
04:00 AI: So, I’m gonna go ahead and show you these two. So, this first one is from, let’s see, this one is… This one here is the one that is from CoSchedule, I believe. And this is outlined very nicely. It breaks it up by platform. So, obviously, you’re only gonna be putting the platforms on here that you’re using. So if you’re not using Twitter, you’re not going to have this Twitter section here. Google Plus doesn’t exist anymore, so you would have Instagram on here instead. Pinterest, we use a tool called Tailwind, and I’ll put a link below for that. But that’s really where all of our Pinterest scheduling goes, through Tailwind. So, I wouldn’t have Pinterest on here, but Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook. So, here you’re gonna have the post copy, the image, so you know what image is going with what post. The hashtags, the destination URL. So is this going to a curated content unit, outside articles? Is this going to a blog, a YouTube video? And then, on this one, one thing I liked was that this actually measures… Each week, you could come back and look at how those posts did. So, how many likes were there? How many shares? How many comments? So, this one is a great way to just get started for social media.
05:42 AI: The other one, this one here, is one that is from HubSpot, I believe. And this one has your overview schedule, what account, the date and time, message link campaign. And then, this one is your monthly calendar. Now, I really like it when… Having this monthly calendar. And this is something that we implement into our content calendar because I like seeing that overview. So again, if it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month or Diabetes Awareness Month, I wanna make sure that I’m talking about that topic each week and in different ways. So maybe we do a video around Diabetes Awareness Month. We’re writing a blog on it. We are getting testimonials. So figuring out how that National Observance Day ties into your practice and your clients, and then how can you deliver that information?
06:47 AI: I tend to be very visual, and same with our social media marketing team, they’re very visual, so we really like when we have this color-coded key, because, as we look at this, we can say, “Okay this is going to a blog post, this is going to a video, this is going to a holiday campaign,” or whatever it may be. But this helps break it down so we can attach that color to that topic. So, overview, we say, “Okay, this week I’m gonna do… Create two videos on this topic.” So it helps us and our team stay organized. The one thing I really like about this content calendar is it has tabs for each platform. Now, if you’re using one of the awesome tools like Sprout Social, Buffer, or HootSuite, it’s easy to put your content in there and share it to all the platforms at one time, which makes it really simple. At the same time, we recommend not doing that.
07:49 AI: So if people are following you on Instagram and Facebook, they’re usually checking both of those every day, and you don’t want them to get on Instagram and see your post and then head over to Facebook and then that exact same post shows up at the same time in their newsfeed. There’s no value there. So why would they follow you on both platforms if there isn’t value? So I like this platform here where it breaks it into each network. So you can see, “Okay, this is what we’re doing for this network.” And even if you have a blog post that you are promoting, you can have that blog post, you can pull different sections from that blog for each platform, it can link back to the same blog, but maybe you have a different image for each post.
08:43 AI: The other thing that you can do is, we are all about reusing content, so what you write for your Facebook posts one week, you can use the following week, or the next week, for Instagram and LinkedIn. So it’s really about writing the social media posts for the month and then organizing them to the different platforms. With Twitter and Instagram, it’s really important that you have those hashtags that you are implementing into the content. With Facebook and LinkedIn, and even Pinterest, it’s not as important. But here you can see what day it’s going out, that you may have two or three posts going out per day on one network depending on how many likes and followers you have.
09:35 AI: So this is the link it’s going to. Now, the next two templates I’m gonna show you, you can actually… With Google Sheets, and I’m pretty sure with Excel as well… You can insert the image into a cell. So we actually put the image in here and then we create all of our images in Canva, and so we can then put the link there too. So, as you’re scheduling them, everything is in one spot, it’s easy to pull from. The head person that wants to look over this, they can see, “Okay, this is the message. That looks good. This is the link. This is what the campaign,” if it’s linking back to a certain campaign. “This is the image. Okay, let’s go with this.”
10:15 AI: So, the other one I want to share is this one. And… Oops. So, here… So this is the one from HootSuite, and I really like this template. Because, again, it… Outlines by the network, which is really important, because, again, that social copy should be different for each platform, especially depending on your audience. So sometimes our clients get a lot more engagement on Facebook than they do LinkedIn or Twitter. So on Facebook and maybe even Instagram, we wanna make sure that we are asking questions, doing posts that are engaging our audience, because that’s where we see the most interaction. So this one here kinda takes that monthly calendar and puts it right into kind of a weekly column.
11:21 AI: And so if you are doing five posts per week onto Facebook, this post is gonna be the new blog post, curated content, evergreen blog post, a live video. So, with Facebook, doing live videos, if that’s what works for your practice, maybe it’s a weekly FAQ with a doctor, maybe it is a weekly kind of a health tip and one of the nurses can just jump on and do that. So I think it’s a great idea to implement those live videos, and then your promotion if you are running a promotion. Now, these content types will change based on what topics you and your practice wanna be talking about, but when you move down to Instagram, you wanna make sure that you’re implementing stories, sharing content, creating those images because it is visual. So this content calendar is great. Now, this just has one sheet, and this is just for social media. So each week you would put the date here and then have your content on here. So, this is another great way to stay organized. You have noted here, image links, where you need to pull that image from, but this is a great way to stay organized for your social media.
12:44 AI: The last content calendar that I want to show you is our content calendar. So, we’ve taken a piece of, as I said, different content calendars that we’ve used, different needs that our clients have had, and what we’ve done is, the first tab is that full content calendar. So we have our color-coded key here, so we can see each month what this looks like. Now, what we may do is I may duplicate this, so this may be the January content calendar. So I may do one for January, February, March, April, May, or I may have this due January and then copy below here for February. So it’s all on one sheet, but sometimes you wanna go back and look, “Okay, what did we talk about in January?” So then when you’re coming up for the following year, you know, “Okay, this is what really worked. These are topics that we talked about what we need to implement again.” And then what we do is here…
13:48 AI: Here are our social media topics. So, this is the little notes I told you to keep track of. This is where you can say in here like, FAQ and then the questions that people had asked. So, you know, “Okay, this is what we need to be talking about. We need to create social media posts or blog posts or videos around this topic, and then also like a link.” So, if you are on, let’s say, WebMD’s newsletter, and they send out a really good newsletter with some great tips that you wanna implement into your social media strategy as curated content. You can put that topic, you can even put the title of the article and then the link so as you need content, you can come back to here and pull from there. And you can also add it to what we have is the content resources and this just builds that list for curated content.
14:45 AI: Sometimes, it’s easier just to go to Facebook and share from WebMD’s Facebook page or American Heart Association’s Facebook page to your Facebook page and the same thing with Facebook, but you also may wanna use their blogs as resources or other… They may have other tips and tools on their websites that you wanna share. So, just having one place where you come in, put the name of the source and the link, so when you are writing that social media content every week, it’s right here. And then, the next sheet would be the blog topic, so you could tie in the month, the blog title, the topic, the due date, when you published it and the link. So, you can pull from here, come back to your overview of the content calendar and be able to say, “Okay, on this week, this blog post is… ” And then, the title so you know.
15:47 AI: Now, one thing you do not see on our content calendar is the place to actually write your content. So, the way we do our social media is we have found that it is much easier to have a content calendar like this as an overview that you can refer to, look at. “Okay, what do we have coming up? What videos do we need to make? What blogs do we need to write? What social media posts are we gonna be talking about?” And then, what we do for our social media posts is we actually then create a Google Doc. So, our content calendar is in Google, and our weekly social media posts are in Google. I like it better because Google Docs works like a Word doc or like pages on Mac, but everyone that has access to that article or to that document can look at those posts. So if you have… This is just kind of a side note, but if you have a Mac and you don’t have Microsoft, then that Word document gets translated into a page and then vice-versa. So using Google Drive and Google Docs is just kind of a universal way. Anyone that has that link that you share it with can open it, can make edits, can see it. It also checks for grammar, spelling. And so, I like to put all of the social media posts into there.
17:16 AI: I think that makes it look very clean, you know what the content is, the hashtags. So on the content calendar, we are very clear on what day, what that needs to be, what hashtags we need to use, so then we can just transfer that to our Google Sheet, have the image on there, and then be able to put that into whether it’s Buffer or HootSuite. If you are… I will always recommend our clients scheduling all of their posts through Facebook rather than using a third-party app like Buffer or HootSuite or Sprout Social. Facebook likes when you use them. And then using those tools for LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram. HootSuite does Instagram so that’s great. Tailwind, it does Pinterest and Instagram. So, it’s just important to figure out what works best for you.
18:15 AI: Sometimes we have a few clients where we just have an open document, and we put our post on there, but they like the format of a sheet better. Like an Excel sheet where they can see the post, they can see the link. It’s all right there. So again, it’s just really figuring out what works best for you and your team. And if you are working with an agency like us, like Social Speak, then being able to know, okay, what system does that agency have in place and is it easy for you to understand? So you know what posts are going out for your practice because you wanna know what’s going on and you wanna know how to make edits. And if you say, “Okay, let’s use this instead of that.” So just making sure that when you are creating this content calendar that you and your team are on the same page.
19:05 AI: So, I will add each of these as links below, so you can make sure you can see each of them and see which ones work best for you. And if you want help putting together the content strategy for your practice and really understanding how to implement that, let us know. We are here to help you. You can head on over to socialspeaknetwork.com and do the free consultation. That’s a 30 minutes free consultation that we can walk you through this. We can answer questions for you. And if you are looking for more help from having an agency manage this for you, we would love to have that conversation as well. So, I hope that this helped and really got you on the track of being organized. Even if you do it quarterly, but quarters go by just as fast as weeks. By the end… By the snap of the fingers, it’s gonna be the end of quarter one.
19:46 AI: So, it’s important to have that year even if you just have the topics and your blogs, because the blogs turn into social media content. If you do one cornerstone blog of 3000 words, and you have maybe two videos in there and each blog has 10 images, there is social media content for a month. So, it’s really about maximizing your content and where it needs to go in organizing it. So, hopefully, this gave you some good insights on a content calendar and how it can work for your practice. And if you have any questions, please let us know. We are here to help. Have a great day.
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How can you get the most out of Twitter for your business? We get that question A LOT! Twitter can be confusing and some may be stumped on how to use Twitter. When getting started with Twitter, it’s best to take baby steps and then grow from there. Once you get your feet wet and splash around a little you can’t help but take a swim in the deep end.
When first with Twitter, use it for two things:
Twitter can be extremely valuable for gathering information on a number of topics. To do this effectively you will want to follow these steps:
Follow credible sources who deliver valuable content about the topic you are interested in. Topics can range anywhere from sports scores, business trends, world news, marketing tactics, etc.
As you identify the sources you want to follow, add them to lists in order to sort the feeds by category or topic. Using lists will help you keep all of the topics you want to follow organized
To create a list, follow these steps:
Visit your “Lists” section of Twitter by clicking the gear icon drop-down menu or by clicking Lists on your profile page.
Click Create List.
Name the List & create a description.
Mark the List as Public or Private.
Save the List.
Now that you have your list created, you can easily add sources to the list by:
Click on a Twitter user’s profile
Click on the person icon drop-down menu on the profile.
Choose add or remove from Lists.
Choose the List you would like to add the person to or uncheck the List the person was already a member of.
Add as many people to your various lists as you would like
Check your lists often to get the latest news from your trusted sources
Twitter is a great way for you to position yourself as an authority on a certain topic, field or industry. The trick is to share “tweet-able” information, share it often and on a consistent basis. A good rule of thumb is to share 21-70 Tweets a week. That is a minimum of 3 Tweets a day or a maximum of 10 Tweets. It seems like a lot, but there are a couple of things to remember:
You are Tweeting sound bites of information that link back to a bigger story (your website, blog, landing page, or another social platform that has more detailed info).
There is only room to Tweet up to 280 characters which is not a very large amount of content.
If you do not maintain a constant flow of information, a single message will get lost in the Twitter-sphere minimizing your opportunity to be found by others.
So What’s “Tweetable?”
We are glad you asked! Below is a list of some generic ideas to get you started:
Best tools for your industry
Links to your blog post
Pose questions (this is a great way to encourage engagement)
Follow appreciation post
Short and sweet “how-to”
Now that you get the idea of what types of things you should post, it’s time to put a plan into action. An efficient way of releasing multiple Tweets a day is to use a bulk scheduler like Hootsuite or Buffer. Visit this blog post to get more information about bulk schedulers.
Social media marketing may seem like a fairly simple concept. All you have to do is to create an account on different social platforms and post updates every now and then. But the truth is, there’s a whole lot more that goes into building a social media presence and reaching your audience.
Whether you’re a large corporation seeking new ways to improve your online engagement or a new business trying to decide where to focus your social media efforts, there are a lot of ways to boost your social media presence.
Here are some steps you can take to help get you started.
Identify your audience
There are millions of active users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media channels. The first thing you need to do is to identify your target audience and determine which sites they use the most. This will help you narrow down your options and know where your focus will be.
Build a targeted community
As an entrepreneur starting or running your own business or a professional trying to build your online brand, you want to have a good social media presence. But in order to do that, you first need to develop a large following. That means followers and fans on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts.
Engage with everyone
Social media should be less about you and more about your audience. It’s about making connections and having conversations.
Rather than focusing on your promotion, you want to use this opportunity to engage with people. Speak to them. Ask them to take part of the conversation, ask questions and encourage them to submit photos while using your product. People are likely to like, comment and share your content if you have established a relationship with them.
Produce valuable content
There are several types of content you can post on social media. You can post videos, blog posts, client or customer testimonials and others.
Aim for social updates that contain educational content rather than product-focused content. Make sure your Facebook posts, tweets and LinkedIn updates consist of engaging, useful and valuable content.
Instagram is an amazing photo-sharing network and it is gaining popularity day by day. When used correctly, you can use it to promote your brand and business as well.
According to studies, getting more likes on social media makes you happier. Since we want you, our dear readers, to be happy, we thought of sharing with you some tips on how to build a massive following on Instagram. Read on and can create a stronger presence on this social channel.
Get in touch with other users
If you want your images to get more comments and likes, you need to get in touch with other users. Responding to comments and questions is also essential to maintaining your follower base. There’s no point in building a following if you won’t even talk to them. If you stay active, you’ll see a steady stream of new followers.
Use the right hashtags
While posting engaging and interesting photos on Instagram is a must, using the right hashtags also has its advantages.
Hashtags are pretty much a staple of social media. Just like twitter, Instagram users use hashtags on their photos. With the right hashtags, you are more likely to reach your target audience. Plus, users who are searching for specific keywords will find it easier to find your photos.
Timing is everything
It is important to stick to a schedule so that your followers will know when to expect your posts. If you started posting every day, then stick to it.
It is also important to post them at the right time if you want to reach a larger audience. Morning and after work are usually the best time to post photos. People are usually online during this time.
Quality vs. Quantity
No one would be interested to follow someone with non-sense or random posts. If you’re running a restaurant and wanted to get people to actually eat in your restaurant, it’s a good idea to provide people a photo of mouth-watering dishes you offer. Make sure there are no irrelevant or low quality photos in your feed. Edit your account and leave only the best photos.
Now that so many businesses are using social media to reach out to potential customers and drive more traffic to their site, it’s only a matter of time before they realize how difficult it is to succeed in social media marketing.
This blog post shows you how to achieve success with social media. Check out the tips below and start incorporating them into you social media strategy.
Choose the right platform
There are dozens of social media platforms across the web so feel free to explore which platforms are best for your business. Choose the platforms where your prospective customers most likely spend their time every day.
Deliver content consistently
One of the best ways to increase engagement and grow your following on social media is for you to be active. Keep in mind, though, that social media success requires more than the random postings about your great sale or latest products. Be sure to provide content that are valuable, interesting and relevant to your audience.
Research shows that 92.4% of all retweets happen within an hour of posting. That means that the day and time your post has an effect on virality.
Do your research and determine the best days and times to post for your demographics and industry. Also, remember that there are different time zones for different places in the world. To ensure that people will be able to see your content, no matter the time zone, we suggest that you post more contents throughout the day.
“A picture is worth a thousand words”, they say. But it may be worth more in social media. Posts with pictures get more engagement as compared to those without pictures. In fact, research reveals that 44% of Facebook users are more likely to interact with brands if they include pictures in their posts.
The only way to determine whether or not your efforts are successful is by measuring and analyzing the results. If you publish a blog, you want to see how many readers are subscribing, what posts they are reading, how many comments you’re receiving and how well your blog compares to others in the industry.
As a business owner, you want to oversee every aspect of the business. But as the business grows, you will then realize that you can’t do everything on your own. You need to delegate tasks so you can focus on things you do best. Knowing when to hire people is an important part of building a successful business.
In this blog post, we’ll give you 4 reasons why you should outsource your online marketing. Read on and find out if it’s time for you invest in the services of offsite experts.
You don’t have the right skills
At some point in time, you’ll be facing certain challenges you can’t solve on your own. Rather than spending countless hours trying to come up with an effective marketing plan, it might be best to pay someone else to handle the marketing side of your business so you can focus on providing quality service to customers and make more money.
You’re not producing enough fresh content
If you want people to find your website, you need a steady supply of fresh, quality content. But if writing isn’t your forte and you find yourself putting off the task until a few hours before the deadline, why torture yourself? Let an online marketing agency do the work for you while you sit back and enjoy the results.
You’ve reached a plateau
You’ve seen some promising results in the past, but after a few months, you realized that you’re not getting promising results. Keep in mind that it is a fast-changing environment and you need to keep up in order to succeed. Outsourcing will help you keep up with the rising demands of your marketing.
You seem to be running behind
This is common, especially for small business with only a handful of employees. Your business is growing fast and their workload is starting to become heavy. Eventually, you’ll find that all your projects get pushed against tight deadlines and you seem to be running behind on projects and campaigns, it may be time to consider bringing in a new team.
There is nothing worse than spending time, energy and money creating content, only to discover that the leads coming in are not resulting in the sales you want. What went wrong?
For those who are unfamiliar, qualified leads refer to individuals, organizations and companies who might be interested in your products or services. At this point, your goal is to get to know your target audience and come up with a marketing strategy to actually bring them to make a purchase.
If you are not generating qualified leads from social media, these factors could be thwarting your efforts.
Not providing high quality content
People who follow you on Facebook or Twitter are probably interested in what you have to offer. But if all you talk about is how awesome your new product is, people might not be interested to read or share your content.
Instead of focusing on your products and services, you might want to provide them with valuable information such as tips and tricks or how-to articles. You are more likely to generate more qualified leads by doing so.
Not being where your target audience is
Just because Instagram is popular today, that doesn’t mean that you should spend more time there. There’s no point posting updates if your target audience is not present there. You have to maintain a presence where your current and potential customers are.
Focusing on the wrong customers
Sometimes, marketers and business owners think of their target audience as a certain group of people or a certain age group. But sometimes, they target an entirely different group of people or miss out on a certain demographic.
Use your analytics to determine who is reading your content. Identify which topics get the most number of views or comments. Then, start creating content surrounding these topics to ensure that you’ll be getting qualified leads.
Caitlin McDonaldhttps://socialspeaknetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SocialSpeak-Logo.pngCaitlin McDonald2015-06-18 11:25:052018-04-07 20:55:52Reasons You’re Not Generating Leads from Social Media
“Making money costs money”. While there is some truth to it, you do not necessarily have to spend a fortune just to get the word out about your business.
Marketing your business is not all about spending money. It’s about coming up with creative ideas and implementing them properly. So the question is, how do you promote your business and get your name in front of potential customers while working on a shoestring budget?
Here are 3 low cost yet high impact methods to advertise your and promote your business.
Social media is undoubtedly the one of the most affordable and effective ways to engage with yours customers. Millions of people from all over the world are using social media on a daily basis. So, you should include that on your marketing strategies.
An effective social media marketing starts with defining who your best prospects are and creating contents that anticipates their needs. Establishing strong relationship with your customer base is also important.
Creating a website can be comparable to building a house. Your family and friends won’t know you’re building one unless you tell them. Also, they’ll never find it unless you give them the address. The same goes with your website.
You can’t expect people to visit your website unless they know it actually exists. Submit your website to search engines. Also, use keywords and key phrases that your customers will be searching for so it will be easier for them to find you.
Content is king
Everyone knows this, but I’d be neglectful if I do not include this on the list. I cannot stress enough the importance of creating great content. If writing isn’t your strong point, you can always hire someone to do the writing for you.
Write articles that demonstrate your expertise in your field. To increase your reach, you can submit these articles to websites that accept guest posts. Be sure that your name and business name is included in the article.
With the powerful combination of social media and word-of-mouth, businesses from all over the world are changing how they market to consumers.
As marketers, our first instinct is to create contents or videos that would allow us engage with our target audience and persuade them to buy our products or avail our services. But today’s buyers are smart and savvy. They start losing interest the moment they realize that you are selling a product. One of the biggest keys to connecting with your target audience is leveraging influencers.
With thousands of bloggers and Youtube stars in your industry to choose from, finding the right influencer to partner with may seem like a daunting task. Find out how to choose the perfect influencers to inspire trust from your customers.
This is the most important characteristic when targeting the right influencer for your brand. Read through the blogger’s posts and determine how aligned their contents are with your brand message.
In order to stay relevant, you need to determine the type of content your audience is interested in. Take a moment to browse through the influencer’s blog posts, infographics or videos. This will give you an idea if the influencer will be a good fit for your brand.
Engagement indicates how active an influencer’s social community is. Do they share, respond or comment on his posts?
Just because someone talks about your product, doesn’t mean that you should get in touch with that persons and turn him into an advocate. Your goal is to find someone who talks about your products or services and are earning high levels of engagement.
Part of what makes a social influencer is the fact that they have a large following.
In order to determine whether or not this influencer will be a good representation for your brand, it would be best to define your target audience and compare them to your potential influencer’s audience. There’s no point in partnering with an influencer with 200,000 followers if their audience doesn’t align with yours.
Caitlin McDonaldhttps://socialspeaknetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SocialSpeak-Logo.pngCaitlin McDonald2015-02-03 23:30:462018-04-07 20:59:07Tips for Finding the Right Social Influencers for Your Brand