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  1. 1. Find out How To Make Social Media Marketing Work For You Social networking is a powerful tool that can be utilized in many aspects of your life. While you might use social networking to keep up with your old college roommate, you might not know that the very same medium can be used to enhance your advertising. This article will outline how you can harness the power of social media marketing for your business. Tell everybody you know about your page when you make the decision to use social media for your business. Even those who are not organically connected to your niche can be useful when it comes to spreading the word about your business. To help a new business get accustomed to social media marketing, you should start out small. Starting out small will give you the opportunity to target the customers that are looking to purchase the products you sell. You don't want to promote your site in too many places at first because you need to know what works and what does not. When designing your social media marketing strategy, you should put a great deal of thought into your company's objectives and priorities. If you spend your time and effort on one social marketing strategy, only to switch to the next latest technique, you will wind up at a dead end every time. Lay out your strategy before you make any commitments and include every avenue of marketing you wish to use. You can have your most important tweets posted again automatically. If you are launching a new product or doing something important, you should write a short message and have it appear in your followers' feeds every few hours or at least every day. Do not assume that Twitter users read through everything in their feed. Things move very fast in social media, and your company will have to adapt quickly to the changes as they come. Just, a few years ago, tablet computers and smart phones did not exist in a mass- produced and publicly available form. Keep an eye on the new technology so that you are better prepared for the changes to your marketing. Create useful content by interviewing an expert in something related to your products. Post your interview on YouTube and share it on social media. This is the kind of content your followers will love to share with their friends. Make sure you choose an interesting interviewee and ask relevant questions.
  2. 2. You can combine email marketing along with social media. When you send out a marketing email, be sure to include links to your Facebook and Twitter pages at the end of the email. It is also a great idea to provide an option for subscribing to your newsletter in any email correspondence. Take the initiative to follow your customers and reach out to them away from social media. If your customers have a blog and are posting about your company, engage with them and interact on their blog. Link to their content on your social media pages and this will encourage more people to follow you from the bloggers fan base. Your social media network profile is a perfect place to help you attract new business to your company and it can mean more sales for your products. You can post news and announcements about discounts, openings of new stores or other information that may be of interest to your readers. Put printable coupons on your Facebook page to lure your Facebook friends into your stores. People must perceive adding you on Facebook as interesting for them. Keep your Facebook posts regular and consistent. People will look for new content from you when they check in on their Facebook page. If they don't see it regularly, they're likely to forget about you quickly. There are many businesses out there who do post regularly and those businesses are getting the attention of consumers. Make your business one of them. One great idea for the content on your social media pages is to put up some great videos. If you have a video that people find especially funny or informative there is a chance that your viewers may pass these around to other friends which can increase the viewership of your page dramatically. Whatever your choice is for social media marketing, make sure that you use correct grammar. Meanwhile it is tempting to use abbreviations such as LOL or LMAO, remember that you are trying to come across as a professional who knows a lot about his or her company. Do your best to spell everything correctly and use punctuation where it is needed. It's important to update your business's social media profile on a regular basis. Try to schedule your social media posts on a regular interval. People will start to check back in for new information if you're updating regularly. Make sure you have a system in place to notify you when you'll need to update your blog's content. Only include information on Facebook that is directly related to your marketing goals. Try not to post things simply to update your content. Share things that you feel are exciting, interesting or factual. People will want to know about these things if you do this. Don't post surveys or quizzes that offer your customers nothing. If you need to establish an email mailing list, using a social media site is a great way to do it. Get your followers and fans to provide an email address to you for future mailings in exchange for an get
  3. 3. youtube subscribers entry into a contest where prizes and discounts will be given away. Use Facebook to make friends and properly market your company. Make sure you don't start your page outright as a business ad. People are more likely to be interested in your product or services if you post items and events about your company in a friendly manner that doesn't make your "friends" feel like you are spamming them. Remember, they may be your future customers, but in the meantime, treat them like friends. You're going to want your company to be as visible out there in the world as possible, This includes participating in other blogs to help build followers that can rely on your sincerity. You're also going to want to http://www.forbes.com/social-media/ check into how mobile device apps can help your business thrive. With people checking into places these days and interacting through their mobile devices, it is a good resource from which to gain exposure. If you want your business to explode in popularity and to gain a lot of trust, the first step is to use what you've learned above to make it happen. Using these tips can help you earn more money through social media marketing.