(BONUS VIDEO AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE!)
Ok, so you know you need Social Media Marketing. You know you need to get set up on all the Social Media Sites. So you start in – Buy the domain – get hosting – start setting up profiles on FaceBook, LinkedIn and the rest….you start but somehow it never gets done. You’ve heard you have to “SEO” your stuff properly or you won’t be found in a search. SEO whaaat? So you start to research that. Then you hear about Keyword analysis, content writing, usernames, passcodes, more & more, faster & faster, aaaaaaaye! YOUR ON OVERLOAD! Do you really want to start a new career in Social Media? Find Help!
My strong suggestion (not just because it’s self-serving) is to hire someone that KNOWS what to do, do it for you! That’s what I did in the beginning. You have better things to do than than learn a new career right?! (How do you think I got My Social Media Matters started?!) The cost is minimal compared to the time it takes to set up all this stuff correctly so that once it’s done you’ll hit the ground running and be driving new customers to your door.
Bear in mind you can spend all your time setting all this up but if you don’t know how to do the keyword research and search engine optimization (SEO) all your hard work is for naught. You won’t be found by the search engines or your customers. Hiring a pro gets the job done fast and you can be about what you do best – talking to prospective clients.
When you hire a Social Media Manager you should get some coaching included so you when it’s done you can use this powerful client finder to do just that – FIND NEW CLIENTS SO YOU CAN MAKE MORE MONEY!
DON’T LET PRICE STOP YOU! I don’t know about other companies but I want to help you get this done so just ask about ways to make it more affordable for you. Maybe spread the payments out or get by with less like concentrate just on FaceBook or Linkened in or your blog. If you want it done, there’s always a way to get started.
Once it’s done it shouldn’t take you more than 20-30 minutes per day to maintain online business relationships and build the lasting networks you need to grow your business.
IF YOU MUST SET UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES YOURSELF, HERE ARE SOME TIPS:
1) Don’t try to do all the network sites. Pick ONE! Maybe one your already on like inside 919 or facebook or linkedin even twitter but pick one or two at the most that you’re comfortable with. There are tutorials on each site that will help.
2) Don’t just use it to socialize! Putting up your latest family pict or video or saying hi to your buddies isn’t going to bring you any business and it’s a huge time waster.
3) Each social media site has groups – even twitter. Find those groups that could use your products or service and START A CONVERSATION – DON’T START SELLING! Build relationships over a few weeks the make your “pitch”.
4) Don’t worry about keywords and SEO and all that for now. If you get involved in the social sites “community” you’ll bring in business over time.
5) Set up a blog. You don’t have to spend money, although there are advantages to hosting. There are free blog sites if money’s tight. Just start writing good content to help those you’re trying to reach and send everybody to that site. If you can’t write, “steal” the content legally from e-zines or articlefactory or some other article distribution site.
6) Above all have fun – don’t stress! It’s just another way to begin to establish friendships and loyal customers over time.
So don’t get “blogged” down in Social Media Overload trying to figure all this out. Help is just a phone call, an email, a tweet, a FaceBook message, a LinkedIn message, a…..(you get the idea) away.
Don’t let Social Media set-up get you all in a “twitter”! ) Go to MySocialMediaMatters.com and get the assistance you need in setting up a productive Social Media network!
Remember you still have to have a life to enjoy it!
Holding the keys to your social media success,
PLUGINS: If you found this useful or funny or both, please hit the like button and leave comment. I’d like to hear your story about Social Media overload.