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Monday, August 12, 2013

Social Media Marketing Tips: Beginners to Experts

In order for you to take advantage of the network marketing that the social media brings, you need to take a step back and review on the things that you need to know about. These would be useful tips in order for you to step out of that beginner shell and help your way up to being an expert in the world of social media marketing.
Using Social Media For Network Marketing
Below are a few tips that will help you in every step of the way.

Decide Which Social Media Platform you will start with

·         Decide – A lot of beginners in the market today always do it wrong the first time. That is why they do not get out of the first phase and remain beginners even though they have spent years online. In choosing a social media platform one must only consider taking one step at a time. You can start with Facebook  then move on to Twitter later and to the next. Most beginners fail,  because, they try to get as many social networking websites and register with them all and try their luck here and there! Really a wrong move, you are not only wasting your time but your resource as well.

With a focused decision you need to make sure that you choose the right social media website as well. In order to find the best social networking website, you need to know which ones are the best, statistically wise.  Lets say you have 5,000 followers in Twitter and 1,000 friends on Facebook, then it would be best  to go with Twitter first.  But if you are new on the web, you would start with one first,  before moving on to the next. The one that brings you most result is the one you should  put your energy on..

Optimizing Social Media Profiles

·         Image – Your image is the most important thing when it comes to social media marketing. Don’t be afraid to show your real face on the internet. You need to get out of that comfort zone and grab the opportunity by the neck! Use your recent photo in your profiles and not the one taken from your prom day. Avoid making unnecessary gestures on your profile picture and wear appropriate clothes as well. This shows how you as a person are, and how serious you are about your job. People wouldn’t also respect a person wearing tank tops and having a Mohawk.

Always include links to your website. Although, be aware of certain social networking rules that you need to follow. Do not overdo everything, just enough to be seen and noticed on the internet. Also it is really important to connect all your websites or blogs to your social media pages. This would always ensure that once your reader follows you, you are directing them to your original website.

Follow People that are Relevant to your Niche

·         Follow – It is crucial to follow people when you want people to follow you. And always make sure that your social marketing profile always follows the people that are inside your niche. If you want to sell Cosmetics then follow good companies such as Avon.Always keep an eye on important people that carry your niches as well. Such as sponsored athletes and models are good to follow, this would create the forward traffic instead of just waiting for it to happen.

Share Interesting Things

Always share interesting things when it comes to having a social media marketing account. Don’t just tweet or post gibberish on the internet, with the hopes of connecting with real people. You need to have real emotions that spew out on your page and attract real people in the process. Interesting content would include research studies, videos, articles, stories, funny things that are connected always to your niche. Remember, interesting things and that are connected to your niche.

Also do keep in mind that you need to be consistent with your post, but do not spam! A common mistake by beginners is they spam their way through different social media networks  which would be the reason why they get banned the first day they post on their wall. Check the posting limits in every social networking website; they have different rules and regulations, always read them.

Not to mention, always follow back or give something back to your followers. This is how you create the connection from different people across the globe. Be a real social network page not just something you made because you want to live the dot com lifestyle. The social media marketing world is a place of real people that connect for a greater good, whether it is friendship or business. Do your online network marketing properly for your advantage.

 To Your Success

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