Social media can be extremely effective for any business, when done right. If you don’t follow the unwritten rules, it can be just a waste of time and sometimes even money. When you know exactly why are you doing social media and what is your goal, the rules become so much simpler.
Here are 10 tips to help you in your social media efforts.
1 Social media takes time. There is no magic button. You need to invest time,energy and creativity to get real results.
2. Bring value to the community. Contribute.Contribute. Position yourself to be an expert.
3. Give before you get. Pay it forward.
4. Being busy does not mean you are productive. Prioritize your task. Remember the 80/20 rule.
5. Avoid spamming. No one likes it and people are sick of it.
6.Use images and multimedia. A picture is worth a thousand words. A video probably more..
7.Engage sincerely.Be authentic. People are smart enough to make the difference between real and fake.
8 Be polite. Mind your manners. People are entitled to have different opinion than yours.
9.Conversation is a two way street. Take 10 minutes every day to respond to messages from fans and followers.
10 Social media takes time, do not deliver instant results. Take the time to build a relationship with your crowd. Then watch miracles happen.
Source:Social Metrics Pro
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