You Want Social Media

want-social-mediaWhy do you want Social Media?

Social Media isn’t a sign on a store that pulls your customers in to shop.

Are you running a business, or want more visitors to your blog?

==> If you really want Social Media to work for you?

Become a resource for your customers, and readers, so they’ll want to keep coming to see what you have to offer.

It’s a nurturing way to connect and talk with your customers.

Taking what you want Social Media for is connecting for action in your business, and blog.

  • According to a recent Harvard Business Review Analytic Services: “12 percent of the companies in their survey said they felt they were currently effective users of social media. These were the companies most likely to deploy multiple channels, use metrics, have a strategy for social media use, and integrate their social media into their overall marketing operations.”

If these larger companies are doing this? You need to be doing this and you can!

Part of your own strategy is to understand how to use the different Social Media sites and measure their effectiveness for you.

  • So you can understand where to invest your time and target your ideal audience.
  • You can build your own competitive advantage in your niche by starting up and engaging in conversations with individuals.
  • Discover who and how often you get a response.

You as a small business, or a hobby blogger, want Social Media to go from talk to action.

What does that mean?

It’s you creating opportunities to grow your business, your list of contacts, and your credibility.

  • You need to be aware of the groups that your most valued ideal niche are hanging out in.
  • Network with them just like you would offline. Building those relationships sometimes take time.
  • Connect, and help them take action by understanding who they are, or can be, in your world.
  • Know what you have that they may want more of.

==> You want Social Media to be fully-leveraged by using multiple Social Media channels to reach your ideal target niche.

==> You need and want Social Media to be integrated with your marketing solutions.

Part of the solution for growing your followers is understanding the potential and difference Social Media has to make in your business and hobby.

As you are on Social Media sites helping others understand your passion and what you have to offer.

As the expert you will want Social Media as part of your plan.

And, now I’d love for you to learn more and know that you are invited to:

Successful Social Media Steps for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs on a Budget.

Wow – Want to know so much more? I do! 

On October 8, Wednesday, at 2 PM Pacific, 5 ET – I’ll be interviewing Deb Scott, Deb Scott, BA, CPC #1 Best-Selling Author in Social Media for Business:  Social Media for the Rest of Us.  <==click on the words to register.

Join in for this Live Interview Q&A tele-call as you learn…

  • Why do we (one man show biz owners) need to be on social media?
  • What platforms do you suggest we participate in and why?
  • What are the differences and advantages of each?
  • How do we set up searchable profiles?
  • What should we share and how should we share it?
  • What is a realistic expectation and goal or call to action?
  • How do we measure our progress using Klout or Kred?
  • What is the one thing we always need to remember as we embark on this journey?

We would love to have you there – and you know, I so want to hear your voice and interact – Do join us on the Deb Scott Interview!

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8 thoughts on “You Want Social Media

  • September 28, 2014 at 7:02 am

    I don’t think you can pigeon-hole social media as only used for one thing. Every business may have a different use for it, some as customer contact, others as simply advertising.
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    • September 29, 2014 at 9:28 am

      You are so right, Scott – I didn’t have the need to go into all of the uses in this post – maybe I’ll chat some on this later – Thank you for stopping by 🙂

    • September 29, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Chant – then the teleclass might be an excellent source for you to learn more – I hope to ‘see’ you there – thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

    • September 29, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Thank you, Candess – so glad you’ll be at the Social Media for the Rest of Us class!!! YAY 🙂

  • October 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I have been reading several of your posts today Donna, and I am getting great content from them. I use Social Media very much in my business and the more i learn about it, the better it gets. I think it is very important for businesses to create a plan with social media, regardless if they need to or not. Thanks for sharing this and the upcoming interview!
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    • October 6, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Wow! Thank you Jaye – I appreciate your comment and hope that you’ll be on theInterview! 🙂


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