how to grow your social media

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“Social media” is just that: a form of media that is based on social interaction. Hiring a social media company won’t work to boost your company’s leads and sales if you’re not engaging with your audience!

How $99 Social Can Help You Boost Sales

If you’re ready to improve your leads and sales using social media, you’re in luck! Social media is one of the easiest and most effective ways to grow your customer base in this day and age.

The only drawback? It takes a lot of time. And, as a successful business owner, you don’t have much of that to spare.

Here’s where we can step in to help.

The first step to your triumphant social media takeover is to hire a management company that, like us, can help take most of the tasks off your plate, such as:

But these services alone will not boost your sales! Remember, social media is a social platform. Engaging with your audience is the only way to help your social media pages grow and thrive.

Why You Should Be the One to Interact with Your Followers (Not Us)

Think about this… who knows your business best? Who is in-tune with your mission statement, and who has your written voice? It’s you, right? Because of this, you are the absolute best person to interact with your social media followers because they will know, without a doubt, that they are interacting with the person who knows this business inside and out.

Just like in customer service, it’s easy to tell on social media when someone isn’t 100% intertwined with all aspects of a business. And because we aren’t an employee at your company, we aren’t able to get a good picture of the full ins-and-outs of your daily business workings. This makes us a poor candidate for responding to DMs and comments on your social media pages, and we don’t want that for you!

Your Part in Boosting Your Social Growth, Leads, & Sales

You’ve heard of “social media engagement”, but what does that mean? Let’s break it down. At the very minimum, you should:

That’s it! Depending on how much engagement you have on your pages, this could take just an hour a week or a handful. But remember that an increase in engagement means an increase in leads and sales.

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Other Ways to Improve Your Reach

SPREAD THE WORD AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME

Telling others about your social media efforts can make growing, especially in the early months, so much easier. While these things aren’t required, doing even just a few of the things listed below can help you optimize your pages’ growth and engagement.

FOLLOW POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS AND “LIKE” THEIR CONTENT

Telling others about your social media efforts can make growing, especially in the early months, so much easier. While these things aren’t required, doing even just a few of the things listed below can help you optimize your pages’ growth and engagement.

Don’t sit back and wait for customers to come to you! A big part of sales is reaching out to “cold leads”, meaning people that aren’t already familiar with your business. Social media makes this incredibly easy to do, and if you aren’t already taking advantage you are really missing out.

Use hashtags that relate to your business to search for potential customers. Something like #toddlermom if you’re selling kid’s clothes or #iloverock if you’re a rock band can help you find people that might like your brand. You can use Google to find popular hashtags on each network.

Check out some of the person’s posts and see if you think they would be a good fit. Yes? Follow them! And don’t forget to “like” or comment on a few of their posts so they know you’re not a robot.

HOLD A SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

Although this sounds daunting if you’ve never done it, contests are actually easy!

The Bottom Line

Social media is about so much more than posting regularly or promoting your brand. Engagement is a huge and necessary part of success in the social realm. Make sure you’re ready to take on the task and you’ll grow both your following and your sales. Happy socializing!