Why Is Quality Content So Important? Use These Tools To Help You.

Why Is Quality Content So Important?

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Create quality content people want to see

In a world where we are overloaded with content, it’s massively important in business to have quality content. Every business is battling in an over crowded market place. You need to provide value in your content that people want to see. Therefore it also needs to stand out and your graphics need to be On It!

Quality content needs to weave through your social media, your blog posts and your newsletters, or you will bore others.. Pretty sure that’s not what you want right? Hence why your content needs to stand out.

How Do I Create Great Quality Content?

You may not be tech savvy, but using adobe spark or canva or great tools to create awesome graphics. You don’t need to be very tech savvy in order to use these graphic design tools.

Whether your post on social media is a question, a quote or asking for feedback, you need to stand out from all the noise. Therefore if it’s a blog post you’re writing, then your blog post needs to be laid out in such a way that it is easy to read and as a result people don’t get lost in a jumble of words.

Here are useful some tips:

Useful: Why is the blog post valuable?
Ultra-specific: What can I expect to learn from this blog post?
Unique: Why makes this blog post compelling and unique?
Urgent: Why should I read this NOW?

Questions to ask yourself:

Always ask yourself, Will this graphic stand out on Twitter or Facebook? Is it eye catching? Think about it and have a play with the tools suggested and see what you can come up with.

Finally if content creation truly is not something you like spending your time doing, then please contact me and i will create your content for you.

Have a great day.

Content Marketing and Being Consistent.

Content Marketing and Being Consistent.

Content marketing is one thing in business you need to get good at if you want to succeed and make money. What is content? Content is what you’re putting out there for prospective clients to see daily and you want to make sure it’s good content.

Great Marketing is Key! If you’re not being consistent, not only will you not be creating relationships or making money, your audience will literally forget about you. It’s true. Let’s face it, everyone is doing the job i do right? I know 20+ people doing what i do and there are 1000’s more, so i need to make sure i am in my audiences newsfeed daily. I want them to come to me when they need help, not my colleagues.

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Is your content marketing up to scratch?

So how does my content marketing look?

I schedule at least 8-10 posts per day on Facebook and at least 12 on Twitter, but i ensure to post on Twitter throughout the day too. With twitter moving at such a high speed you have to be showing up regularly. I also engage with my followers several times a day. My graphics are the correct size for either Facebook and Twitter so that they can easily be seen by my audience.

The same goes for my Instagram graphics. They are the correct size for Instagram, the text does Not run off the page. It’s a pet hate of mine. The way i see it, if you’re not good at creating graphics, then let someone else do it for you. OR get good at it. It doesn’t look professional when your images are all over the place and unreadable. Not to mention if they are all the wrong size too.

Content marketing isn’t just about marketing your products or your services, you need to engage with your audience. Ask them how they are today, tell them good morning and good night. Maybe ask them how they take their coffee? It’s about creating relationships first, if you only remember two things about this blog post. It’s about creating relationships and being consistent.

What Can You Do?

Don’t just throw content out there for the sake of it, take time to create content, study your audience and if you have no idea what you’re doing, then please let me help. My content packages are popular. See them Here and see which one fits your business needs.

How To Grow Your Twitter Followers

How To Grow Your Twitter Followers

Here you’ll read some simple steps on how to grow your twitter followers. Let me just say it straight right off the back, you will Not read here about buying followers, to grow your twitter followers you have to put the work in.

Let’s start with your twitter profile:

So, how is your profile picture looking? Is it catching peoples attentions? This will be peoples first impression and can easily determine whether they’ll hit the follow button. Once you’ve chosen your profile picture, make sure it’s the right size for twitter and make sure it’s a good quality photo, not blurry.

Next: Are you using hashtags in your posts? Most people forget, i am guilty of that too. Don’t use too many, but do use 2-3 good ones per post. Switch them up a little too, don’t use the same ones every time.

Make sure your tweets are readable. What do i mean? Here is an example of one of my tweets: Read here how to avoid these common social media mistakes http://blog.socialsuccesswithsonya.co.uk/2016/06/13/social-media-nightmares-avoid/ #socialmedia #businesses

Here is how it would look if it was unreadable:  Read here how to avoid these common #socialmedia mistakes in #business http://blog.socialsuccesswithsonya.co.uk/2016/06/13/social-media-nightmares-avoid/

Some More Tips on How To Grow Your Twitter Followers:

Don’t use hashtags throughout the post, use them at the end to make it readable.

Do not just post links to your blogs and products, you need to create relationships with your audience, post awesome graphics that are the right size for twitter that will grab peoples attentions. Don’t forget to say good morning, good evening, have a great weekend, all the usual day to day stuff. Don’t Be Boring!

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Grow Your Twitter Followers ~ Start Today.

Last but not least, don’t forget to ask for the odd retweet and i do mean the Odd retweet. It can’t be more than a couple of times a day, otherwise you’re just begging and that is uncool.

How Can I Help?

I have helped clients grow their twitter followers by using my own strategy, NO not by buying followers, i’ll leave that for the cheapies out there. I target my clients niche and grow their twitter followers. If you are interested in this, Contact Me Here and let’s see what i can do you and your business to grow your twitter followers.

Have an amazing day ~ Sonya

 

Content Creation and Management

Content creation and management for social media, do you struggle with it? I know lot of people do struggle with what to post on social media and often spend hours and hours on this per week. But then you come across someone like me who can do that leg work for you and create content for your platforms whilst you concentrate on other things.

It’s important to post regularly on your social media platforms, so content creation and management are key. I have a bunch evergreen content on stand by that i can grab at any point for my business. Do you have a similar system or something like this in place?

You must post things that are engaging, things that people will want to respond to, comment on, share or Like. If you’re not doing this, then you’re not building relationships with your audience, which is key! Don’t forget, you’ll need to be popping in several times a day at least to answer people too.

Content Creation and Management and What I Can Offer.

I’m not pushing you to buy from me, but i just want you to know that these options are out there should you need them in the future. My first package is a £99 package and you can read more about it HERE. 

Then there is the bigger package (click on the image for full details) where i will provide a massive 55 pieces of content for you to use any time of year and that you can re-use when you need to.  We can tailor this to your preferred social media platform, whether it be Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I am currently working on content creation for a company in the USA who want 75 pieces of content.

content creation and management and package

See What You’ll Get With This Content Creation Package Here.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, it means you are concentrating on something else and need to out source the kind of stuff that can be time consuming or maybe your business growing and it is time to out source a little now?

It’s a pretty good feeling when you to source and lighten that load. I know from experience experience from owning a retail online store, things got manic and i found an awesome VA (virtual assistant) to help me.

So if you need help, reach out, i won’t bite 🙂

Sonya

Social Media Nightmares and How To Avoid Them

Social Media Nightmares and How To Avoid Them

Nightmares are scary and making mistakes happen, but when you make mistakes on Social Media, the whole world seems to find out!

Here are a couple of mistakes people are making daily on social media and how you can avoid them.

  • Typo’s, spelling mistakes and grammar. Well we all make spelling mistakes when we are rushing or reading back on content too quickly whilst checking for errors before sending it out. You need to take time out and re-read your content before throwing it out there (what are the chances i publish this and there is a typo in this blog post now lol) Grammar, seriously this is my massive bug bear. People can’t get their there, they’re and their’s right and stuff like that makes my blood boil a bit. If you’re in business, you need to be getting these minor things right. If you are dyslexic or have a problem of that nature, maybe consider someone else to write your copy?

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    Need Help With Your Copy? I’d love to help.

[tweetthis]Even when you’re careful, spelling and grammar mistakes happen. Don’t sweat the small stuff, learn from your mistakes. [/tweetthis]

  • Public annoyances or awkward customers. I don’t believe there is such a thing as a customer base that is 100% satisfied, mistakes happen on the business side of things and sometimes a customer just isn’t happy. What do you do? You take a massive breath (or two) and calmly deal with this customer. They may be writing all over your social media platforms complaining and moaning, all you can do is try and calm them down and if you were in the wrong, own up to your mistake. Do NOT get into an argument with a customer, they’ll never be your customer again if you do. Try and take the conversation offline if you can or to email, where nobody else will see the grumpy customers words.

If you need any help with blog writing, copy writing, prove reading or anything business related, please do visit the website here or email me at info@socialsuccesswithsonya.co.uk

Building your business together and how i can help.

Building your business together and how i can help.

Several years ago it became apparent that i was rather good on social media and found a natural aptitude towards Facebook. I have had 2 businesses before this in retail, it was great, but i lost my passion. I found my passion was helping others, but without the stress that retail brings. So now i help businesses around the world (we currently have clients in the USA and UK) achieve their dreams. I can’t think of anything i’d rather be doing (well maybe a cocktail on a beach somewhere) i do know i can help you achieve that too.
So i trained, i even went to the States and trained with some of the best. If you’re building your business and are struggling with tie management or just find you’re not good at certain things, that’s where i step in.

Building Your Business and Reaching Your Goals

Your Business Goals and How You Want To Build Your Business.

building your business togther.

Building Your Business Together Here.

Now i help businesses grow their business, not just their business, but their dreams and i watch them start enjoying life again, spending more time with family and not feeling the need to sit on social media all day and night. I am here to help achieve your business goals. I’m yet to find a successful business that didn’t out source a little.

[tweetthis]Building Your Business Doesn’t Mean You Have To Lose Sleep.[/tweetthis]
I have a team that helps me and together, we can help you start an epic journey.
Every small business knows that getting started or even maintaining what you already know is hard work and can be tiresome. I know that feeling, i spent many nights up until 1am or beyond, but those days are over for me and yours cane too. Because that’s where the like of us step in and help you achieve those goals. You stick to what you’re good at and we’ll do what we’re good at. Team Work can be a wonderful thing.
See our bronze package here and let’s get you started.

Is Your Social Media Campaign Working?

Is Your Social Media Campaign Working?

What makes a social media campaign work? It’s a question most Think they know the answer to, but it is in fact something a little different.

Did you initially think that a working social media campaign means more sales? Well most would think that. But no, it firstly all starts with building relationships. This is a key fact that many small businesses, no matter their niches tend to neglect and then find they are losing customers. Customer care is the most important  factor here.

Let’s look into how to make a social campaign work for you.

So we have established that the first key point here is to build and create long standing relationships with your customers.

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Read here how we help clients with their social media campaigns.

If you are asking yourself questions like ‘but how do I do this?’ or ‘when will I see the money?’ then we have problems there that we need to sort out first. In this day and age, people are buying from social media platforms more and more and people want to buy from businesses that they know, like and trust. If you’re solely reliant on the end result (Money) then you won’t be in business for long. If you need help with this, see how we can help manage your social media platforms and start building awesome relationships with your audience HERE.

Now remember, you cannot systemise relationships, but you Can schedule your posts ahead of time (all organised business owners need to be doing this). Also you need to remember you are not just pushing your product on people, you are asking questions, you are posting great images with quotes that your target audience will relate to. Try posting at the end of the day ‘Describe your day in just 3 words’ and you’ll see the interaction. Now don’t forget to engage with those that reply too!

So what else makes a social media campaign work?

Well consistency of course! If you’re not consistent and only showing up when you want  sale, then you’re not building relationships. This is where scheduling is great. I am off on a spa day tomorrow and will have everything scheduled for tomorrow by this afternoon, then all I need to do is pop in a few times to say hi and answer peoples questions.

One final big Tip: Learn how to like your audience, become their friend and they Will like you back.

Sonya ~ Helping to put you on the social media map.

Visual Content For Your Business

Visual Content For Your Business and Why It’s Important.

What do we mean by visual content? It’s basically what people see when they look at your business through your website and social media media platforms. Is the visual content for your business up to scratch?

visual content for your business

Need help with your visual content for your business, we provide page design here.

Are the images you use on social media eye popping? Do people scroll through their newsfeed and stop when they get to your image because it has really drawn them in? If not, then why not? It’s important your images are getting your message across and stand out enough to make people actually read it, then you’ll be wanting them to Like, Share and Retweet that image.

Visual Content For Your Business is Key!

So how do you get your visual content for your business up to scratch?

  • Be sure you use colour, stand out from the crowd and don’t be afraid to be bold.
  • Make sure you use the correct image size for Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, you want the right sizes so that your images are easily seen and the text on it easily read.
  • Give people a reason to comment, ask a question through your image.
  • People connect with things they can relate to, so be sure you’re targeting the right people.
  • Humour is always a good way to go, make people smile or giggle and you’ll get people sharing your content and paying attention more.
  • Coupons almost always work and infographics too.
  • Tips, always give people tips, they want value.

Image quotes like the one below are always a great way to get people interacting. Just a simple Like on a post can go a long way. So always have it in the forefront of your mind that you want people to notice your images and don’t be afraid to go Bold.

visual content for your business

Ensure your visual content for your business is eye catching.

How To Use Twitter For Business

How To Use Twitter For Business.

How to use twitter for business is a real eye opener and if twitter confuses the blinkers off of you, then you need to read these sure fire tips to get you started. These are some simple quick tips that newbie twitter  users can use without getting too technical.

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Tips On How To Use Twitter For Business.

Branding Your Twitter For Business Account.

We’re guessing if you are about to launch using Twitter for business, then you also use other social platforms within your business too? The key here is to make all your social media and marketing plans mirror one another. Incorporate the same graphic and description, so that your brand is the same wherever people find you and they will start to recognise who you are. May businesses know how to use twitter for business, but some get it epically wrong.

What Will You Tweet?

Definitely NOT just business stuff, remember that you want to build relationships through social media, not just make money, it isn’t as easy as that. Of course there will be some business posts, but you need to also be giving your audience tips in your niche, help them, solve a problem. You will also need to get ready to tweet A lot! The life span of a tweet is no more than say 20 minutes to an hour, so you need to be posting hourly if you can. Now of course we don’t expect you to be live posting, you can use an amazing tool called Socialoomph.com that can help you out a ton.

Be Original.

Be original, don’t copy competitors and don’t copy and paste from other blog posts. Make your twitter a place people like hanging out in and can’t wait to retweet your content.

Images For Twitter.

As my son would say ‘You can’t use any old image’ he does make me giggle when he talks like that, he is only 7! You have to remember that the recommended image size for twitter is 1024px X 512px. You’ll want to get that right. It was a game changer for The Burgandy Boudoir when we helped them design images perfect for Twitter.

Think you might need help with using twitter for business? Drop us an email at info@socialsuccesswithsonya.co.uk and we will get you hooked up with an awesome twitter account.

We know how to use twitter for business and if you need help on that platform, pop over Here to see what we can do for you.

Why Social Marketing is So Important.

Why Social Marketing is so important and what you should be doing as standard.

It’s no secret that social marketing works and it’s been around a few years (or more) now and it’s no longer a fad. We’re pretty sure it’s here to stay in fact.

Is Social Marketing Facebook?

Social marketing is anything from Facebook, Twitter to blogging. Which are you doing? If you’re not doing any, it’s time to jump straight on that bandwagon and get going. Not to mention email marketing and Instagram.

Just about everyone i know is on Facebook at least several times a day and Facebook is a huge platform that yes, you can sell on. Don’t think you can? These are just 2 of our clients that we help with social marketing The Burgandy Boudoir and 192 Candle Co who both sell very effectively on Facebook. Both companies use social marketing strategies taught and helped by us. social marketing, be heard online

It simply isn’t enough anymore to just have a website, no matter how awesome your website might actually be. These days your website extends to your social media platforms, where you should be actively social marketing. Are you?

I understand that if you’re brand new to this, it can be extremely daunting. I recently had a consultation with a company in the USA who wanted help with his social marketing across Facebook, Twitter and Email Marketing. Unfortunately his plan was nowhere close to the standard we could provide and was a little shocked at what we provide in terms of service.
I am extremely happy to discuss your social marketing idea with you and what we can offer you. You may have seen our prices and thought…. Eeeeeek! Not a problem, we also offer a consultation and you can book me for a one off fee to set up a plan that will really jump start your social marketing within the first hour of you putting the strategy into practice.

Now here’s the thing, you don’t need to be on every social media platform to successfully market online, you just need to be good at maybe 2-3. social marketing and blogging

What You’ll See With Social Marketing. 

Firstly you get to speak and see your target audience up front and personal. Pretty fantastic right? You get to answer their problems right away too and continue to provide fantastic customer service through other channels than just answering the odd email.

Secondly you get to be on call for your customers and be there at times they are online and not necessary just via email during business hours.

Thirdly (and an important one) it will get you more sales. Ultimately that is the goal right?

Lastly bonus, you will find customers you didn’t know existed and get this, customers who didn’t know you existed will find you too! Woohooo, pay day or what?

Basically, social marketing and social media is where you and your business need to be Now. If you’re not doing it, let us help you set it up. Yesterday was the time to start being active on social media, you are missing a ton of opportunities…. and sales. People expect businesses to have Facebook and Twitter accounts, and they expect to be able to use them to get in touch with company representatives, if necessary. If you don’t have social networking profiles set up for your company, you look less legitimate. Ditto if your website looks like it was ripped off of somebody’s GeoCities page circa 1998.
I have contacted many a company through their Facebook and Twitter pages and resolved issues with them.
Don’t be left at the side of the road… Think about it.