Building Relationships on Social Media

Building Relationships on Social Media

Building relationships on social media – if you’re not doing, just go home! Seriously, if all you’re doing is posting product post after product post, then you’re wasting your time. You’re not using social media how you should be and if you’re not using it correctly, then you need to read this post.

Recently i finished a contract working with a transgender page. They needed help reaching a wider audience and reaching more male to female transgenders. Their goal was to spread their message of support far and wide and provide make up tips and motivational posts to inspire others. building relationships on social media

What my contract involved

I was contracted to write some original content for their Facebook page and post 3 times a day for them And engage with their audience when they had questions or they simply commented on a post. I also designed some graphics for them. The page had original content and it was looking great. It took people time to start engaging, why? It’s simple, the page was getting used to having more content and the audience weren’t used to seeing posts they could engage with. I only posted ONE sales post out of the 3 posts a day. The rest of the posts through the week were inspirational, motivational, hints and tips etc.

Here’s what worked

An example: At Halloween i’d post a silly meme with ‘pick the first letter of your name and the month you were born, what’s your witch name’ type of post. The results were outstanding. People loved the fun post and enjoyed getting involved. In addition I replied to every single comment and people enjoyed the personal touch. As a result, people started getting more involved with posts. They were not ignored. That is building relationships on social media right there. It works. You’ll notice my FB page doesn’t do much for this business, simply because i concentrate on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, as that’s where my audience is. How can you start building relationships on social media?

First of all, stop making excuses as to why you can’t post. Secondly, stop constantly selling your products. Let me tell you now, it’s BORING!!! NOBODY in this day and age on social media wants to see it or read it. It just doesn’t work like that anymore and you can’t expect to be successful (let alone pay your mortgage) if that’s all you do on social media day in, day out.

Go and look at popular pages that sell what you sell and see how they’re doing it. Are they posting fun posts? Are they posting tips? Or Are they posting snippets from their blog posts?

YOU have to take notice of what they’re doing. You are losing money every day that you don’t do your homework.

Building relationships on social media is the only way to do business on social media these days and if you’re not doing it, you have no place being on social media. Simples.

Where is your audience?

where is your audience

Where is your audience?

Hey there ladies and gents. This is a little bit of a random blog post, usually i know what i am blogging abut the week before. But i want to talk on where is your audience.

I’m just on my sofa, sitting here and working on some client work. I’m just putting together a 12 week training course and right now I’m writing about content. But before we get into content creation, a question that you need to ask yourself is, where is your audience?

What’s your comfort zone platform?

Facebook might be your comfort zone, but is your audience on Facebook. Now, for me, Facebook groups have been really good for this business, and Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter is killing it at the moment. In my previous business, my online retail business selling corsets, Facebook was my zone. Over 175,000 likes, was earning tens of thousands a month from it.
But where is your audience? Are all your business people on Facebook? Are you in the fitness? Here’s a though, are you doing videos on Instagram? Try and change it up a bit. If you’ve been in your business for a year or more and you’re finding that you’re not getting a lot of traction from where you’re spending most of your time, start looking at other places. Start looking at where your audience might be. Start looking at your competitors. What are they doing? Where are they? Start thinking about different ways of approaching how you are putting your content out there.

A little homework for you to discover where is your audience hanging out.

You never know, within a few months, your business could dramatically do a full circle and change around just by making these small changes.
So sit down in a quiet environment for an hour or so. Turn off your Facebook notifications (biggest time waster there) and just have a look at what other people are doing. Write a list of 5-10 successful people in your niche.

A little bit of research goes a massive, massive way. If you are into fitness, look at Beach Body. I’m trying to think of some other names off the top of my head. I’m a bit of a Beach Body girl myself. Did an INSANITY MAX:30 workout today. Jullian Michaels who did the crazy popular 30 day shred years ago, check her out. Maybe you’re a coach? Check out Seth Godin; Dan Meredith, epic guy from the UK, says it how it is, I’ve learnt so much from him. He’s a business coach and is a lot of fun too.

Just go and find the people that are in your niche and find out what they’re doing, then go and find out where your audience is. Massively important, okay? And keep posting consistently. You’re not going to grow overnight. So just take some time. Don’t stress. You’ve got this, okay?

Take care.

Supporting women in business.

Story Telling in Business

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Story Telling in Business

Story telling in business is one of the biggest marketing tips you need to take notice of. Why? Because people like to see real people, like to know who you are and how did you get to where you are. Don’t get me wrong, you don’t need to talk about yourself all day long. Below i am going to give you some tips on how story telling can impact your business and how you can start story telling. Story telling is personal and people like it.

Tips on how to start story telling in your business.

You could start with telling people how your business was born. How did you start doing what you’re doing and Why did you decide to go down the path you’re on. You can do this through a blog post or through a few little posts on social media. BUT a great one is to jump online and do a Facebook Live and get talking to people. People can see your manner, hear your voice and see your face. This goes a long way in building relationships with your audience. 

You could even incorporate a couple of stories of people you’ve worked with and how you came to meet. This is a great way to show examples of how you work too. Plus it’s ok to talk about your family every now and then and what you are up to over the weekend.

How can story telling impact my business?

If your competitors aren’t sharing stories, then this can easily set you apart from them and you will be remembered over them in a heart beat. Because you are building those all important relationships and people are starting to like you. Now we all know, people buy from those that they Know, Like and Trust. Yes i know you’ve heard that before, BUT i need it to sink in. It’s a vital part of business. Let people get to know you through story telling and you’ll start seeing a difference in your business.

Story telling earns peoples trust. It’s said that 92% of consumers say they trust earned media, aka personal recommendations, above all other forms of media. Earned media can include word of mouth, customer recommendations/referrals, media mentions, etc. That’s a huge number and if that hasn’t convinced you that story telling in your business is a no brainer, then maybe nothing will.