Building Your Social Media Profiles For Beginners

How To Build Your Social Media Profiles

Your social media profiles are where people are watching you. They may land on your website first, but most commonly these days, people will go and check out your social media profiles. They’ll want to see what people are saying about you and what you are posting. So here’s a question for you: How do your social media profiles look? build your social media profiles

What You Can Do To Improve My Social Media Profiles

If you’re looking to improve or make changes to your social media profiles, here are a few tips to get you started.

  • Ensure you have the same colours for your branding across all your social media profiles.
  • Also ensure all your bios across your platforms have the same description.
  • Post DAILY!
  • Post not just daily, but post RELATIVE content daily.
  • Research your competitors and see what they’re doing. Don’t steal their work, but re-work it to make it fit in with your business and message.
  • Reply to peoples comments, make them feel valued.
  • Remember the 80/20 rule. 80% of your content should be NON salesy. It could be a survey/poll, a motivational/inspirational quote, a coffee/good morning message. Anything that Relates to your ideal client. The 20% should be product/service based content and links to blog posts. You can also include posts like ‘Do you prefer the black one or the red one’ type posts. This is a non direct way of selling. Try it, it really works. Oh… and try forget to have fun with it.

These tips are for those that don’t really know social media or those that simply want to try and be more consistent on their social media profiles and want to make more of an effort in growing and nurturing their social media.

Give your social media some TLC and eventually it will start paying you back. It takes time though, lots of love and care and I can’t stress enough – lots of CONSISTENCY. You’ve got this, keep at it.

Reading books relevant to your field will help your brain create new content too. Give that a try. I have endless books on my shelves that still need reading. I probably need to make me time for that if anything!!

What NOT To Do On Twitter

What NOT To Do On Twitter and How To Best Avoid Wasting Valuable Time

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   Mistakes People Make Using Twitter All The Time

I hoped you’d click through and see this and here you are. Twitter is an important part of my business and it has brought great exposure and clients my way. It isn’t for everyone though. How do i know? Once upon a time i ran a retail business and it didn’t work so well, despite having a 1000’s of followers. Facebook worked the best for that business. But Twitter has done an amazing job for me in helping other businesses and there is a reason for that.

So, what NOT to do on Twitter

STOP making your newsfeed all about you. It’s just boring and not what people want to read/see. Also stop trying to ‘sell’ to people all day long. Booooring! People want value, not pushy sales people.

What you want to be doing is sharing motivational quotes, valuable tips that relate to your niche. So if you’re in the coffee business, you might share a meme that say’s ‘Coffee makes you do silly things faster’ You want to make people smile, you want to evoke an emotion, so that they share that post, retweet it or comment. This goes for Facebook too.

Another tip, don’t open a twitter account and then follow everyone you see. Surely if you are a business you want to target people who might be interested at some point or another in what you sell? Are you getting my drift now? You need to have a strategy, not play the guessing the game. One way of doing that is by using the advanced search feature within Twitter.

I have come to love Twitter. Yes it is a noisy place, however once you know what you’re doing, you’ll find yourself building wonderful relationships.

Have fun using using this powerful social media platform, but do use it effectively. To speak to me about your social media, Contact Me Here today.

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.

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