Why You Need Social Media for Your Business

  • By Gavin Reddrop
  • 24 Mar, 2017

Does Every Business Need Social Media?

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To get started with your business, you want people to know about your business because they can’t do business with you if they don’t know whether you even exist or not. As a small scale business you don’t want to waste resources advertising on TV or billboards. An advertisement solution that is effective, yet cost effective will be Social Media. Social media marketing is regarded as the apex of today’s revenue generation process cycle. So practically, your small business cannot survive without advertisements as advertisements are promising initial client base.

Advertisement using posters, billboards is a one way communication but Social Media is not. Your target audience gets a platform to get their queries resolved. You can keep a balance between answering to questions and giving more bits and pieces about your products. Facebook pages are an alluring opportunity to give you an initial boost because let face it, every one of us use Facebook so why not turn your client news feed into an emerging marketing potential for you? The more active your page is, the more authentic your business will be considered. More people talking about it means more popularity.

Gone are the days when you needed to showcase your products in physical environments and travel long distances to show the glimpse of your crafts to the potential clients. Social media is your virtual show casing platform now. A great way to make people wanting to get your product is showcasing how people are using it, for a better life, for a happy experience. Pictures add more to it.

Posting pictures of good remarks of people about you will show other that people are talking about you and had a good experience. Once target market starts noticing you, other pages too will. Be authentic and robust in responding to your audience, it makes them feel valued.

People don’t like you if you respond well on Facebook but not at all on Twitter or LinkedIn. Connect multiple platforms for easy updates on all.

You can easily interact with the customers and build strong working relationships IT all must have to be continuous and with patience. Respond to both positive and negative remarks to be popular among even those who didn’t like you at all initially. Be friendly while you guide customers.

Present yourself as an expert who knows his business inside out. Interact instead of advertise, provide information for free to be seen by clients as someone who thinks beyond money. Build an image of “at your service”. Spending something on giveaways, free goodies etc. for sharing your photos, solving quizzes are fruitful and that’s guaranteed. Tell people how your product is innovative, unique and better than others. Make it a news for your target audience, present in a way that they start telling the news to each other.

In the end, Social media marketing is not an easy candy. You have to spice it up with tricky strategies and keen understanding of your client base to generate the revenues for your business.

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By Gavin Reddrop 24 Mar, 2017

Are you marketing your small scale business on social media? Ever considered using Facebook Voice Messages for the benefit of your business? No? Let us tell you why you should.


Facebook Messenger

Facebook introduced messenger for Android and iOS for instant access and included some fancy features like stickers, emoji and voice messages in it too. While stickers and emoji are totally personal, voice messages functionality can be used for promotions and it will still be a professional thing to do. Messenger lets you record short voice messages of 60 seconds and send it instantly. Just Tap the mic, press and hold record button and release it to send your message.


Welcome New Followers

Nothing pleases people more than making then feel special. Welcome new followers personally through voice messages to start building a long lasting professional relationship with them. They are persons first and customers later, make them feel special. People do like doing business with brands which they like and you must give them reasons to like your brand.

If people don’t like your brand for the first time, it is highly unlikely they will for second time.


Become Recognised Info Source with Voice Messages

When you get a question from multiple people, record a single message and send to all of them. This will save your time for typing and also will make you stand out among others who simply direct people to check their frequently asked questions.

Answer questions in community too and build an image of a problem solver rather than a marketer. Represent a solution of a problem through a message first and then refer them to your product/service that will help solving that problem.


Make Your Followers Market for You

Make your followers feel special with some free gift and a personal message from CEO and they will automatically start talking about you. Give them a reason to post statuses and tell their friends about you and they will. Frequent offers and voice messages directly from CEO will make your brand famous in no time.


Reward Loyalty with Special Deals

A discount that has been offered to everyone makes no one special but a discount that has been offered in return of sticking to the brand or being a source of promotion of brand makes people like your brand. Do convey a message that you keep track of your valued customers by sending them voice messages telling them about things they might like based on their previous experience with you and ask them about their opinions about your business to keep them engaged.

By Gavin Reddrop 24 Mar, 2017

To get started with your business, you want people to know about your business because they can’t do business with you if they don’t know whether you even exist or not. As a small scale business you don’t want to waste resources advertising on TV or billboards. An advertisement solution that is effective, yet cost effective will be Social Media. Social media marketing is regarded as the apex of today’s revenue generation process cycle. So practically, your small business cannot survive without advertisements as advertisements are promising initial client base.

Advertisement using posters, billboards is a one way communication but Social Media is not. Your target audience gets a platform to get their queries resolved. You can keep a balance between answering to questions and giving more bits and pieces about your products. Facebook pages are an alluring opportunity to give you an initial boost because let face it, every one of us use Facebook so why not turn your client news feed into an emerging marketing potential for you? The more active your page is, the more authentic your business will be considered. More people talking about it means more popularity.

Gone are the days when you needed to showcase your products in physical environments and travel long distances to show the glimpse of your crafts to the potential clients. Social media is your virtual show casing platform now. A great way to make people wanting to get your product is showcasing how people are using it, for a better life, for a happy experience. Pictures add more to it.

Posting pictures of good remarks of people about you will show other that people are talking about you and had a good experience. Once target market starts noticing you, other pages too will. Be authentic and robust in responding to your audience, it makes them feel valued.

People don’t like you if you respond well on Facebook but not at all on Twitter or LinkedIn. Connect multiple platforms for easy updates on all.

You can easily interact with the customers and build strong working relationships IT all must have to be continuous and with patience. Respond to both positive and negative remarks to be popular among even those who didn’t like you at all initially. Be friendly while you guide customers.

Present yourself as an expert who knows his business inside out. Interact instead of advertise, provide information for free to be seen by clients as someone who thinks beyond money. Build an image of “at your service”. Spending something on giveaways, free goodies etc. for sharing your photos, solving quizzes are fruitful and that’s guaranteed. Tell people how your product is innovative, unique and better than others. Make it a news for your target audience, present in a way that they start telling the news to each other.

In the end, Social media marketing is not an easy candy. You have to spice it up with tricky strategies and keen understanding of your client base to generate the revenues for your business.
By Gavin Reddrop 24 Mar, 2017

Social Media is the best way of marketing in present and probably the only way of marketing in future. Social Media Management Australia is the focus of this article and you will learn which social media platforms are popular in the category of Social Media for Business in Australia. There are also some quick stats to emphasize the popularity as well as usefulness of these platforms for small businesses and local startups with small budgets. These platforms are popular all around the world.

Facebook

When it comes to Social Media Management Australia, Facebook is the number one platform with 12 million monthly Australian users. This makes it useful for your business as you can target almost 52% of Australian population on this platform. Another reason to use it will be because it is popular among all age groups. You can advertise on Facebook either on your own as a page or by paying some money for Facebook Ads.

Twitter

Social Media for Business in Australia will have huge success on Twitter if it has become a brand name and can afford to post regularly about its products. 2.9 million People use it in Australia on monthly basis and that makes 15% of Australian population. Social Media Management Australia will be done great on Twitter only if you can manage to bring a lot of followers because there aren’t many in Australia.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn has a better following than Twitter when it comes to business savvy users and companies. It has 3.5 million active monthly users. To get the maximum benefit out of it, create a page for your business and link it with social groups that might be interested in reading about you. It is not suitable for startups but it is best for mature company profiles with their own logos and professional looking content.

Instagram

Instagram has 1.6 million users and it is a great platform for businesses who have some impressive pictures of their work and products. It is the most effective option if target market is young women for example it is best Social Media for Business in Australia for businesses like clothing, jewelry, cosmetics and accessories like that.

Google+

If you have no trouble managing SEO and optimizing your content accordingly then not so best choice for Social Media Management Australia is Google+ with 75000 active users every month. Reason behind Google+ not being so popular here is that people are more interested in already available old platforms. This option is least recommended as it involves additional costs of SEO and targets relatively less number of people as compared to other platforms.

By Gavin Reddrop 24 Mar, 2017

Astounding rates of 94% of Twitter users are confident that it is the most valued among social channels. It provides a business presence of free marketing solutions. Many small businesses post at least once a day. Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006 by Jack Dorsey from thereon, a co-founder and the chairman of Twitter since 2009.


  • What is Twitter? It is an online social networking and micro-blogging service enabling users to send or/and read short text messages from a PC or even Androids. Its staggering growth provides followers information of serious to even humorous nature. At the initial time, Twitter was all about short bursts of inconsequential information but that has changed drastically. As of December 2013, Twitter had a market capitalisation of $32.76 billion. So why not be part of it.

  • By staying in touch with your followers, enjoy the benefits of positive returns on your marketing strategies. It is so simple to use with no more than 140 characters per tweet and all the #hashtags you can create. Only a little over 40% of small business use twitter for promotions making this the ideal time to get into the action.

     

    Do a Twitter search using #hashtags using words from your niche/brand to find out:

      • FREE to advertise on Twitter.
      • Research Trends
      • What the competition is doing
      • Business Content Leaders
      • Valuable Resources
      • Find information to grow and/or make improvements
      • Generating Sales Leads
      • Get Feedback
      • Provide Customer Service
      • Gaining followers    

      • Using Twitter will raise the visibility of a small business and provide brand awareness. Plan your daily tweets around specific sales, promotions and specials by making your followers experience the exclusivity of your personal connection. Interact daily by asking questions, ask their opinion, ask them to vote or even ask them how their day is going. Twitter is a tool that cannot be ignored and could very well give you that competitive edge you are seeking.
        By Gavin Reddrop 24 Mar, 2017

        Promoting a small scale business is quite different from traditional marketing as it has the constraints of low budget on it. Promoting any business on the internet using low budget leaves with the option of promoting on Social Media. Power of such promotion has not yet been realised fully. You can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumbler, Pinterest and many others to promote your business. Instagram is a photo sharing platform and how it can be used to give a great boot to your business’ reach on the internet might amaze you.

        Twitter was the first Social Media Network that started using hashtags but soon it became viral on other networks too and now Instagram has a higher density of hashtags than Twitter. Companies and influencers know the power of hashtags and use them to increase their influence.


        Reach Out To More than Just Followers

        With hash tags, anyone looking for a particular keyword will be able to see your photos no matter whether they are your followers or not. This expands your reach to literally the whole world. Use this increased reach smartly and you will see the number of favorites on your photos increasing.


        Organised Reach to Different Categories

        Hashtags help keep things organised. People looking for things in more than one category will also be able to see your post. You can post a photo to Instagram, add a brief caption and tag it with a few hashtags. For example a travel company captures this image of sunset in Aruba and posts it with #sunset and #Aruba. Then it provides company’s services for travelling to that place in the description. This is an excellent way to reach out to people looking for sunset and/or Aruba.


        No More than Three Hashtags

        Using to many hashtags as an effort to reach out to people looking for any keyword is a desperate attempt at third class marketing and won’t do you any good. Adding too many hashtags will limit the reach of your photos as Instagram will rate it as a bad practice. Don’t use more than three hashtags for a photo.


        Relevant Hashtags Only 

        While it is important to use popular hashtags, it is equally important to use relevant of them. Don’t hashtag food when you are posting about an advocate’s services. This will lead to blacklisting by many users. Use most relevant of popular hashtags for best reach to maximum people. Some tags like food, fashion, dressing, science might fit your business. Add them along with two other main hashtags and you are doing the right marketing.

        By Gavin Reddrop 24 Mar, 2017

        LinkedIn has very professional environment when it comes to individual profiles and it’s easy for companies to find an individual with required skills for their vacant posts. They find numerous options available to them so what will make your profile stand out among others and make the employee hire you for the job? It would certainly be fully completed profile with impressive achievements and a great Professional Portfolio.


        What is a LinkedIn Professional Portfolio?

        Professional Portfolio on LinkedIn is a place to display your expertise and examples of your skill set in practical. It is a visual representative of your work. You can add photos, videos, PowerPoint presentations or documents to showcase your work for anyone who wants to hire you.


        How to make a LinkedIn Portfolio?

        To create a professional portfolio, collect the samples of your work first. It can be screenshots of the website you made, photos of you delivering a talk in some college or any presentation that represents any past work you have done. Click on Edit Profile on LinkedIn and fill in the sections of summary, education and experience.

        While filling in info, click the symbol next to Edit and add images, videos, presentations etc. You can also add a URL and LinkedIn will add the content automatically for you.


        Make it Impressive, Add Videos

        To make it impressive, add one or even more than one videos. It adds authenticity to your profile and companies tend to pay more attention when they can actually see your skills. For example add videos to showcase your speaking skills or presentation skills.


        Use SlideShare Presentations to Add Rich Content

        SlideShare is a good resource to represent your skills and services. Use that for your benefit. Represent yourself and your skills in clear and authentic way. Add a summary of presentation for companies to read. If you have other content on SlideShare already, link that to showcase your work.


        Highlight Your Achievements

        Highlight your achievements using badges or photos of them. If you or your page has been awarded, featured somewhere or published, do highlight that to stand out. Preferably make them authentic by providing links to resources that confirm your claim.


        Link to Social Proof of Your Work

        Add images of yourself being highlighted in some recent social event, link to the actual event page or website for proof and add examples of your work for that event. For example a photographer can add event pics in portfolio and link to the original event website for proof. Link to any blogs you are managing to showcase your work with your name there.

        By Gavin Reddrop 24 Mar, 2017

        Digital technology is evolving at a rate faster than ever and a day might come when we will be using digital devices for breathing and walking too. That is evolution of technology of change due to technology. How this evolution of technology effects our day to day routine, health related issues, communication and leisure time activities will be categorized as impact of technological evolution. This impact is sometimes gradual and sometimes there are sudden shifts in traditional ways of doing things to adopting new ways. The Disruption caused in ways of doing business, dealing with society and in value creation due to impacts of technological evolution is called Digital Disruption.

        Small and Large Scale Digital Disruption

        James L. McQuivey an analyst on the subject with years of working on defining Digital Disruption and teaching ways to deal with it, explains in his book “Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation”, that digital disruption can be seen both as a threat as well as an opportunity. In this book he has explained digital disruption by giving the example of Dr. Hugh Reinhoff from Ferrokin, department of BioSciences. This example is about how he disrupted pharmaceutical industry by coming up with a drug to deal with chronic blood diseases, made up connections with doctors and streamlined the process of bringing molecules to market, making it hundred times faster.

        The more common and familiar example is of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Plus. In America, traditionally there were three Networks named CBS, NBC and ABC. The only way for consumers to watch shows was sitting before TV bearing with the advertisements. Similarly the way for advertisers was to go to these three and pay high costs of advertisements.

        Now however they way to do business both with advertisers and consumers has been changed due to evolution of technology to provide new ways for consumers to get content they want to watch and for advertisers for how they want their ads displayed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu Plus have thus contributed to change the way to do business as well as traditional value proposition (a statement telling the consumer why he should buy a product from a particular vendor).

        Understanding Disruption

        Disruption caused by technology is the change in basic concepts or how we perceive certain things. It includes changes in definitions of concepts on the basis of which future values are determined by interpolations e.g. “business value”, “transaction”, “product” etc. From a business’s perspective, such disruptions are considered negative.

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