Don’t ignore small social media networks that target specific audiences. It’s important to find out who your target audience is and what networks they are using.

In order to begin successfully with social media marketing so that you can discover your own voice, you just have to fake this voice until you’re successful. Research the social media marketing techniques that your competitors are using, and model your plan after theirs until you determine what strategies best suit your business and the needs of your customers. Look at your competitors’ social media pages. Examine their status updates, discounts, specials and other techniques they use.

Experiment with social media methods as much as possible before you actually launch your site, so that you have some experience before you jump in. Just because you’ve launched doesn’t mean that you can stop experimenting! This will stop any mistakes from happening which could possibly affect your reputation.

Always include a Facebook “Like” button on your blog site. This will make it so that consumers can like you on Facebook without having to ever leave your website to do so. Your customers will likely click on this, since you’ve made it so easy and convenient for them. Any tools which makes it easier for readers will increase your traffic flow.

Social media is an excellent resource for promoting special coupons and offers. This will encourage your consumers to locate you on sites like Facebook, as they will look for the discounts you are offering there. Your potential customers will become more familiar with your brand, and you can help build brand confidence with your offers.

If you are part of a small operation or owner of your own business, do not outsource your social media marketing responsibilities. Auto-responders are very obvious and often will give you a bad reputation online. A lot of the time the auto responders send messages people look at as spam.

Actively communicate with your customers whenever you can. If you feel comfortable doing so, you should leave comments on their Facebook page or blog posts. As long as you have a comment to add that’s related to the topic at hand, you should interact in a friendly manner to build rapport between you and your base.

For more marketing exposure, use LinkedIn in conjunction with your blog. Do this by putting a LinkedIn ‘share’ tab on your blog. This will allow appreciative readers who are active on the site to aid your marketing efforts by bringing your blog to the attention of their friends. The 100 million users of LinkedIn constitute a very lucrative market.

A sales pitch on social media must be both concise and to the point.

Tweets and posts, that can be absorbed quickly and are fun to read, are the ones that will likely be re-tweeted and passed along. You can always use relevant images in place of words, where necessary.

Marketing with social media can be fun and effective if you put these tips to use. You should use some experimentation and see what works the best for you. You can easily find new customers online. However, you have to learn the newest technology to do so. Take advantage of everything that social networking has to offer.

Empowering your success,

Mike

Use your Facebook page to run a giveaway, or some other kind of contest. To the winners you can give away the products produced by your company. This not only shows that you appreciate your customers, but also acts as an additional marketing channel.

Throw a Twitter party. In other words you should organize a certain time when your audience is going to use Twitter in order to chat about certain specific topics using hash tags. Ask bloggers to join your party, so they can help answer customers’ questions. Make sure you pick out bloggers that are good at what they do, and then will blog about the party to get their own followers there.

Before you make your official profile live, experiment with different techniques and media. Even post launch evaluations can be a powerful tool to make sure you are getting the most from your efforts. This is a good way to ensure that everything you post will enhance your image and further your business plan.

Your profiles can draw customers to your online store. Give them information about discounts you have to offer, or new locations. Provide printable coupons or incentives, such as special offers for Facebook friends of your business. People are much more likely to friend you on Facebook if they feel there is something in it for them.

Use the website YouTube to promote your blog. You can add a short description with links to your blog or website in the beginning, this can help draw more attention

to you. You will want to add keywords into the description that are related to the market you are targeting. Make sure that your tags include keywords as well.

It is important to decide how involved you want to be with your customers. If increasing immediate sales is your main objective, it may be better to stay streamlined on an advertising approach using social media as merely a tool. If you prefer a more interactive relationship with your customers, initiate the conversation with a simple “Hello.” Your customers will let you know where to go from there.

Always make it easy for your website surfers to find your profile on the social media they use through subscription. Because most users access social media every day, give them instant access to your new posts through those sites.

It can be very fun using social media marketing when you use these tips. Try different techniques to figure out what works well with you. A good way to find some customers is to use the newest things first. You business is sure to benefit with this one new approach to marketing.

Empowering your success,

Mike

Are you a blogger?

Well first off i think the main question that you need
to ask is “what is a blog?”

Is it a place to share your thoughts?
Is it a place to make money?
Is it an online newspaper or magazin

e?

Well yes! and it’s also…. Whatever you need it to BE!

And also Whatever you need your audience to do… Which
is ACT!

People visit my blog to see what I have to say, see if
i have any cool content up on it, or even simply to
connect with me.

I have people coming to my blog from all over (now it is
not the prettiest blog in the world, but its in the process
of getting a makeover) and why?

Because they are here for a reason!

I am an internet marketer and they can learn something
from me, or get their quota of internet marketing related
gossip or whatever.

You wont see teddy bears or pewter figurines appearing
one day, because I have become clear about what my blog
is about… Online Marketing!

My topic has been set out and even if i did happen to
mention myself talking about figurines, It would be internet
marketing¬† (If that’s possible)

What I am trying to say really is that if you have a blog
you need to get serious about what you actually want from
it…

… and if you don’t have a blog started yet,¬† you NEED to get one!

All the best,

Mike