One of the most cutting edge innovations that have swept in and taken people by surprise is Social Media. At first it was Facebook what? and seeming almost over-night, everybody now has a Facebook Page. This has afforded opportunities and connections that many never thought or dreamed possible.
You can now use this as an advantage for your business, but you do need to know why and how.
Why Would You Use Social Media?
“Why Not? It’s a brilliant opportunity” many marketers may answer. All around the world, social media sites offer an amazing opportunity for people and all types of businesses. But, before you jump headlong in, you will need to know why you should do it. What is your objective? What will you be trying to achieve? If you can answer these questions with a formulated goal, you will see a higher level of success than other business owners who try to grab the opportunity without a cohesive plan.
What exactly are you trying to achieve with a social media campaign? Is it to show you are more qualified than your competitors? Is it to get your business name out into the world? Is it to offer something of value to the world and hope that they will hire you because of this? Hopefully, “All of the above” is your answer or something like that. Knowing what your primary objective is will help you determine how to approach your audience.
How To Make Your “Plan of Attack”
After you have some idea of what you are trying to achieve with a Facebook page, you should start figuring out what to do with the page. There are many options you can do, and this is something too many marketers miss. Again, realize that running without any planning will lead to your frustration.
“Like Reveal” pages often get a lot of attention with Facebook users. On these pages, you offer something of value for free to those who “Like” your page. This can be an ebook, a video, a coupon or many other things. You want to make sure it is a quality item of good value. Although this is fairly new, when used properly, it can get you a lot of loyal followers.
Another idea is to create a page specifically for your fans that consistently allows them access to special offers and information that regular visitors can’t see.
There is a huge list of things that will enable you to make your Facebook pages irresistible and appealing – it is impossible to cover everything in this one article. There is no reason why your pages shouldn’t be able to stand out from the crowd.
Keeping Current and Up To Date with Your Audience
One of the most important things that a business owner can do to their Facebook page is keeping it current and updating it. Although you don’t want to be annoying or spend too much time on your pages, not giving regular updates or responses is a major reason business Facebook pages fail.
If you can show your fans and visitors you care about them, you could set yourself up for success quicker then using traditional forms of advertising. The amazing thing about social media sites is that when visitors like you or your business, all they have to do is click a button and everyone they know will be notified of your existence and page.
So, if you apply yourself when creating your Facebook page and show visitors you care about them and address their needs, you should have little trouble making your site and hopefully have a successful business.