Social media marketing is a great way to diversify your business marketing techniques. With the changing industry and trends of the world, more and more people enjoy being befriended and ‘assured’ into buying something rather than having a hard sell forced on them. People like to feel like they can trust others. It’s just human nature. Therefore, when you reach out to your customers on a social level and create that bond between yourself and your audience, you are increasing your opportunity to recommend your own product or service for their specific needs.
They say that you’ll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, and they’re right. Hard sells and forced sales pitches (A.K.A. vinegar) are not pleasant to anyone, and with the new trends in marketing, fewer people are subjecting themselves to them. They want to be able to make the decision on their own, but after consulting with a trusted authority in the specific niche where they are looking to buy a product or service. What about services like YouTube and Twitter? Even these sites can be beneficial to a business. Post informative videos on YouTube that will attract customers. Just be careful, because there is a strict disclaimer here about promotional materials. Use twitter to update people about your business, events, news, and even special sales and promotions.
To stick with the notable quotes, many people think that if you build it, they will come. However, when it comes to a website, you have to do more than build it. You have to market it, and figure out the best ways to generate the most leads for your business in any way that you can. Use social media marketing and get creative. Make friends, run advertising campaigns on your social network profiles, and give these people special deals for being your ‘friend’ on these applications. Once they feel that they can trust you, and that you aren’t taking advantage of them, they’ll start buying and maybe even recommending your products.
Start a blog. Social media marketing isn’t confined to social networking. Start a blog where you can relate to customers on a personable level. Get to know them, and let them get to know you. Talk about relevant topics and even your business itself. Just do something that’s going to catch their eye. Use every social media marketing tool that you can find to your advantage, and your business will become much more successful than with traditional tactics alone.