With social media completely taking over the world, it’s easier than ever to grab the attention of people from all over and direct them to the business they never realized they needed- yours.
The problem is, it’s not always so simple learning the ins and the outs of manipulating social media platforms to bring traffic to your websites, which is why you have to remind yourself that it is completely possible, and soon enough, your business will be growing beyond anything you ever imagined. So, let’s kickstart that growth by following these 8 tips to becoming a Social Media Mastermind within no time.
1. Discovering your “why.” First things first, start off by asking yourself why you’re wanting to pursue a goal. There is no right or wrong answer, but it’s important to discover your “why,” or your reason for doing something. Your “why” is going to be what pushes you to continue your hard work, your “why” will be your reason to keep on trecking even when things seem to be going downhill.
2. Setting your goals. Start with a long term goal and a short term goal. Your long term goal could be as major as creating a successful and well-off business for yourself, and your short term goal could be as simple as writing your first blog post for your website within a certain amount of time. Continue to set these goals, and they will act as a point of motivation and a solid foundation to keep you right on track.
3. Time management is key. We all struggle with this one, but managing your time will benefit you and your business over all, and believe it or not, it is possible. Start by finding a planner you like, virtual or real life, write down your goals, tasks, and upcoming events to clear your mind of all the extra clutter in your head. But be wary, If you plan to complete too many tasks in one day, you could easily become overwhelmed and discouraged, so prioritize what’s most important, complete what needs to get done first. Then set a schedule for each social account you use for your business – what you want to post, when, where, what graphic (if applicable).
4. Learn the batching method. (and no we aren’t talking cookies, we wish!) Batching saves precious time and creates a major convenience in your busy schedule. So what exactly does it mean to batch your social media? It means signing up for websites like Loomly.com and scheduling time for posts to go up on your socials- hands free. Pick photos, write captions, and set the time and date that you want the post to go live in advance. This way you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to post or struggling to keep your feed up to date.
5. Research your competition. Devote some time into figuring out who else is fishing for the same type of customer that you are. Doing research will enable you to discover how to keep your audience and how to avoid losing them. So open up google, find your competition, keep tabs on their social accounts – what works and what may not, and make sure that you’re always one step ahead.
6. Take advantage of all Social Media. Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest are all ones that come to mind, but don’t ignore the platforms you never thought you would need. Grab your handle on twitter, youtube, and even snapchat. The more platforms you’re on, the larger the audience you’ll reach. Plus, snatching up your username early means you won’t ever have to risk someone getting to it before you do.
7. Pinterest will be your best friend. Eye catching pins with strong titles are bound to grab any pinner’s attention as long as you’re doing it right. Use catchy action words and strong numbers, a great title could be the difference between a successful pin and a failed pin. Make people want to click and find out more about you and your ideas.
8. Connect and engage with your audience. Creating a strong relationship with your audience is vital to the upkeep of your site, but not only this, it’s also morally important. If you treat your audience like friends rather than just clicks or views, you’re bound to gain a foundation of people who truly care about not only your business, but you as well. These people will be the ones who keep your site strong, populated, and ongoing.