Social Media Marketing Blunders

By Daphne Jayma, Broadband Experts:

Today, setting up a business has become really easy. Even without a physical store, you can put up a business that offers specific products and services. As long as you have a good internet service, there are plenty of ways you can do to improve your business. Promoting your business with the help of a good internet service is fairly doable. One of these promotional tools includes social media marketing. One of the reasons why this tool is effective in promoting businesses is that you can use various media such as videos and images to help attract customers. All of these social networking updates can be easily done with the help of a dependable internet service. There are some things about social media marketing that you should NEVER do, however.

There are a lot of businesses and single entrepreneurs who think that social media marketing is one way to get rich quick. These people think that promoting your business through social media marketing is the quick remedy to insufficient budgets that will pull them up from poverty with just a little effort.

Get it out from your head! Social media is all about interaction where relationships are built. From these relationships come opportunities to share your services and products. Doing all of these takes some effort, consistency, time and real interest in creating and fostering these relationships. If you are not interested in doing that, then you should hire another person to do it for you and if you don’t want to do that either, don’t ever do it at all.

Although there are no standard dos and don’ts in social media, there is one thing that never fails: it doesn’t matter what product or services you offer, do it poorly and tear down your reputation in the social media kingdom. Here are some things to keep in mind if you want to keep your good reputation.

Don’t focus on yourself, interact. Social media is about getting to know other people. Simply selling and promoting your products or services won’t work.

Spamming can never bring your any good. Spamming is indeed becoming a prominent problem when it comes to social media networks. Avoid spamming your followers. If they didn’t want any, don’t send anything. It’s pretty simple and obtaining your followers’ permission is the key.

Inconsistencies can bring failure. When you want to use social media, you have to be consistent in participating on it. Inconsistent periods of silence can just lead your business to collapse.

Never be a snob. Social media marketing is all about being social, being interested to learn from other people, which include other people outside your industry.

If you want to have followers, be one. In the same way as you just can’t just open a store and expect people to just come from nowhere, you can’t just sign up in a social network and expect everyone to follow you. You must become a follower yourself. Participate.

It is crucial that you understand that social media marketing really works but like other marketing strategies, there are basic ideas that you should follow.

About The Author

Daphne enjoys writing on all things technical for Broadband Expert. Her daily routine consists of drinking coffee, keeping up on the latest news in technology, as well as blogging and guest posting.


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