In our blog post, How to Make Money Blogging with a Social Media Plan, 11 Ways, guest author Nicholas Byrd and I recommended 11 ways to grow your blog or business using social media.
Nicholas and I devised an 11-step strategy for increasing your email subscribers using social media.
In today’s article, guest author Muhammad Shoaib suggests 4 different steps you can take toward growing your email list with social media. Together, you have a 15-step action plan toward growing your website with social media sites.
How to Make Money with Social Media to Grow Your Blog or Business
by Muhammad Shoaib
If you have not included social media for your business purpose, you are doing it all wrong. Marketing techniques have changed more than some people would like to admit. In the past decade, advertising has shifted from magazines, newspaper to television commercials and social media. If we look at this statistically, social media can uplift your blog or business to up to almost 100%. The point is that social media is a single platform, proving many benefits. You can advertise here; you can make sales here, people can look at the reviews and a lot more.
According to a common observation, people use social media for connecting with their friends and family. Over the years, it has been the center of entertainment, but now the perspective is changing. Even common people are using it for selling their daily household equipment and for establishing small businesses. Have a look at the most successful businesses like Apple, Samsung phones, and electronics, etc.; their whole selling technique now revolves around different social media sites.
If you are living in this age, where spreading your word has become this easy, you better take full advantage of that. Go through the points given below; these will help you a lot while looking for the ways to grow your business online.
- Develop better interaction
No matter what you are doing, always try to play with human psychology. Make every move by giving a deep thought about your audiences’ needs and preferences. Your followers are going to increase only if they have a trust in you. Try to write text in a friendlier way rather than all technical and a formal way. If they want you to guide them, always be nice. Some people are new to these things, and they need a proper guideline. Make them feel that it is okay to ask questions and they are not bothering you. If they need supervision more than once, do it. Because after all, they are the ones who are going to keep your business going.
- Give close attention to users’ opinions
Users are the heart of your business. Listen closely to what they are trying to tell you. If they ask you to change or improve something, give them a positive response and welcome all their criticism. If you react all offended, it is going to cast a drastic effect, and the audience is going to be reluctant next time to communicate with you. If you have been working in the advertising business, you must already know that criticism is a part of advertisement too. If you are being criticized, you are going to be the center of attention, people who do not already know about your website will show interest. Remember negativity spreads like a wildfire, and everyone will love to show aggressiveness while positivity is appreciated by some. This does not mean that you start your advertisement all based on negativity, it means to not lose your perspective if you face some criticism.
- Right decisions
A successful business is a combination of all the right decisions at the right time. While advertising on social media sites, the weightiest decision is to choose the best platform for it. For the business establishment, Instagram has the highest ranking so far. Instagram allows you to offer multiple options at a time. You can certainly maintain your account. It has been seen that over the last two or three years, audiences have shifted from Facebook and Twitter to Instagram. You can gain followers on Instagram fast, by buying sponsored posts from Instagram. Nowadays, people with a huge following will also help you in enticing more followers by talking about your products on their pages. They might as well promote your page but you will have to pay them a certain amount of money for that.
- Focus on the quality of your posts
Being active is a positive point, but do not spam your audience. If their dashboards are going to be filled with your content all the time, your followers are going to get annoyed real soon. From my own experience, it is better to know what a page is up to, but if someone is posting, again and again, I will lose all my interest before it is even developed. All the famous pages have gained followers on their social platforms by using these strategies.
Readers, please share, so other bloggers and entrepreneurs discover Muhammad’s tips for growing their blog or business in order to make money with social media sites.
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