When faced with a blank slate and the seemingly insurmountable task of creating a community for your business, many marketers grow leery. It can be a difficult proposition, starting from scratch. Here are a few tips to set you down the path to online fame and fortune.
Make friends. Social media is a whole different species from traditional channels. When you’re deciding what to write in the omni-present “update” box, steer clear of anything that promotes your business. “Friends” are not customers, and they can smell a pitch a mile away. Stick to content that benefits them, not yourself.
Gain a little momentum. First rule of social media: empty fan lists tend to empty unless acted upon by an outside force. Ask friends and employees help “seed” your fan list to get you started. If your new fans like what they read, they just may invite friends of their own.
Keep it fun. All work and no play makes Jack… well, you know the saying. Facebook and its ilk are mediums of leisure—therefore, part of your posting strategy should be to entertain your fanbase. Try a few techniques and see what works best.
Until next time,