Social Media Tips for Small Business

social media tipsWe all need social media tips. If you run a small business, especially if some of that business is on the web, you know that you need to make social media a part of your marketing plan. The problem is always how to allocate time, find a good topic and then write it up. It can be intimidating just thinking about it if you know how to do this, but when you don’t know it can be defeating.

But it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few social media tips that can help you stay on top of this important strategy. I have culled some great articles from some of my favorite blogs about social media just to help you separate the good ideas from the crazy ones.

Social Media Tips – Plan Your Campaign

If you think you can just wing it, you are dead wrong. Like any good marketing, doing your online social media needs a plan. Not sure where to start? Here are a couple of great social media tips for planning that campaign from the folks out at Social Media Sun.

Social Media Tips – Get Organized

There are a ton of great social media sites out there to get active on. But how does anyone keep track of what needs to get done where? Lucky for all of us there is a great dashboard that can help you keep all your social media marketing at your fingertips. It’s called Hootsuite and I don’t just crow about it because it comes from a hometown company. They have created a great tool and you can actually try it out for free. Once you know what you want to do and where, set up your account and get organized.

Read and Learn from Experts

Another great thing about the net is there are all kinds of people who are going through what you are – right now! They are struggling with getting their business on the web, finding their customers and then keeping them happy. That is why blogs can be such great places to learn from experts, share and commiserate with others and even offer some advice now and again. Don’t be afraid to look around and find some fabulous blog from a fellow web entrepreneur. We will have more about that later as I share individual blogs I have grown to love.

Just Do It!

Hate to borrow that old Nike phrase but it just happens to really resonate with the topic of this blog. So many people I meet who have their own business tell me they would do a blog if they just knew what to do with one. I say – just do it! Put it in your calendar and then write. If you miss, don’t worry. Just make sure to get back on that bucking horse again and try. You can do it! Just start.

I hope this helped everyone but if it didn’t tell me why. Got a topic you would like to see covered here? I am always open to suggestion. Heck – it also makes it faster to fill in my calendar with your great ideas. So drop me a line and tell me what you need to learn to make your own business marketing easier for you.