Using Social Media to Grow Your Business
So you have a business and you've been hearing all about social media, but haven't done anything yet to get social media working for you. Perhaps you feel that you do not have the time or the expertise - well that may no longer be a valid excuse...
Why is SM important?
It is quite clear, social media is not a fad, it's a revolution. With more than 2/3 of North American internet users regularly using a social network and spending more than 5 hours per week on these social media sites, businesses have realized the potential for utilizing this network of communications. Social media gives businesses an efficient platform for building brand loyalty and to engage customers. This can be done by promoting solid web content such as blogs, e-books, white papers, case studies and videos throughout social media networks. These marketing efforts drive traffic to their website content and increases lead conversion to sales.
Should you use it?
This one is simple - YES. Businesses that are engaging social media are out performing those that are not. Almost 40% of CEOs are labeling social media a high priority for their business (Source).
What should I do?
Get started right away! Your business cannot afford to be without a social media presence. Read the Social Media for Business Guide, available for free download below.
Once you've engaged social media, formulate a plan for using your website content (blog, articles, etc.) to generate business leads (learn about inbound marketing strategies). Use an integrated approach by using social media to drive traffice to your website and push your message out from your website to your social media accounts.
Get started today, download your copy of the Social Media for Business Guide. Engage social media for your business - your competition is using it and your target market is using it too - it just makes sense...
The future of Social Media for Business
As the revolution of social media continues to evolve, businesses will clearly benefit. Social media technology has already begun to focus on businesses and provide tools that will help businesses save money (on software and hardware), increase productivity (by putting all the tools an employee needs, into one social business platform), and simplify mobile access to business information and documents. When Google+ for Business launches later this year, businesses will begin to realize these types of advantages (Google + Impresses).