Updated: Nov 24
If you feel like you're spending the majority of your resources (including time) trying to get the attention of potential customers on #socialmedia, you're not alone. It's estimated that there are over 3 million* businesses vying for our attention across platforms every single day. The downside of this is that more "noise" equals more and more people tuning out. Yet there are businesses like yours that are successfully reaching and engaging their target customers every day.
The scarcest resource of the 21st century is human attention. ~Les Hinton
So how can you stand out like those businesses in all this "noise" and not only win the attention of your potential customers but also encourage them to do business with you?
Here are 4 questions that I ask myself before I post anything for myself or my clients. Apply these yourself and you'll start to see greater results with your social media marketing.
4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Post Anything Else On Social Media!
1. Am I just pushing the product/service or am I highlighting what's in it for the customer (i.e. the value)?
Always highlight the value to the customer!
2. Am I talking about myself or am I telling the customer's story (what they're feeling/what they want to feel, and want to achieve)?
You win when you can understand the customer's story and reflect it back to them.
3. Am I using the right images and colors to appeal to my potential customers?
Images and colors play an important role in communicating emotions, which by the way are what humans use to make decisions. What emotions are you tapping into?
4. Can I incorporate reviews and testimonials (social proof) to build trust and influence potential customers?
People like to do what they see others doing, so use that to your advantage!
Social Media Marketing is a great way to promote your business online, but it requires time and the right strategy to see results. Of course, if you don't want to have to worry about what to post or when, but still reap amazing results I'd love to help! Click here to learn more about my social media management services.
*Source: Social Media Examiner