Yes, that’s right, small business owners. Jumpstarting your social media marketing campaign can be done in a mere 20 minutes per day!
In your daily approach to social media, it is important to set aside these 20 minutes ONLY for social media without any interruptions to see the best results.
Here are the important steps to get you started:
Network on Twitter for 10 minutes. While this may seem like a hefty chunk of your daily social media time, spending 10 minutes each day on Twitter is a must. More so than any other social networking website, Twitter users are actually interested in hearing from and following small businesses.
BUT the big catch is that you must have genuine conversations with other Twitter users and not try to aggressively push your products and services. Trust me, when you spend a mere 10 minutes each day talking with people, asking questions, and joining in conversations on Twitter, your followers will grow like mad. On top of that, when you provide tips and important information related to your industry, customers will begin to view you as an authority and trust in you over your competition.
Post newsworthy headlines and content on Facebook for 5 minutes per day. When it comes to Facebook, you can invest a little less time than Twitter per day. You may have noticed by now as a Facebook user that other users of the website like to pass along links, content, videos - you name it.
You can make this work to your advantage as a small business owner by bookmarking relevant headlines related to your industry through a social bookmarking tool like Delicious and then posting links to content, videos, or blogs on Facebook. The more hot and in demand info that you provide related to your industry, the more likely that your Facebook friends will be to circulate it for you on your behalf.
Write a blog in 5 minutes per day! Yes, blogging is an integral part of your social media marketing campaign. You can write a simple blog post of roughly 200 words in 5 minutes per day to post to your blog to keep it fresh and active in the search engine rankings.
Additionally, you can download plug-ins to WordPress and other blogs that will automatically sync your blog posts to your Twitter and Facebook profiles for your followers. In essence, you are killing two birds with one stone with this approach since you will be blogging to improve your reader base and simultaneously reaching out to customers through social media online.
Bethany Ramos is an expert in Internet and social media marketing, and she also co-owns her own e-commerce website, The Coffee Bump. For a great selection of the Bunn coffee home makers check out Bethany Ramos' website today!