Social media is a great way to get yourself out there to your target market and fellow colleagues in your industry. There are many different social networking sites to choose from when taking the leap into internet marketing. The top three sites most people use are Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Twitter is a site for sending out information to your “followers” in 140 characters or less. Facebook is a place to connect with people in your industry and your target market. LinkedIn is where you can network with other professionals in your industry.
Setting up profiles and updating your tweets and statuses on these sites can be overwhelming to someone who has never done that before. It can be very time consuming. Knowing what type of information to post as tweets and updates can be difficult to figure out.
It is important to get to know your friends and followers before asking them to buy from you. The best way to do that is to interact with them and post information that is relevant to their needs and problems. That way they learn more about you and come to know, like and trust you.
Building relationships on social media is key to growing your business. People who know you are more likely to visit your site and blog to see what you have to offer. Then they will feel comfortable purchasing from you, too. Once you establish relationships with the people in your social network, you can begin promoting your products and services as well as those of others you believe in.
One way to make all of this work without overwhelming you and consuming all of your time is to outsource various pieces to a Virtual Assistant. A VA can set up your accounts with the personal information you provide about yourself, your business and your industry. Once the sites are set up, your Virtual Assistant can grow your followers and friends, schedule informative posts, and retweet others in your network.
While your Virtual Assistant builds your presence, you can take the time to interact with your friends and followers and answer your private messages. Your time is only spent connecting with your target market and not on all the other time-consuming tasks of social media.
If you are ready to join the social media revolution, talk to a Virtual Assistant today. They can help you get up and running in no time. Then you can network and get to know the people you want to have as your ideal clients.