Most business people know it is very important to network with as many people as possible. Social Media provides a vast array of ways to reach out to people, businesses and your target market. In today’s growing world of social media it’s important to make sure that you and your business are utilizing the valuable social media tools it has at its disposal. Social Media has proven to be a cost effective and an invaluable way to network and keep your business growing. Once you get started, ideas will start rolling. It can be a bit stressful and distracting from your day to day work to have to make time to keep your social media sites up to date but it is necessary. It also may seem daunting when you first enter into the social media world, although it’s actually quite simple to figure out, the main obstacle tends to be how time consuming it is. Many professionals know they need to use social media but either they don’t know how or they don’t have time and often times it’s both cases.
You have to start somewhere, so the first step is to sign up to the sites that are most relevent to you and your business. The most popular/most used sites are where you should begin. Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter for example, (and now Google+), which have thousands of users at your disposal to network and collaborate with. The next step would be to make a day to day plan for your site. For example, post daily information about your business or field. You can also post local events taking place that are related to your field or business. Creating a day to day social media plan is a great way to keep people interested and coming back to your site. It also encourages people to communicate and interact on your site. Making sure you personally interact with your sites/pages is also very important, because not only do your followers want to see good content they also like to know that there is a real person behind the screen.
Utilizing a virtual assistant can be a very efficient tool when first developing and implementing your social media plan. They can also be very useful in maintaining you/your businesses social media sites on a day to day basis, thereby relieving you of your social media burden. Considering a virtual assistant/business support specialist to assist you with your social media tasks may be the right route for you and your business. At McClure Virtual Business Solutions we love social media and assisting our clients with making it a useful, productive and fun way to promote their business. For more information on how a virtual assistant/business support specialist can assist you with your social media marketing, contact Catie McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 978-514-4604. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have! 🙂