Small to medium-sized businesses, or SMB’s, can profit from using social media marketing tools.
SMM tools enable businesses to reach millions of people every day. SMM provides almost unlimited advertising opportunities for small businesses that have a limited amount of money for marketing. Using readily available SMM tools, small to medium-sized businesses can reach a much larger audience than ever dreamed of with printed material, radio or television.
One of the fastest ways information is spread on social media websites is through sharing. People not only share within individual social media websites, but to other websites as well through synced accounts. For example, by syncing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and other popular accounts, sharing in one account actually shares the content with all of the accounts. With one click, the size of the audience reach can easily be tripled.
Return the Favor
Another fast and efficient way to interact with not only customers, but other business owners, is to share their content on your business’s social media page. Most businesses will return the favor, allowing your business to reach their audiences as well. This works especially well when the businesses complement one another. Many social media sites that are geared toward business professionals work in much the same way, forming an extensive network that benefits all involved.
Make Your Business Accessible
One of the biggest problems with advertising is that once an ad is put out there, it is often forgot about. The key to effective social media marketing is to remain accessible to your audience. Once an ad or blog is put on the website, constantly know what is happening with it. If comments are made, acknowledge them. Answer questions. Post updates. Interact with your clients on a platform they recognize and use on a daily basis. This gives them a personal opportunity to get to know not only your business, but you, as an owner. As the relationship continues to grow, their trust in you and your company will grow as well.
There are a multitude of social media marketing tools that your small to medium-business can utilize. Knowing your business and the audience you are trying to reach will help you choose which tools will be most effective. Of course we’re partial to our SMM suite of tools, give ’em a try free for 30 days!
by Bruce Worrall, Sep-3-2015