Please, somebody, just give me a checklist for...
Promoting My Business On Social Media
... It's making my head hurt. I'm just starting a home business and I don't have time to climb a steep learning curve.
Ever feel like shouting that? Well, hang on. I'm going to give you a checklist you will love.
It's a bit daunting, isn't it... trying to figure out what to do, where, when and how often when it comes to social media for your business?
You're toast if you don't have a business presence on social networks these days... at least on the big 6... Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Pinterest, and YouTube?
It's all about being social... like going to a party or getting together with friends.
It's conversation, sharing, exchanging information, and discussing topics of mutual interests.
It's about expanding your reach which means making new friends, following new people and companies, tweeting, liking, +1'ing, commenting, etc.
It's about relationships. Relationships are fragile things that must be nurtured. You can't neglect them. If you do, they wither and die.
Being social and nurturing relationships requires engagement or interaction on a regular, consistent basis. I don't know about you but that's tough for me.
I need a system... something to remind me, guide me, and keep me on track.
A Social Media Checklist
For me it can be something as simple as a list. Just tell me exactly what I need to do by the numbers so I can check it off when I'm done and get on with whatever is next.
Artists are able to create beautiful pictures on a blank canvas. Me? I'm more of a "paint by the numbers" guy.
Wouldn't it be great if there was a "paint by the numbers" version of what I should be doing to promote my business online?
Actually, there is, thanks to an infographic designed by The Whole Brain Group. It is social media by the numbers. As Ed McMahon used to say to Johnny Carson, "Right here on this one sheet of paper is everything you could possibly want to know..."
In checklist fashion it covers:
- Blog posts
- Google +
Courtesy of: The Whole Brain Group