How to Use Social Media to Increase Sales
What are some of the things you need to consider when using social media to increase sales? Whereas a number of business establishments tend to publish discounts and offers on their social media pages, most businesses utilize as a means of generating brand awareness. Other than using social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter for marketing your products or services, you can also use the same medium to build and maintain trust amongst your customers.
Touch Base with your Followers
One of the reasons why most businesses have not been able to realize increased sales is because they only use it to shove products down the throats of existing and prospective customers. However, there are businesses which have unearthed the secrets building customer base by using social sites. Just because you can’t utilize social mediums such as Facebook and Twitter all the time to make sales, it does not necessarily mean that it does not have an impact on your business.
The more you use social media to keep in touch with your clients they will be able to recall you the time they are in need of a product such as wines, cakes and shoes. For example, if you own a travel agency, you can use social media to inform your followers on the best places to visit over the weekend with their families for picnics. You can also post pictures of some of the most interesting places on earth to visit. On the other hand, you can give tips on how to make the best homemade cupcakes.
Keep your Posts Simple
Social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook are largely viewed as communication media. Therefore, it is extremely important to keep your posts simple and interesting. Keep your sales pitches to the minimal. The last thing that users on Facebook and Twitter want is to be bombarded by sales pitches. For example, if you are using YouTube to market your products or services and the uploaded videos are interesting, you can create a viral effect. The increased views mean increased sales.
What You Need to Know
The following are some of the things that you need to keep in mind while using social media to increase the visibility of your business online.
– Desist from using social media sites such as Facebook as immediate sales channel. This is the fastest way to lose customers.
– Use social media sites to create and maintain trust amongst your followers. The more you maintain an open line of communication with your clients you will be able to build a huge following of followers that are interested in your products or services.
– Use social media to “humanize” your products. Through social media you can bring a human feel to your products or services.
– Ensure that your posts are interesting. To create a viral effected mentioned earlier ensure that the posts are thought-provoking.
While social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are great for increasing sales, it is important that you know how to effectively utilize them.
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