There can be a fine line between top of mind with your audience and just plain annoying. But how do you stay top of mind without being annoying?
You are on social media for business. You want to increase your reach to new customers and keep in touch with your old ones. And you only have so much time. What do you do?
People can get annoyed if you are pushing out content for the sake of pushing out content. They can even block you so that all your efforts are now in vain. Sometimes, you do not even know that they have done this.
So Jeff, what can I do to get a happy middle ground for my audience and myself? What are some things I should be considering?
Here are a few points to consider when you are trying to figure out what to post on social media:
- Use the 20/80 rule: 20 % about you and your business, and 80% content that will interest your audience.
- Make sure you engage them. When we reach out to people, it lets them know we are real and approachable. People long for connection. It also lets them know that you are not a robot account.
- Put out content that your audience will appreciate; not want you want to push at them all the time. You have to provide value to your audience.
- Share some elements from your life that will help your audience connect with you. Your bad day might cheer some one up. We all face struggles. Share your victories too.
- Share photos with your audience if you feel able to do so. It makes them feel connected with you.
- Share those funny videos that make you smile. It will make them smile as well.
- Have you seen a great movie? Recommend it. You might save someone a bad movie experience if you give them a heads up.
- Recommend someone that you think will be a bonus to the community.
- And when you do share about your business, let people know how you can benefit them. The days of push are over. Just tell them how you can help. They will get it.
- Politely ask for business when appropriate. If you don’t ask, you won’t get.
I hope you can see that your social media is more for your audience than you. When people see that you are trying to help them, they will remember you when it’s time to do business. It’s good to connect and meet face to face as well. This takes the social media connection to the next level.
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