DougSocial media Posted 6:04 PM on 09/23/09 -
I just started a gift and incentive business thats geared towards both personal and b2b clients. Im looking to do everything I can to get my name out but there are a few areas that Im weak at. Blogging, social media, and a weekly column. Basically its being creative and writing/displaying it in a manner thats of interest to my future clients.
Ash (inspirationguy) MashhadiSocial Media Tips Posted 7:01 AM on 09/26/09 - Reply to this post
Doug, from reading your post it seems to me that you just need the confidence to get started with social media. Don't worry about being creative or original yet, just start and the rest will come as you get more into it. Here's how you can get going straight away: (1) Set up a Facebook fan page for your business and use it to highlight specific products from your range every day or week. Clearly identify onereason why it's great and for whom. Then, invite comments on it. Ask satisfied customers to comment on the product via your page. (2) set up a Twitter account and join in discussions about topics similar to what you offer. Always add some value and be professional (with your own personality) and pretty soon you'll have a healthy following. Then begin to gradually feed into your stream of comments links to products that you wish to highlight. (3) Start your blog, but if you get stuck for ideas try this: take a popular topic and give it a spin that refers to your products or approach to business (e.g. How Kanye West's Behaviour Teaches us To Be Polite in Business). That's a my 123 guide to getting started in social media. If you want to see how I'm doing it, follow me on Twitter (I'm @inspirationguy and also @inplymouth). Good luck!