Social media in general can be over-whelming.

So many platforms to choose from.  Too many “terms” to learn.  What the hell is a hashtag?

BUT it is a necessity in today’s business world and it’s a “must have” on your digital marketing plan.

My first suggestion …

Keep it simple.  Don’t take on too much too soon.  Pick a platform that you are comfortable with or makes the most sense to you.

Next …

Make a plan. Having it doesn’t do any good if you don’t use it.  And use it consistently. That could be once a week, but always on the same day.  Or twice a week … for example > one post (on Tuesday) is a link to an article you thought pertained to your business and one post (on Thursday) was a business tip or a question to your followers.

And then ..

Engage with your fans.  This is an excellent opportunity to build trust with your followers. To learn more about them so you can market to them. And turn them into brand evangelists. If they trust you, feel like they know you, they will support you. It’s important to be transparent in your posts and in your responses.

We created a social media cheatsheet to help simplify the platforms and help you identify with the one (or two, or three) that may suit you best.  We included best times to post and helpful hints on how to use each one. You can also download your own copy here for future reference.

social media cheatsheet

Hope this helps.  Don’t hesitate to throw out some questions you may have down below.

P.S.  If you’re looking for more tools and training on how to use social media to market your business, you should check out our Commando Leads System (CLS).  It is a comprehensive training program that includes step-by-step instructions on how to drive motivated sellers TO your business using digital media.

Talk soon!