Social Media is Costing Your Business Money
May 23, 2023
Social media has become an integral part of any successful marketing strategy. But so many businesses make the mistake of diving into it without first establishing essential elements that are needed for an effective and profitable online presence. We’re sharing those with you today to help you save your business from wasted resources and missed opportunities.
So before you open that Instagram account or have your office admin start making TikToks, please ensure you have the following:
A Strong Brand Foundation
Without a well-defined brand, your social media presence may lack consistency and fail to resonate with your target audience. The competition on platforms is fierce and you need to establish a cohesive and recognizable identity that sets you apart from competitors if you want to avoid being totally ignored.
A Long-term Budget
Hate to break it to you but it costs money to make a dent on social. Social media, especially organic, is a content marketing strategy and content marketing takes T I M E to provide a tangible ROI. Many businesses make the mistake of approaching it as a quick way to get leads or sales and are disappointed when they realize that’s not likely to happen. By establishing a long-term budget you can consistently create quality organic content, run targeted ads when needed, and experiment with your strategy for continuous refinement.
Proven Product or Service
It seems everyone is monetizing something through social media these days. But before you buy that course to teach you how and you begin promoting your offerings, it’s crucial to have a proven product or service. Investing in social media marketing without first ensuring the viability of what you’re offering can lead to little or no sales, or negative reviews from dissatisfied customers, and a huge investment with nothing to show for it.
A Strategic Approach
Without a clear strategy, your social media efforts will be disjointed, inconsistent, and fail to achieve desired results. Too many businesses lose faith in social media because they haven’t properly used it – giving it to your niece or the office admin sound familiar? Taking the time to outline goals, target audience, content strategy, and metrics for success is a must to create effective content, maximize reach, and drive conversions.
If your business has all of the above and you’re ready to establish it as a leading brand in its space, then social media should be part of your content marketing strategy.