What does the average person spend 2¼ hours a day doing? According to research from Globalwebindex, browsing social media. That equates to a huge 30% of online time. From a business perspective, that gives credence to the need to be seen online. Without social media presence or worse, with inactive accounts, you potentially harm your reputation and stop the customer journey in its tracks. Today, an active social media presence is taken as a sign of a sound, reliable brand.
There's no doubt that if you're running a business online, you need to be promoting that business through social media. However, it can feel very overwhelming for small business owners. Where do you start? How do you use it? Here's 8 tips that will help you promote your business and get more customers through social media.
Every business should understand the power of social networks. Their combination of size, low barriers to entry and the speed with which information can be distributed are huge factors to their continued success. It also makes social sharing a tremendous opportunity, but one which must be used with care. Not all social sharing makes sense – indeed, some types may even damage your standings in those all-important search rankings.