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It’s a new month and we have a new theme: Map Out Your Monthly Social Media Calendar
I think we can all agree that one of the best ways to reach more customers and clients and help your business grow is to use social media. It really is here to stay. But I get that times are tough right now – being in the middle of a pandemic is something I’ve never had to deal with. And my first inclination was to pause all of my scheduled posts and not “do” social media. I didn’t want to appear insensitive, uncaring, or even what message to send. But I feel like there’s nothing wrong with continuing to use social media marketing because people need you, maybe now more than ever!
Because whether you’ve been in business for a short amount of time or a 15-year veteran, social media is a great marketing strategy! The benefits to your business are many: finding new clients, engaging with your customers, not to mention that it’s a very cost-effective alternative over traditional advertising. If you have to “modify” your social media posts, that’s great. But promise me you won’t abandon it altogether.
Ok, back to planning and mapping out your monthly social media calendar…
In this video, I go over some essential tips on how to get the most out of social media marketing and save time. If you have no idea what you are going to post tomorrow or next week and every day is a mad scramble to post SOMETHING, then this month’s topics are going to be just what you need! (Don’t forget to download the social media audit I mention in the video – the link is below in the Resources section.)
I think we can all agree that one of the best ways to reach more clients and help your business grow is to use social media. It really is here to stay.
Creating social media content on a routine basis is a fantastic way to engage with your consumer base while also making it easier for you to find many new customers. Marketing on social media is also a much more cost-effective option than spending large amounts of money on traditional advertising methods.
But let’s think about your daily schedule for a moment. Do you know what you’re posting on your social platforms tomorrow? Or is it a mad scramble to post SOMETHING because you know you’re “supposed to”?
That’s not effective marketing. While there’s room to be spontaneous, having a social media plan makes life easy during that morning rush and makes it possible for you to use a scheduling platform or to assign this task to your virtual assistant (VA) every month. If you’re “winging it” every day, there’s no chance for outsourcing.
Here are a few simple tips that can help your business get the most out of social media marketing (and save you time in the long run):
#1 Follow a Social Media Posting Calendar
Consistently posting social media content each week is a great way for your company to rise above the competition. A social media calendar allows you to stay on track by helping your business reach as many potential clients as possible. Creating your social media posts in advance makes it easy to post content on a regular basis without feeling the pressure of tight deadlines.
#2 Review Your Current Marketing Strategies
Taking the extra time to review your current social media marketing strategies is essential for any company. These strategies can cover a wide range of topics, such as your short-term and long-term goals, types of content you post, and which social media platforms are the most effective for your business. Reviewing and revising your social media strategy on a regular basis is a great way to stay proactive and maximize the outreach of your organization.
#3 Conduct a Quick Social Media Audit
One of the most effective ways to understand your audience is to conduct a social media audit. An audit gives your company access to detailed marketing information, such as finding the platform with the most growth and identifying which type of content works best for your business. You can also learn about the topics people are most engaged by while also comparing data from previous weeks or months. All of this information allows your company to make well-informed decisions in helping you develop an effective digital marketing strategy on social media.
#4 Take Advantage of In-App Analytics
The use of in-app analytics makes it simple for you to track your most popular social media posts for each platform. Understanding how to find this information on each social media platform is essential in helping maximize the outreach of your marketing campaign. For example, you can find in-app analytics on all of the most popular social media platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. All of this data allows you to stay proactive and help your company maximize your client base with social media.
Once you map out your social media calendar, the process will become much easier in the coming months. Remember, nothing is written in stone and changes to your calendar are bound to occur. But having a solid social media foundation will make the monthly process much easier.
I know we went over a lot of information so I created a downloadable for you right below the video so you can do your own social media audit. Click the link right below the video in the resources area.
Next week we go over how to choose crave-worthy core content themes.
Catch up on other episodes + resources mentioned in the video:
- [Video] Choosing Crave-Worthy Content Themes
- [Video] How to use time-sensitive subjects, trends, and holidays to create major buzz and build a rock-solid brand
- [Video] How to plug in promotional content the right way to capture attention, drive interest, and produce sales
- [Video] Choosing the right social media calendar to help your unique business boom
- [Downloadable] Do your own social media audit
Did you enjoy this episode and want to put it into action? Grab this kit!
Map Out Your Social Media Content in a Weekend Planner
If you took a poll of solopreneurs what the hardest part about marketing their business on social media was, what do you think they’d say?
We bet it would be around posting content that attracts the right people, what to post, what types of content to share, and how to come up with ideas.
This planner walks you step by step how to map out your social media content.