How to Succeed in Social Media Marketing

Last Update: September 17, 2015

It is NO secret that I am an advocate for using Social Media to help market our online businesses. But in order to know how to succeed in Social Media Markeing, you need to know how to approach it.

FOR THOSE OF YOU (AND THERE WERE MANY) WHO HAD ASKED ME TO DO TRAINING ON FACEBOOK = YOUR WAITING IS OVER! SEE BOTTOM OF BLOG!

DO ONE AT A TIME WHEN STARTING

There is no need to rush into anything unfamiliar. Succeeding in social media marketing takes time, a lot of it. But as Kyle has said many times and also others who have been doing this kind of online business we are all engaged with here at Wealthy Affiliate, you need to keep working and eventually YOU WILL see results.

The same is true with social media, but if you keep at it everday for about 30 minutes a day, spread out into three 10-minute sessions or two 15-minute sessions, a couple of months down the road you will start to see results.

So when first starting pick one social media network and work with it everyday for about 2 or 3 weeks before starting with another network. This is how I approached my self-education into the social media marketing (SMM) of my website and affiliate links.

WHY FACEBOOK TRAINING TOOK SO LONG

Like I said above, succeeding in social media marketing takes time and I do not create training just for the heck of it. I need to see results before I recommend anything to anyone, otherwise the training is worthless.

But another reason why the Facebook training took so long was because it was the LAST of the 4 major networks that I started using for my social media marketing. I started with Google+ because of how it slightly benefits your Google rankings where the other networks do not.

Then I started Twitter and Pinterest within a week of each other. So I had 3 networks I went full force on and if you look at how many organic non-paid-for followers I have on each of them, I am 2000 and above. But Facebook remained mostly for personal networking with family and friends.

NOW FACEBOOK IS INTEREST NUMBER 1

For the past 2 or 3 months, Facebook has been my focus and now that I have a better grasp of how to get results by way of clicks, increased traffic to my website, and an increase in referrals (not all referrals become members - which is why you will never see me send out those ridiculous 'welcome my new blank profile referral' emails).


So being that I know more about SMM on Facebook, and my organic followers are on the rise currently at 658, I created training over the course of a couple days and published it here in WA yesterday Wednesday Sept. 16, 2015. I teach you why engaging in Facebook Groups is better than having a Facebook Page.

SO NOW I HAVE TRAINING TUTORIALS ON ALL 4 NETWORKS I USE.

If you want to know more about Social Media Marketing and how I do it on FACEBOOK, GOOGLE+, TWITTER, and PINTEREST, click on any or all of the links below for quick access to my training. Bookmark this page for future reference and sharing with others.

FACEBOOK WA TRAINING

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-us...

GOOGLE+ WA TRAINING

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-us...

TWITTER WA TRAINING PART 1

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-us...

TWITTER WA TRAINING PART 2

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-us...

PINTEREST WA TRAINING

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-us...


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javila95 Premium
Just started getting into social media for my site about a week ago. I personally don't like how the classroom module throws you in 4 social media accounts all of a sudden. I'm really struggling to get any followers even after posting every day. for a couple of days.

I'm going to start with your facebook training and see where I end up. Thanks for the work.
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boomergp08 Premium
Social Media Marketing takes a lot of time to get going and a lot of time to get followers. You have to interact with other people and like and sometimes share their postings in order to get them to follow you.

But once you have a lot of social media posts and a fair amount of followers, you will notice that it gets easier to obtain new followers. Just take it slow. Start all 4 social media sites but only focus on one or two to build up and then switch over to the other two.
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CallumW Premium
This has some good, decent amount of education here and I'm currently going through the training! I think social media is one of many ways to go with your websites business in terms of SEO, SERP rankings and brand recognition. I honestly thank you as this helps the community to grow in WA! Praise for Robert here!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Callum. I'm happy you have enjoyed my training. May it enlighten you.
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BarryJ Premium
Thank you, Robert. That's what I was asking for and now two of you are giving me the help I need. This is terrific !!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Barry!
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Merns Premium
Thank you,Mr. Robert, your article is really great for someone like me who have know idea how to use social media for marketing. I'm sure I will learn a lot from your tutorials.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Myrna. I am happy to have helped you.
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mpgoode Premium
I also want to thank you for this information, I am now completing a post on my website about the importance of using social media. In my concluding paragraph I would like to send my visitors to your blog. I couldn't explain it better myself. Do I have your permission to use a link to this?
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boomergp08 Premium
Sure! It is here for everone to learn from.
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mpgoode Premium
I just thought of something. I think it would be better to use your link AFTER he/she joins WA instead.
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boomergp08 Premium
Whichever you decide is fine.
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Bluegum Premium
Robert, I want to thank you for this information. I'm new here at WA and 100% new to social networking but I will store the information for later use. I have no doubt it will become very useful to me.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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wwiliams Premium
You are really awesome. Thank you. Wish I had more time right now for all this great training!
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boomergp08 Premium
No rush. It will always be here when you find the time.
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Bluette Premium
all great trainings. so valuable.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Milla
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SeanOnline Premium
Super, super valuable training, Robert. I'll be adding it to my arsenal for sure!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Sean, happy you liked it!
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Gordi Premium
Always looking forward to your training posts. Thank you, Robert
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Gordi
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PeterShelton Premium
For a Social Media novice this is extremely valuable and timely. Thanks heaps Robert
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Peter.
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ConeyM Premium
There was a question by one of our WA members Smitchell528 on Social Engagement & Marketing One of the members (Krazykatt) answered her questions and suggested to click a link of your training. I did that,...so . just to thank you for the training blogs on social media. platforms. Very valuable!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Coney. So happy I was able to help you through my training.
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dickw Premium
I need a secretary to keep up with your output. Only did a quick scan and bookmarked. This is a really good post. Really good, and I never do double really goods. Thank you Suh
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boomergp08 Premium
Wow! I'm humbled at your kind words Dick. Glad you liked it! Sometimes I think I need a secretary too but then again, all of this learning, creativity, and sharing keeps my brain sharp.
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NWTDennis Premium
Thanks Robert ... I'm going to take your advice. I'm going to stop expecting to really understand SMM in a short period of time. You said it takes time, and that is especially true for someone who is just starting to get acquainted with these platforms.

I'm going to do enough to check the box in Kyle's training so I can move on, and then start more intensely to follow your training down the road. Your training and advice is helping to relieve some major angst I had developed about SMM.
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boomergp08 Premium
You angst is unfounded because all you are doing, mainly, is sharing your website link with a blurb of text describing what it is you want people to do.
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betcha Premium
This one definitely makes sense. I've read a lot of blogs about SM but this one caught my attention. I do have accounts in several social media. But they've been stagnant. Aside from the fact that I am busy with my regular job, I don't see how I can make them work for me.

Since I decided to make my online business my priority this time, then social media will be part of my activities. As you've mentioned, G+ will be first in line since I have a lot going on in my gmail account.

Thanks for being an attention-getter. Have a fantastic weekend, Robert!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Elizabeth. I am happy I was able to grab your attention.
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Frann12 Premium
I just checked out your Facebook training and gave me a way to utilize Facebook as I never even ventured on using it to promote my business. Thank you Rob!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Francis.
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JewelCarol Premium
Very nice, bookmarked. Thank you Robert. Have an awesome weekend. ;))
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Jewel. You too!
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Thanks Robert, bookmarked.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Brian.
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LLiu Premium
Robert thank you for this great training, and I have booked mark them.
Very helpful for me.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Linda. I'm happy it was helpful to you.
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solidbase Premium
A big thank you from me to you Robert.
-Theuns
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Theuns
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thank you Robert.
Also book marked
Sami
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Sami.
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Firekeeper Premium
Thanks a lot, bookmarked for later work!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Stefan!
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Mac37 Premium
This is a great article! I just signed up with twitter myself. It took about 5 minutes. I appreciate the info.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Shawn! And remember when you can, add a picture to your Tweet (you need 23 free character spaces). It will help to increase the visual impression of your tweet and possibly more clicks.
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SupportWorx Premium
I am so appreciative of you doing this! I also have majored in one thing at a time, but I have a sort of mad impression of Facebook that I need to get over and just USE it! I'll be reading through your other trainings also. I have often thought that the groups are better, based on a hobby site I built years ago that had 3000 friends real quick. -Alexx
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boomergp08 Premium
There are two ways to get traffic and potential sales from our websites. 1) We can go the traditional way and wait for our target audience to find us via Google which requires high rankings. And 2) we can go to our target audience via social media. The latter will get you quicker results and in turn can also help with your Google rankings by bringing targeted traffic to your website.
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SupportWorx Premium
Yeah, sitting and waiting has never been my thing. -Alexx
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Judy-B Premium
Thanks so much, Robert. I have no more excuses now. :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Judy and no you do not. :)
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NemiraB Premium
Thank you for your effort:)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Nemira!
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krazykat Premium
Nice job! Thank you Robert!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Val. Thanks!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Robert really like your approach to this and it is something I will follow . The tutorials are excellent . Thank you for sharing .
Alexander
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Alexander and I am happy you enjoyed my tutorials.
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Quincy17677 Premium
Thank you for yet another great training.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Willafay. Happy you enjoyed it.
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pinkabella Premium
Aww thank you so much for your training it is really appreciated. It must have taken you ages to write it you are a star.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Jo and it normally takes me a few days to do the training mainly because I like to be thorough and because my time is limited with all of the other content writing I do.
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2Al Premium
Thank you for sharing the info. I'll benefit a lot from these training.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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CharlesL Premium
We are just getting started here at WA, and this training is critical to us. We thank you so much for your hard work on it. We probably will start in the next few days going through the tutorials and will let you know how our progress is going. Thanks again. C&E
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Charles. Just take your time and when you are ready then you can partake in this. There is no rush.
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Keane Premium
"No wonder you're the man, Robert!" You never fail to deliver superb "value." Love this!!! :-]

Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day Robert!
Your #1 FAN & WA Neighbor,
Keane:-]
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks for your kind words Keane
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Keane Premium
No thank you, Robert, for encouraging me to push myself even further. This was just what I needed too:-]
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KatieMac Premium
I have bookmarked this so I can go through the training I need thanks
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boomergp08 Premium
That's what I wanted people to do Cathy, so they had all of the currently available social media training links all in one place by themselves.
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KatieMac Premium
it is great, feel like 24hrs in a day is still not enough to keep up with the training lol
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OralC Premium
I just saved all of them in a folder on my computer and I am going to print them now, so I can have them for easy reference. This is now my latest textbook. Will study hard. Thanks professor Robert. Smile.
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boomergp08 Premium
Wow a book? I'm humbled. :)
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emerald860 Premium
Hey Robert! I'm so excited and grateful that you provided us with this information! Can't wait to check it all out! I'm hoping it's the missing piece I've been looking for to get more visitors to my sites! Thanks a mil! Alanna
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boomergp08 Premium
I hope you like it Alanna. I am sure I will do another one once I learn more about Facebook for marketing.
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OralC Premium
Cool. Just what I was looking for. Thanks a million.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Oral.
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gmegs Premium
Hahaha - who's the one that coined the phrase:
AWESOMESAUCE !!!
... because that's what this is!
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boomergp08 Premium
I love that Discover Card commercial with the two twin sisters on the phone. :)
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carcol Premium
I think this is giong to be one of the most interesting training programmes for me. thanks Robert.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome C&C. :)
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stn67 Premium
Hi Robert,
I have a huge Twitter account which I would have would Ryde up in. But as soon as it is some time since I built it so big, so it has been quite difficult to clean up.
My Facebook account is also great and I am a member of numerous groups there too it's a little easier to organize there than it is on Twitter and power is less intense there.
Then there LinkedIn actually slightly underestimated although many of the groups which deals with the topics I like to write about. It seems a bit here as if people thought it is more legally just to send the Affiliate link to each other.
I swear most Google + I know here is also much spam but also many reasonable people to network with.
Just in this period I have been a bit lazy and when my website comes first so it has clearly gone beyond my social media and my behavior there. I save your workout because I thought you really have a good grip on social media
Steen
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Steen. I am still learning about LinkedIn. After I know more about Facebook, LinkedIn will be my next social media challenge.
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stn67 Premium
It is easy to put his profile up there, I think it is limited how many groups you may be a member of my experience is that they must be chosen carefully.
But I think now that you have very good control of.
One advantage is that you can write to both one and more from your network at once. I think that's why I feel as full of spam
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fairo Premium
Thanks Robert, will get to it.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Faith.
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LH-CLUB Premium
S- Hot
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boomergp08 Premium
Cool! :)
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Rmaisey Premium
I can't wait to get stuck into all of this. Can you help me make more hours in the day? ;-)
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boomergp08 Premium
I wish I could figure how to get more hours out of a day. :)
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rosieM Premium
Naturally, saved. Excellent training IN ALL areas....I am always grateful for the opportunity of meeting you and gaining so much. Thank you....
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Rosie. I always enjoy sharing knowledge when I can.
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lindon11 Premium
I'm sure it is going to be well worth the wait!
Lindon
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boomergp08 Premium
I hope you like it Lindon!
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