Social Media Marketing How To.

Last Update: Jan 20, 2020

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Social Media Marketing How To...

I have received some private messages from some members I am mentoring privately, and they all are more than happy with their results from their business pages. They have only been using social media a short time, but already they all are excited to finally see some results from their social media marketing. Many of them admit they were not really putting the effort into promoting on their business pages regularly, and as I have shared many times before patience and persistence is the key to getting more traffic and sales.

You Still Doubt Social Media Marketing

Many members still doubt how much of an impact their business pages will make on receiving more traffic and sales, and many of you really are in the dark if you think you can just write your heart out and the traffic and sales are just going to come to you without any work on your part. If it was that easy everyone would be millionaires who start a business website with a blog, but the majority of people will give up their business within the first two years.

Professional Bloggers

Ask yourself why do the big name professional bloggers promote their business on social media business pages, and the answer you will receive you might not like but it is the truth. Even these bloggers know from experience they are not going to earn a substantial income just from ranking on the first pages of search engines, so this is the reason they promote on their business pages by using the strategy social media marketing.

It Is A Numbers Game

Traffic and sales is a numbers game, and if you consider how many websites you go on for information but never purchase anything? The more traffic you get the more sales you will receive, but you are going to find it takes a lot of traffic to make regular sales to earn a living in this business.

Hashtags

Everyone or most everyone knows about hashtags, you see them pretty much everywhere but do you understand how they work? From now on when you post on your business pages you want to add only one to three hashtags, but instead of just adding them alone write a short description of your post with your hashtags in the description and not alone.

Business Page Post Example

Join @WealthyAffiliate for #free and learn how to start your own #business and even design your own website without even using your credit card.

I hope there are no rules against using hashtags and the @ symbol in the blog posts on WA, but this is the easiest way for me to show you how to do it properly.


Hashtags & @ Symbol Strategy

You will use the symbol # for your hashtags in your description as keywords for people searching for information on what your posts are about, and you want to start using the @ symbol with any business post. This is really important when you start sharing other business pages, you see this tells that business you mentioned them in one of your posts on your business page. Most of the time that business will mention your business or share one of your posts or even your business page, so this can be a very powerful strategy to form relationships with other business pages to work as a team.

More Followers

Since I have been using this strategy I have been receiving new followers for the past several years daily from all my business pages, and the more followers you have the more pages your posts are going to be in front of more people. Even when they don't follow me they will mention me and share my posts, and even likes go a long way when you have enough of them every day.

Promoting Your Blog Posts

You are going to have to promote your blog posts to help build a reputation with the search engines and receive more traffic and sales, you will make points with the search engines by being active on your business pages. Just like the comments you receive on your website it is the very same way on your business pages, so for those of you who are fighting adding social media marketing to your business plan, how do you expect to promote your blog posts without using this strategy?

Big Business Names

You can go on any of these social media websites and you are going to find some big name business companies, so why would they have business pages and company pages if this was not something you need to do in this business? How many companies have you been on their websites that don't encourage you to join their social media company pages, and the reason is the more followers they have the more traffic and sales they are receiving.

Social Media Marketing How To

Some of the new members has shared with me they just want to write their blogs and not promote their new business on social media, but you are going to become frustrated from busting your butt publishing articles every day or several times per week and see very few sales. It is a fact the percentage is very low compared to your traffic how many people are actually going to purchase from you each day. You will need to find some other method to promote your articles besides just depending on ranking on the search engines, you must understand you are competing against the professionals of your niche who has an awesome reputation already with the search engines.

It Takes Too Much Of My Time

Everyone thinks it takes hours on your business page to promote your articles and network with other business pages, but you can spend as little amount of time as you like plus you don't have to go on every business page every day. To be active all you need is to go on each business page at least once per week, and your pages that are not as productive you can spend less time on them.

My Social Marketing Schedule

Twitter

I spend every day on Twitter as much as I can back and forth throughout my day, and the reason for this is Twitter is my most productive business page that I get the most of my sales from. I have found posting in the morning and evening has produced me the most sales, so that is when I post on Twitter.

Facebook

Most of the time I only am on Facebook on the weekends in the mornings, and i have several business pages and groups I manage on Facebook. For me, this is not one of my most productive pages for traffic and sales, but staying active does keep me in good with the search engines. I use this more to help people through my groups more than my business pages, but you need business pages to help people to find your groups.

Linkedin

Usually I am only on this page once per week unless I receive messages from people needing my assistance, but most of the time I am only on this page once per week approximately 15-20 minutes and that is all it takes to stay active.

Pinterest

This is another page I go on usually once per week, so you can see I am really not spending all that much time on my business pages as many of you might think

How To Be Active On Your Pages

You can be active every day the easy way without even going on your business page, you can use the social sharing buttons on your own website and any other websites you happen to be on each day. I take the time while researching and writing my blog posts to share my resources on my business pages at the same time, and with this strategy none of my business pages are lacking to provide me daily followers and interaction from other business pages. The biggest reason for this is I always make sure I use the @ symbol with the business name I am sharing on my pages, and this gets back to that business and they share any of my posts and mention me as well.

How I Share Wealthy Affiliate

I know this article became quite long in length with a ton of information, but I hope it has not overwhelmed too many of you. I have one last strategy for those of you interested in promoting WA, and since I started doing this I am receiving steady traffic according to my stats on my Wealthy Affiliate stats page.

Share Your Blog Posts

I have been receiving steady traffic to WA simply by sharing these tutorials on my business pages, but actually I have only been sharing them mainly on Twitter which I should start sharing them on my other business pages for even more traffic. Nothing convinces other people more than your personal blogs you are sharing with the community, so why are you not sharing your WA blogs on your business pages to get steady traffic and even some referrals in time?


What Is On My Mind

I really do hope and pray you guys and gals seriously put my tutorials to good use and give them a chance to work for you, and even those of you who don't want to mess with social media marketing really need to think twice about using this to promote your blog posts. I can't express enough many of you are only fooling yourselves if you think you are going to earn a living with your business by just writing your articles without promoting them. Since I started publishing one to two articles per week and spending the rest of my time promoting those articles my income has dramatically increased.


Whatever you decide I wish you the best,

Jeff

Recent Comments

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Excellent post, Jeff! I'm getting used to the fact I can't do without social media. If it has to then be it. I like creating pins and sharing on twitter so at least that is good but I still don't understand properly how to use keywords on pinterest. Same with hashtags, don't know how to use them effectively.
It is all science in itself I think.

what you want to do is use your post keywords in your description with the # symbol and any other keywords you think people would use to be searching for the information you are providing

If the members here would get together they could be powerful for each other by sharing each others articles and business pages using the @ symbol

Thank you for this awesome business tutorial. Big businesses take the time to use social media to promote themselves for a constant source of customers. We should do the same to receive similar results.

It will take some time for me to digest how to do this especially with using the hashtags, but I am not going to run away and hide this time. I will do this little by little one day at a time.

Jeff, I want to let you know publicly that my analytics on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter have shown marked improvement. Traffic is coming to my sites because last week I needed $7 to meet my threshold of $100 with Google Adsense. All I need now is $1.33. It's not much but it shows progress.

I have been putting your business tutorials to good use and I encourage my fellow associates who need that gentle push to do the same.

Working as a team is a win-win.

Blessings always,
Maxine :)

Thank You, Maxine
I appreciate you putting my tutorials to use and giving them a try, and I especially thank you for sharing the progress you have already made in such a short time.

Like anything, it takes practice to add new strategies to make them automatic habits, but you might be surprised how quickly using hashtags and the @symbol will give you even better results than you are having right now.

This is an easy method to use your keywords and form relationships on your business pages, and the more business pages you mention with the @ symbol the more mentions your business page will receive as well

It is true you must work as a team in this business, and if this community would start sharing each other's business pages you all are going to win

Thank You,
Jeff

Hi, Jeffrey.
Paul Mindra here from Canada.

The below is awesome:

Hashtags
Everyone or almost everyone knows about hashtags, you see them pretty much everywhere but do you understand how they work? From now on when you post on your business pages you want to add only one to three hashtags, but instead of just adding them alone write a short description of your post with your hashtags in the description and not alone.

Business Page Post Example

Join @WealthyAffiliate for #free and learn how to start your own #business and even design your own website without even using your credit card.

I hope there are no rules against using hashtags and the @ symbol in the blog posts on WA, but this is the easiest way for me to show you how to do it properly.

Hashtags & @ Symbol Strategy
You will use the symbol # for your hashtags in your description as keywords for people searching for information on what your posts are about, and you want to start using the @ symbol with any business post. This is really important when you start sharing other business pages, you see this tells that business you mentioned them in one of your posts on your business page. Most of the time that business will mention your business or share one of your posts or even your business page, so this can be a very powerful strategy to form relationships with other business pages to work as a team.

I knew nothing of this. I am in Phase 3 of the BC training having 78 of 89 tasks completed.

You have more to offer here than I can absorb in one day.

Does this apply to Search Engines? If so, then this is really valuable stuff.

Thank you for sharing, Jeffrey.

Would you be so kind as to PM me a link to this post?

Thanking you in advance.

Paul Mindra.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/pmindra

This is focusing on getting your business pages seen by more people on your social media sites, and if the members here would join together and share each other's posts this could be even more powerful for the entire community here.

If you are going to share other business pages why not share your fellow members in this community instead of other business pages you don't even know the owner?

This is what I am attempting to put together in this community when I stated we can be one big team, but sadly many members are still fighting my main reason for joining WA.

You brought up a good point and I must admit I never tried using hashtags and the @symbol in blog posts, but what can it hurt to give it a try that is how I found out most of what I know is by researching and experimenting

Jeff

Thank you, Jeffrey.

You are bang on, I think.
I look forward to your PM.

Kindest regards,
Paul Mindra.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/pmindra

I really appreciate your post. I have very few *friends* or *followers* on any of my social media accounts. I'd be embarrassed to make business pages. I actually had one with Pinterest, but it was too complicated to keep up. They want more information than I have.
Thank you for the ideas. I don't even know where to put hashtags.

I do private step-by-step mentoring, so think it over and if you are interested PM me
Jeff

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