How best to use social media?

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Re: How best to use social media?

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face book is the best social media to use. Here you can share anything that you like most.

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I work in Digital and Social Media Marketing Analytics, dont forget to "target and measure." Each social media platform gears toward different audiences and serves different purposes, and have different ways of measuring success. Here are some basics for targeting and measuring:

- Instagram: has a younger demographic audience, and achieves higher engagement and more customization and personalization for your target audience (i.e. comments and utilizing optimal hashtags). To do a promotional post, make sure your profile Is public and add relevant hashtags to draw in your target audience

-Facebook: has an older demographic, but has a higher reach than Instagram but far lower engagement. However, if you have a business page, Facebook offers free in-platform analytics to measure clicks, likes, views, engagement, growth so you can narrow down your audience from a larger reach. You can also target open Facebook groups.

-Twitter: also skews younger, and can be used as a tool to speak directly with your audience and ask direct questions and get direct replies. This can help you find data on your audience's psychographics such as interests and preferences in order to better create targeted content across all platforms.

Make sure all platforms have a link to your book/website to purchase, each site will measure how many people click your link.

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Just keep on posting and writing informative messages. So that all can see it and maybe use it for personal development.

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I'm trying to learn the same thing but for my music, so I understand the struggle.

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Join Group revelant to your topic or niche and share or promote your book there

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The best way I think social media can be used is to post more about a niche you have created for yourself. Create that brand you and let most of your posts on social media accurately project you. That niche does not have to always be professional, it can be something fun. Before you know it, you can start making money from it, without you planning for that earlier.

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Social media is a great when to connect with people . The more people you're connected with that have your same interests makes life more enjoyable. It also helps to boost your sale of an idea or a book, if they are already comfortable talking to you and like you.
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I've found Twitter to be a great platform for connecting with people from all over the world. There are tons of authors and book lovers, and it's great hearing what they have to say.

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I have a couple of ebooks on Amazon. I am about to do Instagram posts and stories to highlight both books. I will have approximately 60 posts and stories all up. I have a professional social marketing person doing the work for me.

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Social media is one of the best ways to get our work known. Engaged in the community and appreciated your readers will provide you with more opportunities to update your work.

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I find engaging it writing related tags on Twitter quite useful. And follow other writers! See what they do and how it can help you. Also, join writers groups on Facebook. There are a bunch out there that are super useful for self publishing authors

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EmilyWilliamson wrote:
30 Aug 2019, 05:50
Social Media Tips for Small Business

1. Start with a plan
2. Decide which platforms are right for you
3. Know your audience
4. Build relationships
5. Expand your audience
6. Share compelling visuals whenever you can
7. Focus on quality over quantity
8. Use the right tools
9. Monitor and respond to all social media conversations around your business
10. Schedule your content to free up more time for engagement
11. Track and refine your performance

This is such a wonderful write-up! I'm definitely taking notes!

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Mr_Wimbaum wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 21:37
I find engaging it writing related tags on Twitter quite useful. And follow other writers! See what they do and how it can help you. Also, join writers groups on Facebook. There are a bunch out there that are super useful for self publishing authors
Great advice!
See what other writers are doing. Awesome.

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Geoff-herridge wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 06:46
I have a couple of ebooks on Amazon. I am about to do Instagram posts and stories to highlight both books. I will have approximately 60 posts and stories all up. I have a professional social marketing person doing the work for me.
Sounds like a great plan. Will you make the time to personally interact and engage with your followers and fans?

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bunmiolu wrote:
08 May 2020, 20:23
The best way I think social media can be used is to post more about a niche you have created for yourself. Create that brand you and let most of your posts on social media accurately project you. That niche does not have to always be professional, it can be something fun. Before you know it, you can start making money from it, without you planning for that earlier.
Very helpful tip!! Thanks!

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