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When using social media for your small business it is important that you have a focus or a point for which you are utilizing social media. If you don’t have a goal or an aim in mind you will not be successful. As the old saying goes, “if you don’t aim for something, you’ll miss it every time”. It is important to know what you are seeking to do with your use of social media in order to make it truly “useful” to you.
There are several focuses that would be good to have if you’re seeking to use social media to help your small business. These include:
Building an awareness of your brand. Branding is a huge part of small business. It is how you will be recognized by others and also how you will be set apart from others. You want to establish your brand and you want to promote your brand so that it is recognized by your target market.
Increase your influence. As a business owner you are most likely seeking to influence someone. With social media you can use it to increase that influence.
Promoting a Product or service. This is one of the main ways you can use social media and this can be done easily.
Link Building and SEO. One of the things that many business owners do not utilize to the best of their ability is link building and SEO (Search Engine Optimization). What others say about you and other people pointing people to your site is so useful and can really increase your traffic.
Which is our last suggestion for a focus of social media use is to use it as a means by which to increase traffic to your site. Having links at all of these places into your site will help this. Also, networking with others who will share those links will do so. Social media can truly help you build traffic.
So, no matter which focus you choose you are sure to gain something from the use of social media.