In the rapidly growing world of the Internet and social media, anyone who's even thinking about running a business not only needs to be online, but they also need to have a decent social media marketing plan. If you are running a network marketing business, it is even more critical since social networking sites are where people are.

Just to be very clear to my fellow network marketers, a social media marketing plan does not replace the fact that you still need to be in front of people and still need to have human contact. Social media allows you to communicate your message to millions, and not just hundreds of people. Here are 5 things you need to do to get a good social media marketing plan.

Sign up for all social networking sites

Of course, you can only sign up for the top 2 or 3 sites like Facebook and Twitter, but think of all the people who use other sites as well. By making your name known on all sites, you will quickly put your marketing plan into practice on social media and in the hands of many more people.

Interact with people

For your social media marketing plan to work, you must engage with people. If all you do is sign up for a site and you never talk to your followers or friends, how are they going to know what you're doing or why you're there? In turn, as a network marketer, how will you find enough information about the people you are in contact with if you don't ask questions and share information? You should get in touch as soon as you ask them to become part of your social community and start asking targeted questions to get valuable information that can lead you to some potential business partners. Another great way to engage with people is to share business news and advice, but I caution you never to lead with your business as most people are put off by others who are "throwing" business at them all the time.

Spread the word

There are 2 ways to spread the word. The first is to help others spread the word about your social media marketing plan and spread the word through other sites. To do this, you must first help others spread the word about certain things as well. You will show loyalty and most of the time that loyalty is reciprocal and people will show you that loyalty. I wouldn't recommend that people use their social media sites as a free bulletin board for all their ads, but if you've made a friend out there who would like to know a little better, share one of their scheduled events or something. of that nature to show support. Then you can ask that person to return the favor without guilt.

Second, going viral with your social media marketing plan just means that you must have an easy system to get the word out on each social site easily instead of trying to post content on hundreds of sites. A great way to do this is through Set it up to send a viral message to all your social sites in seconds. It is super simple and very fast.

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Social media platforms generate excitement, drive business, and serve small businesses as low-cost / no-cost marketing tools.