If you have not yet started social media you might be discouraged because you feel like you are way behind the current explosive social media trends. I will like to encourage you to not give up yet. Please note that it’s never too late and you are not alone.
I was very skeptical myself for a long time worrying about if I’m sharing too much or not knowing where to start. I would like to share some tips to help you.
Where and how do I start?
Starting social media could be scary or you might not just know what to do, like I didn’t. It’s ok to be a little scared because the social web is a huge space with lots of people from all over the world. Maybe your fear might subside if you know what to do. I would like to share with you how I overcame my fear through learning more about social media and how it can be used.
Facing the fear
It’s OK to be afraid but what anyone out there would tell you is that you have to face your fear to overcome it. And a way to do that is by learning about your fear; well that is exactly what I did.
Find a social media class: you would be surprised; there are a slew of classes out in your local community that is offered for free. You might find them at your local library or at other community organizations. But if there is nothing offered in your community don’t fret over it, you can search for anything you want to know about social media online for free too.
A few things I have learned about social media:
- Although social media is a social platform, you can still decide how social you want to be. Just like any social gathering, your level of interaction is up to you. You can choose what type of audience you want to attract and the kind of information you want to share with them.
- Once you have decided on an audience, you can now start putting things together to share with them. Try not to worry about your topic being discussed before on social media. You should concentrate on sharing something that can solve a current problem. A great way to figure out what your audience wants is to ask questions to jumpstart conversations. Knowing what your audiences want allows you give them great content.
- Images are really nice to share because people are attracted to visual things. Make it as large as you can, use screen shots and infographics.
Overall, plan and set the goals that you want to accomplish with social media because once you do, because it will help you understand what is needed of you. The actual crafting of the content will be a lot easier. Making a post go viral will get everybody’s attention in your niche and will put your blog, tweet, or post on the map.