When it comes to the world of marketing and advertising, we’re lucky to live in a time where we don’t just have to depend on word of mouth, but can use modern tools like social media to reach thousands of people from around the world with just a click of a button.
If you run a business, you probably spend a great deal of time coming up with content to share and know the struggle of content creation. Sometimes it can be hard to know what to say to place yourself as an expert in your industry, so potential clients and customers are eager to hire and buy from you.
So let me let you in on a little secret…
When it comes to social media, it’s not about constantly selling and promoting what you have to offer.
Instead, it’s a place to build a connection.
A place where people get to know you more, learn from you, see what you do and what you have to offer. It’s so much more than a platform to sell, and when you start using it as a tool to connect, you’ll see the sales and booking begin to come naturally.
You might wonder why that is…
When you can build a personal connection and create trust, you no longer have to “sell” yourself to potential clients and customers in order to grow your business. Instead, you can use tools like social media to connect with the right people, and then by having an open conversation, they will naturally learn more about what you do.
The best thing you can do for your business is offer value to those who need it the most. The truth is, I’ve never liked the idea of ‘selling’ to clients and customers. Instead, I love to see it as me educating them about a problem I can help solve and showing them how to do that.
Here’s a quick example.
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THE PROBLEMS IT SOLVES:
- It helps entrepreneurs save time because they get professionally written captions every month and no longer need to write them.
- They instantly get a social media strategy built into the captions, which will help them connect to more customers and clients.
- By using the captions, they can finally show up on social media the way they have always wanted to.
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For me, it’s never about selling, it’s about offering a solution.
If you haven’t already, take time to think about the problems your business solves for others and how you can change the conversation from selling to having the perfect solution to someone’s problem.
When it comes to getting more sales, more clients, or more customers, it comes down to building more connections with people who need exactly what you have to offer.
That leads to more traffic to your business.
Which is what we all want, right?
The #1 traffic referrer for my business is direct traffic. And there’s not a great deal someone can do to alter those numbers.
The second leading referrer has always been social media. With over six figures made directly from clients and customers finding me via social media alone, it plays a vital role in my business marketing strategy.
Lucky for us, the amount of traffic we get from social media IS something we can alter significantly with the right strategy.
Using social media to book more clients, get more customers, or sell more products is 100% possible. But you have to build your foundation on connection instead of selling.
A great way to do exactly that is by using the 5-point strategy, which covers not just promoting your business but other important topics you can use to connect with ideal customers and clients. I’ve used this exact strategy for years, and it’s worked incredibly well.
If you’re ready for more, I recently created a guide going over my entire Social Media Marketing Strategy. I even included some of the social media captions from our Curated Captions membership so you can jump right in and see for yourself how easy it is to use the power of social media to scale your business!
You can download the complete guide for free HERE.
It’s loaded with helpful tips and tricks, and absolutely perfect for anyone who’s ready to start using a social media strategy that will actually help them grow their business.