What Is Social Media Marketing?
February 21, 2022
What Is Social Media Marketing?
Social media marketing is probably one of the most controversial topics in the marketing industry these days because, until this day, some people are still afraid to go for this change that is considered a major leap for them and just stick with the traditional marketing methods instead. In their defense, they’re a little bit hard to blame because many people have been using it the wrong way which is making it look bad and scares people away from it. And exactly here lies the major point that we should all be looking at, whatever the marketing method you’re using if you’re using it the wrong way and not being smart and/or conscious enough of what you’re doing and how you’re doing it, you’ll totally fail, It’s that simple. To add another point in defense of the social media marketing users, times are changing and we should all go with the flow. I mean for God’s sake who reads the newspaper anymore? Who watches TV anymore? Who gives a damn about looking at a lame billboard in the middle of dodging traffic every morning? Better yet, let me ask you a question, what is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? You check your phone, right? That’s exactly my point. So let’s not judge an entire industry just because a few people weren’t smart enough to use it the right way. I’m not trying to belittle traditional marketing in any sort of way, but social media marketing is totally worth the shot, but more on that later. First of all, let’s have a quick look at what social media marketing actually is because I’m sure you haven’t read a clear definition of it yet among all the misconceptions on the internet. Then, we’ll get to the fun parts!
Social Media Marketing, A Hero Or A Villain?
It’s a method that allows you to turn your target audience into a community of yours with a special and wholesome bond using engaging content that makes them part of it and sometimes, making them part of the entire campaign which would make your community grow bigger and stronger over time. This method also allows you to track down your progress through correct statistics and graphs.
What also makes it special is that you can actually study the market online to figure out a strategy that wouldn’t fail if it was well thought out, which is something that isn’t available if you wanted to take the traditional marketing route. I don’t know about you guys but it sounds like a hero to me. But of course, that wouldn’t stop you from having thoughts like, with all of these advantages, how effective can it get? Would it really rock my world?
Does The SMM Hero Have Real Superpowers?
With the right attitude, content, and strategy, your brand will have a community with a bond that can’t be broken. If you invested just a couple of hours every day in your social media profiles, you’ll be guaranteed to have an increase in traffic that will definitely surprise you!
SEO needs a ground to stand on when you’re first starting out with it, and this ground would be your social media platforms. I mean how can you talk Google crawlers into indexing your website if no one actually knows who you are and what you do or provide? Some nice well-known social media profiles will 100% be of use for you here.
In my opinion, there can never be a better way to know what your target audience wants other than being active on social media! There, you can read their minds like an open book and discover what they desire and what they don’t so that way you’ll have the do’s and don’t’s already written for you.
When you want to create a social media profile, what is the first thing that you always see? That it’s for free and it’s for everyone! And even when you want to advertise using paid promotion on these platforms you notice that these promotions are really inexpensive. So you’re basically not paying a dime yet making profits!
There are a lot of tools for tracking your social media profiles’ performance to see how your strategy is doing. A great example of this would be Google analytics which gives you a detailed description of everything you need to know. This way, you’ll get a heads up when you’re doing something wrong and get a chance to change it before it’s too late, unlike traditional marketing.
Naah I’m just kidding.
Other Than Using It, Can It Be Your Profession?
Yes, you can my man! In fact, many people are making a great living out of social media marketing after taking the deepest dives to discover everything there is to know about it and decoding its secrets, mysteries, and hacks. This method of marketing had started an entire industry and it’s providing jobs for a ton of people, let alone the freelancers.
So To Conclude, Is It Worth It?
You’re doing a lot of hard work already running your business, so the least you can do for yourself is to put your business’ social media future in the right and responsible hands.