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Building Brand Loyalty and Trust on Social Media

The key to a strong business is strong relationships. People do business with people they know and trust. It’s as simple as that. 

The problem is you can only physically know so many people.

So if you want to grow beyond that limit, you have to figure out a way to build these relationships on a scalable level.

That’s where social media comes in!

Social media is arguably the most powerful marketing tool available to businesses today. However, that’s only true when it’s used strategically and effectively.

The businesses who are using social media effectively and reaping the benefits of it are the ones who are using these platforms to create and cultivate a meaningful, authentic, and lasting community with their followers.

If you’re not seeing the results, growth, engagement, sales, or conversion rates that you hope for, it’s probably because you’re focusing more is on selling a product than on creating a community.

So don’t be a sales pitch. We, as consumers, are bombarded by advertisements everywhere we go. No one wants to follow an account that shamelessly promotes themselves/their products each and everyday. 

Instead aim to be a resource. Provide value and information to your followers. Educate them on your industry and what you personally love about it. Take the time to actually engage with them and create that trusting relationship.

This is how you build a loyal following that will actually want to do business with you! 

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There are two parts to a successful social media strategy:

1. Content - you must have high quality, meaningful, and relevant content AND you must be consistent. This means posting at least 5 days a week and staying in within your interest group/industry. For example: If you are an interior designer and the majority of what you post is home related then the following you have grown knows and expects that from you. So, if all the sudden you switch and start posting about food, many of your followers will be disappointed. They followed you because they want to see interior design. As a result, you’ll most likely see your following decrease and your engagement go down. This is not to say that you can never change your mind but if you’re looking to grow, then it is important to do your best to stay consistent and stay on brand - (If you absolutely know that you want to transition your account into a new industry then there are some ways to ease this transition - I’ll talk more about that later this week)

2. Marketing - it is NOT enough to just post good content everyday. To be successful on social media and to grow your following, you must be social!! This means you have to engage with other users on a daily basis. By engagement I mean: liking, commenting, following, sharing and messaging. <— these are the currency 💰 of social media. And guess what... you have an endless supply of it! So give it out freely! - everyday you should be liking, commenting, etc. on not only your followers content but also on new accounts! This is how you capture the attention of new followers and really grow your influence!

Sound like a lot of work? I’m not gonna lie, it is! 

So if your feeling overwhelmed or discouraged then start slow. Set aside 1 hour everyday (15 min to post, 45 min to engage!) and work your way up from there. 

If you simply don’t have the time or just don’t want the added responsibility, then a full service management agency like @amr_digital might be the way to go!

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