Today I remembered my number one question that I had when I started Network Marketing Business. I found it really hard to find a solid answer, so I know that there are some women out there with the same questions. I wanted a step by step list of what to do that would save me time. So I have created for you 7 easy steps to grow your social media following.
With the ever changing social media algorithms it can be confusing and frustrating trying to get your content seen by your network. These steps are simple and will help you get seen with or without the algorithm. A few refer to Facebook but some can be used on all platforms. Its all about growing relationships and showing the algorithm that you are social! I promise if you work on these you will see a huge difference right away.
1. If you want engagement on your social media posts then you need to engage!
This doesn’t NOT mean that you need to sit and chat on social media all day. However, if you strategically comment on a few peoples posts each day, they will start seeing your posts and most likely will comment on yours as well. Take 20 minutes of each day and just run through your list or feed and engage.
2. Don’t just hit the LIKE button, use the comments.
Likes do nothing for you as far as the algorithm. Try not to use that button when you are replying to any comments on your posts or when you are commenting on others posts. Facebook especially wants to see you engaging they want to see that people are interacting with you. Make nice thought out comments, people will also do the same with you. The other thing about this is that when you do that, other people start to see your name pop up here and there and are more likely to click on your profile or friend request you. They want to see what you are about especially if you are making valuable comments.
3. You already knew this was coming, USE VIDEO to grow your following and increase your engagement on Facebook or Instagram! (I talk more about this here)
LIVE or even regular video is BEST. It is part of the algorithm. It’s just part of our life now haha. You are going to be seen SO much more, and let’s face it the video isn’t going anywhere anytime soon so its time to just get comfortable with it now.
Lucky for you I have GREAT news! If you need help with that…. I have an amazing course coming July 9, 2018 called The LIVE video Mastery Class you can sign up for right here.
4. This is one of my most effective easy steps to grow your social media following. Be strategic about what TIME you post on social media.
This is going to take a little bit of thought and maybe even research here (but it 100% will work and may be the best tip of them all). Your network has hotspots in the day. For me, I have a lot of moms that follow me, so I post morning and after bedtime or maybe during nap time depending on my day. That is when moms are “scrolling” and will most likely see. Now if I post at 8am in the morning I will go back at nap time or around 8:30 or 9pm and engage in that post, reply to comments ect. What that does, is it brings my post back up in the algorithm to be seen again at night possibly by different people.
6. Use the SEE FIRST option.
If you have a person that is your ideal customer, client or recruit and you want them to start engaging with you more go to their profile page and next to the Message button there will be a drop-down list where you can choose to see that person’s posts first. Click SEE FIRST. That way when that person posts you will see it in your news feed, and you can comment that will show Facebook that you have a relationship and that person will start to see you more.
7. Stay on BRAND.
Do you know what your brand is? Its you! What people think of when they see you. So when you are posting, make sure that you are posting what people expect to see from you. That is so important because it is going to attract the people that like your brand and are interested in what you have to say. They know what to expect when they follow you and are following you because they like your brand. If you need help developing or learning more about your brand, you can sign up to be notified of my BRAND COURSE coming soon!
I hope that these tips help. Try them out for a few weeks and make notes. Test different times in the day. Switch up who you comment on so that you start seeing different people in your network. Make friends and have fun! As always please reach out if you have any questions at all.