Social media is my passion. I love helping clients connect through the virtual world.
Most people that I’ve talked to at workshops, networking groups, or while consulting have heard me mention the 80/20 rule, meaning 80% of content in your blogs, newsletters, and social media posts should be interesting content and only 20% should be promotional.
You may ask WHY? (You may not be asking this, you may just trust me and that’s cool.)
One QUICK reason (this is a Tuesday Tip so I like to keep it under 200 words total) is that people want to do business with people they know, like, and trust. Having 80% of your content as interesting content gives your clients (and potential clients) a chance to get to know a bit about you so when you do mention your offers/classes/packages/promotions they will feel comfortable enough to take the plunge with you.
- Quotes & memes help people know who your influences are.
- Humorous postings show people your fun side.
- Informational articles show you are knowledgeable and follow current information.
- Asking interactive questions encourages engagement.
There are many ways to build relationships – even virtually.
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*Tuesday Tips are typically short, sweet, and to the point. A quick read and then back to your day.