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5 ways to turn your social media followers into potential customers

Posted by Shivali Anand

August 12, 2021    |     4-minute read (727 words)

You've set up business pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest, among other social media platforms. But how do you generate revenue from this venture after you have the sites up and running and a content schedule to share? The great news is that we've noticed it works with our clients, and statistics show that followers are more inclined to buy from a brand following a pleasant social engagement with them. We can offer some best practices to assist you in converting social media followers into clients.

  1. Become well-versed in your target market:
The target audience for your business or product is undoubtedly well-known to you, but you should get to know them well before you try to interact with them on social media. How do they communicate with one another? You'll want to utilize this language in your posts. Where do they spend the most time interacting with one other? In this area, your efforts should be concentrated. For those who aren't sure which social media sites provide them the most significant interaction, they'll have to spend some time poring over their data. Examine all of your social profiles, as well as the Google Analytics profile for your website, to see which platforms appear to be the most active for you. Discover when your audience is most engaged during the day. For example, if you often post at 7 a.m., but most of your audience is on Facebook at 9 p.m., your postings will be buried under a pile of their feeds' updates when they log in, and they won't see them at all. Once you've figured out who your audience is and where they're most active, you can target your postings instead of attempting to reach everyone at once.

  1. Evaluate which of your posts have already been converted:
Take a look at which individual social media postings have had the most interaction when you're doing your analytics study from step one of this guide. Numerous people liked, shared, or commented on a particular post? If so, how many individuals? How many clicks did you get from another post? For the upcoming content calendar, pay attention to these posts to better understand what elements of your content connected with your target audience; you should analyze those advertisements that generated leads or purchases.

  1. Experiment with different types of content:
You will have nothing to compare your content against when evaluating what works best for your audience by repeatedly providing the same material. What if every article on your website refers to a new product you're selling, but no images or videos illustrate how a buyer might use it? In this case, your viewers will be unable to determine which content kinds they prefer. Then, after a few weeks, analyze the data to identify which kind of material generates the most significant engagement.

  1. Do not forget to add a call to action:
If you only share pieces of information with your social media followers, they will not become consumers. Instead, include a call to action in your posts. It may be anything from "Would you want to know more?" to "Would you like to know more?" Click here!" or "Use this special Facebook-only discount code to get 20% off this product." Or if you're asking people to sign up for your newsletter. In that case, they might not know what it includes, so they provide a link to the newsletter registration page as well as a list of the most clicked newsletter articles from the previous month so that they can get a sense of the sorts of themes you cover. In any case, make sure you invite your followers to take the next step in the connection.

  1. Make certain that your branding is consistent and appealing:
Once you've established your "voice" on social media and throughout your other branding assets, make sure you stick to it. Your consumers will grow to rely on understanding who you are, how you communicate with them, and what you have to offer. Also, while this may appear to be a no-brainer, it isn't always the case: You must maintain a pleasant profile. If your brand is sterile and only spews out data about the firm, you won't connect as much with your potential consumers. Make sure your company has a personality and that your consumers like interacting with it.

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