Let’s talk about social media. I know everyone is constantly talking about social media but I want to take a different approach. Instead of explaining which social media platform is best for what, I want to talk about the reason why social media exists in the first place.
Social media can be an excellent way to amplify your message. However, it can be really challenging to start it all up especially if you haven’t been posting consistently. Best practices state that your social media should involve posting on LinkedIn once a day and Twitter 5 times a day and Instagram once a day.
At this rate, when are you supposed to find time to do your actual work if you’re supposed to be posting original content to these different platforms every single day? Not to mention, what do you say in all these posts? And why should what you say be different than what you say on Facebook?
Yes, so many questions but luckily, there’s an easier way to come up with your social media strategy.
Realize What You’re Starting With
If you’ve already done all the legwork and have any amount of content on your public side (or even internal documents) you have everything you need to map out and schedule all of your social media content for 2021.
I am running a mastermind on this very topic in December so if you head over to AmplifiedNOW.com/Mastermind and sign up you’ll get a step-by-step plan for social media strategy. What you’re paying for is to learn how to mine your content for the different social media platforms in a hands-on workshop style.
Imagine doing that in December and then not having to think about social media for the rest of the year. This is the epitome of making social media work for you.
Realize that if you are inspired and have a good workplace-related story, you can pop on LinkedIn, and type it all out. It just supplements the content that you’re already doing.
Start Scheduling Stuff Out
Do yourself a favor and schedule out your content. It’s a game-changer and it doesn’t make you feel as skeezy self-promotional as you would if you were to set a calendar reminder for whatever multiple times a day to post in real-time. (We love MissingLettr!)
Focus on pulling out the gems and structuring it in a way that when you set it up in December you won’t have to think about it at all. Everything will be perfectly planned and curated so you won’t ever worry about whether you are being too promotional.
So if your Instagram is mostly you posting pictures of your dog, that’s okay because you’ve got all this other stuff that’s business-related, that is just happening behind the scenes. As you create more content, your social media strategy will become easier to map out on all your platforms.
Coming Up With a Social Media Strategy Is Easier Than You Think
Developing and enforcing your social media strategy doesn’t have to be that difficult. In fact, my clients love the fact that they don’t ever have to think about social media. We talk about which platforms we’re going to focus on during our strategy kickoff call. Then, we do a lot of research and work on how to make social media work for them rather than them feeling like they are working for LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
It’s such a weight off their shoulders because when our clients create a 5 to 10-minute video, there are so many ways we repurpose it to create an entire content strategy that includes social media.
It’s about using the content as fodder for written content which is such a game-changer. Our clients then get notifications from LinkedIn from people who watched their video and were inspired by it or learned something new.
That’s like another benefit of working with us to do your video content because it does go farther than you think. But at the same time, if you want to do it yourself, we have this workshop.
This masterclass is two hours and you get your social media strategy planned and scheduled in that time. Even if you have some of your strategy in place, you will still have a framework for what you can do with all of the existing content you have.
Then you can stop thinking about it and telling everybody how much you hate Twitter or Facebook. There’s lots of things to dislike about all the different platforms, but being on social media and not having to actively engage is one of the best gifts you can give yourself for 2021.
Take Action and Join the Mastermind
I hope to see you in the mastermind, head here and you can pick up one pass to the December class or you can check out our whole calendar. We have masterminds going every month in 2021 that will help you do a short burst of work that will pay off for you every single month.