How to Build Social Media Success for your Brand
Updated: May 29, 2020
How to Build a Successful Brand on Social Media
As an entrepreneur, building a reputable brand on social media is essential for your small business or startup. One of the reasons why people buy products from an online business is because they trust the brand.
Social media can play an important role in building your brand, but you probably already knew that!
So, in this article, we will show you how to achieve social media success
for your brand in four simple steps.
Let’s get started!
Step 1 – Identify Your Brand
The first thing to do is to figure out exactly what your brand is. It’s not just about having an astonishing logo. You need to have a vision and mission statement and, most importantly, set the right goals.
Are you a brick-and-mortar shop? Online-only? Do you sell a physical product or a digital download? You will need to have a clear vision of what your brand is offering.
Step 2 – Do your Research
The second step is to carry out your research. Most business owners make the mistake of creating a brand only because they think there is a business opportunity there. Without doing any research, you have no idea what is out there and how you can differentiate yourself from the competition. You need to identify your area of passion & expertise and then build your brand around it. You can check what others in your niche are posting, check topics people are passionate about, and identify the knowledge gap. Don’t be afraid to talk to people and find out the type of content they want to see.
Step 3 – Choose the right platform
Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Youtube. Tik Tok. These are just a few.. so which one is right for you?
You need to be realistic about the amount of energy and time you would commit to this from the start. There are several social media platforms, but you need to choose one platform as your ‘primary platform’ and a minimum of two more to back that up.
Step 4 – Consistency is key
Once you have identified what your brand will be offering and the type of content you will be creating, you need to show up regularly and be consistent. You need to create unique and engaging content for your brand. You need to share content periodically and create a communication line for your audience.
If your content is not addressing a need or connecting with your audience, it won't be easy to attract their attention and build a loyal fan base & followers.
Building a successful brand on social media isn’t as easy as it seems. It takes time, energy, and consistency to develop a social media strategy. Follow these steps, and you will be on your way to getting it right.