It’s never too late to start

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For the social media novices out there who are wondering “Is it too late to start?,” the answer is no. The fact that you haven’t started using social media may work to your advantage, because you can take the time to learn about it before jumping in.

Here are some great tips from The Marketing Blog:

  • What do you want from social media? Think about what you want social media to do for you. Are you trying to promote your company or product? Do you want to establish yourself as an expert? Focus on the purpose and that can help you successfully implement a comprehensive social media plan.
  • Create a detailed plan. For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know that I’m all about planning – to a degree. Here are some things you should write down: Social Media Sites where you want to be included. What will be your theme? What steps are involved (registering for accounts, placing icons on your web site or blog, including references to profiles in your signature line, etc.)? Who will be managing day-to-day tasks?
  • Assemble a team. Who’s going to be executing on your social media strategy daily? If you haven’t figured it out already, it’s a lot of work. Assemble a team, use automation tools, or hire resources via eLance.com.
  • Establish goals. What are you trying to achieve on each social media platform? How many followers? How many fans? By when? Consider the outcome you’re striving for and you can quickly achieve your goals.
  • Be realistic. It takes time to get comfortable with social media and achieve the goals you’re striving to hit. Start slow but remain consistent in your efforts to succeed online. The key is to stay with it. Just like the social media sites themselves, it takes time to hit critical mass – but once you do, you’re golden.

So decide which sites (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc) will be the most helpful in achieving your goals, sign up and get started!

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