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Monday, October 20, 2014

21 Social Media Conversation Starters

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21 Social Media Conversation Starters, by Kim Garst

Do you need a social media jump-start? Are your posts falling flat, or are you struggling to come up with new and interesting things to say?

Following are 21 social media conversation starters you can use to get your fans and followers to start talking!

1. Request feedback

Ask for feedback on your products, services or website. Example: "Are there any products you wish we would carry?"

Be Funny

Jokes, memes, funny stories and humorous videos all grab attention and encourage your followers to be part of the conversation.

3. Give the inside scoop

Your fans will appreciate being let in on a little-known fact or behind-the-scenes story. Example: "Did you know that our CEO recently learned to ride a bike---at the age of 53!".

4. Share a personal story

 Share your personal side is one of the best ways to get people to share their own personal experiences!

5. Cite an industry statistic

Sharing a relevant statistic shows you're on top of the latest research in your niche, and these type of post are great for getting shares and retweets. Read more...

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5 Big Social Selling Ideas for Small Businesses... by Kim Garst

If you have been following me for long, you have often heard me say that the main goal of social media should be to build relationships with your customers and prospects! Through building authentic relationships, you get to know what your prospects need, and your prospects get to know and trust you. This is what will lead to long-term, profitable relationships.

That said, there are ways you can use social media to directly sell your products or services. Following are 5 ways you can engage in social selling; some of which can lead to sales sooner than you think!

1. Sell using images

We know that images are - hands down - the best to get engagement on social media. So why not use them to increase sales? In my post 5 Easy Ways to Sell on Social Media Using Images, I give some tips for using images to increase sales (WITHOUT being pushy or 'salesy'): Click here!

  • Promo Codes: Create an eye-catching graphic announcing a discount or coupon code.
  • Product features: Show off the features of your product in a visual rather than just listing them off.
  • Infographics: Present useful information to your followers, and keep your brand first of mind.
  • Image based contest: Use image to promote a contest, or ask your fans or followers to submit their own photos.
  • Use rich pins: Using product pins on Pinterest allows you to include a price on your product images. Bonus: Pinterest even notifies your customers when you drop your price!
2. Consider selling on Instagram

When you hear the phrase 'social selling', chances are Instagram isn't the first social network that comes to mind. But did you know there are actually businesses that are using the platform as their main source of revenue? Here are some ways you use Instagram for social selling:

  • Sell photographs: If you're photographer, consider selling your prints right on Instagram. There are reports of one photographer selling $15,000 worth of prints on the day he announced his sale! Read more...
  • Sell clothes: There's a huge market for pre-owned clothes on Instagram...use the hashtag #shopmycloset!
  • Show off your product for increased exposure: If you have a small following, consider asking a more influential Instagrammer to help promote your products.  Read more...

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Little Known Ways to Sell on Instagram, by Kim Garst

Instagram clearly isn't set up for e-commerce transactions. yet in spite of this, did you know there are many businesses and individuals who are successfully selling directly from the platform? This blog post will look at some of the ways people and businesses are currently using Instragram as their main source of revenue, that's right, they're selling directly on Instagram and making a living from it! Read more...

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Are you currently selling on Instagram? Are you thinking of taking the plunge? What are your best social media conversation starters? Please share your thoughts in the comment below.

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