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    • 2 posts
    August 2, 2014 5:58 PM EDT
    I hope I am posting this in the right place, I could really use some advice on how to organize my soical media accounts. Basically, I'm in the middle of three things right now; I am a graphic designer, I do crafts on the side so decided to start a small craft business, and then I am also starting a blog by a separate name. In order to market these, I know it's important to have social media marketing, but I just don't know how to juggle it all. Should I start a Facebook and Twitter for all 3 businesses separately? What about Pinterest? Any other social media sites that are a must today?
    • 12 posts
    August 6, 2014 2:48 AM EDT
    Social media marketing, or SMM, is a form of internet marketing that implements various social media networks in order to achieve marketing communication and branding goals. Social media marketing primarily covers activities involving social sharing of content, videos, and images for marketing purposes.

    At WordStream, we’ve created this guide to provide you with the social media marketing training you need to better your business. We want to give small businesses on short budgets an alternative to hiring a social media marketing agency or paying for social media marketing services.
    • 27 posts
    August 6, 2014 4:14 AM EDT
    Pinterest is a big social networking site, where you can promote your website. It is big network as like google. When you will search a topic on pinterest then you will show topic related searches as like google. And this social media marketing also involving social sharing of content, videos, and images for marketing purposes.
    • 4 posts
    August 9, 2014 8:51 AM EDT
    Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter are probably the best way to reach the people and get yourself recognized and in order to promote your site, blog or an online business, marketing and promotion on these sites is quite helpful. Good luck.

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    • 2 posts
    August 14, 2014 10:50 PM EDT
    How long have you been doing all these things? Having & managing multiple social media accounts & different opportunities is hard to manage on your own.

    Have you ever thought about focusing on your craft business? Your social media accounts (facebook & twitter) can mainly be about your craft business, but you can leverage that to talk about your graphic design skills as well. You can even focus on offering your services to other craft businesses as well. Marketing your graphic design services can be done w/o it's own Facebook & Twitter page. You can market your graphic design services by posting gigs on freelancing websites, networking with entrepreneurs online, and talking to local business owners in your community. Honestly, there is no need to bite off more than you can chew. I made that mistake when I first started internet marketing.

    Hope this helps!
    • 5 posts
    August 15, 2014 12:55 AM EDT
    <blockquote><strong><a href="/community/profile/Danelle">Danelle</a> said:</strong><br /> Should I start a Facebook and Twitter for all 3 businesses separately? What about Pinterest? Any other social media sites that are a must today? </blockquote><br />
    1st:
    install Google analytics, then for next 60 days make content posting on all FB, twitter and pinterest, post regularly. Then check with Google analytic account which platform suites your business best, then focus on the same.
    • 2 posts
    August 18, 2014 5:15 AM EDT
    It is important to keep posting your new creation in the social media. As for graphical designer, you should also consider to be in instagram, pinterest and StumbleUpon. There would be a good idea to have pages in Google+ and LinkedIn. You can also post your pictures in the different picture factories websites. If you ever create the graphic for Android App, it is always good to make it even more noticeable. Com tou out web-site to learn more http://advertmobile.net/
    • 27 posts
    August 22, 2014 4:12 AM EDT
    I would like to prefer Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
    Good luck.
    • 2 posts
    August 22, 2014 6:22 AM EDT
    Hi Terryhopper....
    I think you forgot about reddit.
    • 27 posts
    August 25, 2014 2:10 AM EDT
    Oh...! Thanks dear. Alrady I have told "etc".
    • 2 posts
    August 25, 2014 2:40 AM EDT
    TreyR, that is a great idea! I never thought about marketing my design skills to other craft businesses. Kailleybatt, Google Analytics is also a great idea, I might do that.

    For now I ended up going with Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for my blog, and then just Facebook pages for my other two endeavors so I don't wear myself out trying to post to everything. Thank everyone for your advice! I'll let you know if I find the magic formula.
    This post was edited by Danelle at August 25, 2014 2:46 AM EDT
    • 97 posts
    October 1, 2014 4:41 AM EDT
    If you decide on promoted posts, target it to a proper group, not for everyone.
  • November 5, 2014 8:29 AM EST
    Creating and managing a G+ page is a must! Don't forget Pinterest too - it's a perfect place for craft photos!
    • 22 posts
    November 6, 2014 12:29 AM EST
    Well of course you have to consider your market first, what is craft? your target? Do you offer your business locally or internationally? If you target local market, then you can implement offline marketing and a little online marketing. Instagram is also a great place for marketing/ showcasing your crafts.
    • 21 posts
    November 10, 2014 5:39 PM EST
    I am driving most of my social media traffic from pinterest. I guess which one is best really depends on your niche
    • 2 posts
    November 11, 2014 11:01 AM EST
    Don't forget about Instagram too!
    • 11 posts
    November 11, 2014 3:54 PM EST
    Buffer app will let you post to multiple social sites at once which helps to reduce time spent.

    Also, if you want to track your analytics raven tools has a great social media analytics tool.

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    • 97 posts
    November 13, 2014 4:40 AM EST
    You should focus on visuals and visual platforms like Pinterest and Instagram.
    • 35 posts
    November 22, 2014 8:48 PM EST
    Here are some tips regarding social media marketing:
    Share Images on Twitter: Increase Retweets by 150%
    Share Content More Than Once
    Hit multiple time zones
    Reframe Content to Suit Your Audience
    • 5 posts
    November 23, 2014 3:52 AM EST
    Hello,

    I've interviewed several social media professionals from advertising agencies, and here is some advice they gave me:

    1.) All media (not just what you publish on your website) should be considered as your brand content.

    2.) First research to find where your potential consumers are most active, then go to that social media platform.

    3.) As soon as you have a fan page, you also have to have a crisis strategy. Because as you’re opening a page, you’re letting the possibility for everybody and anybody to talk with you, but also to critique or insult you. You need to find a way to be reactive and manage this kinds of situations. Opening a facebook page and simply posting things isn’t a safe solution.

    4.) It’s really difficult to have a consolidated view of your market. If you’re a brand and you have 20 platforms, it’s not impossible, but it’s difficult to have a consumer-centric view.

    Hope that helps!

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    http://interviews.humanbehavior.solutions/
    • 1 posts
    December 9, 2014 12:33 AM EST
    Yes,social media marketing is a form of internet marketing that implements various social media networks in order to achieve marketing communication.Social media marketing is just an idea to keep innovating new ways to reach your customers and it involve the activities like sharing of content,videos, and images for marketing purposes.For more details visit http://www.hjmt.com
    • 35 posts
    December 14, 2014 11:01 AM EST
    I've found an informative article about social media networks and what each can be specifically used for. Read more here: http://lifehacker.com/which-social-network-should-i-use-894808717