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10 Business Social Media Tips In 2 Minutes

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014

I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard of a meme, but that’s where someone starts a theme of some sort and other people adopt it and do the same thing for a day or two (my buddy Peter says he doesn’t do memes; let’s see if I can goad him into the challenge lol). Well, it seems I’ve created my own meme where I’ve written 10 quick tips that shouldn’t take most people long to read. I’ve got a bunch of them on this blog, including one on writing and one on blogging and a few others here and there, including on my other blogs.

Make A Social Media Splash!

The plan is simple; write a post that gives information that hopefully the reader can digest in 2 minutes. I think this works great and should be something that everyone should be able to do. I sometimes like writing something like this to follow up a relatively long post.

Anyway, giving it another shot here so let’s get going:

1. Create a blog so you can communicate often with the masses, which includes your potential customers.

2. Have at least a LinkedIn account, but it wouldn’t hurt to be on the other social media platforms.

3. Don’t always sell; be engaging here and there, at least 50% of the time.

4. Don’t say social media is worthless if you’ve never given it a try.

5. Be nice, even when you’ve got a gripe you want to get off your chest.

6. Every person is a potential customer or lead; remember that.

7. Nothing says you have to do it all in social media. Find what you feel comfortable and do just that.

8. However, you must be in social media; trust me, your competitors are.

9. If it didn’t work the way you thought it would it’s not anyone’s fault; when has anyone gotten everything right every time?

10. Be yourself; sometimes you only get one chance to impress people.

That’s it; enjoy the challenge!

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Seems like a great challenge to try. I can’t accept it though – my blog is in hiatus right now, will be returning to normal in a month 😀

But, I can try something here:

1) Don’t invest all your time into one social media site, instead invest into several (don’t spread yourself too thin either!).

2) Find which sites work best for you (or your competitor). Focus on those sites.

3) Schedule schedule schedule. Best way to manage multiple sites.

4) Try to avoid information overload – pick the right tools, filter out what’s important your business. Tweet deck twitter search column is an example.

5) Use images; they work in almost all sites. Take your own photographs (or buy images online or try royalty free image sharing sites – there are plenty of them!).

6) Converse.

7) Participate – Chats, Hangouts and Events (Great way to meet new folks).

8) Share valuable tips – Don’t just promote your business. Find new ways to do it; provide value while marketing.

9) Experiment. There’s always more than one way to achieve a goal. Try different ways (and perhaps share the experience on your blog!).



As much as it can be helpful, SM can sometimes be a big distraction. Concentrate on your tactics and effort, instead of on cute pictures of cats.

(I think the best way to do that is take full advantage of lists, circles and groups). Avoid the timelines!
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October 3rd, 2014 | 8:20 PM

What a great job Jeevan! I love it, and I think if you put something like this on your blog that it would work wonders for you. I’m also betting it didn’t take as long as you thought it would to put it together. Your last point is a major key; we all get distracted and it can be a challenge to get back to what we need to do. I have that issue now with all the traveling, but it’s all about to get easier. 🙂

October 4th, 2014 | 1:58 PM

Hey Mitch, I sure hope your friend takes you up on the challenge. If he does he has a lot more gumption than I do. 😉
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October 4th, 2014 | 2:02 AM

Uhhh, dude, I was talking about you! lol

October 4th, 2014 | 1:59 PM

I knew that Mitch, I was just trying to be funny lol.

Honestly though Mitch, it’s just not something that I would do.
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October 4th, 2014 | 8:20 PM

I know; I expected that.

October 6th, 2014 | 1:31 AM

Hey Mitch,
Another informative post. These tips really helpful for online readers. I really enjoyed your challenge and I learned great knowledge from this post.
I appreciate your efforts.
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October 5th, 2014 | 8:58 AM

So Dinesh, are you going to take up the challenge?

October 6th, 2014 | 1:31 AM

social media for me really tough but i will try to do that things mentioned above good post though
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October 16th, 2014 | 12:39 PM
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