How To Use Social Media To Promote a Business in 2020?

How To Use Social Media To Promote a Business in 2020?

Social MediaSocial media has become one of the most robust tool of success in all walks of life. So no one can deny the prominence of social media. The success of most businesses entirely depends on their online presence. That’s why almost all businesses are spending a huge amount to promote their products on social media platforms. So, how to use social media to promote a business in 2020?

Without an online presence, it is impossible to compete with your competitors. Nowadays, old and traditional advertisement methods don’t work at all. If you think that you can compete with other businesses by using traditional methods, that’s a wrong approach.

The widespread use of the internet has given a new direction to both small and established brands alike. For example, e-commerce sites generated $2.8 trillion in 2018. And, this number will most possibly approach $4.9 trillion by 2021. Even though you’re an individual affiliate marketer, you should also utilize social media as one of the means to boost your affiliate marketing business.

So don’t rely only on the traditional way of advertisement and try to utilize modern means of advertisement such as social media. This article explains how to use social media to promote a business in 2020. Let’s get started…


Social Media Marketing vs Traditional Advertisement

Traditional AdsSocial media is the most effective way of marketing as compared to traditional marketing. Why? There are many reasons:

Traditional advertisers push messages and notifications on customers to get them to buy. It is an interruptive and disturbing way of advertisement. In this way, advertisers use TV, radio, newspaper, calls to convey their messages so the communication is one-way. Besides, they use some other means like posters and billboards to advertise their products.

Plus, the traditional advertisement needs a hefty amount to promote your business. After spending a lot of money, they even don’t know the exact response of their customers due to one-way communication. Therefore, companies interact with the customers without their will that can be very exasperating.

On the other hand, social media is a productive and two-way communication channel. In this way, customers come to you via different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other referrals.

Social media marketers publish content for inspiration and solve the problems of the target audience. So the people who approach you are mostly your potential buyers. Therefore, you can achieve your goals by giving value to the customers.


How To Use Social Media to Promote a Business in 2020?

Now, you are familiar with the power of social media for the promotion of a business. In this section, we will explain in detail how to use different social media platforms to promote your business. Let’s get started…

First of all, you need to choose a suitable social media platform and make business strategy accordingly. The best social media strategy boosts your business. It is because everyone on the internet tries to come with a unique strategy to compete with others. If your strategy is not effective, your competitors will easily take over your business.

A single good strategy is more than enough to uplift your entire business. Let’s have a brief overview of major social media platforms where you can promote your business easily:

Social Media Users

1. Facebook

This is the first name that comes in your mind when we talk about social media. According to statista.com, it is a giant platform with over 2.6 billion monthly active users. It has a great mixture of users because of the balance age group and gender-based division. You can promote any kind of business here and reach a wider audience.

2. Instagram

Instagram is another renowned social media channel to promote your products. According to statista.com, it has more than 1 billion monthly active users in 2020. Similarly, there are almost 500 million daily Instagram Stories users. The ratio of younger users on this platform is more than all other social media platforms. The majority of the users are female here. So this platform is very suitable for those brands that generate more visual content. Plus, it is also good for fashion, lifestyle, art, and other visual focused industries.

3. Twitter

According to the same report above, Twitter contains more than 326 million active users all over the world in 2020. The majority of people use it for trends and news. So it is an ideal site for those brands that want to join conversations about trendy topics. Plus, it is a great platform to share your content with influencers. For example, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, like using Twitter to share his messages.

4. YouTube

It is the largest video sharing site in the world. Plus, it is also the world’s second-largest search engine after Google. According to businessofapps.com, YouTube counted 2 billion monthly active users in 2019. Today, people prefer video content instead of reading textual content. Almost all brands in the world use video promotion to reach out to the maximum number of audience. So whatever business you have, create and upload the truly representative content to your business.


Developing a Social Media Strategy

StrategyWe have just mentioned 4 major social media platforms to promote your business. However, there are many other remarkable platforms like Pinterest, LinkedIn, and TikTok. So choose any of the following to promote your business.

Frankly speaking, you will have to promote your business on all these platforms. You can’t ignore any of them. If you ignore, your competitors will be using that platform. As a result, they will grab the audience from there and take over your business.

Now, enough about social media platforms. Let’s talk about how to develop an incredible social media strategy to promote your business.

Below are the three primary steps to developing an effective strategy. Keep the following steps in your mind:

Step 1: Define Your Target Audience

Defining your audience is the first and foremost step in strategy development. Who will be your target audience? Who will see your content? Who will be your potential buyer? You must have clear answers to these questions. After understanding your target audience, try to post content relevant to their interests.

But the question is how can you know about their interest? Well, the engagement rate is the best indicator for understanding the interest of the audience. But what if you don’t have many audiences because you are new in this field?

Then, your competitors are there to help you! How? Check and analyze their posts. See what they share to increase the engagement of the audience. Then, build your strategy by following their pattern. Post regularly to improve your engagement rate.

Step 2: Set Your Goals and Objectives

GoalsAfter deciding your audience and developing a unique strategy, it’s time to set your goals. You must have clear objectives and goals because these will keep you on the right track to achieve your target. Your goals must be relevant, specific, and attainable in the defined period.

You should set your goals according to your strategy. However, the goals include likes, comments, share, and the number of followers to meet your real business objectives. Why set the number of followers as a goal?

Well, if your followers are growing, it indicates that the awareness of your business is growing. More likes on your posts show that the engagement rate is increasing. If awareness and engagement rates are increasing, the conversion rate must be increased.

Step 3: Share Engrossing Content

After setting goals, your most focus should be on content. As we all know “Content is King”. If your content is good, it will make your brand prodigious in no time.

Pay special attention to the visual content. Visual content must be eye-catching so that people stop scrolling to see your content. The picture should be relevant and clear. Try to avoid unnecessary editing. After posting the picture, choose the best hashtags and captions.


Hire a Professional Social Media Marketing Agency

Social media marketing is a consistent job. It needs a lot of time and effort to post quality content. So if you don’t have an effective strategy and don’t post quality content, marketing will not give significant benefits.

So if you can’t handle everything yourself, it’s better to hire the best social media marketing agency. There are a lot of marketing agencies offering their services on the internet. You can hire them according to your need and budget.


Conclusion – Like, Comment, Share, Subscribe, Follow……

LikeThat’s how to use social media to promote a business in 2020. Promoting a business on social media platforms is not a big deal. All you need to have an effective strategy and business plan. If you don’t have much budget, you can promote business yourself by making a profile on those platforms. And, if you have budget enough to hire a marketing agency, you should hire that. But don’t waste your time only on calculations. Start social media marketing, it will boost your income!

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10 thoughts on “How To Use Social Media To Promote a Business in 2020?”

  1. That is a very informative article! It really makes me want to invest a bit more time and effort to social media marketing. I’m someone who’s always had trouble actually seeing success using social media, never really worried about it too much but I know this has to change.

    Do you think Pinterest is out of the picture these days? Instagram is kind of taking over, but I’d like to hear your opinion if it’s still a good idea to use both.

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    • Hi,

      Thank you for your comment.

      It is certainly a good idea to use both Pinterest and Instagram to reach more audiences. However, I realize that we may don’t have too much time to handle so many social media platforms out there. Therefore, I’ll suggest just focusing on the one you’re familiar with. I’m more familiar with Pinterest, so I’ll use Pinterest for marketing. If you want to get more details about how to use Pinterest to promote your blog, check this out.

      All the best,

      Alex

      Reply
  2. Thanks so much for this epic post! There really are so many social media channels out there but I totally think that committing to one and learning all about how it works is the best way to see results. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Hi Mike,

      Thank you for your comment.

      You’re right, there are so many social media channels out there and we can’t handle all of them by ourselves. I only focus on few of them that I’m familiar with such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Otherwise, I must be burned out if I have to deal with all of the social media platforms out there.

      All the best,

      Alex

      Reply
  3. Hi Alex! I definitely agree with you that social media is a better platform for marketing today than traditional media. It is scary how many social media outlets we have today and there are more being added everyday. Thanks for sharing this very informative chart on popular social networks. I am shocked at how low on the chart Pinterest appears since there are so many bloggers on it, good to know. I also agree that you should hire a SM marketing agency to help with marketing your business. Do you have any suggetions to help with finding a good agency? Great post!

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    • Hi Chris,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, I’m also surprised that the number of active users of Pinterest is so low compare to other social media channels. I think Pinterest should think about it to attract more people to use its services.
      Since I’m now just focusing on a few social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and I’m still able to handle them by myself, I don’t hire any social media agency. I’m sorry that I can’t give you any suggestions to find a good agency. I’ll do some researches later and write a blog post about hiring a social media agency for you.

      All the best,

      Alex

      Reply
  4. I totally agree that social media is very effective in online business. More and more businesses are trying to use it to get more traffic and interact with their audience. That is the reason it became so competitive. If you don’t have a strategy, you will not get any results.
    Thanks for proposing a good strategy. You mentioned the most important factors to succeed on social media. Especially the use of social media marketing agency.
    But it is difficult to find a good agency to do the marketing for you at a reasonable cost.

    Reply
    • Hi,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, using social media for promoting business is very effective but competitive nowadays. Therefore, we need a good strategy to maximize the effectiveness of social media marketing. If you can’t handle so many social media channels, it is better to focus on the most familiar one or hire a marketing agency to help you. However, you have to consider your budget if you want to hire an agency.

      All the best,

      Alex

      Reply
  5. I definitely think this is the way forward. It’s also a lot more affordable and scalable – you can fit your campaigns to your budget when you’re starting off, rather than having to fork out hundreds/thousands for a magazine/newspaper article that may or may not even reach your target audience.
    I’ll be implementing this strategy more intently going forward – thanks!

    Reply
    • Hi Gareth,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Comparing to traditional ads, social media is much more affordable. Also, it is much easier to reach your targeted audience due to the help of the big data and artificially intelligent. Therefore, it is good to implement a strategy on social media marketing in your business. I do believe it can help you a lot.

      All the best,

      Alex

      Reply

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