10 Most powerful social media that I use to grow my blog.
For every blogger, Influencer and entrepreneurs out there, there is always that one platform that you think will give you the exposure and growth you need so badly. But how do you know which one is right for you?
One effective way of growing your audience, getting to connect with people and gaining traffic to your website is through social media. There are lots of people you could reach through social media and the potential is huge, because the industry today is big,plus it is a means through which all your dreams could be achieved. But more importantly, what you truly need is People and their Trust .
However, it is not all platforms that is worth trying as it may not be the right place to promote yourself, business or blog. When we started as a beginner blogger. It was tough getting anyone to even read our blog and this was something we struggled for months before realizing that we had missed the right social media platforms and tools. Some platforms just works better for business and is more profitable for certain niches.
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Before I take you straight down to it, I suggest that you try a few of them out then eliminate some of them and keep your focus on the few that works for you and then learn how to use social media to build yourself an audience.
In this post I am going to delve into what social media platforms are the best for influencer and creatives looking to get exposure and promote their self and brand also for bloggers in every niche and Entrepreneurs for their business and website. I personally use most of these apps, because I have a long term vision for my blog and business so I find most of them really useful.
Here are my top 5 most recommended platforms for every Blogger, Influencer and Entrepreneurs .
As difficult as it may seem, growing an audience on this platforms is possible, any one can dream and see results only if they work smart and hard enough. if you do it right, you increase your chances of success.
This is a platform that is best for everyone and there is no better time to get involved with this and use it to your advantage. Instagram has certain standards and requirement, which can make it tough to get brands to work with you especially if you don’t have the number of following they want.
Since we lunched our brand we have been able to get brand opportunities using the Instagram platform. But not a lot and that is because other apps works better for us as a blogger and business owner. which is why it is important to figure out what your audience wants from you and how to help them find solutions the their problems.
There is huge potential in Facebook because Facebook groups and pages can help you reach thousands of people and grow fast. In the beginning I thought to myself hell no ! Isn’t this app dead already? You must be thinking the same but the reason why most of you think that way is because you probably don’t know more than creating a profile ,updating status and posting picture.
So say you are a model,fashion blogger and what you want is for people to see you and work with you or an entrepreneur with a business or a product looking for trustworthy client then having a Facebook page would be better than a group for you . I say this because this platform can reach thousands of people and help you get to the public eye faster, there are so many thing you can do with your page like run promotions, sell service , own a store and sell on Facebook market place. On the other hand, Groups are great for building a community and bringing your audience together.
This is the most talked about app among bloggers and its because this app is literally the best for finding great ideas and beauty and style inspirations, Home decor , recipes and every other possible thing ! Since Pinterest is a visual discovery engine with billions of pin and thousands posted each day. Over there you can find great topics and save them , add them to your boards to keep them easy and organised .you can steal ideas from mine.
Here’s the fun part, Tailwind is a tool also by Pinterest. This app is perfect for those who wish to take things a little more seriously, it allows you to schedule pins ahead also for Pinterest and Instagram as well. There is also the tailwind tribes , Thousand of individual either broad or specific to around your niche that view this pins are even more likely to re-pin and share!
YouTube is powerful because most people connect with what they see! it is not so easy to convince people to do something but if you step it up by making videos where you try it /showcase what it is and upload it on YouTube that way you will they trust you then you can convince them to take an action.
YouTube is great for business but we recommend this more for influencers , those who love being in front of the camera and is interested in making money out of it, could also be that you love beauty, fashion, or just love going places.
Personally We use our Youtube channel to showcase our lifestyle in general and everything we’re passionate about. keep in mind that whatever it is you decide to do should be profitable to you or your business.
If you struggle to grow your Youtube channel this is where you find Facebook groups useful because you can easily gain your first 100 genuine subscribers even more. Because its a community of people that truly support one another.
This app is the buzz, its the latest and its great because the target of this market itself to varieties of age group and this is platform many people and brands. The strategy of this app for brands and business is to get an influencer to make videos of themselves that highlight your product.
We recently joined tiktok and we’re just starting to get the hang of it but we really enjoy it, Some of the things we do is that we make short entertaining videos to show our outfits, latest discovery and more . You should see for yourself, lets get into this app now that we can.
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Quora is a knowledge collection and distribution site. So see it as a place where people from all over the world can ask question, answer to them and learn from just about anything you can think of.
One great thing about Quora is that, it allows you to add link, so when you write you can add the link you want to use as reference from your website and this will help you get search engine traffic and help you rank on google which is what we all want!
So over on my Quora, we answer to peoples question and link some of these answers to detailed posts on our blog. The trick behind it is that, if we are helping out a person it means that we have good knowledge about it and can help better with links to a blog post or maybe a product that we know can help!
Bloglovin has thousands of Fashion and lifestyle bloggers and more. Think of it like Pinterest, It gives you exposure to brands this way you can earn commission but more importantly it allows you to post directly on bloglovin which means you can have a blog there and save to your collection as well just like pinterest. If already have a blog , you can find directions on how to link your blog to bloglvin that way whenever you post it is also posted there on bloglovin.You get comments, likes/ follows from bloggers who are interested in you and like what you do. The more followers, the more engagement and the more engagement you get the higher your chance of being seen by brands.
Most of you already know about this one, Twitter is microblogging except that it allows you to only keep it short and sweet. Its the best places for quick bites information. It is not just a place for sourcing out news it has now become a platform to advance careers and to advertise your skills.
You can take advantage of this twitter as a promotional tool but also to find opportunity and career just like linkedln
This app has been talked about so much, but most people don’t really know the benefit and uniqueness of this app. linkedIn is for anybody and everybody who is interested in taking their professional life more seriously by looking for opportunities to grow their career and to connect with other professional.
One great way is to use you LinkedIn profile as resume . It should represent you and what your business is all about. you can also apply to jobs on there.
Stumble upon ; Now (Mix)
we have a site that allows you to curate content about specific topic that you like you can collect various articles and add them to your collections . This get mixed up among people they like, share and mix with others who do the same .
We are now at the end ! You can try this apps to see which one works best for you , you can check out how to use social media to build an audience if you are stuck . I would love to know what app works best for you and which one you are now ready to try 🙂 Tell me in the comment section