Which Social Media Meets Your Needs?

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Which Social Media Meets Your Needs? by Joan Y. Edwards

There are many social media brands. It is difficult for one person to use all of them successfully. I use Facebook and Twitter most, followed by Alignable, Linked-In, Instagram, and GoodReads.

Choose the one that’s comfortable for you. Choose the one that meets your social needs and your business advertising needs.

Alignable – You can connect with people who live in your community or far away. Message people to set up a coffee meeting and learn more about sharing your services and find out more about others services in your neighborhood. People in your network may share your messages about your business.

“How to Use Alignable for Your Small Business:”
https://www.servicecore.com/blog/2017/09/01/alignable-small-business/

How Can Small Businesses Use Alignable to Get More Customers
https://azstrategicmarketingservices.com/how-can-small-businesses-use-alignable-to-get-more-customers/

Facebook – Set up a page on Facebook and advertise your books and blogs. You can also pay for Facebook ads.
7 Ways to Use Facebook for Marketing
https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2013/04/15/facebook-marketing

GoodReadsGet your books reviewed and review books. Build a network. 
Tck Publishing. “Three Ways to Creatively Market Your Books on GoodReads” https://www.tckpublishing.com/three-ways-to-creatively-market-your-books-on-goodreads/


Instagram Pictures and posts only last 24 hours.
52 Tips How to Market on Instagram
https://blog.wishpond.com/post/59612395517/52-tips-how-to-market-on-instagram

Linked-In – Connect with professionals you know. Linked-In gives you a chance to post your blog links right in your account so that others will see it.

How to Use Linked-In Beginners Guide
https://www.techlila.com/how-to-use-linkedin-beginners-guide/

Ten Reasons to Use Linked-In
https://www.joanyedwards.com/2013/05/12/ten-reasons-to-use-linkedin/

Pinterest – Post images.
12 Strategic Ways to Use Pinterest for Marketing
https://pegfitzpatrick.com/12-strategic-ways-use-pinterest-marketing/

Collect Images for Fun and Research – Use Pinterest
https://www.joanyedwards.com/2013/04/28/collect-images-for-fun-and-research-use-pinterest/

Twitter –  Set up a Twitter account to spread the word about your books and blogs. You can set up to do automatic posts on Facebook and Twitter from your blog.
What Exactly Is Twitter?
https://www.lifewire.com/what-exactly-is-twitter-2483331

25 Ways to Use Twitter for Marketing https://www.practicalecommerce.com/25-Ways-to-Use-Twitter-for-Marketing

Resources:

The 21 most popular social media sites in 2019
https://buffer.com/library/social-media-sites

Social Media Quiz Which Social Site Is Right for YOU?
https://www.amarketingexpert.com/social-media-quiz-site-right/

Which Social Media Is Right for You?
https://www.thebusinesswomanmedia.com/which-social-media-is-right-for-you/

21 Book Marketing Tips for Authors
https://www.joanyedwards.com/2017/10/19/21-book-marketing-tips-for-authors

Hashtags Bring Traffic (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
https://www.joanyedwards.com/2018/01/10/hashtags-bring-traffic/

I hope these resources help you find a great way to market your books, blogs, or other items.

Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright 2019 Joan Y. Edwards

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6 thoughts on “Which Social Media Meets Your Needs?”

    1. Dear Carol,
      Thanks for writing. Hmm. I had Instagram in this. I’ll have to check. Thanks for the heads-up! I checked and I have information about Instagram in this post. If you have a link you’d like for me to share about it or want me to post your personal opinion about Instagram, I’ll be glad to add it.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

  1. Thanks for the comprehensive Social Media links, Joan! Personally, I love Insta because its image-based platform appeals to the photographer in me and its community is kind. Professionally, I am primarily on Facebook b/c that’s where my readers are. My readers also hang out on Pinterest and Twitter, so I meet them there, too.

    1. Dear Cat,
      It is so wonderful to hear from you. You are welcome for the links for the different social media. Thanks for sharing the social media you enjoy!

      I will look for you on Instagram!

      Never Give Up
      Joan

  2. Thanks for ALL the links, Joan. I’m going to check out several of them to learn how to market more efficiently using them. I mostly use facebook and Pinterest. I know I have to learn to use more. Your blog has given me a great start.

    1. Dear Sandra,
      Thanks for writing. I’m glad you liked all the links to help with marketing. I hope you’ll consider subscribing to my blog. You are an amazing writer!

      Never Give Up
      Joan

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