Matt Powers, website designer


Social Media Starter Guide

There are a lot of reasons for getting into social media, but a lot of people aren’t sure just how to start. This guide is here to give you some basic information regarding social media.

There are many  great social media networks, but not all will apply to your business, venture, project, etc. Here are some of the most popular sites. You will want to choose a few and focus on those alone. Go through the list and find a few that sound interesting or relevant to your business. Facebook & Twitter are a good place to start.

  1. Facebook
  2. Youtube
  3. Twitter
  4. Flickr
  5. MySpace
  6. StumbleUpon
  7. Delicious
  8. Tumblr
  9. Digg
  10. Reddit

After you have chosen a few outlets that suit your needs, you need to deliver continuous, fresh content to those channels. That means posting news on Facebook, Tweeting about events, or putting fresh content into your YouTube account. It is also important that what you are posting be of some value or interest to your target audience. If you are a small business that sells sneakers, you most likely shouldn’t post that you are “stuck in traffic”. If you keep delivering quality content on a regular basis, people will take interest in you, and you will develop a following. This is the basic concept of most social media. This is not to be confused with the “sell, sell, sell” mentality.

Below are a few useful articles & guides to successfully using social media:

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