Why is Social Media important for small business?

Why is Social Media important for small business?

Because your customers are already using it.

Consider these statistics of Australian Social Media users from August 2014:

Social Media Statistics Australia – August 2014 – source socialmedianews.com.au

1. Facebook – 13,400,000 users (steady)

2. YouTube – 13,000,000 UAVs

3. WordPress.com – 6,100,000

4. Tumblr – 4,600,000

5. LinkedIn – 3,900,000

6. Blogspot – 3,050,000

7. Twitter – 2,791,300 Active Australian Users (see calculation)

8. Instagram – 2,060,000 Active Australian Users (see calculation)

9. TripAdvisor – 1,550,000

10. Yelp – 1,300,000

11. Snapchat – 1,070,000 Active Australian Users (see calculation).

12. Tinder – 1,000,000 Australian users

13. Flickr – 740,000

14. Pinterest – 380,000

15. Reddit – 160,000

The chances are that much of your target market is already using social media. If you want to reach clients and prospects, you need to be where they are – by using social media you’ll increase the odds that your marketing message will get through to a significant number of them.

It will help you connect with your customers/clients.

Most marketing channels are one-way in nature – a business sends out its marketing message, and the consumer receives it. With Social Media, you can actually have a conversation with your audience. Social Media helps to create a community of fans and followers that see you as more than just a business entity.

They’ll view you as someone they trust, and people use the services of those they trust.

žNot sure where to start in the crazy world of Social Media? Melbourne Social Co offer a range of packages for businesses looking to begin, expand on or capitalise on the ‘noise’ their brand is making in the digital world.

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