Social media is a boon for businesses and provides a gateway to promote brands and products. Social media have influenced online shopping mostly over the past few years. Social media played an important role during the pandemic and allowed even the new businesses to grow and find potential customers.
It is important to have a strong bond between the business and customers to grow as a brand. Trust is essential as it influences the customers to decide to buy a particular product. Researchers have found that trust in the brand is one of the major reasons for a person to buy a product. How to build trust in the brand?
When you share content on social media, make sure you use clear images and videos. It helps the users to stay on your pages more and keep coming back for more. Having high-quality content is a way of proving the content is legit and well managed. When you share something on your business social media, it should be informative and on point. If you try to over-promote your brand, the users will identify your content that only focuses on dollar hunting. Therefore, 80% of your content should be informative and the remaining 20% should be promotional.
When you share content on social media, people will comment their opinion as they see and those opinions can be both negative and positive. It is important to respond to those opinions and interact with them to strengthen the bond and solve their doubts if possible. Interaction is important no matter the opinion is positive or negative. There is no use if you share your content and never look back at it. The more you interact, there will be more people reach your social media. This will help you build a reputation as a brand.
The users on your social media pages also can share their content. Encourage them to share them and it will make the people who just found out about your brand get an intention to try your products. The content shouldn’t be one-sided and it will limit the audience to see only through one perspective. The users can use hashtags to put your entire product-related content under one topic.
Get reviews and recommendations
Once you sold products to a user, get them to provide an honest review of your brand via social media. Even the review is not in your favor, leave it as it is and make sure you solve it if there is any complication. Such honest reviews from users, even from social influencers will gain more users to try your products and will help to show your presence in the market.
Not to reveal the secrets of your brand, but you can share how your products are made and how you deliver them to the customers via social media. It is ideal to live stream the production process, new events of your business on social media if possible to gain users’ attention. If your business is involved in fundraisers or charity work, social media is the best medium to show the users that your business isn’t all about profit.
Social media is very important to grow your business. The objective should be to make a strong social media image for your brand in the long run.