How To Simplify Your Social Media Marketing Strategies 24

Simplifying Your Social Media Marketing Strategies



Social media marketing strategies can get incredibly complicated. There always seems to be so much to do and so little time.


Do you feel this way about your social media strategy, too?

You are in luck, because in today’s post, you will find 7 ways that will help you to keep your social media marketing strategy simple



Are you ready?



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1. Know your niche.

  • The niche research you did when you first started your business should have revealed your people’s interests, pain points, problems, and spending limits.
  • If you are not sure, do some research.
  • Above all, find out where they spend their leisure time on the Internet and target those sites.
  • There is no point in banging away on a social network if the ideal customer in your niche isn’t hanging out there.


2. Brainstorm hot content.

  • Hot content is the kind of content that will appeal to those in your niche.
  • As you do your niche research, you will probably see the same questions coming up repeatedly.
  • Make a list of them and create content that answers these questions.
  • Be sure to create paid products that do as well.
  • Free products lead to paid products.


3. Leverage the content you create.

  • Make every piece of content you create work hard for you.
  • One of the best ways to do it is to put it into more than one format.
  • For example, your content could be an article, top-10 list, or a PowerPoint deck.
  • Your deck could become a video on YouTube which you would then embed on your site.
  • You could also share the deck at popular sharing sites like SlideShare, owned by LinkedIn, which has very convenient sharing buttons for all of the major social networks.


4. Create a publishing schedule.

  • Once you leverage your content, schedule it.
  • You obviously can’t publish leveraged content on the same topic back to back, but you can use your blog scheduler to set the date and time in advance and, for example, publish one each month for several months.
  • Make video your priority, though, to build up a robust YouTube channel full of interesting content that will gain followers.
  • If you are working alone, create your own calendar and follow it.
  • The plugin Editorial Calendar for WordPress is incredibly useful.
  • If you are working in a team, set up a shared calendar to make sure something of value is being published regularly.


5. Use automated tools.

  • WordPress has a range of plugins that will create share buttons so people can just click to share on the social networks.
  • In addition, they have plugins that will announce your new content on your social sites automatically, such as WordTwit for creating a link to your content on Twitter.
  • Then there are specific tools that will allow you to schedule posts in advance, such as Buffer and TweetDeck, which will link with a number of different networks, and ViralWoot, which allows you to schedule Pinterest pins in advance.
  • These tools have both free and paid levels, so you have nothing to lose by trying them out and seeing how useful they are.
  • If they make your publishing on the social networks easier, the cost will more than pay for itself in terms of the amount of time you will save.


6. Make an appointment with social for 1 hour each day.

  • Social media can devour your time if you are not careful, so block out 2 appointments of 30 minutes each, morning and evening, so you minimize the danger of getting distracted and wasting hours wandering around in an unfocused manner.


7. Outsource

  • Once you get things organized, outsource the work to a reliable virtual assistant.
  • Draft in your teen or neighbor and free up your time to build your business in other ways.



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There you have it, 7 ways that will help You to keep your social media strategy simple 😉



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24 thoughts on “How To Simplify Your Social Media Marketing Strategies

    • Joan Post author

      Yes social media can take a lot of time, it is best to have a good strategy so it does not 😉 I have a great resource that will help you to make it easier…..let me know if you would like more info, Amanda?

  • Donna Merrill

    Hi Joan,

    What great ways to simplify your social media marketing. I like to automate myself. Just spend that one hour each day to focus on it and bam…it works so well.

    One has to be clear on their niche, who they are marketing to and the rest will take care of itself once a plan is in place. That’s the thing…we all need our own unique plan. But more importantly, we need to put it into motion.

    Great strategies!


    • Joan Post author

      Hi Donna 🙂
      Thanks my friend! Automation is key for smart social media…….focus is definately key to having success on social media!!

  • Yogesh Shinde

    Hey Joan,

    Social media marketing is vital and easy solution for traffic and business. Many people think that we need to spend hours and hours on promoting our stuff online but the key is we should define and refine our target audience and share content with them. One of the major decision we have to take is which social media is for our niche, for example if a person has a DIY and beauty tips blogs then he/she focus on Pinterest than any other social media.

    What do you think Joan.

    Thanks 🙂
    Yogesh Shinde

    • Joan Post author

      Hey Yogesh 🙂
      Yes it is very vital for your business in such a HUGE way! Absolutely, you must know who your target audience is 🙂 You can focus on Pinterest but Facebook is another great platform as well!

  • Mariana

    This is great advice! I especially like the point you make about making an appointment for a “social hour” because social media can be a huge timesuck, though a necessary one!

  • brianna george

    My social media strategy is pretty straightforward and streamlined these days. Lots of help from scheduling posters.

  • Kathryn Maclean

    Hi Joan,
    Great article on simplifying your social media marketing strategies.
    I took notes as I visited you from the PAC Rotator.

    7 Way to keep your social media strategy simple
    No point banging away on a social network if
    your ideal customer isn’t hanging out there.

    Make a list of questions you see again and again create
    content to answer these questions

    Put your content into more than one format article
    powerpoint which could become a video and then
    embed it on your site. Slide share has sharing buttons
    to all major social networks

    Schedule your content Create a calendar Plugin
    Editorial Calendar WP

    Automated tools
    WordTwit shares new content from a link on Twitter
    Buffer and Tweetdeck ViralWoot schedule Pinterst pins

    Block 2 times a day 30 mins morning evenings

    Great info Joan.