So much has changed in the Direct Sales business industry. Gone are the days of simply going door to door and hosting parties to sell your products.
If you do a Google search for ways to improve any business I can almost guarantee Social Media will be listed as the one of the options on any post or article you come across.
How To Use Social Media For Your Direct Sales Business
Social Media has given the term “customer service” a new meaning. It gives businesses, mom-and-pop to large corporations, a chance to deal directly with their customers which, consumers prefer to do rather than call in to a call center and deal with the automated systems.
Today’s post is going to share ideas for incorporating social media for your direct sales business. With people are spending more time online checking their social media accounts and browsing through their favorite brands to check out the latest deals this is the perfect time to make your mark in the world of social media.
Choosing The Right Social Media Platform For Your Business
There are plenty of social media platforms out there to choose from but not all of them may benefit a direct sales business and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Here’s a look at some of the more popular social media platforms that could boost your direct sales business.
Facebook – Obviously we have to start out with the most popular social media platform out there, Facebook. Creating a Facebook Page allows direct sales business to post photos of their products and announce any new products, sales, or giveaways. And with advertising opportunities, you can reach more customers now more than ever.
Twitter – Not too far behind Facebook is Twitter. With a Twitter account, a direct sales business can tweet product sales, pictures, giveaways, and other news related to their business. And now you can also place ads on Twitter to really get your business out there.
Pinterest – Pinterest is the platform to use to put a visual effect on the products you sell. It increases the chances of getting more sales. And that’s one of the goals, right?
You can create boards with images that can link to your website or blog. Check out this post from Inspire To Thrive and how Pinterest helped send traffic to her blog plus Lisa shares what she does to make Pinterest work for sites.
You Tube – A direct sales business can use You Tub to their advantage by posting make-up tutorials using their cosmetic products and there can be a video presentation to recruit a sales team.
The power of social media has been known to jump start or reignite a direct sales business. If you’re direct sales business has been in a bit of a slump perhaps social media is just what the doctor ordered.
Over To You
If you’ve got a direct sales business, I’d really like to know how social media has helped you and which ones have been most effective. What other social media networks could a direct sales business benefit from? Let’s get the conversation going in the comments section below!
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