checklistSocial media is a fairly new concept, and the idea of using it to market your business is even newer. Many people find that they are unsure of where to start, or how to keep things going one they have started. To help educate you, we have come up with a checklist of things you must be doing daily on your social media accounts.

Post At Least Once Per Account

Most websites have an account on at least one social media site, while others may have as many as four or five. More is not always better, however. If you can not keep all of your accounts active, then they are not going to do you any good. Staying active means posting to each account at least once per day. It can be anything from an advertisement, to a question, to a picture. Just make sure you post something.

Like All Comments Left On The Previous Day’s Posts

You need to like every single comment people have left on your previous day’s posts. It is possible for you to literally like between ten and thirty comments per second, so time is no excuse. Just like the comment! Not only does it take no time at all, but it also helps your followers feel like you care about what they have to say. This, in turn, leads them to want to interact with your content more often.

Respond To At Least Five Comments Per Day, Per Site

Take the time to personally respond to at least five comments per day, per site. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a long response, although you may feel free to craft a lengthy response if you desire. The point is that you are interacting with your audience, and this is what social media marketing is all about.

Connect With At Least One New Person

Connect with one new person. Follow back, comment on their post, or something. Just one person per day can help you build many valuable connections in the long run. Connections are vital to your company’s success in numerous ways.

Share At Least One Thing Someone Else Has Posted

Share someone else’s post, particularly one advertising their business, products, or services. This will prompt others to share your content in return. It’s a give and take situation, with the key being that you always give more than you take. Not only does this help your business, but it helps you to be remember much more fondly by your followers and competitors.

Respond To All Valuable Messages You Have Received

If you receive a message, take the time to answer it. No, you don’t have to answer messages which are spam, one word responses, etc.  But if the message is of value, meaning that someone has taken the time to craft a note about something important to them (or you), you need to answer it.

If you carry out these simple tasks on your social media accounts each day, you will soon begin to see  your effort bear fruit. It takes a minimal amount of time, and anyone can do it. If you find that it is too much for you to handle, you can always hire on additional help or do away with your least valuable social media account.