Top Tips for Starting Out on Social Media

Hey I’m April from the blog adoseofapril and a former University of Suffolk student. I’ve been blogging for just over 5+ years and have learnt some tips and tricks during my time. So you’ve decided you want to start taking social media seriously? Use it for more than updating your Facebook status or letting the… Read more »

by AprilGant 1 year ago

Hey I’m April from the blog adoseofapril and a former University of Suffolk student. I’ve been blogging for just over 5+ years and have learnt some tips and tricks during my time.

So you’ve decided you want to start taking social media seriously? Use it for more than updating your Facebook status or letting the world of Twitter know what song you’re loving at the moment. I’m not going to lie and say that it’s going to be easy because it isn’t and it will require time, effort and dedication. Social media is becoming such a saturated world that it’s hard at times to get noticed and have yourself seen. Unlike the many people before you that took the leap into the social media world I’m here to help you with some tips that will make sure you’re starting out on the best foot possible.

If you want to turn your social media into a job, increase your following a bit or make the most out of the platforms these tips should get you on the right track.

  1. Create somewhat of a brand for yourself across your platforms, this will make it easier for people to find you and looks more professional. This doesn’t have to mean logos and taglines, just be somewhat uniform with your profile pictures and way you’re coming across.

  2. Be consistent with your content. Post regularly on each platform, that way people are more likely going to notice you and be interested in your account. It also means you’ll get into a routine that makes it easier for you to manage.

  3. Network, use each platform for what they’re there for – socialising! Comment on posts, follow similar people to you, start conversations. 

  4. This is more aimed at Instagram – hashtags are your friends and will help when it comes to increasing your reach of your posts. There’s lots of helpful websites that will tell you some of the best hashtags to use depending on what you’re posting.

  5. If you’re looking to post about something in particular, like fashion or travel make sure it’s something you love and enjoy. It will definitely come across in your posts if you don’t love it as you’ll be putting a lot of time and effort in if you’re hoping to grow.

  6. One thing you need to keep in mind above everything is enjoy it and be safe. I hope these tips proved somewhat helpful for you.

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