Steps to See Whether You Are Prepared in Social Media

social-media-world-ballDo you use social media during the day but yet don’t feel prepared for it? Here are 10 basic steps to help you how to start.

The Social Media start with you and what you want to do, not with the amount of information that you read

No more than typical info, maybe this is the information you get daily. And this will not help you to find the magic formula online with a click. We generate content from our motives. We have entered into social media for reasons that do not necessarily coincide with those of others: we have different backgrounds, different modes of work, some different requirements, experience or practice which goes through different phases…

Let us start with the 10 basic tips that will help you make small steps to get into the habit of social media.

1. Stop being a collector

Only in this way you will learn. It is good to be very well informed, but often you are in danger that falls into the vicious circle of not being able to stop looking for the most optimal information to explain everything more clearly. If this all you do, you are going to end up being a collector of information. And actually you are opting for the easiest entry to Google, a link to a download of an eBook… So it’s better to get amount of information only you can absorb.

2. Define what you want to achieve

Forget the others. Focus on you. Grab a pen and paper and write your story: what path led you to the Social Media and why you think you’re there. What are your interests? What do you like? Are you good at it and is it easy? How do you want to work in relation to who are you?

3. How to achieve what you think you want to get

Make a list of ideas, actions, resources that you will need for your project, but also people who can guide (customer you’re going to run, what you’re proposing, what channels are going to use and how …). Prioritizes, organizes phases and what actions are relevant to this.

Note from the beginning where you are going to get income and estimates how much that will be, as well as how much you spend on everything. If you do not think you are going to ask for money to help others, and that’s not good business. Invest in your project because if not, do not expect people to invest in you afterwards.

If all you want for free, why people will pay you for your services?

Do not complain that Social Media do not make money if you are someone who want everything for free. If you want to live in Social Media you first begin to value your work, it’s your effort. In this post you will understand better how.

4. Surround yourself with the right people

If you’re not sure or you think it is nonsense what you do, surround yourself with close people to help you, but choose well, because if you tell your plans to a pessimist, you will pull the ground, and if the accounts optimistic, everything will seem perfect. Sometimes you do not need any more ideas, but implementing a few of the ones you have.

5. Use visual techniques to extract what you know

Mind maps are very useful tools. You see, if we do not measure what we learn we lose track of what we know, what we know and what we do not know. If you take content on time, do not think you know little. You know a lot more than you think, but just doing a visual map of these three points will have a roadmap of where to go. There are two questions that you should also consider:

What subject would you choose if you could only be both?

What two topics you feel comfortable that you can share?

6. Measure your level of learning

When you take a lot of time reading you will see that those contents will only add nuances, and each time it costs more to find items with more information.

But the cost is to decide and endeavor. That is the consideration that creates a sense of anxiety because you know you will not get to everything, and you feel overwhelmed by what you still need to consult and makes each passing day you look less prepared to step in. By this I am not saying that “despise” or do not value the information that is falling and you qualify for “loose” or the contrary, take it as you’ve already been through that phase and it’s time to get down to work. Why? Because only then you will truly know what you lack. As you put it to work you will emerge many other questions you had not been taken into account because you did not know that you had (and therefore could not look for).

7. You decide what you need, do not be misled

Do not be put off by promising links or titles that refer to other issues. Be aware when you’re reading information that does not touch you. Create a reading plan in terms of the information you want to read. Go slowly. Do not rush forward because it is useless to read much if it is not digested. If you point you’ll see how you’re going from more general to more specific information, and that is another way to measure your learning. Also it is important to follow the latest online marketing trends.

8. If you feel that you concentrate more with a book, do not worry

Books, provide reading that makes you focus better. Besides, you have items such as links to distract you. Feel less pressure in that direction and increases your concentration.

9. Focus your interests and contacts

If you go to all thematic Social media you’re going to make a mess. That way you will be able to see the degree of dependence between these topics and from there continue to expand. You can also go by relationships with people from the scene in a manner aligned to what you want to achieve. This will also help you decide which events to go, who to interact with and collaborate…

10. Plan your time and tasks

Be aware of the time. Illusionist can say everything, but the illusionist is not going to make the day is bigger than 24 hours. Look at the time you can have, how far you’re willing to go and what help you need if you do not get to all subcontract services. That’s one way to save time. Planning you will see whether the achievement of actions makes sense for what you want to accomplish. It will also help generate less stress because you have a lot of homework to do. Note that our work has a lot of multitasking, and that means we have to spend time switching activity for a short time. Make yourself a plan for emergencies, since these arrive earlier than expected and without warning.

Guest article written by: Albert Palacci is passionate about digital marketing and social media, he is writing for several online magazines and websites, also you can check his Google+ and his Vimeo.

1 thought on “Steps to See Whether You Are Prepared in Social Media”

  1. Great Share Albert!

    It needs to be understood that social media is not for everyone or to fix all your problems. If your business is struggling to survive, social media can’t fix your problems, though it can only help in your marketing plan. The fact is massive battle between users and social sites is happening right now in courts everywhere. This is because the social networks and some brick-and-mortar businesses have overstepped their bounds as it relates to the privacy that a social network should provide but does not as of yet.


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