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Social Media Marketing: Expectation Vs. Reality

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Recording a Video to Post or a Live Video

Expectation: Video goes smoothly, you remember everything you wanted to talk about, and it gets 1,000,000 views!

Reality: 35 takes later, forgets literally everything you have planned that you wanted to say. Saying “like”, “uh” and “um” WAY too much. Also, it only got 20 views.

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Posting a Question to Get Feedback on a New Product

Expectation: Lots of people give their opinions, you get genuine feedback from your question. Everyone is discussing back and forth on what their thoughts are.

Reality: One person comments a thumbs up emoji.

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Posting an Amazing New Product You Released

Expectation: Sells out in 24 hours. Everyone loves it. Gets featured in a popular article for being SUCH a cool product. Gains 1,000 new followers and customers.

Reality: 5 people buy it. Most of them are family supporting your business.

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Posting a Hilarious Joke

Expectation: Everyone loves it and totally relates to it. High fiving yourself because you, are so engaging and relatable to your followers.

Reality: It only gets 10 likes, one person comments “I don’t get it”.

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Discovering How to Create an Ad on Facebook

Expectation: Going to create the best Facebook Ad Campaign in my industry. It’s so easy, anyone can do it. Only spending $100, but going to sell out of product right away! Gets 50,000,000 views on the ads and they go viral.

Reality: No sales come from it. You lose $100 because you didn’t spend enough. You only reach 5,000 people. Definitely didn’t go viral.

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You Work with an Agency to Grow Your Business and Sales

Expectation: I can do it better, and for cheaper. I don’t need to hire an agency. If anything I’ll hire a summer student or Freelancer.

Reality: Cheaper than hiring a staff member. You get a whole team instead of one person that has experience building ads and making money, as well as other services!

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Why Elon Musk is the KEY to Social Media in 2019

Let’s face it,

In 2019, Personal Branding is key and where everyone is looking to is year. We are ALL following someone who is famous. This doesn’t always mean an actor, singer or YouTuber. How many people do you follow that are business owners? CEO’s? Motivational Coaches/Speakers? Who doesn’t follow Elon Musk on Twitter to see what is new with his company, Tesla, and in his life?

Take a look,

Tesla’s Twitter account has 3.6 million followers. Sounds great right?

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Now let’s take a look and compare it to the CEO and Founder of Tesla Inc., Elon Musk’s, Twitter account…

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26.2 MILLION followers. Though Elon doesn’t stick to a “business-type” social media. He promotes his products and brands just the same as the actual company, Tesla, would on social media.

That’s a large number of people who are ONLY following the CEO and Founder, Elon Musk, over the actual Tesla automotive company. People like to see an actual person behind a brand, rather than just following a company. This makes it more personable, and we, as human beings, like to connect more with a personal brand, such as Elon Musk, Grant Cardone, Kim Kardashian, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, and any other CEO.

If that doesn’t prove how powerful personal brands are in 2019, then you’re missing out!

In 2019, business owners ARE celebrities. And we need to start embracing the fact that, as business owners, building your own personal brand on social media will be the best way to get leads into your business, and growing your company’s revenue. Another great way is to get your sales team to start their own personal brand on social media. Your sales team will act as representatives of the brand and business, and sharing/mentioning your business in front of MILLIONS of people.

Stay tuned for next week to learn more about how you can start building your own personal brand on social media.