Thursday, January 4, 2018

Your Social Media Goals For 2018

A new year brings with it new goals.

In the world of social media that is constantly changing it is time to reflect on your best goals for the year to make sure this year is your best yet in the land of social media.

Here are 5 easy goals to get you started for the year:

Be Careful What You Put Out There
Last year we saw some awful social media fails resulting in backlashes, people getting fired, people resigning, people losing everything all because they posted the wrong thing.  So be careful what you put out there. Once it is out there, it is out there and people will be quick to screen capture it and share it with their followers. It escalates when celebrities with millions of followers start sharing it as well. So think it through before you hit enter.

How Many Hashtags Are Enough?
Unless you are on Instagram where the hashtag is king you don’t really need to post something with close to 100 hashtags.  Just 2 or 3 are perfectly acceptable. 

What’s Your Story?
Many social media networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have added in their own version of a story section which enables users to post a story into their updates. So take full advantage of it and share a day in your life in pictures or updates.

Upload That Video
YouTube videos get more and more popular daily. Do you have an idea for a great video? Well shoot it and upload it.  Share it with your friends and family. Who knows you might just get a million views and build your brand out of nothing.

Help Others Out
No matter what it is be it a great job opportunity you saw or funding grants for students, help others out by sharing the news. Who knows you might just get someone a job and help them on their way to a wonderful 2018.

Fred Felton | Social Media Consultant & Keynote Speaker | Twitter @fredfelton