Fishing with Social Media
The world of social media to most businesses is like a wilderness of water, it is rough. It’s a fish eat fish world. With real-time customer communication and feedback on social media channels it is one of the most dangerous places to be if you don’t have the right knowledge and tools. Without the right guidance and advice you are sure to fail and return empty handed or with very little return to show for your investment and or efforts. Here is some guidance to fishing in the world of social media.
The Fish of the social media world
Where there is water there you will find fish (the consumer). Fish, the food you (and your business) need in order to live, stay strong and survive. They differ in size, type and their habits play a big role in determining if you will be able to catch them easy or by wasting a lot of effort and personal resources which could have been spent on other more productive survival activities in your efforts to stay alive.
Just like all the different variations in fish types and species you can find in the wilderness, so do the average user differ that you are trying to market your product and or services to. You need to be aware of the type of fish you are hoping to catch, what the best ways are to try and catch it and finally – if it won’t be poisonous to you and your business.
Tools to catch the fish
If you want to catch the fish there is a lot of different ways and tools you can use that can help you and significantly help reduce the amount of energy (resources) that you will waste in the process. These tools you may use will also differ depending on what material you have available and what fish you are setting your scope on. Some of these tools may consume a lot of energy but is made to catch a lot of fish (commercial fishing) – this will not help if you are catching in a small pond where there is no room or enough fish to get a positive return on the amount of energy you have put in or wasted trying to catch the fish.
Just like the different tools used today in fishing, there are many different tools available that you can choose. From modern tools, to the old tools that’s been used for decades. The types and the costs to using these tools will also differ and may not all be best suited for you or your business.
Social media is the water
Social Media channels are the water in which the fish lives and strives. Some of them also differ in sizes and quality of water they offer. Some are clean and some are dirty , some have hot water some have cold, some are big lakes and others are ponds; at the end most of them have fish that you will be able to catch. Without water there is no fish, and without fish there are no tools that can help you to catch what is not there. If you use the right tools and have the knowledge on the type of fish, where you are catching the fish and if it is worth trying to catch the fish will all help you to survive in the wilderness of social media and help you and your business to grow.