Social media is now such a wide-ranging subject that it’s hard to figure out which aspect to focus on to get ahead. Should you be looking at niche-specific social media uses? Or should you be watching trends on a broad level, and gathering insights from them?
We have a different suggestion: How about looking at everything around you as a potentially socially element, and think of how to use any of those things to get what you want.
Here are a few ways you can get started in that practice of thinking. Call them three social ways to get more of what you want.
1. Don’t just brag online; ask
Social media sites have become an annoying platform for bragging. Whether it’s the expensive dinner at a fancy restaurant that somehow warrants a photo posting, or an extravagant vacation, or even the achievements of a person’s children, the social media outlets have become a platform for talking about what makes people and their lives so much better than yours.
But these platforms don’t have to be used that way. People love to give their opinions, and help others when possible. So why not use social media sites to ask people how to get more of what they want? Asking, instead of bragging, is much more likely to lead you to the places you want to go.
2. Shake hands and meet up
Meetup.com is a site that has made its mark by facilitating offline gatherings for people who have similar interests. Use sites like this to foster real relationships and unleash the power of formal and informal business networking, which essentially holds exponential value for people who are connected to the most other people.
3. Learn to combine offline with online
There are many examples of how to use online advertising to drive people to online businesses, and how to use offline advertising to get what you want in an offline commercial environment.
But two other combinations tend to receive less focus: How to use online marketing to generate offline traffic, and how to use offline promotions to get people to your online location(s).
Those last two combinations are where it’s helpful to read the blog posts of tech experts in advertising efficiencies and innovations. Make this a part of your daily or weekly reading, and you’ll soon learn how to design a hybrid world of offline and online innovations to get more of what you want!