How to Increase Recommendations 27%

social-media-reportHave you ever tried growing your own business? It can be a difficult and daunting task. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help you attract more customers.  One way is to use social media to grow your prestige and influence.

It’s easy to post statuses and updates on social media, but how can you make sure you are reaching your target audience?  If properly used social media can be a powerful and influential medium to reach a larger audience.

A simple five-step system can help you, the CEO, President or Owner, to use social media to your marketing advantage. This system shows how you can reach your target audience in an effective way. The System is entitled The 5 B’s of Social Media Success. Research has shown that executives and businesses that use The 5 B’s of Social Media Success can see 27% of followers to be more likely to recommend, and 18% more likely to buy their services than a company not using this business model.  Wouldn’t we all like to see such an increase in leads?

Social media is also an effective way to increase your perceived thought leadership. Research has shown that social media builds trust, transparency, and the perception of being a transformational leader. Your transparency gives customers clarity on what your business does and what value you add for them, thereby increasing their likelihood to buy.

It doesn’t pay to wait. If you don’t build your social media presence your competition will. Your competition will now have an advantage over you. It will then become increasingly more difficult for you to position yourself and your company as the expert in your field.  New business opportunities, such as sales and strategic partnerships, can easily be made through social media.

To learn how to increase your online prestige and presence to increase sales and attract your tribe, download a copy of the research report “The 5 B’s of Social Media Success” here. When you download the free report, you will see how the research that shows how to achieve your objectives and grow your business using social media.

About Debra Zimmer

After 25 years of growing entrepreneurial businesses at companies such as Microsoft, where she attracted 700,000 members into an online community in 18 months and then grew a second one to 250,000 members in 10 months, Debra Zimmer then struck out on her own to grow an online retail store to 6-figures of income and put it on AUTOPILOT for 3 years. With an engineering degree and an MBA from Columbia Business School, Debra is the undisputed expert in helping experts, entrepreneurs and executives to focus their brilliance and magnify their impact using social media and internet marketing tactics.

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