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  Social media has become a valuable tool for social selling. But what exactly is social selling? Imagine attending a networking event where you can chat with interested people, answer their questions, and build relationships. Now imagine that event happening every day, 24/7, and reaching thousands of people – that’s the power of social selling! Here’s how you can use social media to turn casual scrollers into hot leads:
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  • Be a Helpful Neighbour, Not a Pushy Salesperson

People come to social media to connect and learn, not get bombarded with sales pitches. Focus on sharing valuable content that addresses your audience’s pain points and interests. Position yourself as a trusted expert by offering tips, answering questions, and engaging in conversations.
  • Show, Don’t Just Tell

People are bombarded with information online. Stand out by using visuals and stories to showcase the benefits of your product or service. Share customer testimonials, case studies, or even behind-the-scenes glimpses of your business.
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  • Target the Right Crowd

Not everyone on social media is your ideal customer. Use social media advertising tools to target your outreach to people who are most likely to be interested in what you offer.
  • Connect and Build Relationships

Social media is all about building connections. Respond to comments, answer questions promptly, and participate in relevant conversations. This shows you care and builds trust with potential customers.
  • Make it Easy for People to Take the Next Step

Don’t leave people hanging! Include clear calls to action (CTAs) in your posts.  This could be a link to your website, a free consultation offer, or an invitation to download a helpful resource.
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Final Thoughts

Social selling isn’t about making a quick sale; it’s about nurturing relationships and building trust with potential customers. By providing value and establishing yourself as an expert, you’ll convert those social media followers into qualified leads who are ready to do business with you. So, put on your friendly face, share your expertise, and watch your social media presence blossom into a lead-generating powerhouse!
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This article was first published on 27th March 2024


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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