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Is it possible to be successful only using social media marketing?



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Is it possible to be successful only using social media marketing?

When it comes to making money online, we never think that you can just use social media marketing to turn a good ROI.  But have you ever tried to only use SMM to bring in a consistent amount of sales on auto pilot?  With the spike of mobile traffic and loads of people going over to social media platforms to find reviews and just to kill time, it's becoming one of the best places to pull traffic in order to make a sale.

Facebook pages can convert like crazy if you have some good reviews built up.  Users will see all the reviews piling up from actual people and they will trust you more.  They will then click through and make a purchase if you're lucky enough to get your reputation high enough that they don't want to talk to you prior to purchasing lol.  

You'll have to figure out where your target market is going to be browsing in order to get the biggest bang for your buck, but that's not too difficult.

  • Facebook: Almost everyone is on there (no age range)
  • Instagram: Millenials and some Generation X people
  • Pinterest: Generation X mainly and some millenials
  • Twitter: Millenials and some Generation X

So basically, if you're targeting the elderly, you'll want to be on facebook and choose a specific age range.  Now you may not get an enormous amount of sales because the elderly aren't online as often as a millennial, but at least you know they favor facebook Is it possible to be successful only using social media marketing?  Instagram and twitter will pull in more millenials but have a chance to get someone from generation while pinterest will pull in more people from generation X and some millenials.  Choose your demographic and age range, and you will be more happy in the end Is it possible to be successful only using social media marketing?


So can you be successful with just social media marketing?
The answer is "Hell Yes!" and that's because you can build up your profile for free by posting every day and if you're hash tagging your posts to target specific groups of people, you will see them coming in to see your posts mroe often.  This is especially big when it comes to Instagram.  Adding appropriate tags can increase your likes and follows exponentially, which is what we all want.  

With Facebook you can run a good PPC campaign and target down to the finest detail.  Have your campaign set to get likes to your business page and you can then market to them multiple times down the road.  A lot of people will run the campaign through Facebooks ad platform that simply sends traffic to their website, but why would you do that and have 1 chance to capture a sale when you can get a like and have a chance every day to make a sale?  

With twitter, just like Instagram, you'll want to set up your tags to target certain people, and even tag some people.  You can't use as many tags on your tweet since you're very limited when it comes to posting content, but it's still possible to grow you profile quickly by tagging.

For platforms like pinterest you'll want to pin random pictures related to your niche and not always pin your own products.  Build up your boards and sprinkle in only a few of your products ever dozen posts or so.  I would say that people wouldn't think you're spammy if you're pinning your own products maybe once or twice ever 10 to 15 times.


There are plenty of websites that get loads of sales solely through social media marketing, and you can do it too Is it possible to be successful only using social media marketing?  Posting regularly will also help bring people in, just don't overdo it because you don't want to be seen as spammy.  If you're posting once a day you're usually pretty good, but if you're posting 5 times a day you will notice a good amount of your users unliking or unfollowing your profile because it's too active.  The only time you can post 5+ times a day and be seen as a good business or profile is on Instagram.  There are some people that post 50 times a day and bring in a massive amount of follows because of proper tagging Is it possible to be successful only using social media marketing?



In Conclusion:
It's certainly not the easiest way to generate sales, but once you build up your profiles for long enough you will notice that social media marketing can turn into a much better revenue stream than paying Adwords or Bing Ads Is it possible to be successful only using social media marketing?  The reason for that is because people can look you up and see what you're already posting about on your profiles and determine if they want to purchase.  With a PPC campaign through adwords or bing ads, a person has to click through to your website and then determine if they want to buy.



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johnfranklin1

Yes, it is possible to be successful by only using social media marketing. As you can increase the traffic and new customers to your website but it is not enough. You would have to build the trust of your customers by providing them quality products and by fulfilling your commitments.

I have seen many business owners who use to offer something attractive but when they provide the products, they are totally different than what they promised. In this way, they cannot be successful in a long term.

It is possible to be successful just by using social media marketing but you would have to maintain the quality of the product.




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VictoriaC

I completely agree. I've seen some business owners who advertise very attractive products they don't really have just to attract customers. Once they have the customer, they offer a completely different product at a different price, usually more expensive than the original one, being that a counterproductive behavior in the long run.




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Kakashi2020

I do think that one can gain some success but not overly successful to the point of getting rich in using social media alone. To be truly successful you still need an offline counterpart.




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overcast

There are some sites which rely only on the social media. And so far those sites are doing good. And they do make money. But you have to find out what you can do in such case. I have personally found that social media traffic can be unpredictable. Just have to find out how to tap into it. Then things can be good there as well.




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Heatman

Exactly, I do find most social media sites like Facebook and Twitter more useful in carrying out good strategic marketing adventures. I have actually made great sales from the use of social media marketing for most of my business products.




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overcast

Yes business products seems to be selling well on the facebook. And the twitter seems to be even better with the conversion for the ads. I have however seen that social media marketing is not going to be easy. I think twitter, pinterest and tumblr is a bit harder. Facebook, instagram seems to be going good for many.




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VickyBurg

Yes it is possible to be successful only using social media marketing. The only trick to it is really quality over quantity.
To explain I have found over and over again that the feedback on any form of advertising is much greater when targeting only a few specific types of audiences than when you just throw ads all over a social network hoping that some random users to view it.
So yes do the work and know your audience and social media will always be your main asset in advertising.




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hermessantos

Certainly it is possible to succeed only with marketing in social networks.

I use a lot of Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Instagram and even Linkedin in the marketing strategies of my sites. However, I particularly prefer not to bet all my chips on this path.

I think that social networks can simply disappear overnight and thus a business will go under. Let's look at the case of orkut or Myspace. Betting 100% on them is not always a good choice in my opinion.




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Lyudmilka7

Of course you can be successful just by using social media for marketing. I believe facebook is one of the best platforms to use. The more likes and comments on your facebook page, the more a page is seen as relevant by favebook.




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BatmanWayne

It is true, you can be successful just using the social media. Here in Venezuela a man who was only doing a hamburger for himself post the picture on Instagram and someone ask him if he was selling it, and he started with that. That was like 2 years ago and now they are waiting for the opening of their restaurant and they just beginning posting hamburgers pics on Instagram.




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Heatman

I definitely find Instagram very useful in marketing products and services that are picture drown. Instagram is very good with picture information in marketing.




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Okav1ator

I've found that I'm most successful with Instagram and Facebook. Mainly because I'm trying to market my product to a younger generation, and these sites are full of traffic.




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JoeMilford

I have found a great deal of success, through social media, in terms of sales of my product. I am an author, and I continually generate an audience, fanbase, and revenue source from Twitter and Facebook, specifically. I need to venture into Snapchat and Instagram, I guess, but I just have not done so yet.




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Corzhens

In Facebook, I have friends who are into dropshipping. Most of them are selling beauty products and clothing items and also accessories. Their only marketing means is Facebook. And business is doing good mainly because they have active friends who support them. In fact, their customers are multiplying maybe because their products are good. I guess you can be successful in business using only social media for marketing and advertising.




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Heatman

This is actually correct, having active members on your account list would go a long way in helping you gain the publicity that your products require in order to sell. From there sharing of your marketing business content, it would increase your business reach and as such has the tendency of directly increasing your sales as well.




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vinaya

The answer is yes. However, in order to become successful with social media marketing, you need a lot of followers on social media, you must also be very active, posting regularly and engaging in meaningful dialogue. You can ease your social media marketing campaign by using automated programs like hootsuit. If you get a premium account on hootsuit, you can link 35 social media accounts and schedule posts on social media. When you do bulk scheduling, your posts on social media accounts will be posted in the regular schedule. If you only use a free hootsuit account, you can only schedule posts on three social networking sites.




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Heatman

Yes of course, social media is very successful in any form of marketing that you could ever dreamt of, and if I'm to rate the proficiency of social media marketing in helping one achieve its set business goals and objectives, it would be 80/100 scaling.

As long as you know the best way to set up your page, or account for such project in such a way that it would be very effective in helping you put out your intended information to your supposed recipients, it would definitely get you a positive feedback.




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augusta

Certainly, one can build so much profile from social media and become a star without having to be in the news.Like I use to say someone can be a Facebook celeb or Instagram celeb all one need do is to active acquire more friends and followers and sell to them what you have and because they believe in you, they'll want to buy because of the trust,so I believe.one can make a success of marketing and ofcourse sales through only social media.




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vinaya

There are a number of social media sites with unique features. If you can build a large number of followers on these sites, you can be successful. However, if you have few fan following social media marketing will not get you the desired result. I have a facebook page for my health blog. I have 200 followers, by promoting to 200 followers, I cannot expect a huge sale. In order to maximize my sales, I need a large fan following.




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Corzhens

In social media, having a fan base is very important. If your social media account is active but you don’t have active followers then you are missing a lot. Most of the businessmen I know have a good following in social media. That sometimes they even tap on celebrities to gain a better impression for their image. Having a lot of followers who believe in you is a great advantage for your marketing program.




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vinaya

Having a fan base on social media is important. However, your followers must also be the people who are genuinely interested on the contents you are promoting. many people pay to social media exchange sites to build followers. These people follow the accounts for a small reward. By having such followers you are not going to benefit anything.




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Kakashi2020

It's a big YES for me, Social Media Marketing for me is a goldmine if you're going to use it as your main business platform. I have a good friend who's earning a good deal of money with his online store in Facebook and over the years he and his wife have gained a good number of loyal clients which buys things regularly. What's great about Facebook Pages and Groups is that it's easier to legitimately drive people in your site than having a regular website.




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Kakashi2020

There's a lot of people nowadays who are earning a lot using social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube by monetizing their sites and by using influencer marketing. Basically good sites with a lot of following will be targeted by companies and ad agencies for ad placements.




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