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5 tips for social networking

Posted by frankjamesbailey on January 28, 2017 at 10:20 PM

5 tips for social networking.

With the rise of political posts on social networks lately I thought it would be nice to cover some tips when using your social networks. After all, if you have a voice over business you probably have an on-line presence of some sort to help promote your business. Here are 5 tips to help you be better at social networking.

1 – Be Polite

In the past year I have gotten a lot more followers thanks to my book about a female superhero. I’m not only targeting an audience for my voice over business I’m also targeting an audience for my books too. Video production companies and other business are my audience for my voice over business and the book’s audience is mostly pre-teen and teenagers. I try my best to be polite to everyone. Remember what Kim Possible always said: Please & thank you.

2 – Connect With Your Audience

If your audience poses a question, answer. More than half of consumers expect brands to respond to their Twitter and Facebook messages. Don’t doubt the power one consumer can have on your business. Talk to them. I talk to my audience all the time.

3 – Avoid Controversy

There is a reason I never post anything political or religious. I avoid controversy. Simply put, it’s bad for business. I am always hearing about people who were fired or just not hired because of what an employer found on their Facebook page. If you follow me on social media you know I post inspirational quotes, funny memes, puns, comic cons, artists, I share things from other people and I try to give back when I can too. Oh and I sometimes talk about my voice acting and my book, like now. Lol

4 – Don’t Over Promote

Did you ever have a telemarketer call you - EVERY NIGHT - at the same time for a week straight? If you did, you’d get sick of him calling very quick and you wouldn’t want to buy anything from them. You’re followers wouldn’t like it if you shoved what your selling down their throat everyday either. Don’t over sell.

5 – Use Good Grammer

I admit. This is my kryptonite. I know I am a very creative person but I am also a terrible speller. I always have been. Today I use spell-check and grammarly. It helps, but I’m still not perfect. Someone recently told me I should be very careful because a lot of my new followers who look up to me as a writer might wonder what kind of a writer I am if I can’t spell things right. Which is very good advice. However…did you ever hear of a typo? Nobody’s perfect! I do my best.

I hope you found this advice helpful.


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Reply Socioon
5:46 AM on March 6, 2019 
frankjamesbailey i was searching about social media tips , and you provide that . Thanks
Reply Socioon
5:44 AM on March 6, 2019 
frankjamesbailey i was searching about these tips , and you provide that . Thanks
Reply Joe "Zunardo" Jankow
4:58 PM on February 10, 2017 
Excellent tips. When I started my voiceover business last year and built a Facebook page for it, it dawned on my quickly that I was going to have to curb my tendency to retort sarcastically, especially since some folks who are potential customers definitely have different, uh, "perspectives" than me.

Good advice!