If you want to buy advertising on social media, do it.
Most will accommodate you and many are quick to
attest to its effectiveness. However, outside of the
“sponsored” opportunities some social media offer,
relentless sales messages are not tolerated.
The more you pitch your products and
services, the more you’ll be rejected.
However, you need not conclude social media isn’t
for marketing. In fact, it is. The trick is to market
with a utility mindset. When you teach, advise and
help people, your contributions will be embraced.
Promoting an event, special offer, sale, new product
or the like is all fair game. You simply need to strike
a balance so as to not put people off. Your updates
should be valuable.
Try a softer approach to selling. Think of your
offers as friendly invitations. It’s far more effective to
pull than push on social media.
DON’T PITCH PRODUCTS.