Managed Social Media for Business – 3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs It.

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3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs It.

I speak to a lot of businesses owners who know they should have a Social Media presence but complain that they just don’t have the time to do it themselves, don’t really like Facebook or don’t have anyone they can trust in their business to manage it for them. Does this sound like you?

Australia has over 13 Million active Facebook users and over 2.5 million active Twitter users. This should be reason enough for you to get your business moving on at least one Social Media platform but I understand that with the demands of running a business, the last thing you have time for is Facebook updates or Tweets.

If this sounds like you, don’t stress, there is help out there and it’s a lot cheaper than hiring a new staff member to handle your Social Media and Inbound Marketing. Here are 3 simple reasons why you should have some manage Social Media for your business.

#1. It’s more cost effective.

If you think about how much it would cost to hire your own Social Media Manager for your business, then pay their wages, super, sick leave and annual leave, you’ll very quickly change your mind. In comparison for around $1000-$1500 a month, you can have a whole Social Media Team manage your Social Media needs.

You just need to ask yourself, “Can I hire someone for $375 a week to manage my Social Media 24/7?” – I think you know what that answer would be.

#2. It saves you time.

You’re running the business, your working on the business, you just don’t have the time to think about Social Media. This would be every business owner I have ever met, myself included and is one of the main reasons you need your Social Media strategy planned, managed and executed by a team that knows what they’re doing.

It will free you and your staff to do what you do best, deliver awesome products and services that your clients love!

#3. Get the experience and knowledge of an entire Social Media team.

There’s an age old saying, two heads are better than one, now imaging if you had 4 or 6 heads working on the Social Media strategy for your business? You wouldn’t have to think about any changes that are occurring on any platform, think about when you should post things or design the artwork for your next Facebook post.

Most Social Media management companies have their Social Media Consultants, Graphic Designers, Web Developers and Copy Writers (bloggers). With one fee, you would have access to their entire team to manage your businesses Social Media needs.

I hope that this helps puts things into perspective as to why you really should consider outsource the Social Media needs of your business. Not having time or not liking Social Media is really not an excuse anymore for a business owner, your competitors are already engaging with your existing and potential clients and if you’re business is not actively engaging with your clients on Social Media, then someone else will be.

If you would like some help or advise on how to get going with a Managed Social Media offering, don’t hesitate to contact me, I would be happy to help.

Reyan Fernando

The Social Media Guy @ Digital Funk


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