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How much time should you spend your social media /marketing inbound effort?

How much time should you spend your social media / inbound marketing effort?

 From traditional to digital, managing the various marketing and social media channels can quickly become overwhelming for small businesses and take away valuable time from important day to day activities. According to Constant Contact, most of small business owners spend over 20 hours a week promoting their businesses with half of this time used on the web, email and various social media channels.

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About 82% of business owners market their companies over various platforms that include: website, email, and social media.  When asked if the time spent was worth the level of effort, most of them agreed that it either created new customers (57%), increased the company web traffic (54%), and increased revenues (40%).


How much time do you need to spend per day on your inbound marketing efforts?  The collegial answer is at least 2 hours per day. Half of this time should be focused on listening and the second half should be split equally between communicating/interacting and creating.


Listening:  Find out what the world has to say about you or/and your industry, reviewing social media sites, relevant blogs and news media outlets


Communicating: Respond to your followers using various channels (social media, email, website, blog).


Creating: Writing new blog content, creating video, posting photos…remember search engines are striving for new content


You will still need to allocate a little bit more time to measure the result of the social media effort… ROI.


However there are still some small business owners that do not see benefits in spending time marketing themselves via social media and other social channels. Some of their obstacle are: they think that their knowledge in this field is too limited, that they don’t have the time, they are not sure if their customers are on social media, or they don’t know  how the measure their social media campaign success.


If you have a doubt or are not sure how the digital media can help your business, we are here to help. iMarket4U can manage your social media efforts from creation to implementation, so you can focus on your core business while getting brand recognition and increase success.

E-Marketing: Make sure to pick the expert

E-mail marketing is an inseparable part of every internet-marketing plan. The main objective behind using e-marketing is to get your message out to your subscribers. Communication is the most important part any business, it is critically important to deliver the right message to the right person and of course, at the right time. Hence, it becomes mandatory for you to look for an expert, instead of experimenting everything on your own.
Professional companies use special software, which will provides bulk-mailing services and these e-mails help businesses to develop and maintain a strong relationship with their subscribers.
These companies will give you the access to check and track your messages. They also have techniques and software to track conversions in real time. They will keep you updated about crucial information such as opens, click-through, bounces, spam, unsubscribe and many more. Using Google analytics as an additional option, an experienced marketing service provider will track performance of the entire campaign. They will analyze your campaign completely and if needed, they will quickly change the plan of action accordingly, to ensure that you get a quick ROI from your project.
Hence, if you want to improve your sales and business, you must use the best e-mail marketing services. We are living in a world of internet and you just cannot afford to miss on the communication part with your subscribers.
Make sure that you check their reputation, success rate and plans for action before you make the final call. Cost of the project is equally important; you must ask them for a written quotation along with services included in the package, as it will give you an opportunity to compare it with the other available service providers.

No matter how good products or services you are offering to your customers, there is a need to have a proper communication with your targeted audience. Moreover, if you want to contribute towards paperless society, and want to help the environment, time has come for you to get in touch with an expert to get started.