Did you know that Facebook reaches over 17 million Australians over a one month period? That's 83% of all Australians! (Roy Morgan).
As a small business, it's fairly evident from these numbers you need to be on Facebook to engage with your customers.
So is Facebook and small business still a match made in heaven?
According to Roy Morgan research undertaken in May 2019, some interesting things are coming to light in regards to Facebook and the demographics using it and how the younger demographic is trending away from Facebook and onto other platforms. Morgan's CEO says "...the network appears close to maximising its Australian audience."
The quick takeout:
If you're asking yourself why you need Facebook Business Page, remember that it does have some excellent positives for business that can drive increased sales and profits:
Simply signing up your business won't drive results. It takes time and an investment in understanding your customer's pain points and how your brand or service can help them. You will need to post relevant content regularly. Aim to educate and help your audience. Involve them in the discussion and listen to what they say, encourage a two-way conversation.
Whilst the list above isn't the only positives Facebook for Business could work for you. Mari Smith, the "Pied Piper of Facebook" explains some more in-depth reasons to consider.
Whilst Facebook isn't the only platform to use, it's important to do your research and find out where and what platforms your audience are using.
For many businesses, whilst there are always negative stories out there about the varied success of Facebook for their business, for many businesses, Facebook truly is a match made in heaven.
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Strategic Social Profiles write a regular blog and provide ongoing tips, trends and insights for individuals and small business to overcome the challenges of devising an effective social media presence and developing a strategy that actually works.
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Annabel Sullivan and Susan Davis, Directors of Strategic Social Profiles write a regular blog for professionals and small business owners. We strive to share our experience and knowledge and assist our readers on how to Social It Yourself and reap the benefits from effective social media. They were awarded as one of the 100 Faces of Queensland Small Business.