A few weeks ago, we discussed how to get the most out of social media and why it may not be working for you.
If you’re trying to get started with social media marketing, you may be wondering what tool to choose.
Is there a “best” social media marketing tool for freelance writers?
Well, that answer is complicated.
I’d have to say the answer is yes…and no.
Yes, there is a best social media marketing tool for you. But no, there is not a one size fits all ideal social media marketing tool for all freelance writers.
That’s good news, though. There’s no one ideal tool because we’re all different and also because social media success isn’t necessarily based on the particular tool that you use, but rather on how you use that tool.
Social Media Tools I have Used
Personally, I’ve used a wide variety social media marketing tools including:
And more recently, I’ve started with Quora and Amplify.
Of these tools, I personally enjoy using Twitter the most and I’ve enjoyed using Facebook (for business use) the least. Of course, it’s really too early for me to tell how things will work out with Quora and Amplify, since I basically just started using them a few weeks ago.
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Social Media Tool
Are you unsure of which social media tool to use? Here are two questions to help you determine which social media tool is the best fit for you:
- Will I enjoy using this tool?
- Are any of my prospects or clients using this tool?
It’s really that simple!
If you don’t enjoy using a particular tool, you probably won’t use it and that means it’s the wrong tool for you. Plus, you should try to be where your clients are. So, if you learn that most of your clients are on Quora (for example), you may want to consider establishing a presence there.
How did you decide what social media tool to use? What is your favorite social media tool?