By Giselle AguiarAZ Social Media Wiz

Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, blogging, oh my! Where do I start? Do I have to be on all of them? Where do I find the time? I don’t understand Twitter or Google+ so I’m not going to be on them.

Yikes! Why is Social Media so OVERWHELMING!

OK. STOP! Take a breath. Where do you start? You start with a plan. If you’re going to build a house, you have to start with a plan. If you don’t know what you’re going to build, how are you going to build it?

It’s the same with social media marketing. You need a plan. Actually, you need two – a strategic plan and a tactical plan.

Then you need to get set up on the major networks. Think of each of them as free billboards to promote your business.

Now you have to learn how to use them properly and effectivelyHere’s where the learning curve is. You are actually learning several software programs at the same time! Think about it. When you first got Microsoft Office, weren’t you a little overwhelmed? Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc. Many of you took classes to learn how to use them. Well, you have to do the same with the social media networks. Doesn’t that make sense?

You have to learn one at a time. Step, by step. When you’re building the house what do you start with? The foundation? No, you need to clear and level the lot first. Then you build the foundation.

This July 11 you have the chance to take those classes! We’re repeating our popular, sold-out Social Media Marketing Bootcamp! In 5 consecutive Fridays, from 1-4 pm each session, we’ll cover:

  1. What is Inbound, Content & Social Media Marketing &  How to Blog
  2. Google+ and YouTube
  3. Facebook and Pinterest
  4. LinkedIn and Twitter
  5. Planning, strategizing, tools, tips & tricks – get marketing plan templates and learn how to manage it all in 30 minutes a day! Yes, it can be done!

About the Author and Instructor

Giselle Aguiar, AZ Social Media WizGiselle Aguiar, founder of AZ Social Media Wiz is a social media, inbound and content marketing strategist & trainer helping small to mid-sized business owners learn how to leverage the power of social media marketing, increase traffic to their websites, generate leads, increase brand awareness and establish themselves as experts in their fields. As with anything in business, using the right tools in the right way and at the right time are critical parts to your success. Learn from someone who’s known the Internet since it’s infancy. Official Social Media, Newsletter and Blog Manager for Greater Phoenix SCORE. Social media training – 1-on-1 or for groups. WordPress sites and blogs. http://azsocialmediawiz.com602-738-1700