How to find the Right Social Media Tools for Your Small Business

March 14, 2017 - 0 Comments

How do you find the best social media tools for your business?

Before you jump into doing research you can start by identifying your own priorities and goals. Reflect on what your team needs and what’s in  most important to you. Once you do this, you have a criteria to help research, evaluate options and compare features of the options available.

Here are three questions Buffer suggests would help you figure out what would work best for you:


1. What are you looking to accomplish with your social media marketing efforts?

What are your goals? Do you want to increase brand awareness? Drive traffic to your site? Generate leads, or drive sales directly from your content?

What results are you hoping to get from the time and effort your spend on social media?

All social media tools excel at certain things. And if you’re not sure what your goals are and what you want to accomplish, it may be a bit challenging to find the right tool for the job.

2. What prompted you to start looking for a new tool?

You likely had a not-so-great experience with your existing tool or workflow, and it inspired you to start looking for alternatives. What was that experience? Was there something that frustrated you? Something you wanted to do that you couldn’t?

If you want to end up with the best tool for your team, identifying the core issues that caused you to start looking for a new tool in the first place is a key step in the process.

The goal here is to help you find the right product that will address those issues and allow you to do the things you weren’t previously able to do – no matter which tool that happens to be.

We’ll go into more detail on this in a bit.

3. What experience do you want your social team to have with the tool?

Your team is going to spend quite a bit of time using this product.

And as the public face of your brand, you want to make sure they have the right tool.


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