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Embracing Technology In your Home Care Business
Some home care companies are being left behind because they are afraid to embrace technology in their home care business. If you want to become a part of the current technology, it is best to pinpoint exactly what makes your home care business stand out from the competition. Is it the level of care that you provide? Is it the experienced caregivers that work for you? Is it the satisfaction that your clients express? You should already have a mission statement and slogan that defines your business. Therefore, this should be a good indicator of what you are trying to achieve and who you want to target.
When approaching your target market, whether by social media, blog or directly from your website, try to offer something that your competition is lacking such as a strong marketing message of what you are about, discounts, giveaways, and other incentives that sets you a part.
You might be wondering how to gain access to your target audience. Interacting on social media offers the opportunity to understand your target audience and the marketplace. You get to ‘strut your stuff,’ in a milder manner, which means you should never become too aggressive when communicating with your followers and fans on Twitter and Facebook. It is all about building solid relationships and providing value. Your time should be focused both on inbound and outbound marketing strategies. While social media cannot replace the connections you have with people who are offline, you should use one to leverage the other.
Social media allows you to make contact with people who share the same interests and by so doing, they will share what you have posted with their own friends and soon you will have a strong viral effect. However, there should be a balance between technology and human interaction. It would be better that you create a video where you personally address your social media followers, post it to your Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages so that they can experience upfront who you are and what you are about. This will keep your brand fresh in their minds and the video will be a permanent landscape to your social media account. Therefore, millions of online users will be able to see it too.
Track your Progress
To know whether your efforts are paying off or not with social media marketing, check your progress. There are various online analytical tools that will help you to do that such as Hootsuite. In addition, many of the social media channels have their own built-in techniques to help with this assessment.