Benefits of Social Media Agencies for Small Businesses

Social media is an essential tool for small businesses to connect with their customers and target audience. Its use is not limited to sharing updates or posts, either. It is a channel for businesses to advertise their product, establish a brand image, and engage with customers in a personal way. However, managing multiple social media accounts is a time-consuming and challenging task for small business owners, who already have so much else on their plate. Hiring a social media agency can be a blessing. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of social media agencies for small businesses.

What Is a Social Media Agency?

A social media agency specializes in helping businesses improve their online presence and engagement on social media platforms. Services can include creating content, managing social media accounts, analyzing data and trends, and creating marketing strategies. Think about it like having a team of skilled professionals dedicated to enhancing your social media presence and connecting you with your target audience!

Benefits of a Social Media Agency for Small Businesses

Now that you’re familiar with what a social media agency does, let’s talk about how small businesses can benefit from working with an agency.

Expertise and Experience

Would you trust just anybody with your accounting? Probably not! Most likely, you wouldn’t trust anybody less than an expert with any aspect of your business. Your social media presence should be no different. Social media agencies are built of a team of professionals with expertise in all areas of social media. This could include, but is not limited to, content creation, social media management, and audience engagement strategies. These experts understand the algorithms and trends of the different social media platforms much better than the average person. Their vast knowledge and experience is essential in helping to create a successful social media strategy to improve engagement and drive sales.

Cost-Effectiveness

Many small businesses don’t have the resources to hire a full time social media manager, let alone an entire team. Outsourcing social media to a dedicated agency can provide significant cost savings, especially in the long run. Social media agencies provide a range of services from social media management to advertising with different pricing options tailored to your budget. Often, they’ll be willing to work with you to create the package that fits your needs and your budget perfectly. Plus, you don’t have to worry about employee benefits and overhead costs associated with hiring full-time staff.

Creativity and Innovation

Social media agencies know how to develop a unique online presence and capture the attention of your target audience. Plus, two heads are always better than one when it comes to being creative, right? With a social media agency, you have multiple people available to bring creativity, innovation, and fresh perspectives to your brand’s social media. Since they live and breathe social media all day every day, they’ll come up with ideas that you probably wouldn’t have otherwise.

Time-Saving

Managing social media is a time-consuming task for small business owners who already wear multiple hats. By outsourcing social media to a dedicated agency, small business owners can concentrate on other core aspects of their business. The agency you work with can take the day-to-day responsibility off your plate, saving you time when you’re already stretched thin. Some of the most time-consuming tasks an agency can perform for a small business include creating and scheduling posts, designing graphics, and responding to customer inquiries.

Measurable Results

Another important benefit of hiring a social media agency is the ability to measure the results of your campaigns. Social media agencies have multiple tools at their disposal to measure performance, and relay that information back to you. Some of the metrics may include engagement rates, follower growth, and return on investment (ROI). Then, they will often share with you refined strategies to improve the results even further. This ability to measure the results of any campaign is a vital aspect of being able to optimize a small business’s social media presence and achieve their marketing goals.

Improve Your Online Presence With a Social Media Agency

You can see just how beneficial it is for small businesses to work with social media agencies. With their extensive expertise, they can provide much-needed creativity, cost-effectiveness, and measurable results. Most agencies will offer a wide range of services that can be customized to a small business’s budget. Although hiring a social media agency is an additional expense for small businesses, the investment is worth it, considering the rewards it brings. This is especially true compared to the cost of hiring your own in-house social media manager.

98 Buck Social Is the Best Choice for Small Businesses

If you are a small business owner looking to enhance your social media strategy, consider outsourcing it to 98 Buck Social today! Since opening in 2015, we’ve helped over 7,000 businesses improve their social media presence and so much more. Our affordable social media services include daily social media posting, paid social media advertising, text message marketing, and search engine optimization. Not sure which service or package is right for you? Schedule a call with one of our Marketing Growth Specialists to learn more!

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What photos or videos do you use?

By default, we can use the photos you have on your website as well as utilizing the plethora of photos available to us within our royalty free library.

If you have photos or videos for us to use, depending on your subscription, we welcome you to upload them into a Google Drive folder and share that link with us!

Looking for custom videos?  Some of our plans include videos or you can add them to any plan starting at $98/mo!

How do you mimic my branding colors and style?

As mentioned above, depending on your plan, we can use whatever you’d like to provide us! If not, we’ll resort to using your website or our royalty free library.

That being said, we can come up with custom graphics that suit your branding style as an add-on to your posting subscription.

$98/month for 3 custom graphics each week
$148/month for 5 custom graphics each week

Note: The cost of custom graphics is on top of your monthly subscription cost

What is content review & approval?

Content review and approval is where your social media content creator sends you a weeks worth of posts, prior to their designated publication time the following week.

This way, you will have the chance to give us feedback on each post in case you’d like us to make a minor edit.

Note: One round of editing per post permitted, depending on your plan.

What are the results I can expect from your posting services?

The idea behind consistent posting onto your social media pages is to keep them active with content that promotes your business solutions, educates your audience to showcase your expertise and to also keep things lighthearted, it’s social media after all!

There’s nothing worse for a business than to earn someone looking into what you do, only for them to see a barren social media page. To them, it may appear that you are out of business or potentially a scam.

We are often asked about growing followers and generating sales or leads. These are great goals to have but please understand that those goals are better obtained through paid advertising campaigns.

For more information on paid advertising, please visit our paid advertising services.

Do you use a posting scheduler and how do you get access to my business pages?

We are fortunate to be partnered with CloudCampaign.com to utilize their excellent scheduling platform.

By signing up for our content services, we will set you up with your own Cloud Campaign workspace depending on your plan.

During onboarding we request admin access to your social accounts using a secure platform. This allows us to manage the occasional disconnect when the platforms push out updates.

Furthermore, with your own workspace you are welcome to view and edit content at your leisure!

Why do my posts say “Posted by Cloud Campaign”

We use Cloud Campaign, which is a 3rd party app, to scale social media management and posting. When a post says “Posted by Cloud Campaign”, it is only the admins of your company page that can see this and not your followers.