If you’re new to social media marketing and you’re trying to promote your business, there are a number of books you can choose from to get you started. One book we’re partial to is Shama Kabani’s The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue.
The book is written for the social media marketing newbie, giving readers some basic insights into the different tools you can use — blogging, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, group coupon sites like Groupon, and video — and some of the best practices that will get you the traction you need for growing your own business.
We’ve found that a lot of small business people just don’t have the time or patience to sit down and learn how to start using social media at a high level. But the thing Shama’s book does very well is explain why it has to be done, and then finds the easiest ways to get you up and running as soon as possible.
Shama uses simple language and simple ideas to explain what may be seen as a complex and unwieldy marketing channel. If you’ve been letting social media marketing’s overwhelming size be a reason to stay out of it, what will happen when that becomes the biggest game in town and the only efficient way to reach your customers?
Hint: That day is already here. You’d better get started.
If you’ve been on the fence about whether social media marketing is right for your company, The Zen of Social Media Marketing may be one of the best books you can get.