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You've been working hard on your social media platforms; you have a great marketing plan, you're investing in SEO, and you have a few ads running. However, you just can't seem to gain more followers! You've hit a follower plateau, so what do you do now?
Hello, Summerville! Hello, readers! Welcome to the Creative Consulting Blog! Today we are going to be talking about the number of followers your business account has and what happens when you've hit that follower plateau. You've worked hard to have as many followers as you do today, why does it seem like the followers have just stopped? Don't worry! While Facebook and Instagram like to constantly change their algorithms on how and why people see your accounts, there is no need to worry just yet. You just need to follow a few steps and look into a few things to get those numbers up and rolling again.
While followers aren't everything, especially if your target audience demographic doesn't use social medial all that much. However, there are certainly plus sides for gaining and maintaining a healthy growth of followers. It's an easy way to market and share news and information with more people very quickly, you can engage and create more relationships with your customers, and more eyes on your products and services means more sales. Also, there are those special features that come with receiving certain followers like reaching the 10k follower mark on Instagram. Hitting that 10k mark allows you to (on your business page) add the swipe up feature to your stories that will take users directly to a desired website, you can go LIVE on TikTok once you reach 1000 followers, and you can start making money on your YouTube once you have at least 1000 subscribers. Many social media platforms have these types of follower incentives when you hit certain milestones. What happens when you've hit a bump in your followers across the board and you can't quite get out of that plateau?
Also remember reader, that everyone reaches a plateau or creative dry spell at some point or another. You are not alone and you cannot beat yourself up when you do hit that point. Moments of creative dry spells don't mean you aren't good at what you do. It means you just need to take a moment and learn a little more. It might mean you need to take a walk, enjoy a break, go and find things that inspire you, or it might mean you need a nap! The point is that you and your company are going to be okay, you just need to invest the time in the growing pains. Continue to grow and nurture your social media and you will see those numbers growing again soon! Until next time, stay safe and caffeinated Summerville!