How to social engagement – Why Wealthy Affiliate helps!

Ok, folks, another lesson from Babs here at Coaching for Internet Marketers! I’m happy to share with you Lesson 1 of 10 in Level 4 of the Online Entrepreneur Certification portion of the Wealthy Affiliate University Training called “What does social engagement mean to your business?” How to social engagement!

How to social engagement

What is social engagement?

Social engagement is exactly what it says, engaging socially – online! In other words, you can post things on Facebook, but when you enter into a conversation with people on a thread, that’s social “engagement.” Talking to people on social media platforms. Engaging!

What you’ll learn in this lesson

In this Wealthy Affiliate lesson, you’ll learn what social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest mean to your business. Not just that, but you’ll learn how you can actually use these platforms to increase your business. Now that’s exciting! Don’t we all want to grow our business? That is why you need the Wealthy Affiliate University. They teach you exactly how to do it!

How to utilize social media

Here is one thing I want to tell you from my own experience about using social media and social media engagement in your business. Beware! Beware of how it may chew up your precious time. The business of affiliate marketing is a time-intensive business. Anyone who tells you that you can work an hour a day and make thousands of dollars a month is straight-out lying to you, and that’s just a fact.

Therefore, the last thing you want to do is get into activities that use up too much of your time on unproductive activities. Therefore, I caution you at the beginning of this lesson, when you are using social engagement, please do so on purpose. When you are posting your articles to your business pages, avoid the “notifications” that tend to pop up telling you how your best friends went out last night and want to share with your all their pictures. Stay focused on the tasks at hand. (Set aside personal time to go through your personal feed!)

Ok, that’s my lecture, now on to the lesson at hand… What does Social Engagement Mean to Your Business?

Traffic

This lesson touches on what we all want. Traffic! What is traffic? “Traffic” is all the people who are coming to your website. These are your readers and hopefully your buyers if you are monetizing your site with affiliate links.

This Wealthy Affiliate lesson goes over how you don’t want to rely on a single source of traffic. You don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket, as they say.

Benefits of social media

The training goes into detail about all the benefits of social media and building your social engagement through the various platforms.

Knowing the various benefits helps you to stay focused on the tasks at hand, and guides you through the specific tasks to not waste your time. It’s like when you know what you’re going for, you can create the game plan. Without the end goal, you can’t play the game properly. That’s why Wealthy Affiliate trainings are so critical to your success, because they don’t just give you the how, but they always give you the why! It helps you learn better and implement more effectively.

Creating your accounts

The lesson then goes through specific tasks, as with all Wealthy Affiliate lessons. One thing you will find with Wealthy Affiliate University is that the lessons are very specific in the assignments for each course. You will be productive in your business, usually in several different ways, in every single lesson. It’s pretty awesome.

In this lesson you are given eight tasks, and you will need to complete these tasks before you can move on to the next lesson.

Kyle, who is one of the founders and owners of the Wealthy Affiliate program, teaches this course. It is a very time-intensive course and will take a while to complete. It is well worth the time for the benefits it will bring to your online business!

Social Engagement inside Wealthy Affiliate

If you want to experience social engagement, go ahead and sign up for the Wealthy Affiliate program. I, honestly, had no idea just how engaged everyone inside the platform was until I became a Premium member. You do not have to pay to become a Starter member, and you’ll get two free websites, 30 Jaaxy searches, and get your business going, but to realize the full potential of the Wealthy Affiliate platform, you will want to upgrade to Premium.

Here’s the good news. If you start with the Starter plan, give it a try, like it and want to upgrade, do so within the first 7 days because you’ll be given a discount for the first month of only $19.when you upgrade within that 7-day period. The monthly fee to be a Premium member is only $49 a month after that. That’s pretty incredible for all that is included in the program:

Other Social Media training inside Wealthy Affiliate

When you become a Starter member of Wealthy Affiliate, it is 100% free as you saw in the chart above. You will go through the entire series of Starter training modules which will get your two websites set up and hosted for free and you’ll have support.

If you upgrade to the Premium, however, the education is endless. There is a live training every single week, and new training modules are added daily by the owners and other members. It’s a dynamic, exciting environment you really want to be part of. Take a look at some of these other training modules on Social Media you can take if you are a Premium member:

How to social engagement

How to social engagement

How to social engagement

How to social engagement

How to get started with your free training

Once you sign up as a Starter member here, you’ll immediately receive an email from me, and you’ll be taken right to your first training module. The first day, you’ll have your first website up and running.

Remember, the Starter program is 100% free, so go ahead and sign up here:

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Comments Welcome

I hope you will take a moment and leave a comment or question below. I’m here to assist you on this journey and help you make money from your affiliate website. If you would prefer to reach out to me personally, you can always email me at Babs@CoachingforInternetMarketers.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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Babs Wagner

Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life.I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for visiting my page!

26 comments

  1. Great article and wonderful writeup. I just started using social media to market my products and the turnouts have been great. I limited myself to Facebook and twitter alone so I can monitor and control the traffic I get from these sites. I really learn a lot too from this wonderful post, you really shed a bright spotlight on the areas I missed. Thanks. 

    1. We do have a lot to do as affiliate marketers, and keeping it manageable is part of the process.  Good for you that you realize that and do what it is you have time to do.   – Babs

  2. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for talking about social engagement. It’s something that I’m always raving about and it’s great to see how thoroughly you covered everything. Signing up with WA is super beneficial as well because they give you the tools to do it and then some. You’ve got to be able to engage in conversation with your followers. This is true for Facebook, Twitter, and of course Instagram. We live in a rapidly evolving world, and it’s all at our fingertips thanks to social media.

    I’m going to recommend that a few people I know read what you’ve got to say on the subject because you clearly know your stuff.

    1. Wow, Buck, thank you so much, and yes, if you know anyone who is interested in affiliate marketing, I would be happy to help them out.  – Babs

  3. Awesome Information.What an incredible blog post!I really love the way you outlined some facts  one needs to know on social engagement. Yeah, you are very right, Wealthy affiliate is a platform where you can get engaged with everyone especially when you become a premium member.I  cannot help but agree with everything that you had written. This is the most extensive article i have ever read.

    1. Awesome, Michael, and thank you for saying so!  I am very glad to be a Premium member as well!   – Babs

  4. Hello Babs,

    Social media is a tool every entrepreneur should be taking advantage of. The sheer volume of traffic on social media can do a website a lot of good. However, to be able to effectively maximize the potential of social media marketing, bloggers and online entrepreneurs need a level of education. That’s why I recommend the wealthy affiliate program, especially for people who really want to be successful in the online world. 

    1. As with every business, there is a learning curve.  It is critical to find the best education, and Wealthy Affiliate University is the real deal!  Thanks for stopping by.   – Babs

  5. Thanks for this informative and educative post, you made me realize Social media engagement is more than just the accumulation of followers across social platforms. Businesses that focus on building their social media engagement can benefit from better marketing reach and ROI, and a greater brand awareness that makes it easier to attract new customers. this was indeed helpful, I am going to start social engagement to improve traffic to my website. 

    1. Schedule your time carefully and stay on track as you navigate the social media, and you will have great success with it.   – Babs

  6. hi Babs, thank you for this great eye opener article. Your articles are always helpful to me. Joining wealthy affiliate is a beginning of social engagement .we receive training on wealthy affiliate through social media and having a personal website for our affiliates marketing is through the help of social media,getting traffic is our website happens through the help of social media. But using social media for affiliate marketing takes time but it’s rewarding. Thank you for the insight. 

    1. Adam, you are very kind, and I’m so glad that you find the website and my articles helpful!  Thank you for taking the time to comment.  I really appreciate it.  

  7. I’ve been with Facebook since 2009, maybe I now have the right to share and add to your tips here some of my experiences on how to best use the platform to generate customers for any business, for free. 

    What I found with using social media like Facebook is, one must spend only 10% in his or her own profile and 90% on others’. A lot of people make the mistake of staying too long posting, editing, and perfecting theirs and spend little time engaging in other people’s posts. 

    Those who get dramatic results with using Facebook, they spend only few minutes posting in theirs and then spend the rest of their time commenting on other people’s posts. This, draws the attention of many, making them curious who you are. So, the end effect is, you get more people getting interested on you thus making you and your business more popular.

    1. That is a true statement.  Social engagement means to be engaged, but not selfishly.  Having interest in other people is far more social than just promoting yourself.  – Babs

  8. Hi Babs, I can certainly attest to the quality of the Wealthy Affiliate training – the modules that you work through as well as the training developed by the community. There are some super smart and experienced online marketers in there and I learn so much from them everyday. The weekly live training is also second to none. Whilst I don’t often get to do the training live because of my timezone, I will always replay it within a few days and I never miss out on anything. 

    I have found that with Wealthy Affiliate, I have never needed to find supplement my learnings with any additional training, it’s just all there. Before I joined Wealthy Affiliate I was clueless when it came to online marketing and social media. I still find social media a bit of a struggle because of my introversion but when it comes to marketing my business I have come leaps and bounds. I have the training and the support of the Wealthy Affiliate community to thank for that! 

    1. I don’t think I could even get through all the training in a lifetime if I tried, there is so much of it inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform.  I do try to do the live training as much as possible.  It’s great to be there with all the other marketers, live, being able to ask questions, etc.  I love it!   – Babs

  9. Thank you for this great information very helpful and well explained it.

    I have join Wealthy Affiliate  for several months and I think my main problem is not to follow the training and try to do it by myself as you say I have been playing the game without a end goal and I tend to distract myself and not stay focused on my task, but this article will help me understood not to get distracted on social media and use social media to get traffic to my site.

    Thank you 

    1. The program works if you follow it.  They lay it out in a specific order, and the best thing you can do is to follow their proven program.  They really do know what they’re doing, and the training is second to none!   – Babs

  10. I find your post about social engagement very lightening. This might seem a little off topic but I feel social engagement even face to face is a dying trait and it’s really to bad. I feel that gives a person whether it’s online or off a certain level of authenticity. Back to the post now!

    You’re so right on that it’s incredibly easy to get carried away on social networks heck it’s one of the things that side track me while I’m working on my online business. I do try hard and continue to improve so I don’t get side tracked as easily…

    Social engagement is something I definitely could work on because as you mention it helps bring in traffic. I think that Wealthy Affiliate really helps in this regard as say you have questions about a specific problem you’re having you can utilize the social aspects of the platform to get your questions answered quickly.

    Best of luck with continuing your site, and over time hopefully I will learn to master social engagement in moderation without getting carried away :).

    1. Well, Josh, you are in good company.  There are so many people who get totally distracted by personal social media interaction, and while there is a time and a place for it, it’s not in the middle of working on your website.  So what I do is schedule time for personal social media interaction, and that way I can wish my friends Happy Birthday, see their new babies, offer condolences, etc. without putting my business at risk.  – Babs

  11. Thanks for writing this article on how to social engagement. I find every part of the article helpful in my journey at wealth affiliate, before now the only social media I use is facebook to get my traffic and it has been going smoothly but this article gives me the need for me to use the other channels like twitter, email and Pinterest.

    1. Great, and please let me know if you need any help or guidance as you navigate the other social media platforms.  – Babs

  12. Thank you, Babs, for sharing how Wealthy Affiliate can help my business have more social engagement. This is one of the areas I am struggling with in my business, so I found your post helpful. I especially like your statement on unproductive activities. It to easy to get distracted when using social media platforms.
    I like that Wealthy Affiliate shows you how to manage your social media accounts and has an active community that is helpful

    1. I am very happy to hear that the post was helpful to you!  I do stress the importance of keeping focused.  It can be difficult when you work online, for sure.  Phones are another distraction.  I try to put mine away for part of the day when I’m working.  – Babs

  13. Hi! Social Media must be used wisely when it comes to our business, because it can constitute a time consuming task. But used properly, can generate a sustainable source of traffic.

    Thank you for outlining what can be found in this lesson. I’m also impressed with the many lessons that are in Wealthy Affiliate that expand on the social engagement topic. I’ll continue reading them over there.

    1. There are so many lessons.  I take about a half hour every evening, right before I wind down for bed, and I do a lesson.  It’s a great way to end the day.  – Babs

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