These days – for most people – social media is a way of life. Although platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others have been around for a few years, there are still questions that arise from both new users and established followers from time to time.
Here are the answers to some questions that you may have on your mind about social media.
How do I keep my social media profiles private so that other people can’t see what I post?
A: This is a good question, especially for those individuals who are in the market for a job. You’ll want your social profiles to reflect you in a positive light, so it is important to make sure your Facebook and Twitter profiles are set to private. Sure, you can make particular posts and photos viewable to only certain people. However, if you’re questioning whether a certain part of your life should be public, it is best to leave it off social media altogether. Simply switch all of your social accounts to “private” to keep yourself protected.
Will someone know if I have blocked them?
A: The answer depends on which platform you are using. While Twitter does show a message when you visit a profile that’s blocked you, Facebook and Instagram is more discreet. These platforms simply hide you from the person you want to ignore and the user won’t be able to find you. A reminder, once you block them, you won’t be able to contact the user or access their content in any direct way.
I want to use a social media platform that allows me to monetize my content? Is there such a thing?
A: Yes. ConnectPal is a platform where users pay to view other users’ profiles. Ones ConnectPal pages can host exclusive content, videos, or any other information content creators choose to provide in exchange for a profile subscription. While traditional social media channels typically require a good number of fans to monetize content, ConnectPal’s subscription-based platform allows you to start making money right away. Here fans pay a monthly fee to follow the pages of their favorite influencers and celebrities.
How can I market my social media profiles to get more followers?
A: The best way to market yourself is to copy and paste your profile links on the social media platforms that you use the most. For example, if your ConnectPal Profile name is Dan Jones, and your ConnectPal Profile link is www.connectpal.com/danjones – then you can copy and paste that link in your Instagram Biography. Or, you can share your Facebook profile link on Twitter and vice versa. The more you share your social media profiles, the more potential followers you will gain.
Can someone tell when I have looked them up on social media?
A: Most social platforms do NOT inform users when someone has searched for them, with the exception of LinkedIn. Since it is a business-based platform designed to connect workers with employers, you CAN see who has viewed your profile.
This list of questions (and answers) is useful whatever your case is for using social media. Not only can it put you in a better position to improve your followers, it can also keep you up to date on best social media practices. Be creative and don’t forget to experiment!