This blog entry is quick and to the point! Read on for ten simple things you can easily ask for in a social media post, or click here for the audio version! 

I believe, more often than not, many of you likely aren’t asking enough on your social media, whether it’s Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram, whatever fits your fancy. 

You might be sharing great value. You’re sharing what you’re up to, you’re building your expertise, and yada yada yada. But, you’re not doing enough asking.

So I wanted to give you…
TEN THINGS TO ASK FOR IN A SOCIAL MEDIA POST: 

1. A recommendation or an introduction

Who do you recommend for this, or can you make an introduction for me for this purpose? Maybe you wanna be a podcast guest, and you can share about that. 

2. Ask for a testimonial or review 

These are great. Oftentimes, people just need the nudge to remember to write you a review. 

Recently, I got an email from someone who’s providing a service for me. She sent an email and said, “Hey, now that we’ve been working together for a little bit, can you leave me a review?” And she sent me a direct link to her Google page. So it was very easy to write her a review right on the spot. 

3. Ask them to sign up for your email newsletter

Again, it’s a reminder that you have one. I hope you have one! And you need to ask them to sign up for it. 

4. Ask them to book a call 

I know a lot of you who are listening do discovery calls or sales calls, or is it a right fit call. Well, be sure to ask people to book those calls! 

5. Ask them to download your freebie 

If you have a checklist or if you have a quiz that you offer, be sure to mention that on a regular basis. 

6. Ask them to attend something 

Invite them to an event you’re hosting, or invite them to join you at an event you’re attending! 

7. Ask them a market research question

This is a great way to find out what is moving or interesting to your audience!

8. Ask them to listen to your podcast if you have one 

I know many of you do, so ask them to listen to it.

9. Ask them to read and maybe even share your latest blog 

Easy enough. Right? 

10. Ask them for accountability or encouragement 

This could look like, “Hey, I’m working on a book! I’m telling you about it so that you’ll ask me about it!” or, “I have this goal to pay off $51,000 of debt this year.” Asking for that encouragement or accountability is a really great way to engage your audience. 

 

So What is one of these that is really interesting to you? I would love to hear what you are taking away. Come on over to Facebook and Instagram and let me know.