Social media has become one of the fundamental need in today’s world. Social media is important for every single person. No matter from which industry you belong, but you should use social media.
So, Sit back and relax, today I’m going to tell you benefits of social media for individuals.
Why social media? I would ask you, why not social media? If you don’t have a presence on social media its time, you should make your presence today.
Social media helps in growing the personal and professional presence of an individual on the internet.
Social media is used for entertainment, discussions, personal presence and fame, social awareness, business promotions, earning Money, arranging events, polls, surveys and lot more. It also helps in achieving your business goals.
Nowadays many companies and businesses rely on social media for generating revenue by establishing their presence.
You may belong to any field; you will find your interest in social media. Gain information as well as share information on social media.
Let us discuss benefits of using social media in detail:
Nobody in the past has thought that social media can be used for making money. It was only considered as an entertainment medium.
Today, every business has their presence on social media. (If you are not one of them, I strongly suggest you make your business presence right now) Not only social presence help in Growing business, but some businesses are also doing their business entirely or partially on social media only.
Many people earn their living by social media. Many College students generate extra pocket money by YouTube. Like, why not? If you are good at something, then use your talent to entertain, educate people by making YouTube video.
Affiliate marketing has become one of the best sources of earning money.
Instagram is an excellent example of selling products without making any high budget e-commerce website and commercialization strategies.
Apart from earning money online, social media is used for marketing Product and services, which turns into revenue.
We have seen different types of Ads on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and now on Instagram too. These Ads either directly target products and services or they share links.
Money is not everything, but you need money for everything.
Hence, for many, this one is the most important benefit of using social media sites.
Another one from benefits of social media is to get up-to-date information about current affairs. Social media is much faster than conventional media.
For instance, radio and television news which are considered as fastest mediums will take more time to broadcast the news than social media.
You can get updates of each minute on social media. It keeps you updated anywhere in the world. A superior advantage of social media for students who hate reading the newspaper.
Twitter has become news medium where people tweet about current affairs and share their opinion with the world. Whatever happens in the world becomes a trend on Twitter. People use trending topic to express and discuss their views by putting # before Topic.
#3 Social Relation:
Social media is an excellent platform to make relations. You can meet new people, connect with friends and family, form group of people with same interests.
Also can be used to improve the relationship with your colleagues, clients. This helps in building brand loyalty and trust.
A platform like Facebook is widely used for Social networking in the world.
A lot of people are connected to each other with this medium. It provides information about people which helps you to find people with similar liking and interests.
Nowadays people share their every activity with Facebook friends. Thoughts and mood are getting expressed by the status and feeling update on Facebook.
Another platform like LinkedIn is used for the more professional purpose. There you get to connect with people from your industry.
Wait! If you are already tired of me and about to leave the page. Well, here are the benefits of social media which almost everyone can relate.
Fame, yes! Except for few, and here, I would like to highlight FEW, most of the people desire that he/she should be recognized by individuals, get attention from others.
Smart use of social media can perfectly lead you towards fame in a small time. An informative tweet on Twitter, a great picture on Instagram, a viral video on YouTube can change you from no-one to someone.
There are a lot of people who have thousands of followers on Twitter and Instagram not because they are celebrities, but they have a striking presence on those sites.
I have never met these people, but still, I recognize them because of their presence on social media.
Well, I respect and appreciate them for their talent. If you have a hidden talent, you can share it on social media and become famous overnight.
Apart from other advantages, social media gives you opportunities.
Many people have talent but are struggling to show their talent to the world.
For instance, many artists have jaw dropping talent, but all they are fighting for one chance to showcase their talent.
Well, it’s not easy to get a break! I wonder, how many people have lost hope and left their talent because they never got appreciation from the world?
But now you don’t have to wait for perfect opportunity to come to you; you can grab that opportunity by yourself. Are you talented? Go and showcase your talent to others in just one click.
A perfect example is YouTube, Do you know Justin Bieber? Do you know how did he get his first break? Well, Justin Bieber used to make YouTube videos of cover songs. He got his first album when a talent manager found him on YouTube. Now, everyone knows who Justin Bieber is! Isn’t it amazing?
Apart from big shot opportunities, platforms like LinkedIn help in finding jobs opportunities. A significant advantage of social media for youth.
Yeah, yeah, I know what you are thinking right now! “Presence, like seriously? Is he seriously talking about benefits of social media? I already know social media create your presence”, but let me correct you.
Social media creates your presence which is the essential but most relevant benefit of social media.
Only big budget, high tech websites can create a presence on the internet. But not everyone can afford a web developer.
In this scenario social media work as a well-wisher for those who cannot afford or have a minimal budget. May be now you can relate to what I was saying.
Presence on social media has its profits:
- Help people to know more about you without meeting you personally.
- Help people to contact you.
- Showcase yourself on the internet.
- Can build Client’s trust when available on all social sites.
#7 Social Awareness:
Many social media platforms help in making online events, forums, polls.
People are more enthusiast to participate and encourage these events, forums, and polls. All these help in generating awareness, discussion and sharing an opinion.
Many social topics, issues have a very low spotlight on them. It is important that people should be aware of it. This awareness helps many NGO’s to collect fund.
Yes, if you use social media wisely, it will benefit our society.
All in all, you have many different benefits of social media. Don’t forget primary reason when it all started, Entertainment.
How can you ignore roots of social media where it all started?
Well, why should I talk about others when I’m a living example of it. I only open YouTube whenever I have free time.
YouTube is the best video entertainment channel for all sort of interest.
You don’t need to search all TV channels and wait for your favorite media to play. You can just type whatever you are looking for, and it will be available to you in a fraction of seconds.
I’m a guy who is really into social interaction. I enjoy talking and knowing about people.
Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are my favorite channels.
Sometimes even I don’t participate. But, I like to read those long forum discussions of topics which I find interesting.
- Trending videos
- Posting pictures, videos, snaps
- Sharing and reading interesting content
- Chatting, video calling
- Commenting, liking a post
- May be stalking too
#9 Free of Cost:
Last but not the least, who doesn’t like free things?
Many times people buy things, just to avail offers of something provided free on it. Are you one of them? Well, I do that. I will be honest. I like free stuff.
Social media has…you can do…it’s Helpful in…and blah blah… Social media is available for free.
You don’t need to pay for sign up, sharing the post, chatting. You can have all this without spending a single penny, and you can enjoy all the benefits mentioned above.
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