I wrote last week about when blogging goes bad. However, that is only a small part of the issues that go on behind the scenes. As well as the testing, photographing and writing, there is making sure you have your social media scheduled as well as monitoring its performance, after all, you want to get yourself out there to new readers. One thing I have never been good at is social media, I worry a lot about what I say and how it might be taken, so when I saw Max Louis Creative looking for bloggers to test out their social media management I jumped at the chance to have some of that pressure taken off my shoulders.
Forget Bots go Human with Max Louis Creative.
If you are a blogger you know there are a lot of bots you can sign up for, which say they will grow your following or likes. However, a lot of this is done by methods not everyone is so fond of. For me, the whole follow/unfollow method on Twitter and Instagram drives me insane! So I wanted someone who was looking to work on the content I was putting out, without the whole, “we promise you 100+ followers a week”. That is where Max Louis Creative shine, they are all about the production of content and interacting with your audience. They don't promise you likes or follows, they don't use dubious tactics, they simply take care of your accounts, sharing your blog posts and coming up with ideas for images.
Social Media Management YOUR way.
Based in the UK, Max Louis Creative are able to look after a whole host of social media accounts, in fact, they have some great names on their books from games companies, to language specialists, and of course bloggers.
If you decide to work with Max Louis Creative you will be paired with your own social media manager. At the moment there are four people on the team, two based in the UK, one in the US and one in Turkey. This allows your personal social media assistant to get to know you and of course to get to know your audience. Allowing them to push out content you will be thrilled with and your audience will interact with.
Choose the Right Package for You.
At the moment four social media packages are offered, ranging in price from £150 per month for 1 platform to be looked after with 2 posts, to £800 for 3 or 4 platforms, unlimited posts and video creation.
I personally decided to go for the dolphin package, which at a base offers 3 posts a day across 2 platforms, custom content creation, social interaction and more! However, as I didn't want 3 posts going out on Instagram for a day, it was agreed the content created for my Facebook page would be shared out to Google+ as well. So if you like the look of a package but wonder if you can alter it a little to fit you better, just ask. You never know what they may be able to slot into place for you.
Keep on top of Your Stats with your Personal Dashboard.
Wondering what difference Max Louis Creative are having for you? Then as long as you are on the Dolphin package or higher you will get a monthly analytics shared with you, so you can see first-hand the difference using them is having.
You can also keep up to date with all the comings and goings via Cyfe which is a business dashboard and OK confused me at first, however after Max spent some time going through it with me I got the drift. The stats are after they took over for just 2 weeks and one big trend we saw was while I was getting Facebook likes I was also getting a lot of unlikes, meaning my follower count was pretty stagnant, something they have looked to turn around.
While the 2 weeks were done at a special discount to help with this post, I decided to keep Max Louise Creative on and in the weeks since, have seen a boost in likes and followers on Instagram, engagement on Facebook as well as even some +1s on G+!
My main take away from this was having a good schedule and plan can really make a difference when it comes to your social media platforms, which can have a knock on effect to how many visits your blog is receiving. So if you cannot (like me) find the time to look after your social media's as well as you should, looking to hire in a human being to help you take care of them can be a huge benefit. What's more if you are thinking of hiring Max Louis Creative yourself I have a special discount code which will give you 10% off your first 2 months just use the code: LIABD2MONTH to grab it for yourself!
What do you think of the idea of hiring someone to look after your social media for you, do you think it is something your blog could benefit from?