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Following are 21 common social media mistakes I see business owners making all the time, along with how to avoid them!

1. Spreading yourself too thin: Just because a social network exists doesn’t mean you need to be part of it! It is better to focus on a few networks where you know your target market is actively looking to engage with you than to try to do it all and failing because you are spread too thin.

2. Posting what you want (not what your audience wants): Instead of posting about whatever’s on YOUR mind, focus on the needs and pain points of your audience.

3. Not being consistent across platforms: Your design, values and voice should be consistent across all platforms to present a recognizable face on social media.

4. Not engaging: This is a big one! Too many businesses are still too focused on posting, and not focused enough on responding, interacting and engaging their audience.

5. Not using images: Images on social media account for 93% of the most engaging posts. Not using images is a HUGE opportunity lost!

Source: Kim Garst: 21 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

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