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TikTok Marketing Guide for Dropshipping Beginners

You’ve probably heard of TikTok, but did you know that it ranks sixth among apps for consumer spending worldwide?

Why TikTok

TikTok is a video-based social media platform where brands, creators, and influencers can express their individuality and drive brand awareness. Unlike other platforms, TikTok uses a unique discovery algorithm that gives every video an equal chance to go viral, regardless of how popular the content creator is.

UGC:There’s a new trending style of content that works well on eCommerce marketing, UGC style, which stands for User Generated Content. And TikTok has all the perfect features to satisfy this user-generated, authentic content demand. You can use TikTok to manifest your business into a true customer-brand relationship.

Commerce links:TikTok has also been testing video commerce links for some time, which was advanced last year with its new partner Shopify. Use the TikTok Shopify app, you can create video ads, track results, and manage all your orders inside Shopify which is a great way to reach a younger target audience and drive sales.

How to use TikTok for marketing?

TikTok’s discovery algorithm works in a mysterious way that’s meant to give every video a standing chance at going viral. Every video is shown on a small segment of users’ For You page. So how does this all relate to marketing?

1.Define your audience

Combining the UGC strategy, you need to create an ad that looks like one of the pieces of content they’re naturally consuming, hence you need to have a clear picture of your target audience and the people most likely to convert into your customers. 

10 factors to define your audience cr: Shopify

2.Track down your competitors

On TikTok, you have two kinds of competitors: your business competition who sells the same niche as you do, and your content competition. TikTok, like all the other social media platforms, is filled with people and brands alike, so your business is not only competing with similar products but also the creativity of other content.

Get the detailed data

TikTok gives Pro accounts, which is free and easy to sign up for, detailed analytics about their followers, traffic, and engagement. You can view data for things like:

● Video views, play time, likes, comments, and shares

● Traffic source

● Profile views

● Audience demographics like gender, location, age, etc.

● Other content your audience likes (videos and sounds)

● Your trending videos

These types of detailed data can be used to analyze the quality of your content and where lacks improvement.

6 Tips for Your TikTok Marketing Practice

1.Keep it real

One thing to be always kept in mind when you are marketing your business on TikTok is that users on this platform want to be entertained or informed, not sold to. You don’t want to post videos that sound like sales pitches. Before starting marketing your brand, spend time on the app yourself, because once the algorithm learns what you like, it’ll feed you quality content in which you may find inspirations to boost creativity for your own content. In the world of TikTok, genuine content reigns supreme, users favor raw and engaging videos over highly edited, curated posts.

2.Keep it simple

Your videos on TikTok should be short and sweet, considering many users don’t have the attention span for a 60-second upload. Use 15-second videos to share high-level information, and pepper in 60-second deep dives to explain details further. If a topic is important, you can also break it down into multiple 15-second videos to keep the viewership. Unlike other video platforms, on TikTok you can skip introductions and call for action to encourage users to click on your profile to learn more instead.

3.Master new features

New filters, GIF stickers, and so many other features keep getting pumped out on TikTok. Though we can’t tell the algorithm behind it, we can still use these features to keep the feed looking fresh and fun for the audience.

You can also look into TikTok’s beta program, it may offer you brand new content creation tools which have not gotten popular yet. This can be a great way to get a step ahead of your competition on this platform.

4.Make use of hashtags

TikTok’s Discover page has the day’s trending hashtags, these hashtags change on a daily basis, which would be a really good traffic boost if you can make your content jibes with them. Even if your content topic can’t fit the hashtag perfectly, checking the discover page constantly is till a great way to understand what’s trending on the platform and can give you some idea on how to better shape your posts.

5.Get a posting schedule

Sticking to a posting schedule has been proved an efficient way to get on the For You page, as the algorithm favors consistency. To achieve the goal of being known and remembered without overloading your followers with videos. You can post one to two times each day and go live a couple of times each week.

Except sticking on the schedule you choose, if you happen to find out that your followers are more active on certain days of the week, you can also consider doubling up posts on those days to maximize viewership.

6.Interact with the comments

Comment is an amazing place for conversation, communication, and explanation, where you can also convert people who are interested in your certain post into your followers. Hop into the comments and communicate with your viewers as often as you can. You can also “like” comments that you want to acknowledge, it’s amazing how many users are thrilled to see a “Liked by Creator” notification pop up on their screen. A simple like or comment response will be virtually impossible for users to ignore. Liking a comment can often lead to a new follower.

Conclusion

To build your own brand on TikTok is nothing but 4 key factors: authentic content, frequent posting, active community management, and quality posts. The hardest part of doing anything is always the beginning, don’t get intimidated by all the work you need to do, just get started.

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𝟑 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐀𝐝𝐬 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠⁣..

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When setting up a Facebook Ads campaign, you should know that your ads often need at least 3 days of running time to progress from the learning phase.⁣

In the learning phase, your ads will often perform poorly. That’s because Facebook’s algorithm is still “testing out the waters” and trying to target different smaller audience groups within your target audience to find out which responds the best to your ad.⁣

So, before thinking that your Facebook ads aren’t converting, leave them running for at least two or three days, and you will likely see an improvement in your campaign’s performance.⁣

Don’t forget that it works the other way around as well. If you leave your ads running for a long time (especially for smaller audiences), ad fatigue will occur, and your Facebook ads will stop converting.⁣

2 - 𝙁𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙮𝙯𝙚

Most businesses want to increase their Facebook Ads conversion rate, but with so many variables to consider, I understand that it may be challenging to do so.⁣

Luckily, you can analyze your Facebook ad campaigns to get a clearer picture of what can be improved. The more data that you have, the better your chances of optimizing your ads.⁣

To optimize the conversion of your Facebook ads, these are the most important metrics to look at:⁣

- 𝘾𝙋𝘾 (𝘾𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙠)⁣
- 𝘾𝙏𝙍 (𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙠-𝙏𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙍𝙖𝙩𝙚)
- 𝘾𝙋𝙈 (𝘾𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙚𝙧 1,000 𝙄𝙢𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨)⁣
- 𝘾𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙑𝙞𝙚𝙬⁣
- 𝙑𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙤 𝘼𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙮 𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚 (𝙞𝙛 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚)⁣

If you get to know which of these metrics underperform for your campaign, then it will be much easier to fix the problem that your Facebook ads are not converting!⁣

After advertising on Facebook for some time, you will get a feeling for when a particular metric is under or overperforming.⁣

3 - 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙩𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝⁣

There’s one thing that you should remember when advertising on Facebook:⁣

Test, test, and test!⁣

So, if your Facebook ads are not converting, test out some different images (or videos), ad copy, and headlines.⁣

You will never be able to predict which combination of these factors will convert the best, so the only option left is to test them all out.⁣

Don’t be afraid to test the ad more than once. The more you test, the more you’ll be able to understand what works and what doesn’t.⁣

When testing different ads, remember to try out different marketing angles as well.⁣

I hope this helps you out, if you have any questions leave them in the comment section below and I’d be more than happy to answer in as much detail as possible.

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