The Five Social Media For Farmers include
Social media is an effective tool for Agribusiness Owners and Farmers can take advantage of its numerous benefits in enhancing their productivity, marketability and profitability of Agricultural produce.
Social Media Marketing is the process of creating traffic or attention using social media networks e.g using viral videos, blogging or creating content.
A lot of businesses have been utilizing the power of social media tool in advancing their business reach and Customer base and Farmers can not be left behind. Social Media is a tool for connecting people, boost Customer base and promote business brands and networking.
Social media is also a powerful too used to share information and create awareness of latest products and services.
More than 50 percent of Internet users make their decision based on the information they get from social media. Indeed, it is a powerful channel for Farmers to market their products and services.
Benefits of Social media For Farmers.
1)Virality: Social Media Channel like Twitter , Facebook, Instagram ,Linkedin, Pinterest are great tools you can use to spread agribusiness all around the world. You can share your farm produce and in turn get someone sees it and like your post and share with their friends and followers. It spreads Agricultural produce and services like wildfire.
The Statistics of Monthly users of the different Social Media Channels are as follows-
Facebook has 2.23 billion monthly active users.
Twitter has 328 million monthly active users.
Instagram has 800 million monthly active users.
Linkedin has 500 million Monthly active users.
Pinterest has 1.7 billion monthly active users.
So as a Farmer deploy the power of social media and boost your agribusiness today.
2) Engagement: With Social media you can create pages and groups for your agribusiness, where you can engage large number of audience and it is cheaper than using the traditional form of media like TV, Radio or Print. Social Media Channel is the fastest and cheapest of engaging audience from different part of the world.
3) Marketing: Social Media Channel is a powerful tool of reaching great audience from different parts of the world and market your agribusiness . All you need is to upload your agricultural produce on Facebook groups, twitter, Instagram and What Sapp groups and get buyers contact you . Social Media is responsible for millions of sales for peoples businesses and you can start taking advantage of it for your business.
4)Raising Fund: You can use social media to source for funds for your Agribusiness. Maybe you need start-up and you don’t have capital you could either raise the fund through Crowdfunding e.g you just set up a Crowdfunding page on the internet with a site like Kickstarter, you can spread the word via Social Media and send traffic to your page.
Also, with social media you can get people who are interested in farming that want to partner with you.
5)Latest Agro Information and Innovations: With Social Media you can connect with other farmers and get abreast of the latest development in farming.
6)Peer-to-Peer Communication: Social Media helps you create Pages, groups and Forums where farmers can network and share ideas e.g Farmers Facebook groups .