In a short period, TikTok has become one of the most popular social media platforms, with over 1 billion active users per month. Due to its large user base, it has become one of the leading marketing platforms for businesses. Not only small-scale businesses but large-scale businesses, corporations, sports teams, and movie and tv channels: BMW, Netflix, NFL etc., being a few examples, are all a part of this platform. Individuals have used this platform to kick start their acting careers, promote their business and much more. Using TikTok to market your product and service, you can benefit from potential brand awareness, engagement and revenues, as well as numerous opportunities the platform can bring.
Here are some tips on how to utilize TikTok to market your services or products:
1. Create Unique and Relevant Content: with the platform being trendy, there is an endless amount of content posted. To make sure your content gains attention, it should be unique and stand out among the other videos. Your videos should be relevant to your audience and uniquely showcase your product/service. You will only be able to provide great content if you can figure out what your target audience wants to see. It is essential that you are not only familiar with your product/services but also have an understanding of the market you are entering and the audience you are hoping to attract. With research well done, you will be able to provide great content with which followers will interact with the likes, comments, and shares will help you reach a larger audience. A few essential tips would be to avoid creating overly formal and scripted videos, be honest and show the human side of your business and hop on challenges and trends. It should be kept in mind that while TikTok videos are generally spontaneous and fun, your content should still be unique, quality and relevant.
2. Create or Participate in A TikTok Challenge: the platform is based on trends. For example, if a song comes out, the music creator will post it with a hook step, hashtag and a challenge for others to participate. Slowly fans, strangers and users of the app will take part in the challenge, and before you know it, the song is viral. These TikTok challenges have brought to popular media songs or movies that were years old and taken them to extreme popularity. So one way to market and promote your service, product or business is by launching/creating a hashtag challenge. There is a powerful viral potential. Defining objectives and setting goals for establishing or creating a challenge is vital such as purpose, brand awareness, sales of new products or promotion of the upcoming event. Participation in existing challenges is also another way to increase engagement and visibility. Look for and find the trending activities or songs and create your version of one to post on your TikTok. Participation in challenges can help you connect to your audience, which will not only increase your visibility but will help in marketing your product or service. Starting your challenge if it goes viral can be highly rewarding though it can be costly depending on the promotion choice. While posting a challenge video, include the relevant hashtags to increase your likelihood of ending up on peoples' ForYou pages.
3. Collaborate and Work with Influencers: every social media platform has influencers, and having/building a relationship with influencers is essential to market your product/services. TikTok is a visual platform, so not only do the aesthetics of your content matter but who is in those videos; having an influencer who is well-liked can boost your product/service. Partnering and working with the right influencer will help you grow genuine relationships with your audiences and attract new audiences. It will also help your brand image. If an influencer shares your product/services with their followers, it will create a buzz and can help enhance your visibility on the platform. This will help increase your audience and expand the market. You can reach out to the influencers on TikTok
But remember that it is essential to choose the right influencer, someone whose platform aligns with your brand's image.
4. Prioritize and Share User-Generated Content on TikTok: similar to testimonials and customer reviews, User-generated content (UGC) can help strengthen your brand's image. It can be any content created by actual TikTok users, not brands. It is content that users create for your brand, which you can share or repost on your profile but with permission. UGC is popular because it feels authentic to viewers. Sharing user-generated content is a great way to market your service or product. UGC consistently fills your TikTok feed with engaging videos, and satisfied customers are a great way to acquire new customers. You can encourage customers to tag you in their social media posts. Be sure to check branded hashtag if you have created it for your business for tagged content from users. Besides reposting already made videos, you can also respond to UGC using duets or stitching. The content you like to repost on your profile be saved, and do give due credit to the original creator while reposting the same.
TikTok is one of the most common and easy-to-use social media platforms. The techniques mentioned above can help market your brand using Tik Tok. Choosing the proper methods to target your audience and promote your brand will help sell your brand and build a loyal customer base.