Debbie Hemley is a social media consultant and blogger writes a very comprehensive guide with 26 tips to getting started with Social Marketing. Read more at http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/26-tips-for-getting-started-with-social-media-marketing/

#1: Assess and Reassess

#2: Build a Group of Followers

#3: Curate Content

#4: Dedication for the Long Haul

#5: Elicit Responses

#6: Follow Twitter Lists

#7: Goals Shouldn’t be Hidden

#8: Hometown Perspective

#9: Industry Contacts + Clients = Users to Follow

#10: Join the Conversation

#11: Keyword Research

#12: Location, Location, Location

#13: Market Your Business Locally

#14: Netiquette and Response Time

#15: Objectives for Social Media Success

#16: Patience Is a Virtue for Social Media Marketers

#17: Quick on Your Feet

#18: Round Robin Your Team’s Thoughts

#19:  Start Somewhere and Start Small

#20:  Time Allocation

#21: Update Overload Can Be a Problem

#22: Voice Lessons

#23: Ways to Capture Different Kinds of Visitors

#24: (E)xplore the Social Media Ecosystem

#25: Yield Deeper Customer Relationships Via Social Networks

#26: Zero Cost of Entry, but Is Social Media Really Free?

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