Katherine Keller
Posted on June 26, 2018 by Katherine on Blog

100 QUESTIONS TO PUT THE “SOCIAL” IN SOCIAL MEDIA

100 QUESTIONS TO INCREASE SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

Questions intrigue people, they get them interested, and increase engagement on social media.  When you ask a question, people will not only pause to think about their own answer but they are curious about other answers as well.

So today we are putting a little spice in your routine social media posts by adding questions. Questions tend to get higher engagement which increases the likelihood of being seen by more people {because….algorithms}

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE TIME?

What I love about these social media questions is that you can schedule them in advance.

{60 Minute Marketing Members – you have the swipe file of these questions ready to go in your membership area! Just upload the file to your social media scheduler and you are done!}

Use whatever scheduling platform you prefer but just make sure to check in daily! The social part of social media means you have to be social!

Scheduling and forgetting about it is not going to help you with your brand.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE MONEY?

Scheduling social media in advance can run you $6-$99/month. There are ways to make your scheduling less expensive {or even free} but it’s going to cost you in TIME.

Related Article: 5 MUST-TRY SOCIAL MEDIA SCHEDULERS IF YOU’RE ON A BUDGET

Be sure that you are spending your time wisely though. Updating social media for 3 hours a day when it isn’t bringing in income is a fast way to destroy your business so weigh the pros and cons of money versus time before making a decision.

SHOULD I ADD ANY IMAGES?

All the social media research studies have shown that posts with images receive more clicks, likes, comments, and shares than posts with just text.

Facebook recently added a feature allowing you to style your text status updates on colored backgrounds because….{drum roll, please}….it increases engagement!

BUT WHAT IF I DON’T WANNA?

I know, I know. Creating 100 images sounds worse than spending an evening with 20 preschoolers jacked up on Halloween candy.

Which is why they have all been created for you inside of the 60 Minute Marketing Makeover. {High fives} Yup…go get ’em.

If you are not a member of 60 Minute Marketing, there is always Canva.com

Canva is a free, online graphic design tool. I love Canva {and I do graphic design for a living}. Super simple to use in comparison to something like Photoshop.

The only downside with this option is that it requires a lot of time to design your own images. Again, decide to weigh the pros and cons…your cost vs your time.

If the done-for-you route sounds better, check out the 60 Minute Marketing Makeover.

I’VE GOT MY IMAGES, NOW WHAT?

These high engagement questions are great for Twitter, Facebook groups, your Facebook page, LinkedIn, and Instagram. You can also take polls on Facebook and Instagram stories.

But BE PATIENT. If your audience is small, keep in mind it will take awhile to get some good engagement. So don’t be discouraged if no one comments or engages right away.

100 QUESTIONS TO INCREASE SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

  1. Do you ever resist or back away from stating your true opinion about something on Facebook because you are afraid what all the friends will think?
  2. If you could interview one person in your field, who would it be?
  3. Would you rather have to sit all day or stand all day?
  4. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
  5. What’s one nice thing you could do for somebody in your life today?
  6. What is the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
  7. Are you a saver or a spender?
  8. If you won the Powerball lottery, how would you spend your winnings?
  9. At a movie theater which arm rest is yours?
  10. What would you like to tell your 5th grade self?
  11. How far east can you go before you’re heading west?
  12. Why is it that everyone driving faster than you is considered an idiot and everyone driving slower than you is a moron?
  13. What five things couldn’t you live without?
  14. What’s the difference between normal ketchup and fancy ketchup?
  15. What do you think about [some recent news event in your industry]?
  16. When does it stop being partly cloudy and start being partly sunny?
  17. Do they have the word “dictionary” in the dictionary?
  18. Who is your favorite superhero and why?
  19. Why is vanilla ice cream white when vanilla extract is brown?
  20. What one decision in your life would you like to go back and change?
  21. Does anyone know why the little Styrofoam pieces are called peanuts?
  22. Why does the Easter bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don’t lay eggs.
  23. If a guy that was about to die in the electric chair had a heart attack, would they have to try and save him?
  24. What do you love about your current [gym, recruiting software, SEO strategy]?
  25. If parents say, “Never take candy from strangers” then why do we celebrate Halloween?
  26. Do the minutes on the movie boxes include the previews, credits, and special features, or just the movie itself?
  27. What do you wish you could change about your [cable provider, grocery store, workflow]?
  28. What does PU stand for (as in “PU, that stinks!”)?
  29. Do glow-in-the-dark objects stop glowing when somebody turns the lights on?
  30. What drives you crazy about [working out, commuting to work, buying a car]?
  31. (For a big event like Super Bowl or World Series) Who are you rooting for tonight?
  32. What is the one thing in your morning/bedtime routine you can not give up?
  33. If you could travel back in time – what year would you choose and why?
  34. What five things could you not live without?
  35. What are you most thankful for today?
  36. I’m inspired by _________.
  37. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  38. My favorite social network is__________.
  39. Do you wake up or open your eyes first? Which do you think happens first?
  40. How do you handcuff a one-armed man?
  41. What’s the hardest part of [losing weight, finding love, growing your business]?
  42. If the FBI breaks your door down do they have to pay for it?
  43. Why aren’t donuts square?
  44. My all-time favorite book is __________.
  45. If I could be anywhere right now, it would be__________.
  46. What is your favorite sport and who is your favorite team?
  47. Would you rather be famous or the best friend of someone famous?
  48. Would you rather hike a mountain or lay on the beach?
  49. Would you rather have a personal chef or a maid?
  50. What is your favorite hobby?
  51. It’s lunchtime – what is your fail-proof, always a “good choice” restaurant/food choice?
  52. What’s your all-time favorite book?
  53. What’s your dream travel destination?
  54. What is your favorite time of the year and why?
  55. What’s your favorite holiday?
  56. Who is your favorite Disney/cartoon character and why?
  57. What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
  58. What is your favorite TV show?
  59. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
  60. What is your favorite knock-knock or “cheesy dad” joke?
  61. What is your biggest fear?
  62. What was the last thing you got really excited about?
  63. What is your superpower?
  64. If you could pick a superpower- what would it be?
  65. What is the best compliment you have ever received?
  66. What is your ideal date night?
  67. Why do overalls have belt loops, since they are held up at the top by the straps?
  68. Do people in prison celebrate Halloween…. if so how?
  69. What happens if a queen gives birth to a pair of Siamese twins? Who gets to be king?
  70. Why do people say “heads up” when you should duck?
  71. Why does triangularly cut bread taste better than square bread?
  72. If one man says, “it was an uphill battle,” and another says, “it went downhill from there,” how could they both be having troubles?
  73. Do bald people get Dandruff?
  74. Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
  75. Why do superheroes wear their underwear on the outside of their clothes?
  76. If someone owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way to the center of the earth?
  77. Do stuttering people stutter when they’re thinking to themselves?
  78. Why do British people never sound British when they sing?
  79. How old do you have to be before it can be said you died of old age?
  80. If people with one arm go to get their nails done, do they pay half price?
  81. What type of animal is Snuffaluffagus?
  82. What happens when you put a light saber in water?
  83. On Gilligan’s Island, how did Ginger have so many different outfits when they were only going on a 3 hour tour?
  84. If I had my legs amputated, would I have to change my height and weight on my driver’s license?
  85. If nobody buys a ticket to a movie do they still show it?
  86. What do you call male ballerinas?
  87. Can bald men get lice?
  88. Do you think butterflies remember life as a caterpillar?
  89. Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized? Have you ever done this?
  90. Does the postman deliver his own mail?
  91. What is another word for “thesaurus”?
  92. What is the first thing you notice when you meet someone for the first time?
  93. If you could travel to any country for free, where would you go and why?
  94. When did you screw everything up, but no one ever found out it was you?
  95. What would you name your boat if you had one?
  96. What will finally break the internet?
  97. What celebrity would you rate as a perfect 10?
  98. Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life?
  99. What is the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?
  100. What’s the worst commercial you’ve recently seen? Why is it so bad?

60 Minute Marketing Members: Don’t forget that the swipe file and 100 images are already done for you in the membership area!

Use these questions as is, or tweak them a bit to match your personality or interests, but either way, get started! Please leave a comment below with some of your best engagement questions you’ve used on Facebook.

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