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Should you Keep Your Personal + Business Accounts Separate?

As you are building a personal brand on social media, there is *HUGE* decision to be made:

*Should you keep your personal + business accounts separate?*

When I hear this question, I immediately go back to my homeschool days and want to make a pros and cons list.

Y’all know we were all about making lists as kids!

PROS of separating your accounts:

  • Your business may become overshadowed with personal posts, causing your audience to not be clear on what you are trying to sell
  • A personal account can be left private as a way to share moments with just friends and family 

CONS of separating your accounts:

  • You have to create twice the amount of content to keep both of your audiences engaged
  • It is harder to build a niche audience for your business with targeted content for your ideal customer

I’m going to deal it to you straight, buttercup: the answer is going to be different for everyone.

>>If you are a personal brand like a singer, author, coach, or speaker you may want to keep your accounts together and let your audience get to know you

>>For businesses with a more corporate structure such as product or a team of service providers, you would probably be better off separating your accounts

>>At the end of the day, you should be creating as much content as possible as quickly as possible.<<

If you’re feeling stressed about creating too much content with just one account, consider keeping your accounts combined. 

At the same time, if you’re only doing videos 2 or 3 times per week, there will be 4-5 days you’re not posting, which means your account going stagnant and it is hurting the algorithm.

>>Adding a second account isn’t going to make social media any less stressful and you HAVE to show up every day is great to keep your content hot and your audience engaged.<<

*I never suggest creating content at the cost of your personal wellbeing or self care.*

So, my friend: should you separate your accounts?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does your dream customer want to see a mix of your business and personal life?
  • Does s/he find personal updates interesting?
  • Does s/he prefer to see professional/business-driven content from you?

And finally… Which option will build the audience your brand deserves?

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