Social Media – Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn Google+
You may have heard of Social Media and Social Media Marketing but do you know what it means and the positive impact it could have in growing your business?
Social Media Marketing is basically marketing that targets an individual person within specific groups via websites – Social Networking websites.
On Social Networking websites, you can create a profile, state your interests, then find other members to add as contacts that have similar business interests, live in your area, etc.
The following are free Social Networking websites you should join
Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter.
Once your profiles are set up, you must constantly grow your network of friend and contacts.
The key is to participate in these online web communities, let your contacts know what you’re up to, what you’re working on, check in with people, socialize, interact and network.
Social Marketing and Networking benefits:
- Make new business contacts
- Meet friends and family past or present that can help market you
- Provide visibility and promotion for your business online
- Become better informed about what is happening in your business community
- Give your name and business mindshare
While Social Media and Networking requires time to participate, especially if you belong to several social networking websites, it can also be fun and can lead to new business opportunities and clients.
Social media marketing can build relationships and nurture brands like no other technique.
For the first time, companies can connect with their customers in a way that‘s completely personal, responsive and intuitive.
Now is the time for you to decide what role social media will play in your business.
Mastering social media isn‘t easy. You need time, lots of patience, and commitment.
My advice is that you start with Facebook then move to Twitter and the rest after that. You might be surprised, its actually a lot of fun.
Till next time,