There are many great tips and tricks that can be used in order to make social networking more profitable for online business owners. You may be surprised by some of the tips but when used properly they really do increase your bottom line while others seem like a no-nonsense though often forgotten approach to social networking.
1) Avoid investing time and energy in social networks that will not help you meet your goals. Not all social networks are productive platforms for Internet marketing or marketers. Instead, invest your time and social networking energy working with social networking platforms that promise the types of contacts and results you are interested in receiving for your efforts.
2) Return good deeds. Every once in a while another member of your social networking circle will do you a good turn by linking to your blog, stumbling one of your marketing articles, or giving a glowing endorsement of the services you have to offer. Return the favor. You don’t have to do the same thing but find a creative way of thanking them or pay their efforts forward by boosting someone else that may be struggling or in need of help.
3) Promote your brand with social networking. It helps if you use the same name or identity that you are hoping to brand for all of your social networking efforts. This helps you promote that brand, provides greater exposure, and avoids confusion among potential “followers” and “peers”. It is also a good idea to carefully consider whether you want to promote yourself or the business. Many will argue that it is better to brand your name rather than the business you are in because your name is likely to be the same for a long time to come while you may or may not be in the same business down the road.
4) Do the first good deed. Good deeds are amazing. When you make the first move chances are that you will almost always be rewarded. There are always exceptions and you may not realize the rewards until much later un but there are plenty of rewards to be enjoyed by doing something nice for other people you have met through your various social networks or other networking contacts.
5) Don’t invest more time in building social networks than you do in actually getting work done. It’s a losing proposition. Social network should enhance your income not be used to supplement it. If you place all of your Internet marketing eggs in various social networking baskets they will only end up scrambled on the sidewalk and fairly useless at dinner time.
Remember these social networking tips and you should enjoy much greater success for your social networking efforts. What have you done today for other marketers you’ve met along the way? Start now and see what a difference a few small changes in the way you do business and build networks can make to your bottom line.
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