It’s been a week since I did my last video. Since then several questions keep popping up as I work with people worldwide like; How do I make more money on the Social Networks? How can I build a bigger following? How can I get a higher return on my investment?…etc
I tell each of them it comes down to making Business Friends and Socializing on your social networks. To many entrepreneurs and online business people are not getting this simple concept that it’s about the relationships you develop. There is no difference from making friends locally to making friends globally it’s still building relationships. When you think of how you and your friends help each other when you need it, there is no difference from the people you meet on line.
I see too many people missing this key point of Social Media, Social Marketing, Social Networking and whatever other “Social” term you want to use. They are missing out that they need to socialize and build relationships. Think of it this way. Who are you more likely to buy a product/service from? Someone you don’t know or a friend who has been there for you and you trust? Sounds pretty simple to answer but how many of us are online right now trying to promote our business/services but not even talking to any of the people listening?
Take a look at your Social Technologies and see how you can build friendships from them? How can you start conversing with them so that you both have a equal relationship (50/50) so that you can help each other.
I know people talk about how important it’s in business to Brand yourself, develop your USP (Unique Sales Proposition)…etc Now this is just my opinion but if you don’t have any people listening who is going to care what your brand is or what your USP is? Would your friends be listening…hmm?
Think about that when you are looking at your Feeds on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn…etc and watching what people post. See if you’re more interested in the product or service someone is offering or what your friends are up to. There’s some food for thought.
Keep an eye out for my next interviews, I have asked Steve Gaul 121 Guinness Book of Records Drumathon, Deni Gauthier Owner of a Record Label/Musician and my secret weapon who has been in the industry since the late 1980’s and has coached some really successful people.
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Love & Chi,
Brandon Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS
Social Technologies Coach, Twitter Doctor & Professional Speaker