I have had a few questions on what exactly these sites are and what to do with them. I am going to give you a quick break down on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr today because those are the main ones out there that I use. There are hundreds of more but when you look at the top ranking ones these are them.
What is Facebook— Facebook is a social networking website — a gathering spot, to connect with your friends and with your friends of friends. Facebook allows you to make new connections who share a common interest, videos, chats, messages, blogs, expanding your personal network.
Why use Facebook – Facebook is the largest community on the internet with over 500 million members. What does that mean to you. If you connect and build friendships with people in the largest community on the internet you have the chance that people will like you, if they like you they want to know what you do. If the like you and know what you do and need the service or product you provide. They are more likely to work with a friend then a complete stranger. Just think about this because I know there are thousands of you out there that are scared to put yourself out there on the internet. Which I completely understand, I am just saying this is where business and marketing is going. The reason why is because at any time someone could put up a post about how great you are and millions of people can see it. Or some one can put up a post saying terrible things about you and even more people will see it. So which side would you like to be on? Just food for thought.
What is Twitter— Twitter is a social network aiming to enable its users to exchange news and opinions mostly concerning specific topics. The editor’s “tweets” are sent via short message with a maximum length of 140 characters and can be subscribed to.
Why use Twitter – Twitter is a great tool to use when trying to get peoples attention. Quick posts or headlines called “Tweets” lead people connect either with you or a site you would like them to go to get more information on the topic. For you people who are more business minded you can build a list of people to connect with again as friends first that you can exchange activities, comments, current events…etc The same concept goes with Facebook, once you develop a relationship people are more likely to work with you then a stranger.
VERY IMPORTANT! This key point will put you a head of the game of 95% of people who are using Twitter. Think of twitter as dating, image you are at a bar and your sitting there and a good looking, sexy man or women depending what you are looking for. Walks into the bar, sits down and you want to go talk to them. Now here is where the challenge is the 95% of people who are using Twitter go up to that person and “Tweet”– ” You want to have sex with me lets go now” or ” Lets get married click here to learn more”. I over exaggerate a bit but it’s to prove a point. Most people that our using twitter are not connecting with their followers. They are just telling people come here, buy myself, I can get you…. Not even asking if that is what you want. Make sure just like a relationship you first connect, build up a relationship and if someone is interested in your product or service they will ask. That is how to use twitter.
What is LinkedIn— LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site that is geared toward sharing business related information
Why use LinkedIn – LinkedIn is a great site to meet other business professionals. Unlike Facebook and Twitter this is more focused on the Business Professional. Here people post past and present careers. Businesses they have been involved in, websites, blog updates and Twitter updates. LinkedIn is used for business professional to network with each other. The benefits are that you can find people in the same business or career and network with them. This gives opportunities for career advancement, referrals and creating a great network of colleagues.
What is Tumblr— Tumblr is a blogging platform that allows users to post text, images, video, links, quotes, and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. Users are able to “follow” other users and see their posts together on their dashboard. Users can “like” or “reblog” posts from other blogs on the site.
Why use Tumblr – Tumblr is a great blogging platform to get connected to people. They have taken the blogging style of posting information and the friend building of twitter so that you can share information. Now remember the reason to do this is to educate people on you, your product and your service. The more information people can read about you, your product and your service the easier it is for them to connect with you.
Remember the Social Technologies is the trend of how people are learning about people, business’s, products and services. More people are doing research, googling information about what they need. If you are providing great information and connecting to people each day this is how you are going to build a great network of friends and as a community we will help each other grow.
Look at the growth of Millionaires over the last year and see what they are doing.
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Love & Chi,
Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Reiki Practitioner & Professional Speaker