Testing the waters of social media networking

5 Apr

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If you are “testing the waters” by using blogs or social media networks to promote your ideas and connect with more people, then you know that it can be a challenge sometimes to navigate the multiple streams of social media available today.

Fortunately, there are a wide range of personal and business networks that are all designed to bring people of diverse backgrounds together all over the world. So whether you are trying to meet new friends, share your expertise, form new partnersips or just get in front of more consumers – social media networks can provide an open channel to the right people at the right time.

Here are some reasons why you need to start dipping your toes into the big pond of social media networks now!

Social Networking helps more people find out about you. Have you ever pondered how some of the world’s greatest entreprenuers got discovered? Many of the pioneers of industry stepped outside of their small communities and reached out to the greater population by using social media channels. By taking a chance and connecting with others who believed in their ideas, the greatest entreprenuers like Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Mary Kay Ash, Oprah Winfrey and many others have used their social connections to get the word out about their ideas and ended up becomming wildly successful as a result!

Social Media offers a readily available network to anyone, anywhere, anytime. If you are like many entreprenuers, you live, breath and dream your ideas 24/7! Social media offers the great opportunity to share your ideas at any time of the day or night; whether you are sitting in front of your laptop computer or on the road using mobile devices. It costs nothing to participate in social media and it’s often a better way to reach more people. How can it get any more convenient than that?

Social Media offers opportunities for virtual partnerships to form. For the busy entreprenuer or small business owner, being able to attend local networking events or join associations can be difficult if not impossible due to project responsibilities and lack of time. By getting involved with social media networks, connecting with colleagues is a breeze and takes just minutes each day. You can even form partnerships with others around the globe who share your vision and you are not limited to geography, time or distance.

The best part – Social Media is FREE! Perhaps the most appealing feature of social media networks is that it’s absolutely free for anyone to use. Instead of worrying about expensive advertising campaigns where you may be wondering if you are even reaching the right people, you can benefit more by promoting your ideas and your business via social networks. Develop a following online, promote specials and get more people interested in what you are offering by getting involved in social media networks now.

Need support with your social media campaigns? Call on the services of a social media professional – Tess C. Taylor of Taylor Resources Writing has been providing blog and social media support to clients for over 3 years and has personally built over 60 blogs and managed multiple social media profiles.

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One Response to “Testing the waters of social media networking”

  1. Promote Me Club May 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Very Interesting topic…I enjoyed reading it and will apply it to helping me with my business.

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