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Logistics of Social Media
If you are new to Social Media or dont understand it fully this page is mainly designed for you. However, there are some things to teach those who know a bit also. Let me start out from square one. The key objective with Social Media is to network with others, yes 'Network'. Networking is a powerful word but most people take it for granted. All businesses or families rely on networking in some sort of way in order to survive, make due, get ahead in life or make their company grow large. It is not all about making millions of dollars but the people you connect with. Networking starts by building up local connections with people that either need or require your skills. So what do you offer and why? Key to success is to make thousands of mistakes and learn from them, network using business cards, word of mouth and creating new ideas to the world. That was the old way of life but with modern times the internet was created and from that 'Social Media' was born. Both the old and new ways of life still play a huge role together. Internet even created a thing called a website known as a domain / sub domain name. Having a website helps huge but it is not required in Networking. Social media sites like 'Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and others brought people closer together by a click of a button or a click of a keyboard.' With Social Media, you can expand yourself outward towards people on the other end of the world in your own home saying "Here I am world!" If you do it right, someone will reply back or follow you. They may even buy your product and or tell a friend about you. It is known as a Snow Ball Effect. Once you do you connect with someone you now try selling yourself and or your product(s) to them. Building up your followers is one of the main reasons why you use a Twitter Account. A good thing to practice is helping out your connections to keep them staying loyal to you. It is a way to keep people connecting or coming back to your product or name. Depending on your skills your followers will adjust based on what you tweet or re-tweet. Communication and word of mouth is the best things. The more followers you have the more people see your messages. Keep in mind that you must try your best to keep connecting to your followers.
Top 50 Reasons - Why Social Media Can Help You
It's free. - Who doesn't like free? Most to all Social Media Sites are free to join. Part of running a company is that your overhead cost will always have things like: Advertising and Budgeting within. If you can advertise for free it will cut some costs in half or more. If you do it right, it will not cost you a penny. Then again it is always best to pay for additional resources to do a promotion or limited time offer. Could be a local: radio station, news station, newspaper, magazine...etc.
Will help increase traffic. - At the start you will notice a few here and there, over time it will grow based on how much effort you put into it. It all depends on the words you say or products you sell. Depends on your how strong your competition is also. If you stay with it, it could increase to 100's of thousands of new potential customers a day, a week, a month or year.
Start Networking - Network with others anywhere in the world, at any time or day. It could be about anything or anyone. Better you are at this more doors will open for you. Back in the olden days it was: 'Word of Mouth', Business Cards and the way you look...etc. Now everything is digital and in front of or use of technology.
Find more business partners. - Working alone sucks. For one, it is time consuming. Two, you do all the work. Three, you do not grow as fast. But if you build trust in a person that could offer you more skills to the table why not take the risk. Think about the legal aspects, do not ever over look any of it. Who does what and why? Cover the 5 W's and how, work as a team (Partnership). "There is no letter 'I' in Team", always remember that.
Make Money Online! - Wow, This is a topic on its own. I will try and condense it as much as I can for you. Based on your experience and or training there is no limit on how much you make. There is so many ways you can make money it would take a while to explain. Come to think about I'm still learning every day, looking at tends to anything business related thing helps me. Every little bit counts, same with every penny. Post links or pictures of your product on Social Media and let time do its thing. If you did a good job with everything you have nothing to worry about, still think 'What if' questions. That will always lead you in the right direction. May have to tweak it now and again or create better product but that is how a business grows and expands increasing its volume and sales, through trial and error. Think of it this way, if I talk to you in person about the red shirt you wanted to buy from me. How many friends do you know if you were pleased with the sale? What happens if you weren't pleased or satisfied the domino effect it could do. Imagine posting it on Social Media to thousands or millions of people which read in seconds and tell their friends, what then?
Share your products, for a cost. - They say time is money and nothing in this world is free. I disagree but majority of business' try to make a small profit for their product, here or there. It could be a small or a big profit, it all depends on the person selling. If you build it they will come. Inflation is both good and bad for the consumer and business itself. Could raise or lower a companies sales or profit margins.
Share your ideas, for a cost. - Could be in London, Vancouver, Mexico...etc. Any where around the world at any given time someone is taking someone's idea and making a profit. Yes there is laws to prevent this and Copyright Laws ..etc. People can be crafty and at times ignore law, most of the time they get caught but as for the smart ones they think well ahead on how to avoid getting caught. So keep your ideas safe and keep records of date and time. So if things do happen you covered your ass.
Find a new project(s) or idea(s). - No, not the same thing as above. Thinking of new ideas helps improve your well-being and status of your posts. 'Think Outside of the Box!' and 'Reach for the Stars!' You need to be above your compitition at all times. You need to do it first before they do, else you will crash and burn into bankruptcy. You need to announce your best newest product to the world. Your product is ready and you want people to know basically yesterday. With Social Media you can within seconds. Depending on how much you know about Social Media it could reach thousands in the matter of seconds. Make those jaws drop and make them need and or want your product.
Improving your typing skills slowly. - Many people tend to overlook this because they do not think it is as important as sending that next post or tweet. More you know your keyboard and faster your mind thinks about something more you can type. Sounds like common sence but why? Most know 'QWERTY' keyboards or 'T9Word' ...etc but there was a time when you didn't. Every time you type on the computer you get a bit faster every day. Practise makes perfect, else you will do things like this. "I walkde to the store." Spelling does count when posting your content. Read it over and let a few friends read it also to make sure everything is correctly done professional.
Build a community locally or form a group online. - Call your friends, family, acquaintances and people you don't know without spamming them of course to your group. Facebook is the most popular resource out on the market today. From there you can customize it how you see fit. You can use symbols like '#' or '@' if you want to address someone in a particular field or genre, you can; but, not what it was meant to do. Blogs, forums and in person at a table help also. Using a website called Meetup located at http://www.meetup.com/ could be a great place to start. From there have group meetings of your events, products, ask for feedback ... skies the limit. Brainstorm new ideas. The key idea behind a group page or group meeting is to gather as much information as you can, when or where ever possible.
Brand yourself or your company. - Your image of your company or your company's product(s) is a small part of the pie in being successful. Being sussessful takes in what people say about your Characteristics and Knowledge or Education. If you disrespect people, cheat, lie and create bad products it will all come back to haunt you in the end. So if someone in your company is giving you a bad image, deal with it before it gets out of control. Put effort into helping out your customers because 'Strong Customer Assistance' goes a long way. Give out free promotional gimics to help lure them in. Could be as simple as giving cookies and milk or a test ride in the new car. What does this have to deal with Social Media? Everything, People talk both online & offline!
Helps target all audiences from race to gender, more effectively. - Since Facebook is the main Social Media gathering on the market today. There are both male and female sexes of all ages on it 24/7, that is day or night, 365 days of the year. They could be: Caucasian, Asian, Mexican, Spanish, Aboriginal..etc regardless of their color of their skin, everyone is watching and saying something. Who knows your product could be for them? 'Never' discriminate because you may lose more than you barganed for. Treat everyone equal.
Learn about your audience's needs and wants. - Think about yourself for a second. What do you need or want from someone or yourself for that matter. Maybe you are an 'Inventor' or an 'Entrepreneur' and create something new from scratch. Regardless, everyone needs or wants something. Ask around and if you ask the right questions people will speak their mind.
Helps find new new customers or clients. -
Get ahead of your competitors. - Set both and short term goals for both yourself, the customer and your company. Remember the term we used before? Here I'll say it again for you. "Think Outside the Box!" The idea is to make the competitors say "Why didn't I think of that?" Make them follow you not the other way around, be unique and become a leader of the field. In the animal kingdom being the Alpha means your top dog and call the shots. Keep in mind though, No one likes a 'Monopoly' or a 'Tycoon Shark', so if your that money hungry and want to destroy the underdog, get off my site now! More you plan out your product, the better it will become. You may need to hire "Thinkers" or "Brains" if you do not have what it takes. But if you do your planning right and hire the right people it should work out to your advantage.
Improve your market. - Ever wondered where the lightbulb came from? How about cell phones? They were created by people who always Reached for the Stars and never gave up, like literally this one guy never gave up! Thomas Edison was interviewed by a young reporter who boldly asked Mr. Edison if he felt like a failure and if he thought he should just give up by now. Perplexed, Edison replied, "Young man, why would I feel like a failure? And why would I ever give up? I now know definitively over 9,000 ways that an electric light bulb will not work. Success is almost in my grasp." And shortly after that, and over 10,000 attempts, Edison invented the light bulb. Star Trek's famious speach - "Beam me up, Scotty" Created visions to create the cell phone. Just like 2 tin cans and a string does the same thing, try that out for shit's and giggles. Just remember a very long string in 2 seperate rooms.
Helps generate leads for one third of the cost. -
You can get more online exposure. -
Find all types of Mentor or Be a mentor for someone. -
You can build relationships or friendships to become more personal. -
You can reinforce good behavior with loyalty rewards. -
You can respond to problems immediately - Social Media Sites allows you to receive instant feedback from your customers. People can be receptive to your messages.
Gets Answers to your Questions faster. -
It will get you more sales. -
Improved Customer Insights. -
Your Competition Is Already Involved. -
Small businesses can compete with the large companies. -
Direct conversation to a specific niche. -
Provides another way for potential customers to find you. -
Could get you a job based on your profile. -
Can help increase your Search Engine Ranking. -
Your customers can play an active role in the business. -
Make movies or audio clips. -
Pictures Sell - A good picture is worth a thousand words. People tend to buy based on what they see rather than hear or read. Then again, reading can be just as powerful watch. Think of a great picture of a good quality hamburger with: lettuce, tomato, onion, two patties and four strips of bacon. It could be from any store in the world or your very own store. Now image if it came with fries, a drink and an apple pie with ice cream. What happens if I told you this. That you could get 'Two for the price of one?' or 'Buy one get one half off?' Sounds pleasing doesn't? People are more keen to click a post if they see and or like a picture vs a simple text link. Then again, making them picture about that hamburger almost made me hungry.
Choosing text for a product - As you read above with the yummy double patty hamburger with a drink and pie sounded real good didn't it? Choosing your words carefully can either make or break a sale or a click. Remember this Important Rule: 'KISS' - Keep It Simple Stupid. At times less is more and could help drive more people in. Think of being in an elevator you have 30 seconds to impress someone, with online it is the matter of seconds.
The Sooner You Start, the Sooner You Reap the Benefits. - What are you all waiting for. Below are the top 15 sites to get you get stared.
Use Facebook. - http://www.facebook.com/ According to http://www.ebizmba.com - Estimated 1,100,000,000 Unique Monthly Visitors | Last Updated January 12, 2016.
Use Twitter. - http://www.twitter.com/ According to http://www.ebizmba.com - Estimated 310,000,000 Unique Monthly Visitors | Last Updated January 12, 2016.
Use LinedIn. - http://www.linkedin.com/ According to http://www.ebizmba.com - Estimated 255,000,000 Unique Monthly Visitors | Last Updated January 12, 2016.
Use Pinterest. - http://www.pinterest.com/ According to http://www.ebizmba.com - Estimated 250,000,000 Unique Monthly Visitors | Last Updated January 12, 2016.
Use Google Plus+. - http://plus.google.com/ According to http://www.ebizmba.com - Estimated 120,000,000 Unique Monthly Visitors | Last Updated January 12, 2016.
Use Tumblr. - http://www.tumblr.com/ According to http://www.ebizmba.com - Estimated 110,000,000 Unique Monthly Visitors | Last Updated January 12, 2016.
Use Instagram. - http://www.instagram.com/ According to http://www.ebizmba.com - Estimated 100,000,000 Unique Monthly Visitors | Last Updated January 12, 2016.