Social Media is a great way to get your message out, be it about your latest post or newest product. But as a means to an end it is pretty marginal.
I don’t think that it is any secret to anyone that pursues an income online that networking has potential benefits. However, when marketing yourself you have to choose carefully how to socially network yourself, as time is money and networking takes time.
For the Blogger, the more the merrier …… if you have the time, and that is something that you like to do instead of watching Seinfeld on T.V.
For the Internet Marketer, you have to keep your social interactions and networking …… how shall I say …… “working”.
You should not expand past Facebook, Twitter, and Google +, for your social networking and for social interactions, you need to stick with the forums of your choosing. A well placed “Check This Out” can do wonders for a product launch on the proper forums at the right times. I’ll go into forums for the Internet Marketer later on in these lessons. For now, you should be signing-up for as many forums like “Warrior Forum” as you can.
With Forums you don’t need to be interactive on a daily basis to achieve the desired effect, as you have to do with say …… Twitter. Also keep this in mind; Twitter is pitching to everyone Online. Forums, if chosen carefully will or should, pitch to your market directly. Much like a “WSO”.
Facebook, Twitter, and Google +, are for brand building. Forums are for direct response marketing.
When you go with a formal launch, just go with the forums. This not only saves time, but maximizes efforts as well.
Remember this; that socializing is suppose to build goodwill with your market. Don’t jeopardize that by being stupid Online, by getting into some thing political or otherwise, that might hurt your efforts to market yourself successfully. This is not personal, this is business!