Social Media Marketing is a form of internet marketing which helps you, the seller, communicate and share with your potential buyers. This is a powerful way to create a business. In today's market, we are finding that buyers want to know you and have some trusting relationship with you before buying your products or opportunities. If that is the case, then this is a great way to make that happen. This helps you become more accessible and personable to your potential buyers.
For me, I love blogging. It helps me communicate to my readers and hopefully help them be successful in an online business as well. In doing so, if they are happy with what I deliver and they trust me, I hope they will consider the tools I use (and also affiliates of which is how I create my income) to also help them be successful. In this blog I will talk about the top 10 social networking sites you can join to help in this approach.
Here are 10 social media sites I recommend you join and use in your marketing plan.
It is no big secret that Facebook can help you in online marketing. I recommend adding a Facebook fanpage. If you take anything away from this blog, join Facebook.
There are 250 million Google+ accounts which makes it a top contender. Using Google + can also help you in your search engine rankings.
If you are comfortable with powerpoint or talking to the camera there have been studies that have shown this to be more effective than a written article. Also, YouTube alone will help you rank high in search engines.
Your own blog
This is my favorite. Blogging or article marketing is a great way to connect to others. By using article directories you not only reach potential buyers but also increase your SEO.
Linkdin is a business oriented social network for professionals. If you are looking for other network marketers or business professionals this is a great way to reach this market.
As of right now, Pinterest has reached 10 million members so it is not a site to take lightly. It is the newest social media phenomenon and can be addictive! Pinterest is becoming one of the fastest growing websites of all time.
Bebo is a social network for young people and is growing at record rates. If you market caters to this market, I highly recommend looking into using it in your marketing strategy.
I love cafemom, probably because I am a mom. There is so much information on here. For me, it targets one of my markets, moms who want quality time with their children. This is a very popular site with an average of 12.5 million monthly visitors.
Tagged brings in an average of 19.5 million monthly visitors so get tagged!
There are plenty more on the internet. They are always changing so always keep yourself informed of what is new and coming, especially in the social media.
My name is Laura and I have been an online owner for 8 years now. Please feel free to visit my blogfor more advice on online marketing tips. Education is an absolute key to your success in online marketing and sales. The worst think you can do is jump without learning how to jump!