Does social networking improve our business?
Though I have been building a lot like minded people into my professional network, I rarely get inquiries from my contacts related to business. Am I missing something? Should I make more efforts to build my business using these contacts?
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I am hardly the person to give advice here but I think there is a value in sociel network sites. I keep getting reminders from twitter which I have not used for six months or more. and every week fb exhorts me to 'update my status of something like that. I do not get along with the jargon preferring 'plain English' . By that you youngsters will mutter, 'old fashioned'.
However it is worth while, if you can spare the time it does get your name around and you do get to 'meet' lots of interesting people who do lots of fascinating things and think quite outrageously like you do. Are we not all bohemians, us writers?
Blogs are a good thing of course. You can never say that none of these actually turn into sales. It really does not matter. You will be that better known. You will have arguments, converstaions and dialogue. I am sure that Socrates, from his place in the nice part of Hades may be watching and be gleeful that so many of us are engaging in discussion on blogs. I am also sure that he would approve of the internet and of blogs and wishes he had had a computer in Ancient Athens.
New business owners think that social media and a website is crucial to their marketing efforts - This is like hunting an elephant with a shotgun - The core of a successful business is a thoroughly designed and drafted marketing plan and the proper implementation thereof . One of our clients have a website (for information on their products only. They do not have a facebook page to like. They do not have a linkedin profile. They do not use twitter. They are the most successful retirement village developers in South Africa - They have a proper marketing and implemented marketing plan that works and does not even recognize social media as part of it. They have defined their target market in minute detail and give that market solutions to their challenges
Do people know what you do? You say you are connecting with "like minded" people, but that does not mean they actually know or understand what you do. It also means they may not have a need for what you do. For example a web host would not need the services of another web host, unless there were specific differences (one is a consumer web host, the other a business web host. each targeting a different audience and can refer business to each other).
Make sure your message is clear. But do not spam your connections. Don't start emailing them saying "I do this, do you need my business". It is better to start your conversations with "What do you do? How can I refer business to you?" Offer to help first...It can take time, but your willingness to share and refer business will come back to you.
Be prepared with a 30 second elevator pitch. And have one written down that you can copy and paste when people ask you what you do. Again, make sure your message is clear. If you are a doctor, what kind? Do you specialize? Is there a type of patient that you prefer helping?
In your social media messages make 80% of what you post information you are sharing and the other 20% reminding people what you do and how you can help them.
I hope this helps you gain more business!
Not necessarily, but it can enhance your reputation! If attached to a website, it will also improve your ranking with Google, which can lead to business but it will be difficult to attribute this to Social Media directly. Its the collective response to all your marketing efforts that you should judge. Not one channel in isolation. Hope that Helps. :-)
you will not get a lot of enquiries or direct sales from social networking. At best the result is some visibility, and even that is limited. Search engines, topic related sites, and other means of marketing remain more powerful yet.
1. did u regularly post the inquiries to your network?
2. Yes you missing the annoucement of package deal like some attraction in your inquiries i.e discount offer or limited stock or new arrival of other product with increase in price.
It adds to your brand It is crucial to be on Linkedin, Google+ and Twitter. Add your opinions and don't sell. Mention what you do but do not say something like "hey we sell". Instead mention that you have a product describe what it does and how it can benefit people.
Social networking is just another important piece to be doing to improve your web presence. Your web site can be your best sales person but most companies pay the least attention to it. Social networking with an active and dynamic SEO strategy will make your profits and business grow.
SEO & social media specialist
Social networking too helpful for your business if you are going to list your business from different social sites then you got many queries as well.