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10 Steps to Successful Social Networking

10 Steps to Successful Social Networking | BUSINESS and more |

[ For practical reasons, I decided to integrate the contributions from the "SOCIAL NETWORKING skills" topic here - 01-27-2012 ]  Martin Gysler

Networking is about meeting and building relationships with people for a purpose. It’s that last part that counts in the definition, the purposeful part. Otherwise we’re all just socializing, which is what much of it amounts to anyway because if you don’t know your purpose, it’s pretty difficult to achieve it.

That’s fine if you just enjoy socializing for the sake of socializing (and, actually, the best social networkers are people like that usually). However, if you’re spending marketing dollars and the prosperity of your business depends on the success of your social networking, you’d better do a bit more than socialize.

1. The Question You’d Better Answer First
Why are you interested in social networking? To build your business? How, exactly?Do you sell online or just promote online? Are you locally, nationally, or internationally focused? Do you want people to talk about your business online, share your links, spread the word about you, learn more about you, recommend you, sign up for a program, get a free sample, get your e-newsletter, read your blog, interact with you, ask questions, get a membership, order a product, pay for a service, refer you to their friends? 

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Direct Sellers: Google+ and the You in Your Brand

Direct Sellers: Google+ and the You in Your Brand | BUSINESS and more |

There are some who want to argue that direct selling isn’t really a “business” and I say that’s not true. It is a business. A small business and a very personal business. I liken it to having a plethora of mini-franchisees growing, developing, dreaming about and selling your product or service. Direct selling has come a long way from its roots more than a hundred years ago. Today, direct sellers have a lot more things at their disposal and in addition to personal one-on-one demonstrations; party plan events or opportunity meetings they are using advanced technology as a way to reach their consumers and get sales.

What’s prevalent in their online toolbox? Social networking sites have become the place to be and be seen in the virtual world, as more and more users are connecting with their friends and building new relationships using social media.

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