Home » Business » Home-Based Business

Things To Consider When Creating Your Social Media Strategy

Aug 28, 2008
Taking advantage of the many different ways to promote an Internet business is not something you just sit down and dream up. It actually involves skills and taking the time to learn the many different advancements being made almost daily.

Social media is one of these new technologies that the average person is not going to know about until they do some research. It also requires that you create a strategy for how to use these new forms of marketing to benefit your business the most. You may actually need to have a business meeting with yourself and create a social media strategy.

There are a couple of things you must address when you determine how to properly use social media.

1. First of all what is the goal that you're trying to achieve with them? Are you trying to educate your readers and at same time brand yourself as an expert with credibility?

2. Are you trying to make sales for products you represent?

3. Maybe you are just trying to build a list for future follow up!

Social media tools are really only as good as the way you use them. For example blogging is a fantastic way to put your thoughts online very quickly. It is something that doesn't require a special skill and anybody can do it

Adding video to your website or blog is a little harder. This will require that you not only learn how to record a video, but that you also learn how to get it online where people can view it.

Video is very appealing and is interactive with your reader. However, so is blogging when you allow your visitors to post comments, add content, take surveys, and so on. You may even want to do both of these but again, your strategy will determine whether you're going to learn new skills or not.

One thing that is fantastic about social media is how it allows you to create a community within your business. You could set up your own discussion forum if you wanted.

You could join existing social networks such as Facebook or eEntrepreneur. These are excellent places to meet potential business partners and build your business using social media this way.

You may not even know exactly the social media strategy that you are looking for right now. Try different things and see what appeals to you. The key is determining exactly what you want to get from the social media that you are involved in and then be consistent in how you do it.
About the Author
Want to make money online now?Sign up for our FREE Internet Business Training Program and start receiving all the home business training, resources, tools and advice you need to become a successful work at home professional!
Copyright: David Ogden
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 140
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories