Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Social Network Build Your Relationship

Here’s why i love social networking & why I believe you need to establish yourself in the latest social trends.

Building a relationship by social networking with others can be beneficial, & profitable. The first social networking site I belonged to was hi5, which was “all the buzz” a few years ago (at least here in Canada). Later came MySpace, & now it’s Facebook.

developing Contacts
Conversing with other web users is nothing new. there's actual people on the other end of the screen you know. Joining a network on your favourite social networking site based on your niche, or interest is a great place to start. For example, I belong to over 40 Facebook groups related to either making currency online, working from home, business, marketing etc. I also keep touch with the local scene & have several groups in reference to my city & province. Participating in the wall postings of such groups & making chit chat with other users may not seem like you’re making an impact, but you're. reckon of how plenty of times your message is read in a group with 20,000+ members. After all, you’re all there because you have an interest in the same subject & people tend to feel more open amongst others with the same interests. It’s human nature.

Profiting from your "friends"
It’s no secret that web marketers have been milking the social networking sites for all their worth lately. Not only does it turn a rapid profit, but you can generate a ton of traffic to your site. The down side is that plenty of people are doing it & it’s saturated. I’m personally not a fan of this process, but I know plenty of are. I’m constantly exposed to numerous offers on Facebook & MySpace for (fill in the blank). You name it, marketers are pushing it! Maybe you can make currency rapid by doing this, but it’s not a stable income which will last you. I suggest adding legitimate users to your contact list & becoming actual ‘friends’. Whenever I launch a new site or I reckon an offer is worth promoting I send out a message or wall post to my contacts. I’m obviously no stranger to them & when they read it they genuinely take an interest in what i've to say. I find this to be successful & I don’t feel as if I’m spamming anything unsolicited, but keeping in touch with my peers.

Networking for your own benefit
Establishing professional business relationships with your contacts is key. I’ve met plenty of interesting & insightful people over the years online & it’s helped me in my business tremendously. When I was in need of a new web-site design for one of my ventures I knew of 3 designers I could call on to help me out. All one were spread out across North the united states, but that didn’t matter. I contacted a friend of mine who I had been IMing with for a few months & whom I had made contact with by a MySpace group on web development. they was a professional designer who charged professional prices. I wasn’t expecting any preferential treatment when it came to cost, but indeed I got some. The designer charged me 30% less than his regular clients. Why? they knew me (virtually) & they had talked on numerous occasions. To him I wasn’t another customer, but a business acquaintance. I’m not positive if my other one designer friends would have accommodated me accordingly like this one had, but you never know.

Social networking will only get bigger & you need to take full advantage of it & get involved as much as possible. You not only connect & meet new people, but it can help you out in ways you never imagined. i don't like to be cliché, but it’s like the elderly saying (You scratch my back… well, you know the rest).