Do I Have To Be Everywhere?

Using social media

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Being smart with social media and networking is not about being everywhere. It is about making yourself effectively visible wherever you decide to network. People are always telling me that they see me everywhere. I for one can say this is not true; however what I can say is that where I do network and I work at being an effective part of the community.

Do I always flaunt my business or services, no.

You can belong to three or four social networking groups or platforms and watch your business and network grow. The key to being effectively visible is getting in the mix. When I say getting in the mix, I mean getting involved with the community.

  • Chat with people
  • Offer your help without selling or losing yourself
  • Don’t be afraid to tell people what you do and what you offer. There is nothing wrong with self-promotion but there is something wrong with selfish promotion.
  • Promote others. Share what is going on with other business owners. Not just the gurus but anyone with a valuable service or product.

It is not important for you to have a profile on every social networking profile on the internet. That is just not smart because there are so many of them out there. The fact that you make the right connections is what matters most.

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LaTara is the Chief Blogger and trainer at Get Online Basics, providing the work at home entrepreneur and small business owner with practical and viable solutions for building their online presence. Start your training to better online marketing with the Get Online Basics Training Center. Just click the website link and you will be redirected.

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3 Responses to Do I Have To Be Everywhere?
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    August 18, 2010 | 8:55 am

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