I’ve started out as an Internet Marketer a year now and even in that year I can see the explosion in trends that are the Social Media sites. Now, with these site, they are of course a great way of promoting your site or sites, getting back links and basically spreading advertisement, and as an Internet and Affiliate marketer they can be used to great advantage. But what about time wasting? Now I see this a lot in the Wealthy Affiliates Forum that people are spending a lot of time promoting their site with Social media and getting nowhere. And another problem here can also be distraction, going in to Social media sites and ending up snooping around, checking out other peoples pages and basically losing all focus on their own sites and business.
So How Do You Use It To You Advantage?
One word, Commitment. And in word terms it is a vast word. For you to make social media to work for your website and business you need a lot of commitment and hard work. You really need to connect with people, build up a fan base, start interesting discussions by asking questions, maybe talk about your private life, start competitions, and regularly post or tweet new valuable or entertaining content. Remember, it is a great way of engaging your audience. If you do plan to use this method, and to make sure it works for your business, it would be wise to us a strategy, make a business plan, choose which social media platforms you want to use and go at them hard. Build up your following and dominate your niche market. Social Media can be very beneficial to your business making you money once you do it correctly but you need to be-careful.
One slip up on a site, posting something invaluable or an aggressive or cheeky comment could back fire losing you your status on the Social media site, losing you visitors and money. There is no slowing down with this monster. Facebook and twitter are becoming powerful tools in the marketing world once you use the right method. Engaging your audience yet staying focused is the key, do not get side tracked with meaningless discussions and posting. Remember, a website cannot live without social media nowadays because relationship with readers does matter. People are using these sites to communicate more now rather than using phones to ring or even sending emails. Everything is done through social sites and will keep on as this trendy monster grows. I don’t believe anyone with a website today can afford not to use social media as part of their overall online marketing strategy.