From its early beginnings until today, blogging has become an essential medium of interaction, whether for commercial or social purposes. You can share your thoughts and feelings, market your company's products and services and discuss matters relevant to your business, both casually and formally, through blogs. However, before you can start blogging, there are several things that you need to consider.

If you want to build your business and your career then these 29 LinkedIn tips must be part of the mix! With more than 170 million professionals worldwide LinkedIn is the best place to start! Put in the effort to grow a network and learn the ins and outs of the system and the payoffs are huge!

It does not matter if you are a green salesperson, a one-man-band starting your own business or a career salesperson starting off with a new company. The rules are the same! Sell or fail! This is true for every salesperson - everyday!

Many professionals haven't clearly defined why they are getting on social networking sites. It's more important than ever to understand your reasons for showing up. As you add value and gain credibility on these sites, you'll activate trust in your followers. Value, credibility, and trust are the main components that turn an observer to a follower, a follower to a fan, a fan to a lead, and a lead into a client.

Evolution is a natural occurrence that applies to every aspect of our lives, including sales. Even though selling is more challenging and difficult now there are many advantages for sales people in today's environment. Embrace the challenges of change.

It is hard not to use Twitter for one-way communication. The way the stream flies past so fast conversations and interactions take work. Plus, you usually have to follow a trail of breadcrumbs to see what the initial tweet was about. However, because that's how the majority of users are handling their time on Twitter, it becomes useful in ways you may not have thought of.

Facebook is the largest social network online having surpassed half a billion users. While competition is fierce, if you can master the art of creating a popular and beneficial Facebook page then you can also master the art of generating social traffic and your marketing message can go viral producing massive returns in the long run.

My quick tip for social media is add value and personality to your company.Your website is for showcasing, selling and your social media channels are for adding value and giving something back to your customers. If you are friendly, add value and give something unique (like a special offer) ever once in a while. Your numbers will start to grow and you will start to see some effect on your bottom line - I have no doubt about that.

Social media success is not achieved simply by adding thousands of unknown followers to your contacts. When you focus on numbers only, you invite in a fair share of unwanted spam and junk followers. It's important to have a well matched following who is open to your comments, information, and expertise.

We all know by now, that when you make a habit of connecting with potential customers little and often, on topics that they care about, you increase the likelihood of them doing business with you. That could be 5 minutes each network per day. 5 minutes on each of the 5 major networks is less than half an hour; why do most of us drag our feet on such a simple way to increase our online visibility and build our business? Procrastination.