It's All About You

The Importance of Building your Customer Relationships Through an Online Presence

Supporting your client service by marrying social media with traditional means of marketing.

Twelve timeless ideas to help us all make the most of our online networking (or social media) time.

One needs not collect all the statistics from around the world just to conclude that social media marketing has become more than just an opportunity -- but rather a necessity.

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.

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.

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.

Social media provides a platform for businesses to easily connect with their customers, and if you're using it correctly it can produce a 100% increase your bottom line. A good blog should be looked at an extension of your business and a part of your sales time. Blogs can perform a multitude of beneficial tasks and provide a business with an additional source of income, increased brand recognition, and enhanced customer interaction.

Twitter For Business

Five Chirpy Tips To Success

It is obvious is that Twitter is more than a teenage chat room. It is a tool that businesses can use to connect with their customer-base in an unobtrusive way. They can not only talk to the business, but also listen to what the customers need and meet those requirements before anybody else does. Let us see how.

Whatever nefarious intention Mark Zuckerberg had when he originated Facebook, the social media site works best as "a book" that links a name to a face. Here are the basic descriptions of all the current social media sites. The understanding of these platforms help you capture the essence of the target market. A point on use of social media drives the inbound leads at your doorstep.