Monday, February 16, 2009

Using Social Networks as a Marketing Tool for Your Business

Social Networks are an excellent source of marketing for your business, website and/or blog.

Most social networks have groups and/or communities where everyone gets together based upon topics. Some groups can be private where a member, usually called the moderator, screens potential members or they can be public where anyone can join. Members can usually send messages to each other. These can be public or private depending upon the user settings. Members can add people as contacts or request to be added as contacts. The more contacts you have the better. Then you have the power of an extended network because all of their friends have the potential to see you. In this social network (Direct Matches) I have over 475 contacts and an extended network of over 800,000 members.

Some social networks make money by collecting membership fees. They also allow members to make money by displaying ads and/or clicking on ads. Members can also make money by advertising their own businesses and referrals to the social network.

The bottom line is to join several social networks and get involved and meet people and network. They may have something that may interest you and vice versa. But you won't know if you don't try and join a few networks.

Here are several networks to get you started.

DirectMatches
World's Largest Business Network. Network with Like-Minded People.



Apsense
The business social network that pays you while
you make your business grow.



Twitter

A fantastic tool to allow people to follow what you are doing on the Internet.
Works great with blog postings. :-)
TweeterGetter
Companion website that helps you get Twitter followers



MyBlogLog

MyBlogLog is a Yahoo! Community
Sign in with your Yahoo! ID (if you have one).
If not sign up for Yahoo! and get connected on MyBlogLog today.



Facebook
One of the largest and most popular social networking sites on the planet.


Yuwie!
Yuwie pays you to blog, upload pictures, refer friends, chat, hang out, etc.



Macrocosm
The Ultimate Self-Development Community



ZenZuu
If you really want to make money with ZenZuu, don't forget to connect at least 30 times per month to the site and tell your referrals to do the same.
It is a condition imposed by the owners to qualify for the payouts.



Most are free to join and some may have different levels of membership.

Start using this powerful tool and watch your contact list grow.

Yours in social networking,

Joseph R. Mays
Making Money Online Daily
www.makingmoneyonlinedaily.com

2 comments:

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