Hi, Sonny, Great post and tips for avoiding wasting time.I can relate to that! Prior to joining MyLeadSystemPRO, I connected with friends here and there. From a business perspective, it is not how it should be done. I am grateful for the training that I have... now I am doing the right thing. I totally agree with you that a blog is a very important online hub that allows the trageted friends to get to know and engage with us. Blogging for results is definitely not an overnight success. It is, however, something very rewarding long term as the tens (and even hundreds) of leads are coming in every day. Viola Tam
The same advice can be used to email marketing as well. :) You did an awesome job on this one, Sonny. I prefer putting the sales pitch to a minimum while still building a relationship with the people, because we need them to trust us before they purchase whatever it is that we are selling. That is just how it works. Constant spamming of these messages can get irritating very fast, we can lose potential customers along the way.
Hi Patrick, Thanks for your comments. Yeah avoid pitching in social media sites and start implementing the elements stated above. Thanks again.
For me, strong BASIC knowledge and skills is the true foundation of every success in business. This great information is very useful for beginners who want to build their businesses using social media. What a great START when learning First from other people's experiences especially mistakes! In acquiring this info, you already have a glimpse of how to get it done in the right way. Is this right? :)
Hello Ruby, Thanks for your comments. I appreciate it. Yes before diving into social media marketing, it is important to know the basics. Thanks again.
Hi Eldon, Thanks for leaving a comment. Yes, quality is better than quantity. And your list is really your real ASSET in your online business so you should nurture and always give more value on it. Thanks again for dropping by.
Hello Sonny, your fourth point about "growing a targeted following" is very important. Building your own mailing list goes hand in hand with this. I didn't put a lot of emphasis on building up my own list early on, but later learned just how important it really is. Eldon
Hello Kim, Thank you for your contribution. Yeah it is very important that you have a checklist in place so you will be organized and efficient in your business. This checklist is in fact the system that you need to follow everyday so your business moves forward. Come back soon.
Sonny, I have to agree with Nick about number 5. There is so much 'busy work' that it is very hard to become distracted and forget where you were going and where you ended in your daily tasks. I have recently created a checklist of daily things that I have to do and no bedtime until I get them ALL done. This checklist will then help with point number 3 and that is being consistant! Looking forward to reading more! Kim
Hi Nick, thanks for leaving a comment and for syndicating my post to your social media followers. This is social media leverage marketing in action :) And yes a solid plan is a must to be efficient in your business. Thanks again.
Hey Sonny, I think that number 5 is the biggest problem. If you don't have any kind of plan or strategy then you will easily waste hours of day on social media and have absolutely nothing to show for it. A solid plan of attack is key to all areas of marketing whether that be online or offline, not just social media. Nick P.S. I shared this on FB, Twitter and Digg. Should get you some more exposure and allow you to use Social Media effectively.
I'm a student just trying to learn more about the social media business and I really enjoyed reading your article. Keep up the great job!
@Aki, thanks for your comments. I like it too :) Yeah this is how to create content. By learning from other successful entrepreneurs and putting your own spin on it (repackaging). Some people find it hard to create their own content and where to look for it. So this is an example on how to do it :) Thanks again bro.
Good Stuff Sonny, I see you took some good notes on the Katie Freiling Webinar... LOL... You had some good spins of your own on it too, I like it. Social Media can be huge for your business. Nice Post.
@Mari-Lyn, thanks for your comments. Social media can indeed be an effective marketing strategy in your business if done right. Thanks again.
@Mike, thanks for your contribution. Yeah you got it. It is important to know the rules first before getting your feet wet. Good news is this industry is learnable and you can work on your skills. And yes creating content with consistency is your key to success. Plus it increases your credibility ranking as well. Thanks again.
@Faith, thanks for leaving a comment. Yeah its all about building relationships and developing trust. I am excited about the news this coming Tuesday! Come back soon.
Sonny, It's funny how we often overlook the simple things and how that can keep us back from achieving what we really want. I know for a fact that being consistent in delivering content can go a long way to building your business. Keep up the great work! Talk soon, Mike
Sonny this is important advice and fabulous content. There is always room for improvement so I will be checking off these five points to be sure I'm maximizing my social media engagement and of course providing value and developing relationships. Also, I want to thank you for joining us for the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. I will have some news I'm getting out on Tuesday. Faith