Social Networking – A Waste of Time? Tuesday, Mar 10 2009 

Social Networking

Social Networking

There has been quite a buzz about social networking and whether it’s a waste of time for your business. Can you really market effectively on social networking sites? How is this possible? Most people believe that these sites have a lot of people that are attempting to sell their opportunity to each other.

However, statistics show that there are 75,000 people/day looking for home based businesses. I’m sure this number is growing daily especially with 70,000 layoffs on Bloody Monday. What a better place to find these people than on social networking sites! The key is to find your target market and focus your efforts in those areas. Here are some of the sites that I visit and have had many people join my business opportunity.

Myspace – This is my #1 lead source for my business in the social networking arena although many people continuously bash Myspace.  That’s ok because I’ll just take that business, thank you very much!

Facebook – is quickly taking over the #2 spot and could be my #1 source very soon. There are some great features such as Facebook Pages for your business.

Twitter – is the newest buzz word in the neighborhood and I’ve actually had a few sales from this source already! Make sure to check out my Twitter tips to grow your business. I also highly recommend following Mari Smith on Twitter and Facebook.  She gave me all the tips for my Facebook business page.

Sta.rtup.biz – is a great place to meet like-minded individuals and those looking to start a new business. I’ve received my largest amount of traffic from posting this article to this site. I also gained 700 new Twitter followers from one twitter blog post on this site!

Youtubevideos are the wave of the future. Many people love watching videos more than reading content so this is a great avenue to promote your business.

Here are some professional networking sites that you can align yourself with potential business partners.

Professional Networking Sites
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LinkedIn
Ziggs
Xing

One of the main keys to success is to plan. Many people spend too much time on the social networking sites and do not get much done with their actual business. I’m not advocating joining every single site but choose a select few and focus on them.

Be sure to allot a certain amount of time for each site so you don’t run into the problem of spending all day on certain sites. For example, I try my best to get on Twitter in the morning, afternoon and evening for 10 – 20 minutes each time. This allows me to interact with different people as there are different high traffic times for Twitter.

My top places to visit on a daily basis are Twitter, Facebook and Star.tup.biz. Go make some friends as people are more inclined to buy from people they know. Which ones are your favorite social networking sites?


Naomi Trower

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You Might Be Addicted To Social Networking If… Friday, Dec 19 2008 

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This is hilarious! Let me know which one that you are most guilty of..Haa! Haa!

  1. Your significant other asks you to get off the computer and you tell them two more minutes, but they know that means two more hours.
  2. You think a night out on the town is drinking a beer while hanging out on Twitter.
  3. You take your laptop to the bathroom instead of a newspaper or magazine.
  4. You eat in front of your computer so much you keep a salt and pepper shaker on your desk.
  5. You feel you need to lose a few pounds and you start exercising in front of your computer…while sitting down.
  6. You are usually working when everyone else is asleep…and working when they are awake.
  7. You check your e-mail every five minutes hoping to see the message, “You have another sale…”
  8. You think fast food drive-throughs aren’t fast enough because you will have to leave the computer, so you call the local pizza delivery place instead.
  9. Your significant other has ever asked you what’s on TV and you say, “I’ll look it up online!” but really you just wanted a reason to get back on the computer.
  10. You have forgotten to take a shower because you got up and went straight to the computer.
  11. You have considered publishing your web site or information product in a different language to increase sales.
  12. You have crumbs somewhere near or on your computer right now.
  13. You always find some way to lure your friends or company over to your computer while they are visiting so you can show off.
  14. Your significant other sends you an e-mail instead of telling you dinner is done.
  15. You have ever fed your newborn while you were working on your business.

OMG! I’m cracking up over here. I got this email and there are 200 total. Of course I’ll just share 15 for today but man, I’m in tears over here!


Naomi Trower
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What is Facebook All About? Monday, Dec 1 2008 

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We hear about people creating Facebook pages and that someone found someone else on Facebook. But what exactly is Facebook all about and does it have any benefits for us? Read on to find out about Facebook and if it indeed does something more than enhance your social life.

Facebook is one of the top ten Web 2.0 applications and social networking sites in the world. Started as a social experiment, Facebook was originally designed as a way for friends to keep in touch and create interesting profiles and pages for others to look at.

I have a friend, Mari Smith, who is known as the Pied Piper of Facebook. I’m constantly learning from her the most effective ways to be successful in my business using Facebook. The core is about relationship marketing because people are more inclined to buy from those they know. Check out her site for more specific direction.

Facebook is not just for young teenagers and college students however. It is also a networking tool for business owners. It’s a great way to connect with other business owners and target potential customers.

A plus for new businesses is that becoming a Facebook member is free. Every registered member gets a home page where they can then create a profile and add applications to their page for friends and other trusted users they designate to use.

Entrepreneurs can use their Facebook profile to tell others all about themselves. Many times, businesses never really have a chance for potential clients to learn more about the person or people who run the business.

More focus is put on advertising, growing the business and promoting its products or services. With a social networking page on social sites like Facebook, customers and other business associates get a chance to find out about the person behind the business.

Anyone can join or create a group on Facebook. These groups bring together like minded people according to business, personal, or other social factors. Groups talk to one another; share business tips and create a useful connection in many different ways.

Businesses use Facebook pages to showcase products or give customers a place to ask questions and record comments about the products they have used. They can talk to each other and compare notes. Big businesses with famous brand names use Facebook to gain insights into consumer trends.

Facebook can be useful for communities trying to create a closer knit group of families. Homeschooling parents can create a network of support for each other and their kids. Facebook has a variety of uses both for business and personal reasons.

So, now that you know more concerning Facebook, what will your page be about? I know that I have to work on constructing a few pages for my separate businesses. There is always something to continuously improve upon in our business. Feel free to add me as a friend on my Facebook profile.


Naomi Trower
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How To Make Money Using Myspace and Facebook Thursday, Oct 16 2008 

I’ve been really surprised at how much business that I’ve generated from social networking sites such as Myspace and Facebook. This article really goes into the nuts and bolts of how to make money on Myspace. I thought I’d give you about 20 pages to read and you can choose if you want to read more or just move on. Happy Reading and Enjoy!

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Naomi Trower
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Has The Internet Changed Your World? Tuesday, Oct 7 2008 

It’s amazing how far we’ve come in the internet world. There are more and more people that are sharing their courting stories and now married that started on the internet, more new friends that are created via the internet and old friends that have reconnected as a result of it all.

I know personally that there are times when the power goes out at my house and I say, “Oh that’s ok, I’ll just check my email or chat with my online friends.” Umm..hello! The power is out! LOL That’s how ingrained in my head the use of the internet is in my household that I think it has a mind of its own without power!

The internet has also changed the way business is conducted. The world of advertising and promotion has turned a new leaf. Internet exposure is now one of the most lucrative ways to generate business. Internet marketing, guerilla marketing, social networking, attraction marketing and personal branding to name just a few are all major topics of conversation for the top producers in business advertising.

I also found it Incredible how CNN and other news media are using Twitter now. The social media phenomenon is getting into mainstream media and into everyone’s households. I always make sure to spend time w/my family because it can suck up all of your time if you are not careful. I definitely appreciated my Diva’s Within group when they declared a day to spend time with family.

So what about you? How has the internet changed your world? Did you meet your significant other via the net? Has your business expanded tremendously from the net? Let me know. Also take some time to view this video of my husband and family.

Naomi Trower
Passive Cash Gal
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Is Social Networking Taking Up Your Time? Friday, Aug 22 2008 

 

Does it leave you feeling frustrated and discouraged because you’re not seeing your efforts turn into real cash flow?

My friend and marketing mentoring client, Ann Rusnak gave me a sneak peak at her new audio-visual system, The Social Networking Formula that launched last week. Frankly it blew me away. I’m amazed at everything she’s including with this course. It’s all the tips, secrets and strategies you need to monetize your social networking efforts and turn it into a sales powerhouse for your business.

Ann quickly established herself as the Time Management expert in the Social Media world following her formula. This is the same Social Network formula she uses to turn “friends” on social networking sites into customers.

Go to:  Social Network Formula

You don’t want miss out on this amazing audio/video product that will help you finally make sense and make money with social networking. Ann gives you all the goods and didn’t hold anything back when she put it together. It will definitely help you monetize your social networking efforts for better results.

Act now! Take advantage of this terrific deal.

Go to: Social Network Formula

I wish you great success in all your online business efforts.

Naomi Trower
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