Copyright (c) 2008 Ontarian Ke’Chan Hawkins
Online social network marketing communities are popping up all over the internet, and are becoming very popular to internet enthusiast. In fact, Myspace has started a big trend with millions of users and more added daily. One question I would pose is what’s the big attraction and why are so many business professionals drawn to these communities. The truth of the matter is every business owner online is interested in growing their business by any means necessary, and what a great place to get tips, tools, and potential business partners than social business communities. As a business owner, these communities are vital and can be gold mines to help you grow your business if they are used correctly. Here are 3 reasons why business owners should consider joining these types of communities
1. Peer-to-Peer Networking: This is what makes a online social network marketing community so exciting. Networking is not hiding behind your computer hoping someone will join your deal, but actually taking the time to get on the phone in order to get to know a person on a personl level, and sharing ideas and advice with each other. One thing that has to be understood is no one cars about your business. They are only interested in building their business not yours. Make the most of your networking opportunities. Build a relationship first, share your opportunities last.
2. High-End Prospects: Once you begin to network and learn about the people you’re communicating with inside of a online social network marketing site, trust starts to develop. And along with trust comes an open-mind. Maybe the person who you’re talking to isn’t successful with their current business, and wouldn’t mind taking a look at other options. Don’t beat them over the head with your opportunity, because more than likely they will ask you what you’re into and then you can explain to them your business. I have come to the conclusion that the best business builders are those who are already in a network marketing business. They are versed in business concepts, compensation, marketing, etc. These people also understand the true power of networking. These are the people you want and need in your business, but don’t push it. Be patient and serve first before receiving.
3. Marketing tools: A few of these online social network marketing communities offer different advertising tools to help you grow your business while networking. Some of these tools include blogging, classifieds, forums, list builders, youtube features, audio, etc. This is “icing on the cake” when it comes to building a successful business online making it much more easier to increase your business by at least 50% or more.
In conclusion, we all could use advice and tips to help grow our businesses online. online social network marketing communities are known to help you connect with like-minded people who are also in the process of building a business. On the other hand, what a better place to build solid-strong foundational relationships of which could very well potentially develop into a solid business partnership for life.