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      How To Optimize Social Media for Your Small Business

      The era of social networking is more than here to stay - it is becoming deeply rooted in our culture.

      A lot of us are so hooked that we barely crawl out of bed before we start checking to see status updates on Facebook and Twitter. Connecting with old acquaintances, and remaining in contact, is one of the main reasons to use social media sites - but what about utilizing them to market your business?

      The simple fact is, those identical networks that you are using to share personal pictures and reminisce about the past can be avid sources of passive income for your business. Additionally, there are a great deal of social media sites out there that are created specifically for that purpose.

      Below are some critical steps you must accomplish to effectively market your business:

      Choose a social media site that targets the audience for your business.

      There are several social networks to join now, it can be consuming to stay updated with all of them. In order for you to be at the top of your game, you have to make choices. Choose a site that fits your ideal market. The more fitting the site, the more involvement and activity you are expected to generate.

      Take time to write a detailed, well-written profile.

      A lot of people plainly assume that they’ll bring in money by filling out a profile on a social media site and adding their URL. This is extremely unlikely. The profits of social media come with involvement - and that can only happen when people can get to know the real you. Take the extra time to properly fill out your profile, with both business and personal information (your hobbies, goals or personality) so everybody can know you as a distant friend and a business owner. People usually do business with people they know, so the more distant and cold your profile, the more unlikely they will interact with you. Show your personality - but remember to keep it casual and businesslike.

      Talk to community leaders and build connections.

      If you want to build momentum within a community, you must be involved. This doesn’t mean you spam others with information about your business or publishing an article once a week. You must take the time to understand them - find out what motivates them, ask about their life. You want to create a network of people who knows what you’re doing and truly cares about you. This will move them to do business with and refer you.

      Capitalize on the extra features of the social media site.

      Most social media sites offer many tools to get your business out there: article submissions, blogs, classified ads, video uploads and more. Yeah, these features may cost a buck or two, but if you really use the features offered, you can become an Internet superstar.

      Ask clients and friends to join your social network.

      Invite classmates, colleagues and potential clients to join the social media site you use. Bring all your leads as you meet them for the first time and get to know them better and talk to them on a regular, more personal level. When they decide to buy, they’ll know who to turn to.

      Although these tips lay out the best ways to get your business going on social media, they aren’t the only ones out there. To be powerful, you must have a goal and stick with it. Apply these tips to get things going, and then carry on building the list as you become more acquainted with marketing your business using social media.
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      One of the biggest things I see is people trying to use the site Digg.com to get results, but are hem-hauled when it comes to getting popular feedback.

      How can you use sites like this to better your own business?
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      Start from a good product that self markets itself

      That way it will walk up the Digg results naturally, and no one will question its popularity.

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