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Having worked in sales and marketing for most of my life, I have never experienced the joy I do now in the merchant processing field. If you need credit card processing equipment online or offline, contact me. My company runs specials all the time.

Because I love helping people obtain their goals and become successful, my approach to any prospective business owner is whether I can save them money and increase their profits. If I can do that, then I\'ve done my job.

One of my passions is blogging about social media marketing for businesses, particularly small businesses. I provide advice and best practices to help businesses understand the quagmire that exists on Facebook, YouTube and other social network marketing opportunities.

In my spare time I take stunning photos, and have been published by: CNN News, KMOV-TV (St. Louis, MO.),Discovery Channel The Storm Chasers, St Louis Bureau of Tourism Online Travel Brochure (2009).

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Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who attempt too much than with those who try too little." --Lee Iacocca, American businessman

Are Your Social Media Efforts Going Down The Toilet?

Sep 24th 2011 at 6:10 AM

Did you ever get the feeling that you were trying too hard?  That you were networking 'too strong' and not getting enough bang for your buck?  Maybe you are. But a sure sign that you are working harder than smarter is the return on your time investment.  Let me ask you, if you ask a question in your status update, how many responses do you get?

Measuring the number of responses to status updates is a clear indicator of the level of social media influence you have.  If you say something and no one responds, then people may not find what you say interesting.  Think of your status updates as a real life conversation; suppose you're at a sports bar with some friends eating chicken wings and drinking beer. Suddenly, you break into the conversation with a tidbit about your business, how did your friends receive that message?  Did they actively engage in conversation with you, questioning your business, or do they ignore you and continue watching the game while munching on their wings?

I don't believe anyone gains social media influence by talking about their business offerings all the time.  People want to get to know you, they want to be able to trust you and figure out if they have something in common with you.  They can't get those answers if the only thing you have to offer is the latest pre-launch.  My belief is people trust and buy from people they know, not from the latest business offers.

Social media success isn't that difficult.  But I guess it depends on what your idea of success is.  If you only want 1-2 sales a week or day, then you may believe this is success.  But, what if you could make $10,000.00 a day using your social media marketing efforts?  Wouldn't that be great?

My name is LaTease Rikard and I'm a social media marketing consultant available to talk to you about taking your business to the next level using Twitter, Facebook, & YouTube. Give me a call if you would like to implement my services, 314-323-1126.


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