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If you had one hour a day
Created on December 19th, 2010

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Troy Wray
joined Sep 2010
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Dec 19th 2010 at 2:47 AM
I think there's a huge dilemma in balancing the benefits of social networking with doing more systematic, 'conventional' business tasks.

No-one can deny the benefits of 'getting yourself out there' as much as possible but with more and more social networks forming, how do you create a balance - if indeed you need to. I find it so easy to just get lost in reading and following discussions and I can easily find an hour gone with what feels likes little to show for it.

I can imagine some people go all out for social methods of marketing, others treat it as something they need to do a certain amount of each day/week.

If you restricted yourself to a maximum of 1 hour a day doing anything 'social', how would you prioritize what you did?

joined Jan 2011
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Jan 2nd 2011 at 12:34 PM
To be honest I'm not sure that you really could be truly social enough in just one hour a day unless you focused on only one social networking site.

As you say it's so easy to lose an hour when you are getting involved in discussions and thinking of replies that are going to add value and improve your reputation on the site.

I guess it would be possible if you concentrated on 3 sites and then spent one hour a day on each of them so you only actually visited each one every third day?

Scott Miller
joined Jul 2010
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Jan 2nd 2011 at 15:27 PM
I could be totally off the mark here, but it would seem most efficient to focus on the sites where you could benefit the most people by helping with a definite answer to problems people are having. Just being social for the sake of being social and entering into discussions with no real outcome does allow for name recognition over time, but being THE PERSON to provide THE ANSWER to someone's question can quickly establish you as an expert and give credibility. The site where you're most able to actually be helpful to the members would seem to be the most beneficial to focus on. Truly helping people solve their problems without involving an affiliate link can be very powerful, as you've already helped them once and when you've solved their problem once, they're apt to look for you for more since you've proven yourself. If there's one site where you're able to actually help people more than at other sites, focusing on that site would generate the most positive reputation with the least amount of time, and that reputation can flow to the other sites.

Rick.S. Marketing
joined Jul 2010
location Oregon, USA
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Jan 2nd 2011 at 17:24 PM
I think I have somewhat a solution to this question..when I catch myself with only one hour to spend ( or less ) wisely and not feel as though I have wasted my time, I bring up about 7 traffic exchanges that I know have chat rooms. So, when I am surfing accruing credits I am also chatting and networking with other marketers or advertisers and that seems to work for me with some success. I can put my link in some chat rooms when someone seems interested in one of my programs and someone in turn may have something I am interested in win situation.

joined Nov 2010
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Feb 19th 2011 at 7:07 AM
I have established a"daily routine" that takes about an hour. This is split between social sites and earning free advertising that allows me to send an ad to about 40k folks a week and even earning some money everyday. If you would like more information on my "daily routine", send me a message.


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