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How do you increase your biz by using Social Media sites?
Created on July 10th, 2010

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Gisela Beckermann
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Jul 10th 2010 at 8:26 AM
As a Small Business Owner, you probably have questions
about one or more of the following things:


How to increase your current business

How to include the internet to find new clients

How to use your website to find them

How to use videos to increase traffic

How to keep those potential new customers on your site

How to turn those visitors into targeted leads

How to get those leads start buying from you

How to use word of mouth marketing to bring new clients to your business

How to have an "active" site that people want to keep coming back to

How to communicate best with your customers through your site

How to include Twitter, Facebook, IM Faceplate and others in your biz


and the list goes on and on....

Most of the Small Biz owners don't even have the time or the knowledge on how to deal with all of this and when I spoke to people in the past, they mostly tell me that it's all a fad for kids and students that don't have anything better to do.

When you are running a plumbing business or you are a chiropractor, your time is spent attending to your existing customer base and administrative work, so you don't have time to "waste" on the computer fiddling around in Social Media Sites.
Right?

But as time has gone by, more and more people have started realizing that the Social Media Sites are continuing to grow at incredible rates. Interesting too, that quite a few of my friends in my age group have started putting up their profiles on the Web. Often their children and grandchildren entice them to do so and let's be honest, what mother or grandmother (or grandfather for that matter) does not want to know what their family members are up to? Curiosity is also a great motivator.

And the next group of people that will start using Social Media Sites are Small Business owners as they are realizing that their customers can contribute to their business by "word of mouth" recommendations. After all, what's the difference? If I like a restaurant, I tell my friends about it. If I saw a good movie I tell a neighbor, don't you?

So I think that a smart business owner with a so called "brick and mortar" business should definitely include the Social Media Sites in their efforts to increase their business. What's your thought on this?

Gila







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Dave Kanofsky
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Jul 10th 2010 at 12:19 PM
I do not join social media sites for all the" bells and whistles" it may come with. I join social media sites so I can help people who are in my particular niche. Offering constructive information without expecting anything in return is probably the best way for anyone to develop a solid reputation of being a knowledgeable, trustworthy, and honest person, ultimately leading to a strong referral base.


Chuck Bartok
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Jul 10th 2010 at 17:35 PM
The first thing my clients MUST commit to when they indicate a desire to generate more traffic to their "brick and Mortar" is to clearly draw a Plan of Action. with Expected Dates of progress met, well defined operating Budget and cash Flow Projection.
There is absolutely no sense to embark on any Business Building Venture with the PLAN.
Happy to report, clients who follow these simple direction have and are experiencing HUGE sales and profit increases over the past two years.
Just received a call Thursday form a small Family Agricultural business that enjoyed increase of $7,000 in monthly sales, directly attributed from Facebook Relationships.
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Kenya S.
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Jul 14th 2010 at 15:16 PM
I believe that more small businesses should look into both learning how to use social media to their advantage, and outsourcing these activities in one way or another, if their schedule will not permit it. As you stated, a large part of advertising for small business is word of mouth,and people are talking more and more through social networks! It is no different than when television came out and they started doing commercials. There is new technology that is impressing the masses, and if a small business owner doesn't want to be left behind, they must tap into it!


lele10000
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Jul 24th 2010 at 9:59 AM
I believe that social medias are a great tool. I say this because I personally join them to develop relationships and get the word out about my current projects whatever they may be. I have foung that with all of the new social site coming up. we as business people shoulf take advantage of this. We are in the computer age and the traditional ways of getting the word out do not work or they are slowly fading away. I personally would love to be able to generate more income simply helping others get the word out about their businesses. If that is not helpful I do not know what is.

Best of luck to you all.

lele10000
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George Kyros
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Aug 11th 2010 at 4:22 AM
Their are an increasing number of so - called "social" websites that are really simply a method of gaining paying members.
This is not very "social"at all.
One such site invite you to join for free,then encourages you to upgrade for a substantial fee.You are then bombarded with "friend" requests, each inviting you to upgrade so they can make money from you.
This is a thinly disguised marketing system, not a social site


Chuck Bartok
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Aug 11th 2010 at 9:33 AM
George, Your point is well Taken...

However in defense of some involved in creating the Social site, they must cover their expenses some way.

I have not been excited of the type you discuss, even this site encourages the Upgrading to PRO.

For the past 6 years I have been providing quality Material to interested parties on the internet for FREE. One of last "Giveaway" products was so well received I need to quadruple the Bandwidth to handle the downloads.

That in turn directed me to start charging for some services. I have been blessed with a comfortable Lifestyle for 5 decades thanks, to Napoleon Hill and the application of ACTION, but my NET Enterprises should at least Break even.

So again some do need to Charge for service provided



George Kyros
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Aug 12th 2010 at 6:06 AM
No argument from me about making a profit Chuck,I'm sure facebook make an absolute fortune from their advertisers.
My comment was intended to draw attention to the difference between what is a "social site" and what is a marketing system.
We are all here to earn a living, and innovation and development of new systems should be rewarded.


Tyler Huculak
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Aug 12th 2010 at 12:26 PM
@George, @Chuck

This is the exact reason we did not include a commission model in IM faceplate. We knew that if we did the whole commission thing, then it would remove people's focus from the true benefit of this program which is connecting with people and sharing ... essentially building REAL relationships.

As soon as you put money in the picture, people change their focus and IM faceplate would be nothing more than just another affiliate program where people are trying to make money from referring others. Instead, IM faceplate provides a much better way to make money ... by creating relationships, and this remains our entire focus going forward.

Now, of course we still offer upgraded services (it costs a lot of money to run a program like this), but we were very careful to ensure that members did NOT have to upgrade to get access to all the central functionality of this program. The upgraded features are designed to simply increase somebody's marketing exposure even further, in which case the small monthly fee is really not an issue because the exposure (and profits that come from that) far outweigh the cost. It was designed to be win-win :)


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