Social Media has pros and cons for businesses it can take time but the bottom line is it’s what your customers are engaging in and it could be one of the best ways of finding new customers for your business. Some guidelines to consider as you commence your journey.

  • It’s about relationships
  • There is an etiquette
  • 80% about others
  • 20% about yourself
  • Be consistent
  • Try one or two mediums
  • Need a strategy to get most of your time and energy
  • Use tools to help you

Think about your main role in social media?

  • Read
  • Write
  • Make Videos
  • Watch Videos
  • Recommend people, services, posts
  • Make comments
  • Listen and Like
  • Develop content

Ways to connect with other small businesses

  • Be a fan on their facebook page
  • Follow them on twitter
  • Visit their website
  • Read their blog
  • Comment on their posts (if possible)
  • Recommend their services
  • Let other people know about their services
  • Watch their videos

Resources:

www.twitter.com
www.facebook.com
www.youtube.com
www.linkedin.com
www.wordpress.com
www.blogspot.com
Get Good or Get Off

Tools:

Tweetdeck
Hootsuite
Social Oomph