How to establish support in the social networks?
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Conversation is a natural part of human living and social networking should be just as natural but it seems as though we’ve lost the art of conversation somehow. The thought of social networking sends a painful shiver down the spine and if this is sounding a little like you, this roadmap should help to point you in the right direction. I hope you will take something new and valuable from this and add it to your networking know-how to become the social networking Influencer you always wanted to be. If centre stage isn’t for you, then perhaps a supporting role with “damn good” backing vocals that people will remember for years to come is more your social networking story.
Businesses and individuals all over the world can have their name spread in a positive or negative way through social networking, depending on how interested people are in the business/industry/niche, the topic and the product or service on offer but don’t be fooled, this new media conversation is a powerful marketing toll if tuned and channelled correctly. This type of networking builds social awareness and potentially, more visitors to a site, profile page or location.
The social side of networking is an excellent way to stay connected in relationships and build new ones across the world. Social networking is the new way to inform and to be informed, and its influence is growing every minute with amazing tools invented every day. The simple truth is that people want to share their interests, show how good they are at something and know what other people are doing.
Social networking is not just about finding out that someone just took a shower or finished gardening the yard. It’s about setting up a strategy to expand your reach in relationships, business and life in general.
The opportunity to set up social networking links abounds on the World Wide Web today and yet in many of today’s social networking site URL’s, there is no longer the “www” of the past, and therefore no websites, or not as we once knew them. Getting set up on one or many of the networking sites requires you to input content, but becoming a member of a social network is easy and generally cost you a little or nothing. Plugging in all your information like name, email and any info and choosing a password all form part of the process of registration and have to occur but most of the larger sites are now connected so it’s fairly easy to transfer data from one site to another with a few clicks of the mouse. After that, you just have to figure out how to navigate around the site itself in order to start to build your network of contacts and friends. Click on all the links, connect with a few friends, post a few messages, and you’re on your way to being a social networking superstar. Use the power of Dreamstr Network to be even more successful. It is easy.
What is the goal? Social interactions (or marketing) is not about the content itself sometimes, but a way to get connected and to observe the results of the conversations themselves. These various social networking strategies and activities are weaved together to use as business tools and entertainment. It allows people involved in Web 2.0 networking the capacity to become not only content readers, but also, if they wish, content creators and publishers.
Do you have ideas and solutions? Do you know something useful that nobody knows? Post it and look to the growth of your fan base.
The value of personal marketing on the “behemoths” like LinkedIn and Facebook is dropping. This is due to the massive release of new and niche focused social networks where people are trying to find their success. The fact is that this year alone I have seen an increasing number of very limited professional social networks geared towards network marketers launching and becoming increasingly popular… for a moment (than just disappear or got eaten by “behemoths”).
The old way of network marketing is out, and I see the future holding tight to social marketing through independent multi-professional social networks with the focus on personal development and community support. Dreamstr Network is offering incentives for those who join, especially in promo levels. We are trying to increased awareness and exposure for such important human enterprise.
Now we would like to show you some strategies, tactics and hints in order to help you find success in the network.
1) Targeted & Extremely Targeted Audience.
This may seem obvious to some, but you should consider who it is you are trying to market to on social networks. Hopefully you’ve done your homework, researched your niche and determined the demographics of who is most likely to be interested in your offer (it can be your talent too). For example, let’s say you’ve identified that males between the ages of 45-55 are more likely to be interested in your offer. It would not make much sense to spend an enormous amount of time building relationships with 14-21 years old. It’s a lot like traffic generation. Focusing your efforts on something that don’t match up with your target audience will only eat up your time. We used the tactics of modern startups and applied it to personal goals.
2) Mass communications and friends list.
On the other hand, you have the ability to add unlimited contacts and you can send them a bulletin or message anytime with ease. This is what you should be looking for because whether you have 100 friends, 1,000 contacts or even 10,000 followers you can send them all a message just as easily as if you were sending it to one.
At Dreamstr Network we have separated “Friends” from your contacts and followers since it is nonsense to have 1000 real friends, isn’t it?
Increasing your friends or contact list on social network is the one major thing you must do in order to maximize your exposure and reach. This means accepting friend invitations from closest friends and also seeking out other like-minded people to add to your network of followers/contacts. The larger your influence list – the more trusted you will appear to be and the more people will take heart to what you have to say. Some social networks limit the amount of people you are able to send a message to at once. Let’s say you have 200 contacts but you are limited to sending to only 30 people per message and you can only send one bulk message per day. Well this is a very negative restriction and even more so if you have a much larger network. This means potentially huge exposure for you. If you want you can even consider it like an instant contact list of targeted prospects! However, I do warn about sending too much unwanted messages to your friends and followers, you should try to connect with them and share with them as much quality information as you can instead and then lightly introduce what you have to offer. If you consistently send what they would consider as spam messages they will just block you or remove you from their lists, so using the social network properly is important – very important! Willingness to help people is your best helper in this field.
3) Remember Why Your There in the First Place.
It’s easy to get distracted in our day to day lives. Nowhere is that probably more evident than on the web, and it could be argued that social networks are the biggest time waster of them all for some people. It’s very easy to look up from your monitor and realize you just spent 30 minutes Twittering about nothing, an hour and a half watching and rating viral videos on YouTube, adding friends, blocking friends that turn out to be spammers, ignoring notifications and friends statuses, installing apps on Facebook, stumbling on Stumble Upon, Spinning hoping others Spinning you back…and before you know it 3 hours have gone by and what have you accomplished? Oh and don’t forget, you haven’t even checked your email yet. After you skim through the spam that made it past your junk folder and the emails from all the social sites, and in the end “Muscles_to_the_flow_masters” is now following you on Twitter…
Social Networks can be a great place to market your offers, brand yourself and your companies considering the sheer number of people who hangout and interact on these sites. Just remember not to lose track of time, stay focused on your original reason for being on these sites in the first place. It can be a great to make some new friends, network a little and all that.
But if your main reason of using social network is for success, happiness, help, self-development, studying, personal growth and socializing in the community of friendly and trusted people – Dreamstr Network is the only place to do so. Join us 🙂