Social Networking Sites – They’re In Your Business

The ability to target a specific market through powerful networking sites has made it a necessity for business owners to get involved.

What started off as a means of bringing friends and family together has become a business marketplace with a multitude of social networking sites available on today’s internet.

Failing to recognize the unlimited opportunities these sites collectively provide, is really missing the boat on building a brand or enhancing an already established operation.

Business is all about selling something, be it a service or a physical product, and to be successful, you have to go where the people are. That’s why there has been a constant increase in corporate profiles across a wide network of social networking sites.

Where else can you find so many potential customers in one place?

Corporations have gotten the drift that this is not just some passing fad. These social sites aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Marketing strategies are changing in the corporate arena and with good reason. There are billions upon billions of dollars to be redistributed now and in the coming years. The world economy may be slumping but online is another world within itself.

Once, businesses dismissed social networking as just a fad or the now-thing-to-do, but they know better now. The floodgates are opening and you’ll start to see an even wider corporate footprint for many companies.

Today’s business models have adopted social networking into their operating plans because they know that with the right strategy, a high level of success can be realized.

Take StumbleUpon for instance. Founded in 2001 by Garrett Camp, this site is a must stop for any business. Install the toolbar to your browser and surf the net. You’ll “stumble upon” friends and business people with very similar interest, making this a targeted opportunity.

Linkedin is also a great place to cultivate business relationships and find business opportunities and there are hundreds of others as well.

Today, most of the information we access is distributed via the internet and the business world is ready to take full advantage of that. They realize that this is a great sales tool for them. It’s the electronic version of the brochure.

Maintain a presence where your target market hangs out, and you’ll likely have success.

Bloggers who are online conducting business are beginning to learn the importance of combining blogging with marketing, a powerful combination when executed properly. This will become the business model of tomorrow and the transition has already begun.

If you have a business, you may find this list of 50 sites a helpful resource.

To your success!

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4 thoughts on “Social Networking Sites – They’re In Your Business

  1. Scot Workman

    A brand new social networking site has just launched on the Internet and has the potential to grow into a major player amongst the big boys of social networking. HelloHello is based in Denmark and has developed a business plan that will share 60% of its revenue with its paid members!

    They have a 3 x 10 forced matrix and a uni-level matrix that, when full, will generate over $150,000 per month of residual income! Plus, with your subscription, you get a free WordPress MU business blog to advertise and market whatever you’re promoting! Check it out by going to my blog and signing up now! http://scotworkman.com/hellohello.php.

  2. Will

    Hi Jimi,

    Spot on – and a great “list of 50″ to check out
    ( with some new ones to me …thanks)

    Cheers

    Will
    P.S. If you have time please remember to add your #BlogEngage guestimate in the contest below ! ( you left a message there before … but no prediction – which could win a 3-month promotional prize)
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    Jimi Jones Reply:

    Hi Will,
    thanks for the reminder on the contest, forgot to get back with a prediction. I appreciate it. :-)
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