Social Media Marketing Part 2 – The Parties and Clubs

by Ket-Sang Tai

I have previously explained that your blog is like you online home where people can find out everything about you. In order to meet new people and make new friends, and to create a social network in the long run, you can not stay at home all the time. You need to go out to meet people, in parties, clubs and various social events. In the online world, the places to meet people are the social networking sites like facebook, myspace, twitter, friendster, YouTube etc. These are places where you chat to people, make friends and have fun!

There are many social networking sites out there but I recommend concentrating on handful of most popular one mentioned above.

What you need to do on these sites are:

  1. Open a new free account.
  2. Write some basic information about you and upload a picture
  3. Search your address book to see if any of your friends are already on the site and add them as online friends. (most site has a function which let you do this easily and the chance is that a lot of your friends are already using the site)
  4. Search for people with specific interest and add them as friends.
  5. Join various Interest Groups and interact with people in the groups. Examples are football fans’ clubs, network marketing groups, and groups based on various hobbies.
  6. Visit the site regularly, update you information, post pictures, comment on other people’s pictures and simply interact with other people.
  7. Keep adding friends all the time.

Special note on YouTube: It is strictly speaking not a social networking site but you can use it to share videos and interact with other people. If you are good at something, you can even use YouTube to share your knowledge.

Things that you should do on these sites are:

  1. Have fun
  2. Have an identity and be yourself
  3. Be complemetary
  4. Be interested in other people
  5. Provide useful information or content. For example, if you are good at certain thing, you can give advice, try to help other people and also provide links to useful informative websites.

Never, ever do the following:

  1. Lots of sale pitch (people go to party to have fun, not to listen to sale pitch)
  2. Spam others with emails about your business

The whole aim of this is to be a likeable person with lots of friends. People will try to find out about you and visit your blog (your home) naturally without you asking them to do so.

To Your Success,

Ket-Sang Tai

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