Monday, March 28, 2011

Social Networking

Why use a social networking site??? 
~    It’s FREE advertising. Where else can you get this much exposure by spending 30 minutes a day posting photos and comments about your latest wedding.
~    The more a bride sees your name, the more familiar she will become with you, and the more likely she will contact you.
~    Nearly half of all Americans have joined at least one social media network. If you can connect to a fraction of these potential customers, you boost your sales.

Popular sites

Facebook is a good way of keeping up with your friends and family but also very effective for promoting your company. You can post photos and videos. Make a “page” for your business and keep it separate from your personal “friends“. Facebook states it has over 500 million users worldwide!!! The average user has 130 friends and connects to 80 community pages - you could be one of them.

Linked In is more of a business community, you make “connections” instead of “friends“. Good if you are looking for business connections and referrals.They declare 90 million+ members worldwide

Twitter is a site for brief news, trends, updates in 140 characters or less. Twitter reaches 13 million people in the US. The average user sends 15 messages a day. You can quickly tweet deals of the day, contests or events you are participating in. 

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