I know as a business owner you have a million things to think about. You need to pay people, you need to be paid, and you have to make sure everything is being done right; add on customer relations, and fixing everything that doesn't want to work right. Sometimes promoting your business can be forgotten in the dust because you’re so busy with keeping the business running. This is where a little social media can help. You can promote your business, bring in new customers, and keep your current customers happy with updates and special member benefits. Without ever leaving your desk you could triple your business and its worth.
With over 200 social media sites sometimes-social media can be daunting. From Facebook to Twitter to one of the newest sensations, Instagram, there is a lot to choose from. Most start with Facebook with its 600 million people who log onto Facebook each month or Twitter with its 56 million ‘Tweeters’. They are known globally and are relied on heavily. For business’ in the craft, cooking, or coaching fields sites like Pintrest, Tumblr, and Instagram make show casing your products easy with pictures and videos. For those who like to send their thoughts out into the world or like to keep a behind the scene journal Vox, Blogster, and Xanga are some of the best.
The online world will take your business globally and back. You can transform your business into a company that deals with consumers’ worldwide. You no longer have to only have local customers. You can live in Germany and sell to somebody in Australia. On average each person spends almost 7 hours each month on the sites. They now offer services to advertise on these sites. And not only will they advertise for you but it’s a targeted advertising to people who would most be interest in your services. By spending a few hours a week on the computer you can bring in new customers rather then just sit there and waste time.
There are countless options as to what you can do with your business if you take it into the virtual world. You can stream do-it-yourself videos to your customers. You can share behind the scene photos of how you make things. Interacting with your customers is a synch. You can chat with your customers face to face with Skype and Oovoo. Your customers can share your updates, events, and links with their friends, which will bring in new customers.
The world of marketing is no longer for big wigs. The internet and its social media sites have expanded marketing to a whole new level. Any one has the possibility to take their dreams global with the right social media. These sites are made to help anyone, even those who may not be computer savvy. Most of them have video tutorials and chat rooms available with support teams. Never let your unease scare you away from all the potential social media can offer your business!