5 Must-Read Entrepreneurial Social Networking Tips

Once you have your brand established, its time to start some entrepreneurial social networking. Most companies have websites and even more so use social media. Social media is the largest free form of advertising/marketing being used in today’s digital age. Here are this week’s Boss 5 tips to grow your presences and get your name out there.

Tip #1:

People want to be treated as individuals rather than just a number or the next person in line.  They want to see that they matter. Instead of giving the 100th person who ‘likes’ your Facebook fan page a prize, try giving something to charity for every person who ‘likes’ your page. This way you show that you’re not only trying to get your numbers up, you’re giving back to the community. Thank people for liking your page and answer questions on your fan page in a timely manner.  Time and time again we at BossStart see a fan page where a fan asked a wonderful question with no comment back. We know you’re busy, but don’t be that company.

Tip #2:

Reward your fans for following you on twitter or checking in to your local store or clubs. This in return will give you repeat business over and over.  A free small drink or a free ticket to a show will go a long way. Times are tough, so ‘thank you’s’ don’t need to be grand gestures or costly.  Do something nice and unexpected for your followers. This way you’re showing that you care.

Tip #3:

Now the hard part is over. People “like” you.  Followers are “following” your business/brand. Now you should start teaching and showing your product off to the world. You have a large presence on social sites – now turn that into revenue. Bringing value to customers and generating profits – that the whole point of being in business, isn’t it? You have the perfect audience to show off your brand. Remember people are not numbers. Be sure you make them feel more personally engaged.

Tip #4:

Keep your sites updated with photos, media, and YouTube.  Let them know what you’re doing, who you’re working with, and how you’re continuing to stay involved.  You can use those same prizes and contests we talked about and use that to help you sell. Keep it fresh and don’t let too much time pass before the next update. Most businesses evolve and grow, so let people know you’re changing.

Tip #5:

Get help when you need it. Some problem cannot be solved alone. If you need help just ask, friends, family, even US! BossStart is here to answer any social media question you may have.

You can feel free to email us at: thebossstart@gmail.com,

Skype us under: BossStart,

Or Facebook Chat at: http://www.facebook.com/bossstartfanpage

 

 

About the Author: Jacob Ballard

Jacob is an Entrepreneur. He is the Co-Founder of BossStart and also operates the web-based business iWebXpert.com. He has a degree in Marketing from USF in Tampa, FL. Jacob uses his experience from founding numerous businesses to enhance the entrepreneurial adventures of BossStart readers.

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