Nov 2, 2008

How To Use Social Networking To Grow A Thriving Business

Social Networking - perhaps you've heard of it before, but are not quite sure what it means.

Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities or a neighborhood subdivision, if you will.

Although social networking is possible in person, especially in schools or in the workplace, it is most popular online. This is because unlike most high schools, colleges, or workplaces, the internet is filled with millions of individuals who are looking to meet other internet users to develop friendships and business relationships, too.

When it comes to online social networking, websites are commonly used. These websites are known as social sites. Social networking websites function like an online community of internet users. Depending on the website in question, many of these online community members share a common interest such as hobbies, religion, or politics.

Once you are granted access to a social networking website you can begin to socialize. This socialization may include reading the profile pages of other members and possibly even contacting them.

So how do you use social sites to promote and grow a business online? Well that's a great question and one worth investigating.

You see, the old way of networking and meeting people at a function was effective but the difference with social networking is it's permanent.

For example, imagine that you're at a social event and you're mixing with the crowd there and talking about your business. Some will be interested and some will not. Eventually, everyone would go home and maybe you got a few leads from the meeting.

Now fast forward and imagine you're at a social event where all the people are really interested in what you're talking about and everything you say about it is permanently recorded forever. In fact, years later someone comes into the converstion and the words you shared are still there.

Can you see how this would have an impact on your business? If used properly you would be talking to thousands of people forever about something they are deeply interested in. This is something worth looking into for any serious marketer regardless of what you're marketing.

Once you've convinced yourself that you are sufficiently informed, you can begin to search for networking communities to join. This can easily be done by performing a standard internet search. Your search will likely return a number of results, including MySpace, FriendWise, FriendFinder, Yahoo! 360, Facebook, Orkut, and Classmates.

Or, click here to get the biggest Social Networking Directory that i have ever seen online.

If you're using Social Networking and getting results, please share what you know on this blog by posting a comment at the end of this article and if you have questions ask away.

This blog IS a social site and your input has real and lasting value. Please inform the rest of us of your experience in social networking and we will all grow stronger together.

Sincerely,Frank Tocco--MLM Mentoring

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