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Steady and consistent advertising will yield results for you...just don't give up!

Follow your daily plan, as the saying goes "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail". Your daily plan could be the advertising tasks you do everyday, such as Backpage and Craigslist. Then decide what other type of marketing you want to do for the day, such as Forums and/or Business & Social Networking sites, which is what this Newsletter covers.

Business & Social Networking Sites

One of the biggest issues most marketers face is knowing how to attract the right type of traffic for their products, services and affiliate programs.

Social marketing and Web 2.0 are here to stay for they have impacted more lives, and reached many times more people than tools such as search engines and web pages. Social networking sites are based on getting likeminded people to do good and it is possible to use the platforms to just talk to people and in the process "sell goods without selling".

I am giving you some basic "Social Networking" tips that you can tap into that I find work pretty well. With any marketing, it's important to stay on top of it as much as possible. However with social networking, it's almost a job in of itself as you have to maintain so many sites. Don't get me wrong, the work you put in to some social networking sites can be worth your time to gain friends,
and followers. Use the Firefox browser and "save all your networking sites as a group". This will make it easier for you to visit often.

You know that what you offer is spectacular, but if other people don't know that, you're going to have a really difficult time growing your business.

Social networking platforms such as MySpace, Facebook and others, allow you to form relationships with people instantaneously.

In social networking your connection with people is permission based and you establish your global presence. This is just another form of advertising you and your business and for free. The advantage you have with social media marketing over the traditional marketing is that your potential customer gets to know who you are and you begin to build trust. People buy from those they trust. Thus if they do buy, it is because of you, not the company you represent nor the products they don't desire.

The most important feature of your profile is YOUR SIGNATURE. This shows whenever you post a message. So if you are asking, or answering questions, posting new items about free programs, or writing a short article, YOUR
SIGNATURE will always be there.

When they read your post, they will see your signature and possibly check it out. Make it compelling:

SUBJECT: Free For Today Only!
YOUR URL

Basic Tips

1. You would want to consider choosing a few social networks you enjoy and/or who rank the highest and stick to those. Don't try to do them all. Otherwise you have another full time job! MySpace is number one at the moment and falling in second place is Facebook. You can get flashy with Squidoo where you can create fantastic looking photos or videos on your lens.

2. Don't just sign up without planning to participate to some degree.  It is your participation that gets people to know you and build trust.

3. Make sure to fill out your profile information, the real personal you so that your potential customer gets to know who you are and you begin to build trust. Photo and web links are very important.

4. Once you have set yourself up, now it is time to socialize. You may post an article that is factual, relevant and helpful to your readers on some sites.

5. Surf around for others in the same field as you and make some friendships.

6. Give positive comments or shout about their blogs or sites.

7. Post a few 'shouts' a week and keep them public.

8. When someone follows you and asks for friendship, get back to them as soon as possible.

9. Keep your social networks fresh and don't leave them outdated. This is why it is important to just pick a few that you can visit every week. Participate in Business & Social Networking sites that you enjoy. This will give you more traffic because you will be visiting it more.

10. When you 'shout' or post updates don't make them about "come buy or view my products or business". Instead give some relevant free tips, eBooks, or advice that are helpful.

11. Set up a blog (some you can setup a Blog within the network, or a Group) and post articles (best to write your own articles) so that others are aware of your websites. You can use Wordpress or Blogger (both are free). A blog allows you to write short articles on topics pertinent to your customer base. Just make sure you write articles that have useful content to the readers so that they will keep coming back for more. If you post often, the search engines like Google will index it, because they like fresh content.

12. Publish your own Press Release! Tell your story. Give some information about the your business and include your link.  Put your Press Release in Blogs, emails, and create doorway pages.


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If you join any of Business and Social Networking sites, don't forget to give your links to your Business Associates.