Social Networking and Making Money Tips
Making money with social networking is kind of like various other forms of getting traffic. Depending on who you talk to, you will get different opinions of whether they like it or not.
In this article we want to take a look at how you can combine making money and social networking.
It is hard to believe that as an industry, Internet marketing is less than 15 years old. Social networking itself is really only a couple of years old, and the first large social network was MySpace. Today, Facebook and many others, rival MySpace members and opportunities to promote your business.
Many people that join social networks also blog if they are trying to build an internet business. This makes sense because you can piggyback the two easily together. Depending on the industry that you are in you can get new blog readers via joining a social network.
It is important that the social network you join relates back to the theme of your business. There are social networks that are available on almost anything. If you want to join a more broad social networks such as Facebook you can join or start a specific group the related to the theme of your website as well.
Another thing you want to do is control who you let be your friend. Again using face book as an example, you can only have 5000 friends. If you let anyone and everyone join you will quickly fill up your guestbook and it may contain friends that really have no interest in what you're trying to accomplish with your business.
It is important that you participate in discussions and be helpful if you would like to eventually create business partners via social networking. You can not always just be selling and in that way it's much like discussion forums.
If you are the type of person who is naturally curious you may be able to offer new ideas to your group that they are not aware of. This is an actual way for you to develop your own credibility as well as for you to build relationships.
People naturally become curious about what you do to make money and this really is where the benefit of social networking comes in. You are passively soft selling your friends without really ever selling at all.
This is the best way to combine social networking and making money. You will be great at this and a great opportunity awaits you in the future if you're the type of person that is naturally social.