As noted earlier, I think the use of Social Media in our online marketing is going to increase as the medium continues to evolve. We need to embrace it and learn how best to incorporate it into what we are presently doing.A question for forum members:How are you presently using Social Media (social networking) to make money? And how do you plan to expand on that to help you make more money in 2011?
Most of you know that my social networking focus is primarily on two social sites (not including the Entrepreneur Forums):
- Twitter: Where lately I have been mostly just posting lots of tweets with links that point to helpful resources, blog posts on my APC site, social sites, or directly to affiliate pages.
- IM faceplate: Where I have been working at building my presence (branding myself) and have been pointing people to my websites, this forum, and my affiliate pages.
The income generated by these efforts has been minimal to date, but I attribute that to the types of products, services and programs I have been promoting and the fact that many in my target market are promoting the same or similar things, so they don't really need mine. Basically, I need more unique offerings and a better follow-up system.
Of course, the bottom line to everything is website traffic. That is a big focus and a big challenge for 2011 as well.
That's my story, so far. What's yours?
What will you do better, or different, to make money in 2011?