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Old 18th April 2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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Networking is the key.

"Another way to network and build relationships online is to visit blogs. You can search for Christian blogs or blogs that may relate to your product or service. Take the time to read some of the blog entries and leave a comment for the blog owner with your website address. Blogging is a great new trend in the work-at-home world and many people are learning to blog as a way to increase awareness of their business."

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Old 19th April 2007, 11:02 AM   #2
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Nice. Thanks Linda!

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Old 19th April 2007, 11:03 AM   #3
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I agree, as I am with a primary business whose leading money earner suggested that one blog, write e-zines, participate in forums, etc., instead of buying generic leads that do nothing but send you bogus leads, and cost you $$, in building up your business and client base.
When building up your team, blogging is a great way to create duplication - if your downline sees that you are successful, they will try it as well. This person who has become successful suggested a few things regarding blogging effectively.
#1 - He suggested that you do a keyword research when creating a name for your blog. You want to create a blog name which will assure that you have a lot of visitors daily.
#2 - When creating your name, while you want one that will attract a lot of visitors - you don't want to create a name based on keywords which will attract a lot of competition because other blog names are similar in wording. For example: Naming a blog entitled along the lines of "Joe's home business" will have stiff competition from others which also use the keywords: "home business".
#3 - add your blog to a directory such as MyYahoo, as example. Sites such as these provide directions on how to undertake this task
#4 - Ping your blog - You want people to know when you have updated your blog in a directory. Sites such as PingOMatic allow you to enter info. onto this site and have your blog added to other directories as well, giving you more exposure. Also use an ad tracker to monitor how many hits you receive daily on your blog - the # of visitors who are exposed to your writing. And of course, always have an effective signature to advertise the product/service that you are offering.

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Old 23rd April 2007, 02:11 PM   #4
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Yes me too.. I agree! That's the power of blogs...

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Old 29th February 2012, 01:23 PM   #5
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I think integrating social media into the modern business model is a necessity.

Adding social media to your website is more then just adding a 'Like' button to your website. We have developed a sophisticated strategy to integrate social media into your website. One thing I've started doing as a web developer is not just including the pre-fabed social media buttons everybody uses, but instead designing links to social media pages directly into the architecture of the website. Doing this as well as taking full advantage of the customization options provided by Facebook, twitter & youtube etc, gives a website visitor a consistent experience with your website & social media pages.

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Old 28th March 2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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Default Setting up the habit of Social Media

I agree and have found with my clients that the key to blog or any social media is setting up the Habit of Social Media. That is literally create a daily social media checklist that takes 30 -45 mins to update your sm sites, visit the one or two forums you have found productive, add one blog idea to your list, etc. It is this daily habit that will build and show results reasonably quickly.

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Old 1st May 2012, 03:16 AM   #8
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Participating in blogs and forum discussions don't cost any money. Creating accounts most social networking sites and Youtube also don't cost anything. You can post useful articles or video blogs related to your products/services and get users to visit your site through backlinks. Just make sure to keep posting and updating your blog, website or social networking accounts with fresh and useful content, be active and responsive, and encourage users to participate and connect with you by asking them questions or their opinions about topics related to your business.

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