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Social Networking & Social Media 101 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Karl Smith   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 00:00

social-media101The Networking Guy’s Guide to Social Media and Social Networking

Here's what you need to know to get started on today's social networks and social media platforms. It has been rightly said that “necessity is the mother of inventions”. I first heard it from my landlord when I left Cape Town to take up my first job in Durban.

That was a long time ago! In late 2000, I resigned from my last full-time job to pursue a partnership and invested my savings into this new venture. I soon ran out of money due to a number of reasons and that literary plunged me into the welcoming arms of social networking and social media to communicate my personal brand.

Today, if you ‘Google” me you will find that I have a significant online presence. With the amount of time we all spend using social networking and social media, it’s natural to try to save some time and make life easier on yourself. I've put together an easy to understand process for jump-starting your social media and social network strategy to do more in less time. Here’s to our relationship …

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Getting Started on Social Networking Sites PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Karl Smith   
Thursday, 09 April 2009 10:14

With Twitter, Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon and literally hundreds of other Social Networking sites how can anyone know where to start and formulate strategies for using them to grow businesses?

Fortunately for us all, DoshDosh has given us A Beginner’s Guide to Social News Websites as the perfect place to start. Read the guide and the more advanced information after it to better understand:What Social Networking or Social News Sites are.

With Twitter, Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon and literally hundreds of other Social Networking sites how can anyone know where to start and formulate strategies for using them to grow businesses?

Fortunately for us all, DoshDosh has given us A Beginner’s Guide to Social News Websites as the perfect place to start. Read the guide and the more advanced information after it to better understand:

  • What Social Networking or Social News Sites are
  • Different Types of Social News Web Sites
  • How Social News Websites Work
  • Factors to Consider When Choosing Social News Communities
  • How to Get Started - don’t skip this step as how you start makes all the difference
  • How to Use Social Sites to Make Your Own Content Popular
  • Recommended Strategy for Beginners

I include these bullet points to encourage both beginners and those who already use Social Networking sites to read the excellent Beginner’s Guide to Social Networking.

Once you understand the basics, continue with the follow-on article 48 Social Networking Sites. How else will you know which of the hundreds of sites are worth spending your time on? Be sure to start with some of the sites Maki recommends before branching out into any niche Social Networking sites you might find.

Like many other skills, the only real way to effectively apply a new strategy is to just do it. First get familiar with some of the sites and ensure you understand what behaviors are acceptable and which will end your effectiveness there before it even starts.

Then you can create a business strategy for using your Social Media profiles. See the resources below for more on using Social Media for business purposes. The first is another post from DoshDosh.

I have used three posts from one Internet Marketing Blog for a very good reason: their exceptional ability to explain complex subjects in a concise yet thorough manner. If you are serious about online marketing I highly recommend subscribing to DoshDosh.

 


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