ABC’s of Successful Social Networking

ABC’s of Successful Social NetworkingToo often when people join a social network such as Facebook they, sit back and wait for the online world to beat a path to their profile page. This approach is doomed to failure.   To be successful is social networking we need to be proactive. The following ABC’s of Successful Social Networking will give you an easy to follow track to run on.   A: Add Friends   The success of your social networking efforts depends on the number of people in your network and the quality of the relationships you have with them.   It’s often been said that it’s who you know that determines your success. Not true. It’s who knows you and recognizes the value you bring to the table that will determine your success in business and in life.   Here are five suggestions that you can use to maximize your effectiveness:

Meet people on social sites such as Facebook by searching the directory, groups and forums for people who share similar interests and match your picture of the people you are looking to meet.

Look for people whose pictures are warm, friendly and professional. Then send them a friend request.

Send out at least ten friend requests a day. That would be 50 a week. If you only have a 50% acceptance rate, you would be adding 25 online friends a week.

Always include a brief note

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How to Create High Quality Prospects Online

How to Create Quality Prospects OnlineIf you look at the leaders in any industry who are building their business online, they all focus on connecting with and creating great relationships with lots of people. So how do you connect with people online. I think social networking on sites such as Facebook, twitter and different online forums and groups is one of the most powerful ways to build a list of quality relationships. To get the most value from your social networking efforts, first picture in your mind the people with whom you want to connect, both personally and professionally. Ask yourself:
  • Who would be a perfect customer for your services?
  • Who would be a good referral source?
  • What types of people can make your business and personal life more fulfilling?
Networking effectively is a sorting process, your looking for people with whom you can build a meaningful and mutually beneficial relationship. In the beginning more is better, turn off your critic. As they say the cream will always rise to the top. Meet people on social sites such as Facebook and Twitter by searching the directory, groups and forums for people who share similar interests and match your picture of the people you are looking to meet.
  • Look for people whose pictures are warm, friendly and professional. Then send them a friend request. Always include a brief note with your friend requests. This will improve your acceptance rate by 50% or more.

When someone accepts your friend request, always send a thank you message and begin the relationship

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Be a Dreamer AND Achiever!

Be a Dreamer AND Achiever!Does attitude and success go hand in hand? If attitude and success go hand in hand, why do some people who seem to have a great attitude still fail to achieve success? The answer lies in the words “seem to” These people give lip service to importance having the right attitude, but seldom take the time to ask key questions about their attitudes and the impact they have on their success.


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7 Keys To Business Success

7 Keys To Business Success There are certain key elements to being successful in business. Eliminate any one and the success you experience will be severely limited. Let’s look at 7 things that you can do to achieve success in your business. Have a Big Dream: What vision do you have for your business. Why did you start or join your company? What do you want from life that your industry can provide. Write your dreams down, keep them in front of you at all times. To paraphrase the Bible: “Without Vision People Perish” Without a big why, you business will perish, with one, you can accomplish anything. Use a System: The most successful business owners have a system for exposing and presenting their product or services on a daily basis. Do you? If  not, create one. Do some research and learn what systems the people at the top of your industry are using and model them. Having a system for attracting quality prospects and professionally introducing your products or services to them, can double your profits almost overnight. Be a Learner: Business success principles remain the same, but the techniques change as technology advances. Learn what the top earners in your industry are doing. What systems are they using to attract prospects? What tools do they use to present their products or services? So many people fail to achieve business success purely because they do not know how to market properly and give up without giving themselves or their business a chance. Make Personal Contact: While there are many ways to market your business both online and offline, the real key to success is making that personal connection. More and more people are trying to use online systems to avoid personal contact. This is a big mistake. Use your online marketing systems to attract quality prospects, then pick up the phone and talk to them. Help Your Customer: When you get a new customer you don’t just stop there. In fact this where the real work begins because you have to help your customer get the most value from their purchase. Educationg your customers is key, not only on their current purchase, but on other products and services that you provide that can provide even more benefits. Sometimes one way to help a customer get more value from their purchase is by using it in conjunction with other products. Be sure your customer knows this, not only will you increase your profits, you will create greater client loyalty and referrals. Take Action: You can have the best system but if you fail to use it, your success will be limited. In any business you need to connect with new people every day. Use your systems find new prospects, share the value of what you offer, follow up with your prospects, and be sure to help your customers get the most value from their association with you. Stop making excuses and start getting closer to that dream! Grow Personally Every Day: Work on yourself, more than you work on your business. The better you get, the faster your business will grow. Question: Do you have a big dream? Do you have a system for connecting with prospect and presenting your products and services? Are you making personal contact with your prospects. Are you helping your customers? Do you take action every day? Are you growing personally? Action Steps: You may know a hundred ways to attract clients both online and offline, but if you never apply them, you will never be successful. In any business you need to attract potential clients every day and then follow up with them, via email, facebook, twitter, mail or phone. While constant learning is a must, action is even more important. To start select 3 to 5 methods for attracting clients and master them. Once they are automatic, you can add more as your time and resources allow. Stop making excuses and start doing!
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