With the growth of social networking on the Internet, many people have turned to networks found online as a source of money earning potential. Some of the most popular sites, such as YouTube, Facebook and MySpace, are great locations to boost your own company or organization's sales, gain additional customers or donors and even market your products or services.
If done successfully, everyone has the potential of earning money on any of the social networking sites within a reasonable amount of time. Internet marketers increasingly use networks to increase their own demographic, since sites such as Facebook bring in thousands of new members each month. Using social networking as a way to promote or advertise is extremely beneficial, since it reaches a massive audience around the world all at the same time. YouTube, a site where anyone can post videos, tutorials or anything else they have a mind to post, reaches up to 100 million visitors per month. By using this site as a source of advertising or marketing, companies or organisations are able to share their message in ways that would be impossible by traditional methods.
To begin setting up marketing through a social networking site, the first step is to sign up for an account. MySpace, Xanga and Facebook are just a few of the many websites that contain networking capabilities. Signing up for an account can be done either with a company name, a charity name or even the user's actual name. Many Internet marketers commonly use a pen name to register, and then create a profile to advertise or market their ideas or products.
Selling products on social networking sites usually does not have a limit. Opportunities to post links back to personal websites helps to generate traffic and offers users more potential to understand more of what is being advertised. Websites such as MySpace allow video or music capabilities that work much like television commercials, without the astronomical costs involved in a televised media campaign. Another beneficial feature found in many social networking sites is the ability to share information through the use of bulletins. This allows anyone to write message or display information that posts throughout the entire network that individual users belong to. Providing links or product reviews and then sending them as a mass bulletin to thousands of people generates commission sales for products advertised by the user.
Many individuals use their profile as a way to generate and earn money through social networking websites. Social networking on the Internet enables direct relationships between individuals, companies, organizations, charities, and encourages dialogue, direct involvement, and immediate feedback for causes and events. Social networking profiles are used in promoting a product or even to promote second party products. Using profiles to post reviews, informative pieces, and links to the product itself or other sites are just some of the ways that marketers make use of social networking sites in the 21st century.
Brendan Byrne (www.receptive.com.au) is an internet marketing consultant. Brendan runs workshops on how to manage your online business and effectively market yourself.
Brendan Byrne - Thursday, July 31, 2008