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Using Social Networking Websites For Business

Social networking websites can be very profitable but before you can profit from them you need to understand exactly what they are and how they can help you. Social networking sites are websites where people that share the same interests can connect. I’m sure you would have heard of some of the more popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

With social networking websites people from all over the world can chat, message and connect with one another. The can leave messages, comment on one another’s pages, share photos and more. These websites make communication so much easier even if you are communicating with someone on the opposite side of the world. Many people use social networking websites to communicate socially with their friends and family, but there are other benefits to these sites. There are social network websites for many different niches including, business networking, media and news, dating, investing, music, art and many more.

People of different cultures and with different interests can connect with similar people worldwide. People can make new friends, meet new people and even develop new interests by learning from others that they meet. Businesses can use social networking sites to connect with customers as business owners meet people with interests that relate to their business.

A niche social network site like Revelry is designed to connect people who knit and another social site is Deviant Art that connects people who love art. There are many different social networking sites created specifically to connect people that share those similar interests and goals and those people can share ideas, share their creations and just get to know one another. Social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter offer many ways to communicate such as sharing photos, music, videos and even creating groups within the site to share media and communicate.

Most social networking sites are worldwide websites so someone in Australia can connect with someone in England. Anyone in any part of the world can communicate with one another via these websites. The opportunity to meet new people that share the same interests as you and make many new friends is amazing. Social network sites are also a great way to track down people from the past that you have lost contact with. There are sites that are created specifically to find old classmates and friends from extracurricular activities.

The name says it all with social networking websites because they are exactly that – sites that encourage networking socially. However, many business men and women also use these sites for business networking as they are a fantastic means for connecting with potential customers. If a person runs a business that relates to art then they may join the social networking site ‘Deviant Art’ to connect with people that love art. There are many niche social networking sites that can enable business people within those niches to connect with their customers.

Some of these social networking sites have been around for quite a while and other new sites are being created all the time. If you search for social networking sites you will find them in all sorts of niches like sites for doctors, articles, book lovers, scientist, dog breeders and anyone that is interested in sharing information, videos or anything else with like minded people. The business possibilities with social networking websites are huge if you do your research and find the right social network site for your business.

Dawn McGruer FRSA

Dawn McGruer is an award-winning speaker, best-selling author, trainer, practitioner and consultant, who has become a key influencer in the world of digital marketing. Dawn is the author of Amazon best-seller ‘Dynamic Digital Marketing’ (published by Wiley) & ranked #1 globally by LinkedIn for Digital Marketing. She was named Best Female Speaker at the Professional Speaker Awards & her Dynamic Digital Marketing Model named Solution Framework of the Year. Dawn is founder of Business Consort - Digital & Social Media Academy, which has enjoyed 15 years of success. Her insights are in high demand & her expertise and experience has been rewarded with lifetime Fellowships with the Royal Society and CIM. And above all else…Dawn walks the digital marketing walk! She’s built an enviable 5-million-strong subscriber base from scratch, proving her credentials to lead YOU to digital marketing success.

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