Welcome to Week 46 of my adventure of following the Start Up Grow Your Business Marketing Plan + Calendar and Week 9 as a member of the Marketing Plan Group. In my posts, I talk about my voyage down the road of self-employment as a website copywriter, my achievements and roadblocks along the way, and what I’m learning from my group experience.
If you need to get your booty movin’ on your marketing, the Marketing Plan Group will get you there. Since I launched my new business, Connect with Copy, I’ve had something on my marketing to-do list, and I’ve been moving it – from week to week to week.
This item was: Update social networking profiles
Fortunately for me, Lesson 4 in the Marketing Plan Group is all about creating effective social networking profiles – and that’s all it took to get me going. Not only is the guidance super-useful, it’s also really great to get feedback from the group and know you’re on the right track, instead of waffling around on your own. (If you don't want to waffle anymore, there will be a group starting the week of Dec 7 for those who have some down time over the holidays to focus on their business for 2010.)
Here are my updated profiles. I took the approach of here's the problem, and here's how I can help. (Feedback and new connections are very welcome!)
On today’s group phone call, we discussed how our fellow group members use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Biznik for business. This conversation was really useful because by hearing the experiences of others, it helped us to get a better idea of how social networking can fit into our businesses. We discussed things like how often we Tweet, how we manage our time, and what kind of results we've gotten.
Do you have a social networking strategy? Do you spend a specific amount of time per day? What kind of results have you seen?