Social Media

With all the buzz about the different social media platforms these days, it’s interesting to me just how many businesspeople don’t realize the value of having accounts with them, yet.

I have to admit, when MySpace first hit the scene, I didn’t rush right out to create a page. Same with Facebook and Twitter.   However, I started to catch on, and now I’ve seen the light.

I was speaking with a real estate agent the other day, and his view was similar to mine, in the old days. He thought all this social stuff was for teenagers with a lot of time on their hands. He likes to get out, shake the client’s hand, and build a relationship – which is exactly what you should do. But what if you’re in Missouri and the client is in Minnesota? Physical contact is a bit harder and a lot more expensive.

I agreed with him that what he was doing was correct, but the times they are a-changin’. If you can get acquainted on the Internet, talk about common interests and/or business goals, and decide you can work together, that’s a good thing. And you are completely unhampered by distance.

One thing that stops a lot of people, though, is the sheer amount of new stuff to learn and implement. How are you going to do that with a business to run? You have to sleep sometime. Unless you can take the time to figure out each platform, it’s probably a better idea to hire a social media manager. Ask around and find someone you can trust. They can help you build Internet relationships while you take care of daily chores.


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