Recently I created Facebook , YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.
Part of it was to learn what the hype was about. I am now hooked!
When I first started, it took a while to figure out what I was doing. Then I started making friends and connections, I now spend about 20 minutes a day and “make the rounds”. I set up logins and sharing tools that make it simple to add info at any time.
I am constantly finding new information from all my new online friends.
I can talk to like-minded people about business issues, new products, marketing ideas and more. Because I have a “history” with many of the members, they know enough about me and my business practices to be able to offer sound advice and share ideas.
The online forums I am a member of require more of a time commitment, the other social media I use in different ways are in the next post.