In my last post, I described the online relationship I’ve formed with Linda Samuels through social media. Don’t be mistaken – that kind of relationship doesn’t just happen because you create an online profile. Just like offline relationships, you have to work at it.
It seems like everybody and her brother is marketing their business through blogging and social media, but how many are actually taking the time to read and comment on what others have posted?
Several weeks ago, Tracey Foulkes of Get Organised in South Africa posted a question on a Facebook group about flexible working hours. Having worked staggered schedules and a compressed work week in two of my jobs, I was happy to share my experience, and I was subsequently quoted in Tracey’s blog post, Flexi-working Hours Can Boost Revenue.
Last week, as I was reading some of the submissions to this month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, I posted a question on Stephanie Calahan’s post, which inspired her to write another post in response: Is it Possible to be an Outgoing/Extroverted Introvert?
So, simply by posting comments on Facebook and a blog, I’ve received exposure for my business as well as backlinks to my website, which is a key factor in search engine optimization these days.
The next time you’re reading what someone has posted on their blog, Facebook, Twitter, or some other social media site, take a moment to leave a comment. That’s what makes it social media, after all! It is worth it, as proven by my recent experiences noted above.
This will be my last post here at From the Desk of Janet Barclay for a little while. Yes, I know I’ve said this before, but I’m about to make some big changes to the site, which I’m sure you will like!
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- Your Organizing Business - success strategies for professional organizers, which often apply to other businesses as well
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- Introvert Retreat – an exploration and celebration of introversion as a healthy personality type
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