Ever been on a Virtual Assistant forum and saw where someone claimed to have gotten a fabulous client just by participating on one of the social networking sites like: Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter? These social networks aren’t just for socializing. They provide you with a powerful platform to promote your services and skills and make connections with like minded people. But these sites can be hit or miss. It”s all in how you use these social networking sites to your advantage.
Here are a few tips:
- Set aside time each day to visit social networking sites Too much time spent on these sites will affect your billable hours. Set aside 30 minutes or so a day for visiting these sites. You can set an timer to prevent you from going over the allotted time.
- Use social networking sites with a purpose. When you work alone all day long, it can be tempting to use social networking sites for socializing. Keep your primary purpose in mind: to utilize these sites as tools to build relationships, promote your blog and/or services.
- Launch your own blog. It’s never too late to join the blogosphere. It’s a great way to share valuable content and information with your clients.
About the Author: Allison Nazarian is a writer who works closely with organizations of all sizes to put stories into words. Learn more about Allison and her services at AllisonN.com.
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