A PGA Professionals Guide to Using Internet & Social Networking for Business
Are you happy with the traffic at your facility or the number of lessons you give? Has your marketing budget decreased over the past few years? Do you even have a marketing budget? Do you use Twitter, FaceBook or any other Social Networking platform to promote your facility? Do you or your facility have a website or use e-mail marking?
FIRST THINGS FIRST... IDENTIFY WHO & WHAT YOU ARE PROMOTING? YOUR FACILITY? YOU, THE GOLF PROFESSIONAL? OR BOTH?
SO WHAT IS SOCIAL NETWORKING? CAN IT REALLY HELP ME AND MY BUSINESS? WHATS THE BIG DEAL?
WHATS THE BIG DEAL? 3 OUT OF 4 AMERICAINS USE SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES ARE THE 4 TH MOST POPULAR ONLINE ACTIVITY….AHEAD OF CHECKING PERSONAL E-MAIL! 2/3 OF GLOBAL INTERNET POPULATION VISIT SOCIAL NETWORK SITES FACEBOOK- 300 + MILLION PROFILES TWITTER- 50 + MILLION PROFILES LINKEDIN- 47 + MILLION PROFILES SOCIAL NETWORKING IS LIKE WORD OF MOUTH ON STERIODS!!
WHAT IS FACEBOOK? Founded: February 4, 2004 Website: http://www.facebook.com/ Company Overview: Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet .
HOW I USE FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS AND HOW YOU CAN TOO...
WHAT IS TWITTER? Founded: 2007 Website: http://www.twitter.com Company Overview: Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
HOW I USE TWITTER FOR BUSINESS AND HOW YOU CAN TOO...
WHAT IS LINKEDIN? Founded: May 5, 2003 Website: http://www.LinkedIn.com Company Overview: LinkedIn takes your professional network online, giving you access to people, jobs and opportunities like never before. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network.
HOW I USE LINKEDIN FOR BUSINESS AND HOW YOU CAN TOO...