5 Social Media Websites all
Entrepreneurs NEED to be on
Social media offers much more than frivolous conversations and games.
An entrepreneur must take full advantage of the opportunities
presented to them on social media. There are people to meet and new
ideas to learn. You can become a recognized name in your industry in
all parts of the world thanks to social media. These five websites offer
the most opportunities for entrepreneurs.
LinkedIn opens up a professional network that you can't find anywhere
else. You can begin by finding an alumni group from your university.
You will be able to contact alumni and build important professional
relationships within your industry. LinkedIn can introduce you to people
in your industry that can help you find new jobs and professional
services. Be sure to post in the discussion groups that interest you
within your industry.
Facebook is far less formal than LinkedIn, but it still has many merits.
You candevelop more communicative relationships with people on
Facebook. Facebook is also a good avenue for adding new people to
your existing network. You are likely to get more attention more quickly
on Facebook than LinkedIn. Just be careful about what you post on
Facebook. It's easy to get caught up in the informal banter.
Twitter is perfect for entrepreneurs. You can craft quick-hitting
messages that alert people to your beliefs and business practices. You
can also focus your tweets toward specific audiences with the use of
hash tags. You can filter your Twitter search results by hash tags,
location, and current buzzwords. Twitter is a great place for an
entrepreneur to get noticed.
YouTube gives you a platform to express yourself and your business
ideas. It's always good for people to put a face to your online presence.
They will get to hear your voice as you confidently discuss your
business and what it can do for others. You can also share your
YouTube videos on the other social media sites for more exposure. You
can't go wrong with a quality YouTube video.
Instagram lends itself to artistic ability. A good picture can tell a lot
about you when other people browse your Instagram account. You
could take a picture of your business logo or of something your
business sells. A picture is worth a thousand words, so tell people what
they want to hear by showing them. A quality Instagram account can
take you far in your career.
Jeff Ramson is the CEO of PCG Advisory Group and a Investor Relations
and Social Media expert.