Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Doing Business on Social Networks

Hello, Bill Rowe here.

I want to talk a little bit about doing business on the Internet.

There are a lot of people out there searching for their gold mine and getting into on line businesses. That is a good thing to see.

However, most of what I see are people just getting started and not being successful. Social Networks are becoming a places where a lot of people are going to try and promote their opportunities. It is a great place to do that but……

If you want to be successful in your online venture, the main thing to keep in mind is that whatever opportunity you are promoting, it is a business. I see so much glitter and cartoons and everything else that is not business related. If you are on these sites just to socialize, that's fine. But if you are out here to do business, I don't think it fits a business profile. You will do better if you keep business, business.

When I join a social community, or any place else, I go in knowing what I am there for. That is to do business. I create a professional looking profile that will allow people to see some of what I have to offer. If you've ever seen one of my profiles I use a background of a water ski team that I belong to. You may ask why that? I use it because the picture depicts teamwork. It’s a group of young people who created something fantastic. But they couldn't have made it happen if it were not for the teamwork involved. The rest of the page shows something I can offer to who ever might be out there looking for a business opportunity. Or be in a business already, but are still looking for success. Bottom line here is to keep it neat and professional. No glitter, or something where you can't read the text. I've seen some people make their backgrounds transparent. It's ok to do that as long as you can read the text. That is where your visitors are going to find out what you are about.

Somebody may be asking "but aren't they social networks?" Yes, they are. But you can be professional about it and use words and conversation to be social. As a matter of fact, that's how you build relationships. By being social. If some one comes to one of your profiles and sees a professional looking business image portrayed, they will likely look at that as somebody who is serious about being in business. Which will only be to your advantage.

Best of success to all,
Bill Rowe