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Business Is Relationship Building – Even In The Social Media World – Infographic

embrance-online-culture_520491d80e2d1Business is relationship building. If 100 potential customers enter your brick-and-mortar store, look around for fitting products, but you don’t interact with them, your sales will be modest.

This is not different in the social media business world. If 100 people enter your Facebook page, like and comment and you don’t interact, what do you expect to happen?

Have a look at this infographic from J6Design

 

 

How To Operate On LinkedIn – Infographic

LinkedIn isn’t a place for chatting about the weather; it’s a place to do business. Think of it as a cocktail party for a giant business conference where every room is a different targeted niche to interact and build relationships with. Continue reading

Online Marketing Success: 5 Step Guide – Infographic

Content creation should be high on your list of priorities to build media relationships. Great quality content attracts more customers than large quantities of average work. Here is a great infographic which describes 5 steps you can take to make your online marketing a success. Continue reading

SteamFeed - How to Build Powerful Social Media Connections

SteamFeed - How to Build Powerful Social Media Connections.

Have you ever wondered how some people have so much influence online? Or maybe you’re just wondering how you can get influencers to share your social media campaign? You need to work on your social media connections.

 

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For those of you who are new to social media, you might not fully understand the power of a social media connection. When I say “connection”, I don’t mean a simple fan or follower – I mean a relationship that has been nurtured from hours of conversation both online and offline. Having 2,000 followers on Twitter is one thing, but how much time have you actually taken to get to know your followers better?

A lot of us tend to fall into routine engagement in the social space. I have to admit, I tend to fall into routine engagement myself from time to time when I’m really busy. What I mean about routine engagement is this: Someone tweets out your link, so you thank him/her. In return, you tweet out that person’s link, so they thank you. And this cycle keeps going on and on.

 

Can you see how this relationship will take you nowhere? Engagement is happening, but there’s no real conversation taking part. So how can you change this routine engagement into something more? Here are a few tips that could help you turn a simple follower into a real, powerful connection:

 

Ask questions

 

In addition to thanking people for sharing your content, ask them questions. Ask how their day is going. Ask what they thought about your article (this is also a good way to force people to ACTUALLY read your content). Ask them something that is related to their twitter bio. People like to be asked questions.

 

Comment on people’s content

 

After you’re done sharing someone else’s content, bring up a point that you liked (or didn’t like) about the article. It’s a good way to lead into questions and conversation. People will appreciate the honesty, and it will show them that you actually read their content!

 

Take the conversation outside of Social Media

 

I would say the best way to strengthen a social media connection is to take the conversation outside of social media – either on email, Skype/phone, or face-to-face. If you take this step, your connection suddenly becomes real. It’s a lot easier to find out information about each other when you’re not limited to 140 characters.

 

Don’t abandon the relationship

 

Once your relationship has built up to a point that you both are willing to help each other out, make sure you don’t stop nurturing that relationship. Once you’ve asked the person for a favour, don’t abandon the relationship. That person will suddenly feel used. If you ever try to re-kindle the relationship at some further point, they’ll be very reluctant to work with you again. Make sure you keep in touch!

 

If you’re wondering how to get influencers involved in your campaigns, how to leverage followers to help you get a job, or even to convert one of your fans into a customer, practice this advice. Some of the people that have the most influence over their networks make sure they nurture follower relationships. Building relationships through social media can prove to be very useful and valuable, as long as you approach it in the right way. SteamFeed.com was born because of some of the relationships DJ and I had nurtured through our social networks. Anyone can do it, it just needs time. Don’t rush it.

What Influence Does Social Media Have On Our Relationships? – Infographic

There’s no doubt social media enables us to organize our real-world relationships, and even meet new people outside the digital realm — both of which can be great, life-enhancing things.

But could social networking have an adverse effect on our quality of life?

Consider this: 24% of respondents to one survey said they’ve missed out on enjoying special moments in person because — ironically enough — they were too busy trying to document their experiences for online sharing. Many of us have had to remind ourselves to “live in the now” — instead of worry about composing the perfect tweet or angling for just the right Instagram shot.

Worldwide, Facebook users spend 10.5 billion minutes each day surfing the site — and that doesn’t even include mobile use, according to the company’s IPO filing. Collectively, that’s nearly 20 years per day that people spend living online instead of offline.

Facebook users in India, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore all spend an average of more than 20 minutes on-site every day. In Singapore, the figure is a whopping 38 minutes…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, LeoGrand