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How to Use Social Networking Sites to Market Yourself

How to Use Social Networking Sites to Market Yourself

Ann Evanston | NonProfitPeople

4. Spell check all your posts! Type your posts in Word, and then copy and paste! Depending on how serious you are, I highly recommend an editor.

5. RSS your blog to your personal page if at all possible, and then people can learn more about you. If you cannot do that, at least post the link!

6. Get a quality picture of yourself and use it – it will go everywhere you post! People always tell me they can feel my positive energy from my picture. A good picture should showcase the “real you.”

7. Post comments on others’ discussions.

8. Be careful who you become “friends” with – do your homework first. I had one woman ask me to be her friend, and she turned out to be a card-carrying member of a cult-like organization! NOT the right connection for me!

9. Make sure you get e-mail reminders if people comment on your discussions or leave messages for you! You do not want to forget, you want to be prompt, and it’s a good way to remember to check out what’s going on on the site regularly!

10. Show up! Social networks will not help you grow if you do not show up! Plan to be on the site at least three times a week.

Happy networking!