This week’s blog tips focus on ways small businesses and solopreneurs can use one of the hottest online trends to grow their client list, which is social media. If you’re just getting started, or wondering how to, you’ll really find these tips helpful.
Small Biz and Social Media
You have a website, congratulations! Now all you have to do is let everyone know that it’s there. Social media sites like Facebook are one of the best ways to drive traffic to your site and engage your clients directly. Following are a few tips and links for helping you get started with social media and attract an audience.
Make it easy for folks to find you
Lisa Barone over at Small Business Trends wants to know Are You Hiding From Your Customers on Social Media? She gives some great tips in her post about a variety of easy ways you can help folks find you on social media sites.
Attract an audience
Clare Lancaster has a nice post on ProBlogger with 9 Practical Ways to Start Attracting an Audience to Your New Social Media Account. Don’t worry if you can’t do all nine right off the bat. The important thing is to get started and do what you can now!
Grow Your Business
On Social Media Examiner, Michael Stelzner has a nice video interview with Bryan Elliott for Using Social Media to Grow Your Local Businesses. He uses a mix of social media and geo-location services for hyper-local marketing.