From all of the tell-tale signs, it seems that 2010 promises to be a banner year for online business services and Internet marketers around the world. Social media has well and truly arrived, and the amazing advances in cutting edge smart-phone technology continue to help to ensure that more and more people discover the Internet and begin to interact on a regular basis; people are going to be spending even more time online than they ever have before. There are few industries as dynamic as Internet marketing and even fewer that have stood up so well during the Great Recession. If you’re looking to make your move, and establish a respected name for yourself in the Internet marketing arena, you need to make an effort to claim your fair share of this opportunity soon, and to get started, all you need to do is take a good look at your website development presence and your planned initiatives as the New Year begins to unfold.
Here we show you a number of useful ideas to help you consider. It’s easy to be somewhat overwhelmed by all the options available, and it’s also important to remember that help is available as you strive to understand where you are going and arm yourself with the best backup to help you succeed.
Facebook has been one of the revelations of recent times. This must be a staple of any online marketer’s mix. The platform has really taken the world by storm and definitely piqued the interest of the general public, essentially eclipsing an embarrassed and much-more-established MySpace in popularity. It took less than nine months for Facebook to reach 100 million users and it is said that if it represented a country, it would be the fourth most populated in the world! In short order, a Facebook presence must be created for your Internet marketing campaign…
Set up a company page within Facebook right away. We are all familiar with the typical layout of our personal page, but a company devoted presence can be established, so that you can start building social interaction with existing clients and prospects. This is a great way to link your blog and to integrate with Twitter and other social media initiatives. Consider signing on to a number of different social media accounts. Facebook allows you to create event pages within your account and once you are established you can invite your friends, clients and prospects to “real life” events, such as a special sale at your store for example, or to webcasts or other multimedia ideas that you may have to promote your wares.
Getting the most out of Facebook is not a “set it and forget it” deal, and you will need to ensure that your presence is adequately managed. Just as a blog is not very effective unless you update it, you will not keep the interest of prospects and fans unless you keep up with your Facebook presence regularly, ideally on a daily basis. If you really want to fully realise all of these benefits, but you just don’t have the time, consider looking into the online business services of a highly-adept, executive virtual assistant.
Michelle Dale is The Managing Director of Virtual Miss Friday, an Experienced Executive Virtual Assistant who collaborates with businesses and individuals with the sole aim of accomplishing their professional goals. Want to learn more about these comprehensive online business building success strategies? Contact VMF Today!