Don’t Use Social Media to Promote Your Home Business
At the moment I’m trying valiantly to get going on Social Media, but I’m overwhelmed. Social media, for those of you who are wondering, is the recent phenomenon of connecting with others on websites for mutual information and promotion. The problem, as I see it, is that there too many of these sites. And I don’t see the value - what are we all supposed to be doing on these sites? How will we make money? Will someone see me on Twitter and hire me?
I have been on Twitter, but all I find is people self-promoting or talking about their cats. I am connected via LinkedIn and FaceBook, but MySpace is so GenY I can’t see myself on it. Jenny Cromie over at The Golden Pencil lists lots of social media sites for freelancers, but I don’t want to get so bogged down in social media that I don’t have time for my work. And now we have social media sites to keep track of social media sites.
I’m sure there will be lots of people who think this is heresy, but I just don’t get the point of “social media.” There has to be a better way to promote a business online. What do you think? Have you received business by connecting to people via social media? If so, which ones? Do you really care what other people are doing online? I guess I want someone to tell me to go to THIS SITE (whatever it is) and get connected with all the people I need to connect to in order to promote my business.
“Social media, we don need no steenking social media. “ (Treasure of the Sierra Madre)Tags: facebook, linkedin, online, Social Media, Twitter