Money on social media

4. Foursquare is coming along in leaps and bounds…

You can now get your business listed straight away for just $10 dollars, which means you can start adding offers and incentives to get people to advertise your business to all their facebook and twitter friends when they check in. That’s got to be worth an added value incentive don’t you think? We don’t recommend discounting.. but rewarding people is a great thing – especially when they share it to the world.

This may give you a bit more information on how foursquare can help you get more business. Your business will be found by people checking in at other places and if it has an offer on it – then you get to the top… these people may be out of your network but have just found you… and may even need what you do.. so make it easy for them and for $10 dollars I would be delighted for people using foursquare to share my business with their friends and connections… how powerful is that if you are a local business?

5. Use video…

You are much more likely to rank in Google with a video than text – get your keywords right and make sure it says where you are in your keywords and title and go for it… we like video and once you have posted it to youtube you van embed it (like we have here) and share it on other platforms…

get people to like what you are posting and they tend to subscribe (which posts your content on their youtube wall…. starting a viral thing going) and it doesn’t need to be expensive… get your iphones and flipcams out and just do it… and if you don’t like being on screen do what I do and use video capture software to record what you are doing or even a powerpoint presentation! Here is a quick strategy tip for your video stuff…

Now how do all of the above make you money using social media? Well, if you just do them and nothing else you will get some interest and be found more… which could give you more business… BUT if you make a concerted effort and use your social media platforms better you will soon find your telephone is ringing much more…post daily on facebook and twitter.