If you haven’t got on it yet, I would highly suggest that you get your social networking game up! Here’s why:
- Facebook has 400 million users and counting
- There are over 50 million tweets on Twitter per day
- Youtube viewers are watching over 1 Billion videos a day
There are even more staggering statistics* here in the video below
So what does this mean to you? Should you care?
Think about this:
Imagine if you didn’t have an email address today.
Imagine no cell phone in 2011
Imagine yourself totally removed from the internet (no Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc)
Would it be challenging to make your way around the world?
Whether you are a singer, songwriter, producer, musician, artist, dj, etc, it is important that you understand how to use the internet and new technologies to your advantage. Connecting with even a small percentage of the millions of people online can help you in your career and lead to substantial income.
Ultimately, this lies in marketing yourself in the right way. In order to be able to tap in those crazy numbers listed above, you’ve got to start being social, hence the term “social networking”. Building your social network online is just like building your social network in real life. Its about establishing connections and strong relationships.
Think about how you met your closest friends.
What were your hobbies? Interests?
Did you get a good vibe from the person(s)?
Were they genuine?
When building your social network online (for business or personal use), treat it just like you’re making new friends.
Ensure that the people you’re dealing with are qualified to be in your network. Get to know people with interests similar to yours. If you’re building your network for business purposes, target your prospective customers based off your particular business.
Fundamentally, making the most of the internet boils down to a few key things:
1. Good communication and interpersonal skills
2. Your targeted marketing efforts
3. Providing value to others
If you can hone in on building regular positive interactions with your internet peers, you are setting your self up for a very strong social network.
*Statistics via @ mashable.com