Today, I was joined by Com Mirza on the Internet Business Blueprint podcast. Com is a Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Consultant, Social Media Addict, Blogger, Networker, Video Addict, And The Lemonade Boy. He can be found on Twitter.com as (@TheLemonadeBoy). For the last 7 years Com Mirza has been actively involved in starting technology companies from scratch, building up the subscriber and revenue bases and selling them off to venture capitalists and companies. With a portfolio of over 20 internet companies andpartnerships with some of the greatest internet entrepreneurs com is committed to starting, building and selling more companies and spends a majority of his time on his ventures.
Social media is emerging as an essential component of your business funnel for the purpose of growing your network and building quality links back to your blogs and web pages. There are many who are just starting to become familiar of social media and this post will serve as a primer to help get you started if you are new and to share a few best practices if you are a seasoned participant online.
There are thousands of social media websites online that generally fall into two basic categories and it is important that you understand what they are and how to use them to build your business. I will define what these are with a few examples of each one and then share a few tactics to teach you how to make the most of your investment of time working online.
The Obama campaign was fascinating to watch; their use of social media and measurable results will be studied by universities and campaign strategist for years to come. I hear a few voices speaking up in denial of the power of social media; I think it will only be a matter of time before the evidence becomes overwhelming and we fully understand who has been left behind.