Welcome to the Social Media Revolution

Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 9.08.37 AMI was browsing YouTube this morning looking for inspiration…  Found it!  We are on the right track, folks.

This social media ride we are experiencing is growing in leaps and bounds and I am excited that we are taking this fast-paced train ride together. No longer is this social media frenzy about just connecting with old friends. The ROI (return on investment) that businesses are experiencing by leveraging social media platforms is impressive. If you hire a marketing expert, they would tell you it is important to stay on top of your online market. Did you know that there is a new member that joins LinkedIn every second? That schoolteachers are utilizing iPads and the internet for their lessons?

Because of this massive growth, it doesn’t matter if you are in the front of the train or in the caboose. What matters is that you are on it and taking full advantage of the experience. Watch this YouTube video to gain more insight on why it is important to get on this social media revolution train. And, if you need help navigating it, contact us for help!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8pyNHz6Pr0

Growing Your Network by Engagement

new_twitter_logoHave you ever thought about how cool it would be do have hundreds, if not thousands, of Twitter followers?  I know I have!  Engagement might be the key that we are missing.  What do I mean by engagement?   Engagement means interaction.  Search for interesting topics that you might want to get involved in, and start interacting with those people and groups.  Start following them and ask them to start following you.  Put yourself out there, and it will come back to you.

The following video is from someone I follow, and helps explain hashtags and how they can really help your social experience.  J.B.’s Morning Coach daily podcast keeps me fresh on new ideas and business techniques.  He is very informative, motivational, and makes learning the proper ways of “engaging yourself” very easy.   Take a look and tell me what you think!

Click here: http://youtu.be/5ndgMtLN2gg

We’re on Facebook!

NFR_like_us_on_facebookYep, we’ve finally done it. Though I continue to be intentionally absent from any personal pages on what I lovingly call The Facebook, it has become clear that it is an important platform for business growth.

So, here we go!
Please like and/or follow North Forty Road on Facebook today!

The benefits of social media are wide-spread and clear, and our goal is to build online community, provide helpful business and web info, and help people connect. If you are a client, we’ll be glad to promote your business as well.

And, stay tuned – next week’s blog will include some helpful tools that you can use to integrate your social media with your WordPress website.