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Social Media Marketing: Unwritten Rules to Take Into Consideration

When you join a social networking site for the first time, there are a couple of unwritten ( or maybe written in some places) rules that you need to take into consideration.

Now these rules or tips may not make you a Millionaire overnight, but what they do is help build credibility and your good reputation online as someone people can trust and who knows his/her area of expertise well.

And here they are:

1. Don’t try to be funny

Some people will start to think business and start promoting their businesses or products on the spot. Wrong move. The purpose of sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. is to socialize, and you should just stick to that. This means no hard selling, no direct sales pitch, nada, zilch. It’s an environment where work and play has must go hand in hand.

2. Go where the traffic is

Sounds like common sense? You’d be surprised how many people actually over look this. If you see a huge community of people on Facebook talking about dog training for example, there’s your obvious pot of gold.

3. Give as much as possible

Yea, it is better to give than to receive. When offering people tips, advice, videos, files and other freebies, you are actually adding value to whatever you offer them in future and building up a credible reputation. Although it seems you might be on the losing end now, in the near future, you will reap untold profits from this once little action.

Of course there’s more to leveraging on the power of social media but right now, apply these tips and see your stock rise online!

Would you like more social media tips like this? Check out Social Marketing Superstar.

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For over 6 years, Lisa has been providing virtual assistant, internet marketing, social media and web design services to small businesses., coaches, internet marketers and entrepreneurs. She is certified as an Internet Marketing Virtual Assistant from VAClassroom.com. Lisa enjoys helping small businesses get the online exposure they need to grow their customer base and become profitable. You can find her on

2 Responses so far.

  1. Sandy Naidu says:

    I have a twitter account but have not started tweeting much – I know I need to be there but find it hard to tweet – should get into it…