You’ve probably read a whole lot of articles telling you that you can do social media marketing through popular sites like Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter. Although some people find it easy to use such sites, some people think that it’s a confusing process.
Well, not to worry, there are simpler ways to do social media marketing aside from using social networking sites. If you’re not comfortable with using sites like Twitter or Facebook, then you can simply head over to forum sites.
Much like social networking sites, Internet forums are sites where people, more like communities, converge to talk about the things they like. You’ll find forum threads about different topics on the web. With forums, you’ll still get to talk to people on the social web without having the distractions of keeping up with timelines and all the other added features you’ll find in social networking sites.
Plus, it does ask much of you, just an avatar and an understanding of the forum’s posting policies and you’re good to go. It doesn’t hurt to have something unique to add to the thread, but making sure you post something that makes sense on a regular basis should be good enough.
You can choose to reach to a broad market by participating in free-topic forums or forums that cater to a related industry. You can also choose to concentrate on the market that matters by focusing on niche forums.
If you’re a big story telling or a wordsmith, then you’d probably want to take the way of the blog. Through blogging, you have the opportunity to take words and turn them into something useful – informative and entertaining content for your potentials followers.
With a solid About paragraph and a steady stream of quality, useful content, you’ll be able to get people taking notice of you and your posts in no time. And if everything goes well, you may even be able to get some business in while you’re blogging.
Given that you may eventually have to delve into learning how to use the social media sites that you initially tried to evade, blogs and web forums are two great places to get started on doing your social media marketing at.
What do you think?
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