Wednesday, October 29, 2008

All This Online Stuff

I have heard a lot lately about using online social networking to build your business. There is blogging, of course, which adds an online presence. I find it a little daunting still. I have a hard time balancing interest and relevance. Well, added to blogging is now, video blogging. Great - interest, relevance, AND a camera? They don't ask for much do they. I'm considering this. I just think I translate better in person than I do in writing, even though I know I write with a strong narrator that sounds an awful lot like me. Maybe I'll give it a shot. If I don't like the experience, I can always go back to writing. But, I kind of understand blogging. It is a bit intuitive to me - on one level, so I may have composition issues, but I at least understand the concept.

I'm still wondering how people have made a living just through Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Yes, I'm on them all, but I just don't know how to translate those memberships and networks into productive, paying work. I'm still not sure that any one grows their business successfully on these sites - except perhaps the social network consultants.

You can find me online with the following information:
Twitter: @walkerva
Skype: walker.admin

Come visit. Become my friend. Better yet, teach me how to make these online social media networks profitable, so I can add another marketing tool to my virtual tool box.