Put Your Internet Based Business on the Social Networking Train
As is evidenced by some of the large social networks available online Social Networking is very popular.
We are referring to places like My Space, eEntrepreneur, Facebook a many more.
Social networking can be used to build your internet based business, for example by combining blogging and social bookmarking to post blog articles to various social directories.
There are thousands of sites and you can quickly do this in directories such as Stumbleupon, Propeller and Digg.
You will meet people with common interests through these social networks.
Posting articles on your Blog will create search engine bait as well as traffic from various social directories.
This is an easy way to make new contacts and build up your internet based business on the Internet.
Although they are not commonly referred to as social networking sites, Discussion Forums serve a similar function and are another great way to meet people with common interests.
You can join forums as they relate to the theme of your internet based business and get to know the members, offer your expertise and exchange ideas.
Discussion forums are where joint ventures are formed almost on a daily basis.
The key to making discussion forums work and building your internet based business is to become involved and join in the discussions as opposed to being viewed as a spammer or a person who is just trying to sell something to the forum members.
If you like people this really isn't that hard to do.
Discussion forums are excellent places to keep up-to-date with what is going on in the Internet and in the internet based business arena also! You will certainly enjoy the interaction and banter back and forth that occurs in the different threads if you like interacting with people.
You will also be able to promote your internet based business passively by creating a signature file.
You will get tips on how to set up your signature file for greatest effect if you have a look around at other members' signature files.
You'll be amazed at how much traffic you can get from a well worded signature file.
As long as you are willing to work getting to know people and build relationships then the social network sites and discussion forms are two ways to combine social networking with your internet based business.