The popularity of social media sites has skyrocketed over the past few years. They say that as many as 800 million people are on Facebook and Twitter alone. People love these site obviously for social reasons, however they are starting to use them now to look for information and to buy things. For this reason, marketers are really getting involved on social media sites. In fact, the opportunities for online marketers seem almost endless now on social media sites. This is kind of strange too, because social media’s initial attraction was to interact with friends. Now it seems people are also liking the fact that they can interact with businesses on social media sites.
Businesses today are enjoying the fact that social media sites are becoming more and more responsible for their increased sales. You can be a small start up business and enjoy the advantages to social media sties provide for your business too. In fact, the social media sites are the best platforms for small businesses to get started on the web. When you can engage customers on a personal level they feel more loyal and tend to buy more of your products or services if they feel a personal connection with a business. The good news is, you can get that personal connection with your customers by using social media to your advantage.
One little known secrets is the fact that tons of stay at home moms are making good money with small at home business business ventures, thanks to social media. Take the homemade soap maker for instance. This can be a mom who learns how to make her own soap and then offers her luxurious bars of soap for sale to her friends on Facebook. If the soap is really good and her friends like it they tell others and she gets more orders.
Before you know it she has hundreds of followers who all love her homemade soaps and she can hardly keep up with the orders so she hires a friend to help make more soap. More and more people buy it from her Facebook pages and before you know it she has to branch out further. You can see how simply having a social media account on Facebook can turn into having your own home based business. Social media helps countless people in many different ways, even if it is jut to keep up with your friends.