You, like most everyone else, have a ton of contacts you’ve met through Twitter, Facebook, your blog, and numerous other Social Media networking sites. And that’s where any information you have regarding those relationships stays… on Twitter, Facebook, etc.
You need to organize and manage those relationships… for your benefit and theirs. So now you're wondering… how beneficial can that really be?
Well here it is (drum roll, please)… the Top 5 Reasons why you need to organize and manage your Social Media relationships:
5) Facebook, Twitter, etc…
With all the contacts you have today, some seriously potential relationships can slip away without you even being aware of it. You need to keep track of your major relationships… at least have the names of your contacts, their Twitter page, Facebook page, and website or blog.
4) Joint Ventures
You have a great idea for an amazing online or offline business venture. What you need is someone else with specific skills to make the idea work and rocket to success. If you’ve organized your Social Media relationships, and have basic information on those contacts, your joint venture partner may be as close as your keyboard.
3) Traffic Generation
You’ve got a blog and a website up. You built it, but nobody came. How do you get people to know about you and get interested in what you have? What’s important, is that the people you tell about your product or service, are the people who would potentially buy it. Do you know what your contacts want? Do you know what they do and what their interests are? Research, record and organize your Social Media relationships. You do not want to bark up the wrong tree with your marketing message.
2) Web Presence
Building a web presence is all about other people spreading the word about you through Twitter, Facebook, blog comments, etc. How do you get people to do that? You have to keep up your relationship with them, keep up to what they’re all about, and spread the word about them. By organizing and managing your Social Media relationships it is actually possible to keep up with them and to stay involved.
And here it is… Number 1: Sales!
People are more likely to buy from people they know, like and trust. How do you get people to know, like and trust you? Keep in touch with them. Put yourself in their world often… and very rarely to sell them something. When they know you and understand what you know… sales are a natural progression. Organize your Social Media relationships so you can easily manage and sustain them.
As you can see it IS beneficial to organize and manage your Social Media relationships. It’s a win-win for you and the other people in the relationships.