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Using Social Media for Business



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Using Social Media for Business

Social media is an incredibly useful tool for starting and building your own business. Where I live, its so popular you can buy or sell anything from buying avacados from a farmer eight hours to selling graphic design freelancing. Have you used socisl media to start your own business? How would you recommend building an online brand?

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theresajane

It's so popular in our country. It's like every friend that I have on social media has their business online. They post a lot of stuff like food an clothes for them to sell.



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Janie1994

Vietnam is very similar, I don't think I've used an actual website or app to order food in ages. Every business has a Facebook account and often times it's free compared to any app or website that might charge a percentage of the money made.



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nrnlss

Me too, I usually just browse in Facebook and I always see what I need and ordered it their.



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mark8625

Facebook is one stop shop now like a store. You can search there and everything will come out.



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Alymae

Yes. But are products posted in Facebook reliable? Shouldn't it still be better to purchase from well-known online stores? Most of the products I see on facebook are unknown.



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mark8625

I am not sure about the quality of the products that are selling there. I think it depends to the seller if they are reliable on what they are selling. I would suggest you to shop in Ebay wherein almost good items are in there.



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Kakashi2020

I would have to agree that Facebook is very cost efficient if you make it a platform for your business. It's also fun to interact with customers using Facebook and Facebook Messenger because you can take a peak of their profile and learn things.



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Janie1994

The place where I regulary get shoes made does this lol. They run an instagram account with the most gorgeous shots of shoes I have ever seen and when you schedule an appointment with them, they look at your instagram profile so they know what you're like and what recommendations to make for shoe styles.



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Wenkx03

I agree to that. Instagram is one way to. They just post a photo of the item then just wait for the comments. Easy but effective.



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mark8625

Yeah. I actually shopped in Instagram and it was good and authentic item. The transaction was smooth and I loved the way they handled their customers.



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Alania

It's amazing how you, and everyone else mention only Facebook. I'm very grateful, because nowadays to maintain a business you wouldn't need anything else to promote it with the exception of Facebook. Just advertise there and you're good to go! And guess, it's FREE!



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emiaj55

This is very true. We could buy internationally and locally. They do deliveries too. They could chat in real time to address your queries and orders. You could even buy mobile loads and do mobile banking in messenger so you could process your payments there. You could practically do every transaction on Facebook these days.



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allyn2017

Yes, it is really popular. Mostly they sell used clothes, or pre own clothes that is too big or too small for them.



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nrnlss

Yes it is like that, I have tried selling an item once only because it was too big for me.



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Youngshark

Second hand clothing g industry is quite popular over here. Those clothes sold due to their size being smaller or larger are especially the most and have created numerous jobs with other Individuals opting to market them on social media sites.



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davedaot04

Yep but others just resell items they buy it somewhere else and sell it online with a higher price so that they'll have an income.



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Alymae

Yes. My cousins urge me to sell my clothes that I don't use anymore since I have lots of them. I am planning to do it this Christmas week. Should I sell during this time or after Christmas? There will be a lot of sale in the mall. I don't know if they would but pre-owned clothes if there brand new clothes on sale.



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Kakashi2020

Here in the Philippines, our population is 105 Million and Filipino Facebook Users is at 35 Million so that means a third of all Filipinos uses it. It also means that 1/3 of the the population could be your costumer if you have a Facebook Store or any kind of business using Facebook as your business and or sales and marketing platform.



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stbrians

Social media is a good marketplace for your products. One can sell nearly everything using social media. Many have resulted in social media to market their goods



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Youngshark

It is also possible to niche down your market even on social media and still make numerous profits while getting the advantage of having a wide visibility for anything that you are dealing in. The best way to market this is.



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edencaga

How I wish I can do also business using Social Media. I have not tried it yet but I am planning to create my own page for future online shop. I want to sell some beauty products and clothing business as I believe this a trend especially the millenials who loves fashion clothes,



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davedaot04

Me as well, I have been planning on selling computer parts and/or mobile phones, but I don't have the capital yet, but certainly I will be selling soon when I already have the capital.



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Kakashi2020

I do think that social media help bridges distance and culture and levels the playing field, giving users power and or income.



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NerdIndeed

Social media stores are great for startups. I know a lot who started it that way, but they said that if you have plans of scaling the business up, it's also required to have your very own website when you gain brand recognition, it does help.



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davedaot04

Me as well, I always see it everywhere, whether it be Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. social media has been a huge platform for selling stuffs online.



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menchuuy58

I have a friend that sell flowers online. Their flowers has reached from Luzon to Mindanao.



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HappyLady

I am starting to think every business needs a Facebook page, a twitter and a blog on their website. Keeping the client involved in some way beyond the sale seems to be key. What does annoy me is business emails. I suspect most people prefer to decide on the level of contact they have. If I can chat on a site about the product and make a few comments on twitter, or Facebook about the product, I keep involved.



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allyn2017

It ks not necessary, but it will help a lot and it is really a good promotion strategy to have a lot of social media.



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nrnlss

Truly helpful, I think social medias are the biggest way to increase your traffic.



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theresajane

Creating a social media page for your business is a big help. It's the best way of letting your business be known widely.



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nrnlss

Yes, the best way to promote your business is thru social media.



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Youngshark

Also people connect easily with businesses that have social media pages. It is a means for the business to be reached with ease and also swiftly.



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Alymae

Yes. I agree with you. We can feel involved when we are updated and can chat about the product. This is easily done through social media platform that's why this platform is very important for every entrepreneur. I feel valued as a customer when I am involved. I will definitely prefer the product than its competitors.



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stbrians

Interacting on social media can boost one's sales. There is an instant response as pertains to any sale. It is such that makes social media to be a strong marketplace. Though your customers may be far, it is as if you are with them there and then.



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NerdIndeed

Business emails are indeed annoying especially if you get one every single day, although it is one of the most effective ways of digital marketing. I, myself bought a browser-based software because I received an email of the promotion.



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Janie1994

It seems that these days a business would rather have you email them or message them over some type of service rather than provide a phone number to contact. Personally, I do not mind it but it can make communicating a problem ineffective if it's something that would be better described over a phone call.



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kaushikangara

I totally agree to your point. Any business has to make its presence on social media sites to have a wider reach and penetrate deeper into the market. Social media has the power to make the business grow faster and a Facebook, Twitter and a website will just do the job simpler for you.



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anyone01

Social media networks are eccentric property for organizations of all sizes seeking to growth their brands online. The degree themselves are free to apply, and they also have paid advertising and marketing alternatives significantly for brands that need to attain even greater new audiences.



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stbrians

I agree with you. Social media is powerful, very powerful resource to buy and sell.



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Alymae

Yes. I like this about facebook. You can make your own ads and they advertise it. It is a really good feature of facebook. Facebook is a great platform for marketing your product and services. I make facebook ads for a resort and tourist destination.



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Bravosi

Althought I agree entirely on the Facebook part, but in my honest opinion YouTube is far more superior. The weakest for me would be Twitter and Instagram, as I don't use them. Personally I'd say YouTube's videos are far more attractive to the eye, rather than an ad on Facebook.



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Alymae

I do think this way. Especially in my line of work, a resort is better advertised as a video on Youtube. But I used Facebook too because they are different and they bring different audiences. As for my line of work, it is best to make use of every platform that is available.



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Janie1994

It really depends on your business and target audience, I think. Twitter and Instagram are my preferred platforms and I only even use Facebook now because of the country I am residing. You're right about YouTube though, that can really make or break a business as well as create another income stream if you have enough people watching your videos.



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DenisP

I haven’t personally used social media for any sort of business, but I do know the value of social media when it comes to online marketing.

My aunt used to own a second-hand clothing store, and I actually managed her social media account. Until I started managing her account, business was going okay but fairly slow. Once I opened up an account for her and started posting articles of clothing and different sales/offers, a lot more people started visiting her store.

I know that if I were to ever start my own business I’d definitely be very active with social media.



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theresajane

I agree with you. Creating an account in social media alone will not help you totally. You must make your account alive and look like you operating a booking business.



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Bravosi

I concur with you Theresa. The main factor is the ability to communicate with the audience, which is very important. The content of a business can be great, the marketing and the prices, but it all fades if the business not willing to communicate with the customers.



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stbrians

Same about me here. I have not yet opened my own business store online. I will have to start one.



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amelia88

So much of it comes down to social media allowing people to know a business actually exists! There are so many cool businesses doing a whole host of unique things, but if they don’t promote themselves well then no one is going to know they’re out there!



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DenisP

That’s exactly the reason why so many companies funnel massive amounts of money into marketing.

I remember recently I was reading about the financial aspects within the video game industry. I had no idea that some video game developers spend a greater portion of their budget on advertising and marketing than they do on actual game development.

I suppose the same would go for just about any product. There is almost no point in investing time and effort into something if no one is going to know about it.



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gutzman

Well social media nowadays have so many users which businessman and freelancers take advantage of. Even companies are required to have one because of the overwhelming number of potential buyers or customers online. It is for me the fastest way for you to advertise and promote. It is also the cheapest way instead of making a banner or paying for a commercial.



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ajahcuizon

I agree. It helps a business to widen its reach to their customers making them reachable and look accomodating. It is also way cheaper than spending money on advertisments that you are not quite sure if it is really viewes by a person.



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stbrians

Social media is cheap to set. It is not like a website which you have a monthly subscription. Social media happens to have a big clientele based all over the world. You showcase to the whole world.



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emiaj55

This is very true. Thus challenge now lies on how to make your promotions catchy and relatable. With a lot of market comes with a lot of competitors.



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NerdIndeed

It also opened up a lot of job opportunities for online freelancers as now companies are also looking for social media managers, content writers, and anything that is related to social media management.



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cks003

With everyone having access to internet, selling and buying have become a breeze to many people. One of them is conducted in social media, such as Facebook for example. Many people have resorted to Facebook as medium to reach their potential customers, and there are consultation businesses teaching the public how to harness the power of social media to start and expand business.



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stbrians

Social media has cime in handy for many businesses. You do not need to stock your business heavily to make a sale. One needs just a few samples. You can buy others as soon as you make a sale.



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Bravosi

Why of course, social media is a must if you have a business. In fact, it's the best way to promote something you got. It's even better than buying ads or billboards in your city (which are very expensive). Myself, as a young person, I never looked at billboards. But Facebook commercial and articles always catch my eye. So yeah, I'd say social media is a must.



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KIRZZ

Many people take advantage on promoting their business in social media because you can use it for free advertisement and it reaches a lot of people worldwide. It's a good thing we have this kind of platform that benefits even small time businesses.



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esteban123

Using social media for business is a great strategy to be able to know more our business by other people because social media sites has been one of the favorite place to hang on by most people around the world. We can get a lot of prospective customers through social media sites because most people find it as to be very convenient in terms of wasting time online.



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ajahcuizon

I've done online selling before but I didn't see it as a successful business for me. I think it is not my call for today. But truely social media is a great help to make a business successful. You can use them for your advertisements so that you can gather more customers.



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mark8625

That is right. About the calling that you mentioned. There are perfect timing for everyone and maybe that was not your time yet. Soon you will get your time in business for sure.



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kaushikangara

Social media is the best way to promote your business. It has its presence all over the world and people from all corners of the world will come to know about your business. It is the best way to build traffic and also by word of mouth from your friends and by posting in multiple groups, you can gain many more followers to your site. Facebook, twitter, Instagram are very powerful sites and are nowadays being used as business platforms by many people.



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Kakashi2020

I do agree, actually there's more Active Facebook users than Google users. That's why social media is a very potent platform for business.



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emiaj55

Well I had used social media for promoting my blogs, and sell Ebooks. I guess if you are building a brand, I think that social media sites could be of great help. Just figure out your best system for taking orders and delivery. Then create and promote your page. But if you have the resources, I learned that creating a dedicated website for your brand is a wiser thing to do. It creates an illusion that you are already a well established brand promoting on Facebook and that helps increase in sales.



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Kakashi2020

You are right in saying that if you have limited resources concentrating on social media to build your brand would be a wise thing to do. But if you do have the resources, having your own website and also having a shadow site in various social media platforms would greatly help you in establishing your brand.



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emiaj55

I found this trick online when I was just starting my online business. If your brand is new and never heard of, customers online may have doubts trusting you for fear of being scammed. But having a dedicated website with all the proper information about your company and your product to how it works and your customer support (even if the customer support was just also you), will help ease those doubts. Plus having those websites where you could put ads such as google adsense will give you another source of profit.



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romyter013

These kind of business is really trending these days. Its what actually in demand I say because if one friend of yours seen your post about your business and they try to help you to repost it again then a friend of that person is actually looking for that kind of product. It helps you find more clients and buyer every time you post it. And make sure you are always active to your social media so you can always check if you have some inquire about it so you can respond right away to them.



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jpk0007

Social media has undoubtedly become the most powerful tool for online marketing these days and the individuals or companies who do not make the use of SociaL media to promote there products and services do lose a huge chunk of there potential customers. However, merely creating an account on Social Media platforms is not sufficient to use it as a marketing tool. One has to be active on these platforms and create a goodwill among his friends and followers before he is able to use it to market his products and services on these platforms.



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Kakashi2020

That's true, some newbies think that just by creating a page or a group in Facebook it would bring success automatically. That is wishful thinking. You need to regularly post quality content in it, do a lot of sharing and commenting for your page or group to attract traffic.



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NerdIndeed

I agree, and one of its most powerful tool for me is the ability to target your audience regarding marketing campaigns. Having the ability to screen your market based on age, gender, location, etc. is very helpful. Compared to traditional advertising (TV) where you cast a net to capture a school of fish, you're like fishing with a pole, and you get your desired market.



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vinaya

I use social media to build brands as well as drive traffic to my web contents. I am not yet selling through social media. I have also never shared affiliate links on social media, however, I understand the power of social media in generating sales. I might try facebook Marketplace some day.



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Kakashi2020

Sometimes I'm wondering why people promote their links in social media to drive traffic to their site and why not just create a business site in it? It's faster to get traffic that way and it's more efficient.



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Wenkx03

I have to agree. Its not inly because its easy and effortless. Its because you its easy to see the background of the seller.



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Kakashi2020

I do agree that seeing the profile of both buyers and sellers are perks in social media marketing in such platforms like Facebook but I won't say that it's effortless because you need to devote a lot of time and effort to have an effective campaign in Facebook.



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nrnlss

Yes, it is not effortless you need yo promote your business non-stop and need to get your costumers trust.b



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mark8625

There are many people today that using social media as their new platform of selling their items. I think it is very effective and useful in selling your items there because many people are using social media everyday. I have noticed that the seller also using the live video the way their showing and selling their items which is unique and helpful because the prospect buyer have an idea to the items.



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nrnlss

Yes, there are billions of people that uses facebook so you have a lot audience.



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Kakashi2020

Social Media is a helpful tool for business. It's free to join social media platforms which offers unlimited usage for marketing and advertising purposes. Your only investment is time and effort.



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nrnlss

Yes, and if you work hard and continue on promoting your business, you will have more traffic in no time.



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mark8625

That is so true. That is the reason why we need to use it wisely and spend time to it because it is very effective in business opportunity to everyone.



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Kakashi2020

Most businesses nowadays are tapping Facebook because it has a billion users, by creating Corporate Facebook Pages and even Facebook Groups to tap relative niches for target marketing purposes.



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Bravosi

You're right about that, I know not of a single business, which doesn't use Facebook. Even the small one's do it. Let me tell you something from my own life, we live in a house and the stores are far away, so we order food in big amount (grain, honey, vegetables and etc), and we located some small local farm which produces all of it, and even they have a Facebook page!



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nrnlss

Agree, it is a great platform to promote a business and to increase your traffic.



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Janie1994

But what happens next? Facebook - in some countries - has become a pariah network with users abandoning it for other platforms. And in other countries like India, the government is taking steps to protect its citizens from Facebook's predatory plans (offering to install internet service but insisting that everyone makes a Facebook, giving people free access to Facebook only on phone plans, making the consumers reliant on Facebook for communication). How do companies stay ahead of the negative opinions people have of Facebook and the switch to other platforms?



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ballyhara

Social media literally saved my sister's small business. She went from selling goods to her friends, to now be having a little online store that handles basically by Instagram. So, I would definitely recommend social media to anyone who wants to open a new business, or if you want to upgrade a current one you have. Is not easy to make it popular online, but you can start by adding your family members, they will add their friends, and so on you will create a chain reaction.



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nrnlss

That's really great. Social media can really be a big deal, but one click too can destroy a business.



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ballyhara

Totally true. I saw a very sad experience on Instagram, where the owner of a liquor store offered some kind of sale, the problem was the percentage off he was dealing with, because he typed it wrong, so customers where somehow legally demanding, due to the fact that they payed online and the offer was published without any correction. That generated a huge lost for the owner and business.



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NerdIndeed

That's a great idea. Having your immediate family and relatives first and then their friends following it too. I've never thought of that, and I might apply the same concept if ever I do launch my own. Thanks!



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ballyhara

Honestly, that's like creating a chain reaction. What you need to do, is to create your own account and invite/follow your friends/family, in that moment you will ask them to help you out, by promoting your account with their immediate contacts. That's how my sister began, and nowadays she has her small store on Instagram.



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NerdIndeed

Wow, your sister is impressive. I'm sure a lot of ideas and hard work were poured in it for it to be as successful as it is today. Thanks for the insights, I highly appreciate them.



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ballyhara

Hahaha, well thanks for the comment. Yes, she is very clever, and she is full with a lot of good ideas and tips. However, it is always hard work, it takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication, to handle a business on social media. Sometimes, you get desperate while dealing with very annoying customers, but you know, business is business, and clients are the life of it.



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NerdIndeed

Yeah, there are those annoying ones, trying to ask for a lot of things for free like having extra by buying this or so. I'm in the planning stage of creating my e-commerce store too but I'm still gathering ideas, and this will help. Thanks!



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Judas2018

Social Media is always good to use for any business. But you also have to make sure that you are targeting the right audience on social media. If your business is for a younger audience, targeting 40 and overs in your posts, tweets or advertising would be a waste of time and resources.



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mark8625

That is right. You have also a good marketing strategy. This will help you a lot to succeed effectively. Marketing plans are needed in all business for its guideline.



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esteban123

Social media sites for business is really a good choice and a strategy as well because we can make things easily with the help of it especially if we want to advertise certain product or services in the market. We just need to have a lot of patience if we want to earn using some social media sites because all free sites requires time and passion to generate a good amount of income.



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Barida

Yeah, making use of social media for business requires us to have a bit of patience. People won't trust you easily when you are starting out, but there is need for us to keep being active as this is one way to push ahead for it.



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Franzel2oo

The one thing every business needs is an easy way to reach its customers. Social media offers just that. These days, almost everyone is online, and it costs relatively nothing to make your products available to them. And with all the online payment methods, it's easy to advertise, take orders and sell easily.



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NerdIndeed

Social media is so essential these days for businesses as it lets communication between sellers and customers happen in a heartbeat with a few clicks. And social media platforms is a cheaper alternative for advertising compared to TV or print ads.



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cmoneyspinner

I did not use social media to start my home business projects because the information I read about starting a business did not suggest doing it that way. I was a newbie and no experience. The only thing I had going for me was the fact that I knew how to read! I started using a free Do-It-Yourself website builder app. Why? Because we were broke and my husband wasn't willing to take money from the small savings that we did have to try some hair-brain scheme of making money online. If it weren't for the fact that my sons use the Internet so they are willing to pay for the service, I would probably be using the Internet service provided in a public library. My kids gave me a second-hand computer and I started business. I built a website and the first thing I noticed was nobody would visit it because I had not advertised it.

What was the next step? I tried those free classified ads. That was a waste of time. The next step after trying the classifieds was social media. I picked Facebook not because I knew it was the greatest or the best. I picked it because everybody was talking about it. From there I tried Twitter. After that, I tried any social networking site that would let me create a free account: LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc.

A decade later and the rest is history. The best way to build your reputation and your brand is to engage with other people on social media. Everyone on social media is a potential friend, customer, client or even a business partner. Sometimes you meet somebody and find out you can work together, pool your talents and resources, and get a lot further.

Social media is like the yellow brick road. Only it doesn't lead to the Land of Oz. It leads to the Land of OPPS. Short for opportunities. (Image credit: clker.com)

Using Social Media for Business



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knnon

I have used social media before and I will definitely use it again. Just having the option to reach so many people from the comforts on of your home is a bonus in itself. Almost everyone these days have access to social media, and with that being said it's a cheaper alternative to putting up ads when you can just share everything on your own timeline, eventually more and more people will share your posts and you'll gain new customers.



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Steve5

I agree. Social media is really a must for businesses nowadays. You can't earn a lot without its help since people are easier to reach on the internet. You simply have to share your links and posts. Those who are interested will gradually contact you.



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Kakashi2020

I'm using Facebook a lot and selling things thru it is an enjoyable experience. I get to meet new friends mostly the ones commenting on my selling posts.



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esteban123

Social media has been the bridge between the seller and buyer to complete there transaction in just a single click away from each other. It is really good because it makes the business transactions more fast and convenient compare when it was before since we do not need anymore to see each other personally as long we have the internet and social media then everything now is possible under the sun.



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rose61

I have not sold a single thing on social media but I have purchased many items and services from social media. It is cheaper and fast to get feedback.



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NerdIndeed

The great thing about social media sites is it's for free. Having the ability to sell a product or a service by not having to pay for a physical location is fantastic especially for start-up entrepreneurs.



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Kakashi2020

You should try selling things on Facebook. It's fun, the experience is uniquely enjoyable. You get to chat with a lot of people or Buyers responding to your selling post.



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ballyhara

Try to promote your social media account with your family, ask them to tell their followers to follow you, so that way you will gain promotion. Also, try to offer discounts or sales on your merchandise, and that will help you out a lot. Just like you, social media has become the main source of my shopping, I can find cheaper prices, and exactly what i'm looking for.



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rlpzbeermoney

Lots of people are selling stuff using Facebook and Instagram. The transaction happens by agreement thru message though unlike most online shopping sites where you check your self out. It's quite a personal experience since you get to chat with the seller first before buying. I think this is the future of small scale businesses in the future.



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Steve5

I like it too. It shows how simple transactions can be made through agreements. It goes back to how people used to trade. The system also promotes honesty in both parties. Trust is achieved through successful transactions.



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rlpzbeermoney

It's also hard to post a negative comment on their page sometimes. When a brand has garnered so much trust from many people, they'll help defend your brand at all costs. I've seen people trash a negative comment for something genuinely wrong on the brand's part. Like a miscommunication on the item sold.



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Kakashi2020

If you're a social media expert, meaning if you're logging 4 hours minimum per day in your fave social media site for years now, then you can pretty much know how to earn a lot from it right? There's a lot of ways to use and monetize your Facebook account for example. You can post and sell, create a shop, post and advertise your links and a lot more.



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Steve5

That's true. In fact, others have used Facebook for such a long time that they know how to attract people's attention. That can be very useful for gaining potential customers. It's probably one of the easiest ways to boost your online business.



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Judas2018

Facebook is easier because they've kept their formula the same since its conception. Twitter on the other hand, has undergone multiple site makeovers since launching in 2008 I think. With yet another one, on the way soon.



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esteban123

I think that selling stuff to some social media sites has been a trend and a tradition already because most people are already used to it and enjoying. We cannot deny that social media sites help us a lot to have a sort of convenience and comfort on our respective lives.



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cjctm11

Using social media in your business is one of the best tool of advertising because of how it can reach people who might like or want your product in an easy way. Social Media is a thing now and it is easier to communicate with the buyer. You might have a wide range of target buyers.



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esteban123

Yes for sure that social media sites are really helpful because we can even advertise the location of our business so that customers could easily cone to our store if they want to see personally our products. It is good that social medias sites are there to help us to achieve a lot of customers without doing much expenses and a lot of works since it is one click away.



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focusedwriter10

The use of social media is popular in almost all countries. I was using Facebook when I started an electronics shop, it creates credibility, and you get orders from all parts of the country.



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Steve5

Wow! That's great. I've also noticed electronics business flourishing thanks to social media. Whether it be home appliances or gadgets. It's a very in demand type of business.



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burgosmichael24

Social media sites are great platforms for any businesses. You can advertise your products or services to a large volume of crowd. You can also interact directly to your buyers and most of all you can generate traffic directing to your sites. Social media sites are also cheaper. You don't have to rent a place, you don't need to hire cashiers and other staff.



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mhingnhormz

Using social media for business: For me it good also to use a social media in business because it can really make a traffic easily there. But be sure to plan your business very well since it is social media any kind of thing that may cause you up easily will also make your business down easily.



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ivandelrey

I tried starting my own business on Facebook and Instagram, it looked easy at first because well everything is on your computer or mobile phone but it's hard to do if you're starting from "ZERO" followers so I used Facebook/Instagram Ads to boost my business and it helped A LOT. I recommend it during the early days or months just to help people become aware of a new business.



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jessie271

Social media platforms are very useful tool in business. It helps in promoting your business as well as organizing your business. It helps reach more market without limits. Possibilities are limitless. You can be able to produce sales even from different parts of the world. Social media facilitates business and it helps you communicate with your customers and business partners with ease. Everything is online now. If you still don’t use the internet, you are missing a lot. I am thankful that I live in the “Internet age” now. It is a great innovation. It breaks the traditional way of doing business. And it’s great!



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esteban123

It was been a strategy for me to use Facebook in introducing new products and new online earning opportunities to all of my friends out there and I find it to be very effective way in reaching out a lot of people in just a single minute of the day.



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davedaot04

Almost everyone if not everyone uses Social Media as a platform for their business, it's such a huge platform in making their business grow fast, earn more, get attention more, I feel like most of the business owners uses Social Media as a platform for making money fast.



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Alania

Using social media for business is obviously crucial, because without it your business wont go far.
Strangely, it's cheaper to advertise on social media nowadays, than buying a banner in your city or whatever. To be honest, social media is a lot more efficient as well.



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Enyi

It will always be a good strategy if one uses the different social media platforms to advertise his or her business,this is where people are heavily found online. With over 2 billion people on Facebook alone there's no way a good product wouldn't sell. It needs the enterpreneur to package the product well to attract the target market.



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antonToledo

Social media is one of the best platforms for your business first and foremost you can freely advertise your product on social media to increase your product awareness. Second is it is easy even a beginner can do it. Third is everyone uses social media nowadays, it is faster than selling your products face to face



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esteban123

I think that social media sites are not just limited into business purposes because most of the time I am using it for my online earning purposes which is really a big help me since I can easily earn some money just by using social media sites. I can gain more members easily with my site with the use of social media since I can easily get connected with my clients all around the world.



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