The Best Way To Market With Social Media?
OK, there were SO many great ideas here… it wasn’t easy to choose. I wound up choosing THREE winners, instead of just one. Winners below will get a full set of my “business training” products, and are invited to one of my live programs as my guest (total value: around $10,000). Thank you VERY much to everyone for your contributions. I’m going to re-write this post, and tune it up to make it a great resource for others who want to learn how to get started with Social Media…
Alex Taylor: Great creative use of the “Ultimate Scenario” technique, the story… and just plain fun to read!
Laura Roeder: Wonderful step-by-step primer for getting started and marketing with Social Media. Nice work!
Kevin DaSilva: Nice primer for using and COMBINING Social Media tools to promote and market!
Thanks again for contributing!
(If you’re reading this now and have more ideas to contribute below, feel free… it will help others.)
What’s the BEST way to market with Social Media?
To celebrate my first month on Twitter (reaching 4,000 followers in first 30 days), and my first month blogging consistently, I’d like to see if we can use the “Power Of The MasterMind” to learn together.
Here’s what I’m going to do:
I’m going to GIVE AWAY a set of all of my business training programs, plus a ticket to one of my live business trainings (the value of this package is about $10,000) – to the person who posts the BEST entry teaching how to market with Social Media… in the comments below.
The idea here is to generate a fantastic resource that EVERYONE can use. I would love it if I could direct people to read this post and the comments long into the future – to get a good “Social Marketing Primer.”
As “Brain Food” I’ll list some questions you might want to answer in your “entry” below…
- What is Social Media, anyway… and why does it matter?
- What’s the “essence” of Social Media, that’s different from other forms of media and communication in the past?
- How should I get started with Social Media?
- What are the top 10 Social Media websites?
- What’s the best way to grow a “swarm” or a crowd of followers on a particular Social Media website?
- What’s the most effective technique you’ve used to grow your business using Social Media?
- How can someone turn a big list of followers in to MONEY using Social Media?
- Can you describe a “case study” with details, numbers, and references – about how you’ve made money with Social Media?
- Where can a person find other great online resources that cover marketing with Social Media?
Now, this fun little project is going to draw quite a few entries. No question. In order to keep things INTERESTING, I’m going to set a few quick rules…
1) You must write something INTERESTING. No one-liners that say “get on twitter” or “friend me.” I’m not even going to APPROVE comment entries that aren’t thoughtful, valuable, and interesting.
2) No “negative marketing” or “name trading” suggestions (or other “hustles”). In other words, don’t recommend that someone create a YouTube video titled “Eben Pagan Sucks?!” – and then optimize the SEO value of the page. Lame.
3) I’m going to choose the winner. I’m judge, jury, and all-powerful arbiter of this contest. I realize that we could really have some fun and let everyone vote on the entries, but this is more about collaborating to create massive value FAST. I’ll choose the winner by the end of the week (in other words, start writing NOW). I’ll also Tweet the name of the winner on Twitter, of course!
So get to it, and post a comment below teaching your best Social Media marketing insights and strategies. You just might win ten thousand bucks worth of my best business training stuff!
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