There has always been a song for every mood. Now there is a social network for every conceivable need of ours. From Twitter to Tinder and Facebook to Flickr, networking is now fine tuned and fine grained to match your likes and requirements. The real question however is how to make the most out of this social bubble that we live in. Having a practical social media networking strategy with definite goals could help you.
Ask yourself these three How’s and find out the answers to execute a social media networking strategy successfully:
1) ‘How is it going to help me one year down the line?’: Lets face it, everyone wants to be successful and famous no matter what they do. We wouldn’t be into social networking otherwise and Mark Zukerberg wouldn’t have been a billionaire. Prioritize your primary goals in life and align your social media networking strategy to it. If you are studying to be an architect, it is better to spend your online networking time on LinkedIn looking for architectural design firms in LinkedIn and getting introduced to influential people in the industry. Chances are, you might have worked as an intern or work on freelance projects. Leverage it to showcase your work online on image sharing sites such as Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram etc. You could also set up a Facebook page to display your work. Given that you are good at what you do, this could open up several opportunities for you. From getting noticed by the right people to getting some more freelance work coming your way, benefits are undoubtedly huge. Not a bad deal if you love what you do.
2) ‘How much time I can afford to take out daily?’: You want to navigate your way towards the goal without stumbling often and getting lost