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Internet Marketing, Social Networking

Social Networking and Marketing

August 20, 2007

What has social networking got to do with marketing?

This is the question that I got from many friends who are close to me and know of the business venture that I recently took – Kanggie. Most find it even interesting how the idea of the social networking website actually surfaced when the 3 of us, Calvin, Munir and myself were discussing what our next possible project can be.

We actually just wanted to be a website that offered Internet Marketing resources and provide internet marketing solutions to current marketers as well as would-be marketers. However, we realised that the potential of the site is really limited. Moreover, we were going to compete with a lot of other internet marketers who have established good content blogs and were already gaining a steady readership.

We needed something new and impactful!

We were talking about how social networking has taken and revolutionalise how people look and use the internet. Looking at success stories such as Myspace, Facebook and Friendster and how they have managed to get millions onto their network. It’s a feat that is really admirable especially when some were just started by college students a few years back. And how they have evolved from just being a normal social networking website to a tool that is used greatly for marketing efforts.

Just look at Myspace. So many artistes, celebrities are all on Myspace because they know that it’s a great marketing tool for them. They can easily get their fans to join their network and rely on their fans to help them spread the message and build awareness of their profile within the social networking website. They get connected to current fans as well as convert non-fans to fans. Moreover, would-be fans will be convinced by the profile, the audio clips, the videos that are added onto the profile page and eventually join in the crowd as well. This exposure that develops virally can boost a person’s image and reputation on the internet so quickly that it’s hard to estimate by how much the network can grow over time.

Marketing is sooo linked to social networking. Why? Because marketing is all about the masses. Getting to them and spreading the message that you want them to receive. Marketing is about being where the people are and convincing them on what you have to offer. The first thing is being where people are.

Social networking website are where people are ONLINE. Shouldn’t marketing efforts be directed to where they are?

Marketing efforts don’t just stop there. There’s the need for persuasion, the need for spreading the message and you are only able to do so with promotional items such as messages, profile information, videos, ads, pictures, audio clips etc etc. Social networking sites let you do that now. There are increasingly more people who go onto social networking websites to get online exposure. It’s the fastest and easiest way to do so.

After that, what happens? Since you are marketing to a bunch of people online, you’ll need to know how to do marketing online or internet marketing. How do you do that? Well, pick up internet marketing skills such as blogging for money, affiliate marketing, traffic generation etc etc..

Have no idea how to start internet marketing? Want to see my points on how marketing and social networking proven to you? Well, all you need to do is hop into Kanggie.

Kanggie houses internet marketing resources which you can utilise to help you quickly pick up knowledge and skills on internet marketing. Moreover, Kanggie is a social networking site which allows you to just promote your site, products and services. It helps you to increase online awareness about you, your products and services. Moreover, you stand to earn lifetime commissions just by joining the site and referring others to it! It’s that good!

What’s the catch?

There is no catch! Really! We just want people to benefit from what we are doing and sharing and eventually help people create a passive online income.

Well, just go onto Kanggie and check it out for yourself! 😀

Internet Marketing, Social Networking

How To Unleash the Power of Social Networking Sites!

July 1, 2007

Hi everyone!

I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging as often as I should and gosh, I’m sure you all know that I’ve been neglecting this blog of mine since it’s alexa ranking has dwindled quite a bit! Oh no!!! (I guess only internet marketers will know why I’m panicking.. :P)

Anyway, just to let you in on what I’ve been soooo busy with these few weeks.

Firstly, I’m preparing for the development as well as the launch of a really awesome website called KANGGIE and it’s going to be an explosive community where everyone can get to trade, have fun, learn as well as get to know more people! The possibilities are endless at this site. You’ll get tons of internet marketing resources which allow you to pick up internet marketing from scratch! Well, for now, we’re still getting the website ready – the designing, programming, marketing etc etc.. it’s a really busy period for me, Calvin and Munir and of course our team of programmers! As for YOU, my dear blog reader, well, you won’t want to miss out the fun! So be updated of the excitement as well as the launch of this really cool website! More details will be slowly released to you as we approach closer to the launch date!!!What are you waiting for?! Sign up NOW as a JV Partner/Beta Tester here!

If you have visited Calvin’s blog, you would have gotten the first hand news!!! Wondering what it is? Well, I’ve just completed writing my very first eBook!

 

How To Unleash The Power of Social Networking Sites

It’s called How To Unleash The Power of Social Networking Sites and in the book, I’ll share with you what are social networking sites, what they can do for you as well as how to make use of them to promote your blog, website and business! Social networking sites not only can enhance your social life but also can be able to increase the exposure of your business, blog and website to millions of people! I really had a great time researching and finding out more and basically, I realised that social networking sites are not just websites that allow you to be connected to your friends, add photos and update profiles! They are websites that can potentially turbo charge not only your social life but also your income!

I’ll be making changes to my social networking site member profile really soon and basically, I’m going to drive traffic from such sites to my blog and even my company’s website! 

So, do YOU want to know how to unleash the power of social networking sites for you, your business and your income?

>>>>  Well, JUST CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE REPORT NOW!

Just to reassure you, it’s absolutely free, there’s no opt-in required and basically you have full right to give it away too! 😀 So you have nothing to lose and can start downloading your copy now!

Anyway, I know that I’m in the middle of a blog post series Blogging – How Your Blog Should Be An Easy Online Income Stream Generator For You! and I have yet to complete the blog series!! There’s still one more part coming! So do check back here again!

In the meantime, don’t forget to learn more about social networking sites through my FREE ebook, How To Unleash The Power Of Social Networking Sites as well as join KANGGIE NOW!

Take care folks and check back here soon! 🙂

Internet Marketing, Social Networking

How Can Social Networking Benefit A Business!

May 9, 2007

My last post was about social networking sites and it’s great to know that such sites help people get connected and well, networking across the globe is so much easier and convenient now! People not only benefit from the ease of networking through the internet but businesses can also benefit too!

Social Networks by nature grow virally and in turn drive traffic to your website as I mentioned in the earlier post.

Why?

Because consumers join as members, invite their friends to join, view interesting reads and to grow their own online networks. Companies or businesses benefit because many more viewers know of your company website, name and brand. Your members can regularly invite their friends about the various activities to your site and this gives rise to more visitors which in turn can bring about more consumers. And the best thing is all of this online publicity, is low cost and effective.

So how does Social Networking benefit a business? Check out the list below!

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Internet Marketing, Social Networking

Friendster, FaceBook, MySpace, Hi5, FaceBox… Social Networking Frenzy!

May 8, 2007

What do those 3 websites have in common?

If the answer does not stare back at you, well, I think it’s either you haven’t been surfing the Internet for long enough. Or perhaps you have been ignorant about the countless emails that you probably have received from your friends in your inbox.

Well, for your benefit, all 3 sites are similar because they are social networking sites.

What prompted me to blog about this post? That’s coz I just received yet another invitation to join ANOTHER social networking site. I’m frankly quite tired of doing so, because the same friend that invited me, is in another social networking site that I am in too. So, what’s the point? I certainly don’t have so much time to manage the many profiles that I have at the different social networking sites! gosh.

But come to think about it, what’s the beauty of such social networking sites or what makes it work so successfully and virally in fact in the online cyberspace? It’s rather simple. The ease of letting the world know who you are just by joining, creating a profile, finding friends, adding friends and building up your own network!

It’s uses the idea of viral marketing because when a person joins the a social networking site, he/she would want his/her friends to join and hence, would send out invitations to get them to join. In order words, refer them through emails. If it becomes massive, almost everyone everywhere would have an account with the social networking site and well, the entire world is connected.

Did you know that the first social networking website was Classmates.com?  

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