I recently wrote a post about using technology, in particular social media, to market your business. Read it here.
I have since become more involved with social media for business and personal purposes. I have found it led to work, as well as new contacts and greater knowledge.
I’ve had a Facebook page for quite a while and have come to see this as more of a personal medium, even though I have many business contacts and groups there.
On the other hand, Twitter has opened my eyes to what is possible in social media. In a matter of weeks I have made and, spoken to, contacts from around the world, as well as in my own Central Coast back yard.
I have been using Twitter to share updates on how my pregnancy is going (five days overdue at the time of writing), what I am working on at the time and for which client, and I have been joining in conversations about a range of topics.
This has been a fun experiment and one I would recommend, especially for small businesses. There are some great stories about how businesses using Twitter have become instant success stories and I find it very inspiring.
Check out this one about a US coffee shop that doubled its clientele using Twitter. I have even set up my Facebook account so my Twitter tweets (updates) are replicated on my Facebook status and I have both Facebook and Twitter applications set up on my BlackBerry so I don’t miss out on any news even if I’m out.
I feel even more connected now than ever and the world of being a solopreneur is getting smaller and smaller as I make more contacts daily.