Are You Leaving A Footprint?

We already know that having a presence online is crucial to a writer. Social media has played a large role in not only promoting writers but also helping writers to make a connection to readers and potential readers. If you’re not sure if you are leaving the appropriate social media footprint, Writers In The Storm have 8 wonderful tips to help you leave the right impression.

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8 Easy Ways To Grow Your Social Media Footprint

by Jenny Hansen

A while back, I attended a free two-hour seminar on social media provided by Constant Contact (my new BFF). While it’s true that I attended for my day job, writers are their own small business so YOU get to benefit as well.

Look at this article from Business Week back in 2008 – Social Media Will Change Your Business. Look at how far things have come since 2005. (Light years!)

Now compare it to this L.A. Times article from last Fall, Social Media Giving Small Firms A Boost, which cites social media as a portal to success for small businesses.

Again, all us writers, particularly those who self-publish are a small business in charge of billing, marketing, quality assurance and – yes – social media.

Here are eight low-cost tips to help you expand your social media footprint:

  1. Voicemail If you haven’t added your Facebook address and Twitter username to your voicemail, you are missing out on some cheap easy marketing. Hundreds of people hear your voicemail each year and it could be the push they need to connect with you online. Read more here.
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