How To Use Social Media Marketing : A Few Ideas

Social media marketing has taken the internet by storm. It touches each of our lives in one way or another almost everyday. It is also a great way to make money if you learn the way to do it. In this article let's talk about how to use social media marketing and make money with it, especially as a way to work at home.

1. Blogging. Here is the most typical type of social media marketing being done today. You will find virtually countless blogs all over the world selling things everyday.

Like everything on the internet, blogging has grown to be more sophisticated. To make money as a blogger you have to do some things correctly.

First of all you should purchase your own domain name and host it using a high quality hosting company such as Hostgator. This keeps you in control of your blog all the time unlike free blogging platforms like

Use one of the numerous free or paid WordPress themes to manage your blog. This is a very easy way to publish your content without needing any technical skills.

Try and establish your blog around a theme you've got an interest in. This should help you generate income faster instead of focusing on a broader niche.

If you choose something you've got an interest in you will stick with it longer. It will also become more fun to work on consistently which is actually a secret to making money as a blogger.

Monetize your blog with affiliate products and programs. These can include digital information from ClickBank, advertising from Google Adsense, or cost per action prospects you find in networks like Commission Junction.

Add more content to your blog regularly. Over time you will start to develop regular followers. Search engines will likewise come and spider your blog which will help provide you with search engine rankings.

2. Social directories. Bookmark your blog posts utilizing a service such as OnlyWire. This will work as search engine bait.

Getting your blog articles into big social directories such as Stumbleupon and Reddit assist search engines locate your blog. This is done by developing valuable back links from over thirty social directories at a time.

When you begin to rank for more keywords and phrases in your blog articles or blog posts your traffic will increase not only from the social directories, but additionally from the search engines. Google loves blogs and this is among the top methods to make money using social media marketing and search engine optimization.

3. Social networking. Close to one billion people now have a Facebook account. Several hundred million people use Twitter everyday to earn money.

Social networking is a great way to advertise things to your friends and followers. You can do this in a free and passive way by making updates consistently.

You can also purchase paid advertising and get your products or services in front of individuals who you do not associate with every day. Internet marketers have found Facebook and Twitter to be a great source of cheap and powerful advertising.

4. Discussion forums. Go to and find a discussion forum that pertains to the theme of your website.

Get involved in the discussions and you'll be surprised by the quality of traffic you can drive to your website. This can be a form of social media marketing that works best when you're not actually trying to sell anything.

5. Video marketing. YouTube is the largest shared video site and they're owned by Google. Google loves to rank videos for targeted keyword phrases.

This makes it possible for you to get Internet traffic and sell products and services by posting short videos you create. This is a skill worth finding out how to do.

These are several tips on how to use social media marketing to make money. The more ways you drive traffic towards your website from social media the more cash you will earn with any of your work at home opportunities!
Donnie Baird is the owner of the Work at Home Opportunities website. Visit his work at home directory for a variety of ways to make money online including a Free Newsletter providing tools, tips, resources, and free Internet Marketing Ebooks to teach you how to be a success with them.
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