Which Online Communities to Participate and Share

There is no cost to set up a profile in any of the online social communities below.  Each one is different based on the participating demographic and may have advantages over another.  Please choose one, two, three or all of them.

LinkedIn. The professional networking community that allows you connect with members, affiliates, and vendors.  Visit www.LinkedIn.com and create an account with a username and password.  Quickly enter resume and business information from template outline.  If using Microsoft Outlook, download the add-on which will send invitations to everyone in your database to join your network.  LinkedIn is considered the online community for corporate business interaction.

FaceBook.  Add a little more flavor to your communication and networking a twist of personality with a hint of social media at www.Facebook.com.  Create a robust profile that dictates both the personal and professional side to your business to all ages using widgets, video, and communication from your mobile telephone.  Facebook allows real estate professionals to create applications for its members to freely express themselves according to their personal and business interests.  For example, add a podcast, blog, pictures of past events, and videos from past experiences.  These messages will go directly to a cell phone if the recipient has enabled the mobile feature.  Facebook appeals to but not limited to the Gen X/Gen Y demographic

MySpace. The 100% customizable community that allows for extreme interaction and collaboration.  Authors, musicians, and event planners are wildly succeeding  by adopting innovative marketing strategies to connect with these consumers.  Create your profile using www.PimpYourProfile.com to choose your own designer template.  Find friends, blog about your business , or add widgets from other online platforms.  MySpace caters to those who want to express themselves freely without rules or hassle from tight supervision.  Creating a group on MySpace If MySpace were a country then it would be the 8th largest in the world

YouTube. Share videos with the world.  Create your own television channel for FREE with a username, password, and email address.  Add video tours of neighborhoods, listings, and attractions.  Produce videos that generate interest that members will want to subscribe to on a regular basis.  These may include live conferences, testimonials from members, or classroom instruction.

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One Response to “Which Online Communities to Participate and Share”

  1. Chad Kumpe Says:

    Doug I find “Active Rain” good and easy to use. It is also proiced right. i am also in LinkedIn but find it very broad and not necessarly focused on Real Estate.

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