That title isn’t to just grab your attention. That’s exactly what many clients tell me everyday. Because Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites need the care and attention of the person the interaction is with, the owners themselves. I teach people what they need to do, then turn it over to them to do.
Social media and online discussions aren’t meaningless, but it’s easy to get swallowed up in the enormity of it all. But if you can limit yourself to keywords or topics in your own particular service sector, then you should find the experience compelling. Since when is talking to people about what you do for a living a bad thing?
If you can have a quality conversation with someone, who cares if you are doing it in a Starbucks or in your PJ’s? How do I know? Because I bet there are a few of you reading this post who said having a website was useless 5 years ago, and now you have one. Guys like Greg at Bergen Decks, Chris at Magic Pools and Justin at Lone Star are all online everyday making their presence known to other contractors, clients and customers.
Now, if you don’t have the time to get into the fray, I offer this little bit of advice. There is no magic bullet, but over time, with a little experience under your belt, the amount of time required to manage your business online will decrease. At the end of the day it comes down to this: If you don’t want to eat your lunch, someone else will. So get to work. And if you need help getting started with social media, then realize you have to get started somewhere soon. Social media isn’t going anywhere, are you going to stick around with it?