09-08-2016 01:14 PM - edited 09-08-2016 01:16 PM
I am running a tech start up within the events industry, up until now, I've kept everything which I have been working on very quiet- but then I realised whether your product is tangiable or not, you have to believe it in yourself and I shoudn't let fear of public opinions by people who know me, stop me from promoting my product on my own social sites.
I wanted to hear your opinions, how important do you think it is to promote your products/companies through your own social network? is it a good way to get people believing in the brand, recognising the brand and building your company social up?
on 10-08-2016 01:39 PM
It's great hearing that you are asking the merits of the start up you have in a platform rather than being in the situation of inability to take off. Nothing is wronng with what you are doing right now, you're making it happen and nobody will do that for you unless you go corporate and hire people to help you out run the S-U-B . The effectiveness and reach of social media should never be underestimated ! It is the name of the current game and everybody into the game the why can't you. Here are my suggestions for you to attain the optimum returns brought to you by social media awareness.
Use the power of interlinkages- You are free to CREATE A NEW DOMAIN which is directly conected to your Mother-Domain (your Facebook, Path, Vine, Pinterest, whatever you are currently using) and in this new domain you can RE-LAUNCH your S-U-B bigtime!
Use the power of mass build up of contacts, local and international- Abi the vast ocean distance barrier have been broken eversince the internet have made it to everyone life cycle. Isn't it amazing that the person you are talking right now is from the place of the famous pound for pound boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao and reigning Ms Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the Philippines!
Spot the circles of whom do you think are interested to patronize your S-U-B and stay as stronger than ever with those friends who are not, sooner they'll come knocking at your door with a sound suggestions or two.
Use the power of Listening - it is in listening we can learn and earn more than our expectations, been there done that Abi.
Keep your focus withh the REASONS why you wanna go with that start-up and you'll soon see your ideas evolving into the realistic and viable business you could've never imagine in your entire life
Learn to evolve in all aspect now that you wanna be a future CEO/COO, always keep your feet on the ground.
It seems with the above reasons, there is nothing wrong promoting your business in your personal social media platform as long as it just perform the LAUNCHING PAD sort of participation leading to your ACTUAL BUSINESS PLATFORM.
I hope i've given you at least a little to shove away your apprehension as stated. Thank you and Good luck!
on 10-08-2016 09:09 PM
Thank you very much for your detailed response, I appreciate it! I found your answer and advice very helpful, and will definitely take your points on board.