Should business owners join Google communities?
The short answer is YES.
But, first, lets talk about one of the major principles in business. How to grow your business. Now there are a lot of ways to grow a business, you can try advertising, licensing your product, join a business expo, and all those marketing strategies to get your business out there. The bottom line is, it’s about getting your business out there, drawing people in, and making sales. Once you’ve accomplished the latter, then the sales will eventually come.
In business, it's not about investing a large amount of money to make it successful, it is not always about the capital. It is about spending less and earning more. The question is how? We all know how expensive advertising is, and it's not always cost effective. This is where Google communities can come into play. You don’t even have to spend a dime or spend 8 hours of work just to promote your business.
For example. Let's say you have an affiliate marketing site. How do you make an affiliate site grow? First you need to have traffic, and when I say traffic it means quality viewers or visitors, and, lastly, buyers. Driving traffic and getting them to purchase your product is not an easy thing. Imagine blogs or websites that have affiliate products, they generate traffic and get their audience to buy their affiliate products because they provide quality content in their page. The only problem is how much work, energy, and time you have to carry out. The return might be worth it, the question is does time permit you to do other work? It’s a mountain to climb to achieve that kind of success, and most of those who succeed in this type of business are those who spend full time at it, but does that mean that you can't make it when your only doing it part time? No.
Assuming you just launched an affiliate marketing site and you need to drive some traffic, Google communities can help. Just sign up for a Google email, go to Google Communities, search keywords relevant to your products, or target audience, join related groups, and connect with people by engaging with their posts in the group. Each time you do, you'll be listed in the post. The person who made the post, and others who read the post, may visit your G+ page, and engage with your content, or visit your site directly. So if you have an affiliate site, Google communities is a great source to drive quality viewers from your site.
Overall, Google communities is definitely recommended for promoting your business, especially for affiliate marketing sites, or if you’re selling a personal product online. It doesn’t mean that you don’t have to work on your business. It simply means that Google communities can provide opportunities forconnecting to new potential customers, promoting your business and building a network.
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1. Strategic Social Networking
2. Internet Marketing
3. Influence Marketing
4. Small Business Marketing
5. Social Media Marketing For Business Owners
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