The home furnishings and design industry is way behind the curve in the social networking world. More than 50% of designers and decorators still don’t have a website, and less than 20% are active in online networks. This is not about chit chat, though that certainly happens, it is about connecting in the virtual world as a step to connecting real time today. With crazy schedules and global economies becoming one, it is increasingly important to get your head out of just your local market and realize there is money to be made on a grander scale. If you use the networks for nothing but staying in touch, you will be ahead of those that don’t bother, are afraid to try, and simply leave opportunity and money on the table.
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/prosperbydesign
- Facebook: friend me on facebook
- Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melissagalt
I have done business in design in 7 states to date all while based in Georgia simply because I have a significant internet presence and know how to stay in touch with technology. It doesn’t have to take more than a few minutes every other day or so, or a dedicated hour a week to keep up. You can pick your favorites, and my links to profiles on the most popular sites are shared here. This is about strategic networking, and while you surely want to make it personal and fun, it can garner business connections, resources, and even much needed support at times.
Yes, there are many more sites, but the three above are the most important. Creating a profile takes from 2 minutes on Twitter to 30+ on Face book and an hour on Linked In. It is worth the time and effort. I urge you to climb on board now and be available for the opportunities that are there.
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Melissa Galt is the Six Figure Interior Design Professional and Interior Design Success Systems Specialist, she can be found online at yourdesignsuccess.com and on Facebook and Twitter by name. Get in touch, why wait another day to get the success you’ve been missing?