Using web 2.0 to build your name

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It’s funny.

I’ve never been a big fan of that fancy web 2.0 stuff like Myspace, Facebook, etc. I hardly ever talk to my old high school buddies on my social networking accounts. It just never really caught on with me personally. Even with blogging, I’m still uncomfortable doing it at times.

I started because some marketers I respect say I need to do it. And hey, if they are more successful than I am, I listen. :)

But something unexpected happened when I started doing all of this stuff…

I started recognizing people! I am now connecting and talking with people that I probably wouldn’t have noticed otherwise.

For example, if you look on my blog in the right side column, you’ll notice that I have lists posted for active commenters.

When you leave comments on my blog, I see it!
When you say something intelligent in a comment, I notice you!
When you’re leaving comments every week, I start looking for you!
When you reply to something I say on facebook or myspace, I actually read it and see who it’s from!
And when it comes time to do business together, you’ll have a MUCH better chance of getting a yes!

There’s people that I remember from my blog. And if I find them on places like Twitter or Myspace, I add them to my friends list just based off of that.

I realize this is part of what web 2.0 is all about. But I’m amazed at how much you can stand out just by one simple gesture.

It’s unfortunate that it took me so long to realize the power of web 2.0, but better late than never!

If you’re like me, don’t be afraid to jump in and give it a try. You never know who you’ll meet or if some big name marketer might be interested in learning more about you!

Here’s some easy stuff you can do right now to get your name out there:

Step 1) Find blogs in your niche and leave *quality* comments about the posts. Engage in conversations with other readers too!

Step 2) Look for forums in your niche and start participating.

Step 3) Get active at social networks like facebook and myspace. Good places to start are finding groups in your niche and meeting people there.

Step 4) Grab my free ebook Zero to Internet Marketing Hero. I explain a lot about the techniques I’ve used to build a name for myself online.
=> http://ZeroToIMHero.com

Let’s get started on step 1 right here, right now! Leave a comment and let me know what you’re thinking…

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    27. Mar, 2009   

    I also have not done any web 2.0 stuff as I am pretty new at this.
    Have you heard about the pending launch of My Music Ticket which is supposed to rival the other web 2.0 sites but with big income opportunities.

    Solomon Huey (138 comments) says:
    27. Mar, 2009   

    @Bob – I haven’t specifically heard about that one, but there’s already quite a few web 2.0 sites that integrate paid affiliate programs.

    Personally I’d rather focus on reaching more people and making money on the back end than making money up front.

    I don’t think you need to rush into web 2.0 stuff, but if you have time, already use those sites, or just want to try something new, it’s I’ve found it to be worth that extra effort.

    Just don’t get addicted to the games on it like I have! :)

    Joyce Parker Hyde (2 comments) says:
    28. Mar, 2009   

    Thanks Solomon, I am not comfortable with them yet either, hope to make the leap soon.

    Mike McClurg (1 comments) says:
    28. Mar, 2009   

    Hey Solomon
    I’ve started using some social sites
    and I’ve made some super connections.

    To Our Success,
    Mike McClurg

    Solomon Huey (138 comments) says:
    28. Mar, 2009   

    Originally Posted By Joyce Parker Hyde
    Thanks Solomon, I am not comfortable with them yet either, hope to make the leap soon.

    Don’t worry, it took me a bit but once I got used to it, it’s a breeze!

    Solomon Huey (138 comments) says:
    28. Mar, 2009   

    Originally Posted By Mike McClurg
    Hey Solomon
    I’ve started using some social sites
    and I’ve made some super connections.

    That’s good to hear Mike. Great to know that social sites really DO work for people :)

    Randy Ritter (2 comments) says:
    30. Mar, 2009   

    Hi Solomon,

    I love the social sites and I agree it’s a great place to network and meet people.

    What I don’t like is all of the people that think that it’s solely an advertising venue.
    “Buy my stuff! Buy my stuff!

    You’ve seen them and I’ll bet it makes you grimace as well.

    The social sites are for creating relationships and making connections..creating trust. Then you can move to marketing mode when the time is right without the “In your face promoting”.

    Just my opinion….what do you think?

    Keep up the great work, bud, and we’ll connect soon!

    Randy Ritter

    Solomon Huey (138 comments) says:
    30. Mar, 2009   

    Originally Posted By Randy Ritter
    Hi Solomon,

    I love the social sites and I agree it’s a great place to network and meet people.

    What I don’t like is all of the people that think that it’s solely an advertising venue.
    “Buy my stuff! Buy my stuff!

    You’ve seen them and I’ll bet it makes you grimace as well.

    The social sites are for creating relationships and making connections..creating trust. Then you can move to marketing mode when the time is right without the “In your face promoting”.

    Just my opinion….what do you think?

    Randy Ritter

    I totally agree.

    I do think we all have our own definitions of what that relationship is though. For some, just adding someone is considered that “relationship”, while for others it might be having a full conversation.

    And for some people, it doesn’t matter what you do, if they don’t know you in person, you are a spammer! :)

    I do know of some people who are using social networking to build their income, and one person in particular who is exceptionally good at it.

    Travis Millward (10 comments) says:
    30. Mar, 2009   

    @Solomon Hueyhttp://www.traviskmillward.com

    Hey Bob,

    I have to agree with Solo. I have yet to see one of these “Paid to Network” programs that has really made it big. The problem with them IMHO is that all of the members are just like you. All looking for GPT programs. Whereas a major player like FaceBook has an extremely varied audience. This lets you reach people who are completely new to what you are selling. It’s much easier to sell to someone new to your scene then it is to sell to your competition.

    Travis Millward´s last blog post..3 Affiliate Marketing Survival Tips

    Comment Tags: GPT
    Travis Millward (10 comments) says:
    30. Mar, 2009   

    Good topic Solo. I love these social networking sites. I’ll admit that it is hard to find the line between selling too much, and not enough, but it’s a line well worth finding.

    Travis Millward´s last blog post..3 Affiliate Marketing Survival Tips

    Solomon Huey (138 comments) says:
    30. Mar, 2009   

    @Travis Millward – Yea in the end there is no real right or wrong answer. I just do what I do and hope it doesn’t make anyone too angry at me, haha

    Bill Becker (2 comments) says:
    30. Mar, 2009   

    Solomon:

    You’re right on the money with the web 2.0 sites. It’s not the most natural thing in the world for me to twitter, face book, etc. It been tough for me to get started, but thanks to young guys like you and Travis, I’m on my way. I found both your and Travis’ ebooks on Networking to be most helpful.

    Comment Tags: Networking, using web 2.0
    Chris (3 comments) says:
    16. Dec, 2013   

    Thanks for your article. I want to get into web2, but have found it daunting due to the array of sites available. I am not a good writer either, so what is your advice?

    Solomon Huey (138 comments) says:
    16. Dec, 2013   

    @Chris – Luckily web 2.0 sites are not based on writing skills, it’s more about making friends and connections. If you find it daunting, you can always start with one. Plenty of results can come from a single website if used properly. :)


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