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If you are an online marketer like me, then list building must be your top priority. There is no questioning the importance of this activity. The more the leads you can garner, the better it is for your business. I always keep an eye out for the best and the most inexpensive means of increasing my list of prospects. I have found MySpace marketing to be of immense help. Here are a few techniques which you can put to your use.

• Your profile on MySpace: I believe that a good first impression is the best way to get prospects knocking on your door. Start your profile with a great headline. Write it in such a way as to attract the attention of your prospects. The whole concept of MySpace marketing is based on the principle that you are your biggest asset. Write your story on the profile page in an interesting way. You can start by saying that – This is the official page of Michael Joe, author of www.yoursite.com. I would also suggest you to put your youtube video in the profile.

• Your network of friends: Start building your network by defining who you want to meet. If you are quite clear about your target audience, MySpace marketing will help you to get connected with them. People would also like to look at you and hear you speak, so you might like to put a hyperlink to your video on youtube on this page too. I would recommend that you use an auto-responder. Using this, you can create an html form to capture the names, emails and phone numbers of all the visitors of your MySpace profile.

• Community: The MySpace community consists of various groups of people who come together to share specific interests. You should be able to find groups which are relevant for your business. Join all such groups and provide your website url on each of them. Invite as many people as you can from these groups to join your network of friends. I love this MySpace marketing method as this gets me leads for free. All I have to do is just invite them to visit my site.

Be careful of the kind of people who become your friends. You don’t want the negative impression of some people in your network to tarnish the good image you have created for yourself. Image is everything on the internet. Create a professional looking profile and ensure that it is relevant for your target audience. They must find something that is of interest to them or solves some of their problems. I wish you all the best for your MySpace marketing efforts.

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Angela Giles is an empowered entrepreneur, internet marketer, internet marketing and personal development coach. She believes in the power of health to create wealth. Know more about her primary business
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Yes, that’s right! Marketing is possible with just 140 characters! If you are familiar with Twitter, you will know what I mean. It is a social networking site which allows users to post short text messages of up to 140 characters to let their friends, family and colleagues know what they are doing at any moment. This revolutionary approach of short and frequent blogging is already a part of the marketing mix of many small and large businesses. I will now share with you some tips on how to go about using Twitter in your campaigns.

• Build your profile: This is done through frequent twittering. Do not be concerned about each individual post, but have an overall objective in mind, revolving around your business or product. Over a period of time, your profile will start to take shape.

• Plant your seeds: Just as a seed becomes a sapling and then a plant and eventually a tree, your tweets will slowly and steadily build your business. Take every opportunity to write about your business and products. Show your involvement in it combined with your passion and excitement and it is sure to rub off on your followers.

• Events, Deals, Contests, etc: Using Twitter is the speediest means to announce your spring clearance sale or your daily deals. Your tweets will reach your followers within seconds of your announcement. Not only that, it can also pass on to their friends and can quickly assume viral proportions.

• Maximize lead generation: Announce timely offers like ‘Last day for 50% off’ on your product or ‘Free software for download for the first 100 registrations’ on your website. This will generate a large last-minute response for your promotions. You can also send short updates and news items about the features of your products, awards that you have won or upcoming releases in order to keep in touch with your prospects.

• Create your unique perception: Provide tips, suggestions, and knowledge bytes about your subject and very soon you will have an increase in the number of followers. This is because people who are interested in your field will get attracted to your tweets. This is a powerful way that Twitter offers to build a personal brand, which is indispensable for running a successful business.

In summary, I will emphasize that Twitter provides a marvelous opportunity for employing creativity in marketing campaigns. So do not underestimate the power of these 140 characters to shape your online or offline business.

Angela Giles is currently active in building several successful online businesses, and currently leads a group of world wide entrepreneurs dedicated to using their abilities to make a positive impact on the world. More Info on Usana

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