A Clickable Action Plan

Social media can seem overwhelming to busy executives and entrepreneurs. There are too many choices, too many technologies and too many buzzwords. And just when you think you’ve got it figured out, it changes. The exciting thing is that there are ways to make money and grow your business with social media that are still being explored. So if you’re ready to get in touch with your inner Lewis and Clark, here are some of the tools I think are critical for successful social media networking—for now, at least.

Start With The Big Three

http://www.linkedin.com/
http://www.facebook.com/
http://twitter.com/

All Sarasota-Manatee Businesses Add This
http://www.energizemybiz.com/

Sarasota-Manatee Manufacturers Add This, Too
http://sama-community.ning.com/

Learn What People Are Searching For
https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

Find Out What’s Been Said (and Read)
http://digg.com/
http://delicious.com/
http://www.stumbleupon.com/
http://www.reddit.com/
http://buzz.yahoo.com/
http://blogsearch.google.com/

Consider Starting a Blog
http://wordpress.com/
http://blogger.com/

Find Sites to Publish Your Articles
http://www.articlepr.com/Article_Submission_Sites.shtml

…And Your Videos
http://www.youtube.com/
http://video.google.com/

…And Your Photos
http://www.flickr.com/

…Even Your PowerPoints, Docs and PDFs
http://www.slideshare.net/

Happy Exploring!