I was recently asked for my opinion about the differences between membership sites and micro continuity sites and which would I recommend.
I’ve been noticing a trend over the last 12-18 months where there was a shift in some membership sites to social networking sites. I’ve also been noticing that there is a lot of attrition with membership sites. Micro continuity is becoming extremely popular because the continuity is for a shorter time period, i.e. 16 – 26 weeks. When there is a clear ending in site, people have a tendency to stay involved, whereas when it’s going to last forever, people may bail out of the program.
However, there is a purpose for both types of programs, so it’s important to determine your business model to see which is the right one for you. Internet Markeing and Social Media is not a one-size fits all type of marketing media, it always goes back to your business strategies as to which is the right solution for you.
I also encourage my clients to consider starting their own social networking site so that they are building a community that consists of their target audience. As it grows, you learn what problems your target audience is facing, what their needs, wants and desires are through posts in the forums. It is your captive audience.
You can set up your own free social networking site at www.ning.com , but there are limitations with the free solution. I have two other social networking platforms I work with; Social Networking Empire – www.budurl.com/SNEgo (a hosted solution – I have www.iWomanLife.com on this platform) and Niche Socializer (a software download solution – this one is not finalized yet, since there is a lot of flexibility in the software and it takes more thought and effort in setting it up).
The Wealth Building Annex brings in Legend Marketer, Jay Conrad Levinson tomorrow night – Oct. 7, 2009. Jay Conrad Levinson is the author of Guerrilla Marketing and will be sharing how the world of marketing has changed with technology and social media.
Don’t miss it – it will be well worth the ticket price.
Be Aware: I just received this email from a friend and wanted to share it with you also. They checked it with Snopes and I did to, since I don’t like to send out things I haven’t personally verified. They recommend that if you get a postcard greeting from a legitimate company, you can always go directly to their site and pick up your card without clicking on the link in the email. If there is a card waiting for you, it’s real – but if not, then it’s a dangerous email – delete it.
Hope this is helpful to you!
I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus!
I checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!
You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled ‘POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,’regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which ‘burns’ the whole hard disc C of your computer.
This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it..
If you receive a mail called’ POSTCARD,’ even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst virus announced by CNN.
It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.
COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS.
REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US
The guys at Social Networking Empire are at it again with the launch of their new SNE 3.0 Social Networking platform. Now you can dominate your niche with your own social networking site. The great thing is that these sites are surprisingly easy to set up…and it becomes your own private community and source of leads practically on autopilot.
I’ve been working with Marc & Hollis of SNEmpire for 9 months and their support and training is unsurpassed.