You’ve gotten started in freelancing or maybe you’ve been doing it a while. It’s time to network with others in your field. So, how do you know which social networking site is the best one? There are many out there and they aren’t all the same.
Choosing a Site for Networking With Other Online Article Writers
First, when choosing a social networking site, be sure it’s one other writers frequent often. If you join a networking site based around parenting, you may find some other writers. But, you may not get the best results from it if other things about the site aren’t geared toward writers. Also, there’s no guarantee you’ll find other writers there, just a possibility.
Instead, visit writing forums and find out where other writers are gathering. You may even find that networking within a content site you write for is sufficient. If not, find out where those writers network. The networking site you choose does not need to be solely about writing. But you should be able to find a good amount of other freelance writers interacting there.
Should Online Article Writers Use More Than One Networking Site?
Absolutely! Use as many as you can keep up with. That’s part of creating your brand. It is so important for online article writers to get their names out there. However, remember when I said “as many as you can keep up with?” Don’t create so many online profiles that you cannot keep up with them.
That’s counterproductive, as well as disrespectful to others in the network. The whole point of a social network is to…well, network. If you aren’t doing that, you haven’t found the right social network or you have joined so many you can’t keep up with them all. I recommend first become active in one that you feel comfortable with and gradually adding others as you are comfortable doing so.
Why Online Article Writers Need Social Networking Sites
When writing online, it’s important to keep in touch with new techniques and also to see what others are doing. Fellow writers can also be great connections for friendship as well as extra business. It helps to discuss various techniques and aspects of online writing often. This way you can test new things often and find out what works.
Different clients like different styles and techniques. So, it’s to your benefit to be open about exploring the writing territory. Social networks are also great for promotion and for meeting potential clients. They can add a whole new dimension to your writing career that you may not find elsewhere. Click here to learn more about incorporating social media into your business plan.
What is the Best Social Networking Site for Online Article Writers?
The best networking site will vary depending on the individual. The main thing to think of when choosing sites is to find one you enjoy using. If you get frustrated each time you log in or you don’t enjoy the features, it probably won’t be beneficial. You should be enjoying yourself, even if you have signed up for business purposes.
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