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Essential Social Media Tips for Beginners

July 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are a freelancer or run a business of your own, taking your first steps into social media as a beginner can be a confusing one as there are is a variety of strategies that you can choose from, and it can get confusing, to say the least.

What is for sure is that there is a learning curve that you must be willing to put in the time and efforts to learn (with great benefits, of course) and so here are a few social media tips that will help you get started with an appropriate strategy for greater reach and profitability:

Tip #1: The Importance of starting small

The best way to get started with your social media strategy is to start small even if it means using only two or three ways by which you can get your message across. It’s been observed that newbies often sign up for a lot of social media services only to struggle in keeping up with these services as they grow.

Tip #2: Building a number of followers the right way

There are several e-books out there that provide you with tips that can get you thousands of followers each day but most of the followers that you will get on your social media profile will be ‘bots’ and not the type that will engage in conversation with you on the social platform of your choice. Remember that it takes time to generate a large number of followers but these followers will be much better than the thousands of bots that you can generate in a day’s work.

Tip #3: Learn from the pros

Since learning about social media strategies isn’t just about following guides and books, there are certain people who are the real deal when it comes to developing social media strategies, and following these people can help you customize your social media profile with their innovative ideas.

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Why Are After Hours Telephone Answering Services Necessary?

July 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In today’s modern society, the level of communication that exists between people is astronomical. People are able to be in touch with anyone in the world in a second and be updated on global events right after they happen. It is understandable then that people have begun to expect the same things from their businesses. While no one expects a business to actually stay open twenty four hours a day, they do expect to have some way to contact a business at all hours. A phone answering service will allow smart companies to stay ahead of the curve and collect complaints and data from their customers in a cheap and easy way. It will also allow companies to service a more global market.

Most of these phone answering services are automated to save the company man hours and money. This works well for businesses of all sizes. Huge corporations can have extensive and complicated automated voice systems while small business answering services can be as simple as a few choices on an answering machine.

However, these automated answering services do not work as well if you own a business in a medical field or another type of emergency care related field. Some necessary details need to be processed by a human brain to guarantee the correct reaction as quickly as possible. Fortunately, many companies provide doctors answering services in which qualified operators are on standby on all hours to give advice to and emergency victims who call in.