You might be surprised to know that in many cases, research and preparation can take up the majority of time spent on a project. Doing a bit of preliminary research and preparation can save you quite a bit of time and money while also making the graphic designers that you contact very happy. Here’s a short list of questions you might want to think about before beginning a design project.
I was having a discussion with someone on LinkedIn and was asked for my opinion on a few of the major social networks. I’m not an expert and there is definitely room for improvement when it comes to my knowledge of marketing on social networks but these are my observations based on what I currently know and have experienced.
Blogging and social media on a whole can be time consuming, especially if you’re a one-person company. I’m not a social media enthusiast or professional so I don’t like the idea of devoting large amounts of my day to being active on networks or blogging. As a result, I try to find ways to be efficient and have found doing things in bulk and automating the mundane parts of my social media efforts to be really helpful.
Social media marketing is increasingly becoming my primary method for promoting my company. I am active on a few social media networks and have been for a few years now. However, I consider myself to be an advanced newbie so I’m always on the lookout for new resources (books, blogs, etc.) that offer tips and advice. A few months back I heard about Shama Hyder Kabani’s book: “The Zen of Social Media Marketing” (2010) and decided to check it out.
In 2010 I decided that I needed to start attending local networking events. I searched the internet and found a few resources for joining groups and attending events. I recently shared some networking resources with a friend and figured I would pass along the list. If you’re looking for networking events to attend, these resources and groups might be worth checking out.