Is social media compulsory?

by junglesea99 29 replies
im currently working in IT industry. however, i have no interest on social media such as facebook, twitter,instagram and the list goes on. thus, i dont have any of these.

however, from my research on online business, social media is much needed to get more traffic especially to ecommerce and affiliate marketing.

my main concern, is it really necessary? i know it is best to have but otherwise, can i make it work?
if it is, im not sure if its too late for me to start social media now. if i were to start, is it possible to start one like facebook for business to focus on my business solely? since i have no intention on my local, i would like to target international..

thanks in advance
#social media #compulsory #media #social
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  • Profile picture of the author leonlittle
    Social media is not compulsory but it will add great value. People spend a good part of their online time in social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewEnglandah
    Social media today is like when the TV showed up right after WWII. It really took off in the 1950's.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pat H
      That's actually a useful and acurate analogy: Social media is similar to TV after WWII, I hadn't thought of that before!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mingler
    Social media networks are categorized with respect to personas. For example, LinkedIn is used by professionals to find jobs and hire people. It can be helpful as you can easily find the target audience you are marketing to on a massive level.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenm44
    Not compulsory but will evolve further and may be value to you in using it now.
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  • Profile picture of the author logoartistdesign
    Social media is a great way to reach to your target audience within short period of time so it is very much helpful. Also it is a great way to get customer feed back , know about customer experiences & suggestions, etc.
    With social media you can create a strong support voice of your customers for your brand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mdshohidulislamrobin
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    Indeed..Because Social media will drive you lots of traffic..And Social media is the best platform to promote anything
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  • Profile picture of the author briancbk
    it depends on what your goals are. you would get better results to focus in and get very good at one method of attracting customers, rather than halfway running 5 social media accounts. fyi, it is easier and cheaper to rank in google outside the united states. if you want international business, it may be worth your time to get a website in the countries you want to focus on, and go after your keywords. if you focus 100% on ranking a site for your keywords, it would get you more leads than if you just do social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geekman
    I agree with leonlittle that social media plays a vital role in your online presence. In order to make a great online presence you need to regularly use the social media accounts to get good amount of traffic on your site/blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Soulstreak
    I remember when I first dove into social media. I always avoided facebook, but then saw the potential after so many people had success making money with it. I love social media now, but admit that at times it can really suck the life out of you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tahreem Saeed
    Nowadays it becomes compulsory if you want your business to be flourish.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdallen
    It is just a matter of how many millions of buyers you want to never reach... You leave a lot of money for all your competitors by not keeping up with the times. Everyone should send you a christmas card and say thanks for your not wanting to do social marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author Joyce Birmingham
    I beleive you can make anything work with or without social media. However, social media will give you greater profit. It can seem overwhelming if you don't know where to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author TMets5
    the more lines you have in the pond the more chances you have to catch a fish...there's lots of fish swimming around in the social media pond
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronitak
    Social Media is not compulsory but it has its own importance. It is the best way to reach your target customers and to increase the website traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ratamok
    My sister in law is an artist. A year ago she started making Clay products. She offered her products on Etsy first. But only when I created a FB page for her, that boosted her sales over the roof. Targeting and retargeting capabilitie of social platforms is so powerfull that I belive it is necessary path to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author daronch
    It is not compulsory, but definitely highly recommended.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pinkysoll
    Since competition nowadays is tighter than ever, social media could be considered compulsory. I mean, no one forces you to do it, but why not do it if the market's there? But of course, it's still not too late to get started today.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbbryant
    Nope, but the good thing about it is you could connect to some old friends you've never met for a long time as long as they're on social media too.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexisAdv
    nothing is compulsory it's completely up to you. not everyone makes money on social media, it's not so easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author sophiebrown
    Social media is not compulsory but it is necessary it have the major benefits. It helps to create brand awareness also improves brand popularity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eden A
    Social Media has it's benefits. it's not necessary but
    It can help you leverage your business one more level.
    but it's up to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbbryant
    At this point it already is. Even someones pet has it. Big companies are advertising on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Netway
    Social Media Marketing is essential for any business. You can market your business to targeted audience by social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kristein01
    Hi, social media is not compulsory. It depends on a person if he/she like to have one. People relying to social media cannot live without it in a day. Yah it's true! For me, Instagram and Twitter are my favorites as I am posting my travel and foods goals to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author buyproxy
    Nowadays Social media is an important part of online business. In fact you can promote your business through Social media and it can bring positive results to get huge traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author mobileadv
    Social media is not compulsory, but it's a good place to develop your business if you can use them well. But since you have no interest on it, maybe it's better you focus on what you are interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neill Kleven
    I have had some frustrations with it. But what I've heard is that it is one of those things you have to see through---you know, give it a good run to make sure it works or doesn't work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author ironpump21
    Social media is not compulsory.But it will surely boost up your business.But if you don't want to use them you can use forums etc. to advertise and promote.Sometimes a forum which is relevent to your field could be more effective than social media promotion.
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