is social media compulsory?

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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
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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.
  • 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.
    • 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!
  • Profile picture of the author makashem
  • 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.
  • Profile picture of the author stephenm44
    Not compulsory but will evolve further and may be value to you in using it now.
  • 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.
  • Profile picture of the author Mdshohidulislamrobin
    Indeed..Because Social media will drive you lots of traffic..And Social media is the best platform to promote anything
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Profile picture of the author Tahreem Saeed
    Nowadays it becomes compulsory if you want your business to be flourish.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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